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

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91
outstanding

2,968 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,968
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 125
Gots: 495 | FT: 2
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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

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 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%.

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!

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.

--Joey

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.

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.

Photo of Gasp100
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found a case of this at a local distributor/warehouse in PA. I felt like I was taking a chance because this was on my list but my first Hefe of the season. The case box was translated into English (natural wheat). Well, this is absolutely the best Hefe I've had (and I've had almost a dozen different ones both Domestic and Imported since this purchase). Pours a beautiful yellow/orange cloudy colore with an every growing head the keeps puffing up out of the glass. Once it settles a little the bananna's, clove, huge malt caramel backbone with pepper just kick in and keep coming. The mouthfeel was completely "clean" and refreshing with NO sticky sweetness at all. I was able to down a few of these with no problems and I'm sure I could have kept going. Extremely refreshing in every way. By far the best $30 case I have ever bought. Also, my first 5 in any category.

Photo of grynder33
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy pour with a small head, lot going on in the aromacitrus hop, carmel malt, and banana, carmelly grainy tastethat leaves an oily coating on the tongue.Pleasant enough aftertaste, refreshing enough but not something Ill buy again. I guess its just not my direction.

Photo of steinlifter
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden color,fairly clear for a wheat beer,with a nice head that lasted all the way down the glass.
smell is somewhat fruity,banana is what I sensed the most.
taste was very good and refreshing with a very complex fruity flavor,banana and clove.
mouthfeel was somewhat creamy,no hoppyness,medium carbonation,very smoothe.
drinability very high due to the way these things go down so easy,I would definitely drink these again,I've had better wheat beers but this one is high quality and is right up there.

Photo of rajendra82
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Classic hefeweizen look: pale yellow color, impressively tall head, cloudy translucent body with an inner glow. Aroma has the banana nut muffin quality with the yeasty and bready notes predominant. It is typical of the style, but is not as strong as most others. Taste is again dominated by the yeast with sour dough, clove, citrus fruits, and bananas shining through. Typical German hefeweizen mouthfeel, but is a bit more yeasty.

Photo of pootz
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came in the long neck brown 330ml Euro crown top bottle. Had freshness date.

The pour was a delightful cloudy orange-amber with plenty of effervescence and a great puffy white Meringue of a head that pushed out of the glass then settled down to a clinging lace after a few quaffs.

Odors of citrus peel, vanilla, banana, clove and nutty yeast undertones.

Starts with a blast of prickly carbonated citrus hop tastes then smoothes back on the palate with a creamy balance of nutty yeasts sweet malt and tart hop...then the finish is tart citrus with a wonderful subtle spicey banana-bread aftertaste punctuated with a lingering metallic hop effect

Very light and refreshing with a bright citrusy mouth feel...a wonderful summer beer....probably one of the best.

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

pours light golden,cloudy. Nice white puffy head. Great nose of wheat, yeast, spice. One of the classic examples of this style. Paulaner is a pleasure to quaff. Light, yeasty, lemony, spices. Great creamy smooth mouthfeel. You cant go wrong with this stuff. I tried it with some ribs and its cuts through the spice of the ribs with a nice clean and fruity flavor and refreshing mouthfeel.

Photo of goindownsouth
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very fine weissbier, to say the least. The barkeep at one of my favorite haunts busted this bottle out for me, but made the mistake of offering me a slice of lemon. Not so fast my friend! This Bier poured into a tall, lanky pilsner glass very well, foaming up to a nice and ever-respectable head. The aroma was slightly sweet on its own. No lemon needed here, thank you. The wheat and roasted goodness was apparent in the nose and in the flavor. A real delight. Are there better? Sure. But this one is a Bier with which to be reckoned.

Prosit!

Photo of IronDjinn
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Billowing creamy white head on the pour that had a hell of a lot of substance to it. A hazed apricot colour in appearance. Banana and nutty spice on the nose with a base of sweet grain. Spicy flavour profile, pepper and cloves and walnuts, with a union of citrus and grain on the finish. Very effervescent mouthfeel, light, but with a weighty flavour profile, a very interesting dichotomy as far as flavour and texture is concerned. A light weiss with a meaty spice character on the palate. A decent weiss indeed, would make a great starting off point of the style for beginners.

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

Poured a nice golden hazy yellow with a nice billowy white head that stayed for a nice long while. Aroma hints at citrus rind, clove, allspice, and tropical fruit. A little lighter in the banana clove taste than other hefe's and a little more citrusy than most. The mouthfeel is good although it does seem a little lighter than say a Schnieder Weiss or Weihenstephaner. Drinkability is high as on a hot summer day one throw these back one after the other. Overall a good hefe. Not my favourite, but not too far behind.

Photo of GnomeKing
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This mildly cloudy, medium-yellow brew almost seems to glow softly under the right light. It's a beauty. The wheat and malts blend divinely to create a sweet, completely agreeable beer that you just can't help wanting more of. I'm a big fan of wheat beers, and this is one of the best. Although I like Hoegaarden, Blue Moon, Celis White and so on, that type of wheat beer can be a little too tangy and sweet. Paulaner's Hefe-Weizen avoids these drawbacks by being subtle, not letting any particular taste overwhelm the taste buds.

This brew can feel a little thin, although it's so tasty that it hardly bothered me.

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

Pours a hazy gold with a big lacy ivory head. Smells of spicy cloves and light banana aroma.

Tastes of wheat malt and spices. Cloves and light pepper. Ripe banana and sweet flavors. Lightly fruity and lightly sour. A nice lightly spicy aftertaste. Really tasty. And smooth. And creamy. Very good beer. Maybe the best Hefe I've had.

Photo of Cwrw
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one beer I actually considered photographing after pouring. The appearance is almost perfect! Now THIS is how a glass of good beer should look. The head, copious and smooth, settled slightly above the glass rim, with that lovely, picture perfect, chunky, foamy, somewhat whipped-cream presentation. Magnificent! Apple juice colouration, misty and blurred, thanks to the beloved yeast sediment. The aroma, to me personally, is one of the best I have yet smelt in a hefe-weizen. There are pears, apples, bananas, nuts, cloves, and yeasty, musky, earthy smells. I say the pears are dominant. I know other hefes may give the same aromas, but there is some characteristic or blending in Paulaner that excites my personal palate. The taste is very similar to the smell, delivering upon all the suggested odours. There is a very pleasant wheat-sourness in the finish, and a fruity taste on the middle of the tongue. Initially, there is a delightful bubble-gum sweet candy taste. The mouthfeel is full, and this beer rates amongst the best for drinkability. This beer proves that beer is indeed a literal food product.

Photo of surfmeister
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: cloudy yellow, massive head
Smell: wheat with fruity undertones, a bit resrained, other hefes have been more fragrant, hops non existent
Taste: slightly more hoppy than other hefes, nice banana and spice undertones
Mouthfeel: full, carbonated, fluffy
Drinkability: Great, quenching, refreshing warm weather hefe

Photo of rdrummer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a rarity in that the draft version is not significantly better than the bottled version. It pours a wonderful, golden wheat color with a huge white head. It has to work a while to let the head subside enough to fill the glass. The overwhelming smell is the wheat field, but there is a citrus undertone along with some spices, probably a little clove. The taste is predominantly wheat and malt with a hoppy backup. As with most good Hefes, there is that citrus flavor that I can never pin down to a specific fruit. This is a good beer with a smooth, bubbly feel in the mouth. It is easy to go through a few of these, but I may like the bottle a little better.

Photo of Crosling
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Shaw
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having just homebrewed a German hefeweizen, I was keen to try one of the beers I was aiming to duplicate.

It looks good, pouring with a big head that settles down to next to nothing near the end. It smells very much of cloves.

Its taste is all yeast. And that's the way it should be. It has a very estery quality of yeast nuttiness and clove flavor with just a bit of bananna. I've learned that the selection of yeast is the most important part of brewing an authentic hefeweizen. I didn't use a second yeast strain for bottling like the big boys do, though. That adds further details to the taste that I can't describe.

It's got a good mouthfeel, too. Not super light, but not too full-bodied, either.

After having American wheat beers I must say that the Germans do weizen right. One of the few styles done better overseas. But then I'm a fan of what some might call "yeast funkiness" that authentic hefeweizens have. If you are too, grab a Paulaner Hefe-Weizen.

Photo of anders36
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice wheat beer. It pours a cloudy orange colour with a big white long lasting head. The smell is sweet of wheat, yeast, some banana and citrus. The taste is very smooth and drinkable with a mild wheat taste and some citrus taste, a little hint of banana too. A beer for hot summer days, but i drink it all year.

Photo of francisweizen
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is almost the best hefe i've ever had. This is a cloudy yellow/golden colour with a creamy, whipped-cream head of white/off-white foam. The taste is quite banany, with those lovely clove-like esters running about too and the mouthfeel is creamy and excellent. The drinkability is nearly perfect, making this one of the best hefes out there....and for about $1.50 for a single, this stuff is a great, import buy!

Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The hazy golden body is almost as dark as apricot and is topped by a nice head of ivory foam. Good retention and lots of light spotty lace.

The nose is cloves and banana and this also gives great yeast notes. The flavor is huge with clove and fruit notes with lots of peppery mouthfeel from the medium body. One of the best of the style with decent drinkability.

Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer quite a few times, and hadn't realized that I never reviewed it. One of the most profound tasting hefes (along with Schneider). Plenty of banana and clove, full and spicy mouthfeel. Typical wheat beer appearance, with large head and all. Due to the large taste, I have to be in the mood for this one. Not as well balanced as the Weihenstephan, but maybe more substantial. One of the best hefes, for sure.

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