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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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2,257 Ratings
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Ratings: 2257
Reviews: 1215
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%

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

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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Photo of jneiswender


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

Had on tap at a restaurant in Berlin. Served in a Hefe glass cool.

A-orange yellow body, cloudy. thick white head.

S-veggie and clove spice

T-banana, clove, some lemon and a light hop cleanse to finish.


D-okay hefe for me. Drinkable but not outstanding. When in Germany, this was the one beer I saw Germans drinking the most. I would drink this again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2010 02:35:35 | More by jneiswender
Photo of ncfranklin


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Nook in Huntsville Al. Served the official glass.

A : A powerful murky orange with a solid two finger frothy head. Good lacing.

S : Strong notes of banana, clove, and wheat.

T : Wheat up front, with the banana and clove dotting throughout. A light sweetness to the end.

M : An ice medium body. Silkiness is left behind in the mouth.

D : Very thirst quenching, a key to this style for me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2010 20:46:49 | More by ncfranklin
Photo of Shuffledaddy


4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ah, Paulaner Hefeweizen. Apparently this is a polarizing beer, because the reviewers here seem to love it or aren't impressed. It's my favorite Hefe, so I guess I'm a little biased.

A-Thick, foamy head with lacing as it fades. Color is an opaque golden orange.

S- Smells of banana, clove and lemon. Nice spicy aroma is present.

T- Tastes of banana, clove, coriander, lemon, and dare I say a little pineapple. Finishes very clean with honeyed wheaty notes.

M- Overall, pretty good mouthfeel, but does have a slight graininess to it. Still quite solid.

D- Terrific drinkability. The only German Hefe I've found that can match it is Weihenstephaner.

So there you have it. Some may disagree, but I believe this to be as good as any Hefe you can find. Mmm, I'm gonna have to pick up a case next time at Total Wine. Great summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2010 07:31:05 | More by Shuffledaddy
Photo of womencantsail


3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a cloudy copper color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: A fairly mild, but traditional nose on this beer. Cloves, bananas, and even some orange zest. I didn't find the nose to be all that intense, but the right aromas are there.

T: Unfortunately, it seemed the flavors where even more muted than the aromas. Sure, the clove and banana where there, but they were mild and muddled, which I did not find all that enjoyable.

M: A slightly watery feel on the tongue with medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

D: A good but not great hefeweizen. I wanted to try this because so many people have told me they enjoy it, but I was not all that impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2010 17:45:58 | More by womencantsail
Photo of AmberMan22


4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice to see this at the Echo Tap.

Color is a muted orange/wheat with a bit of haziness to it. The head looks amazing, just a finger-plus cream cap of olfactory and visual orgasm.

The smell is very refreshing. Simply a blast of wheat, plus some cloves along with some banana undertones.

It tastes fantastic. Superb wheat flavor smashes my tastebuds with surprising force. The aforementioned smells play a part in the taste, but just enough to create a pedestal for the brazen wheat to stand upon gloriously.
This is sounding pretty cheesy, but I really liked this beer.

After having Weihenstephaner though, it's tough for any hefeweisse to stand up for 5's.
The Paulaner isn't quite as easy drinking in comparison, since the body feels a bit heavy for a hefeweizen, and the wheatiness is a bit over the top to be seriously sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2010 17:37:40 | More by AmberMan22
Photo of Fnerk

New York

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

I put down "on-tap" because this was poured from a 5-liter "party keg" into a Weihenstephan wheat beer glass.

Appearance - cloudy dark gold/orange, a massive thick-bubbled head that settles into a thin cap after a few minutes. This could be that it's difficult to administer a thick pour from the party keg tap, even if you wanted to.

Aroma - typical banana/clove aroma, a touch of cinnamon and allspice. As usual, the yeast characteristics dominate, it's hard to get through them to inhale the malts, but they're there, lingering in the background.

Taste - biscuity, again cloves/cinnamon/allspice, with a light bittering to balance out the sweetness. Perfectly balanced.

Mouthfeel - not at all watery, in fact almost "syrupy" for a wheat beer. Carbonation perfect, not too much at all, which can often happen to a beer in this style. Again, Paulaner gets it just right.

Drinkability - as with any good wheat beer, this could be sessioned all night. The nice thing about the Paulaner wheat is the "bubblegum" characteristic is subdued, making it even more drinkable than the "typical" Bavarian wheat beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2010 01:59:37 | More by Fnerk
Photo of robertjbell

Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on tap the the Frankfurt international airport.
Oh what a joy it is arriving in a land where you can get something better than Canadian or Coors on tap at your local aiport! Just had a nice pint poured for me, presenting it's big, luscious, creamy white head for all to see. The beer itself is a hazy amber in color, with light orange light seeping through, classic Weiss, with nice head retention and a fairly aggressive visible carbonation. The nose of the beer is packed with banana, similar to a Hacker Pschorr yet less sickly sweet and more balanced by nice assertive notes of black pepper and clove. The taste backs up the banana bomb nose, adding more spicy, peppery notes of clove, coriander and a doughy rye characteristic coming through on the finish.
For an airport beer, I really can't complain, the drinkability is (and will be) very easy from here in!

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2010 12:24:42 | More by robertjbell
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Biermarkt.

Pours a cloudy amber, some orange highlights, dark for a weissbier, big and thick white head forms, slowly drops to a thin ring around the glass, good lacing all over. Smell is pretty typical hefe, some banana, light clove, peppery, yeast, pretty sweet through the middle, some biscuit and honey, more banana, not as complex as most. Taste is similar, lots of banana comes through, light clove spice, caramel malt middle, light biscuit, more banana, yeast, wheat, pretty drinkable if simple hefe. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with high carbonation, refreshing and spritzy. Goes down pretty easy but I don't get the complexity out of this one the other German hefes have, and definitely not better than Denisons.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2009 02:00:36 | More by Viggo
Photo of morebeergood


4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Beehive in the South End. Served in a 20 oz dimpled mug. Cloudy yellow color. Thin white head. Smelled like cloves and crushed black pepper. The taste isn't as complex as other German hefes, but it's no slouch. This is a straightforward weissbier with a flavorful citrus taste and very mild on the palate. This beer always seems to be a favorite with the ladies, or for me as a late night beer or a beer than I plan to have a nice session with. It's relatively low in abv, so it's very simple to enjoy. The reason that you see Paulaner Hefe on tap everywhere is because there's no denying that it is just an all around classic example of the style and a great beer on top of that. This the beer that gave Paulaner a worldwide reputation as one of the top German exporters.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2009 23:44:20 | More by morebeergood
Photo of Haybeerman


4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Evenly cloudy golden amber amber color. Poured a 2 finger slightly off-white head with fair retention. Laced in light rings.

S: Wheat malt, cloves and light-colored fruit.

T: Clove and banana. Bready wheat malt foiundation. A Light citrus zest lingers a bit in the bitter finish.

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very balanced. Smooth and creamy to a crisp finish.

D: Exceptionally drinkable. Flavorful, balanced and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2009 21:05:00 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of ernie

Russian Federation

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

Cloudy liquid gold under majestic crown.
Fruity smell - lemons, green plums, apples.
Just a right amount of carbonation - this beer bites, but does no harm.
Taste rich without being too sweet: nice yeasty notes with sour fruit and noble hops. Tends to become drier towards the finish.
Body medium, mouthfeel very smooth.
Aftertaste bittersweet, very pleasant.
Fine beer, one of the best Weizen around.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2009 04:27:08 | More by ernie
Photo of jwhawkins81


3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Yard House in Coral Gables, FL

Aroma - A lot of orange and spice from this Hefe

Appearance - Cloudy orange yellow with a thin white head

Taste - Decent hefeweizen for a hot summer day. I wasn't overwhelmed but it was still an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 23:32:34 | More by jwhawkins81
Photo of Faune

New York

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Less Opaque than in the bottle medium-dark gold. A nice, thick, smooth white head comprised of tiny bubbles.

S- Wheat, malt, yeast, sweetness, citrus fruits, a nice medicinal smell.

T- wheat, malty, citrus and peaches a definite hint of tartness, spice and a hint of honey.

M- more gentle on the carbonation than the bottle, tiny bubbles dancing around on the palate and medium bodied smooth, creamy.

D- Another favorite, a very good weisbier which is not overly sweet. I could drink this all day and all night!

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 20:51:13 | More by Faune
Photo of jkrich


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

A pint of this was presented to me in a ridiculously chilled shaker glass. Through the the ice I observed a cloudy, gold and yellowish color with very little head. (The appearance came as a surprise as I thought I was getting a helles).

After I waited a couple of minutes, the familiar spicy aromas of banana and cloves became evident.

I made the mistake of taking a sip right after it was served. The taste was bland and the mouthfeel felt watery. After the warm up, the flavors of banana, faint cloves, and a hint of bubble gum were detected, but not a lot.

Medium to light bodied with the hefe after taste of banana and cloves on the tongue.

I had this beer years ago and remember it being much better. I think the presentation, served in a chilled and improper glass made a difference. I don't know how old the keg was, but the flavors seemed somewhat muted. I will have to try to again because I know it is much better than this.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2009 21:47:12 | More by jkrich
Photo of njmoons

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tried the Paulaner Hefe-Wiess on tap at the local bar.

Poured a nice hazy blond with a one finger head, and had a nice smell. Overall first impression was favorable.

Taste was dry and not to malty on the front end, pretty bland as I would like to taste more of the wheat flavors. On the back end the taste was strongly influenced by the yeast with fruit and a lemony flavor. Way too much yeast influence.

For my tastes I found the beer way out of balance.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2009 14:06:48 | More by njmoons
Photo of TheFightfan1


4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beerfly review = I FOUND IT. Anyway I had this at just sports in Bristol PA. Poured into a pint glass a cloudy orange color with a bright white heading that leaves lacing throughout.

Smell is citrusy,with a banana aroma and kind out bready.

Taste blasts you in the mouth with citrus a nice bready - yeastiness finishes it off. Very tasty indeed

Mouthfeel was very alive great carbonation with it's light in the ass body and a very easy Drinkability can enjoy anytime of the year.

I will just say this surprised the hell out of me. I am not a big wheat beer guy but this one is one of the best I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2009 19:27:04 | More by TheFightfan1
Photo of drtth


3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 0.5 liter Paulaner Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a 1" fluffy white head that recedes fairly soon leaving a small ring that is replenished with bubbles rising from the liquid with the motion of the beer when being sipped.

Smell: The aroma contains malt, wheat, and light clove with bits of lemon and banana.

Taste: The flavor is sweet and gently spiced with clove and a background taste of banana and wheat and malt. There is no real hop flavor detectable here.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light bodied and soft and creamy with the gentle carbonation. The finish is moderately long and sweet with no real hop bitterness.

Drinkability: This is a very nice hefe that is balanced and gentle. However it needs a trace more hop bitterness in the finish to clear the sweetness out of the finish. I'd probably not have a second one of these on its own because of the residual sweetness. But it would be great with the right meal.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2009 00:53:03 | More by drtth
Photo of JimBird


4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy, cloudy, with a half-inch thick white head on top.

Smelled pleasant and fruity, and tasted the same way with bananas and citrus. The carbonation was a bit much, but it was enjoyable.

I actually had multiple rounds in one sitting, and it is quickly becoming a favourite of mine.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2009 02:38:25 | More by JimBird
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Melton's App and Tap in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a one-finger white head. The head dissipates into a thin pancake on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bananas with good amounts of bubblegum and slight hints of clove.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Banana and bubblegum flavors up front carry through until the crisp ending where clove flavors hit and linger for a bit.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I had no problem finishing a glass and could have a few of these on a warm day.

Overall this is a solid Hefe, but it's not on par with Weihenstephaner or the other heavy hitters. Still, it's well worth a shot when others aren't available.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2009 21:13:16 | More by glid02
Photo of rugerj


3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a golden yellow in color with a huge head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing left in glass. Beer is not as cloudy as some of the better German Hefeweizens. Smell is of subtle bubblegum and banana. Taste is of banana and slight clove flavors. Mouth feel was not as great as other German wheat beers, a bit thin for my liking.

Not a bad beer, but definitely not the best German Hefeweizen out there, I can name several which a much better. I would like to see more balance in banana/clove taste and more yeast in the beer to attain the full mouth feel and taste of the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2009 14:52:00 | More by rugerj
Photo of spointon


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

I had this one on tap at the Broadway Brewhouse in Nashville a couple days ago. From my notes:

A= Poured appropriately cloudy, straw-gold in color, with a thin 1/2" white head. The head retention wasn't so great and left just a bit of thin lace down the glass.

S= Though not quite as fragrant as some hefeweizens I have had, this did throw off some nice citrus as well as the expected banana and clove.

T= Very yeast forward, leading off with flavors of orange, lemon, and apple, followed by bready malts. Some light spicing in the middle. Finish was a bit tart, making me want that next sip.

MF= light side of medium bodied, with a crisp feel.

D= Very true to the style and certainly very drinkable. The flavors just didn't "pop" enough to call it among the best, but its surely good.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2009 03:55:35 | More by spointon
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger

New York

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light cloudy hazy orange in color, nice foamy white head that stuck around awhile and some sticky lacing.

S: Sweet yeast, orange, fermented fruit salad

T: Smooth going down, a bit yeasty. Orangey sweetness.

M: Light on the palate makes it a no brainer on the gulp factor. Pleasant withdraw too, makes you enjoy each an every respected sip.

D: Stellar hefe, great summer brew in my opinion. Very drinkable, sessionable without contest. Will try again soon when the weather permits.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2009 05:21:35 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
Photo of Liverpool08


4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WOW! What a great Heffe. Starts with a nice white head and a cloudy golden orange color. The smell is amazing, banana bread, citrus, spice.
Such a great inviting aroma. The taste follows the scent, all of the same flavors you smell you get in the flavor. Just fills your mouth with spicey bread feel. Very drinkable, easy to have many of these. This is definately my favorite Heffe so far.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2009 19:14:38 | More by Liverpool08
Photo of superdedooperboy


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

Served up on-tap at The Pizza Joint in Evans, GA.

Pours a hazy golden-amber hue, with a thick, creamy, slightly off-white head that shows great retention and grabs on to the sides of the vessel, leaving nice broken sheets of lacing.

Nose is of slight clove and banana, married to a mild underlying body of sweet toffee.

Bright and effervescent on the tongue, with slight caramel sweetness being overtaken by bready wheat flavors combined with a subdued clove spiciness and citric orange peel.

Light and very drinkable, with the typical characteristics of a good Hefeweizen but without overly powerful spicy notes that tend to be cloying in some examples. Tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2009 03:14:56 | More by superdedooperboy
Photo of IronCitySteve


4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh

A: A hazy, golden/orange color. Plenty of carbonation with a 2 finger foam head. More than ample lacing down the side.

S: A good amount of wheat, with some hints of citrus, banana and some spice.

T: An extremely well put together beer. A balanced amount of wheat, bananas, orange and just a enough spice.

M: A light bodied Hefe, very crisp and clean.

D: I don't really drink many Wheats or Hefe's in the winter, but was glad I tried this. A perfect summertime beer to have all afternoon long.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2009 13:00:17 | More by IronCitySteve
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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