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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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90
outstanding

2,855 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,855
Reviews: 1,280
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 108
Gots: 392 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Ratings: 2,855 | Reviews: 1,280
Photo of Garzan72
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I believe that this was a really good Hefe-weizen. When I looked at the color and smell the brew I knew right away that it was a Hefe-Weizen. But when I took a sip I was bombarded with this fruity almost peachy flavor that I really enjoyed. Very refreshing (compared to the other things I had that night). I will be asking for this one again for sure.

Photo of nickynick
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love every beer I have had from Paulaner and this one proved no different. A dark gold, even orange or amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Very cloudy as well. Smell was strong smell of bananas. Taste was good, with flavors of bread, bananas, and the slightest citrus spice. Mouthfeel was good and crisp. Overall this is a wonderful hefe. Crisp and refreshing, yet offers a wide range of flavor.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. Euro brown bottle,

A: Pours a hazy light orange, with a thick cap of white foam that is so soft and light you can write on it.

S: Hefe esters, banana, spice.

T: Taste is mostly bubblegum esters, banana is light, clove is really not there. Overall flavour is light and fleeting, good but not great.

M: Light, spritzy, creamy, refreshing.

D: A pretty good hefe, but there are a lot of others that I would have before this, middle of the road.

Photo of Mryup
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A medium pour produces an inch of dense white head and retains a 1/4 inch. A classic golden honey color with the signature haze.

S: Wheat dominates with strong pear and hints of banana and clove.

T: The yeast balances out well with the yeast. Buttery, creamy hops attack right after. A very mellow, classically balanced H-W. The malt comes out nicely with with some grassy/hayness. The spice is very subtle/nonexistent. A superbly well done hefe-weizen with the alcohol melded perfectly.

M: A very nice medium bodied mouthfeel that goes wet at the end.

D: A very drinkable beer with a higher alcohol content. A combination for the gods.

Photo of bilyboy65
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a regular pint glass at the restaurant.

A: Cloudy Golden Amber color with little head. The head did have a little life in it throughout the beer. It had some cling to it and there was plenty of film on the glass. Very little carbonation could be seen.

S: Honey and lemon malts with some yeasty and buttery hops undertones.

T: Upfront was a honey and lemon flavor with a buttered muffin follower.

M: Medium body that left a slight oily feel. Smooth with little carbonation to be felt.

D: Very easy going beer.

Photo of iceball585
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Bright orange/yellow color, cloudy, one finger thick fluffy head that lowered to a thin layer that lasted

S- Orange peals, yeast, light malts, wheat, hint of cloves

T- Lemons, oranges, bananas, grains, bready, yeast, spices, light malt finish

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, sweet, refreshing

D- Worth buying again and again

This is one of my favorite hefe-weizens. Great appearance, great auroma, great flavors... great over all.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours beautifully with a very tightly beaded fine white head that is several inches high to begin with and then settles to a thin cap on the beer for the duration. Lightly bready and with balanced and subtle banana and clove, especially banana. The taste is similar, with restrained but noticeable banana and clove, a nice clean graininess up-front, and a crisp minerality on the finish. Beautifully made. Crisp but relatively soft in the mouth, this is an ultimate quencher in the sense that it is cooling on a hot day and refreshes, but there is aalso enough flavor to keep your interest. Outstanding, and one of my favorite summer beers.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow body with a nice white head. Decent retention and a little bit of lacing.

Smells of bannana, wheat and some yeast. A little bit of spiciness.

Taste similar to smell, dominated by wheats and bannana. A little bit of spiciness in the form of clove and pepper here also. Creamy Hefe mouthfeel.

Pretty drinkable beer, not a bad hefeweizen.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange-ish/ yellow color with a white fluffy head. In the aroma, a faint clove and banana. In the taste, clove, banana, and a yeasty presence. A small hop bute in the mouthfeel, with a dry banana aftertaste. Dry banana and clove and very refreshing.

Photo of donchata
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is solid. It pours cloudy with a nice rusty orange haze. The head develops quick with a strong and sturdy presence. I drop a slice of lemon for that extra kick of bitter acidity that brings out a flowerful pungent aroma. A delicious taste of wheat, pepper, clove and citrus.

This is a refreshing beer to kick back with on a hot summer day.

Photo of Tdizzle
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle purchased at Vendome Fullerton.
Produced on 01/2008.

A- Poured into my Erdinger Weizen glass, this beer pours a cloudy dark straw color with a billowy, white head that sticks around for quite a while. The head finally settles to a thick layer, leaving some sheets of lacing on the glass.

S- Heavy aromas of wheat, yeast, spices, and pepper, with banana and clove off in the distance. There's a faint chemically aroma of bubblegum as well.

T- Flavors of wheat, yeast, grass, and a faint lemon rind-bitterness are most prominent. The finish is slightly bland, leaving no lingering flavors on the palate.

M- This beer feels a tad watery in the mouth, and I would have liked more lively carbonation.

D- This is a very refreshing and drinkable Hefeweizen. The 5.5% ABV makes this a sessionable treat on a hot summer's day.

Photo of czfreeman
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Watching Germany play spain in the Eurocup right now, go Deutchland!!!
Pours out a hazy murky of wheaty goodness, light golden hay color, yeast swirls throughout. mild carbonation bubbles after the beautiful head settles.
Aromas are bananas,clovs, a touch of some orange juice, nice yeasty wheat spice. drinkability is utterly beautiful,as in all true German Hefeweiss. This is a great beer, love it!

Photo of Lexluthor33
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a big head and a nice foamy lace.
The aroma is of fruits,bananas and cloves.
The taste is sweet with notes of bananas,cloves and wheat.
There is a dry finish with some fruity notes and yeast in the finish.
Carbonation is moderate for this medium body drink.

Notes: A good brew for the style ad for sure a good buy. I thought it was full of flavor and a very good summer brew.

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been drinking this one for years but passed it up recently in my seach of other Hefeweizens. I always considered this to be the BUD of wheats out of Bavaria in a good way, that is' the standard and has been around for so many centuries for a reason. My return campaign of quaffing did not change my opinion. I am quite surprised that this has been reviewed less than a 100 times but here are my two cents.

A: Cloudhy golden blur, with gargantuan head that grows and laces all over the place, a great way to start 'er off.

S: Nose gets yeast fast with mild banana but fruit peels accents prolly a pear more sublte than an apple. Some cloves and peppers at the 2nd finish.

T: Banana pushes it way foward, which is why I'v always been found of this but not overpoweringly sweet with gum flavor. Each one melds well and does not overpower the other, another example of quality brewing with a long history.

M: Medium near thick with carbonation prominent but fading into dry finish.

D: Easy and simple for a true heffe fan, and a good benchmark as you move through other creations.

Photo of hopsleeroy
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle.

A-Cloudy yellow/orange
S-Clove, musty yeast, little spice, some wheat grain
T-Some banana, clove, lemon citrus, wheat grain aftertaste, a little bit of sweet flavor as well
M-Medium but effervescent in the mouth
D-I can drink a few of those at a time

Very nice hefe-there are a few better that have more spice flavor in the nose and taste but this is solid.

Photo of jakon
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle dated 01/08

This beer pours a hazy gold/straw color with a light, fluffy white head.

The aroma is enticing. Banana bread, clove, yeast and light
alcohol.

The taste reveals tons of banana and spice. Very light and refreshing. High carbonation. Great summer beer.

Photo of julian
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy apricot color. head was pretty average, had to pour vigorously to get a solid 1 finger's worth. head is off white in color and vanishes quickly. no lacing and no noticeable fizziness

S: true to the German hefeweizen style, there is a strong scent of banana and cloves. sweet fruitiness to the nose and somewhat biscuity. smells like franziskaner.

T&M: dominant sweet & spicy taste consisting of mostly cloves, maybe some nutmeg, or cinnamon...slightly peppery with a bite of lemon in the aftertaste. fizzy yet smooth at the same time. nice summer beer!

D: low ABV, crisp, clean and smooth taste. this is what I expect of a good german wheat beer. could easily knock back a 6 pack on a hot summer's day!

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single from a friend.

Man, this beer drinks like candy without being cloyingly sweet. It's no wonder the 5L mini kegs always seem to disappear so fast at parties. The aroma reminds me of light frosting with banana and a hint of clove. The flavor follows the same line with the addition of mellow bready malts as a backbone. The balance here, with the sweet malts, yeast character, and mild hops is fantastic. It drinks smooth, almost like iced tea. This is a great session beer, just don't let it put you on the floor.

Photo of Troy518
3.17/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Beer is cloudy with copper, golden, and yellow colors. Aroma is of banana and juicyfruit. Thick head with moderate lacing. Beer is apparently 5 months old according to the packaging date of 1/08 and has a metallic taste to it. Taste is surprisingly thin beyond the metallic taste with minimal clove and banana phenols. Beer is drinkable but perhaps should have been stored better at the store.

($2.19, 500ml, Oliver's Bev., Albany, NY)

Photo of SingleFin1969
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After chilling for 2 days to proper temperature, I poured this Hefe into a proper glass without trying to get the yeast off the bottom.

It poured a great orange-yellow color with a good head that was very sweet smelling, like spicy citrus.

The taste was very balanced, neither sour nor sweet, with a touch of fruit and wheat. The carbonation woke the tongue and produced a clean after-taste.

This beer is very refreshing, coupled with a low alcohol content, makes it a good choice for a summer session. I will be stocking up and pouring these for my friends.

Photo of johanvond
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is what I concider to the the absoult standerd for the German Heffewizen style. It pours to a rich golden orange color with some chill haze. There was plenty of dense foamy head supported by a storm of carbonation. Spicy wheat aroma eminate form the disipated head that now covers the the surface of the beer. It's all about balence in the beer. The balence of spices and wheat are perfect fit to the way the yeast strain gives off that Palunder like bubble gum flavor. I Love to drink this after a hot and humid day. It's bubble gum flavors and high carbonation make it increadably refreshing. A crossover beer that will win hearts, and lead to an apperation to good beer.

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It poured a really nice very hazy yellow with hints of orange. Poured a big fluffy white head. The aroma is what you expect from a Hefeweizen, wheat/yeast with hints of banana and some other citrus. The taste follows the aroma, it is bready and sweet, but not too sweet. It is full bodied, moderate carbonation and very drinkable (I had 4 in one setting, over a couple of hours). One of the better ones that I have tried lately

Photo of hustlesworth
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- yup. big puffy wheat head. off-white with a yellowish tint to it and full of different sized bubbled with a soft protein skin on top. big craters open up taking the foam down a chunk at a time but the retention is pretty good and to me that says nutritious! the body is nearly opaque and golden orange when held up to the window.

S- very spicy clove and a hint of banana. tropical fruits hid in the background but the yeast really dominates. a light floral bubblegum fragrance as well and as it warms, the smell of rich homemade white bread comes into play.

T- bready with somewhat of a chemical taste in the middle. kind of like envelope glue. hrmm. not a huge rush of flavor, but it does taste traditional and the yeast goes from clove in the aroma to a very mellow light fruit in the taste, orange peel and flowers, with a very wheaty finish and little bitterness. and i don't know what that chemical taste was but after the beer aired out a little bit that nastiness went away.

MF- feels heavy on the tongue and the light carbonation makes for a nice silky feeling with some drying of the cheeks.

D- i've had much better but this isn't a bad example, it's an old brewery and tradition receives an enormous amount of respect from me. no problem finishing this bottle, but the whole time i desired something more (e.g. ayinger).

Photo of KeefD
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very hazy golden yellow color with nice amount of foam and good lacing. Smell is of huge wheat malts, and very sweet. taste is very much the same. Big time malt goodness, tons of wheat malt, sweet banana flavor, hints of spices. Super smooth and creamy, an overall delight. This is the standard Hefeweizen that most brews can be judged by. Average to say the least, but there are much worse examples of this style.

Photo of Kyle987
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first beer I tried during my year abroad in Germany, and I loved it, but unfortunately the bottles imported to America don't quite live up to that experience.

I had the 0.5 liter bottle poured into a weizen glass; it had a big, perfect, beautiful head and cloudy golden-tan body. Good lacing. Its aroma was a little weak, but what was there was nice; obviously wheaty, with a bit of lemon/lime. The taste is similar, but stronger than the smell, and with more banana flavor. Great mouthfeel, and very drinkable, but still not quite as good as some of the other hefeweizens.

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