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

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2,657 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,657
Reviews: 1,249
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 93
Gots: 230 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of witster18
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extremely solid for an accessible hefe. The clove and other spice hints explode immediately. Lots of banana....some lemon zest flavor...pours a huge well retaining head. The head really throws around the clove...and the smell of lemon-lime. Good amount of carb. Really well done, but the price and popularity of this brew are skyrocketing. This is less sour than most and more drinkable than most hefe's...I find this to be a deliciously crisp hefe with loads of flavor and a distinctive and quite pleasant aftertaste. I definately would recommend this...and often do. Very good...a touch below schneider but blows away the domestic offerings. About equal to hacker(if not a touch better) but this is a very distinctive hefe....definately a strong point in this all too often cluttered style. That distinctiveness is mainly in its' powdered sugary clove aftertaste that really lingers....I just love it. .. even though it is light bodied for the style ...I just want to chew on that aftertaste all day long!

witster18, Jan 27, 2007
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle from Joka's in Waterville. Murky yellow body with about 3/4" of white head. Slightly unripe banana dominates the aroma with a hint of malt. Banana, spice, and yeast share the flavor rather equally. Fairly refreshing, lighter body. Pretty drinkable. A pretty good hef, though I'm not really blown away by it.

MrHurmateeowish, Jan 25, 2007
Photo of mpyle
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice appearance, with a pale amber color and slightly cloudy clarity (the hefe). Good sized white head, creamy and with decent retention.

Aroma is fairly subdued, with clove-like phenolics, some wheat malt, and some fruity esters coming into play. No off flavors, but not very intense or particularly interesting.

Flavor had some bready wheat malt and clovey phenolics. Minimal hop bitterness and no hop flavor. A citrusy (orange) character develops midmouth, and leads to a citrus finish that isn't very dry. Lingering tart sweetness, but it isn't unpleasant.

Medium low body and moderately high carbonation. Effervescent, yet quite smooth and creamy. Very nice on the tongue.

Overall a nice beer, with a balance of flavors, but slightly subdued in its wheat/yeast character. However, for drinkability this lack of intensity is probably a good thing.

mpyle, Jan 25, 2007
Photo of dbalsock
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow amber (honey) with big bubbles of carbonation and a nice white head which diminishes down to a thin layer, but never goes away completely. Smells like a classic hefeweizen with more than usual hoppage and nothing about it is overwhelming. There's a crisp taste with a good balance of hops and a nice malt hit on the aftertaste. It's not quite as fulflavored as I would like, but it's pretty good. The mouthfeel is enjoyable with a hoppy bitterness that is subtle, but compliments the light body along with the carbonation. I found it way easy to drink, partly because of the watery taste, and would probably get this again on tap.

dbalsock, Jan 22, 2007
Photo of lehows
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a creamy white head, amazing retention and lacing. Had mine with no lemon this time. Big aromas of clove, spice, banana, with some faint hops in the tail as well. Flavors are heavy on banana, clove, cardamom, with a surprising representation of malt and hops. Good mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. It has all the elements of a classic Weiss beer but enough flavors in there to remind you of the malt and hops. Highly quaffable. This is just a great Hefe, nuff said.

lehows, Jan 20, 2007
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber/bronze-gold body, with languous streams of bubbles feeding a thick, pillowy overcooked-meringe-coloured head. Head stays in for the long haul, and looks beautiful all the way.

Noticeable hefe characters on the nose, but subdued and a little tired. A fair amount of carbonated water smell, and a hint of unsuitable sweetness kill of the phenols of banana and clove.

Also subdued taste. Overcarbonated on the palate - maybe those languous streams which look so good have something to answer for. They end up hindering the beer ultimately. You get the vague idea of the hefe characters, but they're so faint as to only be hints. It ends up tasting watered down.

Better than a lot of beer, but with a very disappointing hefe character.

lacqueredmouse, Jan 11, 2007
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy light yellow-brown color with a massive white head of fine-beaded bubbles, which retains superbly, and thick, glass-coating lace.

Aroma: Spicy clove notes and ripe bananas dominate the aroma, which is textbook for the style.

Taste: Spicy cloves, and to a lesser extent, ripe bananas utterly dominate the taste from start to finish. There is a mild herbal hop presence at the close, though it is quite restrained. Nonetheless, it serves well to cut the sweetness of the taste.

Mouth feel: Soft and full, with only minor hints of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-made example, its conformance to the Hefe Weizen style quite exacting.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Pegasus, Jan 08, 2007
Photo of jeffjfindley
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale cloudy yellow, with a generous head with respectable retention. Smell of cloves and bananas, and a taste which follows suit. A crisp, dry finish with a faint, pleasant hop bite

The star of the show, and what makes this shine above others of it's style is the mouthfeel. Superb creamy richness upon it's introducion to the palate, with smart carbonation at the back end. A magnificent representative of the style.

jeffjfindley, Jan 07, 2007
Photo of normZurawski
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is good stuff. Looks real good, smells good, tastes excellent. Well balanced all around, smooth drinking beer. Flavor solidly yeasty but not so much it overwhelms you. Aftertaste a smooth rendition of the base light yeastiness. Mouthfeel is solid. About as drinkable a beer as you can get. Rock and/or roll.

normZurawski, Jan 05, 2007
Photo of beveritt
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from the classic, 500ml brown bottle into a weizen glass. The label is the standard Paulaner look, depicting a scene of "typical" German country side life with the Paulaner seal over head. It also looks like the beer may have been produced a year ago, if I am reading the date correctly. We'll see how the beer tastes.

Apearance: Pours with the usual big weizen head, 2-3 inches of foamy, white goodness. The beer itself is a nice apricot amber and cloudy.

Smell: Nice and spicy/fruity. Smells of bananam lemons, and bubblegum.

Taste: Old or not, this beer is still great. Nice carbonation bite. Slightly sweet, without being cloying. Mouthfulls of fruity esters. Noticeable wheat tang.

Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation, perfect for this style. Nice body.

Drinkability: With the warm weather we have been having right now, drinking a hefe in January is not as wierd as it seems. The easy drinking, fruity style of this beer make it easy to pack a few away on a nice summer day (or winter day!)

beveritt, Jan 02, 2007
Photo of billysj
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen pours as a cloudy orange with a nice hefe white head.

The beer has a great smell of sweet bananas. The taste is of bananas and malt...very nice.

The mouthfeel is bubblie and goes down smooth.

I will experience this hefe again and again

billysj, Jan 01, 2007
Photo of Gavage
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a beer sampler gift I received. I do not know the freshness of the beer.

Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange color. A fluffy 2" merangue-like head. No lacing develops.

Smell: banana and spices were evident.

Taste: banana, clove, mild bitterness, mild wheat profile, orange citrus, and grass. Not overwhelming but solid flavors.

Mouthfeel: very crisp throughout. Somewhat refreshing. Very quick aftertaste. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: decent. I would like to try another bottle as I feel this may be a few months old which caused the flavors to mellow too much.

Gavage, Dec 28, 2006
Photo of CU570M
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Foggy cloudy brew that pours yellow. Huge head that is cotton white. Smell reminds me of ginger bread or cookies. The theme continues with ginger bread flavors. Linguring after taste that is quite nice. Drinkability is good and i might drink this one on occasion.

CU570M, Dec 24, 2006
Photo of shakercuda
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just love Hefe-Weizen beer, i first had it in German in 1986, i almost didn't leave the country, because it was so good. there are many good brands that you can buy in the US. Paulaner is one of them.

it is so drinkable, i had friends from New York that went to Austin City limits in 2005. i let them have access to my magic frig in the Garage. Well, it didn't take long to find them.

this beer was one of the ones they tried... they love it. You will too...

shakercuda, Dec 22, 2006
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No lemon.

Nice large head, fluffy and light yellow, moderate to low retention and lacing. Translucent yellow, with deep orange hues.

Sweet malt, butterscotch and ripe fruit tones. Mildly citric.

Sweet fruity malt. Ripe plum/apricot/banana. Not quite as sweet as smell. Mildly bitter and citric/tart.

Smooth with very low oral foamation. Very nice carbonation sting, strong through the end.

Nice Hefe Weizen. Sweet and mellow. A very refreshing and enjoyable brew when I get those Weizen cravings. It looks beautiful in an appropriately necky glass.

MrHungryMonkey, Dec 02, 2006
Photo of Beeryce
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge foamy meringue head of yellowish off-white color was formed when I decanted the entire bottle into my Paulaner Weisbier glass. With mild stability the head diminished quickly, but never totally dissipated. The color of the beer was complex with a core of deep golden honey, edges of straw yellow and clouds of amber yeasty sediment floating throughout. Consequently the turbidity was very high. The carbonation level was moderately high adding to the visual appeal.

The nose was textbook Hefe Weizen with strong phenolic notes, banana, slight clovey spice, a little lemony citrus and some raw wheat as it warms.

The taste started out with a wallop of banana goodness! Also a tart and spicy cloveness was present before mellowing and melding into a bright lemony citrus flavor. This dominated the palate until a tart slightly green apple flavor briefly became present before disappearing into the balanced slightly nutty raw wheat finish. This left the aftertaste of raw wheat but with just a touch of the citrus hop bitterness to balance.

The mouthfeel matched well and was slightly on the thick side, presumably from the greater amount of proteins in the wheat. Amazing drinkability, like I was drinking a fruit juice, could have several in a row. A prototype for the Hefe Weizen style and a must try for all beer drinkers! I suggest you enjoy this beer sans lemon as it has plenty of flavors to keep the palate entertained and head stability is not too high.

Beeryce, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of wanker
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a pleasant experience! The beer pours a hazy light amber with a small but pretty head. The taste is delicate and the mouthfeel just thick enough. I was able to discern a bit of banana and some stone fruit flavors (peach? apricot?). I found the carbonation level just right. Drinkable? You bet. I can't think of a better session beer.

This is the first hefe I've tried, so I have nothing to compare it to. But I would definitely drink this one again.

wanker, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of MVassar
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A somewhat appealing appearance, resembling a cloudy apple juice. Plenty of bubbles which disappear quickly.

A pronounced bubblegum fragrance, along with scents of bananas, and a very slight hint of clove.

Banana, malt, bubblegum, and hints of spice in the taste. Some light citrus flavors gave it some crispness.

Adequate carbonation, wonderful creamy texture. Medium body.

Perfect summer-lunchtime-poolside beer. Very refreshing, very drinkable.

MVassar, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of SchaefMan
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was pretty average, but not unpleasant, in my humble opinion. It poured tan orange, with a white head that hung around pretty well. Smell was faintly citrus, and the taste was decent, but not overly impressive. Mouthfeel consisted of good carbonation, and was fairly drinkable. I just preferred Weihenstephaner or Hacker Pschorr, or The Ram's Hefe.

SchaefMan, Nov 18, 2006
Photo of bort11
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a party keg into a hefe glass. Mild wispy head that quickly recedes to a white ring. Color is a hazy golden orange. Smell is mildly malty and fruity. Taste has a slight banana and dried fruit flavor. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy. I think this batch may be a bit stale.

bort11, Nov 15, 2006
Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours up with three fingers of frothy white head resting atop a very cloudy sienna brew. A thin ring of lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S - Apricots, cloves, a touch of lemon and very faint banana.

T - Apricots again with a touch of lemon. A bit of honey wheat bread. Aftertaste is a bit of lingering banana flavor. Very good.

M - Smooth and thick, numbs the tongue a lot and its pretty refreshing.

D - Fantastic, goes down easily. One of the best out there. All pleasant all around.

mrasskicktastic, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of johnbonham1980
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great German Hefe. Hazy golden, low amount of head due to pour style of the guy on bar at the pizza restaurant I had this at.

Flowers dominate the flavor profile in my estimation, with a ton of flavor from the yeast used. Some citrus.

Probably my 2nd favorite behind Schneider Weisse. Not quite as lively as I'd like but I was in a bit of a funk when I was enjoying this one, and a bit distracted.

johnbonham1980, Oct 31, 2006
Photo of jubnat
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Now this is a real hefe-weizen. Thick orange yellow color, very hazy, decent head with nice thick lacing. Nice yeast smell. Great taste, very prominent yeast flavor, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, some banana flavor. It tastes just right. A lot of carbonation though.

If you're looking to drink a hefe-weizen, definitely give this a try. Classic.

jubnat, Oct 29, 2006
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy golden color with a thick persistent head that has nice lacing. The smell is spicy and a bit sour. The taste is delicate with a hint of spice and wheat. This beer is quite flavorful. The mouthfeel is light (but not watery) and carbonated. This is a very refreshing beer that I’d love to drink often.

barefootbrewer, Oct 21, 2006
Photo of LarryV
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a billowy white head. Citrusy, yeasty aroma is enticing. Citrus accents follow through in the taste with hints of spices adding complexity. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not as good as the tap version. Very tasty, very drinkable - a nice hefe and one of my favorites.

LarryV, Oct 19, 2006
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,657 ratings.