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

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #12
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,989
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 11.3%
Reviews:
1,444
Ratings:
3,692
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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  994
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
Notes: Also known as Hefe-Weizen Altbayerische Brauart
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Photo of Sharkbite20
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.

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Photo of OK_Denise
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.

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Photo of faraday326
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.

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Photo of realJohnnyHobo
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 Hefewieß. 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.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Murky-pale, massive head. Bubble activity? Elusive yet hyper.
Malty-sour, simple depth, lovely ancient grains, 'clean & bright'
A shy hint of lemon, perhaps, peaking out behind a willowy brew cloud sour.
Aftertaste: crisp, watery grain sharpness.
Reminds me of a Delirium Tremens, without the 'fluff & glitter' ; minimal.
I suppose the label art says it all: Bavarian maiden's bouncing aura rosy, all smiles!
("Its the real thing, what people want today!" lol ... Pretzels & sausage sold separately!)

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Photo of Hills1967
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle.
Appearance - beautiful orangish yellow and three finger head with moderate lacing.
Smell: banana with some clove
Taste: clove with some banana
Outstanding beer - classic German wheat and very affordable compared to other German wheat imports. A fantastic summer beer.

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Photo of smbslt
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden wheat colored with a solid, whipped egg weight head. Plenty of carbonation but not as cloudy

An archetype but lacking in all respects. The aromas but not enough, the right taste but not intense and not as full feeling as it should be.

Good but a bit subtle.

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Photo of Mekz91
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, 4 16.9oz cans for $5.99. Poured into a glass and 2oz of liquid filled my 17oz glass to the brim with foam. very very decent, definitely in the top 10 Hefe's I've tried

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Photo of detgfrsh
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle. Hazy golden color with a pillow of white head. Smells of wheat and banana. Light body. Tastes of wheat, cloves, and some peppery hops. This is so smooth and balanced.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good Hefe, but perhaps not my favorite

Look: golden with a big fluffy white head

Aroma: wheat sourdough.

Taste: wheat sourdough, yeast, maybe a little bit of banana.

Body/Overall: light to medium body

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Photo of FBarber
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a new, to the US, 16oz can.

Pours a hazy golden color color with a thick four finger white head. Head is tight and velvety and slowly collapses on itself. Lovely looking Hefe.

Aroma has notes of pepper, clove, semi-sweet wheat malts, and a hint of banana bread. Simple but exactly what you'd expect from the style.

Taste has notes of banana bread, wheat, slight notes of clove and a spicy peppery note. The wheat malt is not as strong as some examples.

Feel is medium to full bodied, smooth and luscious. Moderately carbonated.

Overall a nice hefeweizen. I'd happy drink this whenever Im in the mood for a Hefe. Also, not part of the beer review itself, but just a general note - at $5.99 for 4-pack of 16.9 oz cans, you can't beat the value.

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Photo of octortus
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 mL Can. ABV 5.5%.
Appearance: Veiled orange gold, Two fingers of thick creamy off white head, Streaming carbonation, Suspended yeast, Great retention, Soapy lacing, Thick creamy cap remains.
Aroma: Wheat, Soapy, Slight banana, Slight bubblegum, Slight pear, Slight Clove, Slightly floral.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Smooth, Creamy, Above medium carbonation.
Flavour: Bready malt, Wheat, Clove, Slight banana, Slight bubblegum, Slightly grassy.
Overall: This is a pretty good example of the style but there is definitely some room for improvement. Aroma and flavour are subtle, but balanced.

Review: 75

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Photo of jmbranum
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptionally good. More bitter than most hefeweizens but I enjoyed it for a twist. I'm tasting hints of black pepper, corriander, very faint bananas and oranges. Full smooth mouthfeel. Acidic finish.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16.9oz can. Stamped on can bottom is canning date of '02.06.2019', with a year ahead best by date. The canning date is probably June 2nd, 2019.
Deep gold colored body, with some haze. Big, pillowy off white head upon pouring, which reduces to creamy head. Leaves behind big strings of lacing.
Aroma of bread, cloves, bubble gum, and slight banana.
Taste of bready malts, spicy hops, cloves and slight banana.
Medium mouth feel, with creamy texture. Very good carbonation.
Delicious wheat beer, that refreshes and consistently calls for another sip.

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Photo of Peach63
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours yellow to copper. 1 inch thick, foamy white head. Hazy. Heavy carbonation. Heavy lacing.

Aroma of wheat, fruits, biscuit malt & noble hops.

Tastes fruity & malty. Low bitterness.

Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Finishes slightly dry.

This is an excellent wheat beer. One of the best I've had.

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Photo of Lanas
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I own to this beer because when i was a kid this beer was a prove that beers can be great.. In my country was very difficult to find good beer in the bars or anywhere else but some places has this one and was the only option..
Over time i taste some better beers for sure but still i love this beer. The taste is like bitter and spicy with medium carboration and mouthfeel.. The aftertaste give you a strong barley that is somehow satisfied.. Also the aroma is little average..
Overall the problem is i can't drink many of these.. Is little heavy in my stomach.. But is a great beer for sure despite i prefer the "Franziskaner hefe weissber" more in that style.. It suit more for me..

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Photo of nicktav4
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Frothy bottle pour with a sizable head composed of small bubbles. Head dissipates quickly enough. Beer is cloudy, looking lighter and chilled at the edges with a deeper opaque amber centered. Smells mildly of sweet wheat. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth and a touch thin. Flavor has plenty of wheat, some apple, banana, and grape but not too sweet. Tasty warm or cold. Overall a great beer for relaxing.

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Photo of willcull78
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delightful, refreshing brew. Upon opening it had a nice, slight, fruity-wheat smell. When poured it gave a nice foamy-head that lasted, staying with the beer. It had a hazy-wheat based look. A hazy-lager versus a hazy-IPA. The taste had that fruity-wheat taste and the feel was silky, smooth. Truly one of the better German-made beers I have had. It certainly would go with grilled chicken or fish, as well as salads and mild cheeses.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Hefeweizens glass


Hazy light amber liquid , four finger creamy, sexy white foam cap , good retention, settles to a pencil thin layer with excellent retention , some lacings

Aroma is malty, bready

Taste is liquid wheat bread ( in a good way) , malty

Feel is almost creamy , definitely quaffable

Good beer

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

A-Pours a hazy light amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had wheat hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a wheat flavor
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A good Hefeweizen

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Photo of German-Helles
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I love pouring the Hefe beers! This 11.2 oz. bottle has a full two fingers of a pure white pillow of foam over a a hazy straw colored beer.It is tough to see the carbonation, but holding it up to the light I can see a steady stream of bubbles ascending to the top.
The aroma is that of banana and bubblegum, very nice and a touch of clove!
The taste follows the nose, banana, bubblegum, and clove. There is not anything bitter going on here. The finish is a little on the sweet side.
The feel is creamy with nice carbonation.
I think this is a very good Hefe. I think I need to sample this one side by side with some others of the same flavor. This hit the spot tonight!

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Photo of monkist
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Paulaner, the one that I have always known this beer for is finally here! I had a chance to try this many times but was trying to avoid it on purpose, as I don’t really like German Hefeweizen (except for the Weichenstephaner). Now I have to tell you: this is even better than that!
I was stunned to taste this beer. It kind of lacks that typical toothpaste-like yeast in the aroma, instead was more bready and malty. The flavor was also similar, not much of that nasty sour fermented wheat or yeast was present, rather smoothness and well-balanced fermentation was dominant. No foul, sickening, overwhelming wheat or yeast. It had a rather ale-like quality, very round and smooth, easy drink, no extremes.
A surprisingly good wheat beer, I will remember it for sure!

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Photo of Beer_Right_Back
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Huge carbonation, making pouring into a glass difficult for us ignorant Americans. Lacks the typical hefe banana/clove flavor, but still with plenty of yeast flavor. Ultimately, we found this to be a bland though inoffensive beer.

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Photo of eberesford
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a misty orange-gold with a magnificent thick head with generous lacing. Aromas of banana, pineapple, and yeast. The fruits are well forward in the flavour with just enough hop to prevent it cloying. Full mouth but very drinkable. If you like this style, outstanding

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Photo of jazzandrea
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hefe-Weiẞbier Naturtrüb si presenta naturalmente torbida, nel bicchiere mostra un colore dorato brillante ed è ricoperta da una robusta corona di schiuma, abbastanza persistente.
Aroma di lievito, malto, tracce di frutti tropicali (ananas e mango).
Sapore e gusto simili all’aroma, con un buon bilanciamento tra noti dolci ed amare.
Retrogusto di lievito, banana e lievi note amare.
Si tratta di una birra cremosa, ma allo stesso tempo frizzante e beverina.

Hefe-Weiẞbier Naturtrüb is naturally cloudy and shining silky-gold in the glass under a really strong head of foam, rather persistent.
Aroma of yeast, malt, traces of tropical fruits (pineapple and mango).
Palate and flavour similar to the aroma, with a good balancing between sweet and bitter.
Aftertaste of yeast, banana and small bitterness.
It is a creamy beer, but at the same time sparkling and drinkable.

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 3692 ratings