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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,442 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,442
Reviews: 1,226
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 77
Gots: 128 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 08-17-2001)
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TinusTime

Virginia

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

Poured a nice golden hazy yellow with a nice billowy white head that stayed for a nice long while. Aroma hints at citrus rind, clove, allspice, and tropical fruit. A little lighter in the banana clove taste than other hefe's and a little more citrusy than most. The mouthfeel is good although it does seem a little lighter than say a Schnieder Weiss or Weihenstephaner. Drinkability is high as on a hot summer day one throw these back one after the other. Overall a good hefe. Not my favourite, but not too far behind.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2004 16:05:18 | More by TinusTime
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GnomeKing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This mildly cloudy, medium-yellow brew almost seems to glow softly under the right light. It's a beauty. The wheat and malts blend divinely to create a sweet, completely agreeable beer that you just can't help wanting more of. I'm a big fan of wheat beers, and this is one of the best. Although I like Hoegaarden, Blue Moon, Celis White and so on, that type of wheat beer can be a little too tangy and sweet. Paulaner's Hefe-Weizen avoids these drawbacks by being subtle, not letting any particular taste overwhelm the taste buds.

This brew can feel a little thin, although it's so tasty that it hardly bothered me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2004 03:44:31 | More by GnomeKing
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

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

Pours a hazy gold with a big lacy ivory head. Smells of spicy cloves and light banana aroma.

Tastes of wheat malt and spices. Cloves and light pepper. Ripe banana and sweet flavors. Lightly fruity and lightly sour. A nice lightly spicy aftertaste. Really tasty. And smooth. And creamy. Very good beer. Maybe the best Hefe I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2004 02:03:27 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Cwrw

Alberta (Canada)

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

This is one beer I actually considered photographing after pouring. The appearance is almost perfect! Now THIS is how a glass of good beer should look. The head, copious and smooth, settled slightly above the glass rim, with that lovely, picture perfect, chunky, foamy, somewhat whipped-cream presentation. Magnificent! Apple juice colouration, misty and blurred, thanks to the beloved yeast sediment. The aroma, to me personally, is one of the best I have yet smelt in a hefe-weizen. There are pears, apples, bananas, nuts, cloves, and yeasty, musky, earthy smells. I say the pears are dominant. I know other hefes may give the same aromas, but there is some characteristic or blending in Paulaner that excites my personal palate. The taste is very similar to the smell, delivering upon all the suggested odours. There is a very pleasant wheat-sourness in the finish, and a fruity taste on the middle of the tongue. Initially, there is a delightful bubble-gum sweet candy taste. The mouthfeel is full, and this beer rates amongst the best for drinkability. This beer proves that beer is indeed a literal food product.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2004 09:45:21 | More by Cwrw
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surfmeister

California

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: cloudy yellow, massive head
Smell: wheat with fruity undertones, a bit resrained, other hefes have been more fragrant, hops non existent
Taste: slightly more hoppy than other hefes, nice banana and spice undertones
Mouthfeel: full, carbonated, fluffy
Drinkability: Great, quenching, refreshing warm weather hefe

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2004 00:49:34 | More by surfmeister
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rdrummer

New Jersey

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

This is a rarity in that the draft version is not significantly better than the bottled version. It pours a wonderful, golden wheat color with a huge white head. It has to work a while to let the head subside enough to fill the glass. The overwhelming smell is the wheat field, but there is a citrus undertone along with some spices, probably a little clove. The taste is predominantly wheat and malt with a hoppy backup. As with most good Hefes, there is that citrus flavor that I can never pin down to a specific fruit. This is a good beer with a smooth, bubbly feel in the mouth. It is easy to go through a few of these, but I may like the bottle a little better.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2004 00:13:52 | More by rdrummer
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Crosling

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is hitting the spot right now! The 500 mL bottle poured perfect into my Tabernash Weiss glass. Cloudy orange in color with a frothy white head that is lacing pretty damn well.

Awesome banana and clove aroma.

Slightly acidic with wheat and malt characteristics. Flavor was mainly the banana and clove. Very distinctive and perfect for the style. Some citrus and peach notes as well. Very tasty!

If I ever in the mood for a wheat, which rarely happens, I am going to grab this one for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2004 23:04:18 | More by Crosling
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Shaw

Florida

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

Having just homebrewed a German hefeweizen, I was keen to try one of the beers I was aiming to duplicate.

It looks good, pouring with a big head that settles down to next to nothing near the end. It smells very much of cloves.

Its taste is all yeast. And that's the way it should be. It has a very estery quality of yeast nuttiness and clove flavor with just a bit of bananna. I've learned that the selection of yeast is the most important part of brewing an authentic hefeweizen. I didn't use a second yeast strain for bottling like the big boys do, though. That adds further details to the taste that I can't describe.

It's got a good mouthfeel, too. Not super light, but not too full-bodied, either.

After having American wheat beers I must say that the Germans do weizen right. One of the few styles done better overseas. But then I'm a fan of what some might call "yeast funkiness" that authentic hefeweizens have. If you are too, grab a Paulaner Hefe-Weizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2004 01:02:17 | More by Shaw
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anders36

Sweden

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

A very nice wheat beer. It pours a cloudy orange colour with a big white long lasting head. The smell is sweet of wheat, yeast, some banana and citrus. The taste is very smooth and drinkable with a mild wheat taste and some citrus taste, a little hint of banana too. A beer for hot summer days, but i drink it all year.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2004 21:14:11 | More by anders36
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is almost the best hefe i've ever had. This is a cloudy yellow/golden colour with a creamy, whipped-cream head of white/off-white foam. The taste is quite banany, with those lovely clove-like esters running about too and the mouthfeel is creamy and excellent. The drinkability is nearly perfect, making this one of the best hefes out there....and for about $1.50 for a single, this stuff is a great, import buy!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2004 04:21:39 | More by francisweizen
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

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

The hazy golden body is almost as dark as apricot and is topped by a nice head of ivory foam. Good retention and lots of light spotty lace.

The nose is cloves and banana and this also gives great yeast notes. The flavor is huge with clove and fruit notes with lots of peppery mouthfeel from the medium body. One of the best of the style with decent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2004 05:03:24 | More by AtLagerHeads
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

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

I've had this beer quite a few times, and hadn't realized that I never reviewed it. One of the most profound tasting hefes (along with Schneider). Plenty of banana and clove, full and spicy mouthfeel. Typical wheat beer appearance, with large head and all. Due to the large taste, I have to be in the mood for this one. Not as well balanced as the Weihenstephan, but maybe more substantial. One of the best hefes, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2004 05:15:11 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

Not too tooty-fruity as others of this type, rather more balanced. Decent aroma. Light yellow cloudy colour. Tasty citrus is drinkable. Malt nice with food. Not crazy on some of the spices as pepper. In your face carbinations means an uneasy mouthfeel for some.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2004 03:50:53 | More by Sammy
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This had a gorgeous Hefe Weizen appearance. The body was a thick and very hazy orange and the head was monstrous, foaming up rightly. It settled slowly into volcanic pits on top of the bier.

Smell – This is as authentic as it gets. The aroma is pure, unadulterated yeast with some light, fruity notes. You can almost literally chew on the aroma of this weizen.

Taste – This is awesome. The big yeast notes from the nose jumped right into the mouth at first sip (it’s still quite cold). I’m actually mashing my teeth as I drink. I’m sure the flavors would come out even more if I had the patience to let this one warm . . . but I don’t.

There’s a slight uncomfortable sharpness in the hops, which probably is all that’s keeping me from 5ing the taste, but this one is excellent on all accounts. The finish is dominated by the soft, luscious fruits that make up a traditional Hefe Weizen. The banana is wonderfully mixed with some peaches, cherries, and a splash of fresh orange.

Mouthfeel – Medium-bodied and quite big for a weizen, but the story here is the full, fluffy consistency. It’s almost like eating bread dough, it’s just that good.

Drinkability – I’m picking up a case this weekend and vow never to let the supply get below three or four. This is a must have staple for anyone who enjoys the style.

Comments – This is right on par with the WEIHENSTEPHANER with much better availability.

Update – I initially rated this with a 2003 vintage so thought it would be interesting to re-review it after being on the site now for a year and a half. I did a mini taste test with a few other weizens when I had this one, a 2004 vintage.

It really is a terrific example of the style. I feel like I’m going back in time to when I lived in Bayern whenever I drink a Paulaner Hefe Weizen. I personally favor a bit of uneven flavor bias towards the yeast for this particular style, so this one is right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2004 02:53:07 | More by RoyalT
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Old Chicago, served with a lemon slice. A very good beer, another credit to the Paulaner label. Well balanced and refreshing, this beer had a somewhat ctrus flavor. It was a dark goldish color, that was somethat hazy. A very good beer that I'd buy again at the drop of a hat.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2004 08:53:44 | More by TastyTaste
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GreenWBush

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have only been enlightened to the pleasure of wheat-beers in the last few years, so excuse the lack of appropriate vocabulary - i'm truly unaccustomed to this style.

This beer was presented to me in a relatively upscale dining establishment after its expiry date. I should've made a stink.

This beer pours out a monstrous beached fluffhead, but to my surprise didn't leave a head in my restaurant glass. Must've used major soap on this glass.

The color is a hazy golden orange. The beer smells slightly sour, which might have to due with its expired status.

Basically, the flavor on this beer is fairly one-dimensional. It is wheaty, with hints of lemon and orange, ironically what most people add. The mouthfeel is quite watery, but very drinkable. All in all, a sturdy, even choice. My notes mark it as "Exquellent". Must've had a few by that point.

I've only had a few imported wheat-beers, and this seems to be very vanilla and crowd-pleasing. But so much better than any domestic interpretations.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2004 07:01:40 | More by GreenWBush
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clove and tart banana with a nice cloudy Hefe-Weizen appearance. Mine had an expiration date of 07-02, and I think this beer is on the down side of it’s freshness. I’ve had other bottles of this beer... enough to know that this one is a dud. Wiffs of sauerkraut are coming off of this brew, and have been heretofore unknown to me when drinking this brand and type of beer.
This example came to me off the shelf, so I’m grading it off. If in the future, I review this beer, and get a good one, I’ll change the rating.
Pity, I really do like this beer, when it's fresh...

I now have a case of fresh beer and after a few 1pint .9 oz bottles, I now can say... Wow! This is realy some good stuff... Good Clove and Banana abound!

Yum, Yum!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2004 06:27:17 | More by BeerBob
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Dubblebock

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is easily one of the best hefeweizens that I have ever tasted. I picked this one up while trying out a new store for a BeerFly review. Paulaner makes quite a few great brews, and this one does not disappoint. In fact, it just blew me away.

It poured with a wonderful 3/4 inch head, carbonation bubbles aplenty. Dark and yellowish in color, I couldn't see entirely through the beer. It had a beautiful cloudiness. It hit me as being slightly sharp on the nose, almost but not quite bitter, but that didn't pan out at all in the taste. It was far smoother than it initially smelled.

The taste just excelled. Smooth...oh so smooth...I was halfway through the mug before I even knew it. Citrus flavors mingled with the grain, a spicy middle replacing the lemons and orange peels. It finished with a very slight hops tingle, but there was almost no bitterness to be found in this brew. Absolutely world-class, this beer has to be considered one of the standards for the style.

Better than average mouthfeel. Great natural carbonation. High marks on drinkability. It would be very easy to put away quite a few of these in one sitting. This would be a fantastic session beer, especially on a warm summer evening, sitting around on the back porch. It would go great with some lemon-pepper chicken or pork.

Do NOT pass this beer up if you see it. A classic in every way.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2003 02:32:04 | More by Dubblebock
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellowish brew with a reasonable head. Very complex mix of spice with a fresh taste of wheat. Very refreshing taste overall with a bit of sourness in the aftertaste. Overall a good example of the style without being the best of the category. I would still like to try this one on tap...

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2003 19:08:49 | More by Phyl21ca
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byrd

Virginia

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

Pours a nice cloudy golden amber color. There is a medium sized head of tiny bubbles that piles above the rim of the glass for a bit then slowly fades to a full frothy lace. The aroma is crisp and lemony with some grainy notes. Some carbonation can be seen rising from the sides of the glass. Nice very smooth malty start of light caramel notes. A good carbonation picks up and leads to a good lemon toned citric hop finish. Notes of breadiness and yeast are apparent towards the middle. The malt backbone is well stated throughout making for a wonderfully balanced beer. I’ve had a few hefes before that tend to be too tart and lemony – not here. Very drinkable and refreshing brew that I’m sure I’ll enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2003 19:00:35 | More by byrd
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Gump

Minnesota

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A wonderful German wheat. One of my favorite bottles.
Be sure to get the sediment. It's like gold. It really makes the beer good.
Swirl the bottle to mix it in.
This is a sweet wheat with a very good fragrence.

Super foamy white head.
Rich cloudy golden amber color.
Sweet citrus aroma.
Sweet wheat taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 02:12:13 | More by Gump
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daledeee

Iowa

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

Another good German wheat beer. Pours a nice head and cloudy orange. Head lasts throughout. Bananas prominent in the nose. Nice tangy citrusy spicy taste. Maybe a tad bid light(watery). It's hard for me to down grade German hefe's. This is a fine example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2003 01:33:06 | More by daledeee
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koolk

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark orange boardering on a brownish orange. Thick creamy head head with heavy carbonation.

Super mix of aromas just scream out of the glass. Biscuit, orange, banana, cloves and herb tinges. Wonderful aroma makes this one to just sit and sniff.

A very strong palate that is as good a Hefe as I have tasted. Good orange, banana and tropical fruits up front followed by the tart biting cloves on the finsih. This is long, cream and fantastic.

There is a reason why hefe's are my favourite beer. Add this puppy to the list too!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2003 12:11:22 | More by koolk
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putnam

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An eruption of hard, crispy white foam quickly overcomes the limits of the several glasses this beer was poured into. Thoroughly cloudy, it is orange-colored with brown paper bag-colored tones as well.
The aromas are bracing. A complex stew of fruit, spices and fresh and dried herbs emerge forcefully from the bowl: white pepper, mustard greens, candied orange and lemon peel, sourdough, Jamaican allspice and chalk.
In the mouth it is broad and chewy, with immediate support from tangy, citrus, apple and pear fruit. Very creamy, the gas is finely milled and it permeates every drop of the "liquid". As each swallow is consumed, the heated, raging mousse slices through the obvious glycerine content and creates a sharp, painful, dramatic tension. As the fizz expires, the gelatine-like texture of the liquid prevails, first on the lips, and then, following the beer back to the back palate. Dried meats, nettles and slate flavors twist up the finish.
Gigantic flavor. Dry nearly to the point of austerity. Abstract.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2003 16:21:57 | More by putnam
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BierReise

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Draught, Cloudy yellow colored with giant head which took some time to settle. Fresh wheat aroma with subtle notes of clove and yeast. Not as pungent as some other weizens, yet more of a clean taste. Very drinkable but I prefer more flavor in a weizen.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2003 15:56:13 | More by BierReise
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
90 out of 100 based on 2,442 ratings.