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

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2,750 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,750
Reviews: 1,258
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 96
Gots: 287 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of Ungespundet
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Weißbier is, according the 2005 figures, the second best selling Weißbier in Deutschland, second only to Erdinger by a few hundred thousand Hektoliters. Rounding out third is Franziskaner who saw big gains in 2005 with production up by 58,000 hektoliters while Paulaner saw a drop of 35,000 Hektoliters. This only leaves a difference of less than 40,000 hektoliters between the second and third spot. It will be interesting to see when the numbers come out from last year if Paulaner will drop to third. Weißbier in Germany is strong growing segment however only accounts for about 9% of all Bier sells. It’s actually third behind Pils(60%) and Export/Spezial/Edel(12.4%). Of course numbers would be very different if they were only taken in Bayern!!! On to the Bier…

This Bier pours out a very nice billowy head that leaves very nice lace throughout the session(s). The color found under the beautiful cloud of a head is bright orange to copper and milky with fresh yeast. No sediment in the glass from this fresh one! The aroma is about text book Weißbier as it gets. It features very nice balance between phenolic spiciness and ripe bananas. Behind the bready yeast aroma you’ll find a very solid malt backbone. Hints of bubblegum are to be found but are subtle. The flavor profile is also pretty text book. A slight sweetness hits the tongue first and leads into a mild hop bitterness. The body of the Bier is medium and features very nice toasted malt flavors and a maltiness that can only be provided but Munich Malt (style of malt. Not from Munich). The yeast tastes clean and fresh and provides a nice fruitiness to the Bier. I do find the bitterness for this Bier at the appropriate level, with that said I find the bitterness itself to be harsh and not rounded. I assume found the use of high Alpha acid hops or oils. Either or.... it’s not as pleasant as it should/could be. Nice Bier. A big brewery….But they still deliver.

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16.0 oz glass into pint glass. First attempt beer was bad with a date of 8/05 (which I didnt notice at purchase), this one is 3 months old so much fresher. Pours cloudy, golden orange, with good head but not great for a hefe. Head didnt hang around for too long either. Smell is typically hefe, bananas, bread, citrus. Taste is good but somewhat bland in my opinion. Good wheat taste too it but it didnt seem that complex, medium-high carbonation led way to a light mouthfeel. Overall a very drinkable beer but thats partially because flavor seems to be lacking slightly. A good hefe, dont get me wrong, but didnt live up to the hype.

Photo of sbe1
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: 0.5L bottle pruchased from a Carrefour supermarket in Gdansk, Poland, drank from a proper 0.5L glass.

Appearance: cloudy, deep gold, with hints of amber, orange, lovely soft billowy head that settled into a thin layer of creamy foam that lasted until my last sip. A beautiful looking beer.

Smell: a light, delicious, weisse smell, in my experience (which is by no means extensive), weisse beers smell nice, but are not particularly known for their aromatic complexity, so enough said here.

Taste: oh, so good. Apple, malt, and citrus with the slightest gracenote of clove. Was great with a lemon wedge, but would have be even better with an orange wedge.

Mouthfeel and drinkability: Excellent on both counts. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, an outstanding summer session beer.

Photo of beeragent
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass from a 16.9oz. bottle. The beer pours a hazy light orange, forming a very thin head which quickly dissipated. No lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruit and wheat. Very full and extremely enjoyable. The taste doesnt dissapoint either. Fruity at the beginning and finishing with smooth wheat malts. Average mouthfeel and smooth finish. Balanced full flavor make for a good session ale. Highly drinkable. Overall, I was impressed with this ale, since I have been dissapointed in the past by the other offerings of Paulaner. Maybe my tastes are changing, or I've just found a beer by them that I like. Either way, this is a great beer worth trying!!

Photo of dacrza1
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gift from Shan's Uncle Mark during a nondescript visit--ever so thoughtful of him...pours a perfect cloudy haze with a four-finger head that settles into sparse cumulus clouds...fresh citrus smell, with clove and banana and a citrus orange/lemon zest that separates from other hefe's with its backbone...soft palate, smooth and crisp...as far as long-range partying through a hot day, this is the most available choice, sure to win even the most apprehensive beer drinkers...

Photo of DoubleJ
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is going to christen my new Hefeweizen glass, so let the ceremony begin:

Oh, what a lovely sight. Cloudy and blonde, alomst orange in appearance with a good head that lasts all the way down. Some medicinal and yeast flavors are caught in the nose. The flavor was pleasing and light, yet refreshing. Gentle pepper and medicinal flavors dominate, which then breaks at the end for a burst of banana. The flavors ran together nicely. Just what I was looking for in an authentic German Hefeweizen.

Photo of becktone
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Eye: Cloudy lemon yellow with maple wood shade of brown highlights mixed in. Head is creamy looking and at least two fingers in height and is not going anywhere soon. That's one damn good looking beer.

Nose: Large phenolic characteristics here, banana and clove dominate the beer's aroma. Can't really smell anything else the banana is so strong that it hides wheat and hop character.

Tongue: Banana and clove characters are huge in the flavor. Wheat malts are easily detected. Some noble hop character fleeting near the end. Finishes the semi-dry leaving the mouth wanting more.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This brew is light bodied and has much less carbonation than I expected it to, though the levels are just right. They compliment the light body that this beer has, and also compliment the delicate flavors of this brew. This is one that I'll most likely end up buying again, though there are many other Hefe-Weizens to try. Really enjoyable on a hot steamy day.

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

I picked up a couple of 25 oz bottles of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen on a business trip. Poured in to a weizen glass.

Pours a deep honey gold color and is slightly hazy. A robust foamy white head forms, hangs around almost with the consistency of whipped cream, and dissipates slowly, show tinges of yellow on top as the foam melts back in to the beer.

The smell is of soft fruits, pears, peaches, honey dew melon, and some spices.

The taste is fairly typical of a good hefe, clove spiced banana flavors. A hint of wheat flavor in the background, and then a wispy hop finish.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Full-bodied but not sticky, and well carbonated.

This is a very drinkable beer. It would be good most any time. I'm having it on a 90+ degree late spring day, and it is very refreshing. Very nice beer indeed.

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

Pours a bright, cloudy golden color with a real nice soapy white head that dissipated into a nice cap in the pilsner glass I was drinking out of. The smell is of bananas, spice, a very nice hefe aroma. The brew has a mellow banana and light tart apple taste, not the strongest flavor and a bit too tart for a hefe but its good. A very good hefe and very drinkable but not the best that is out there, a bit on the tart side not enough banana or clove taste to it. You won't go wrong with picking this up.

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

German Weizens and Hefeweizens are refreshing and tasty beers and I really appreciate them.
Paulaner is one such German brew that I really appreciate. The Paulaner's Hefe-Weissbier
poured out a bight yellow with a generous head. It's smell is not very strong but I was
able to detect a yeasty smell. When I tasted it; I found the beer to be medium bodied, yet
balanced and very drinkable. It has a mild taste of wheat and yeast which immediately
transform into a strong and pleasing after taste that is mainly wheat and slightly yeasty
This Hefeweizen very drinkable and refreshing and I appreciate the strong Hefeweizen after
taste. I would like to try this beer in its fresher state; I felt that the yeast did not
smell or taste really fresh and I am looking forward to taking this on the tap one of these

Photo of fenwaybeer
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great hefe-weizen. Increasingly available on tap in my area, which is a good thing. Bartender claims it's becoming very popular. When ordering on tap, expect it to be served with citrus slice (often orange). This is an American, not German, tradition. But, it's your choice.

Appropriate cloudy appearance (for an unfiltered), with crisp taste. Good aroma, and nice feel. Enjoy!

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

A= modest head, extremely cloudy even for many wheat beers, just as it should be. Medium-honey-yellow, darker than most more pale-yellow wheat beers. Nice.

S= absolutely gorgeous scent from the first moment. Fruity floral, apples, pear, hops flowers, maybe plum or cherry or both.

T= much like the scent. Only mild hops-bitters taste. Slight bubblegum.

M= nothing unpleasant whatsoever, a nice mild memory.

D= as much as you can consume. Probably the best wheat-beer that I can remember.

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

Was at my Brother in law's home and he asked me if I wanted a Hefe, I coudn't believe it was Paulaner version. Poured into a pint glass pours an pale yellow color with a fluffy head that didn't hang around to long but did leave some lace on the glass. Smell is very sweet but subtle I can smell a bit of outdoor freshness. Taste is bready and yeasty with a nice sweet chewing gum flavor. Perfect for those hot summer months this goes down smooth and invites you to have 2 or maybe 6.

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

Serving Type Sampled: Sampled on tap at Old Chicago., Kearney Nebraska

Appearance: Poured a hazy straw in color with a nice white head that lasted quite a while.

Smell: Phenols and esters / clove and bananas, wheat malt.

Taste: Spicy, Clove and banana dominate the overall flavor of this beer. I detect a slight taste of wheat malt and german hops are subtle. Slight citrusy character.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Great. This is an extremely drinkable refreshing beer. Text book example of style.

Photo of gotweid
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recently sampled from the bottle. Produced on 12.06 (?)
APPEARANCE...Wow. Great, thick foamy head that rose above the glass and thick enough to not run over. Kind of a cloudy, hazy field of gold look. SMELLed like a true wheat; semi-sweet, slight hops, but nothing too strong. TASTE is amazing. This is a very smooth wheat, not too sweet, too bitter or too strong. MOUTHFEEL..nice carbonation, but not too much and with an almost dry aftertaste(in a good way). DRINKABILITY..very refreshing, excellent top notch wheat beer that you can drink in any environment. Sit back and enjoy this one.

Photo of Procrastinator
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Yes I know, but I didn't have my Hefe glass handy, so sue me. Produced on 10.06 on bottle.

Appearance: cloudy orange hued body with overflowing head after swirling yeast in bottom of bottle. Creamy off-white head clings to
glass sides. Nice display of the style.

Smell: wheat bread crusts. Banana and clove scents seem slightly muddled. Not much hop aroma which is right on for the style. Slight
pepper spice along with sweetness.

Taste: nice banana sweetness is creamy up front, but light on taste at the finish when slight acetic lemon zest overpowers.
Little alcohol can be detected at finish.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is rather nice and mild with a body that's on the watery side, a bit too thin.

Drinkability: refreshing and tasty brew is an easy drinking light wheat beer that would be fine anytime of the day. This would be a great thirst quencher.

Photo of whiplash3825
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A top-notch hefe! Poured into a weitzen glass a cloudy golden color with a beautiful four finger head which very gradually diminishes to a nice lace. Smells of phenols... not quite as pronounced as some of the other weitzens. Has a really great wheat beer taste... this is a prototypical Bavarian hefe-weitzen. Seems pretty filling, so I'm not sure why these slide down so easy I could drink'em all night. Great session beer!

Photo of gmfessen
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy orange-yellow color with a huge, bubbly yellow-white head that sticks around for a while before subsiding. The smell is like your typical hefe, bananas, cloves, spicy yeast and wheat; very pronounced. The taste is just like the smell, with the sweet cloveyness dominating the palate, but finishes rather smooth and somehow balanced. A sweet fruitiness persists on the tongue. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a bubbly, creamy consistency. This is a drinkable hefe, an excellent example of the style and readily available. This was not the first time I've had this beer and no doubt, not the last.

Photo of soupyman10
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light tan, orange color, a little foggy. Huge billowy head that dissolves slowly. Nose is your strong hefe scent. Cirtus and yeast. Some bread. Taste is a little milder. Wheat and lemon up front, some orange. Very refreshing, tasty. Feel is medium bodied, maybe a little high in carbonation. Drinkability is high. It's a really tasty, upligting, happy kind of beer. Perfect for a spring afternoon outside.

Photo of kRaa
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange color with an average sized white head. Most of the head diminishes quickly. Aromas of citrus and banana. The initial flavor is slight acidic and tastes of citrus. Sweet finish with banana flavor. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Generally a beer with a very refreshing taste.

Photo of mandarin
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I fell in love with this beer the first time I tried it, and I enjoy it more and more over time. No wonder it ranks as one of the best session beers. There's nothing like a glass of Paulaner Hefe-Weiss on a hot day. I highly recommend this beer. For me, this is what a hefe is all about. Great foamy head, excellent mouthfeel, and the taste -- Delicious!!

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

This pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy light orange with a very large head of foam. After a few minutes, the foam dies down to leave some small islands in the middle anf there's some good lacing.

The smell is nice. I'm getting clove, wheat, and some fruit.

The taste on first sip has a good clove presence with some banana tones and a wheat flavour. Further sips in and that combo of cloves and banana really starts to hit my palate just right. The finish has a nice tarty twang to it beckoning me to take yet another sip. Tasty as all heck, this Hefe. I could drink this all day long.

Bottom line: This, imho, is a superb example of the style. Highly recommended!!

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light orangey, very hazy blond with a nice rocky head. bouquet is the classic hefeweizen notes of banana, clove, and bread dough. nice light doughy, wheaty malt upfront and finishes crisp and creamy. light/medium mouthfeel. hops not noticeable except to provide balance. lively carbonation. a nice summer beer, very well balanced but doesn't blow me away. very nice, chewy mouthfeel, though. must be great when fresh in deutschland.

Photo of hammer09
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and honey-colored, Paulaner Hefe-weizen exhibits good carbonation. Dense head that lasts.

Smell is typical for a hefe-weizen, but exhibited almost flawlessly: banana, citrus and pepper/cloves.

Taste is sweet and citrusy with natural lemon flavor and banana. Very good.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky, but overall is well carbonated and very refreshing.

Impressive in its simplicity, this is an outstanding hefe-weizen. Very drinkable.

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

found this at the Redcliff Alberta liquor store, which FYI is the number 1 store in the province for Old Milwaukee sales. Needless to say I was shocked, as was the store clerk who had to blow the dust off the bottles..

nice looking hefe with that classic orange hue and cloudiness. Found it had good head retention. A small, white cap remained the entire time. Some decent lacing as well.

smelled mostly of banana with just a hint of spice.

i fount it had some pepper spice right up front followed by some sweet wheat malt. This actually repeated itself once again...spice followed by sweet banana malt. Cool!

very smooth and almost creamy mouthfeel.

A very good example of the style..too bad it cost me $14.25 per six.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
91 out of 100 based on 2,750 ratings.