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

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BA SCORE
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
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

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 SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As good as the best Hefeweizen. Never ending flavors with superb drinkability. A+ all the way.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This classic was served on tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, New York. It arrived in a house 22oz. Weizen glass showing a murky sandstone apricot coloring. It held a fat two finger head of eggnog colored bubbles which remained with us, in some capacity, for the full duration of the tasting. Lacing was thick, laying down in rings and swirled patterns. Dense haze cut clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma was clean and fresh, offering notes of crispy wheat and crystal graininess, wet white and wheat flour, sweet and fruity banana esters, cooling date fruitiness, light lemon rind, raw whole coriander seed, the faintest cloven phenol, hints of sweet booziness, vanilla extract, parchment paper, doughy hefe yeast, and burnt toffee sugars. The taste followed with bittered and cooling wet wheaty wash that effectively cut a lot of the residual sweetness of those banana bread esters, white sugar inclusions, and soft caramel malts. Otherwise you got chemical phenol bite, subtle booze, lightly oxidized copper, cocoa butter, aloe, nutmeg and clover spice, eggnog lactics, faint pear fruitiness, greasy fried pickles, and singed crème brûlée topcoat. The body was easily medium, and the carbonation was high but soft. Each sip gave hearty slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop, lending well to the seriousness of flavor. The mouth was left wet and coated upfront, but ultimately dried and powdery. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugs away without notice.

Overall, as we’ve mentioned about a lot of these authentic German and Belgian beers, this offering is truly no-nonsense. Many Americanized versions, including stateside attempts even at authenticity, tend to overdo their recipes, especially when it comes to the grain. This either results in leeched tannins or way too much residual sugary sweetness. Here you get neither. The malts are serious, and both well positioned and approximately between the other necessary ingredients, rather than against them or overwhelming them. The spice and citrus remain complimentary and not overbearing, adding fresh zest to the final blended product. This is a wonderful beer, and reminds us not to forget these heavy hitting European beers. Many of us were drinking this at dinner, both beer nuts and not, so this could easily stand as a nice introductory beer for Blue Mooners stuck sitting on the fringe.

Photo of Ale_Dog
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer especially in the summer

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a yellow/orange with fluffy head, beautiful hazy appearance that look delicious. Smell is also outstanding, mostly wheat but it smells rich, maybe a hint of banana and I think orange. Very sweet, you pick up more of the citrus in the taste, the wheat is still there but it is all kinda gentle, does not jump out at you. Extremely smooth and clean, goes down very quickly and easily. Not quite creamy but certainly not thin, good carbonation. Overall a very good hefe that I would gladly enjoy at any time.

Photo of car2052
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to pilsner glass.

A: Hazy yellow-orange with a huge off-white head, helped by a big pour. Visible carbonation.
S: Grainy, with notes of banana, clove, citrus, and licorice. Very yeasty as well.
T: Banana and clove hefeweizen taste. Watery, with some citrus flavors peeking through. Leaves a citrus, sort of orange juice-like aftertaste. Refreshing.
M: Light-medium. Creamy.
O: Not bad. Pretty flavorful. I enjoy Hefeweizens more than Witbiers.

Photo of Hammerstout
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I give the German version. A 5. But the american version is a little off

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

great hefe. ranks right up there with widmer

Photo of TimZebGir
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: caramel gold with light haze though that's probably my fault for laying it sideways and putting it in the freezer for a bit (3/3)
S: most certainly a wheat beer with some apple and pepper to balance the gluten (9/12)
T: again solidly wheaty but there's a sweet malt that balances the spicy wheat (16/20)
M: very bubbly and the odd astringency that I usually associate with things like fruits and juice that have started to ferment (4/5)
O: a solid wheat beer but doesn't hold a candle to weihenstephaner I will try it again since I'm somewhat concerned about shelf turnover where I bought this. (7/10)
39/50

Photo of DarkRaverebm
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All some brew highly recommend it

Photo of Miami66
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Standard Hefeweizen taste. Didn't blow me away. Pretty color and light carbonation. solid 3/5 for me.

Photo of SelimArikan
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly smooth and rich flavour. Must try.

Photo of FRANKIE65
4.05/5  rDev 0%

My first wheat beer. Brilliant even from a can. Many different levels, but, very easy to drink. My only complaint is that I only had one to drink.

Photo of Carlson
4/5  rDev -1.2%

I typically avoid wheat beers, but this one has a very nice flavor. Very drinkable with hints of citrus.

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Review: Can of Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb 5.5%ABV Paulaner’s have made good beer for close to 400 years, so it was with great excitement that I had a chance to sample a Oktoberfest special and the brewery’s biggest selling product. German beer is always a winner so lets see how I got on………… The smell was of a very very strong sweet aroma, but lovely on the nose. The aroma is mostly wheat and earthy with some light citrus notes. Going by the smell, its already off to a great start, lovely stuff. This is a beer that means business. On pour I got a very large frothy white head that took a little while to settle, with a dark cloudy golden colour of a beer appearing. There was very good lacing with some carbonation. When the head finally settled down, I started on the important business of the tasting. The taste was not as overly strong as I had expected, it was extremely smooth and clean to drink, subtle flavours, with a lovely feel to it. To be honest I didnt find too much going on with the taste, as the flavours were particularly soft on the palate, with a mild wheat and yeast taste. There was a very faint but nice citrus hop aftertaste, This has to be one of the most drinkable beers I have had in a long time, was very easy to drink and enjoyable in the process. Such a shame I only bought a few cans! Can see why this beer is so popular in the beer halls of Munich, as I’d imagine you could down these all day long. This is really a top beer. Strongly recommended. Prost!

Photo of Gajo74
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this one. Pours a cloudy and lovely golden color. A thin head dissipates into a thin lace, with a prominent looking spritzy carbonation. Aroma is sweet and citric. I can smell more malt than wheat. Taste is malty sweet, citric with slight hops. Feel is slightly creamy, light bodied but filling. A solid and quality Hefeweizen.

Photo of titvs
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Draft @ Paulaner Am Dom. AROMA: Wheat and yeast aroma with some vanilla notes. APPEARANCE: golden colour and hazy. large white head with poor retention. TASTE: wheat malt flavour with some vanilla and faint banana notes. low bitterness and a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a slight above average weizen with good aromas and flavours.

Photo of martinstannard
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Tastes very much like Hoegarden. Banana flavours.

Photo of coder
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Strong hint of banana.

Photo of kyungyongYoo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

the best wheat beer I've ever had.
but you need to care about the temperature and preservation of the beer
since the taste of beer is easily affected by the factors.
don't forget twirl the bottle for the last time when you pour it.
it will give extra flavour to the beer.

Photo of BigLAW
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

A lighter wheat beer that's big on flavor!!

Photo of Bockrules
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Weizen Glass


Not a ton of nose here...little bit of lemon, wheat malt, and some musty yeast. Pours a dark, hazy gold with tons of small bubbles rushing to a white, robust, 2-finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass sand leaves behind substantial splotches of lacing. Nice, soft on the palette wheat malt body with hints of yeast, toffee and lemon zest. Enough spicy hop present to balance everything out and keep this beer interesting. Smooth, somewhat sweat finish of wheat malt and toffee. Creamy, and on the lighter side of medium bodied, the mouthfeel of this is about perfect.

Quite refreshing after a short bike ride, but still has enough substance to certainly feel like a legitimate craft beer. A straight-ahead, artfully crafted hefeweizen done right that I could easily see myself buying again.

Photo of UKTOMCAT
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

T^- Taste - hint of burnt popcorn at the front. Mellow full bodied yeast and wheat grain. Hints of toffee and caramel. Very drinkable soft on the palate.

O^ Odor - Sweet and subtle not much going on. i have slight congestion not bad but i wish i could bring more then that to the observation. I can smell the yeast not heavy but subtle again as its posed to its style.

M^ Manifestation- I'd say its overwhelming good. Its easily an everyday drinker subtle at the front and the back but brings a nice full round body to the party. i wouldn't say its a mouthful buts its precisely what you'd want it to be.

Photo of badWolf161
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Lighter citrus notes with a fuller body than most in this range.

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%

Nice hefe-weissbier. I drank this one a day after Franziskaner - a nice thing to do if you wanna compare similar beers.
It has a dark ocher color, a bit transparent, and a nice foam, really persistant and that makes a respectfull lace.
Taste and smell are malty, full of wheat tones, with some banana, cloves and other spices.
Body is big and carbonation is at good level.
A brief comparation to Franziskaner shows that their are quite similar in the appearance but Franziskaner is more complex in the taste and has a higher level of carbonation.

Photo of Brew_42
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, hazy, golden color with a head that hangs around a bit.

Smells like a hefe. Banana, cloves, a little caramel sweetness.

I've had this beer a lot and it's always great, taste follows the nose pretty closely.

Great hefe. Well worth trying.

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