Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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4/5 rDev -1%
a very nice Hefe
poured ,in the wrong glassware..ugh, hazy yellow with a decent 1 inch head that was fizzy but stuck around for a fair amoutn of time.
smell was faint but yeasty, hints of lemon, wheat and slight spice aromas. coriander/clove.
taste was a nice hit of the spice up front but not too much followed by the yeasty flavors and hints of citrus/lemon peel.
easy to drink, smooth yet finishes crisp from the perfect carbonation. very pleasant
07-12-2005 12:29:35 | More by kegerator
3.75/5 rDev -7.2%
Cloudy golden orange with a billowing white head with plenty of staying power. Finally settles down to 1/2".
Yeasty nose with clean lemony citrus notes. Earthy mineralness with yeasty esters at the finish.
Flavor of clovey mineralness (again) with subdued banana - no bubblegum notes at all. Suspended yeast produces a hay-like taste.
Mouthfeel is very soft & fluffy with perky carbonation that makes the medium body very invigorating. Tingly on the tongue.
Drinkability is very good. Refreshing & quenching.
Overall a real summertime treat. Seeing this is one of my very favorite styles, I'm reviewing this with the utmost scrutiny. All the flavors are a bit attenuated compared to other bottled Bavarian hefes I've tried, but a good offering to say the least.
06-20-2005 03:29:43 | More by malty
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance - large white head forming up quickly on the pour, melting down with agate lacing to a thick cap. Hazy translucent dirty orange with active beading.
Aroma - banana cream pie! Sweet initially, with more yeast and spice coming through as it settles.
Taste - solid banana, clove, and light yeast flavors combine for the authentic hefe taste. Sweet finish with banana, lemon and muted spiciness.
Mouthfeel - smooth and cake-like with slightly above average carbonation.
Drinkability - a bonafide taste of Germany, a most session-worthy hefe.
06-13-2005 17:39:47 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.58/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours a cloudy yellow with a lacy, lasting head. Unlike many other imports, it doesn't feel or taste mass produced. Only a slight tingle of carbonation makes this beer very easy to drink. Tastes and smells like your basic Hefeweizen.
If one was to look up Hefeweizen in the dictionary, a Paulaner bottle should appear in the definition. Highly recommended.
06-07-2005 19:53:05 | More by chrisms86
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
The twelve ounce bottle has a alpine scene on the front label.
Appearance: Amazing head that I have to wait to subside some before I am even able to pour the rest of the beer, even then the head does not want to diminish. Hazy yellow.
Smell: Fruity odor, hints of banana.
Taste: Good hefe. This is what has been missing from the last couple "hefes" that I have reviewed that were actually american wheats. The fruity banana flavor that is representative of a hefe.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, not liquidy.
Drinkability: A great session beer for warm summer days.
06-07-2005 00:42:29 | More by OatherS
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
Pours with a cloudy lemony amber body, thick white fluffy head sits happily in my franziskaner glass
Smell, fresh smelling, little hint of clove
Taste, dry and crisp. Slight hint of banana, melon and clove
A refreshing hefe, up there with the best
06-05-2005 18:43:55 | More by cypressbob
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
Appearance: Cloudy, amber color. Off white, very tall and very very thick head with good retention and some glass sticking. Excessive amounts of carbonation...everything it should look like in my book.
Smell: Clove sweetness. Smells a little weak. Still smells like wheat beer but not aromatic enough for me...thus the lower score.
Taste: Very clean tasting. A lot of clove. The "banana" flavor is more subtle than I expect. Sweet tasting. A tasty beer but not as complex as I might enjoy.
Mouthfeel: Medium Body. Dry Finish. Carbonation plays a role.
Drinkability: This is a very tasty, drinkable, great hefeweizen. I recommend it.
notes: It is a great beer to introduce people to while initiating to craft brew in general or broadening a new (or old) advocate's experiences.
06-03-2005 20:04:32 | More by cracgor
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
This was a very enjoyable hefe. One of the quintessential German hefe-weizen I've had.
The appearance is typical of a hefe: pale golden yellow, cloudy, and sporting a hefty white cap of foam. Looks beautiful to a thirsty drunkard such as myself on a muggy Saturday afternoon. The lace shimmers through the sweaty glass as it falls back to rejoin its bubbly brethren.
The smell is very revealing of the wheat malt. There is also a perfect blend of fruity esters ranging from berries to bananas and just a slight hint of clove.
The taste and the smell are very similar. A mixture of malty sweetness and esters with a little spicy kick in the finish. The liquid feels fairly full and creamy in the mouthfeel, revealing more subtle nuances in taste. Drinkability is substantial. I have had better hefe's at cheaper prices, but this is definitely a hefe worth trying.
05-22-2005 02:02:30 | More by neonbrown82
4/5 rDev -1%
Pretty good beer.
Poured a light brown, dark amber with a moderate head. You could smell a slight citrus flavour. The taste? Well it was damn smooth. Faint taste of banana and lemon, with that mellow weussbier taste.
Definitely refreshing. Slight carbonation and reletively cheap makes this a great beer to buy and drink. Great for a hot summers day.
05-15-2005 22:52:03 | More by BeerNutta
3.65/5 rDev -9.7%
Large, frothy, overflowing head. Cascading colors, orange to golden yellow, very cloudy. Effin' beautiful.
Very yeasty and citrusy. A bit of a hop twang in the nose. Noticeable wheat.
Chalky yeast taste, with a whole lot of citrusy goodness and wheat. There is a grainy flavor to it, with some balancing bitterness at the end.
Smooth mouthfeel, with a bit of a bite to it. Dry finish. Refreshing and highly drinkable. Good on a hot day.
05-15-2005 05:38:14 | More by Litterbean
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.
The look of this beer is very nice, pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a nice pure-white head topping it. Partially translucent, the beer maintains a single color throughout -- no tapering at the edges.
Wonderful scent, nice traces of clove and banana, very citrusy and inviting.
Tastes fantastic, as well, although perhaps not as complex as the scent would lead you to believe. A kind of bready, citrus flavor with a sharp tang finish. Very minimal hops, and carbonation is very low.
The mouthfeel is one of the best elements of this beer -- the foamy goodness that is the head sticks around for awhile after tasting, but never becomes cloying as some aftertastes are wont to do. Medium-bodied as a whole, but not at all chewy, this beer is just complex and heavy enough to let me know I'm not drinking lager, but not so much as to interfere with any food or other drinks I've got on my palate.
This is a wonderful session brew, as the great finishing taste of the brew just makes you want to have another. (I'm finishing my last one, now -- guess that means I'm going to have to go get some more.)
A very good example of a Hefe-Weizen. Possibly my favorite of the style.
05-14-2005 23:51:49 | More by danielharper
4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
Had this brew on tap last evening while waiting for a seat at a local restaurant. The brew was poured in a traditional Weizen Glass, have to have more respect when an establishment uses the correct glasses. It was cloudy amber/orange color with a nice sized head that broke down fairly quickly but still had enough to leave quite a bit of lacing through most of the beer. The aromas coming from the glass are of wheat, malt, clove, banana, and spices. Very nice smelling brew! The taste was quite similar, notice the malt right away then I start to notice the banana/clove tastes that seem to end with a very nice peppery spiciness. This was a real nice treat, it has taken a bit of time for my tastes to change and get more accustomed to Weizen beers. In the past it would have been a brew that I had a hard time drinking or would have passed on. I can say that this will be a brew that I will look for again when out during the summer and get some for the house for general enjoyment ;-)
05-08-2005 13:20:38 | More by Stimack
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Medium bodied, very cloudy apricot color with a substantial white head that subsides fairly quickly.
The aroma is mainly cloves with a trace of banana. The taste is a little more complex, starting with biscuity grain, then bananas, cloves and even a little pepper.
Somewhat dry from the first, very smooth and easy to drink. This would be excellent anytime and should go well with most food, although washing down some barbecue on a hot summer day would be outstanding.
05-07-2005 04:03:20 | More by whynot44
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Fire-tap sale at Flying Saucer for $2.50, good deal.
It is a cloudy pale yellow colored with a high cap of fluffy, pure white head. The head quickly fizzles in to a thin ring, leaving no lace.
The aroma is standard hefe with citrus, wheaty malt, grass, lemon zest, and yeast. There is a nice hit of spice in here too.
The flavor is similar to the nose with an emphasis on lemony zest, yeasty spice, and grainey wheat. It has a spritzy light body with very ample carbonation. A classic example of a good hefe.
05-05-2005 21:54:20 | More by AlexJ
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a soft cloudy golden straw color with a nice looking head. Strong banana and clean citrous nose, yeasty and bready characters are there as well. Lots of pale malt and yeast in the flavor, fruits are more subdued than I would have expected, but still pull through in nice fashion. Very good blend of the sweet bananas and bitter lemon flavors. Some clove taste floates around the mouth, sharpening the bready malts. Finishes somewhat dry with yeasty notes. Mouthfeel starts malty smooth, but exceptional carbonation sharpens it up quite a bit. Nice clean authentic hefe weizen. Drinkability could increase exponentially as the weather warms.
05-02-2005 03:04:09 | More by BeerFink
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Poured from a 16.9oz "produced on" 11/04 into a weizen glass.
Cloudy honey with lots of carbonation. Huge white head that threatens to escape the rim of the glass. Nice layred lacing.
Smells of malt, fruity yeast, and earthy wheat. Although its fruity in the nose, there's a kind of dryness to it as well.
The yeast and malts make up most of the taste. There's also a quick bite of hops toward the finish. Very balanced and clean.
Nice medium mouthfeel with tingles from the active carbonation. Very drinkable. Could be a great BBQ beer.
05-01-2005 05:45:16 | More by ypsifly
2.83/5 rDev -30%
Purchased single bottle from Martignetti's (dated 10/04 :( )
Appearance: Ridiculous amount of carbonation. I couldn't even get the entire thing down without overflow. Head stays for a long time. Nice golden honey color.
Smell = Rather malty with a strong display of fruits. A little smokey too.
Taste = Not too impressed. A sour tangy taste, almost like whiskey. You can really taste the alcohol. Reminds me of the single malt smoked whiskey that Johnny Walker uses in their Black Label. There just doesn't seem to be enough flavor and variety in the palate department. It's light and easy drinkable though.
Overall = I've had much better HefeWeizen's. This one isn't awful but I can't really recommend it and don't see why it's rated so high.
04-29-2005 22:32:50 | More by LPorter33
4/5 rDev -1%
This beer was served in a proper 0.5L Paulaner glass (which I get to keep!)
When first served, the appearance is a thing of beauty, wonderfully honey colored and cloudy with a wonderful amount of head on top.
Sweet Hefe-Weizen aromas and hints of lemon and banana.
Nice wheat taste that is sweet, full of citrus flavors and oh so enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is smooth and full of perfect carbonation.
Drinkability depends on how much you like hefe's, but for me (a big fan of hefe's) I really really enjoy this and find it among the most drinkable hefe-weizens i've had.
04-28-2005 02:43:49 | More by shutter
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The head is two fingers high, white and compact.
The smell is sour, sweet fruit drink, lime, yeast, herbs, apricot jam, and earthy notes.
The carbonation is strong and refreshing with medium sized bubbles that tickle the tongue.
The smell is soft, sourish with an earthy flavour of yeast, apricots, and hazelnuts. The body is surprisingly strong for a Weiss bier. The aftertaste is a bit perfumed with some sweet-sour notes.
A well crafted classic German Weiss bier. I liked it!
04-13-2005 22:08:10 | More by bark
3.4/5 rDev -15.8%
on tap at Redbone's
A spin on the beer wheel yields up a glass of cloudy peach honey, topped by a creamy white head.
An early taste of summer with a very bright lemon. Clove emerges from the sweet base and even more lemon in the finish. Clove and lemon isn't working for me all that well.
Actually it's so bright it slows me down.
04-04-2005 16:06:21 | More by gentlebubbles
3.6/5 rDev -10.9%
Tried this as my first of five 5 ouncers in a flight of beer at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. A bit thin on taste and appearance--tastes a bit like grass and slightly milky hue. This would be a good stepping stone brew for those looking past the BMC but it just did not cut it versus a Pyramid or Weihenstephaner Hefe.
03-26-2005 15:32:39 | More by Backer2004
5/5 rDev +23.8%
This is absolutely my favorite beer. I can find nothing that is not exceptional about this beer. The look, the feel, the taste. It is the chameleon of beers too because it will go with any situation, any food, anything. It is full bodied enough to be great on a cold night, sitting next to a fire. At the same time, I load up coolers of these on ice at my summer BBQ's and they go like crazy - they go down easy, are incredibly refreshing on a hot day and don't leave you all bloated. They go great with any food - beef/poultry/especially fish. They taste is completely unique, you won't find a better tasting beer in my book. And if you are a Hefe-Weissen fan, this is head and shoulders above all others. I've tried almost all of them, some I love, some I don't but none compare to this one. If only drinking on the job wasn't frowned upon, I would drink these all day!
03-19-2005 12:31:37 | More by dgthompson
3.63/5 rDev -10.1%
A big, puffy, egg-white-colored head rushes up the sides of the glass as I pour, thanks to a level of carbonation that nearly makes this look like soda pop. However, there's not a great deal of lacing. The beer goes from translucent yellow-orange to a muddy apricot after pouring the yeast, yet the viscosity itself remains thin. Peach and banana smells explode out of the bottle (nice!) but as soon as I put my nose to the glass they disappear (d'oh!). What happened? All that remains are hints of banana puree and canned peach syrup over a base of white-bready malt. Flavors are vaguely fruity and sweet: dried banana chips with just a dash of clove that resolves into a mealy, somewhat interesting, apple-jack aftertaste; but I think cantaloupe is the big thing here. Although the carbonation is forceful on the palate, the liquid itself is juicy, with very little body... this Weizen could use a good bit more Hefe. Serviceable rather than inspiring. Beer that approaches carbonated cantaloupe juice isn't always what I'm in the mood for, but come those hot, lazy summer afternoons, I'll be on my patio downing half a case of these puppies. Just like I do every year.
03-04-2005 01:09:51 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Paid $8.99 for a mixed 6'er...
The beer pours a hazy dark golden base with a large white puffy head, with nice retention and noticeable lacing throughout. The aroma is typical Bavarian Hefe, yeast, malt, banana and lemony...
The taste holds true to its smell, its a little heavy in the mouth compared to other Hefe's but it tastes as it smells, which is good. The mouthfeel is heavy at times, but its relatively smooth most of the way down. Drinkability is good, I could drink about a liter of this then would like to move on to another German style or brand.
Final Thought: Given the 5.5% abv, it is noticeably heavier than your typical Hefe, but it's a Bavarian Hefe which means its been quality since 1634, at least in this case...
02-22-2005 15:02:53 | More by mobyfann
3.45/5 rDev -14.6%
Appearance: Awesome dark golden color, but way too much foam for me. Last time, I saw so much foam, it was a Pepsi bottle.
Smell: Weird. Not inviting (except for that barley smell).
Taste: Very unusual in my drinking world. I don't know if I really like it, but it seems very honest to its style.
Mouthfeel: Excellent. Nothing to complaint there. One of the best one I tasted.
Drinkability: As I said, I am not a wheat / barley beers fan. This beer has awesome quality, but it seems just not to be my style.
02-12-2005 22:29:47 | More by Barraclou
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,519 ratings.