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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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2,253 Ratings
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Ratings: 2253
Reviews: 1215
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: guinness33 on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of thommo_nk

4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my first beer review so i thought i'd start by reviewing my favourite beer!

Poured it from a 500mL bottle straight from the fridge into a wet weizen glass (Erdinger type). It poured with a thick foamy head on top of hazy amber coloured liquid in which a lot of carbonation could be seen, but which discipates after a few seconds.

On the nose i mainly get bananna, bread and some spice - none of these aromas dominate, they amalgamate into i guess the classic Hefe-Weiss aroma.

In the mouth, this beer is simply superb. Your palate in confronted with fruity notes and bready, yeasty overtones. The fruit flavour really shines through.

This is a great summer beer, perfect for the beer/back garden, on a hot day you could drink copious amounts of this stuff.

This is the finest example of a beer in this style - Enjoy!!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 07:28:09 | More by thommo_nk
Photo of CreamCity

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass

S - Sweet, banana bread, pine, cloves
A - Pours a hazy gold-honey color, big thick white head, medium lacing
T - Wheat, banana, cloves
M - Tangy, high carbonation, dry, sweet and clean finish
O - Love this brew. What a hefe should be. Very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 03:53:05 | More by CreamCity
Photo of jktdet

5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

what can you say about a beer that is about near perfect. It has a great sweet citrus start with just a hint of hops.

It finsihes light and refreshing. This may be a perfect beer. Definitely a top 5 beer for me.

Probably unfair for me to review I love this beer way too much. I even know when my local store gets their deliveries so I can insure I pick it up fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 21:07:21 | More by jktdet
Photo of MattSweatshirt


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

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle best before 03/13(so I assume its 4 months old) into a weizen(of course) glass.

This beer has the look down to a t. I think the head dissiaptes a little quickly, but retains great overall. The body is a cloudy golden color with a big ol' fluffy white head that laces the glass all the way down.

A well rounded smell of banana, lemon, spice and yeasty qualities.

Man, this hits the spot when it's over 100. It is reminiscent of the nose in regards to the taste. Nothing sticks out too terribly much. You get just a well rounded profile of banana, spice and lemon. There is a great bready/wheaty and sweet character going on.

Medium bodied with a med-high level of carbonation that does settle quickly.

The drinkability on this is out of the park. I had three of a six pack and could had the other three, but unfortunately I'm too nice and shared those.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 03:49:55 | More by MattSweatshirt
Photo of tastybeerinmybelly


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

I think this may be my new summer brew of choice... It's a good looking, good smelling beer with good light flavors that keep you coming back for more. It has a slightly fruity flavor up front, but you can definitely taste the wheat. A crisp,refreshing beer for sittin by the pool.

Serving type: can

07-09-2012 04:12:05 | More by tastybeerinmybelly
Photo of BigCheese


4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange/honey, with big frothy white head. Head lasts, good lacing.

S: Bananana, oranges and cloves and other spices. Hint of sweatyness/wet hay.

T: Sweet white biscuity bread, coriander and cloves/allspice, candi sugar, very sweet and clean finishing. quit tasty. Some apple and banana notes too. Lots of wheat and yeastyness. Hint of lemon-y and grassy hops.

M: High carbonation, incredibly sessionable, nice creamy full body.

O: Great wheat beer, the ultimate in summer time drinking. One of the best hefs up there with weistenphaner.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 01:27:26 | More by BigCheese
Photo of Hoptometrist


3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a footed pilsner glass at Lizardville

A- Poured a bright hazy dark orange color with a big frothy and billowy head that left some droppy lace

S- Some big clove and buttery aromas, wheat, and a slight skunkiness

T- A lot of clove and buttery flavors with a big wheat backbone

M- Smooth, some prickly carbonation, softer mouthfeel, and dry

O- I wonder how fresh this was, a nice drinkable beer. Not sure if the buttery type of flavor should have been present. Lacking in the bubblegum notes and banana flavors that I really like in a hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 00:12:01 | More by Hoptometrist
Photo of RickS95


3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy looking golden nectarine color. Very rich and milky looking as it's got a beautiful hazy look to it. The head is bright white and impressive, like a thick cloud. Great lacing as the head falls.

A nice combination of the banana and cloves you'd expect, but also some bubble gum, citrus fruits and pepper.

Straw-like floral taste. Banana bread. Pepper and cloves.

Complex mouthfeel. Slightly sweet and acidic up front. Creamy all the way thru. More acid in the swallow, along with a slightly tart hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Ever so slightly watery feel.

Overall I liked this beer a lot. It's very easy to drink and the ABV is reasonable so you can have several. A good go-to beer during the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 01:58:49 | More by RickS95
Photo of thatruth


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

botched my pour. huge off-white head. flows a light gold color that light penetrates nicely, forms into a frothy copper in the glass with tangerine tint. very hazy. big lacing lasts forever. beautiful brew.

smells of coriander, oranges, hint of olive, smells like a floral pasture. a lot happening. foresty overtones.

plenty of bread and citrus in the initially taste. dry (not too) and thin but nice finish. crisp feeling makes you want more. light orangey aftertaste.

a legit hefe. bold yet subtle. robust yet smooth. dry yet crisp. perfect balance.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 00:04:53 | More by thatruth
Photo of gabedivision

New York

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a weizen glass

Pours a hazy orange/yellow, with a 2 finger head that thins to a lace and slimes a residue along the side of the glass. Smells of bananas, lemons, Sweet sugary candies. Lemon again on the tongue, followed by sweet banana bread, sweet grainy feel. Light bodied, high carbonation, tingly sweet with a dry finish. This is delicious heff, great beer for a hot night.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 02:54:13 | More by gabedivision
Photo of Brad007


3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice white head into my glass. THIS is a hefeweizen, baby!

Banana and clove in the nose with a stronger emphasis on the latter.

Citrus, clove and wheat flavors make up the palate here. Somewhat dry too.

Authentic mouthfeel too. Clove is most prominent. Carbonation is mid-level.

It tastes a bit bland but otherwise, should quench your thirst. I would still take it over any of the American Pale Wheat Ale imitators!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 22:07:39 | More by Brad007
Photo of MeanMotaScootah


3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Everyone has been raving about this Hef but in my opinion it's way over carbonated and very light in flavor. Maybe I am not overally ethusiastic about this Hef because I am used to the American Hefs (Sam Adams, Pyramid, etc) so take this with a grain of salt:

A: Poured a thick white head and golden/orangy color.

S: Lots of spice and citrus

T: A very tangy brew, a lot of carb, probably should have let this sit awhile

M: Crisp and clean and lots of carb - too much carb in my opinion. Sorta distracted from the overall taste

Overall - this is a great German style hef. If you're used to American Hef you might be slightly disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 04:41:45 | More by MeanMotaScootah
Photo of Drinkerofales


3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The huge off white head dissipates slowly atop a hazy light gold brew, which darkens as more yeast hits the liquid.

Smell is lightly lemony, yeasty, tangy, just about right.

Tastes of the wheat and yeast, but unfortunately not much else.

Feel is almost smoth, light bubbly, and easy to drink.

While this is definitely not Wiehanstephaner, it is still a fine beer.


Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 07:06:49 | More by Drinkerofales


3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Enjoyed on apr´12 –and many times in the past. Lemon yellow color, foggy appearance. White, close, lasting crown. Intense clove & banana aromas, yeast & mildy malty touches, phenol & bready crust notes. Fruity flavor & slightly acidic hues. Low bitterness. Spiced palate & subtle buttery sensation. Flavorful medium body, moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Refreshing & drinkable. (Now available at many supermarkets. Store at home for a short time before drink it. My suggestion)

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 09:52:56 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of TheCondor


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

I have been wanting to sample a good hefe for a while, as I have been on a porter/stout kick for what seems like forever. Although I have certainly drank other kinds of beers over the last few months, some in excess, porters and stouts have dominated my beer-drinking as of late. But I don’t want to limit myself to only a couple styles! Especially since German wheat beers are so remarkably and consistently good, I wanted to grab this. Anyway, poured from a pint bottle into what else? A big, personalized weizen glass I got from being a groomsman. Hells yeah

Appearance – Cloudy golden color with an almost brown essence floating around in the beer. This brew certainly looks almost like a two-tone beer, kinda like this awesome ’77 Ford Bronco I used to have. But that’s another story. Nice head on the brew, probably two fingers, outstanding retention and lacing up and down the glass. Weizens in the proper glassware are some of the best looking beers on the planet.

Smell – Breads, yeast, bananas, clove,
everything you would expect from a weizen, and BIG

Taste – Powerful bready yeast with a solid banana background, with hints of clove almost following the nose exactly. This beer is as big in taste as it is in smell, and it smells BIG and tastes BIG. What a brew!

Mouthfeel – Smooth, creamy, nice finish. Big beer all around, makes you want to slam this down!

Overall – This is a tasty beverage through and through . Highly recommended, I would absolutely buy it again. German wheat beers are just so good, it’s nice to revisit them from time to time. First time I have drank a Paulaner, but I bought their doppelbock on the same run as when I got this. This beer represents the hefeweizens and Paulaner well, so I am excited about the doppelbock. Try this beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 02:16:45 | More by TheCondor
Photo of A1Sports


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

A: Poured from a bottle you get a copper/orange color with a thick white head.

S: Great smells of spice, bananas, citrus. Great smell, but could it be as good as it smells???

T: Yes, yes it can. Great flavor. Not overpowering, but full of flavor that matches the smell.

M: Crisp and clean. Bit more carbonation than anticipated, but doesn't distract from the taste.

Overall - great beer and representation of a hefezeizen. I want more.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 00:35:23 | More by A1Sports
Photo of webmanspidey


4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a glass from a bottle, this is a cloudy golden color with medium head. Smells of lemon, banana, and cloves. The taste is like liquid banana bread, with some slight spiciness and citrus mixed in. Extremely refreshing and drinkable, this is a great hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 19:13:06 | More by webmanspidey
Photo of DrewSnyc667


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

.33 L bottle into a 1/2 L weiss glass

A - tawny amber yellows and copper, lively activity with a pillowy head, very little lacing

S - fruity sugars, peach and banana. honey wheat, very light on the hops and clove

T - Mild sweetness with a slight citrus finish

M - light and refreshing, perhaps a tad under-carbonated for a perfect score but no less easy drinking

O - Really great staple of the style would go for this again no problem

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 00:31:09 | More by DrewSnyc667
Photo of 4balance

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

From a bottle poured into a Duvel tulip, filled the glass with a murky light amber orange color along with a 1.5" white fluffy head

Smells like delicious yeasty bread with orange/banana and clove.

Tastes spectacular, follows the aroma; warm yeast (bread rising) with orange zest, cloves and a slight banana-esque flavor in the background.

Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, medium bodied, mild dryness at the end that keeps you coming back for more.

Overall really great for the style, great balance, the Germans really understand this style and have done it right for a very long time - highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 03:09:14 | More by 4balance
Photo of secondtooth


4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden amber, with a huge frothy head of fine white bubbles. Virtually no lace.

Malty-sweet aroma, with a spicy clove and wheat zing.

Taste is spicy-sweet, with more clove, as well as butter, bubblegum, and a hint of orange at the finish. Quite refreshing, and a perfectly well-done hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 22:38:11 | More by secondtooth
Photo of Francepants06


3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It poured a cloudy yellow in color beer. It smelled like bread, wheat, slight banana, hay. It tasted of biscuit, banana, and crisp.
This beer was actually pretty refreshing for a german beer. It was light to medium in body. Overall, a good brew, definitely a go to beer at bars that lack selection.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 16:52:22 | More by Francepants06
Photo of thecheapies


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

Coppery orange. Big fluffy head. Hazy. Tiered lace. A prototypical look. 4.0

Lemon rind and musty banana. Very little hops. Citrusy and muffin-y. 4.5

Lemon and green banana in the taste with more fresh baked muffin malts. A little softer on the yeast. Some steely notes. Flair of bitterness in the end. 4.0

Creamy body and medium carb. Very sluggable. 4.0

Prime hefe. A gateway drug to great German wheat beers. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 03:10:30 | More by thecheapies
Photo of UCLABrewN84


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

Best before 9/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, clove, and banana aromas. Taste is of wheat, yeast, and banana with a clove spice flavor that lingers on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen that is very refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 02:23:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of draheim


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

500mL (best by 9/2012) into a weizen glass. Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow w/ a thick rich head, vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is ripe banana, lemon & spice, wheat malt.

Taste is sweet mellow wheat malt, banana and clove.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, refreshing.

Overall a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 05:15:42 | More by draheim
Photo of scratch69


4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Patchy amounts of sticky lace.

Smell- Wheat, lemon and clove aromas.

Taste- Banana, clove and malt sweetness up front with faint hints of lemon and yeast at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and very smooth. Light carbonation with a crisp and slighly dry finish.

Overall- Yum. Easy to drink and very enjoyable. I can't wait to have some more of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 20:22:58 | More by scratch69
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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