Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

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

Not Rated.
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,307 Reviews
very good

(Read More)
Reviews: 1,307
Hads: 3,092
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 132
Gots: 613 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (23) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb Alström Bros
Reviews: 1,307 | Hads: 3,092
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle with a best before date of 05/15; into a pint glass.
Appearance - a very hazy, overcast orange, with a creamy off-white head. Lacing is fair.
Smell - sweet banana bread and faint citrus.
Taste - more Hawaiian bread as opposed to the banana bread in the nose; lacking just enough flavor to keep from giving a 4, but a very nice hefeweizen nonetheless.
Feel - creamy feel upfront, which leads to a mild sweetness and then a tangy bitterness. Easy to drink and enough complexity to make it interesting!
Overall - some better options if you're seeking out a hefeweizen, but this is not one to overlook!

 627 characters

Photo of TheVenerableMead
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Cloudy yellow / light orange. An almost merinque-thick head that stands well above the rim of the glass. It stays about 1/4" thick and leaves an impressive lace all the way up.

S - Rich, luxurious rising bread with an hint of banana. Just a faint and pleasant hint of spicy hops.

T - Rich bread dough and ripe bananas. Very well complimented by citrusy hops that become more spicy as the beer warms and a hint of cloves that also comes out more on warming. A bit more bitter than any other hefe I've tasted- and very enjoyable.

M - Full. Not really heavy- just definitely there. The carbonation is refreshing and just right for the style. It doesn't cloy or overwhelm.

O - What a great hefeweizen!!! This is the apex of the style. The other great German hefes I've tried each have their own brilliance- from more prominent esters to definitive cloviness, but this one just balances it all perfectly. Yet another beer that is better just at cellar temp.

 996 characters

Photo of farrago
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Close to two fingers of head, comprised mostly of microscopic bubbles, moderate retention, close to pure white in color, no lacing to speak of. Soft reddish tint to the orange-yellow base to the liquid, vague hazy quality, strong presence of fat, active bubbles, sits solidly in the glass. The nose explodes with banana and bubblegum notes, clove and star anise spice, lower peppery bite, hint of quinine and saline, curiously the wheat seems submerged, the mixed orange to lemon citrus lingers almost as long as the bubblegum. Medium-bodied, the creamy attack leads to a sterner, leaner mouth presence, the carbonation is front loaded and then dries out across the palate. The bubblegum, banana big time here too, blends into apricot, yellow apple notes. Clove, coriander breaks the surface and then gets shadowed by white grapefruit sourness. Squares itself up and strides from the mid-palate to the finish with determination. Nothing wimpy here, even with that bubblegum sweetness. Spice nips at your heels. This is easygoing and approachable and likely more to please crowds than an individual beer geek.

 1,108 characters

Photo of barczar
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a billowing, frothy cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacing.

Coriander, clove, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, what, while pepper, and floral hops form the aroma. There's a hint of banana.

Flavor reveals peach, tangerine, and wheat at the forefront, with wheat and lightly bready malt forming the backbone, and coriander rounding the lightly dry finish. Citrus dominates, and thankfully, the typical banana and bubblegum notes are very subtle.

Body is moderate and slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation.

Glad to have a citrus-forward hefe. Not the most complex yeast esters, but a good fruity brew.

 648 characters

Photo of Maryn
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

bottle poured into a hefe long glass.

Nice dark gold with orange hints, cloudy, especially after the swirl and dump at the bottom of the bottle.

Some banana bread sweetness up front, then you get the hints of spice (cloves mainly), hints of bubble gum. Good flavors

High carbonation.Pretty heavy for a hefe,

Overall is one of my favorites and is is top 3.

Serving type: bottle

 383 characters

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 7/21/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a "Cheers-Boston' handled glass stein.

Pours a hazy golden pour with a good 2- finger thick head that lasted a while. Left lots of lacing when sipped. Smells of wheat with sweet orange and spice. The taste was pretty much the same and on the sweet side. Very easy to drink and no bad aftertaste. Hefeweizens are all over the board and this one is one of the best!

 465 characters

Photo of Auraan
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice deep golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Quite nice in appearance and very true to form. Scents of clove-like phenols, banana-like esters, hints of bubblegum and some doughy, bready wheat malt. A good aroma that is true to style, though not standout. Flavor begins with a nice sweet banana flavor with hints of clove and grainy malt balancing. In the middle light bubblegum flavors join the banana and clove and add depth. Finish is semi-sweet, with notes of banana, clove, bubblegum and grainy malt. Aftertaste is grainy wheat malt and clove. A good, though basic hefeweizen flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Quite pleasant and very true to style. Overall this is a good basic hefeweizen that hits the main notes of the style, though it doesn't do a great deal to standout. Still a nice beer and very refreshing in Summer.

 917 characters

Photo of JWU
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass.

A- gorgeous dark gold with orange hints, cloudy, especially after the swirl and dump at the bottom of the bottle.

S- some yeasty sweetness, spices, mainly clove, hints of lemon peel.

T- some banana bread sweetness up front, then you get the hints of spice (cloves mainly), hints of bubble gum. Good flavors, I just wish the flavor intensity was ramped up.

M- Pretty heavy for a hefe, very active carbonation.

O- It's good, but is a notch below it's German counterparts.

 514 characters

Photo of alphagnome
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy but vibrant orange body supports a soft, thick off-white head. Great retention, decent lacing, and tons of carbonation. Exactly what you'd expect from a beer of the style.

Again, exactly what you should expect from a hefe. Potent banana and bubble gum aroma with a pleasant hay and sweet malt backing.

Heavy wheat and damp hay hit right up front with the staple flavors of the style, banana and bubble gum. Light Belgian yeast. Light coriander and pepper spice it up.

Nice and light! Refreshing, light body and plenty of carbonation. Clean finish is a bit on the sweet side.

A pretty solid hefe, but nothing here makes it stand out. A good summer beer, sure to please.

 728 characters

Photo of bristol2120
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 16.9 oz. bottle,

Pours a semi-cloudy copper orange with an impressive of white head. Foam settles down after a minute to a thin white coating.

Aroma a bit more restrained than I would prefer, but pleasant nonetheless. Malty wheat notes predominate, with faint banana notes in background.

Taste also dominated by typical malt wheat flavors, with ripe banana moving into the foreground. Some tartness comes through as well.

Nicely carbonated, but a bit thin in terms of mouthfeel.

Paulaner might not be the best representative of its style available, but it's still a solid and well appreciated effort.

 619 characters

Photo of Scrylol
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange color body, two finger frothy white head.

Sweet banana aroma, juicy tropical fruit notes and a slight spice aroma.

Slight banana note, bit more of spice on the tongue, clove, slightly fruity.

Feels very nice in the mouth, nice body and carbonation.

A very good Hefeweizen from Paulaner.

 317 characters

Photo of DaveBar
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO 500ml can for $2.80. Served at 5deg C in a tulip glass

A- Very good. Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts and lasts. Cloudy white beer

S- Not a lot there. Some coriander and spice but subdued

T- Ok but not great. A really subdued Hoegaarden.

M- Ok but nothing special

O- Ok. Will not buy again nor try on tap. There are so many better whites out there that this one can stay on the shelf

Food Pairing

This ok white went well with... Hot dogs off the BBQ!


 503 characters

Photo of dmgeng
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wanted to go through the gambit of Hefeweizens so when I made a homebrew I knew which I liked best and what I could do to make it better next time.

A - Opaque golden yellow from yeast in suspension. Full white head that doesn't subside quickly. Strong lacing until the last drink.

S - Very phenolic spice with a bread and yeast aroma. Some grain, wheaty, and some light bananas present.

T - Strong phenolic clove flavor with yeast, bread, and wheat character on top. Has subtle hints of banana that settle out after the clove. Some sweetness with the spiciness but almost no bitterness. Spice from the phenolic covers the light hops bitterness.

M - Lighter mouth-feel. High carbonation. light body make this brew refreshing a good summer brew.

Overall, this is a nice summer brew when it's too hot for a heavier beer. Not my favorite Hefe but I can understand how it's stood the test of time and is on shelves all across America. It's a good style representative with the high phenolic notes and a smooth bready finish.

Glass- Wheat glass

 1,045 characters

Photo of Fatehunter
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin head on a hazy darker straw colored body.
The aroma is banana and dry grains. Nice and pleasant.
The taste has a balance with mild lemon bitterness and some sweetness in the background.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
An excellent hefe.

 261 characters

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

Appearance: Cloudy gold, good head.

Smell: Moderate banana, clove, yeast.

Taste: Sweet, banana, lemon, clove, yeasty. Hits all the standard hefe taste points.

Overall: Finally reviewed this beer after it being the go-to at the softball sponsor for three years. Pretty much defines the hefeweizen taste and smell profile--banana, clove, lemon. Easy to drink and a great beer.

 377 characters

Photo of Jess429
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Paulaner is a good beer for first timers, as others have suggested. It's a must try when you are beginning the journey into German beers, especially Hefe's.

I was enjoying a pitcher of this particular one with friends in Santa Monica and enjoying it by the beach, with the salty air on your face really makes for a good experience. Paulaner is a very crisp, refreshing beer you can enjoy with food and friends. Although we tried other options at this particular establishment, we came back to the Paulaner Hefeweizen because it didn't weigh us down or feel/taste "skunky" like other beers do after a while of sitting outdoors. Always clean and delicious.

 655 characters

Photo of timontheroad
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden/yellow color. Fluffy one finger head, nice retention and lacing. Smell is banana, cloves and biscuity malt. The flavor was really nice with lots of banana and spicy clove flavors. Nice fairly thick mouthfeel, with good carbonation. Overall, this was a very good Hefeweizen, will seek this out again

 310 characters

Photo of MikefromNYC
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an awesome beer! Like really really good!

I'm not doing an ASTMO review b/c everyone else seems to be on-point in describing this. HOWEVER, I would like to make a SUGGESTION!!

If you like wheat-beer, and haven't tried Paulaner, do it.

If you've tried Paulaner, and liked it, get a Weihenstephaner if possible.

Weihenstephaner is just better....

 356 characters

Photo of SteveB24
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance; cloudy orange/ straw, enourmous thick, white, head that settles into a nice lacing that tightly clings the glass.

smell; strong wheat aroma

taste; a refined yet intense wheat flavor, very faint hint of malt sweetness.

mouthfeel; light/ medium body, light carbonation, slightly creamy.interesting contrast between the light body and the creaminess of the beer.

overall; a very nice wheat beer. would certainly buy again.

 435 characters

Photo of andrewhoile1
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I write this review as I'm drinking this beer and I find everything about it outstanding. The coloring of this beer is a very murky orange, and the head came out to look, taste, and feel very fluffy and creamy. The taste is spectacular, very smooth, and I don't know if it's just me but I almost taste a very subtle hint of oranges. I find it smooth and mellow in taste, aftertaste, and feel. I love it.

 403 characters

Photo of ghisty
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours orange. cloudy and carbby. levels to a decent head. just under two fingers.
dissipates abput halfway down the pint. decent far spaced lacing.

yeasty. and wheaty.being a wiess its not unexpected, the yeast and grains come thru
also a hint of orange peel. nice summer smelling white beer.

very grainy, wheat is first, then a bit of something nutty, and then it exits just pure citrus, orange peel and wheat, oats maybes. a good solid tasting wiess. not too sharp or sour, but it has some bite, and doesnt have any of the overpowering "band aid flavours" that some other wiess have for what ever reason.

starts sharp, the carb levels reaosnably quick, so its a short sharpness,
it goes down without bitterness or dryness, it isnt slick or heavy,
has a good aftertaste and drinks easily.

Im a big fan of wiess, I took a risk on this buying a 6 pack, I often have enjoyed the oktoberfest seasonal offering from paulaner, looking forward to it's quality, I grabbed this wiess on a chance it was also good, which was correct, It unfortunatly is just abit more yeasty than id prefer from a wiess, that is why it didnt score higher, although, I do enjoy it and could see myself buying it again, but, if available there are other wiess I would prefer, but, overall I'd reccomend it for wiess lovers, nothing offensive about it, just a bit different, pretty decent either way.

 1,418 characters

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

I would say that is the best beer in the world. The taste is perfect, the smell is perfect...

You can buy this beer in the US too. I am pretty sure.. it is a global-player. Drink it cold! I got one in Beverly Hills (Bar Nineteen 12). It is a dream!

 250 characters

Photo of RandomExile
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber-gold, murkily translucent in the light; initial giant fluffy eggshell head;
S: clove, banana, yeast, minerality, bubblegum
T: yeast and malt, apples, banana, phenol (band-aid)
M: medium-bodied, dryish
O: not bad, but not especially commendable. Wonderful, rich pour, but average quality.

500mL / Weizen Glass

 324 characters

Photo of angrybabboon
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/25/14

Appearance: Pours unexpectedly clear, very light haze - large, fluffy, creamy head that sticks around for quite some time - leaves blobs of lacing - quite attractive

Smell: Definitely has the aromas of a traditional German Hefeweizen, but perhaps on the mellow side (not necessarily a bad thing) - moderately yeasty, with some nice banana esters, clove, and phenols - some pale malts and wheat, not as wheaty as some others of the style - again, on the mellow side overall

Taste: In a word, archetypical - this about as Hefeweizen-y as a Hefeweizen gets - yeasty flavors, with banana, clove, and phenols - lightly earthy - maybe a hint of light citrus - pale grains and some touches of wheat - finishes clean and refreshing

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely smooth thanks to the wheat, clean

Overall: Definitely better than the one with artificial wheat

This is a very good Hefeweizen. Nothing particularly stands out, however. It's just a well-rounded, easy to drink beer. It's not going to blow any minds, but it's worth a try.

 1,058 characters

Photo of BlakeAJurgens
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a soft, chalky white head with a thick under layer, about 2.5 fingers thick. Color is a really thick pumpkin orange with a really nice yeasty translucence.

S - very florid and deep smell; thick wheaty odor permeated with a nice banana and orange overtone and an almost almond-esque smell as well.

T - Smell is indicative of taste; begins with a crisp citrus bite backed by a nice yeast base, followed by a very even mix of wheat and banana with a nutty undertone and slowly tapers off into a finish similar to that of their filter Hefe (a nice aftertaste which i've found typical of Paulaner beers which has a slightly bitter end, although not unpleasant).

M - A very crisp and clean beer; the sugars are at a really nice balance to the yeasty thickness of the beer, making it smooth yet substantive; neither too thick or thin for a Hefe. A little less carbonation than some wheat beers.

O - a very pleasant beer, surprisingly a noticeable step up from the regular Hefeweizen; the difference lies in both the balance of flavors and in the aftertaste. Definitely a fine Hefeweizen with a lot of good qualities

 1,128 characters

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