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

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2,611 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,611
Reviews: 1,245
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 89
Gots: 212 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

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 HoustonTX
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep golden color with a rich orange hue - cloudy, frothy head, strands of lacing.

S - Spices/Bananas/Malt, the smell is the best part about this beer. The smell alone is intoxicating, lovely, and quite potent.

T&M - Taste is very subtle. Initial citrusy waves sweep over the palate. Light tones of bananas/spice poke through, with a malt backbone that maintains it's balance really well. Mid-bodied. Tasty, refreshing, crisp, and delicate. Goes down smooth, and definitely has the qualitys of a great Hefe.

D - Ultra-smooth, light and refreshing. High drinkability.

Solid Hefe, and definitely worth a try.

HoustonTX, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of Pepeton
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good hefe weizen for a hot Northeast México afternoon.

Has a nice hazy orange color, even light bronze. Beautiful white foamy head with little lacing.

Smell is fruity, somewhere beteween banana and citrusy, some spices (maybe like clove) and discrete malts.

Taste isn't a whopper, but well balanced, medium body and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is again well balanced, with a tangy finish.

Drinkability is good, especially in a hot afternoon --as I already pointed out.


Pepeton, Jul 18, 2006
Photo of scooter231
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, hazy golden color, really great head. Smells wheaty and lemony, quite sweet, tangy, with a citrus rind thing going on. Taste is lacking compared to the nose- it's just not deep, not exciting, not as complex. Mouthfeel is watery and thin yet oddly, strangely, sticky. And I don't dig it. Drinkability- fairly drinkable, light enough and refreshing, but meh, I'd rather have other hefes.

scooter231, Jul 18, 2006
Photo of Suds
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-amber color, topped with a monsterous white head. Decent lace, and moderate head retention. Fine looking brew. The smell is a mix of soft bubblegum, clove, banana, and yeast. There’s also more than a fair share of fruit aromas: peach, lemon, mango?, etc. The grassyness and mildly twangy wheat flavor really doesn’t leap out in this brew. It stays in the background until the mid-taste. The beer is modestly sweet and a bit more acidic than I expected. Nice clean finish. Fairly high carbonation, but about average for the style. The body is light, and the beer can certainly be called refreshing. Respectable Hefe.

Suds, Jul 15, 2006
Photo of jameaterblues
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Bright cloudy tangerine color...1/2inch dreamsicle colored head...bubbly white flowy lace...and visible carbonation.

S- Banana and possibly plantains...light spice....fruity yeast esters....slightly savory b/c of the wheat.

T- Wheaty/yeasty body....light banana flavors....and a savory sweetness...with a slightly crisp finish.

M/D-high carbonation, medium bodied, and refreshing. for me this beer defines the style....I wish that I could find it on tap again.

jameaterblues, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of pweis909
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this wheat after trying a Hacker Pshorr Weisse, which I preferred to this Paulaner selection. Bascially, I was exploring my palate for wheat beers and making comparisons among brands and types

A- yellow, cloudy, lacey -- similar to Hacker Pshorr
S- The estery tones I associate with this style were very faint. Perhaps because I just drank the other beer, I wasn't as sensitive to the banana thing? Others have reviewed the paulaner and noted juiciness that i am not finding in this one.
T- I found this to lack sweetness. It was slightly sour, actually, and none of that faint ester smell translated into taste.
M-This finished a bit too dry for my tastes, maybe?

If this is a good, typic german hefeweizen, I may be learning that I am not a huge fan of the style.

pweis909, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of allengarvin
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed this in the bottle when I first joined. Picked up a very fresh 5-liter minikeg, and thought I'd do it too.

After a couple initial pours that were 80% foam, I got a good pour out of this. A turgid amber-gold color with a substantial, very fluffy head, that lasts and lasts. Hugely fruity aroma, full of sweet banana and some hints of spiciness. Very well-balanced taste: notes of honey, bubblegum, banana, with the classic clovy, almost cinnamony, back bite. Wheat malt clearly detectable. Bitterness is low and hops undetectable by taste. Clean, tart finish. I prefer the mouthfeel of the bottled version... this draught seems a bit smoother and creamier perhaps, but not as crisp.

Most of the time with the classic German hefes, I prefer the bottled version, provided its fresh and well-handled. But this is noticably better than the bottles I've been getting lately. Very good.

allengarvin, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of ThirstyBoy
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was really looking forward to this beer. I had heard really good things about it. This might have been a bad thing because I think I set myself up for a little dissapointment.

The beer poured a beautiful dark gold maybe orange. A dense 1 -1.5 finger head that lasted nicely with good lacing. Cloudy of course, but not nearly as cloudy as I expected.

There were light floral notes in the aroma with just a hint of sweet malt. Typical big hefe banana aroma, but quite light on the spicy clove thing.

With a medium to quite thin body, the flavours were also a bit thin on the ground. It tasted pretty much how it smelled, bannanas, but everything else really light and hard to detect. Just felt a little empty on my palet. Carbonation was good and although the body of the beer was thin, the carbonation gave it a little bit of creamyness on the edges of my tounge. Finished lovely and fresh with a lasting zing in my mouth from a combination of clean hop bitterness and acid from the C02.

It ws good, dont get me wrong, just not quite as good as I was expecting. My fault I suppose.

PS. I dont think I stirred up the yeast quite enough before I poured. There was still a fair bit in the bottom of the bottle when I looked. I suspect that might have been part of the gap in the flavours I experience.

ThirstyBoy, Jul 07, 2006
Photo of Fuller
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from a bottle into my Paulaner weizen glass.

Beautiful cloudy copper orange color with a big white creamy head that recedes quickly leaving just a skim covering the beer and moderate lacing. Smell of citrus, bread, wheat and spice. Taste is fruity, mostly banana, with some spice and wheat and a nice light hop finish. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and creamy with a dry finish.

This is definitely one of my favorite beers. Drinkablility is high, could easily have many of these in a sitting.

Fuller, Jul 04, 2006
Photo of cjgator3
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep orange in color with hues of pale yellow around the sides. A beautiful white head emerges immediately after the pour. Nose is everything you want in a hefeweizen featuring a nice dry aroma of citrus and yeast. Taste is dry, crisp and refreshing. Overall a top notch hefeweizen that I hope to enjoy time and time again.

cjgator3, Jul 03, 2006
Photo of ultralarry2006
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Left a two finger head that receded to lasting surface skim, with no lacing. Body was a cloudy orange yellow.

Smell - esters, bananas, some creamy wheat, some toasty bisuits.

Taste - like the smell. Creamy wheat and bready barley malt washed with slight banana.

Mouthfeel - full, smooth, creamy, low carbonation.

Drinkability - this is good, goes down well, and is very sessionable.

ultralarry2006, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of gnoff
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb, 500 ml bottle at 5.5% ABV.
At Irish Pub in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Pours a golden shady beer with a huge white lasting head.
Typical wheat beer banana scent.
Nice refreshing taste with banana aftertaste.
Low to no bitterness and medium mouthfeel, also typical for a wheat beer.

gnoff, Jun 28, 2006
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
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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
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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