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

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,413
Reviews:
1,378
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a rarity in that the draft version is not significantly better than the bottled version. It pours a wonderful, golden wheat color with a huge white head. It has to work a while to let the head subside enough to fill the glass. The overwhelming smell is the wheat field, but there is a citrus undertone along with some spices, probably a little clove. The taste is predominantly wheat and malt with a hoppy backup. As with most good Hefes, there is that citrus flavor that I can never pin down to a specific fruit. This is a good beer with a smooth, bubbly feel in the mouth. It is easy to go through a few of these, but I may like the bottle a little better.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Had this many a time at my local pub. Poured into the 0.5L Paulaner weizen glass, it's a beauty; cloudy, yeasty straw-yellow. On a good pour, the head is two fingers or more, rising slightly over the glass.

Smell: Bready sweetness, hints of banana and lemon zest. Not a lot going on aromatically, but it's pleasant enough.

Taste & mouthfeel: Ultra-bready and yeasty, this one's on the sweet side for the style. Banana bread and bubble gum comes to mind. Not much clove or spiciness in general. Medium-bodied, definitely refreshing but perhaps too rich to truly session.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm thinking this is the same brew as the "Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb" also on here? Either way, I'm reviewing here, as it is the name as depicted on the bottle that I'm having...

A: A somewhat murky golden blonde pour, as it should be... nice forming, billowing white head topping it all off.

S: The yeasts come to the front of the nose on this one, as I'd expect... not so much banana-like esters as some others, perhaps, but a lot of fresh fruit peel aromas... like crisp apple and pear peels, along with clove. Some mild citrus notes and just a dash of pepper to top it off.

T: A bit more banana like here... along with what is closer to pear than apple. As the fruity yeast flavour dissipates, some of the bubblegum flavours inherent to the style come through, though it's a little closer to 'prechewed' A touch of a citrus flavour. Many of the flavours here were a touch on the lighter side.

M: A nice dash of carbonation, mellowing and becoming a bit more foamy through the mouth and finishing semi-dry.

D: Reasonably easy to drink, though I'd prefer it on a hotter day, I think. I wouldn't turn it down, and would certainly order it if it were the hefe on draft, but I think I would likely lean towards some other names if buying for myself.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep golden color with a rich orange hue - cloudy, frothy head, strands of lacing.

S - Spices/Bananas/Malt, the smell is the best part about this beer. The smell alone is intoxicating, lovely, and quite potent.

T&M - Taste is very subtle. Initial citrusy waves sweep over the palate. Light tones of bananas/spice poke through, with a malt backbone that maintains it's balance really well. Mid-bodied. Tasty, refreshing, crisp, and delicate. Goes down smooth, and definitely has the qualitys of a great Hefe.

D - Ultra-smooth, light and refreshing. High drinkability.

Solid Hefe, and definitely worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very traditional - mellow with moderate yeast character. Smooth and low key.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,413 ratings.
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