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

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2,794 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,794
Reviews: 1,268
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 100
Gots: 331 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Photo of MSchae1017
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass with typical amble head, amazing lacing, and a cloudy body. The smell is bready with banana and a slight spiciness. The taste is full of banana, slight clove spice, breadyness, and a bit of caramel. nice medium mouthfeel, not too cloying and lively carbonation. Overall, a very nice Hefe.

Photo of Rciwws
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 16.9 Ounce freezer chilled bottle in a chilled glass. Softly poured but like any real Hef produced an enormous head with a hazy haylike color.

Smell - Instant whiff of banana like a piece of saltwater taffy.

Taste - Taste of banana near the beginning with a more pronounced clove taste near the middle and end. The more I drank the more the cloves shone through and the more the banana took a backseat.

Mouthfeel - Very rich a fullflavor hef that is also extremely drinkable without being too watery or light. Excellent balance of flavor and drinkabilty.

Photo of Finn
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle dated 11/07

Appearance: Hazy burnt orange with strong carbonation, thick, white, creamy head.

Smell: Classic clove/banana/yeast, with a touch of maltiness

Taste: Light spiciness and vanilla/fruit blends into a smooth malt background

Mouthfeel: Strong carbonation, yet still allows for a subtle creaminess.

Drinkability: Very high drinkability on this one.

Photo of rgrholmes168
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I decided to test the Paulaner Natural Wheat against the Pryamid Hefe-weissen this evening to see which is better.

A- Holy carbanation. This beer had a huge head on it and it was definitely a highly carbonated beer like I expect from a Hefe. Beautiful straw color and cloudy.

S- Nice crisp smell to the beer. Immediately made me look forward to drinking the beer.

T- Banana taste to it. The wheat is easy to taste and it comes through in the beer.

M- Definitely activated the sweet taste buds. A nice thick feel to the beer.

D- It is a little bit heavy and filling. Due to the thickness of the beer I don't think I could sit and finish off a six pack.

This is a really good hefe to compare other wheat beers to. It is a good solid beer that is easy to drink and looks good.

Photo of tonistruth
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- cloudy pale straw color with a huge taunt and fluffy head (great retention), fluffy soapy lace

S- moist wheat, banana (candy like), phenolic

T- fresh banana bread, wheat, and some clove flavors come about here and there, solid and tasty aftertaste

M- smooth, clean, and soft medium body

D- sessionable, tasty, and really just beautiful, one of the best hefe's out there (one of my personal faves)

Photo of hiikeeba
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours up a cloudy golden, typical for the style, with a thick creamy head that takes a while to dissipate.

S - Slight banana aroma, with a hint of hops.

T - Flavor starts off with slight malt sweetness, then light banana flavor develops and finishes with a hint of clove and hops.

M - Slightly thin, but accented with a lot of carbonation.

D - A very smooth, drinkable beer. This should always be in the beer fridge.

Photo of katan
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Undated 12 oz bottle straight from Munich, Germany.

A - Pours a dark golden color - with strong appearance of carbonation. Leaves a decent 3mm head on it which was retained for a while. A slight amount of haze, consistent with the style.

S - I smell a spicy clove or nutmeg background at first. Its backed up with yeast and wheat malts.

T - Very interesting flavor here - not what I expected. Stronger than its American cousins, it has a well defined flavor of yeast - spicy. Not sure what spice I'd say that is. It finishes without much fanfare.

M - A somewhat smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is there, but but it doesn't bite me.

D - I like this one as a year rounder Hefe - a good summer light beer, but also a strong enough malt background to keep it handy as a warmer too.

I'm just now making the rounds with German Hefes - so far this one is standing out.

Photo of 3leggeddub
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle. Poured into Harpoon UFO weizen glass.

White fluffy initial head that slowly dissipates leaving nice lacing. Cloudy translucent golden yellow color.

Definitely a banana fruit smell, but balanced with earthy yeast and wheat. Mild spice/herb.

Taste is rich and full-bodied. Nice balance of banana with a citrus twang and a little bitterness and some pepper. Mouthfeel is excellent; hearty, but not thick. Covers the palate well.

Solid example of a hefe. A good sturdy beer that isn't too heavy to session with. Highly recommended.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz from the Coop for about $2.50.. poured into my small weizen glass.

nice 3 finger head took a while to die down atop a slightly hazy straw gold brew.

spicy yeast notes are softer than some hefe's... middle of the road clove and some white pepper.. pale husky grains.

Flavor is classic hefe with just a little less spicy flavors than remembered... light clove and lighter bubblegum and just a touch of banana trails off into pale malts with a dry finish. Palate is creamy with a fair amount of small bubble carbonation.

Delicious and more banana as it warms... and a more pronounced clove finish... certainly one of the best hefe's I've ever had... I've been buying it for years and will continue... fantastic.

Photo of pirate252
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a 1 Pint 9 Oz bottle into a cool mug. Developed a nice head, was thin though and dispersed immediately. The color is as you would expect, dark straw color, cant see through it.

Smell: Good strong hefe smell, lots of fruity esters in the smell of this one.

Taste: Wonderful, nice and balanced hefe, one if not the best I have tried, similar to my own Bavarian hef we made, just a lot stronger, and better :)

Mouthfeel: If I could describe it in one word it would be thick, its not grossly thick but definably has a lot of body to it.

Great beer

Photo of argock
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a clear imperial pint glass

A: Murky orange-copper color, with thick creamy head with lots of lace

S: Less aromatic than most hefes but banana, pear, and clove notes are there

T: Much less fruity and estery than most hefeweizens, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Very bready with clean, crisp, tangy finish with some esters and spiced fruit flavors.

M: Very full-bodied and almost creamy without the usual thinness that can plague an average hefe. Lots of carbonation and pleasant but short aftertaste.

D: An excellent hefe with an earthier overall feel and flavor than most.

Photo of BiereBlanche
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

Cloudy, rich coppery-orange with a fluffy, lacy white head. Looks like a great hefe-weizen. The nose is full of citrusy notes, undertones of banana and hints of fresh, spicy banana bread. Lots of carbonation welcomes in the tasty, complex bread. Lots of balanced flavors start to finish. Sweet start with hints of banana, spicy and lightly bittered middle with plenty of spicy notes and a tangy, short finish. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation that fits perfectly with the flavors. Really tasty, easily drinkable and nicely balanced flavors make this a classic for the style.

Photo of pirates
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW, what more can I add, other than this is by far the best hefe that I have ever had the privelege of drinking.

A - Deep orange/flame color. Good head that holds reasonaably well.

S - Fruity, with tones on citrus and banana.

T - A typical whilst pleasant weissbier, with dominant banana/toffee tones.

M - Perfect carbonation, and exceptionally well balanced.

D - Very drinkable, even after a 500ml, you certainly can go for more, unlike many other weissbier that I've drunk.

Overall, personnaly, the best weissbier I've had to date.

Photo of PhageLab
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a massive weizen glass (22oz?) with a lemon wedge already in it. I left it in there, simply because I had nothing other than my hands to fish it out with. As a result, this will effect the flavor I know.

A - Gorgeous hazy golden yellow which fades slowly to a deep orange. Nice head, great retention. Excellent presentation.

S - Very potent (of course) citrus aromas, and a bit of yeast.

T - Spices are significantly muted, but that didn't bother me as much as I would have thought, because the big citrus/yeast characters are so refreshing and tasty.

M - Creamy medium body, nice smooth feel on the palate. Great carbonation level.

D - Too good. This disappeared far too fast. Excellent Hefe and a definite recommendation. I'm going to look for some bottles to stock up on myself.

Photo of champ103
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy pale orange/yellow color. A huge white head forms, but recedes after a while and leaves some patchy lace. About average for a hefe.
S: A faint clove, citrus, banana, and floral aromas.
T: Follows the nose pretty closely, as in all hefe's this is the aspect I like best. Plenty of banana and citrus flavor as mentioned above.
M/D: A very crisp beer, and a bit over carbonated. This is an easy drinking beer, and good session in the summer. Very refreshing.

A quafable and enjoyable beer, like any good hefe should be. Though, it does not knock my socks off, but I would still recommend this.

Photo of Aquavit
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A cloudy amber with orange brown stain colour and very creamy haed that stick around the glass
Smell: Malty wheat with minimal hop aroma, Spiciness and some of odor that remind me lemon peel
Taste: Medium body, Minimal sweet at the tip of your tounge, Well balance for fruity and bitterness stain with a little spicy and lemon flavor, refreshing with nutty aftertaste. Carbonation is well blend with the other flavor.
Drinkability: Compare to Weihenstephaner Hefe- Weissbier this beer is more easy to drink but lack of strong flavor that fulfil my need.
Overall: Excellent Hefe-weizen for all more drinkable and best for the one who want to know this beer better.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy deep orange color. The head is massive, billowy, and fluffy. It is three inches in height, and bright white in color. This is how a hefe should look. The aroma is of cloves, bubblegum, and had a tangy wheat note. The taste has a little more bubblegum than the aroma, and a little less clove. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a chewy texture, and appropriately high carbonation. Overall, this is a fine hefe, and I will certainly drink it again.

Photo of jwebster412
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is my first review.

I thought this was a beautiful natural wheat with tons of head, nice lacing and a nice rich orange color that I find very appealing. The smell is somewhat more fruity than I like, but is still very pleasant with notes of banana, citrus, hops and a slight tint of alcohol. As already said in another review, the taste closely follows the smell, with a lot of fruit and spice coming through. It finishes somewhat bitter and leaves a slight dry feeling in the mouth, somewhat like a persimmon. Toward the end of the beer, its starts leaving a lot to be desired.

Decent, not the best. I will get this again. Wheat Ales are my favorites, and I look forward to adding this beer to my rotation.

Photo of monkeybeer
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a slight orange tint. Good white head that hung around for about half the beer very light lacing.

S- Smell of wheat, citrus and banana

T/M- Taste of banana very light. Heavily carbonated al most to the point of too much.

D- Very good, I like wheats and there is defiantly better once out there, but all in all this one is good.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a cloudy amber/straw color with a thick and foamy white head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing. Aromas of citrus, wheat and clove dominate. Medium body with a nice array of flavors. Wheat, grainy malt, banana and spices are all intermingled with an underlying tartness. The finish is yeast and bananas followed by a light hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

Photo of redmagik99
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this one into my Meantime tulip glass. cloudy dark-yellow color and a decent head that lasts a few minutes. This beer smells a lot like the typical quality hefeweizen: damn good. Banana, cloves, wheat, some citrusy zest. Love it. Actually makes me salivate. Taste is very much in the same spirit as the smell, but the lemony tang is much more pronounced. Its like the brewers thought, "look, you don't need to add a lemon to kill the head and spoil the flavor, we've already got something citrusy delicious." Its a nice flavor there, and has a unique effect on the mouthfeel. Its creamy, chewy, juicy, yet the peppery lemon tang accentuates the lightness of the body. The brew is more filling than one might expect based on its lightness, but still very drinkable. I love the hefeweizen style and this is right up with the best of them. I'd like to try the naturturb or however you spell it for a comparison.

Photo of Tilley4
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hmm. I loved the Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen so I wanted to give this one I shot.

Very cloudy pour with a nice thick head and some fairly decent lacing.

Smelled just like bananas. Very prominent. A little bready as well

I was a little disappointed with the flavor on this one. It definitely had the banana notes to it and some yeast but I was hoping for a little more from it.

This wasnt a bad beer but I dont' know if I would go out of my way to find it again.

Photo of srandycarter
3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

into the tulip

A - Nice. Hazy medium color, white 1.5 inch head that reduces quickly. Sudsy lacing.

S - Baaanana. Tropical fruits. Good nose.

T & M - More banana. I like banana, so my review refects this. Perhaps a bit thin and more carbonation than I would like.

D - Done with it after one.

Photo of bruachan
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy light amber pour. nice head up top. the suds release some very wheaty scents and a hint of the usual german wheat yeast characteristics

the flavor sports quite a bit more bubblegum and clove. there's a hoppy lemon zing, as well. quite wheaty, with appropriate dryness on the palate. fairly thirst-quenching, as well

Photo of clemsonbrewer
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy dark golden color to it. Banana aromas with a citrus popping up a little. Banana taste with some spicy undertones. Medium body to it. Pretty good feel for a hefe. Light spicy mouthfeel and smooth palate. Easy to drink... like any wheat, not a tough one to knock down all night.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,794 ratings.