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

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Reviews: 1,332 | Ratings: 3,215
Photo of jimdkc
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer, when poured into a tall pilsener glass, is a thing of beauty to behold! Hazy golden color and a billowing, foamy white head that slowly settles down to two fingers worth that lasts until the beer's gone. Leaves just spots of lace. Smell is earthy yeast with light fruity notes. The taste is lead by wheat and yeast, followed by lemony citrus, and finished with a mellow banana note. Feels very creamy and smooth in the mouth with a nice amount of carbonation... not too much... not too little. Definitely one of my favorite hefe weizens.

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Photo of silenius
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a yellow orange haze that nearly glows. The white head is shortlived but laces nicely.

Smell is this one is not about big, but about wonderful subtle notes and nuance. Banana, citrus, clove, pepper, bread and yeast intermingle for a wonderfully fresh and inviting smell. As it warms, it gets better.

Taste is not quite as pleasing as the smell, but oh-so-nice! Smooth banana, malty bread, yeast and citrus twang. Even better with the yeast mixed in. Creamy goodness.

Mouthfeel loses points because the carbonation is too soda-like. Prickly carbonation detracts from the beer's score.

I can drink this one all night. A great drinker I never tire of when out at the Huettenbar!

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Photo of kelticblood
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A brisk carbonated bite is followed by a smooth finish.Highly drinkable.A great example of a wheat beer.Color is a hazy straw yellow with bubbling carbonation.Just a bit of lacing present.Somewhat watery mouthfeel.Hints of wheat and banana's for the taste and aroma.An overall average wheat beer.Could use more body.

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Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One pint, .9 oz bottle pours a cloudy, peach colored body with an immense, fluffy, white head. Nice retention and patchy lace gets left on the glass.

Aroma has a lemon pepper spiciness and an earthy yeastiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

Taste has a citrusy and yeast sourness, very bready maltiness, and a smooth wheat backbone. Plenty of spice flavors add a nice complexity, with a spicy pepper and a hint of clove and coriander.

Very pleasant, and an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of PSUDREW
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

wow, even after several samples, I am not totally sold (despite score), but this could replace franzikaner s my new fav hefe import

It pours a nice, considsten meduim orange, with a very thick and creamy head. Nice, sweet citrus smell to it.

It has an inital, sweet, citrus taste, with a nice, bready mouth feel. Slight bit of hops on the finish, but it mixes very well in the overall taste. It has a superb mix of sweet and bitter, blended in a most pleasent way. Not to thick, not too watery. You know, for drinkablity, this is great. It is usable for the long, hot summer months, but portable and flexible enough for the winters. Also, it has a rather overall creamy essence, which, like the mouth feel, can work good in an array of seasons.

wow, folks, we may have ourselves a winner

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Photo of tjthresh
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm getting ready to brew a hefe today so I want to get some insperation.

Pale cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Clove spicyness with some citrus in the nose. Soft wheat flavor with some yeast. Again clove spice that lingers a bit. Medium soft bodied.

Nice beer. I'd hope so since these guys have been dong it for hundreds of years. Lets go see if I can do better.

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Photo of theozag
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

paulaner was an interesting way to break a long spell of no beer or - at least - no new beers. the smell was really the least impressive part of what was otherwise a good beer. it pours amber with a thick off-white, creme head. the aroma is mild and somewhat sweet. taste is a combination of wheat, creme, and hop bitterness. this was also the first beer I have ever tried that actually had an aftertaste that was just like its flavor. spooky, no?

i'm sorry i can't offer you a more complete review, but i am wasting precious moments of sleep to report as much as i can. when next i sample this beer, i'll give you a more complete review.

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Photo of marcellaproust
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The standard. Huge, coarse foamy head; semi-cloudy med. yellow color. Whiff of wheatgrass. Wheat and hops perfectly balanced in the foreground, front to finish, while a lemony astringency (and some greeny fresh taste. . .raw bean sprouts?) keep yeast at bay. Carbonation perfect. This is how hefeweiss should always be: perky, engaging, accommodating.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle, with a freshness date of 09 04, which I'm taking as April 04 (sampled May 04).
Aroma: A peppery banana clove nose typical of the style, with an edge of cotton candy and sweet malt.
Appearance: Fluffy white head settled down to a half finger of uneven creamy froth. Active carbonation has settled to a trickle in the hazy, apricot colored beer
Flavor: Everything listed in the aroma, minus the pepper. No hop flavor or bitter noted. Loads of fruity flavors, orange, hint of lime, banana, all lightly spiced with clove and a fluffy cotton candy finish.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, sparkling, with a full body with a slight chew.
Overall Impression: Heavy body, but a light finish. Full of flavors, but well paired. Rich and refreshing, I need to drink more Hefes. With summer coming, I’m going to start stocking up, and learn how to brew these wonderful beers. Paulaner has done a masterful rendering of a truly great style. Strongly Recommended!

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Photo of Sixpack595
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice if somewhat one dimensional Hefe. Bannanas are very pronounced. Nice copper-yellow color with a huce cap of creamy foam. Creamy is also the best descriptor for the mouthfeel as well. Not heavy, but still present. Taste is very nice, again the bannana is foremost, but also lemon and a touch of malt. Great summer beer, wouldn't change a thing.

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Photo of Soybomb
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: pours a cloudy slightly dark dark gold that goes to a murkier brown after adding the sediment from the bottle, with a huge head that falls to almost nothing and leaves very little lacing on the glass.

smell: i wish i could describe it better, but it smells like hefeweizen. I guess theres some yeast and banana smells in there, and a bit of clove.

taste and mouthfeel: Tastes light and crisp with nice carbonation. Had some lemon and banana fruit flavors. Finishes with the lasting feel of carbonation and bit of tarness.

notes: There are other hefes but I like more but this is readily available, fairly affordable, and a nice resfreshing drink. I'd pick it up again anytime as a sample of a great hefeweizen.

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Photo of Zorro
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy golden brew.

Smell is sweet with a spicy smell largely of cloves. The expected banana scent is present but is greatly subdued.

Taste is drier than expected from the smell. Flavor is very spicy, flavors of cloves, lemons, black pepper, cinnamon, and banana.

Mouthfeel is full.

A super drinkable brew especially for when you want a drier Hefe-Weissen. The flavor and texture of this is close to champagne.

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Photo of maek228
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured with a gi-mongous head. very cloudy orange appearance. smells of lemon rinds. definitly lemon in the flavor as well, maybe some banana flavor too. yeast comes through towards the middle, and then there is a wonderfuly spiceyness that rounds this one out. leaves kind of an oily taste in the mouth, which recedes after a couple of seconds. some hops towards the end though, but very discrete.

all in all, a great hefe-weizen. sweetness in a bottle

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

Pours out to a cloudy light-amber with peach accents, forming a spongy off-white head with great retention and average lacing. Carbonation is medium-strong with spiral streamers. Aroma is ripe with the requisite clove and bananas, spicy with a bready yeastiness. Nice. Mouthfeel is flittering with a light body and clean finish. Taste is very much the standard bavarian wheat...not alot much more to say. Profile is clean except for a light suggestion of metals in the middle and aftertaste. Interesting subtle notes of toasted marshmallow, nectarines, and peaches, although you REALLY have to concentrate to pick these up. Finish is slightly tart and dry, and lightly ruddy but not disruptive. Very easy to drink.

This is "the" standard hefe-weizen. Very middle of the road with no flaws but not terribly exciting, either. Clean and crisp, easy to drink...I could drink many of these without a problem. Recommended for those getting into the world of hefe-weizens.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with a white foamy head. The head stayed for a little while, and there was no lace left on the glass. The smell is pretty much what you would expect out of a German hefeweizen, cloves and bananas. A general floral smell. Taste is first a bit sweet, then sour with some grain-like flavor. Mouthfeel was fairly thin, and the carbonation seemed appropriate, which in this case is slightly fizzy. Very refreshing, and very drinkable. Great example of a German hefeweizen. I must have this again when it is hot outside and I can enjoy this with a soft pretzel, or sausages.

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Photo of BadBadger
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hefe. Pours a wondeful cloudy some what dark golden yellow. A beautiful head forms and stays around. Be careful when pouring or you can get stuck with a monster head. Smells slightly fruity and yeasty. Tastes similar, with fruity undertones and slight yeast: a very pleasant taste. A highly drinkable beer.

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

Appearance: Light brown/golden, cloudly, with a one finger head.
Smell: A big wheat and malt smell.
Taste: A healthy portion of wheat and malt starts this one out, followed by banana and spices. Really thrist-quenching brew.
Mouthfeel: Really blossoms on the pallate.
Drinkabilty: A beer for all occasions. This hefe will serve any purpose you'd like.

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Photo of ism
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy mango color with a thick 2-finger head. Wheat and fruity aroma, with bananas gently asserting itself. Carbonation is moderate, and the medium body hits the tongue with mellow wheat and yeast sweetness. Goes down with a sweet fruit mix, finishing as bananas. Great hefe, perfect for the summer.

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Photo of tjd25
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer looks great. The dense fine foamy head slowly fades on a very nice opaque orange copper color. Great smell too. Sweet banana, wheat, yeast. Maybe even a hint of sweet strawberry. The taste was good, but not as exceptional as I expected from the appearance and the smell. Wheat, yeast, citrus. The banana aspect isn’t really sweet in the taste. The hops are more noticeable than in other weizen. I found that the mouthfeel got limited to the first part of my mouth, whereas some other hefe weizen gave me a more “full” mouth. (is that clear?). A very drinkable brew, but I thought that for its style it lacked a sweeter and more refreshing note.

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Photo of dauss
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had a pint bottle last week, but its this week's sixpack. So here's the review. Pours a moderately golden-orangy and hazy. Big creamy head that disappates fairly slowly. Almost no lacing. Smells yeasty, banana-y and alcohol-y. Gentle carbonation, has the wheat flavor that wheat beers are suppose to have, crisp, finishes very malty and a little sweet, slight banana aftertaste. Alcohol is detectable if you let it warm up. Its a very delicious wheat beer.

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Photo of Afterburner
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured a nice, thick, frothy head. Moderate retention, but no lacework as the head retires. Thick chill haze.

Smell: Bananas and apples, in the main. Also cloves and nutmeg and, worryingly, a faint hint of Bactine.

Taste: Very subtle beginning, sorta like the reverse of the dry beer which has no finish. A faint lemon flavor hits the palate initially, which gives way to a tinge of malt, a tinge of hops, and a tinge of banana, before giving way to a brief, dry-bread finish.

Mouthfeel: Flighty and effervescent.

Drinkability: A beer originally designed to be a summer quencher, this beer is highly drinkable.

Overall: I'm not very excited by this Hefe-weizen. I guess I was looking for something that does for wheat beers what Wolnzacher Roggen, with its 60% Rye grain bill, does for roggens. I'm not sure what percentage of the grain bill for this beer is wheat, but I'm guessing it's less than 50%.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper, light orange hue, semi-cloudy, perfect for a bright sunny day! A thick egg-shell head quickly dissolves into a decent ring like off-white head, pretty decent lacing throughout the course. A beauty of a nose - fresh lemons, malt, bananas. Smooth and slick, the definitive hefe-flavoring, banana and cloves noticed from the start, zesty and twangy, incredible malt-based backbone. Clean and fresh palate; mild carbonation. Becomes somewhat creamy, thick and still smooth and slick. Some lemon peel and yeast offerings. Very easy to drink, not much to think about, just enjoy it! Top-notch for a mass-marketed brew!

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Photo of Joey7F
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I hope this is the right beer. I went to Hogan's in Tampa and Paulner HefeWeizen on tap. It was extremely sweet, which I was warned about by others who had tried it. Unlike them however, I found it to be an enjoyable brew. The taste starts off like bananas and pineapple, it ends like a fruit I can't quite put my finger on. There is only the slightest hop bitterness (perhaps the SNPA just prior is influencing that). A decent beer that I would try again but would not go out of my way to get.


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Photo of Beastdog75
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying the Helles and the Pils from Paulaner, I decided to try their hefeweizen next. This is a hefe that truly does not disappoint. This is one of the more flavorful wheat beers that I have had, and it is a near marvelous looking brew, especially since I poured it into a hefeweizen glass. Even the label is attractive, depicting an old-time Germanic gathering with some beautiful mountains in the background. Makes me want to be there!

The Paulaner Hefeweizen originally pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color. Adding the yeast sediment helps the apperance greatly and the beer becomes more cloudy, with a hint of orange to it. A huge foamy head invites itself over to your glass and shows no signs of leaving. Some foamy lace is left in its wake. The aroma is sweet and has that clovey/spicy smell to it, along with some hints of cinnamon and nutmeg too. I really didn't notice any banana in the smell or the flavor. The mouthfeel is smooth, and the pour probably eliminated a lot of carbonation so it is only lightly fizzy. The taste is sweet and somewhat malty up front. The clove-like spice flavors indeed show up, along with some hints of orange and lemon. I could detect a very slight alcohol flavor in the beer, only because I think some of it went up my nose. The bitterness was decent, and noticed a acidic/tart sensation when I swallowed the brew. The aforementioned tartness continues into the aftertaste, and the clove flavors linger for quite some time. The brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

A very nice hefeweizen altogether. Be sure to add the yeast sediment because not only does it help the apperance, but the beer becomes much more flavorful when it is added. The spicy and yeasty flavors become much more assertive. A recommended hefe in my book.

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Photo of brewQ
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Freshness date 0904 is 5 months out.

Haven't done German Wheats in a while- great one to start!

Opaque orange with a thick, rough head that leaves a steady sheen on the glass. Citrus, spice and yeast all greet the senses.
A full and interesting flavor that lingers but is still refreshing.

I have to stock up on these for the summer as they fit the season so well.

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