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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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2,253 Ratings
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Ratings: 2253
Reviews: 1215
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%

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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: guinness33 on 08-17-2001)
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This has a murky caramel color -- a classic characteristic of hefeweizen. Awesome smell with a slight bitterness and a hint of banana goodness. Full bodied and flavor. The bitterness present in smell is not present in the taste. Not carbonated water like some other brews. Really easy to drink, a definitely hefeweizen for the summer. Finishes more pronounced than it starts.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:34:44 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Delicious! Tons of fresh bananas and filtered wheat, along with a nice light hit of lemon/orange citrus to finish it off. I like the yeast profile, and find it to really balance out the sweetness in a good way. I could drink several of these on a hot summer day, and did!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:11:08 | More by alysmith4
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United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2012. Picked up from a supermarket a while back and stored in my garage.

Poured into a tulip pint glass (with swirling). A very hazy, translucent orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Yields a huge head of creamy white foam with good retention; this hangs around before slowly reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of fruity yeast esters with notes of banana, clove, bubblegum, spice, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves. Classic hefe, with just a hint of warming alcohol in the background.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters with a dry finish. Notes of banana, clove, bubblegum, a hint of coriander, spice/herbs, earthy yeast, subtle biscuity malt and stewed leaves. Slightly sweet with a dry character and a very mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with a creamy, full-bodied texture. Lightly astringent, with an aftertaste of banana and fruity, earthy yeast.

Nice; a quality hefeweizen. Plenty of banana and yeasty notes as one might expect, all perfectly blended to produce a typical aroma and flavour. Great body with a pleasing mouthfeel. One of the great hefes - well worth your time. Add to your must-try list.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 00:08:23 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a bright yellow color with a thin head that dissipates instantly. Leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet with pale malts, wheat, and banana.

Taste - Clove and banana are the most dominant flavors up front.. Followed by orange/citrus, wheat, and bread.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - This is the best hefeweizen I've had in a long time..

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 03:15:52 | More by jsisko01
Photo of FLima


4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made lots of head and presented a Hazy orange color.
Smell of banana, cloves and a hint o cinnamon.
In the flavor mostly banana and citric fruits. Not overly sweet, which is a common flaw of some wheat beers.
Mildly dry and bitter in the aftertaste. Well balanced beer, hard to beat tradition.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 22:01:56 | More by FLima
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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very lightly hazed orange amber color with a thick and billowy white head. The head has fantastic retention fading to leave a decent amount of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of a yeasty and wheaty aroma. It is mixed with a decent black pepper and banana smell. Quite a classic Hefe aroma and quite nice.

Taste – The taste begins with flavors of wheat bread and a biscuit maltiness meeting the tongue. A light orange flavor is upfront which seems to grow stronger as the taste advances. While the orange grows stronger, other flavors of a yeasty nature come to the tongue. The biscuit begins to fade with the wheaty tastes and the orange citrus grows even stronger. In the end a light yeast and nice citrus wheat flavor are left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite creamy for an only 5.5 abv brew. It has a moderate to average level of carbonation. The beer sooths the tastebuds as it passes through the mouth. It is great for the tastes of the beer and quite drinkable.

Overall – A nice easy drinking Hefe with a fantastic transitions and tastes in the flavor. A very nice drinking brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 00:57:50 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque Goldenrod color with about 2 fingers of foamy off white head that quickly disappears. Couldn't really see much combination.

S:Floral with a bit of bubblegum and clove.

T: Mostly wheat, which was strange, because the bubblegum in the nose didn't really come through t all. No hoppiness in it which isn't surprising. Just a really rich bready wheat. pretty good.

M:A little thinner than it looks, but not bad at all. Very thirst quenching.

O: Not my favorite in this style, but very solid. I would definitely buy this again in the summertime.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 22:09:41 | More by ghostofpaulman
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Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a very hazy golden orange with a big 3" fluffy white head with high retention and very little lacing.

S- Sweet wheaty backbone, cloves and bananas.

T- Robust, flavorful clove, spice and wheat notes. Slight hoppy aftertaste for some nice balance.

M- Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall, a delicious hefeweizen. Complex, flavorful, and crisp. Perfect for a hot day. Recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 18:37:47 | More by gcamparone
Photo of MDDMD


4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-hazy orange amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-yeasty bread, fruit, spice, slight citrus

T-nice wheat flavor with banana, clove, and a citrusy bite at the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, nice and crisp yet some smoothness

O-a solid hefe with good flavor, a nice refreshing beer

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 17:39:41 | More by MDDMD
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Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled. Sparkling, hazy orange beer with yeast-clouds drifting in it. Nice, medium, off-white head. Lots of banana-esters when poured, but they calm down after a while, and yeast and cloves finds their places. A bit thin mouthfeel with flavors of banana, lemon, cloves and some yeast. The finish has some metallic notes, as well as spices.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 06:34:42 | More by Serge
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into weizen

Three finger off white head with orange body

Moderate carbonation, but more gentle than most hefeweizens

Smells of banana, wheat, and apple

Taste: Apple, banana, and alcohol with a spicy yeast finish!

Overall, this is a very pleasant beer that is worth tracking down.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 05:56:59 | More by BierStein711
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South Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very hazy, pale golden color with a nice thick long lasting white head with excellent retention. Aroma right away, very yeasty, and lots of citrus. Slight banana aroma. Taste follows suit with more banana in the finish. High carbonation and light body with a very crisp slightly sweet finish. Very easy to drink, this is a hefeweiss beer that really defines the style. Excellent on all levels in my opinion, the mouuthfeel is pleasant, not very thick at all.

I have had this beer many times, and always recommend it, and will continue to drink it in the future. Definitely one of my favorites for this style.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 19:33:43 | More by scvance
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New York

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from trader joe's

A: cloudy straw color with 2 fingers of head. Lacing all the way down to the finish

S: citrusy wheaty banana

T: delicious! Tastes like it smells maybe some apple in there. Aftertaste has slight bitter but its delicious

M: very smooth perfect amount of carbonation

O: this beer is excellent! My new favorite beer i highly recommend! Those Germans know how to make good beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 02:07:44 | More by Razr86
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a beautiful light copper with an enormous 4 finger head. There is excellent retention, but almost no lacing. Smell is very fruity. I detected apples, oranges, bananas, along with a subtle wheat and honey aroma. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation. Taste is nice withsome lemon notes upfront and the expected bitterness for the finish. But in both cases the tastes were nicely understated. A pleasing very drinkable offering that is recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 03:02:29 | More by Mojo
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, golden honey color with a white, frothy 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a lace that's thin, though consistent and somewhat sticky.

Smell - Smells of clove, ripe banana and with hints of lemon.

Taste - Starts with healthy ripe banana and an aggressive clove spice. Slight hints of tobacco. A touch of lemon tartness on the back end, finishing clean.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth as hell.

Overall - This is an excellent hefe. Great all-around balance, leads to outstanding smoothness and ease of drinking. It's not on the level of the best hefe's in the world, but it's not too far off.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 04:18:59 | More by TheSixthRing
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Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at the LCBO; best before May 2013. One of the few well-known German hefes I have not yet reviewed or tried, but now is as good a time as any to change that.

Pours a muddy yellow-amber colour, totally opaque with sediment and topped with just under two fingers of puffy, silky eggshell-white head. Decent retention; the foam sticks around for more than a few minutes, and leaves behind a smooth, creamy cap at the surface when it finally does wilt. The aroma is zesty and fresh, with lots of yeast, bready wheat malt sweetness and lemony citrus. Banana and clove notes are present, but relatively minor contributors to the overall bouquet.

Solid flavour with nothing out of the ordinary for a hefe - maybe a bit more citrus than usual, with plenty of lemon and orange citrus amongst the bready wheat malts. A fair bit of yeasty character as well, with a slight banana and bubble gum flavour that leads into some clove spiciness and herbal, grassy hay notes. The mouthfeel is where this stuff loses me - it's a little too fizzy for my liking (which makes me a bit belchy), and although the flavour isn't diluted it does come across as kind of watery. On the light side of medium-bodied, with a prickly feel in the mouth and a little bit of slickness left over on the palate when it's gone.

Final Grade: 3.8, a serviceable B+ grade. Paulaner Hefe-weissbier is a respectable, authentic German wheat beer that no fan of the style should neglect to try. That being said - as enjoyable as this is, I'm not sure if I would select it over a few of my other favourites in this category (think Weihenstephaner or Schneider Weisse). The fizzy, light mouthfeel of this stuff leaves me a little wanting, but the flavour is still spot-on. Worth a try.

[Updated Feb. 18 2014]

I picked up a 500 mL can of this to compare it side-by-side with a few other German hefeweizens (Schneider-Weisse, Weihenstephaner and Erdinger). While this has never been my favourite beer in the category, it can definitely hold its own - and the fact that it sells at a lower price point than the other three (at least locally) is worth noting as well. My main problem with this beer is the watery mouthfeel; other than that, it's a worthy hefe that I enjoy returning to once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 21:18:32 | More by thehyperduck
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hard to see through, drab tan and caramel color with thick white head, very heavy amount of lacing

S: Something like a light caramelized banana rolled in uncooked dough

T: No bitter or tartness, sticks in back of throat, bland taste that runs away quickly

M: fluffy, smooth and light down the hatch with an almost chewy finish

O: An example of the style, don't use fruit, have it for breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 15:54:03 | More by MsNitch
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4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my first beer review so i thought i'd start by reviewing my favourite beer!

Poured it from a 500mL bottle straight from the fridge into a wet weizen glass (Erdinger type). It poured with a thick foamy head on top of hazy amber coloured liquid in which a lot of carbonation could be seen, but which discipates after a few seconds.

On the nose i mainly get bananna, bread and some spice - none of these aromas dominate, they amalgamate into i guess the classic Hefe-Weiss aroma.

In the mouth, this beer is simply superb. Your palate in confronted with fruity notes and bready, yeasty overtones. The fruit flavour really shines through.

This is a great summer beer, perfect for the beer/back garden, on a hot day you could drink copious amounts of this stuff.

This is the finest example of a beer in this style - Enjoy!!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 07:28:09 | More by thommo_nk
Photo of CreamCity

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass

S - Sweet, banana bread, pine, cloves
A - Pours a hazy gold-honey color, big thick white head, medium lacing
T - Wheat, banana, cloves
M - Tangy, high carbonation, dry, sweet and clean finish
O - Love this brew. What a hefe should be. Very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 03:53:05 | More by CreamCity
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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

what can you say about a beer that is about near perfect. It has a great sweet citrus start with just a hint of hops.

It finsihes light and refreshing. This may be a perfect beer. Definitely a top 5 beer for me.

Probably unfair for me to review I love this beer way too much. I even know when my local store gets their deliveries so I can insure I pick it up fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 21:07:21 | More by jktdet
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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle best before 03/13(so I assume its 4 months old) into a weizen(of course) glass.

This beer has the look down to a t. I think the head dissiaptes a little quickly, but retains great overall. The body is a cloudy golden color with a big ol' fluffy white head that laces the glass all the way down.

A well rounded smell of banana, lemon, spice and yeasty qualities.

Man, this hits the spot when it's over 100. It is reminiscent of the nose in regards to the taste. Nothing sticks out too terribly much. You get just a well rounded profile of banana, spice and lemon. There is a great bready/wheaty and sweet character going on.

Medium bodied with a med-high level of carbonation that does settle quickly.

The drinkability on this is out of the park. I had three of a six pack and could had the other three, but unfortunately I'm too nice and shared those.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 03:49:55 | More by MattSweatshirt
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange/honey, with big frothy white head. Head lasts, good lacing.

S: Bananana, oranges and cloves and other spices. Hint of sweatyness/wet hay.

T: Sweet white biscuity bread, coriander and cloves/allspice, candi sugar, very sweet and clean finishing. quit tasty. Some apple and banana notes too. Lots of wheat and yeastyness. Hint of lemon-y and grassy hops.

M: High carbonation, incredibly sessionable, nice creamy full body.

O: Great wheat beer, the ultimate in summer time drinking. One of the best hefs up there with weistenphaner.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 01:27:26 | More by BigCheese
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3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a footed pilsner glass at Lizardville

A- Poured a bright hazy dark orange color with a big frothy and billowy head that left some droppy lace

S- Some big clove and buttery aromas, wheat, and a slight skunkiness

T- A lot of clove and buttery flavors with a big wheat backbone

M- Smooth, some prickly carbonation, softer mouthfeel, and dry

O- I wonder how fresh this was, a nice drinkable beer. Not sure if the buttery type of flavor should have been present. Lacking in the bubblegum notes and banana flavors that I really like in a hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 00:12:01 | More by Hoptometrist
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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy looking golden nectarine color. Very rich and milky looking as it's got a beautiful hazy look to it. The head is bright white and impressive, like a thick cloud. Great lacing as the head falls.

A nice combination of the banana and cloves you'd expect, but also some bubble gum, citrus fruits and pepper.

Straw-like floral taste. Banana bread. Pepper and cloves.

Complex mouthfeel. Slightly sweet and acidic up front. Creamy all the way thru. More acid in the swallow, along with a slightly tart hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Ever so slightly watery feel.

Overall I liked this beer a lot. It's very easy to drink and the ABV is reasonable so you can have several. A good go-to beer during the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 01:58:49 | More by RickS95
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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

botched my pour. huge off-white head. flows a light gold color that light penetrates nicely, forms into a frothy copper in the glass with tangerine tint. very hazy. big lacing lasts forever. beautiful brew.

smells of coriander, oranges, hint of olive, smells like a floral pasture. a lot happening. foresty overtones.

plenty of bread and citrus in the initially taste. dry (not too) and thin but nice finish. crisp feeling makes you want more. light orangey aftertaste.

a legit hefe. bold yet subtle. robust yet smooth. dry yet crisp. perfect balance.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 00:04:53 | More by thatruth
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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