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

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1,305 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,305
Hads: 3,088
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 132
Gots: 610 | 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

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Photo of rarbring
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is foggy orange, has a firm white head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is fruity, bananas and spicy, cardamom.

The taste is sweet. white bread with orange marmalade, some christmassy sppices, a note of green bitter banana peel.

High carbonation, small fizzy bubbles, soft texture and a medium body, a light dry finish.

Really refreshing in the afternoon heat in Frankfurt.

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Photo of cbros
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type- 12 ounce bottle poured into a hefe glass.

Pours a nice dirty blonde color, nontranslucent with no carbonation activty present after pour. Decent two to one finger head with a nice cling to the glass. This beer has hints of wheat added with some citrus smells. Nothing prominent but good mild smells. The taste goes along the same as the smells. Good combinations of citrus and clove tastes as well as. Nice mellow finish to the beer. Overall a good hefeweizen with a nice taste and smell. Very nice beer to have on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. Euro brown bottle,

A: Pours a hazy light orange, with a thick cap of white foam that is so soft and light you can write on it.

S: Hefe esters, banana, spice.

T: Taste is mostly bubblegum esters, banana is light, clove is really not there. Overall flavour is light and fleeting, good but not great.

M: Light, spritzy, creamy, refreshing.

D: A pretty good hefe, but there are a lot of others that I would have before this, middle of the road.

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Photo of tai4ji2x
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at an overpriced restaurant/bar called "buffalo", in beijing, along the western shore of qianhai, (houhai area).

hazy golden, almost slightly brown honey color. lots of head slowly fades to a thin but constant layer. decent lacing.

faint banana and clove-like sweet spice. phenolic notes with toasted grains and underlying yeast aroma. some traces of honey.

taste is a bit more phenolic upfront, before going into the aforementioned banana and clove, albeit much more diluted, almost watery. appropriately moderate bitterness.

feel is slightly thin, but still decently smooth and fluffy.

not sure if this was imported, or brewed in-town by the local beijing-based paulaner brauhaus. either way, my second glass was served to me in a stein by the clueless waiter.

being overpriced probably affected my score...

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Photo of hoppyhampy
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass. Produced on date is 07/09. Not sure what the shelf life is supposed to be but this seems a bit old. Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with two inches of lumpy head that dissipates w/o any lacing. Orange, coriander, and a surprisingly heavy and sweet malt on the nose. I would expect the malt to be lighter, allowing the wheat and yeast to come through more. I will attribute this to the relatively high abv for the style and the fact that this bottle is nearly a year old. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Not quite syrupy but still heavier than I would expect. Moderately to very sweet on the palate: honey, orange, and a little bit of peach are what I get. Still goes down fairly clean. I don't feel like I've been sipping on a big beer, just a fuller bodied medium-light one. I could session this but I would expect to be good and drunk by the end.

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Photo of vancurly
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 500ml Schneider Weisse glass. Although only 33cl, still got a head up to the rim.

Cloudy orange, white fluffy head that persists.

Aromas of citrus toffee, some green hop notes, almost minty, so Hallertau perhaps.

Flavour is more barley malt-driven than other examples, with some lingering caramel. The spice profile is there, although more perfumey than clovey.... and more subdued than usual.

Light touch of bitterness.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, NE.
Best by 3/2012.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Pours a fairly large, thick head composed of small bubbles. Peering at the body, I notice aggressive streams of carbonation and the cloudy, nearly opaque character that's due to the unfiltered preparation of the beer. Body color is copper brown away from light, quite dark compared to others I've had in the style, and a golden yellow color when held up to a light source. As the head descends over the course of a few minutes (it always retains about one centimeter of foam) it leaves some lacing along the sides of the glass, which is augmented each time a sip is taken.

Strong aroma of yeast and grain bill, with some bread and very faint banana as well. Not as upfront with its bouquet as Weihenstephaner or Ayinger, nor as complex.

Taste opens with lingering bright sweetness. Other flavors seep into this from the middle of the tongue, including yeast, ripe bananas, and faint coriander. Aftertaste is of sweet barley/wheat malt and faint residual banana with a fair bit of tartness. As with the aroma, not as "aggressive" as Weihenstephaner or Ayinger. This is also much better tasting when warmed for a bit out of the fridge.

The beer is medium-bodied with a noticeable, but not overly aggressive carbonation level that at first gives this a prickly sensation, but then feels very smooth on the palate. Finish is dry, which complements the mild tartness in the aftertaste nicely.

This was an above average hefeweizen, but not as impressive as Weihenstephaner or Ayinger in terms of aromatic or gustatory complexity and show.

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Photo of Gavage
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a beer sampler gift I received. I do not know the freshness of the beer.

Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange color. A fluffy 2" merangue-like head. No lacing develops.

Smell: banana and spices were evident.

Taste: banana, clove, mild bitterness, mild wheat profile, orange citrus, and grass. Not overwhelming but solid flavors.

Mouthfeel: very crisp throughout. Somewhat refreshing. Very quick aftertaste. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: decent. I would like to try another bottle as I feel this may be a few months old which caused the flavors to mellow too much.

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Photo of Sudcutter
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer is pretty good for a Hefeweizen, but not great. It is extremely carbonated, which I found to take away a bit from the rest of the sensations. Its taste is rather simple, mainly sour with a hint of sweetness leading into a slight bitterness on the end. It's a refreshing choice to pair with a meal, but a little unsatisfying if you are in the mood to really focus on your beverage.

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Photo of decimator
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a cloudy deep gold with a big bubbly head. Good amount of lacing is produced. It looks like a Hefe-Weizen.

S - Bananas, citrus, wheat and some spiciness.

T - Starts sweet, then a tart sourness with a spicy finish.

M - A bit light, some creaminess, dry finish, leaves some stickiness behind.

D - Easy to drink for sure. It's a decent example of the style but it doesn't stand out from the pack for me.

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Photo of jeffaz02t
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice, cloudy appearance. Great big head in the glass. Very sexy bier!!

S- Typical weisbier, wheaty, yeasty smell. Does not smell as spicy as many heffe-weisbeir I have had.

T- Overall, good taste. Not as spicy as I usually like, but I am not disapointed. Quite tasty, yet simple. Not as sweet as many I have had.

M- Light carbonation...

D- Not my fav. by any means, but I will buy on occasion and enjoy the hell out of it! Refreshing. NO LEMONS!!!!

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Photo of bacabuck
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Normally I'm not a big fan of wheat beers unless the weather is really warm. Guess what? It's 90'F here is southern California in freakin November.

Of all the Hefe-Weizens, this one is by far the best. Pours a bit cloudy as you would expect with barely any head.

Taste is light bodied with citrus notes and a crisp finish. A terrific session beer.

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Photo of zac16125
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a here glass
no bottling dates

A: Very hazy, a dark golden almost orange-brown tint, big 3 fingers width of off white colored head, good retention, and leaves a fair amount of lacing. 3.75

S: Estery banana, clove and other spice, subtle citrus. There something a bit off though, that smells like wet feet. Its not super pungent, but once I pick it up its hard to ignore. 3.5

T: Spice, fruity esters, lots of wheat characters, like the nose theres an off character that I can only describe as pungent cheese/stinky feet. 3.5

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, carbonation appropriate, pretty filling, drinkability is average. 3.5

O: Not bad, but disappointing. Plenty of great hefe’s out there, so I don’t think I’ll be revisiting this one again anytime soon. 3.5

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a traditional weizen glass.

A: Pours a dark apricot peach color with a torrent of bubbles rising upward before joining the monstrous four-finger head that has emerged after a standard pour. Lacing is left behind as the wavy head finally begins to recede.

S: Initial whiff is of course the German hefe yeast. This one seems to favor banana and, to a lesser extent, clove over the third member of the triumvirate--bubblegum. I'm also detecting a faint hint of nuttiness, which adds a nice touch. As it warms up, a little bit more bubblegum characteristic comes through, replacing some of the initial banana.

T: Surprisingly, a good amount of malt comes through alongside the yeast in this. The aftertaste, however, is dominated by clove and banana. A little bit of soft pink bubblegum on the palate.

M: Medium body with a good amount of creaminess. Some bitterness comes through. Moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty drinkable, although it doesn't have the intensity or intricacies that I look for in a really outstanding hefeweizen.

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Photo of TastyAdventure
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - extremely cloudy, 1 1/2 finger of head, lots of rushing carb

S - banana, fresh yeast

T - refreshing lemon, very clean, smooth, somewhat flat taste in the middle, not alot going on, banana at the end

M - thin, goes down too easy like water, plenty of carbonation which is appropriate for the style,

Overall, a little disappointed. Not bad, would be better in the middle of summer, but I'm going to search for better Weizens

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Photo of buschbeer
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured into a pint glass to a large fluffy off white head. It is an orangish color and cloudy with yeast. The aroma is yeast and faint banana and clove. The taste is weak on banana and clove. It is an ok hefeweizen. I can think of several better options.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You will never know how pleased I was to find this beer in a small supermarket on the holiday island of Skiathos (Greece). It was the beer highlight of the holiday.

I only had two half-pint tumblers in my Studio, so that is what the half-litre brown bottle was poured into.

The welcoming murky, dirty, cloudy body just oozed Hefeweizen at me.

Bananas and vanilla esters attacked my nose as the sun beat down onto my puny white body, great.

Spritzy, tangy and those banana and vanilla smells carry on into the taste.

Full flavours stay well after the beer has left the mouth, this is a good, good beer.

Really enjoyed it.

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Photo of BBM
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap, and it poured a cloudy, light yellow with a white head. The aromas were Belgian spices, bananas, and a bready quality.

The taste was more of the same. Banana, lightly citrus flavor, spices, and a hint of pine all create a fairly standard hefe taste. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy. Even though it's slightly sweet, it's still a drinkable brew. I didn't come in expecting anything, and I didn't come out overly impressed. It is a solid, true-to-style hefe weizen, but nothing extraordinary, in my opinion.

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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 SchaefMan
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was pretty average, but not unpleasant, in my humble opinion. It poured tan orange, with a white head that hung around pretty well. Smell was faintly citrus, and the taste was decent, but not overly impressive. Mouthfeel consisted of good carbonation, and was fairly drinkable. I just preferred Weihenstephaner or Hacker Pschorr, or The Ram's Hefe.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange, with huge off white fluffy head, little lacing

S: Little spice, wheat malts and yeast

T: Little bit of spice up front, sweet malts, then the earthiness from the yeast

M: Medium to light

O: Not my favorite from this style but definetly worth the $8 I paid for a six pack. Wouldnt mind trying it again sometime.

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Photo of MusicmanSD
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I just made a triple decocted homebrew hefe and although I love Paulaner's other offerings, this one, is well, weak in comparison. It might have been that my nose was slightly plugged, but the mouthfeel was very light, the taste not overwhelmingly banana or clove, and the hops very light. I haven't had franzi or weinstephan in awhile, but I say those are superior hefe's. Slightly disappointed in Paulaner...

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Photo of BarwoodBonanza
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into weissbier glass. Bottle marked "best before 09/2014.

Thick, mousse-like head of white foam. Dissipates somewhat quickly but leaves a thin layer that persists throughout. Average lacing. Pale gold color.

Aroma is strong with well-balanced clove and banana.

Clove and banana also present in the flavor along with an underpinning of bubble gum. Very short-lives all in all and perhaps not as vibrant as it could be. Mild grainy notes on the finish.

Medium-light body, reasonably effervescent and refreshing.

In general the characteristic Bavarian weissbier flavors are there but they leave a little to be desired. The bright banana, bubblegum, clove flavors that seem to define this style just barely show up here and then quickly fade away leaving mostly an impression of grains. A bit underwhelming but enjoyable nonetheless.

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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.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

into the tulip

A - Nice. Hazy medium color, white 1.5 inch head that reduces quickly. Sudsy lacing.

S - Baaanana. Tropical fruits. Good nose.

T & M - More banana. I like banana, so my review refects this. Perhaps a bit thin and more carbonation than I would like.

D - Done with it after one.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
91 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.