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

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Hefe-Weizen Altbayerische Brauart

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Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice smell of clove and malt. The taste ha plenty of banana esters and a good wheat flavor. Lightish body and medium carb. Good hefeweizen in my opinion.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very hazy, vibrant golden orange with a spectacular, 2.5 finger, dense white head. Retention is excellent and there are sticky rings of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is clove, bready malt, citrus and pepper.

Taste is the same, but more vibrant. It took me a few sips to get any malt character, but it adds a nice layer of complexity along with the citrus and spices. There is also a subtle banana flavor that was not present in the smell.

Feel is light, smooth and super crushable. A little undercarbonated in my opinion.

Overall a very good beer. I'm not extremely well versed in the hefeweizen style, but I am definitely a fan of this beer.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy yellow with decent lacing. Has a sour beer smell with a slightly sour taste but still better than the hoppy IPA flavor. A little more carbonated than I prefer but no aftertaste.

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

The Paulaner Hefe-weizen is an exceptional beer which in my opinion outperforms many other large competitors. I will generally purchase Paulaner instead of both Hacker and Erdinger as I feel it just offers greater value for those looking for a good German wheat beer. Definitely worth your attention if you're someone looking to try other Hefe-weizen brands.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good hefe. Taste is complex compared to other hefes-- bubblegum, cherry, spice, and somewhat earthy finish. Still very refreshing to drink, and not over carbonated like some of the other popular hefes. Super easy to drink on hot summer days in particular. Would buy again for sure.

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Photo of BB1313
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle. Enjoy by 6/2017. Pours a hazy orange; big fluffy white head that falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are clean and subtle. Hints of banana and cherries. Sweet malts and yeast is there. The flavors are very clean, crisp and refreshing. More banana and cherry in the mix. Hints of bubblegum. Mild spice notes. Subtle hints of citrus. It's slightly earthy in the finish. Strong malt backbone. The yeast does its thing. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is really nice. It's light with moderate carbonation. It's extremely fluffy and creamy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice hefeweizen. It's very refreshing stuff. It's clean and well crafted. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Amber with reddish hue, hazy with nice thunderous white head. This is a beauty and Hefes are among my least favorites. Aroma packed with yeast, grains, hops, and a nice fruit medley. Taste is delicious. This brews texture feels like you are drinking a meal. It's almost chewable and this is a good thing as the banana and citrus fruits are ever present. Finishes clean with not hoppy biterness in the backend. Medium bodied. I'll have another!

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Photo of janubio
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange colour, with an enromous head that keeps you company during the drink. Great compact and irregular lace. Aroma of pineapple, banana, cloves, oranges. Body is lighter than expected, though still good. Carbonationn is really good. Taste of banana, lemon, clove. Good.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Billowing head collapses to a film which leaves little lacing moderate haziness with no floaties.

Definite banana and clove flavor with a bit of a bite at the end enhanced by the healthy carbonation. Mouthfeel is substantial and chewy.

The malt is what really distinguishes this, it saves the brew from being cloyingly sweet.

Quite good. Will have again.

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Photo of MoohMooh
2.8/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours hazy amber with a two finger thick and very, very smooth head. Lots of lacing and nice retention. Smell is banana, some clove and alcohol, lemon, bread... And also, I'm sorry to say, something that's not entirely unlike a faint puke smell. Tastes sweet, with banana and bubblegum, and a bit spicy. Oh, and there's still that weird pukey thing going on. Weird (and kinda gross). Mouthfeel is thick and frothy, a bit sticky.

Yeesh. Is this really the oft-praised Paulaner? It's like a disappointing version of Hoegaarden, except it's twice as expensive. The best compliment I can offer it is that's it slightly above average.

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Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More sour and spicy than many US craft brew examples. Lots of clove, wheat and pepper, and a little lighter on the banana and bubblegum. A good thirst quencher overall.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy bright orange with one fat finger of white head that leaves rolling Middle Earth foothill lace as it recedes.

Smells of banana, lemon zest, white pepper, clove, grainy wheat malt and fruity, grassy hops.

Tastes of more ripe banana, sugared lemon, bubblegum, more peppery yeast, white bread and more mild green hops.

Feels light and lively. Light bodied with actively frothy carbonation. Finishes mildly sweet.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Complex and refreshing.

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Photo of TerryW
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy peach under a good head that settles to half a cm and gives good lace. Handsome. Fruity wheaty yeasty nose. A hint of spice, not as pronounced as other hefes, soft and subdued, but appetizing. Also soft on the palate, quite tasty. Wheaty, bready, fruity and again, not as pronounced as other hefes. Slightly sour yeastiness. A little bite from carbonation up front, but gentle after that. A decent brew in the German tradition. Nicely done.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Pioneer Supermarket on the UWS
Clear amber/orange with big creamy white head that lasts for days, smells like sweet bready banana esters, taste is sweet with muted banana esters and clove, feel is medium bodied and creamy. An excellent classic hefeweizen, one of my favorite OG gateway beers that I used to get back in the day from the GS and Emme piu'.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] The bottle lists the ABV (5.5%) and there is a date code of 03.17. The beer is a cloudy apricot color. It has a nice 1 finger head of tiny white bubbles. The head has good staying power.

S: [2.75] In your face yeast phenols not much else.

T: [3.50] Does not follow the nose exactly. There are much more subtle notes. I get banana, bubble gum and some lemon rind.

M: [3.75] The beer has elevated carbonation and a decent mouthfeel. It is crisp and refreshing. The finish brings back some of the lingering yeast phenols.

O: [3.50] This is one of my least favorite styles (it was a gift) but this one is actually pretty drinkable. Nice yeast character without overpowering the flavor. The crisp body gives it a clean finish. This is a pretty enjoyable Hefe-Weizen.

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Photo of jmv0009
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Cloudy orange, darker than most hefes it seems.

S- Great smell, bananas, clove, biscuit, fairly sweet.

T - When it's colder there is a definite woody/oaky character which I found odd for this style, but as it warms up a bit the standard hefe flavours come out. Banana, wheat, clove, almost candy-like sweetness. Nothing overly offensive, well-balanced. If anything I wish the flavours were more pronounced.

F- Pretty light, easy drinker. I can put down a liter of this or more no problem and I like that the abv is only 5.5%.

O - This is becoming my everyday beer in China. Not too expensive, but still a really good beer and I can drink a lot of it without feeling full and without feeling drunk. Maybe when winter comes I'll start finding some darker beers to keep in the fridge but right now this is the go-to.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

Appearance: cloudy orange, big head of tiny bubbles. Good retention and carbonation.

Aroma: straightforward bananas with lightly spicy and malty undertones.

Taste: banana, wheat, a bit bready. Less hoppier than other hefeweizens, like Licher for example. Better let it warm to get all the flavours. On the recommended serving temperature it fel t like they were muted.

Mouthfeel: despite being well carbonated, felt watery.

Overall: nice Hefe, but felt short compared to others that are not praised like this.

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Photo of OlaB
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gives of a cloudy orange color. A beautiful big top of creamy head that is staying there for a long time. High carbonation . great lacings on the glass.

S: fruity and yeasty aroma.banana is very dominant, some small sugary and citrus notes as well.

T&F: starts of fruity with a creamy mouthfeel. Banana again with spicy notes in the background. Cloves and peppercorn. In the middle the spicy flavour gets more dominant and it finish of dry with a comfortable sweet and bitterness . aftertaste is good and lasting. Very refreshing taste and mouthfeel.

O: a great and delicious weissbier. Very enjoyable on this sunny day. I certainly would drink this again

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Cloudy dark orange/ copper color.

S: Fruit yeast notes. Not sure the best way to describe other than the smell tells me that this is definitely a wheat beer.

T: Fruity, especially banana. Spicy and yeasty.

F: Moderate carbonation and a bit of a dry, course finish.

O: Overall I liked it. I'm fairly new at branching out to new styles of beer and this seem like a pretty good intro to German wheat beers.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku pint. Label says Best Before: 10/16.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Rich banana aroma from the yeast with a big dose of spice and a bit of bubble gum

T- Flavor follows suit with more spice, milky yeast flavor and soft malt. Also pretty zesty and fruity.

M- Lively and tight from the medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A great example of a well-made authentic Hefeweizen. Haven't had it in years and enjoyed the revisit.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date July 2016 poured into my Stevens Point Brewery Anniversary weizen glass. Lemon wedge? Don't bother! You will want to enjoy this one on it's own. Balanced throughout with slight emphasis on fruity tartness.

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Photo of Ri0
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 500 ml into Weizen glass. Dark gold and hazy with a 2.5 white head. Great retention and some lacing. It is very bready with some nutty aroma. Very clean malts and flavors of banana, clove, bread and yeast. Easy to drink with a lighter feel. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour a light cold from a bottle with a thin white head. Aromas of yeasty bread. Lots of carbonation and a light crisp refreshing feel. Taste continues as banana bread with clove and lemon zest flavors. Great choice for a Summer beer, but (in my area) it's really pricey.

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Photo of Spike
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark, burnt orange. Hazy, with a massive, four-finger head that collapses to thick suds.

Banana esters. Subdued.

Spicy, banana & clove with a pronounced brown bread taste. Plenty of malt flavours.

Soft mouthfeel. Some spiciness. Medium carbonation. Slightly chewy.

Despite drinking at room temperature, a great weizen. To date, my favourite after Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of jakej0305
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light amber color with a small head that lasts. Smells of wheat and banana with some clove but not too much. Tastes of wheat with a little bit of banana, but the banana is not overpowering. Some American Hefe-Weizen's have an overpowering flavor of banana which turns me off to them. It drinks very smooth. You would not know the ABV is 5.50%. One of the best!

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