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

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2,611 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,611
Reviews: 1,245
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 89
Gots: 212 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001)
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Photo of cubedbee
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap, but unfortunately served in a mug. Nice hazy orange with just a small finger of head due to the glassware but long lasting and pretty good lacing. Smell is pretty fruity--banana, lemon, pears with just a dash of cloves. Taste has a strong clean wheat presense with a large dose of creamy fruit--banana, citrus, pineapple, kiwi(?). Cloves are barely there which was unexpected, but there was a surprising hop bite to make up for the lack of spiciness. Very smooth mouthfeel with a nice fine carbonation jjust lifting the beer off the tongue. This is a very good example of the style, but I still prefer Schneider.

cubedbee, Jul 26, 2005
Photo of evlu1441
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden colour with lots of carbonation rushing up to a substantial and extremely fluffy off-white head.

The aroma is sharp citrus followed by mellow banana and some faint spiciness. Nice and rounded and very appetizing.

The taste is nice, yet somewhat typical. Crisp with a hit of citrus to start, it becomes slightly doughy towards the end. A hint of banana makes for a slight banana bread flavour.

Overall, this is a nice hefeweizen. Nothing completely outstanding, but a solid choice.

evlu1441, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured cloudy dark yellow into a weizen glass with a perfect head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles. There is a good amount of head retention.
S: There's a light to moderate aroma of yeast and bubble gum in the nose, along with some hints of banana and clove. The aroma becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: There are lots of bready flavors of malt and yeast along with notes of banana and cloves in the taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and a bit grainy. You can definitely taste the "cloudiness."
D: The beer is very refreshing and quite sessionable.

metter98, May 14, 2010
Photo of Kromes
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy orange with a thick white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles in the beer.

S: A fruity apple and clove aroma with some bready yeast and a slight hop.

T: The wheat really shows through in this, more than other Hefe's. There is the standard banana and clove spice, but not as strong as I would have thought. The finish is smooth and you are left with a clove spice.

M: Didn't really like how thin and watery it was, but overall it was very smooth on the tongue and the finish was perfectly balanced.

D: Seeing as the taste is good and it is thin and light, you could drink a whole lot of these beers .

Kromes, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of johanvond
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is what I concider to the the absoult standerd for the German Heffewizen style. It pours to a rich golden orange color with some chill haze. There was plenty of dense foamy head supported by a storm of carbonation. Spicy wheat aroma eminate form the disipated head that now covers the the surface of the beer. It's all about balence in the beer. The balence of spices and wheat are perfect fit to the way the yeast strain gives off that Palunder like bubble gum flavor. I Love to drink this after a hot and humid day. It's bubble gum flavors and high carbonation make it increadably refreshing. A crossover beer that will win hearts, and lead to an apperation to good beer.

johanvond, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

dbrauneis, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of DrinkingDrake
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy and orange with a large amount of big bubbly head. Aroma is all wheat, orange rind, banana and a lot of peppery spice. Flavor is all yeast upfront. Spicy clove and tangy wheat then over to a banana and sweet malt middle. Yeast is present over everything else but pleasing. Finishes clean and crisp, subtly bitter and tangy fruity.

DrinkingDrake, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of tang214
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'll admit that I am not terribly familiar with the hefeweizen style yet, but this is a good brew. It has a cloudy dark orange color to it. Orange also stands out in the aroma as well as a few other flavors. The taste, which continues with orange, was great with an almost perfect blend of malts and hops. The mouthfeel is stimulating but a tad too much. The drinkability is good enough to drink a few of these but not too many.

tang214, Oct 01, 2002
Photo of Ch1mpy
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy orange colour. I can't see through the glass. This hefe-weißbier has an off-white head. Very little lacing.

The smell is fruity to say the least. The aroma is dominated by banana but also has citrus in it.

After having accidentally dipped my nose into the brew it is time to finally drink the beer. It is surprisingly spicy with tastes of bananas and wheat.

It has a thick, creamy, intense mouthfeel. The carboration really helps to bring out the flavours.

Very drinkable.

Ch1mpy, May 24, 2008
Photo of bigdeuce
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a great Hefe! Awesome, awesome, creamy mouthfeel. Very yeasty, wheaty flavor with a touch of lemon. Oh, mouthfeel also thick and slightly sweet. No hops, true to style, or at least none you can taste. Tracey, lacey down the glass! Reasonably priced and terrific. Try it if you can.

bigdeuce, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of rvdoorn
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a nice hazy-golden-yellow color with a nice fluffy white head.
Smell: yeast, bread, banana and some hints of clove
Taste: Yeast, wheat, some lemon, full of banana with some clove in the aftertaste. Almost no hop bitterness in this one.
Mouthfeel: creamy texture, medium carbonation
Overall: Nice beer

rvdoorn, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of hoppheadIPA
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color out of the bottle into my pilsner glass. Thick white pillow of creamy head appears and leaves a good lace as I drink.

Smells clean and flowery, with hints of fruit. I detect bananas and oranges.

Tastes fresh of banana and orange. Great tasting hefe....

Mouthfeel is a dissapopintment. With this much head, had little carbonation to feel and was also a bit watered down for my taste.

Overall a great example of this complex brew.

hoppheadIPA, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of goblet
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pour this from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass.

apearance: i got a one inch froth head after the initial pour though it fades rather fast and left a nice coat that lasts. the color is a cloudy orange gold like a sun rise on a hazy day.

smell: the aroma to me is wheat and bananas lightly cooked carmel malt and fresh hops some sugar ,very good,a cool breeze on a wheat plantation .

taste:awesome wheat flavor fruity citrus lemon lite carmel malt the hops are a bit piney,this is a very smooth beer some bread like quality to it also.

mouthfeel:medium body and a bit of a wheat and sugar sweetness to the after taste .

drinkability:this is a easy to drink brew i can have a few of these with a bag of german pretzels and watch a game on tv any time .cheers

goblet, May 17, 2009
Photo of Crosling
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.

Crosling, Feb 06, 2004
Photo of ElGuapo
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this beer is as cloudy as they come with a straw color topped with a mass of shite foam that sticks all over the glass as you drink. aromas of yeast and fruits come out at you.

a fine example of a hefe-weiss, this beer is medium bodied and full of flavor. it has a very well balanced array of flavors dominated by yeast and wheat. the malts are more toned down, but noticeable. there is a lot less of a fruity presence as i have come across in other hefe-weizens. tingly carbonation is there to provide the crispness you would expect. i would just have to say that this is a great example of a hefe. you could call this a solid textbook hefe. very enjoyable and very drinkable ; probably even to people who are not so fond of wheat beers.

ElGuapo, Jan 11, 2003
Photo of MDDMD
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-hazy orange amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-yeasty bread, fruit, spice, slight citrus

T-nice wheat flavor with banana, clove, and a citrusy bite at the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, nice and crisp yet some smoothness

O-a solid hefe with good flavor, a nice refreshing beer

MDDMD, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of morebeergood
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Beehive in the South End. Served in a 20 oz dimpled mug. Cloudy yellow color. Thin white head. Smelled like cloves and crushed black pepper. The taste isn't as complex as other German hefes, but it's no slouch. This is a straightforward weissbier with a flavorful citrus taste and very mild on the palate. This beer always seems to be a favorite with the ladies, or for me as a late night beer or a beer than I plan to have a nice session with. It's relatively low in abv, so it's very simple to enjoy. The reason that you see Paulaner Hefe on tap everywhere is because there's no denying that it is just an all around classic example of the style and a great beer on top of that. This the beer that gave Paulaner a worldwide reputation as one of the top German exporters.

morebeergood, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of PiratePete
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold colour. A good head with mild lacing as the head drops quickly to thin and stays. The aroma is of yeast and fruity and there is a hint of wheat. I've been drinking it off and on all summer and have enjoyed it. There is a bit of a bitter aftertaste but it does not stop its drinkability. I've come to enjoy that aftertaste. Great on a hot day. It also works well with spicy meals.

I'm into things historical so I used a bottle of this hefe-weizen to make a traditional shandy (half beer - half lemonade), a sacrilege to some I know, but it was the best shandy I've had ever. I was sorry it was my last Paulaner at the time.

PiratePete, Sep 21, 2003
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

AdamNowek, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Andrew041180
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright orange-straw color with intense haze and a towering foamy head. If you're not careful with this one you will overflow your glass. The head retains nicely, but doesn't really leave any lacing to speak of on the glass.

S - Very nice nose on this one. Little lemongrass, touch of banana and spice. Great intensity to the smell. You don't have to put your whole face into the glass to smell it, but it doesn't knock you over either. Well done.

T - Follows the nose. High expectations met.

M - Slight bit off here for what I perceive as being slightly over-carbonated. Something of a slight fizziness here. Almost an astringent feel on my tongue.

O - Nice mild to full-flavored offering here. I'd love to go through six of these some afternoon when I have nothing to do. Unfortunately I'm not able to do that and my wife would hunt me down if I tried to.

Andrew041180, Oct 12, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

TheDudeAbides14, Aug 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

JosefBerger, Aug 29, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

Mikemcgrath4, Sep 07, 2014
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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