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

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2,798 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,798
Reviews: 1,269
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 100
Gots: 335 | 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 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.

Photo of Budking
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Only my second hefe and my first review. Poured into a tumbler, my weizen glass was at home.
A: dark orange, cloudy with frothy white head, about a finger

S: banana bread with slight hint of citrus? and slight alcohol coming through

T: banana and wheat, with alcohol taste a little stronger than the first hefe I tried.

M: mild to light, little more carbonation than I prefer

Overall: not a horrible beer by any means, not what I prefer, but could drink another one if offered.

Photo of dsa7783
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Although this is up there with some of the best, this is not the greatest hefe I've ever tried... The taste is more subtle and subdued than some other brews in this category I've tried, but the appearance and drinkability really make this a very good beer. I would definitely recommend this to anyone a fan of this particular style. The flavor is not overwhelming, but there is a nice coriander/wheat taste that is very pleasing and leaves you wanting another one... A good, solid brew that can be enjoyed any time... Go for this one...

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

12oz bottle poured into a my Red Lodge Ales pint glass.

A: partly cloudy golden yellow with a nice 1 inch white head, mostly bubbles, that dissipates quickly to a small, 1/8 inch layer

S: mostly yeast with some lemon in the background rounded out by some mild spices

T: yeasty banana with surprisingly little citrus considering the smell, very smooth and creamy in the beginning with the citrus coming in right towards the end, slight bitterness in the finish

M: Surprisingly carbonated, a little too much for my taste, but I'm not super familiar with hefe weizens, so it may be just me

D: Terrific. Smooth, complex enough to be interesting, but subtle enough to be a session beer. The best in the way of mass market hefe weizens.

Photo of hoegaardenhero
2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle just a few days before drink before date, maybe had an effect on rating.

a: cloudy/hazy; medium orangish/rust with very minimal head and limited head retention

s: appley yeast flavor comes through the w/ a little bit of rusty/iron smell; overall not too fragrant

t: sort of thick bloody/irony flavor first to come through; followed by hints of hoppiness and finishing with yeasty/malty sweetness; slightly unpleasant wineyness present as well

m: nicely carbonated and light but slightly syrupy/cloying for style

d: ultimately a pretty flavorless beer and a little too cloying to be a good session as well

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

Im reviewing this beer while listening to the german band called Sanitys Dawn.Now I didnt used ti like Hefe's but something clicked in my head one time and I bought a bottle of HP and it was great and since then I have been craving hefes.I know its not the ideal weather for a Hefe but who cares...Im not counting.

Pours a HUGE head,like 5 fingers and im not even done pouring in the rest of the beer.But the head is while and very fluffy on top.The body looks like cloudy piss with some nice carbonation coming up from the top.The yeast slowly falls to the bottem of the glass.

I smell banana and pepper and mabey some orange and lemon.

The taste is very light with yeast,wheat and banana and pepper mostly in the taste.I think there may be a bubble gum taste in there as well.

The mouthfeel has a nice feel and pleasent carbonation.

This is a good beer but the one I had before is better IMO.I would buy it again.Finally somthing from Heiny that is worthwhile.

Photo of mc98gg
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured the Natural Wheat into a weizen glass. The head was large and dissipated slowly. Had a cloudy golden orange color. The smell has a sweetness to it, and a little spice. I also smell hops and a little wheat. The taste starts off with hops and wheat, then the spice takes over, leaving a tingling sensation on the tongue. I really like the mouth feel on this beer, good carbonation too.

Overall: I really like this beer, I would drink it again. Don't think I would drink more than one in a sitting however. The spice is nice at first, but by the time you finish the beer it gets kind of old. It is definitely worth a try.

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

Big fluffy hefe head on a golden body. Very pleasing visually.
Smells of a mix of banana and cloves with some good yeasty odor undertones.
Tastes of cloves that give way to a ripe banana. Sticky wheat comes through as well
Leaves a clean aftertaste. Feel is somewhat gummy from the wheat, but gives way to a clean finish.
Nice representation of the style. Not the best of the bunch, but done right.

Photo of Strix
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with quite a large head. Not very much smell, wheat with a hint of cloves. Cloves dominant in the flavor, along with wheat, hints of ripe banana and a vague background lemon. Mouthfeel very smooth and light. Maybe I've been drinking too many dark beers lately, I didn't find this as amazing as some people did. It's nice and light with some pleasant flavors, but lacked complexity for me. Not a bad beer by any means, but not worth the $11 I paid for the 6.

Photo of rec
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour presents a hazey unfiltered wheat beer with what can be an explosive head if poured without care.

The smell is typical of quality Hefe's; quite simply mouth watering. It's mainly comprised of spice and wheat, but there is a certain fruity aroma to it also.

Up front I taste cloves, pepper and banana with a bready sweetness. There's a touch of lemon before the nutty aftertaste rolls through.

The mouthfeel is one that is simultainiously creamy but crisp, thanks to its unfiltered brewing process and relatively high carbonation. Refreshing and invigorating.

Probably the best Hefe I've had - a stand out brew. Highly recommended!

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

A - Pours a bright hazy orange color with white head that goes down pretty fast

S - Mostly spices stand out for the smell

T - The spices stand out and some hops flavor

M - Medium carbonation good feel

D - Good taste and mouthfeel made this a good brew I will most likely pick this beer up again

Photo of thierrynantes
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearence : pale unfiltered wheat beer
Smell : cloves, coriander and ginger aroma
Taste : sweetish taste with clove
Mouthfeel : more clove in the finish
Drinkability : A good hefe weiss brewered by Paulaner. Archetypal wheat beer with lots of cloves (exactly what you would expect from this style)

Thierry (13/10/2007)

Photo of Jedimaster1
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one great hefe.

A: A cloudy yellow. Just love the murkiness of this brew. The head is also long standing and a great part of the presentation.

S: The smell of wheat and cloves resonates throughout this beer.

T: Oh my goodness, the taste. In the brew, you can taste the wonders of bananas, cloves, and wheat. This is just a perfect example of the style.

M: Smooth! Goes down easy with the mouth just asking for more.

D: This is a very easy brew that can be consumed without no hesitations. On a nice warm day, this is a pleasant relief from the elements.

Great brew and an outstanding example of the style. Just please, don't have a lemon with it! -lol

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

From a 12 oz bottle with no freshness date evident, marked “Natural Wheat.” Into my crystal mug, this one’s a hazed apricot color with a thick off-white head and minor sediment but no visible carbonation. Slow fade to a substantial cap and some lacing. Nose is yeasty, and wheat-bready with light spice. Tastes of banana, trace cloves, slightly herbal. Powdery malt fades to a slightly dry finish. Good hefe flavor profile, probably one of the best I’ve tried, though I’m not a huge fan of the style. Mouth is light and smooth with low carbonation; gentle. Quite smooth and drinkable, a typical light-bodied hefe.

Overall: Quite a good hefe, recommended.

Photo of blatherbeard
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

When i first started drinking this beer it came in 17.5 oz bottles and a case was only 20. The price was 30+ dollars and only could find it in bigger stores, or get it ordered, in MA nowhere in NH had it. Well now i find it in 6 packs, 12 packs and Cases of 12oz bottles priced around 6.99 or so. So far, still can't get it(for the most part) in NH, although i found where i could purchase kegs of it....(yay!)

It pours a cloudy amber/orange color with minimal head depending on how fast you pour it. For all you non-head drinkers out there one tip : JUST SLOW THE POUR DOWN. ;)

Has a very sweet/tart lemony smell. I can taste lots of lemon and spice when i drink it, the only downfall i have is its very slippery/oily feel in the mouth. I'm very sensory so that takes a bit away from the beer but the taste makes up for it. I suggest you swish the last 1/4 of the bottle and pour in on top, gets all the flavor into the glass.

It was my introduction to the Hefe-wiesen and will always have a special place in my fridge.

Photo of Sleestak
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy dark gold with lasting head. Smells of bananas and spice, no surprise there. Tastes of green bananas, yeasty, tart and a bit peppery. A bit of a prickly mouthfeel with the effervescent carbonation. This hefeweizen is immensely refreshing, especially on a warm day like we're having here in So Cal today. Perfect flavors melded nicely. Thankyou Paulaner.

Photo of livingregret
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 16oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a darker cloudy orange colour w/ a 1 finger head. Plenty of lacing the whole time while drinking.

Smell: I get yeast and lemon w/ some spice added in

Taste/Mouthfeel: A nice banana like taste that ends w/ a nice spice/clove taste. A touch of bubblegum mixed in. The beer goes down pretty smooth but leaves a sticky feeling in the mouth

Drinkability: Overall a pretty decent hefe

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

Pours a cloudy orange amber, with a great head and nice retention. Got all of the aromatic elements you're looking for in the hefeweizen -- banana esters & clove phenols, the raw graininess, and that funky yeast. For whatever reason, though it smells good, I don't find it incredibly appetizing the way I find other hefes. Tastes very good -- bananas, citrus, earthy, spicy, and some hops coming through as well. A complex and delicious Bavarian hefeweizen -- one of the classics!

Photo of sabrills70
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a produced on date of 5/07. Pours a hazy medium light amber with a huge head, great retention and equally great lace. Nice citrus and wheat malt aromas. Smells "tart". Not as strong an aroma as other Hefe's, but very nice. Subdeud hefe flavor witha more pronounced malt flavor than your typical hefes. A nice change. Very refreshing. A damn solid hefe.

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

A murky, hazy honey hue with a nice high white head, about 2 or 3 fingers with good retention. Spirited carbonation, impressive lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, hint of berries, fresh dough, a dash of nutmeg. I find the taste and mouthfeel full and rounded, mild yet pleasing - understated in many respects with fruit zest, bready at times, and well balanced bitterness that lingers in the finish. Elegant actually, the alcohol is hardly detectable. Rich and pleasing, best savoured slowly. This may be the best wheat beer I've had so far.

Photo of tpd975
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had as part of the Oktoberfest tour at the local Old Chicago.

A: Copper golden yellow color with a medium head.

S: Lemon and Orange zest nice light smelling brew.

T: Tons of citrus, Lemon and Orange with a nice yeasty quality.

M: Light bodied brew

D: Nice and light, great gateway beer for those who don't know any better.

Overall: I have had this brew more times than I can count, and often lean on it as an introduction to those who have yet to convert to craft brews. It is what it is, and that is a nice easy drinking brew that tastes pretty good.

Photo of Floydster
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pint from Naja's Place in Redondo Beach

Poured an orangish brown with a 1/2 inch silky white head

Smell was full of oranges and lemons

Taste was a little sweet, but full of wheat, hey that rhymed and I did not try to do that

Could drink a fair amount of these, but sweetness get to you after a while

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