Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
Paulaner Brauerei

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #11
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,457
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 11.3%
Reviews:
1,463
Ratings:
3,762
From:
Paulaner Brauerei
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  206
Gots
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Marketed as "Weissbier" internationally.
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a moderately hazy, medium golden amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of wheat, light pear, banana and a touch of lemon. Flavor is dry wheat malt, lemon, banana and clove, fading a bit into a grainy wheat finish with a little residual citrus. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess and sharp carbonation. A classic hefeweizen profile with a little more fruit notes than others and a very nice, silkier than normal mouth feel despite solid carbonation. The flavor starts strong, but fades a little into the finish, but leaves a pleasant wheaty aftertaste. Classic and nicely made from an ancient brewery. This bottle labelled differently from photo and alternate in description: "Hefe-Weizen Munich Wheat Beer", but is most likely the same weizen as this one.

Apr 27, 2021
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Bcata7

4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells very bready and yeasty with a little bit of banana. Pours a very active and tall off-white head. Tastes very bready and yeasty with a nice thick mouthfeel to top it off. After doing the old swish and pour I get a banana taste. Very good for drinking slow and sipping, but not sure if I could drink more than one in an hour. Overall it’s great, thick and bready in a very good way. Haven’t had many wheat beers but this is the best one so far.

Apr 19, 2021
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teromous from Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "09.21.2021 3 09.21.2020 D"

The can states that this is a "Hefe-Weizen Munich Wheat Beer"

Appearance: The body is an orange-gold color that is very hazy. It is nearly opaque but very stretched out and fuzzy shadows are visible through the hazy body. There is a lot of visible carbonation. The head is very large, even when care is taken while pouring. The head has a massive cloud-like appearance with a surface that looks like whipped cream. Head retention is fantastic and it leaves great lacing on the glass.

Aroma: There are aromas of lemon and white pepper with a bit of bay leaf. A mellow hint of clove comes through. After a while an interesting tortilla aroma was coming through.

Taste: Up front there is a light banana flavor mixed with a hint of clove. As it passes towards the middle of the tongue a light cream of wheat character comes through with a hint of vanilla. A very light yeast flavor is present which gives the beer a very light dough flavor. Towards the back of the mouth there is a light herbal flavor which tastes a bit like bay leaf, and at times a slightly astringent cedar wood.

Mouthfeel: It is medium-full bodied with a nice thick presence on the tongue. There is only a very mild bitterness on the back corners of the tongue in the aftertaste. It is very easy to drink and it is refreshing.

Overall: It is a very rewarding and uplifting beer to drink with a fantastic appearance, a pleasant aroma, and an enjoyable flavor profile. The beer has a nice broad palette of characters that it delivers to the senses, and that is what makes it so enjoyable. All these characters are brought to the senses very elegantly and delicately. It's hard to tell exactly, but judging by the two dates on the can it looks like I am consuming it at the mid-point between the two (canning date and expiration?). As an import beer, in a can specifically, I would recommend it at least at the 6 month or half-way point listed on the can. I would definitely drink this again.

Feb 19, 2021
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: hazy, orangy, good lacing
S: slight banana notes
T: I get the standard, banana, clove, little bubblegum, a little acidic
F: good mouthfeel
O: not my favorite Hefeweizen, but it’s to style

Feb 19, 2021
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beerbeerbeerbeerbeerbe from Tennessee

2.94/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

this shit dont taste nothing like bubblegum or bananas i dont know what the fuck yall smoking. this taste like copper on the front an fritos after taste.

Feb 13, 2021
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Let's get to it.

L: Hazy straw yellow. A bit of head and nice nucleation.

S: Grassy clove over wheat malt.

T: Tangy wheat with a touch of hops. The bubblegum is almost sweet, and is balanced nicely with an elegant bitterness.

F: Light and drinkable. Like, very drinkable.

O: Everything a beer should be. No more. No less.

Feb 04, 2021
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REDAMI from Ohio

3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into a Chimay goblet

L: As you'd expect, very cloudy amber pour with a thin off white head

S: Very mild wheat sweetness, slightly straw like notes

T: Very wheat forward, just a hint of hop bitterness on the back end

F: Quite smooth and refreshing, not too carbonated or dry.

O: A classic wheat, and if you enjoy the style, this is pretty much exactly what you want...

Jan 21, 2021
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle supplied by Simone

no look, brown bag. no scent, walking the dog park. this is a mild one, tastes more like 'beer' than 'hefe', at a 51:49 split. I'm being exact here

That was nice

Nov 28, 2020
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mikeinportc from New York

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BB date of 6/21

Hazy deep gold with 1.5-finger creamy off-white head, that leaves a thick ring and a little bit of lacing.

Smell is banana, bubble gum, fresh wheat , and a light floral/spicy aroma.

Taste more-or-less follows the nose, but drier, and less intense. Moderate drying bitterness comes in near finish, and lingers.

Feel is light, and smooth, with lightly prickly soft carbonation .

Overall , enjoyable, & easy-drinking. The yeasty elements are dialed-back, so might be a good introduction to the style for those that might find those things off-putting at first.

Oct 18, 2020
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a really beautiful looking opaque, hazy orange/yellow with a big frothy two finger eggshell colored head. Laces the glass exceptionally well.

Aroma: Very mild. Fresh hay. Faintest notion of bubblegum/banana, a touch of clove and honey.

Taste: Very clean and refreshing. Shredded wheat (the cereal), honey and bananas. A hint of vanilla cream. A mild, peppery cilantro or parsley note adds a nice hoppy bite to the finish. Quite impressive - the flavor is simple but exceptionally tasty. Very easy drinking.

Feel: Creamy and full bodied. Low-mid carbonation. Extremely thirst quenching and sessionable.

Overall: Simple and refreshing but at the same time heady and rich. Really impressed with this. You'll be hard pressed to find a better hefeweizen.

Sep 28, 2020
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leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes about the brew:

It’s the #1 wheat beer in Germany and one of the world’s favorites. In fact, beer experts call it a masterpiece. In developing this beer, the Paulaner brewmasters have perfected a unique technique with “yeast suspension,” resulting in a uniform, slightly cloudy appearance, consistent quality, and perfect taste.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy gold with five fingers of frothy moussy white head.

Smell - noble earthy and leafy hops, bubblegum aromas, clove, pepper, banana, bready and grainy malts, and earthy yeast.

Taste - noble earthy and leafy hops upfront. The bubblegum aromas, clove, pepper, and banana follow suit and are nicely balanced. The bready/grainy malts and earthy yeast round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes creamy with all elements lingering.

Overall - A pleasant hefe from the true source of wheat beers. It's nice to see how well this brew can stand up to some of the best hefe's made by several craft breweries. A nice treat to find here in Cowtown!

Sep 27, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2020-08-29
500ml can served in a SIP Fest 2020 snulip. Apparently canned on 11.17.2019, best by 11.17.2020.

looks hazy light amber with a nice sized head and plenty of carbonation. Smell is mildly grainy, a little banana, sweet, pleasant.

Taste is lots of grain and definitely some banana. Rich and full, but not in-your-face. Slight spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium but quite effervescent. Overall, nice beer -- I've considered this the best hefeweizen I know for many years, and I think it's better fresher.

Aug 30, 2020
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keithmurray from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloudy, hazy, golden color with white head

Smell - cloves, banana bread

Taste - clove, banana bread, orange peel, wheat

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, clove upfront, wheat and banana bread on the back end

Overall - Not quite at the head of the class for the style, but good nonetheless. Worth a try.

Price Point - $7.99/ 4 pack, 16 oz cans

Aug 08, 2020
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jonathanm99 from Michigan

4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a 12oz glass. Pours a cloudy deep yellow, two finger head, nice lacing. Smell is cloves and sweet malt. Taste is banana and cloves with just a hint of fruity hops. Nothing complicated but very straightforward and tasty. Mouthfeel is fairly substantial, well carbonated. Overall, I’m not super familiar with this style, but it’s as good of a Hefeweizen as I’ve had before.

Jul 26, 2020
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Foyle from North Carolina

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330ml bottle into pint glass. A 2"+ pillowy off white head drops slowly with abundant lacing. Color is cloudy yellow-orange. Aroma of banana and bubble gum yeast with a grainy backbone and little hop presence. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and crisp with a dry somewhat astringent finish. Flavors of wheat bread, cracker, lemon. Overall: excellent within the style.

Jul 25, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice Hefeweizen - I rated this one a bit higher than Erdinger, and substantially higher than Schneider Weisse. The flavors popped a bit more in this beer than in the Erdinger version, and with a little more of a substantial mouthfeel. But they are very similar Hefe renditions - both are very refreshing and satisfying.

Jul 25, 2020
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle in a pint glass. This legacy brewery brew pours
a nice hazed and cloudy amber tinged golden color with a
very nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring
and layer with very nice lacing. Nose of soft wheat and grains
with subtle honey sweet malts....what happened to the banana?
Flavors show faint banana, soft wheat, subtle herbal hops, and
very faint herbal notes. Decent mouth feel; medium body, light
carbonation, and finishing with a light sweet wheat note.

This has changed so much from what it once was....my go to hefe
is now one I can pass on which is heart breaking. The sweetness
and banana are muted to say the least, and the subtle clove is
gone. Miss it when it was in the nice "German" big bottle
six packs...that was phenomenal...this is closer to an American
Wheat ale.

Jul 10, 2020
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Shvet_710 from Russian Federation

1.7/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This beer was one of most loves wheat German in Russia for about last 5-7 years! 2013 -2020! But now, the Paulaner company have change standarts brewering... I think. They take away word "HEFE" from bottle. Banana taste go away... The beer brewered from 2020 it's sucks... I think they add "malt extract" to save on production. It's so sad :(
Paulaner wheat beer now it is not grain beer, it is malt extract beer.
Early it's was Paulaner HEFE WEISBIER more tast, more density, lips stick together with sweetness... But not today! Why super cool company do that, I don't know... maybe for save more money...

Jun 26, 2020
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Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is the best weissbier I've ever had. Pours as close to perfect as I’ve ever seen. Colour, head, lacing and bubbles all fantastic. The taste is pure hefe cloves, bubblegum bananas. Mouthfeel proves to be velvety smooth. Great beer
June 15 2020

Jun 16, 2020
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John123will from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

opaque orange color with good white head and decent retention. Smell banana a lot and a slight yeasty fruitiness. Somehow it smells creamy like when your nose is close to a milkshake and tastes creamy in the mouthfeel too. It has a good amount of prickliness from the carbonation and taste a creamy banana with other classic hef flavors like the wheat/fruitiness. medium bodied and overall a good beer and a classic hef.

Jun 15, 2020
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vainosuomi from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Opaque burnt orange-brown, thick cream head
S - Ripe banana, bread, citrus, and hints of clove & spice
T - Follows nose--sweet banana-spice bread and a nice citrus tang
F - Medium body, mild carbonation

Solid, classic hefeweizen.

Jun 10, 2020
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Sharkbite20 from Philippines

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Dark copper creamy cloudy pour from the 500ml bottle, very generous foamy head that settles to a thick cap with plenty of creamy lacing on the stella glass. Heavy carbonation be careful not to overfill your glass.

S - Sweetness of the wheat, banana (?), citrus, yeast. Bread. Very clean natural smell like the Munchner Hell Lager.

T - Oh the flavors. Makes the last two lagers i had plain boring. Follows the knows. Sweet bread and wheat, evolving to some grass and spice but fruity, as in pears and apples. Then Floral bloom The finish has candy flavors.

F - Round and full, lightly syrupy in the end. Tart feeling in the mouth (dry?), despite being a sweet drink. But still a smooth and easy drink. Very full of character.

O - Oh just enjoyable on a cold rainy evening. Ended up being my dessert. Filling on its own. I did not notice the alcohol at all but it hits tou right at the end.

May 28, 2020
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this is a mostly good Hefe I think. It meets all of the standard criteria for the style but I cannot say that it is exceptional in any aspect. The taste is smooth but there seems to be a slightly off finish. Not bad, but just not top rated stuff. I like it and will drink it again and maybe my opinion will change as time goes on.

May 24, 2020
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faraday326 from California

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma is is great. Wheaty, citrus, orange, with a hint of sweetness. The taste follows, it's bright, wheaty, with a tiny touch of citrus-y sour and orange and very light spice. It's a bit lighter (or, if you are in a bad mood, "watery") than ideal, for me. Super drinkable, though.

May 19, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

85 degrees out and a mildly humid day calls for a refreshing beer, but the macro lager can be a little boring and complex juicy IPAS I pretend to think are good are a bit too overwhelming, time for a legendary partly own Heineken owned Paulaner Hefeweiß. Natural wheat means there is a considerable amount of yeast within the beer and thus you will see a 'cloudly' unfiltered appearance on your pour. Moreover, there is a technique to doing it right, and if you're not warming, pouring at least 2/3's and swirling then pouring the rest; you're doing it wrong.

Technique aside the color of this beer is a darker orange with high carbonation leaving a nice 'creamy' like texture on top of the first pour. Second, pour the beer really clouds up - naturally - and still retains its head.

The smell is of bubble gum esters, clove, and rich wheat.

As for the most important part, light to medium-bodied mouthfeel with a candy-like wheat flavor throughout the beer. You're met with both spicy notes up front that gives way to banana, the pink old time bubble gum sweetness, spice on the mid notes, and a finish of both light hops and wheat. The alcohol can be noticeable on the back end if you're really looking for it, but at 5.5 abv it is still sessionable for a summer day.

May 15, 2020
Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 3762 ratings