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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,599 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,599
Reviews: 1,245
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 89
Gots: 206 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of bennetj17
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at Zachary's Pizza. Nice hazy light orange color with a short head that held up well. The smell is very sweet and pleasant. Very bready/yeasty with a nice wheat aroma, not overly spiced or citrusy. The taste is nice and bready with a hint of banana and yeast-like flavor. Finish is rather clean, and alcohol flavor is not present. Mouthfeel was light, but not watery. Smooth enough with decent carbonation. Ultimately I can drink this all day. There is enough flavor to keep me interested, but low alcohol and light body makes it highly drinkable...

bennetj17, Jun 18, 2006
Photo of djcrean
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found on tap at a local bar/grill in NY

A: Cloudy bright orange with a modest head that leaves good lacing. The lemon it was served with was hastily removed.

S: Citrus, nice spicy hopes, yeast. Just what you expect from a Hefe.

T: Wonderful. Very smooth and balanced. The malt is quite rich, and the usual banana/clove flavors are delicate yet solid. Hops are spicy and poignant yet not overbearing. A hint of citrus (orange?) helps to balance the malt and enhance the hop character. Finishes nicely with residual banana and yeasty aftertaste.

M: Carbonation is moderate; just enough for you to take notice, not enough to throw the brew off-balance.

D: Near-perfect. I could down these all day if I could afford it and there were a bathroom nearby.

An excellent Weissbier. I've never had Wiehenstephaner, but Paulaner is an awfully tough act to follow.

djcrean, Jun 17, 2006
Photo of davidchollar
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i like to write down a review the very first time i try a brew, to get my first thoughts on all the notable characteristics. i've had this beer many times now, i wrote down a review the first time but have since lost that piece of paper. it's hard to remember my first impression, but it's easy to review this awesome hefe.

looks perfect, an easy 5. liquid gold. honey colored, champagne bubbly with a big, smooth, dense head. i can't stand to just let it sit there, it's screaming at me to drink it! but wait, give it a good smell first. right away i think this is a lot spicier than other weizens. almost like a belgian witbier. not so fruity, big clove. yeah, it really reminds me of hoegaarden in a way. not a bad thing.

this is pretty tasty. it's no weihenstephaner, but overall it's better than so many others of this style that i've tried. it has a lot of character, it's smooth, and satisfying, easy to drink. to me, it's a good sign when a beer makes a good impression on you, and just seeing the bottle makes you happy. when you look at it, and know you are about to drink a world-class high quality beer. paulaner hefe-weissbier naturtrub (naturtruss? damn, i can't find a character map or anything on this japanese windows) anyway this fine ale has done this for me. i highly recommend this, agree with the relatively high score it has here and consider it to be a top 5 hefeweizen.

davidchollar, Jun 15, 2006
Photo of hunteraw
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Paulaner Brauhaus on the waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.

Appearance: So cloudy it's opaque! Seems slightly yellow for a wheat, dense head looks like meringue. Very good lacing and head retention. A fine looking hefe weizen.

Smell: exactly what you'd expect - banana and clove

Taste: lots of clove, with banana in the background. No citrus or acid notes that I could detect, which was a little surprising. A friend had his mixed with 1/3 lemonade and said it was an excellent combination.

Mouthfeel is slightly sweet-ish, but remains light rather than syrupy. Carbonation is high, as it should be in a wheat, and it helps to mask the sweetness a bit. Aftertaste is definitely banana.

Drinkability: this is an excellent ambassador for the style. that said, it's a little intense to be a sessioner - I think you could think of this as the chardonnay of beers.

hunteraw, Jun 13, 2006
Photo of atigerlife
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25oz. bottle into a Hef glass.

Poured an opaque golden/orange with a large, slightly off-white head that was quite fluffy. Great lacing.

Aroma is light, really not much there. Some light sweetness comes through.

Taste was light and sweet. Nice amount of cloves and bananas. Not overpowering, just perfect. Some wheatiness in there.

Mouthfeel is lightly balanced, smooth and lightly cleansing.

Overall, this is a very drinkable beer of the style. Very refreshing. Perfect for a warm summers day picnic.

atigerlife, Jun 10, 2006
Photo of dfried
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a great appearance, large frothy head, cloudy off-orange color that seems to almost glow. The scent is definitely yeasty, with some fruity banana, and a slight citrus zing. The taste has a great wheaty malt flavor that is quite sweet, a clear yeast/bread character. It has the typical banana and clove flavor of a hefe as well, but doesn't dabble into many other flavors from esters as much as some of my more favorite hefe's, but this one is great none the less. The clove flavor creates a spicy/tangy mouthfeel that only helps more go down. This is as drinkable as a hefe gets.

dfried, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up recently to go with the other Hefe's that I got for spring. Heard a lot of good things about this beer, and most of them are pretty true. Very drinkable, nice flavors, and pleasing to the eye. There wasn't a lot here in terms of depth or nuances, but I found this very enjoyable and solidly crafted regardless.

Good pour - with a very tall head and amber hue. No lacing could be found here and the aroma could have been a bit stronger, even though it was nice in a subtle way. Unlike some hefe's, there wasn't a lot of straw/grass notes to this. I tasted more of a citrus overtone, with a bit of tangy hop backbone and just a bit of cloves. This reminded me a lot of the Brooklyn Weisse, and it went down just as easily. No soapiness, nothing light, but it grows on you rather easily and the mouthfeel is that of a pine and butter mix. If Sierra Nevada made a hefe, it would taste a lot like this, and go down just as easily as their other offerings.

Hefe's are so easy to drink, are close to being great session beers, and are wonderful for the novice drinker...since they're not that hard to adjust to. This was a great pickup and fufilled all of the aforementioned qualities that I tend to associate with beers of this type. Sure, it's available all year round, but why drink it any other time but spring? This calls for a nice night and warm weather, and goes along wonderfully with both! Very enjoyable...

JerzDevl2000, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of silver0rlead
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I doubt a hefeweizen can be more appealing: pours a hazy golden orange with a massive off-white head that retains impressively...the paradigm of a hefe. The aroma has big banana and clove notes upfront, along with biscuity malt, fruity esters and yeast. The flavor has notes of banana and clove upfront, along with a tangy citrus wheat character, toasted bread, fruity esters and yeastiness. The mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated, while drinkability is excellent. A very good hefe, not perfect but well executed and widely available.

silver0rlead, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of edmundfitzoil
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen Natural Wheat poured from a 1 ping 9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle. (Paulaner is one company who is using brown glass, even with their Heineken affiliation).

This one poured a staight, hazy sun ray golden yellow with a big, beautiful head of super sticky, ultra white head. The nose is quite fine: bananas, strong cloves, and a faint bubblegum nose to it as well. The hefe is clean, crisp, and with a light body with a moderate amount of carbaonation. The beer has an underlying dry, very lightly hopped finish along with flavors that are of light bubbleguminess that spreads across the tongue and turns to a quick banana flavors and then dries on the tongue. A spectacular summer time ale to enjoy on the back porch, and a true step above the ones so often found here in Oregon (Widmer and Pyramid).

edmundfitzoil, Jun 06, 2006
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pt 9oz bottle (dated 11/05) into a Stone IPA glass. The beer was golden colored and hazy and had a big poofy head of foam.

The aroma was perfect for a hefe-weizen, fruity and floral. The taste was pretty good too, with bananas and cloves and what-not. Even a little bubblegum flavor in the after-taste.

Very nice and I'll get it again. I hope to try it fresh in Germany someday.

TurdFurgison, Jun 04, 2006
Photo of tastybeer
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicous golden orange with suspended clouds throughout the glass. Giant white head fades fast to an 1/8" ring that lasts. Aroma is deliciously pleasant with tons of banana, yummy spices- clove, bits of lemon, with just the right amount of yeast, and nicely phenolic. Taste is bursting with fruits, mainly banana but there are certainly others, a few nuts, yeast, spices, and cream. Mouthfeel is delicously smooth, buttery/creamy, and slick. And damn...this is drinkable.

Great hw-and I'd love several more.

tastybeer, Jun 02, 2006
Photo of wedge
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clouded diffused golden orange with a temporarily large frothy white head. Smells of wheat malts, banana, bubblegum, clove, and a late tartness. Seems maybe a little heavier on the phenols than some other hefeweizens. Light but pleasant weissbier characteristics in the flavor - dried banana and yeast, a little juicy in the center with a wheaty grain finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light and effervescent. Quality.

wedge, May 26, 2006
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a hefe glass. Pale yellow and cloudy, Head comes up big.

Smell is yeasty and fruity, bananas, peaches and cloves.

Taste is good but does not wow you. fruity yeast and grain. hops could be better but not bad. Nothing unpleasant.

mouthfeel is ave. fizzy.

drinkability is high. MK

MuenchenerKindl, May 21, 2006
Photo of kimcgolf
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a hazy yellow-orange with a thick off-white head. Strong wheat and dough aroma, with clove spice. Hint of some fruits, but couldn’t determine what they were. A good medium body and a flavor that was fruits and spices....very good. My only complaint was the finish. From the first sips to the last warmed up swallow, this beer did not imopress me with the aftertaste..part dry, but mostly just short and bland. Overall, though, I could see several of these on a hot summer day later this year.

kimcgolf, May 15, 2006
Photo of headlessparrot
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again, we have another Hefe-Weizen, one of my favourite beer styles; this particular example is Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrub, an imported German brew that is an excellent representation of the style. I purchased a six-pack and sat down to sample.

Poured from a freshness dated, non-standard brown bottle into a weizen glass, Paulaner is a gorgeous cloudy orange-brown-yellowish colour, with a rather large (though not quite as large as Schneider Weisse or Hacker-Pschorr), fluffy head. The brew has impressive head retention - it remains at two fingers for several minutes, eventually setting down to a solid finger with thick, beautiful lacing.

Smell is perfect for a hefe. A slight sourness; wheat notes, a very citrus-y twang (banana, pears, oranges), heavy scent of cloves. Very strong, delicious scents, though its somewhat hard to distinguish the different notes from one another.

Taste is, again, delicious (though I'm clearly biased as a disciple of the style). Initially quite sweet, hints of bubblegum, but with an apparant wheat presence. Not quite as smooth as Schneider-Weisse, but I think better (initially, at least) than the other popular import hefe, Hacker-Pschorr. Citrus dominates - pear, banana primarily, but also cloves. However, there is a faint sourness in the taste that's a little unpleasant. After the swallow, there's a bit of graininess, but that's followed by a remarkably bland sort of... nothingness that is baffling considering the rich complexity of the initial tasting notes.

Mouthfeel is good. Moderate body, with lively carbonation (slightly too carbonated, I think, perhaps?), its still rather pleasing. It is, though, more the taste that contributes to a very high level of drinkability - I could (and in fact have had) multiple servings of this great hefe. Paulaner is a great beer - tasty, and a great example of the hefe style, especially for a starter in this area.

headlessparrot, May 13, 2006
Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden yellow with moderate carbonation.. Head is thick and fluffy.

Smell is lemon wheat, banana and cloves. Nice yeastiness.

Taste is rich and fruity. Grainy malt adds pleasant sweetness and peppery yeast spices give the finish a welcome bite. Banana makes a stronger appearance as it warms.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Very nice.

A well crafted Hefe here. I rather enjoy the grainy brashness. I will pick this one up again.

Blakaeris, May 09, 2006
Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served in an official Paulaner hefe glass with a lemon wedge. Poured a a cloudy light copper hue, with a foamy two finger head. Decent retention and lacing.

The smell consisted of elements of lemon tartness, bubble gum sweetness and a clove or coriander spiciness.

The flavor was very spicy - cloves and coriander - yet light and refreshing.

The mouthfeel was full and left a nice tingle at the back of the throat.

A very refreshing and drinkable wheat beer.

plaid75, May 05, 2006
Photo of benito
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Old Chicago in Silverthorne, CO.

A: Cloudy copper with little head. I was surprised by how dark this came.

S: Bubble gum! Plus, a nice hint of cherry.

T: The clove presence is dominant, and the banana flavors are less obvious. The cloves make for a nice pepperiness especially on the back of the tongue. It's very sweet all-around with only a marginal dryness.

M: Smooth and sweet, though it takes on an interesting coarseness near the back of the palate. This is a straightforward, but very tasty, brew.

D: Great. This is sort of beer that I dream about having at the end of a long bike ride.

benito, May 02, 2006
Photo of allergictomacros
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque orange. Head isn't large, but tight little bubbles.

S - Strong banana notes and some grain. Lemon, citrus and yeastiness.

T - Lots and lots of banana flavour. Light bitterness and lemon. Slightly tart up front and slightly bitter aftertaste. Drying.

M - Creamier and fuller mouthfeel than I expected.

D - Apparently quite good. So says the bottom of my glass. Could be a bit lighter.

allergictomacros, May 02, 2006
Photo of bigdeuce
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a great Hefe! Awesome, awesome, creamy mouthfeel. Very yeasty, wheaty flavor with a touch of lemon. Oh, mouthfeel also thick and slightly sweet. No hops, true to style, or at least none you can taste. Tracey, lacey down the glass! Reasonably priced and terrific. Try it if you can.

bigdeuce, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of zeff80
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Cherry Hill Brasserie in Columbia, MO.

Nice two finger head, golden yellow color. It smelled of wheat and hops. The taste was much the same as the smell. The wheat taste was very prevalent. The mouthfeel was slightly grainy, but not bad. It was certainly very drinkable, but I was nearly done with my meal so I was a little too full of steak to have more.

zeff80, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orangish yellow with a nice foamy head that is fairly well retained before becoming a lacing. It has a steady carbonation.
It has aromas of citrus blended with bubblegum.
The taste is of lemon, orange and other citrusy flavors with a hop bitterness at the finish.
The mouthfeel is slightly thin and a little bitter, but the flavors stay. It is very refreshing. This makes for a good session beer, especially on a warm or hot day. The best part of this beer is its flavorful, refreshing qualities. While it is not an outstanding example of this style, it is a good example and certainly above average.

jwc215, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of haz77
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy amber in colour. Large head that diminishes to half an inch quite quickly and stays that way for the rest of the beer. Medium carbonation. Poured into a hefeweissen glass.

S - Sweet citrus, ripe banana, a little cloves and bubblegum.

T - As expect from the smell. Not the best in it's style, for me.

M - Felt a bit watery and carbonation died about halfway through the beer.

D - Goes down easy and is perfect for a hot summers day, although it wouldn't be my first choice.

haz77, Apr 29, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice fluffy Ivory white head, leaves occasional lacing. Unfiltered, cloudy, orangeish hue towards the core, pale, yellow around the edges.

Large bananna profile as you would expect, some other exoctic fruits creep into the picture, yet the citrus is mellowed compared to a sweet element. Fruits seem very ripe and sweet. Surprising hop level is welcomed and fits perfectly. Once you have a hefe on this level you'll never torture the beer with a or lemon wedge. This one stands alone and has all the taste it needs already included. Faint spiceyness exposes itself towards the end as the beer warmed up a bit and adds a nice touch to an already stellar brew.

Notes: Hefe's used to be a style I enjoyed but would often pass up, I think it was because I truly never had a really kick ass hefe. Now I know there are tons of good ones out there and this one is in an elite group in my opinion. Highly sessionable, interesting, light, thirst quenching, on and on and on...

DogFood11, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a cloudy dried lemon rind color with a dull luster and modest two inch head that doesn't make it very long but leaves a whispy lacing. The nose is musty wheat with very muted clove and overpowering bubblegum.

Taste is light and tangy, camomile hints, and big citrus flavor. Not much clove and actually not much of that bubblegum that was in the nose. Good astringent contribution from the wheat. This beer is a different animal on tap. Rediculously fresh tasting. The mouthfeel is thiner but still good. This is always a dependably tasty beer. I I made short work of a wiesse glass full.

JudgeRoughneck, Apr 24, 2006
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,599 ratings.