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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,289 Reviews
THE BROS
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very good

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Reviews: 1,289
Hads: 3,024
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 128
Gots: 542 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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 timontheroad
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden/yellow color. Fluffy one finger head, nice retention and lacing. Smell is banana, cloves and biscuity malt. The flavor was really nice with lots of banana and spicy clove flavors. Nice fairly thick mouthfeel, with good carbonation. Overall, this was a very good Hefeweizen, will seek this out again (310 characters)

Photo of MikefromNYC
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an awesome beer! Like really really good!

I'm not doing an ASTMO review b/c everyone else seems to be on-point in describing this. HOWEVER, I would like to make a SUGGESTION!!

If you like wheat-beer, and haven't tried Paulaner, do it.

If you've tried Paulaner, and liked it, get a Weihenstephaner if possible.

Weihenstephaner is just better.... (356 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance; cloudy orange/ straw, enourmous thick, white, head that settles into a nice lacing that tightly clings the glass.

smell; strong wheat aroma

taste; a refined yet intense wheat flavor, very faint hint of malt sweetness.

mouthfeel; light/ medium body, light carbonation, slightly creamy.interesting contrast between the light body and the creaminess of the beer.

overall; a very nice wheat beer. would certainly buy again. (435 characters)

Photo of andrewhoile1
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I write this review as I'm drinking this beer and I find everything about it outstanding. The coloring of this beer is a very murky orange, and the head came out to look, taste, and feel very fluffy and creamy. The taste is spectacular, very smooth, and I don't know if it's just me but I almost taste a very subtle hint of oranges. I find it smooth and mellow in taste, aftertaste, and feel. I love it. (403 characters)

Photo of ghisty
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance:
pours orange. cloudy and carbby. levels to a decent head. just under two fingers.
dissipates abput halfway down the pint. decent far spaced lacing.

smell:
yeasty. and wheaty.being a wiess its not unexpected, the yeast and grains come thru
also a hint of orange peel. nice summer smelling white beer.

taste:
very grainy, wheat is first, then a bit of something nutty, and then it exits just pure citrus, orange peel and wheat, oats maybes. a good solid tasting wiess. not too sharp or sour, but it has some bite, and doesnt have any of the overpowering "band aid flavours" that some other wiess have for what ever reason.

mouth:
starts sharp, the carb levels reaosnably quick, so its a short sharpness,
it goes down without bitterness or dryness, it isnt slick or heavy,
has a good aftertaste and drinks easily.

overall:
Im a big fan of wiess, I took a risk on this buying a 6 pack, I often have enjoyed the oktoberfest seasonal offering from paulaner, looking forward to it's quality, I grabbed this wiess on a chance it was also good, which was correct, It unfortunatly is just abit more yeasty than id prefer from a wiess, that is why it didnt score higher, although, I do enjoy it and could see myself buying it again, but, if available there are other wiess I would prefer, but, overall I'd reccomend it for wiess lovers, nothing offensive about it, just a bit different, pretty decent either way. (1,418 characters)

Photo of black_crow
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would say that is the best beer in the world. The taste is perfect, the smell is perfect...

You can buy this beer in the US too. I am pretty sure.. it is a global-player. Drink it cold! I got one in Beverly Hills (Bar Nineteen 12). It is a dream! (250 characters)

Photo of RandomExile
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber-gold, murkily translucent in the light; initial giant fluffy eggshell head;
S: clove, banana, yeast, minerality, bubblegum
T: yeast and malt, apples, banana, phenol (band-aid)
M: medium-bodied, dryish
O: not bad, but not especially commendable. Wonderful, rich pour, but average quality.

500mL / Weizen Glass (324 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/25/14

Appearance: Pours unexpectedly clear, very light haze - large, fluffy, creamy head that sticks around for quite some time - leaves blobs of lacing - quite attractive

Smell: Definitely has the aromas of a traditional German Hefeweizen, but perhaps on the mellow side (not necessarily a bad thing) - moderately yeasty, with some nice banana esters, clove, and phenols - some pale malts and wheat, not as wheaty as some others of the style - again, on the mellow side overall

Taste: In a word, archetypical - this about as Hefeweizen-y as a Hefeweizen gets - yeasty flavors, with banana, clove, and phenols - lightly earthy - maybe a hint of light citrus - pale grains and some touches of wheat - finishes clean and refreshing

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely smooth thanks to the wheat, clean

Overall: Definitely better than the one with artificial wheat

This is a very good Hefeweizen. Nothing particularly stands out, however. It's just a well-rounded, easy to drink beer. It's not going to blow any minds, but it's worth a try. (1,058 characters)

Photo of BlakeAJurgens
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a soft, chalky white head with a thick under layer, about 2.5 fingers thick. Color is a really thick pumpkin orange with a really nice yeasty translucence.

S - very florid and deep smell; thick wheaty odor permeated with a nice banana and orange overtone and an almost almond-esque smell as well.

T - Smell is indicative of taste; begins with a crisp citrus bite backed by a nice yeast base, followed by a very even mix of wheat and banana with a nutty undertone and slowly tapers off into a finish similar to that of their filter Hefe (a nice aftertaste which i've found typical of Paulaner beers which has a slightly bitter end, although not unpleasant).

M - A very crisp and clean beer; the sugars are at a really nice balance to the yeasty thickness of the beer, making it smooth yet substantive; neither too thick or thin for a Hefe. A little less carbonation than some wheat beers.

O - a very pleasant beer, surprisingly a noticeable step up from the regular Hefeweizen; the difference lies in both the balance of flavors and in the aftertaste. Definitely a fine Hefeweizen with a lot of good qualities (1,128 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 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 ZoomanCru
3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Paulaner – Hefeweizen (5.5%) - Paulaner Brauerei (Bavaria)
☆☆☆

App: Dark, hazy caramel color with a sort of soapy head that settles fairly quickly but retains well. No lacing noted. Quite opaque with yeast sediment marbled in the glass. Spot on for a hefeweizen.

Smell: Slight yeastiness with a banana bread quality lingering in the background. Slight sourness like overripe persimmon. Very fruity and vibrant, one of the better smelling beers I've sampled. Similar in character to Don De Dieu, but without such intensity.

Taste: Slightly sour and grainy. Dense earthiness, slight spicy bitterness in the aftertaste. Hints of banana and apricot, but the not as intense as the nose would suggest. Not nearly as sweet as Hefes made state side, but a good balance of all the best hefeweizen characteristics, just not as pronounced in flavor as I would like.

Mouth: A little watery and over carbonated, but very sessionable. Would be a great summer beer served up with an orange slice or as part of a beermosa.

Home tasting, 11.2oz bottle into Tulip Glass. 12/18/13 (1,078 characters)

Photo of NeedBeerHere
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a really dark-orange in color with a one finger head that is almost white in color with not that great of retention. Smell is of bananas, cloves, oranges -- really a nice sweet smell that is quite like that of a witt. The yeast is oretty similar to a witt yeast. Taste is almost exactly as the nose. Not much can be said except that it's a great beer for the style. Mouthfeel is pretty thick due to the carbonation. Overall one of my favorite hefes. There are not too many out there that I am aware of that are this great. (532 characters)

Photo of bareju
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chilled weissber glass.

A: Big, white foamy head with good lacing as it receded. Cloudy deep gold, light covering of head remained.

S: Very strong - apples, bananas, yeast, fruity, a bit floral.

T: Yeast, sweet light malty fruits (banana, apple) followed by a touch of spice.

M: Nice, medium carbonation with a nice medium body.

O: Pretty good, but I don't like it as much as similar offerings from Weihenstephaner or Schneider. (447 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 2/2014. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, bubblegum, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with very well balance malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of banana, pear, lemon, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, pear, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent hefeweizen! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,271 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle with stamped best by date of 3/2014, served in a Paulaner Weissbier glass.

Pours hazy light orange-amber with a large frothy white head. Good retention and lacing effects.

Aroma: sweet and spicy banana notes with some wheat.

Taste: slightly sweet with a pronounced, but not overpowering banana note. Bready malts.

Feel: crisp; medium-light body.

O: well above average for what is not a favored style
4.3 3.6 3.7 3.66 3.5 (444 characters)

Photo of DPJ3322
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - I poured this lovely hefeweizen into a pint glass and it formed a very good head. A nice, thick 1/2" foam head remained after settling. The color is a nice golden/banana hue which matches very nicely with the smell.

Smell- I get a distinct banana smell immediately and it fades to a nice fruity smell.

Taste - The taste is distinctly fruity and the nice hefeweizen lightness to the taste. There is a bit of wateriness and lack of complexity though. A distinct banana aftertaste is left on my tongue.

Mouthfeel - I get a lot of carbonation and fizz on the tongue.

Overall - This was one of my favorite craft beers when I was first starting out with craft. It was much bolder and tastier at the time. However, I am glad for what this beer has done for me and it is nice to revisit it even though it wasn't as good at it once was. (844 characters)

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came in a 16.9 bottle from Total Wine

Appearance - Hazy yellow copper hue with a nice 1/2 lacy head that dissipates after an acceptable amount of time.

Smell- I really like the smell of this beer. Nice sweet almost floral with yeast, clove and other spice.

Taste- Perfect Octoberfest fall beer. Nice light taste, mildly fruity with clove notes. Good carbonation. Very nice, very drinkable and solid tasting beer to drink while watching sports in the fall.

Overall- Gute Deutsch Bier! (490 characters)

Photo of JCRGraphix
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle poured into a stolen wheat beer glass from when I was stationed in Germany

Appearance-4.75/5 Very hazy and bright sandy-orange. Thick foamy head with some sparse lacing.

Smell-3.75/5 Fairly yeasty, a bit much for my liking. Citrus, bread, very sweet

Taste-4.5/5 Nice light taste, mildly fruity with clove notes. Fairly sweet like most hefeweizens. It's not complex which makes it very easy to drink.

Feel-4.75/5 Very light, smooth and refreshing. This is by no means a heavy beer like some that I prefer, but it's very satisfying. There is a decent amount of carbonation which is always nice.

Overall-4.5/5 This is definitely a good hefe that you would expect from a well-established German brewery. I highly recommend it for most settings! (758 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 jfromnj
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. a nice orange pour with a good foamy head.

S. hints of lemon, spices.

t. very smooth mouth feel. a very smooth light-bodied beer. and a very good and easy beer to drink.

o. a perfect mild german beer that should be at the top of your favorite beer list. (260 characters)

Photo of Andrew041180
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (873 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very hazy orange color. The eggshell-shaded head looks quite dense and sturdy at two fingers tall, but retention is just pretty good. It leaves behind sparse but thick looking lacing behind.

S: There actually isn't much of a focus on esters here, and if there is, it's definitely what I would consider more clove-forward. Not much banana or bubblegum. There's also an earthy, bready tone provided by the combination of malts and yeast - and look! There are some hoppy touches, too! The quality of the aroma subtly sneaks up on me: I'm not too impressed at first, but the more I inhale it, the more enticing it becomes.

T: Definitely clove-oriented, balanced out by its mildly fruity midtaste. The latter reminds me somewhat of oranges with a dash of apricot. Some lactose cream pops up right before the swallow and on the finish. Not too complex, just really damn satisfying.

M: This is very crisp and refreshing. Definitely not a dry beer, though, and I'm perfectly okay with that. Given how drinkable it already is, a dry finish would ruin it. Low carbonation doesn't impede, either.

O: Well, what else can I say apart from 'just another great German-brewed hefeweizen'? (1,222 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can from LCBO poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Wow! 3.5 fingers of creamy white head fills the glass overt top of a golden hazy beer. Very impressive. Nice lacing is left in glass.

Smell - Orange, coriander little bit of earthiness. Quite nice.

Taste - Orange Sweet citrus, clove, banana, coriander. A lot going on but it all combined together quite nicely. Very similar to the smell.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich and creamy, medium level of carbonation assists the smoothness here.

Overall - Not sure why I didn't enjoy this as much last time out of a bottle, but this is one of the best in favorite style. Overall tasty and fantastic. (650 characters)

Photo of godlessape
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous hazy gold, with a frothy white top.
The nose is a yeasty, sugary affair, with bubble gum, clove, and nutmeg notes.
The taste is sweet, malty and rich like banana bread. The faint hop nibble on the tail end compliments this well.
The mouthfeel is ultra smooth with just enough carbonation and a juicy finish to make this a great thirst quenching brew.
Overall: Das bier ist gut. (395 characters)

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
91 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.