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

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Reviews: 1,289
Hads: 3,024
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 128
Gots: 542 | 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 BBM
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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. (538 characters)

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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. (264 characters)

Photo of SchaefMan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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. (353 characters)

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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. (337 characters)

Photo of MusicmanSD
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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... (410 characters)

Photo of BarwoodBonanza
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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. (846 characters)

Photo of bristol2120
3.49/5  rDev -14%
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 srandycarter
3.49/5  rDev -14%
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. (295 characters)

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From twelve ounce bottle in the Oktoberfest selection at Costco.

Aroma of spiced bread and clove. Pours hazy orange- amber with very thick full white head. Head lasted a fair while, yet failed to lace the glass. Taste is more clove spice, hint at citrus, very mild. A bit fizzy and slightly astringent. (303 characters)

Photo of nosurrender23
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Grade for the group = B.

"Great for a 'hefe.'"

First, the beer pours with a feisty head that lingers (may have been from a poor pour) and is cloudy, off orange in color. Comments were also made about the beer being "Blue Moonish," having "lots of head," and a local animal expert said the hue was monkey piss in color.

The beer had a banana, clover, "hefe" smell like "bananas under Chiquita's arm-pit."

While resting in the mouth, the beer had a flat, smooth - not overwhelming, and frothiness to it.

As far as drinking is concerned, it had a flatter, smoother "cloveness" to it with a smooth wheat taste that is drinkable and creeps up on one like a "thief in the night."

Finally, the taste was a light banana--orangy--fruity--clove taste that was more banana than orange. (784 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- yup. big puffy wheat head. off-white with a yellowish tint to it and full of different sized bubbled with a soft protein skin on top. big craters open up taking the foam down a chunk at a time but the retention is pretty good and to me that says nutritious! the body is nearly opaque and golden orange when held up to the window.

S- very spicy clove and a hint of banana. tropical fruits hid in the background but the yeast really dominates. a light floral bubblegum fragrance as well and as it warms, the smell of rich homemade white bread comes into play.

T- bready with somewhat of a chemical taste in the middle. kind of like envelope glue. hrmm. not a huge rush of flavor, but it does taste traditional and the yeast goes from clove in the aroma to a very mellow light fruit in the taste, orange peel and flowers, with a very wheaty finish and little bitterness. and i don't know what that chemical taste was but after the beer aired out a little bit that nastiness went away.

MF- feels heavy on the tongue and the light carbonation makes for a nice silky feeling with some drying of the cheeks.

D- i've had much better but this isn't a bad example, it's an old brewery and tradition receives an enormous amount of respect from me. no problem finishing this bottle, but the whole time i desired something more (e.g. ayinger). (1,339 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
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. (326 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a cloudy copper color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: A fairly mild, but traditional nose on this beer. Cloves, bananas, and even some orange zest. I didn't find the nose to be all that intense, but the right aromas are there.

T: Unfortunately, it seemed the flavors where even more muted than the aromas. Sure, the clove and banana where there, but they were mild and muddled, which I did not find all that enjoyable.

M: A slightly watery feel on the tongue with medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

D: A good but not great hefeweizen. I wanted to try this because so many people have told me they enjoy it, but I was not all that impressed. (677 characters)

Photo of proc
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A very quaffable beer. Pours out to a slightly dark, golden color with the usual cloudiness from this style. Light clove taste is nice and not overdone. No banana ester taste, which I appreciated. (199 characters)

Photo of pls2087
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Wheat Beer Glass. Nice foamy head.

Decent golden color, not opaque. Good lacing

Hints of orange peel in aroma.

Smooth flavor, strangely detect slight banana like taste

Good carbonation, no lingering aftertaste.

Solid, not outstanding (253 characters)

Photo of Vendetta
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
May 25, 2008

Very, very similar to Hacker-Pschorr's hefeweizen. That is not a bad thing, as I really love Hacker-Pschorr's. Most people tend to prefer Franziskaner over Paulaner or Hacker-Pschorr, however, I don't. Both HP and Paulaner have a fruity, more tropical feel to them. Slightly banana-esque, easy to drink, shocks the taste buds. Classic cloudy golden hefeweizen hue. I'd have to drink this and Hacker-Pschorr right next to each other in order to really document the difference in flavor, but one thing I noticed was that this didn't have the same overpowering, lovely flowery aroma that Hacker-Pschorr had- it was comparitively weak. Very good hefeweizen, you can't go wrong with either this or Hacker-Pschorr. (744 characters)

Photo of GreenWBush
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have only been enlightened to the pleasure of wheat-beers in the last few years, so excuse the lack of appropriate vocabulary - i'm truly unaccustomed to this style.

This beer was presented to me in a relatively upscale dining establishment after its expiry date. I should've made a stink.

This beer pours out a monstrous beached fluffhead, but to my surprise didn't leave a head in my restaurant glass. Must've used major soap on this glass.

The color is a hazy golden orange. The beer smells slightly sour, which might have to due with its expired status.

Basically, the flavor on this beer is fairly one-dimensional. It is wheaty, with hints of lemon and orange, ironically what most people add. The mouthfeel is quite watery, but very drinkable. All in all, a sturdy, even choice. My notes mark it as "Exquellent". Must've had a few by that point.

I've only had a few imported wheat-beers, and this seems to be very vanilla and crowd-pleasing. But so much better than any domestic interpretations. (1,020 characters)

Photo of LadyGisellys
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy caramel color, about an inch and a half of white head at first and then down to a thin layer after a few minutes. Lacing throughout.

S: Fruity and wheaty. The fruit notes are appley and citrusy.

T: Begins with a fruity taste that is quickly overrun by wheaty goodness. A nice balance is had.

M: Relatively full and smooth. A touch too carbonated for the first few sips.

D: Quite drinkable/enjoyable. I would order another. (439 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good hazy and golden appearance, pristine white head on top, 1" in depth. Nice bready lemony aroma, nothing spectacular, spot on for style really.

Taste, white winter wheat type flavors, soft, bready, a little bit of spice flavor that I could do without, clove lite, plenty of banana and a bit of metallic sourness. Mouthfeel ok, the beer frankly gets a little tiresome, yeah its a pretty traditional interpretation of the style, but it just doesn't excite me, so if you're a wheat or hefe fanatic, don't let my review persuade you to one side of the aisle over another. I found this beer to be decent, slightly expensive, and for maximum interest, to drink less than 8oz of it at a time, anything more, and the novelty fades, the experience became more humdrum. (763 characters)

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.45/5  rDev -15%
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 (665 characters)

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$8.89 a sixer at Nikki's, Providence RI

Bottle art of some country folk having a good time. Opaue, glowing honey color with a large white head. Skim retention and sloppy retention. Aroma contains the usual suspects; banana and clove phenols but with some yeast/wheat farmy tones.

Tastes like banana puddin' and clove. Clove dominant and unfortunately I'm a banana dominant kinda guy. There's a yeasty sour in back which I'm not a fan of. I'd stick a lemon in it if I had one. (478 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The CANQuest (TM) is kicking it into high gear following an extended CAN hiatus to get my numbers into alignment. Today has focused on summer beers/wheat beers and now my least favorite style, hefeweizens.

I saw an 8-pack of this today and felt CANpelled to buy it. If anyone Wants, BM for a CANTrade.

From the CAN: "Brewed and Filled in Munich/Germany"; "Brewed and filled exclusively by Paulaner Brauerei in Munich, Germany, to the exacting standard of Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Ingredients: water, malted wheat, malted barley, yeast, hop. Store cool & dry - serve at 7C (45F). Best before: see bottom [04, 2012]. A PRODUCT OF MUNICH, GERMANY. Brewed and filled in Munich Germany."

The Crack & Glug was its usual aurally stimulating self and resulted in two rocky fingers of eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-amber. Nose was heavy with banana and bubble gum with clove underlying. This was a prime example of why I do not like this style - it is too much like a banana split and most do not allow the much more pleasant clove esters to shine. Mouthfeel was slightly thin and while I initially got banana and bubble gum, the clove esters were definitely present. Finish was still on the sweet side, but the extreme finish had a nice clove spiciness. I am not putting it in my cooler unless someone asks me to. (1,373 characters)

Photo of ahking
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shows a rich golden color, darker than most hefe's and there is a very slight caramel smoothness that follows. Aroma is bananna and a little bit of clove. Slightly acidic in mouthfeel, medium carbonation, nice head that quickly dissapears, hints of bananna in the finish. Hops are light, little aroma or perceived bitterness to this beer. Certainly not the best hefe I have had, but potable. Fransikaner is my personal number one and it was even cheaper at the store, so... (473 characters)

Photo of rugerj
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a golden yellow in color with a huge head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing left in glass. Beer is not as cloudy as some of the better German Hefeweizens. Smell is of subtle bubblegum and banana. Taste is of banana and slight clove flavors. Mouth feel was not as great as other German wheat beers, a bit thin for my liking.

Not a bad beer, but definitely not the best German Hefeweizen out there, I can name several which a much better. I would like to see more balance in banana/clove taste and more yeast in the beer to attain the full mouth feel and taste of the beer. (588 characters)

Photo of dsprainman
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just Poured this one up in my beer mug. Cloudy yellow/orange with a huge fluffy white head.Bubbles are streaming up the glass.
Smells sweet but not as much banana smell as I expected. More like pear with a tiny but of clove.
Tastes a little watered down. Don't get me wrong, it displays many hefe traits but I'm somewhat letdown in comparison to Shneider weisse and the like. (376 characters)

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