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

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1,307 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,307
Hads: 3,092
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 132
Gots: 613 | FT: 2
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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 HamdenHector
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy; dull gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: clove with banana behind it;

T: balance between clove and banana up front; banana becomes more dominant by mid-palate and it stays that way through the finish; light bitterness at the end;

M: light bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish;

O: outstanding hefeweisen;

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Photo of mikeg67
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of spicy yeast, wheat malt and ripe apples. Body is medium and crisp. Wheat malt, yeast, ripe pears and spices fill the mouth. Finish is light and fruity. Good brew but I’m not a fan of the style.

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Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The taste is not quite like (Franz) but is just as enjoyable. This beer isn't really sweet but is a great tasting hefe. I like this beer I just like (Franz) better

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Photo of eddiefontaine13
4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the most enjoyable beers you will ever drink, great all day long, a true labor of love went into making this fine beer, clean and crisp with just enough fruit flavors to give a distinct enjoyable taste, you won't go wrong in ordering this beer over and over...

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Photo of jimdisser
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The standard by which I measure all wheat beers. Crisp and refreshing but with great body and taste. Opaque with beautiful color. I've only had it in bottles but would love to try it on draft.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This classic was served on tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, New York. It arrived in a house 22oz. Weizen glass showing a murky sandstone apricot coloring. It held a fat two finger head of eggnog colored bubbles which remained with us, in some capacity, for the full duration of the tasting. Lacing was thick, laying down in rings and swirled patterns. Dense haze cut clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma was clean and fresh, offering notes of crispy wheat and crystal graininess, wet white and wheat flour, sweet and fruity banana esters, cooling date fruitiness, light lemon rind, raw whole coriander seed, the faintest cloven phenol, hints of sweet booziness, vanilla extract, parchment paper, doughy hefe yeast, and burnt toffee sugars. The taste followed with bittered and cooling wet wheaty wash that effectively cut a lot of the residual sweetness of those banana bread esters, white sugar inclusions, and soft caramel malts. Otherwise you got chemical phenol bite, subtle booze, lightly oxidized copper, cocoa butter, aloe, nutmeg and clover spice, eggnog lactics, faint pear fruitiness, greasy fried pickles, and singed crème brûlée topcoat. The body was easily medium, and the carbonation was high but soft. Each sip gave hearty slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop, lending well to the seriousness of flavor. The mouth was left wet and coated upfront, but ultimately dried and powdery. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugs away without notice.

Overall, as we’ve mentioned about a lot of these authentic German and Belgian beers, this offering is truly no-nonsense. Many Americanized versions, including stateside attempts even at authenticity, tend to overdo their recipes, especially when it comes to the grain. This either results in leeched tannins or way too much residual sugary sweetness. Here you get neither. The malts are serious, and both well positioned and approximately between the other necessary ingredients, rather than against them or overwhelming them. The spice and citrus remain complimentary and not overbearing, adding fresh zest to the final blended product. This is a wonderful beer, and reminds us not to forget these heavy hitting European beers. Many of us were drinking this at dinner, both beer nuts and not, so this could easily stand as a nice introductory beer for Blue Mooners stuck sitting on the fringe.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a yellow/orange with fluffy head, beautiful hazy appearance that look delicious. Smell is also outstanding, mostly wheat but it smells rich, maybe a hint of banana and I think orange. Very sweet, you pick up more of the citrus in the taste, the wheat is still there but it is all kinda gentle, does not jump out at you. Extremely smooth and clean, goes down very quickly and easily. Not quite creamy but certainly not thin, good carbonation. Overall a very good hefe that I would gladly enjoy at any time.

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Photo of car2052
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to pilsner glass.

A: Hazy yellow-orange with a huge off-white head, helped by a big pour. Visible carbonation.
S: Grainy, with notes of banana, clove, citrus, and licorice. Very yeasty as well.
T: Banana and clove hefeweizen taste. Watery, with some citrus flavors peeking through. Leaves a citrus, sort of orange juice-like aftertaste. Refreshing.
M: Light-medium. Creamy.
O: Not bad. Pretty flavorful. I enjoy Hefeweizens more than Witbiers.

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Photo of TimZebGir
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: caramel gold with light haze though that's probably my fault for laying it sideways and putting it in the freezer for a bit (3/3)
S: most certainly a wheat beer with some apple and pepper to balance the gluten (9/12)
T: again solidly wheaty but there's a sweet malt that balances the spicy wheat (16/20)
M: very bubbly and the odd astringency that I usually associate with things like fruits and juice that have started to ferment (4/5)
O: a solid wheat beer but doesn't hold a candle to weihenstephaner I will try it again since I'm somewhat concerned about shelf turnover where I bought this. (7/10)

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Review: Can of Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb 5.5%ABV Paulaner’s have made good beer for close to 400 years, so it was with great excitement that I had a chance to sample a Oktoberfest special and the brewery’s biggest selling product. German beer is always a winner so lets see how I got on………… The smell was of a very very strong sweet aroma, but lovely on the nose. The aroma is mostly wheat and earthy with some light citrus notes. Going by the smell, its already off to a great start, lovely stuff. This is a beer that means business. On pour I got a very large frothy white head that took a little while to settle, with a dark cloudy golden colour of a beer appearing. There was very good lacing with some carbonation. When the head finally settled down, I started on the important business of the tasting. The taste was not as overly strong as I had expected, it was extremely smooth and clean to drink, subtle flavours, with a lovely feel to it. To be honest I didnt find too much going on with the taste, as the flavours were particularly soft on the palate, with a mild wheat and yeast taste. There was a very faint but nice citrus hop aftertaste, This has to be one of the most drinkable beers I have had in a long time, was very easy to drink and enjoyable in the process. Such a shame I only bought a few cans! Can see why this beer is so popular in the beer halls of Munich, as I’d imagine you could down these all day long. This is really a top beer. Strongly recommended. Prost!

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Photo of Gajo74
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this one. Pours a cloudy and lovely golden color. A thin head dissipates into a thin lace, with a prominent looking spritzy carbonation. Aroma is sweet and citric. I can smell more malt than wheat. Taste is malty sweet, citric with slight hops. Feel is slightly creamy, light bodied but filling. A solid and quality Hefeweizen.

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Photo of titvs
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Draft @ Paulaner Am Dom. AROMA: Wheat and yeast aroma with some vanilla notes. APPEARANCE: golden colour and hazy. large white head with poor retention. TASTE: wheat malt flavour with some vanilla and faint banana notes. low bitterness and a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a slight above average weizen with good aromas and flavours.

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Photo of kyungyongYoo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

the best wheat beer I've ever had.
but you need to care about the temperature and preservation of the beer
since the taste of beer is easily affected by the factors.
don't forget twirl the bottle for the last time when you pour it.
it will give extra flavour to the beer.

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Photo of Bockrules
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Weizen Glass

Not a ton of nose here...little bit of lemon, wheat malt, and some musty yeast. Pours a dark, hazy gold with tons of small bubbles rushing to a white, robust, 2-finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass sand leaves behind substantial splotches of lacing. Nice, soft on the palette wheat malt body with hints of yeast, toffee and lemon zest. Enough spicy hop present to balance everything out and keep this beer interesting. Smooth, somewhat sweat finish of wheat malt and toffee. Creamy, and on the lighter side of medium bodied, the mouthfeel of this is about perfect.

Quite refreshing after a short bike ride, but still has enough substance to certainly feel like a legitimate craft beer. A straight-ahead, artfully crafted hefeweizen done right that I could easily see myself buying again.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

T^- Taste - hint of burnt popcorn at the front. Mellow full bodied yeast and wheat grain. Hints of toffee and caramel. Very drinkable soft on the palate.

O^ Odor - Sweet and subtle not much going on. i have slight congestion not bad but i wish i could bring more then that to the observation. I can smell the yeast not heavy but subtle again as its posed to its style.

M^ Manifestation- I'd say its overwhelming good. Its easily an everyday drinker subtle at the front and the back but brings a nice full round body to the party. i wouldn't say its a mouthful buts its precisely what you'd want it to be.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%

Nice hefe-weissbier. I drank this one a day after Franziskaner - a nice thing to do if you wanna compare similar beers.
It has a dark ocher color, a bit transparent, and a nice foam, really persistant and that makes a respectfull lace.
Taste and smell are malty, full of wheat tones, with some banana, cloves and other spices.
Body is big and carbonation is at good level.
A brief comparation to Franziskaner shows that their are quite similar in the appearance but Franziskaner is more complex in the taste and has a higher level of carbonation.

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Photo of Brew_42
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, hazy, golden color with a head that hangs around a bit.

Smells like a hefe. Banana, cloves, a little caramel sweetness.

I've had this beer a lot and it's always great, taste follows the nose pretty closely.

Great hefe. Well worth trying. Often available in bars in which selection is limited and it is by far the best option

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Photo of brurevu
4/5  rDev -1.2%

It poured a deep hazy golden hue with a full and fluffy head that I have come to expect from my Hefe’s. The aroma held cloves and the signature banana bubblegum notes. The taste followed the nose with more of the signature banana and bubblegum but the taste leaned more to the clove spicy side. The Paulaner Hefe-Weizen had a creamy body and mouthfeel that makes the Hefeweizens an enjoyable beer for me. While the flavor was a bit thinner than some I have had recently it still hit all the right Hefe notes and was a solid representation of the style. Of course it was light and easy to drink which makes it perfect for the summer Texas heat.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Cloudy orange gold pour with a one-finger white head. Nice yeast and spice aroma. Taste follows the nose with a really nice clove flavor upfront. Can also taste flavors of yeast, wheat, banana and a touch of lemon. Finishes dry with a nice lingering clove flavor.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12oz bottle served in a hefeweizen glass 9/1/2014.

A- Hazy, darker golden body with tons of carbonation emanating from within. Four finger white head, dense and thick with good retention. It eventually drops into a thick film and collar that doesn't go away for a while. Lots of rings of lacing. As far as I'm concerned, this is a classic hefeweizen appearance. [4.25]

S- Banana, clove, bubblegum, wheat, pale malt. Classic hefeweizen, strong nose. [4.25]

F- Wheat, freshly baked bread, bananas, cloves. A bit of noble hops round things out at the end. Not as much bubblegum as in the nose. Very flavourful, yet not terribly bitter. [4.25]

M- Medium-lighter body, plenty of carbonation. Not bitter, slightly dry and very refreshing. [4.25]

O- Very good example of a Bavarian hefeweizen, harkens back to my time living in Munich. Recommended especially if you find it fresh. [4.25]

Final score: 4.25

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint medium yellow highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to medium to large sized finger thick cap surrounded by a very thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of banana + clove from the yeast as well as some lighter notes of wheat and hints of bubble gum. The aroma intensifies as the beer warms.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts along with some lighter flavors of bready malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of banana and a light presence of clove from the yeast contribution. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable - reminds me of my many visits to Bavaria over the years, where much of this was consumed. Very enjoyable and a very good example of the style.

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Photo of AaronAlghawi
5/5  rDev +23.5%

This was my favorite beer in college. I've had a lot of Hefeweizens and similar beers with citrus notes but this hands down takes the number one spot. Especially during the summer months. A very refreshing beer on its own or with Chinese or Korean food.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Good beer, head was outstanding and lingered. Light flavor but still plenty of it. The sweetness hit first and then faded into a little malt with ever ever so lightly a bit(a little bit) of bitterness that balanced this beer well

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Photo of Markiboy
4/5  rDev -1.2%

I had a 500ml can of this but had previously had it on tap and in bottles in Germany. The head on this beer is exceptional. Sometimes you get a head on a beer and it's unwelcome, because it's too bitter. Not so with this one, the large head and the amber beer beneath merge to create a very pleasant and smooth drinking experience. As others have said, the banana taste and even possibly treacle hints spring forth but in a velvet way, so that each sip invites the next and each point from smelling the drink as you raise it to your mouth, sipping it and then the aftertaste are all as pleasant as each other. The only slight downside to this beer is the carbonation. It's just a little too fizzy, imo, but still an excellent beer.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

(review #800 - 11.2 oz bottle, best before 11/14 - poured into a tulip pint)

A: only slightly cloudy, amber in color... beautiful pillowy cream-colored suds - long-lasting... retains a cap the whole way down, but no firm lacing... 4

S: rich, proofing-doughy aromas the depth of which are fantasmic, bit of a lightly-browned roll crust... banana esters are there but really faint and/or pushed to the background... the spice is clean and light and is more of a gentle highlight than brash... overall, the smell just pops as it always has... 4.5

T: doughy... softly grassy and grainy - these flavors seem to linger, enhanced by the residual hop (but more so yeast) bitterness in the aftertaste... a bit of muddy citrus in the aftertaste as well, maybe even some tobacco, but somewhat muted on esters and phenolics (or simply well-reigned)... seems like it's missing out on what sweet nuances alcohol could bring to it to enhance its flavor dynamics... 4.25+

M: silky suds wash full into the front of the palate, while the body has a porous sort of medium roundness to it... feels a bit heavier than it actually is... like the foam, pillowy... 4.25

O: this might very well be the first hefeweizen I ever tried (c. '03-'04)... had a few better ones since, but this one does stick out among the pack - could easily pick it out in a blind tasting... probably could only have a couple of these before moving on to something else - a Mass of this would be folly...

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
91 out of 100 based on 1,307 ratings.