Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
Appearance: Pours a murky orange juice color with golden edging. A nice tight bone white cap with vigorous carbonation up through the body. Looks pretty cool in my weizen glass.
Smell: A definite clove smell going on but I'm not sure I'm picking up the bananas that everyone keeps raving about. It's very spicy for sure. Maybe unripened banana peels...
Taste: Cloves, wheat bread, very doughy and yeasty all on the palate. The wheat flavor and spices are the dominating flavors. I'm not picking up any of the other nuances that I've been reading about in "classic" examples of this style.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, very carbonated, and crispy.
Drinkability: A summer quaffer for sure. This just isn't my gig. A very well done beer with an interesting flavor profile but it doesn't scratch the beer itch for me. I'm sure that will be offensive to other readers but this is purely for my own records so we'll leave it at that. I'd definitely try it once but I don't see the need to re-visit.
08-14-2005 18:31:39 | More by mattcrill
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a white head that is very creamy. There is decent lacing.
The aroma is very estery, there is banana, clove, a little citrus.
The taste is full of esters. There are flavors of orange citrus, banana, clove, coriander, and it is mildly yeasty.
The mouthfeel is good, Medium body, medium/moderate carbonatoin.
I think this is a great beer. Very drinkable.
08-13-2005 21:39:18 | More by Brian700
British Columbia (Canada)
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
This is a subtle Hefe that takes a few sips to give up the goods. Not in your face but rather refined and very well balanced. The banana and cloves are there but seemed blended into the whole. The finish is crisp and solid with a high drinkability resulting.
08-13-2005 04:18:20 | More by canucklehead
4.63/5 rDev +14.6%
Pours a clouded golden-orange. Monstrous pillowy head to keep you company. Very sweet aroma of light banana bread. Definitely quite sweet compared to other hefeweizens, not that that is a bad thing. Juicy fruit character is all over the place. Sharp and spicy clove twang hits at the finish and lasts for a bit. Amazingly refreshing and drinkable, just as a hefe should be. Outstanding.
08-10-2005 16:53:12 | More by thechaacster
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
pint at some artsy place on long island
deep, cloudy orangey-yellow color with a sizable initial head without much retention but nice lacing. smells sweet, very faint clove, fruit (banana), and light yeast. flavor of light wheat and yeast with an increasing taste of banana that dominates through the lengthy tapering finish; very mild clove spiciness. floral notes too. smooth creamy mouthfeel without much carbonation. very easy to drink as it was delicious. i need to find this somewhere in maine, it would make a great warm-up beer or serve well before dinner on a warm evening.
08-02-2005 19:07:41 | More by villainchiwwin
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
Had this on tap, but unfortunately served in a mug. Nice hazy orange with just a small finger of head due to the glassware but long lasting and pretty good lacing. Smell is pretty fruity--banana, lemon, pears with just a dash of cloves. Taste has a strong clean wheat presense with a large dose of creamy fruit--banana, citrus, pineapple, kiwi(?). Cloves are barely there which was unexpected, but there was a surprising hop bite to make up for the lack of spiciness. Very smooth mouthfeel with a nice fine carbonation jjust lifting the beer off the tongue. This is a very good example of the style, but I still prefer Schneider.
07-26-2005 22:58:57 | More by cubedbee
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
500ml bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast
Poured a hazy golden colour... Head was cream colour - pours quite frothy with quite big beading. Nice thin layer stays until the end...
Aroma - Clove, banana and hints of vanilla...
Taste Definite clove notes, honey, slightly citrusy. Maybe some strawberry ??
Feel - Very smooth and mellow with slight carbonation. Extremely drinkable...
Overall - an exceptional beer - one of the best Hefe Weizens there is....
07-20-2005 13:04:23 | More by mdagnew
4.68/5 rDev +15.8%
Weiss heaven in a bottle. Is it just me, or can Paulaner do no wrong?
Appearance: Deep gold color; Partly cloudy; Very nice, un-even rocky head. Little bits of Bavaria seemed to smile down the sides of the proper weiss glass.
Smell: Full-bloom aromatic hops, combined with just a touch of clove to let ya know that you're about to dabble into a god-like weissbier.
Taste: Unlike most weiss beers that try to really, REALLY top each other with banana-fruitiness, or rest on their yeasty laurels, this beer emphasizes that the with quality barley and wheat, the rest is just baroque. Paulaner works the malt angle hard here, and wow...what results! The farmers that grow the barley and wheat for this brewer should be given Iron Crosses for their work. It justs tastes as though the malts are unduly fresh and honest. (I don't work for Paulaner. Honest!)
Mouthfeel: A good balance here. Nice herbal lift in the finish.
Drinkability: Very good. Man, what more can I say about this brewer? I know that Americans probably think of Ayinger as the premier Bavarian quality brewer, but from what I've gathered over the years, Paulaner consistently hits home runs without much fuss (think Jim Thome vs. Barry Bonds - one's grown from honest earth, the other from ?). This weiss beer is probably my favorite Munich-made beer (nudging out Franziskaner) and gives Weihenstephaner a killer run for the best weiss in Bayern. Zum Wohl und Gruss Gott!
07-20-2005 02:58:38 | More by RedBaron
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
Very nice brew for the style. Pours a cloudy yellow with a fizzy head and nice lacing afterwards. Scent of grassy/lemony, very nice of a wheat bier. Reminds me of Ayinger Ur-Weisse in taste, very nice. Has a very light feel which I like. This is a very socialble drink.
07-19-2005 23:42:46 | More by Wasatch
4/5 rDev -1%
a very nice Hefe
poured ,in the wrong glassware..ugh, hazy yellow with a decent 1 inch head that was fizzy but stuck around for a fair amoutn of time.
smell was faint but yeasty, hints of lemon, wheat and slight spice aromas. coriander/clove.
taste was a nice hit of the spice up front but not too much followed by the yeasty flavors and hints of citrus/lemon peel.
easy to drink, smooth yet finishes crisp from the perfect carbonation. very pleasant
07-12-2005 12:29:35 | More by kegerator
3.75/5 rDev -7.2%
Cloudy golden orange with a billowing white head with plenty of staying power. Finally settles down to 1/2".
Yeasty nose with clean lemony citrus notes. Earthy mineralness with yeasty esters at the finish.
Flavor of clovey mineralness (again) with subdued banana - no bubblegum notes at all. Suspended yeast produces a hay-like taste.
Mouthfeel is very soft & fluffy with perky carbonation that makes the medium body very invigorating. Tingly on the tongue.
Drinkability is very good. Refreshing & quenching.
Overall a real summertime treat. Seeing this is one of my very favorite styles, I'm reviewing this with the utmost scrutiny. All the flavors are a bit attenuated compared to other bottled Bavarian hefes I've tried, but a good offering to say the least.
06-20-2005 03:29:43 | More by malty
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance - large white head forming up quickly on the pour, melting down with agate lacing to a thick cap. Hazy translucent dirty orange with active beading.
Aroma - banana cream pie! Sweet initially, with more yeast and spice coming through as it settles.
Taste - solid banana, clove, and light yeast flavors combine for the authentic hefe taste. Sweet finish with banana, lemon and muted spiciness.
Mouthfeel - smooth and cake-like with slightly above average carbonation.
Drinkability - a bonafide taste of Germany, a most session-worthy hefe.
06-13-2005 17:39:47 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.58/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours a cloudy yellow with a lacy, lasting head. Unlike many other imports, it doesn't feel or taste mass produced. Only a slight tingle of carbonation makes this beer very easy to drink. Tastes and smells like your basic Hefeweizen.
If one was to look up Hefeweizen in the dictionary, a Paulaner bottle should appear in the definition. Highly recommended.
06-07-2005 19:53:05 | More by chrisms86
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
The twelve ounce bottle has a alpine scene on the front label.
Appearance: Amazing head that I have to wait to subside some before I am even able to pour the rest of the beer, even then the head does not want to diminish. Hazy yellow.
Smell: Fruity odor, hints of banana.
Taste: Good hefe. This is what has been missing from the last couple "hefes" that I have reviewed that were actually american wheats. The fruity banana flavor that is representative of a hefe.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, not liquidy.
Drinkability: A great session beer for warm summer days.
06-07-2005 00:42:29 | More by OatherS
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
Pours with a cloudy lemony amber body, thick white fluffy head sits happily in my franziskaner glass
Smell, fresh smelling, little hint of clove
Taste, dry and crisp. Slight hint of banana, melon and clove
A refreshing hefe, up there with the best
06-05-2005 18:43:55 | More by cypressbob
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
Appearance: Cloudy, amber color. Off white, very tall and very very thick head with good retention and some glass sticking. Excessive amounts of carbonation...everything it should look like in my book.
Smell: Clove sweetness. Smells a little weak. Still smells like wheat beer but not aromatic enough for me...thus the lower score.
Taste: Very clean tasting. A lot of clove. The "banana" flavor is more subtle than I expect. Sweet tasting. A tasty beer but not as complex as I might enjoy.
Mouthfeel: Medium Body. Dry Finish. Carbonation plays a role.
Drinkability: This is a very tasty, drinkable, great hefeweizen. I recommend it.
notes: It is a great beer to introduce people to while initiating to craft brew in general or broadening a new (or old) advocate's experiences.
06-03-2005 20:04:32 | More by cracgor
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
This was a very enjoyable hefe. One of the quintessential German hefe-weizen I've had.
The appearance is typical of a hefe: pale golden yellow, cloudy, and sporting a hefty white cap of foam. Looks beautiful to a thirsty drunkard such as myself on a muggy Saturday afternoon. The lace shimmers through the sweaty glass as it falls back to rejoin its bubbly brethren.
The smell is very revealing of the wheat malt. There is also a perfect blend of fruity esters ranging from berries to bananas and just a slight hint of clove.
The taste and the smell are very similar. A mixture of malty sweetness and esters with a little spicy kick in the finish. The liquid feels fairly full and creamy in the mouthfeel, revealing more subtle nuances in taste. Drinkability is substantial. I have had better hefe's at cheaper prices, but this is definitely a hefe worth trying.
05-22-2005 02:02:30 | More by neonbrown82
4/5 rDev -1%
Pretty good beer.
Poured a light brown, dark amber with a moderate head. You could smell a slight citrus flavour. The taste? Well it was damn smooth. Faint taste of banana and lemon, with that mellow weussbier taste.
Definitely refreshing. Slight carbonation and reletively cheap makes this a great beer to buy and drink. Great for a hot summers day.
05-15-2005 22:52:03 | More by BeerNutta
3.65/5 rDev -9.7%
Large, frothy, overflowing head. Cascading colors, orange to golden yellow, very cloudy. Effin' beautiful.
Very yeasty and citrusy. A bit of a hop twang in the nose. Noticeable wheat.
Chalky yeast taste, with a whole lot of citrusy goodness and wheat. There is a grainy flavor to it, with some balancing bitterness at the end.
Smooth mouthfeel, with a bit of a bite to it. Dry finish. Refreshing and highly drinkable. Good on a hot day.
05-15-2005 05:38:14 | More by Litterbean
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.
The look of this beer is very nice, pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a nice pure-white head topping it. Partially translucent, the beer maintains a single color throughout -- no tapering at the edges.
Wonderful scent, nice traces of clove and banana, very citrusy and inviting.
Tastes fantastic, as well, although perhaps not as complex as the scent would lead you to believe. A kind of bready, citrus flavor with a sharp tang finish. Very minimal hops, and carbonation is very low.
The mouthfeel is one of the best elements of this beer -- the foamy goodness that is the head sticks around for awhile after tasting, but never becomes cloying as some aftertastes are wont to do. Medium-bodied as a whole, but not at all chewy, this beer is just complex and heavy enough to let me know I'm not drinking lager, but not so much as to interfere with any food or other drinks I've got on my palate.
This is a wonderful session brew, as the great finishing taste of the brew just makes you want to have another. (I'm finishing my last one, now -- guess that means I'm going to have to go get some more.)
A very good example of a Hefe-Weizen. Possibly my favorite of the style.
05-14-2005 23:51:49 | More by danielharper
4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
Had this brew on tap last evening while waiting for a seat at a local restaurant. The brew was poured in a traditional Weizen Glass, have to have more respect when an establishment uses the correct glasses. It was cloudy amber/orange color with a nice sized head that broke down fairly quickly but still had enough to leave quite a bit of lacing through most of the beer. The aromas coming from the glass are of wheat, malt, clove, banana, and spices. Very nice smelling brew! The taste was quite similar, notice the malt right away then I start to notice the banana/clove tastes that seem to end with a very nice peppery spiciness. This was a real nice treat, it has taken a bit of time for my tastes to change and get more accustomed to Weizen beers. In the past it would have been a brew that I had a hard time drinking or would have passed on. I can say that this will be a brew that I will look for again when out during the summer and get some for the house for general enjoyment ;-)
05-08-2005 13:20:38 | More by Stimack
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Medium bodied, very cloudy apricot color with a substantial white head that subsides fairly quickly.
The aroma is mainly cloves with a trace of banana. The taste is a little more complex, starting with biscuity grain, then bananas, cloves and even a little pepper.
Somewhat dry from the first, very smooth and easy to drink. This would be excellent anytime and should go well with most food, although washing down some barbecue on a hot summer day would be outstanding.
05-07-2005 04:03:20 | More by whynot44
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Fire-tap sale at Flying Saucer for $2.50, good deal.
It is a cloudy pale yellow colored with a high cap of fluffy, pure white head. The head quickly fizzles in to a thin ring, leaving no lace.
The aroma is standard hefe with citrus, wheaty malt, grass, lemon zest, and yeast. There is a nice hit of spice in here too.
The flavor is similar to the nose with an emphasis on lemony zest, yeasty spice, and grainey wheat. It has a spritzy light body with very ample carbonation. A classic example of a good hefe.
05-05-2005 21:54:20 | More by AlexJ
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a soft cloudy golden straw color with a nice looking head. Strong banana and clean citrous nose, yeasty and bready characters are there as well. Lots of pale malt and yeast in the flavor, fruits are more subdued than I would have expected, but still pull through in nice fashion. Very good blend of the sweet bananas and bitter lemon flavors. Some clove taste floates around the mouth, sharpening the bready malts. Finishes somewhat dry with yeasty notes. Mouthfeel starts malty smooth, but exceptional carbonation sharpens it up quite a bit. Nice clean authentic hefe weizen. Drinkability could increase exponentially as the weather warms.
05-02-2005 03:04:09 | More by BeerFink
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Poured from a 16.9oz "produced on" 11/04 into a weizen glass.
Cloudy honey with lots of carbonation. Huge white head that threatens to escape the rim of the glass. Nice layred lacing.
Smells of malt, fruity yeast, and earthy wheat. Although its fruity in the nose, there's a kind of dryness to it as well.
The yeast and malts make up most of the taste. There's also a quick bite of hops toward the finish. Very balanced and clean.
Nice medium mouthfeel with tingles from the active carbonation. Very drinkable. Could be a great BBQ beer.
05-01-2005 05:45:16 | More by ypsifly
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,553 ratings.