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

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2,712 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,712
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 93
Gots: 256 | FT: 1
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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 abcsofbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made on date of 11\06. Pours a pale amber color that is mostly clear. It is topped by a white, fluffy head, two fingers high, which falls down to a thin topping.

The aroma is typical of a hefe, banana, cloves. The taste has some apple tartness along with some pepper. This one is very refreshing and light to medium bodied. A good example of the style.

abcsofbeer, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of biggmike
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was very tasty, and a very smooth and extremely drinkable beer. Poured golden with creamy white head that it retained forever. Has a crisp citrusy flavor. One of the best Hefeweizens out there, this is a great beer. Aroma was very pleasing as was the mouthfeel.

biggmike, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Newly distributed beer, Bottle date of 12.06, Sampled August 2007
Pours with a frothy, three-finger thick, light tan colored head that sits atop an opaquely hazy, orangish gold colored beer. Lots of wheat & malt aromas are apparent as are some of the characteristic yeast notes; Aromas of clove, lemon zest, fresh crushed wheat, at times notes of bananas, sweet grain notes and some yeasty / bready aromatics. This beer has a nice level of yeast-driven phenolics & esters to it. Quite a nice nose to this brew really.

The taste has a sweetness that seems more driven by notes of clove & banana esters than by the grain sweetness; the wheat and barley malts do contribute some sweetness though. The carbonation provides a sharp bite to this brew, which, along with the light tartness & touch of hop bitterness, provide balance to the sweeter notes of this brew. There is a certain spiciness here that is most definitely yeast derived, but also brought on by the zesty carbonation / carbonic acid; hints of white pepper, lemon zest and maybe even a hint of wisp ginger. This is a really nice Hefe, one which I always enjoy having

Gueuzedude, Aug 08, 2007
Photo of bigone4
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle bought from Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA. No freshness marking on the bottle or six pack holder. This beer poured out with a big fluffy white head that dissipated to a minor layer of foam. There were some clingy fingers of lace dipping down the sides of the glass. The color was a hazy tan orange color with a darker straw tone when back lit. The smell was floral, mild yeast tones with hints of clove, spice and a sweetness like a sugar cookie. Slight dough like notes are mixed into the nose as well. The mouth feel was smooth and light bodied. There was the mild sourness of the yeast mixed in with a light taste of banana. There was also a detection of lemon on the tongue. The flavor is well rounded and very enjoyable. Spices mixed with the well balanced wheat notes round out the flavor. It is a rather dry finishing brew that makes for a great summertime treat. This beer is a perfect picture of what the Hefeweizen style should be. You should always look to the originators of the style to have a truly remarkable beer experience. I would base all my other Hefeweizen tastes off this great creation. Paulaner does this brew right.

bigone4, Aug 07, 2007
Photo of BDIMike
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

There is hard to find much fault with Paulaner Hefe-Weizen. It has the paramount look of a wheat beer and the taste is superb. The only thing I wasn't fond of was the mouthfeel. I usually expect a thicker taste and feel when it comes to wheat beers. That being said, I guess finding fault in this beer is like finding faults with a supermodel's body. There is definitely a reason that Paulaner has been making and selling this beer successfully since 1634...

BDIMike, Aug 06, 2007
Photo of TheSarge
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paulaner Hefe has to be one of the best around. Hands down a great beer. The appearance of this brew is displayed with a two finger thick, off white head, which dissipates a bit but sticking around to the end. I has the standard aromas of bannana nut bread, and is well defined in the taste as well. Each sip of this brew feels like I'm biting into a slice of bannan nut bread right now.

TheSarge, Jul 31, 2007
Photo of Kendo
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: On tap at the Firkin & Fox on Wolf Rd in Colonie. It took the bartender quite some time to pour a glass (a pint glass, I should mention) that wasn't all head. When she finally got me a glass full of beer instead of foam, it was light orange with a white head that left nice rings of lacing on the way down. At least she asked whether I wanted a lemon (I said no thanks) instead of just putting it in. . . .

S: Cloves, orange peel and a hint of lemon.

T: Same stuff as the nose: wheat, cloves, orange peel and lemon zest. Finishes pretty clean.

M: Light in body, as expected. Slightly creamy while at the same time it's somewhat spritzy in feel.

D: Very good. Tasty but light, a great beer for the summer.

Kendo, Jul 30, 2007
Photo of Ricochet
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark yellow, really cloudy, almost looks to be, if it wasn't liquid, a good bread. No head, no lace, no carbs, still and dark. Doesn't have much smell I'm afraid to say, there is the slight Hefe scent. Mouth was chewy. Chew on and let the fruity taste go down and leave you with juicy fruit aftertaste, but this aftertaste is not fakey, it tastes like the real fruit.

So, how is the flavor? It's the most natural flavor in a hefe I've had. There is something processed in the other hefes I have tried, this one just whizzed down my gullet without a care. Wheat and fruity hops, thick yet not harsh, nothing nasty, I just drank this quick and wanted more. Great stuff.

Yep. A standard. Buy more.

Ricochet, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of Spikester
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served about 40 deg. F. Poured in to a 12 oz. clear glass. Nice head, well carbonated, medium amber color.

A medium beer with exceptional balance between hops and malt. I detected no bitterness at all. I could enjoy 4 or 5 of these on a hot day. Slightly sweet overall.

Recommended, will try again. Would very much like to try on tap.

Spikester, Jul 28, 2007
Photo of OKCNittany
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a big 3 finger white head that held up very well. Light golden body - somewhat hazy.

S: Pleasant, inviting aroma - hints of lemon zest.

T: A bit light for my taste. Citrusy (which I liked), with hints of banana and spice, maybe clove (none of which I liked).

M: Light body. Heavily carbonated.

D: Goes down very easily - it's just not my taste/style.

OKCNittany, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of irishkyle21
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very thick frothy head that lasts the whole way down. I love it. Cloudy yellow color and a lot of tiny bubbles rushing to the top. Smells like a grade A Hefe, cloves , slight hints of fruit (banana I guess, I don't have the best nose oh well). Very refreshing on the tongue, clean and tasty slightly bitter. I love having this beer one a hot day or just whenever I want to sit back and relax.

irishkyle21, Jul 13, 2007
Photo of GRPunk
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A- It poured a hazy golden yellow with a 1" off-white head. Medium carbonation was apparent toward the bottom of the glass which was more transparent. I swirled the end of the pour to get out the yeast and there were still remnants left in the bottom of the bottle. There was good lacing.

S- Sweet and bready scent. There were a lot of aromas I assume are caused by the wheat and the yeast. The banana scent was present, but didn't jump out at you like some other Hefes.

T- More complex than some hefes. Up front there was some citrus flavor along with the classic banana flavor which seemed to be backed up by spice. There were some sweet malts apparent also.

M- Typical wheat feel with medium carbonation.

D- I've been a fan of the Paulaner version of the Hefe Weizen for a number of years now. It is a Summer favorite and is perfect for a mid-day tipple.

GRPunk, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of Ungespundet
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Weißbier is, according the 2005 figures, the second best selling Weißbier in Deutschland, second only to Erdinger by a few hundred thousand Hektoliters. Rounding out third is Franziskaner who saw big gains in 2005 with production up by 58,000 hektoliters while Paulaner saw a drop of 35,000 Hektoliters. This only leaves a difference of less than 40,000 hektoliters between the second and third spot. It will be interesting to see when the numbers come out from last year if Paulaner will drop to third. Weißbier in Germany is strong growing segment however only accounts for about 9% of all Bier sells. It’s actually third behind Pils(60%) and Export/Spezial/Edel(12.4%). Of course numbers would be very different if they were only taken in Bayern!!! On to the Bier…

This Bier pours out a very nice billowy head that leaves very nice lace throughout the session(s). The color found under the beautiful cloud of a head is bright orange to copper and milky with fresh yeast. No sediment in the glass from this fresh one! The aroma is about text book Weißbier as it gets. It features very nice balance between phenolic spiciness and ripe bananas. Behind the bready yeast aroma you’ll find a very solid malt backbone. Hints of bubblegum are to be found but are subtle. The flavor profile is also pretty text book. A slight sweetness hits the tongue first and leads into a mild hop bitterness. The body of the Bier is medium and features very nice toasted malt flavors and a maltiness that can only be provided but Munich Malt (style of malt. Not from Munich). The yeast tastes clean and fresh and provides a nice fruitiness to the Bier. I do find the bitterness for this Bier at the appropriate level, with that said I find the bitterness itself to be harsh and not rounded. I assume found the use of high Alpha acid hops or oils. Either or.... it’s not as pleasant as it should/could be. Nice Bier. A big brewery….But they still deliver.

Ungespundet, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of bunnyhustle
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.0 oz glass into pint glass. First attempt beer was bad with a date of 8/05 (which I didnt notice at purchase), this one is 3 months old so much fresher. Pours cloudy, golden orange, with good head but not great for a hefe. Head didnt hang around for too long either. Smell is typically hefe, bananas, bread, citrus. Taste is good but somewhat bland in my opinion. Good wheat taste too it but it didnt seem that complex, medium-high carbonation led way to a light mouthfeel. Overall a very drinkable beer but thats partially because flavor seems to be lacking slightly. A good hefe, dont get me wrong, but didnt live up to the hype.

bunnyhustle, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of sbe1
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 0.5L bottle pruchased from a Carrefour supermarket in Gdansk, Poland, drank from a proper 0.5L glass.

Appearance: cloudy, deep gold, with hints of amber, orange, lovely soft billowy head that settled into a thin layer of creamy foam that lasted until my last sip. A beautiful looking beer.

Smell: a light, delicious, weisse smell, in my experience (which is by no means extensive), weisse beers smell nice, but are not particularly known for their aromatic complexity, so enough said here.

Taste: oh, so good. Apple, malt, and citrus with the slightest gracenote of clove. Was great with a lemon wedge, but would have be even better with an orange wedge.

Mouthfeel and drinkability: Excellent on both counts. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, an outstanding summer session beer.

sbe1, Jun 22, 2007
Photo of beeragent
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16.9oz. bottle. The beer pours a hazy light orange, forming a very thin head which quickly dissipated. No lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit and wheat. Very full and extremely enjoyable. The taste doesnt dissapoint either. Fruity at the beginning and finishing with smooth wheat malts. Average mouthfeel and smooth finish. Balanced full flavor make for a good session ale. Highly drinkable. Overall, I was impressed with this ale, since I have been dissapointed in the past by the other offerings of Paulaner. Maybe my tastes are changing, or I've just found a beer by them that I like. Either way, this is a great beer worth trying!!

beeragent, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of dacrza1
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gift from Shan's Uncle Mark during a nondescript visit--ever so thoughtful of him...pours a perfect cloudy haze with a four-finger head that settles into sparse cumulus clouds...fresh citrus smell, with clove and banana and a citrus orange/lemon zest that separates from other hefe's with its backbone...soft palate, smooth and crisp...as far as long-range partying through a hot day, this is the most available choice, sure to win even the most apprehensive beer drinkers...

dacrza1, Jun 09, 2007
Photo of DoubleJ
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is going to christen my new Hefeweizen glass, so let the ceremony begin:

Oh, what a lovely sight. Cloudy and blonde, alomst orange in appearance with a good head that lasts all the way down. Some medicinal and yeast flavors are caught in the nose. The flavor was pleasing and light, yet refreshing. Gentle pepper and medicinal flavors dominate, which then breaks at the end for a burst of banana. The flavors ran together nicely. Just what I was looking for in an authentic German Hefeweizen.

DoubleJ, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of becktone
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Eye: Cloudy lemon yellow with maple wood shade of brown highlights mixed in. Head is creamy looking and at least two fingers in height and is not going anywhere soon. That's one damn good looking beer.

Nose: Large phenolic characteristics here, banana and clove dominate the beer's aroma. Can't really smell anything else the banana is so strong that it hides wheat and hop character.

Tongue: Banana and clove characters are huge in the flavor. Wheat malts are easily detected. Some noble hop character fleeting near the end. Finishes the semi-dry leaving the mouth wanting more.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This brew is light bodied and has much less carbonation than I expected it to, though the levels are just right. They compliment the light body that this beer has, and also compliment the delicate flavors of this brew. This is one that I'll most likely end up buying again, though there are many other Hefe-Weizens to try. Really enjoyable on a hot steamy day.

becktone, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of RJLarse
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a couple of 25 oz bottles of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen on a business trip. Poured in to a weizen glass.

Pours a deep honey gold color and is slightly hazy. A robust foamy white head forms, hangs around almost with the consistency of whipped cream, and dissipates slowly, show tinges of yellow on top as the foam melts back in to the beer.

The smell is of soft fruits, pears, peaches, honey dew melon, and some spices.

The taste is fairly typical of a good hefe, clove spiced banana flavors. A hint of wheat flavor in the background, and then a wispy hop finish.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Full-bodied but not sticky, and well carbonated.

This is a very drinkable beer. It would be good most any time. I'm having it on a 90+ degree late spring day, and it is very refreshing. Very nice beer indeed.

RJLarse, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, cloudy golden color with a real nice soapy white head that dissipated into a nice cap in the pilsner glass I was drinking out of. The smell is of bananas, spice, a very nice hefe aroma. The brew has a mellow banana and light tart apple taste, not the strongest flavor and a bit too tart for a hefe but its good. A very good hefe and very drinkable but not the best that is out there, a bit on the tart side not enough banana or clove taste to it. You won't go wrong with picking this up.

Gmann, Jun 03, 2007
Photo of basica
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

German Weizens and Hefeweizens are refreshing and tasty beers and I really appreciate them.
Paulaner is one such German brew that I really appreciate. The Paulaner's Hefe-Weissbier
poured out a bight yellow with a generous head. It's smell is not very strong but I was
able to detect a yeasty smell. When I tasted it; I found the beer to be medium bodied, yet
balanced and very drinkable. It has a mild taste of wheat and yeast which immediately
transform into a strong and pleasing after taste that is mainly wheat and slightly yeasty
This Hefeweizen very drinkable and refreshing and I appreciate the strong Hefeweizen after
taste. I would like to try this beer in its fresher state; I felt that the yeast did not
smell or taste really fresh and I am looking forward to taking this on the tap one of these

basica, May 30, 2007
Photo of fenwaybeer
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great hefe-weizen. Increasingly available on tap in my area, which is a good thing. Bartender claims it's becoming very popular. When ordering on tap, expect it to be served with citrus slice (often orange). This is an American, not German, tradition. But, it's your choice.

Appropriate cloudy appearance (for an unfiltered), with crisp taste. Good aroma, and nice feel. Enjoy!

fenwaybeer, May 30, 2007
Photo of therica
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= modest head, extremely cloudy even for many wheat beers, just as it should be. Medium-honey-yellow, darker than most more pale-yellow wheat beers. Nice.

S= absolutely gorgeous scent from the first moment. Fruity floral, apples, pear, hops flowers, maybe plum or cherry or both.

T= much like the scent. Only mild hops-bitters taste. Slight bubblegum.

M= nothing unpleasant whatsoever, a nice mild memory.

D= as much as you can consume. Probably the best wheat-beer that I can remember.

therica, May 28, 2007
Photo of gunnerman
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was at my Brother in law's home and he asked me if I wanted a Hefe, I coudn't believe it was Paulaner version. Poured into a pint glass pours an pale yellow color with a fluffy head that didn't hang around to long but did leave some lace on the glass. Smell is very sweet but subtle I can smell a bit of outdoor freshness. Taste is bready and yeasty with a nice sweet chewing gum flavor. Perfect for those hot summer months this goes down smooth and invites you to have 2 or maybe 6.

gunnerman, May 20, 2007
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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