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

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Ratings: 2,832
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 104
Gots: 367 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

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 trackstar1043
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours beautiful, hazy golden wheat orange, 1 in of off-white stick head that left a nice lacing, looks increadable.

S - Sweet and earthy aromas, wheat, crisp citrus and pleasant cloves, fantasitc balance of aroma.

T - Lively, youi can taste yeast and wheat flavors, pleasant citrus kick and a smooth taste of cloves with a trace of bananas, great balance.

M - Med bodied, high carbonation and perfect balance of sweet and bitter floavors with a smooth finish.

D - Fanatasic example of a natural wheat, one of my favorites, great any day.

Photo of arbrinkman
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6-pack at the local Bottle King. The date on the bottle said 07/07 so I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised.

This is a great hefewiezen. Nice, cloudy appearance, large white head that left lacing all the way. Typical Hefe smell and taste too...banana, clove and some citrus. One of my all time favorites.

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

Into weizen glass

A:Pours a hazy gold. Not as cloudy as one would want to see a heff.

S:The wheat is definitely there but the banana/clove/yeast taste is almost an afterthought. I do not like Heffs when the dominate but they must at least be there in some force.

T:Wheat then the banana/clove. Maybe I have a bad bottle since I have had much better Pauliners. A little off

M: Light body med carb. Needs a little more carb. Again bad bottle?

D: Even with what is probably a bad bottle this is still a very drinkable beer. Have drank this beer a ton and it is a great summer session beer.

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

Poured from into a pint glass with a 1 inch head. Nice straw color.

Yummy, smells like a hef should I guess.

Fruity, wheaty hefeweisen flavor. Pretty good stuff compared to some others. Fairly crisp, but not exceptional taste.

Mouthfeel is, among other things, wet. The alcohol is not readily apparent. Aftertaste fades away quickly.

Yet again, I could drink this stuff all day.

Photo of baos
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz into Dog-faced muggy mugwump.

A: Cloudy dishwater blonde with a nice big bubbly head.

S: Canned pineapple juice w/ banana and bit of lemon balm.

T: Not as sweet as some but still really good hints of banana bubble yum and lemon grass.

M: Nice medium body.

D: Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink-- under any circumstances.
-MT
especially if its this beer

Photo of Terp96
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a small wheat beer glass. Cloudy, hazey golden color with 2 finger thick head.

Smell of banana and clove as expected. Very balanced.

Taste is also as expected. Silky smooth and sweet with some banana and clove undertones. Slightly spicy.

Mouthfeel is exceptional. Again, very smooth and balanced. Not overly sweet. No harch flavors. Very refreshing.

Drinkability is good as well. However, I can only take so many hefeweizens before I need something with some hop bitterness. Like a good pils, this is a great thirst quencher.

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

Pours out a cloudy amber with a thick, white, fairly persistent head. Aroma is strong and wheaty with some citrus component - but this may have come from the obligatory slice of lemon. Flavor is rich, wheaty with a hoppy undertone and just a touch of bitterness, and a lemony hint. Smooth, enjoyable, refreshing.

Photo of BeerTaster
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is one of the best looking hefewiezens I have ever seen cloudy copper in color huge white head that stuck around for a while leaving nice lace on the way. Smell not as much banna and clove as I would expect but still present non the less. Taste yeast bread and hints of apple. Not bad but not profound a solid beer though.

Photo of Gehrig
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two white fingers of fluff top a somewhat cloudy lemon body. Lots of malt greet the nose, with hints of lemon to come and some grassy hops. The taste confirms the lemon, which is pleasant and not overbearing, while biscuity malt predominates. In all, refreshing and pleasant, if rather uncomplicated.

Ample carbonation and smooth taste make this go. It's not the type of hefeweizen to knock one's socks off, but rather it's delicious and easy to consume. This I've found fairly characteristic of what Paulaner beers I've had: they're not the most complex beers, but what they do they do well. They're delicious, as is this. Worth the grab, and at under $2.50 a bottle, the price is right.

Photo of Natural510
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Originally served on-tap at the Cheiftain Irish Pub in San Francisco. Poured into a traditional 22(?)oz Paulaner Hefe-weiss glass.

Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with thick head.
Scents of yeast & citrus are immediately apparent.
Besides the wheat, a puckery citric-acid aftertaste, and more yeast detected without overpowering the brew. Banana is also apparent here. Very tangy.
A nice mouthful which creates a tingling sensation throughout the mouth even after finishing.
An exceptionally drinkable weiss bier from one of the originators.

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

Appearance: very hazy with a pale orange colour. The head is white, large, and moussy. It is long lasting and presents a beautiful lacing as I was drinking it.
Aroma: mix of yeast, cloves, wheat and citrus.
Taste: confirms the aroma plus the enjoyable banana flavour.
Mouthfeel: smooth and silky, high carbonation, average alcoholic strength and a medium body.
Finish: yeast and wheat medium length aftertaste.

Overall: crisp and refreshing, a good example of a hefeweizen. Nice characteristic banana taste. Highly recommended.

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

Poured from a bomber into a hefe glass
Appearance-This one has a golden orange murky yellow color to it as it poured from the bottle. The head was a nice white that was very lazy and stuck around.

Smell-This has a nice fruit smell with a scent of banana and a little bit something else that I cant recognize but definetly earthy.

Taste-Definetly one of the better hefes I have come across and no i dont put citrus in mine.This one is put together just about perfect.

Mouthfeel/Drinkabilty-This is a crisp very fresh tasting beer I highly recommend. The abv is 5.5 so pick up a couple 6's and enjoy.

Photo of clayrock81
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, orange body that was dense but didn't give off much head or carbonation. It did leave some lacings, but could've done more. Overall though, a textbook hefe. Smell is yeasty with dominant citrus tones - flowery if you will. The taste is pretty much bananas and orange peels with the yeast and hops adding a pinch of bitterness to compliment the clove spices (I don't really know if it was clove or just some generic pepper spice but there is pinch of it) on the backend. Very smooth and not bitter at all, I could down a six-pack easily. Nothing at all screams greatness, but it can hold its own with most hefes, especially with the price.

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.

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