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

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2,832 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,832
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 103
Gots: 366 | FT: 2
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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 david131
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A cloudy orange liquid with some visible streams of rising carbonation that gives way to a thin white head that has good retention.

S- Banana, clove, wheat, and some light fruitiness. Pretty light but very clean and enjoyable.

T- Banana, clove, wheat, biscuits, and some fruit. Fine, but not outstanding. Somewhat sweet.

M- Creamy, but crisp and dry on the tail end.

D- A fine example of the style that has a wide distribution. I have enjoyed this many a time on a hot day.

Photo of cyrenaica
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle
5.50% ABV

I tried this beer on March 20, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario. The beer poured a hazy orange gold colour with a huge fluffy white head. The aroma was malt, and spice. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and highly carbonated. The flavour was grainy malt, and some sweet banana hints

Photo of theghost3
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Paulaner Hefe-Weizen is amber with a thick, white head. There's lots of bubbles. It smells strong of yeast & wheat. The taste is again, wheat and also kind of fruity. Mouthfeel is intense, very carbonated. This is a fairly drinkable springtime beer with virtually no aftertaste.

Photo of ScottUCF84
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a Paulaner Weisse glass.

A- The look of a proper German weisse. Need I say more? Cloudy tannish gold with a thick white head, and solid lacing.

S- Banana bread, vanilla, cloves, and wheat.

T- Tastes like a very good Hefeweizen. Wheat and banana with a yeasty finish.

M- Very creamy, medium carbonation. Medium bodied.

D- This one goes down with the best of the wheats.

This review is pretty lame... but after reviewing so many hefes (good ones at that), it's difficult to bring more to the table. The way I like to look at it is this: a Franziskaner with more vanilla notes.

Weihenstephaner is still my favorite, but with Paulaner being a bit more available, it's definitely considered a 'go to' Hefeweizen.

Reminder: Never let them throw fruit in it... the bar I had it at was throwing in oranges and lemons... there's enough flavor in this one to have on it's own.

Photo of jayrod20
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy golden color with small, but nice amount of head that provides some lacing. Very aromatic, sweet. Pleasant crisp flavor set to a minerally medium bodied liquid texture. Same great taste that I remember from a classic (and major) German brewery.

The best possible Hefe you can purchase, and a staple to any hefe's fan.

Photo of audirs4s
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A buddy of mine bought this by chance since he'd never heard of it before. Not bad for something purchased on a whim.

This is a nice light spring or summer beer. There is a nice sweet start but not overly sweet. I didn't find it fruity like I've seen some of the other reviewers note, just sweet. A very nice light taste with a bit of spice to finish off. If anything the spice finish is what you'll remember about this beer.

Certainly not one of my favorite beers but a nice lazy afternoon beer. I'd recommend you at least try it if you ever find one.

Photo of santa109
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 45 degrees.

A: Poured a cloudy dark yellow with orange tints into a generic weizen glass. Half a finger of white head which quickly dissipates into a thin film.

S: The wheat is what sticks out. Undertones of clove, yeast, banana and citrus.

T: Mostly banana bread early on followed by a hint of clove spyciness and ends up with a slight citrus twang. Pleasant faint aftertaste of citrus lingers.

M: Carbonation is fairly high which complements the slightly tart finish. Feels clean and very refreshing.

D: I could easily have a few. Nothing overwhelming in the taste department and a refreshing feel make it a very drinkable summer beer.

Overall, a very nice hefeweizen. Nothing spectacular but still very enjoyable in the right circumstances.

Photo of Goliath
3.32/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color, and came out with no head (ordered at a bar) but seems it would have been white. The aroma is alright, but nothing special. Citrus, a tangy quality, banana, and clove. Overall pretty mild. The taste is ok, but again nothing special. Good citrus notes, banana, and clove are all present. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and brightly carbonated. Drinkability is moderate. The flavor is ok, but unimpressive so I wouldn't drink more than one.

Photo of nasty15108
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pt .9oz bottle into a Weiss glass.

A - Poured a Hazy golden color. The pour produced a thick white foam head and spotty lacing throughout the glass. A good amount of carbonation.

S - Slightly musty malt aroma. Hints of banana and clove.

T - Slightly malty up front followed buy a slightly spicey (clove) finish. Hints of Citrus and banana throughout.

MF&D - Crisp and refreshing. An excellent example of this style. Great summer session beer.

Photo of zdk9
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark yellow, with a finger of head- not too much lacing.

S- Lots of bannana and some sweet breadiness

T- Again some nice bannana. This blends with light bread flavors. The back of my mouth is some nice earthy hops flavors. I wish these would be more prominent throughout, but still a great taste.

M- Effervescent, nice.

D- I could go for more of these on a nice summer day.

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only reviewing under this entry because my beer is identical to the name and picture. This is the same as "Naturtrüb" no doubt.

Benchmark Hefeweizen. One of the first "better beers" that got me into the whole world of craft beer. It pours a uniquely opaque orange, with a billowing head. Stray bits of lacing are left behind.

Sweet bready, peanut butter aroma. Dusty wheat too.

Flavors of banana, clove, the usual, but in perfect mellow harmony. Some light citrus and fruit on the back end. Very smooth feel to it, although over time the sweetness tends to slow me down.

Photo of drpimento
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ahhh... Those guys at this brewery know their stuff. Excellent Hefe Weiss! Has all teh classic hallmarks of the quintessential bavarian weiss beer. Pours with a nice white fine head and good lace. Typical cloudy yellowish amber color. Good sharp tang and carbonation. All the traditional esters in this kind of beer. Easily a session beer. Very clean pleasant finish. I've been drinking this for many years and I believe that it's actually improved over time.

Photo of batty
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy golden, thick rough head and lots of bubbles on the glass. Head disappears quite rapidly. lace on top stays around. smells citrusy-fruity. Taste is good hefe, very refreshing, medium carbonation, light citrusy-fruity well balanced with a bit of bitter. Goes down very smooth, ready for the next drink.

Photo of Drew966
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen Natural Wheat pours a golden yellow with a thick white head from a five liter mini keg. The aroma is appropriate for a weizen, more banana than clove. The same goes for the flavor, more banana than clove, quite enjoyable and very drinkable.

Photo of AChamberlain
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured cloudy orange-ish, thin head (bad poor I say). Of course I picked up banana aromas and flavors. A very typical hefeweizen. Medium bodied and smooth. An extremley drinkable hefe. This is a good fall back beer, a lot of time it might be your best draft brew available. I always go for it. Just watch out for those bad poors, most places don't put it in the right glass.

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

Poured from a bottle into a hefe glass

A: beautiful. giant head, cloudy yellow, almost amber.

S: coriander, spice, bubble gum and smoke

T: coriander, wheat, bubble gum

M: a little lighter than I expected

D: this is a great beer

This is one of my personal favorites. It's hard to go wrong with this beer.

**while drinking this beer and reading other reviews, I may be mistaking coriander for cloves.**

Photo of naterock
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paulaner, wow that must mean wonderful. Good ole German brewing can't go wrong.
A: Cloudy orange color, with a small head that quickly dissapears.
S: Citrusy, with a wheat smell.
T: I usually put a lemon in unfiltered wheats, however this one doesn't need one. Flavors of lemon and orange peel.
M: not too heavily carbonated like most wheats.
D: Very smooth and tasty, I have never been so impressed with an unfiltered wheat.

Photo of jenbys2001
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A really solid and generally available example of a Hefeweizen. It helps that this beer has a very enticing appearance in the glass - with it's signature golden cloudiness and large frothy head. Similar to other Hefes it has that smoky banana smell and taste to it. It also has several crisp fruit flavors - candied apples, lemon zest and a slight hint of oranges. About halfway through the glass I noticed that it smelled exactly like cotton candy and had a very sweet almost bubblegum finish. A very pleasant, drinkable beer.

Photo of donteatpoop
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy copper color with an off-white head that lasted throughout. Smelled like banannas and flowers and yeast and something else... possibly cinamon. Tasted lightly of banannas and grain and a bit of citrus. A nice balanced mouthfeel, goes down smooth and refreshing.

Great beer.

Photo of oelergud
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic style brown 12oz glass bottle, pry-off cap. White label with a festive country old time scene.
Hazy copper body with a huge orange tinted head of tiny to large bubbles. Great retention but very little lace.
Fruity sweet and flowery scent. Just abit of yeast.
Light flowery flavor, mild yeast and sweet well mannered malts.
Light to medium body with a hydrating feel.
Perfect hot weather brew.


Photo of SMark
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a weizen glass at 49° from a 12 ounce bottle with a produced on date on the label. The usual full carbonated head resulted in the 0.5l glass with the pour swirl pour method. There was little lacing on this cloudy hazy golden brew.

There were notes of clove and banana in the aroma. Slightly yeasty and fruity would be additional terms to describe the bouquet.

This was a very smooth tasting beer with the above mentioned aromas coming through clearly.

The beer was well balanced with a bit of acidity which quickly faded.

This beer was light and refreshing and very easy to enjoy. The natural wheat version proved to be a natural.

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

Appearance: Medium orange/yellow, perfectly cloudy, with some bubbles. Thick and bumpy
1 1/2" head, good amount of lacing. Head stayed at 1/2" all the way down the glass.

Smell: Yeasty with a hint of fresh fruit.

Taste: Excellent body with hints of banana. A touch of zest and spice.

Mouthfeel: Pefectly round and just the right amount of heartyness.

Drinkability: Very refreshing and easy to drink. Could have one right after another.

Photo of ibashmuck
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Also thinking this is the same as the Naturtrüb. Poured a gorgeous cloudy gold. Smelled of a perfect Hefe, and tasted that way also. Touch of bitterness/sour/fruit. Perfectly thick yet smooth to the mouth.

Ranks right up there with Hacker Pschorr and Franziskaner as the best of the Hefe's. Perfection.

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

Pours a honey wheat amber with a big white frothy, soapy head. Head falls to a one finger thick disk of foam. Smell is clovey, banana, leamon peel, short bread. Taste begins with some lemon peel sourness quickly overtaken with spicy banana, and finishes with clove, sweet white bread, a touch of orange citrus sweetness and a nice spicy nutmegesque swallow. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth with a considerably dry finish. A staple, so simple, yet so complex when you begin to dwell upon her.

Photo of Proteus93
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm thinking this is the same brew as the "Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb" also on here? Either way, I'm reviewing here, as it is the name as depicted on the bottle that I'm having...

A: A somewhat murky golden blonde pour, as it should be... nice forming, billowing white head topping it all off.

S: The yeasts come to the front of the nose on this one, as I'd expect... not so much banana-like esters as some others, perhaps, but a lot of fresh fruit peel aromas... like crisp apple and pear peels, along with clove. Some mild citrus notes and just a dash of pepper to top it off.

T: A bit more banana like here... along with what is closer to pear than apple. As the fruity yeast flavour dissipates, some of the bubblegum flavours inherent to the style come through, though it's a little closer to 'prechewed' A touch of a citrus flavour. Many of the flavours here were a touch on the lighter side.

M: A nice dash of carbonation, mellowing and becoming a bit more foamy through the mouth and finishing semi-dry.

D: Reasonably easy to drink, though I'd prefer it on a hotter day, I think. I wouldn't turn it down, and would certainly order it if it were the hefe on draft, but I think I would likely lean towards some other names if buying for myself.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,832 ratings.