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

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

Brewed by:
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 barczar
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a billowing, frothy cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacing.

Coriander, clove, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, what, while pepper, and floral hops form the aroma. There's a hint of banana.

Flavor reveals peach, tangerine, and wheat at the forefront, with wheat and lightly bready malt forming the backbone, and coriander rounding the lightly dry finish. Citrus dominates, and thankfully, the typical banana and bubblegum notes are very subtle.

Body is moderate and slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation.

Glad to have a citrus-forward hefe. Not the most complex yeast esters, but a good fruity brew.

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Photo of Myotus
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (best before date June 2016) into a weizen glass. Consumed on 24Nov15.
LOOK: Pours with two fingers worth of white foam that halves itself after 30 seconds. Dull gold in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. There is an abundance of rising bubbles ranging in size from very small to medium. Lacing is high in quantity and is both thick and very thick in various areas.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of wheat are backed by mild aromas of bananas and lemony zest along with subtle clove aromas.
TASTE: Very strong wheat flavors along with strong lemony zest flavors enter initially. Mild banana flavors immediately follow. Hints of cloves enter lastly as both wheat and lemony zest flavors grow stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and extremely carbonated (this is practically burning my tongue). Goes down rough. This beer finishes with the absolute most crispness that I have ever experienced in a beer. Too bad the rest of the mouthfeel is near garbage.
NOTE: I love wheat more than the next guy, but there just an overwhelming amount that wasn't balanced out by the yeasty banana and clove flavors.

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Photo of Dazka
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DIM
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a murky, wheaty brown. It was served to me with medium sized creamy head.

s: All the usual suspects, bananas, cloves, and some bubblegum. With more subdued than usual level of sweetness. I also found some dusty citrus.

t: Not quite as sweet as other examples of the style. Plenty to like though, lots of wheaty bananas, surprisingly strong citrus, and hints of clove.

m: Big and chewy with creamy carbonation.

o: Not quite top tier, but I would order one again.

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Photo of chebode2
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of santa109
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 45 degrees.

A: Poured a cloudy dark yellow with orange tints into a generic weizen glass. Half a finger of white head which quickly dissipates into a thin film.

S: The wheat is what sticks out. Undertones of clove, yeast, banana and citrus.

T: Mostly banana bread early on followed by a hint of clove spyciness and ends up with a slight citrus twang. Pleasant faint aftertaste of citrus lingers.

M: Carbonation is fairly high which complements the slightly tart finish. Feels clean and very refreshing.

D: I could easily have a few. Nothing overwhelming in the taste department and a refreshing feel make it a very drinkable summer beer.

Overall, a very nice hefeweizen. Nothing spectacular but still very enjoyable in the right circumstances.

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Photo of Wessel
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded golden color, with a huge, froth head.

Smells of clove, lemon peel and unripe banana among a pleasantly sour yeast pillow.

Drinks perfectly easy, utmost creamy on the tongue with a refreshing finish.

Tastes of peppery spices among a banana and citrus fruitiness, tied together by an awesome softness, resulting from the prominent, tart yeast. Has a white bread maltiness during the finish, together with ripened banana and a bubbly carbonation.

Very smooth, perfectly put together with a lemony, enjoyable twist to it, creating a satisfying refreshment.

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Photo of Davidkg84
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great creamy feel with hint of banana. Very safe beer with great taste.

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Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, hazy, orangish gold with a thick layer of soft, dense, white head that has great retention. The nose has an intense clove spice aroma with a subtle underlying banana note. The flavor is light, a little sweet, fruity, and finishes with a mild yeasty spice and clove. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is an easy drinking, smooth example of the style. Ultimately, though the flavor profile is very light and subtle, though balanced. I wouldn't refuse this in the future.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle, weizen glass, brewed in October 2009.

The pour was perfect; a massive meringue head is plopped on top of pleasantly hazing golden rod beer.

Sweet bread, chalk, twangy wheat, clove, cotton candy, and banana bread.

Bubble gum on a dense base of sweet wheat malt. White cake, candied lemon peel, overripe banana, and a dusting of ground clove.

Like Jason says, this beer loses carbonation rather quickly but it isn't really an issue. The body is soft and full.

A great beer and alternative to lagers for summer drinking.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a bit more amber than other hefes. Nice white head and lacing.

Aroma is a bit more malt forward than hefe yeast. Wheat and a bit of malt. Some banana and clove.

Taste is the same. Bit more malty than other hefes but pleasant. Subdued clove and banana but that may be desirable to some people.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Nice carb.

Overall a tasty hefe. Would have again and I have had it several times.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very hazy light orange tinge, tall creamy white head slowly dissipated to a solid covering with consistent lacing
S - strong sweet banana and medium clove notes, wheaty malt, light leafy greens
T - like the smell in term of the yeast, grainy wheat, light leafy hop note, and slightly peppery
M - generous carbonation, light refreshing feel with a spice tingly finish
D - a classic hefe, the yeast flavours are well balance with the wheat, refreshing and slightly spicy, this is a very sessionable beer that I hope to enjoy by the litre in Munich one week from now

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Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from tap into Hefe glass. Poured hazy yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, banana, and clove. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, clove, spice, and subtle banana. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one was really quite refreshing for the weather we are currently having here in the southeast. The banana aspect here really made it fairly enjoyable along with the overall mouthfeel. A really well done representation of the style.

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Photo of Stocean1
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a frothy pillowy head with good retention - nice cloudy orange wheat colour - meringue like lacing

S - dry biscuit and wheat - light bananas and oranges

T - light malt/wheat - bananas, oranges, and light cloves - very dry crisp refreshing taste

M - decent carbonation and light to medium body - refreshing dryness - easy drinking

O - very nice hefe, not overpowering but well balanced and oh so drinkable (though I have not found a hefe I could not drink all day)

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured cloudy dark yellow into a weizen glass with a perfect head. A moderate level of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles. There is a good amount of head retention.
S: There's a light to moderate aroma of yeast and bubble gum in the nose, along with some hints of banana and clove. The aroma becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: There are lots of bready flavors of malt and yeast along with notes of banana and cloves in the taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and a bit grainy. You can definitely taste the "cloudiness."
D: The beer is very refreshing and quite sessionable.

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Photo of TheCondor
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been wanting to sample a good hefe for a while, as I have been on a porter/stout kick for what seems like forever. Although I have certainly drank other kinds of beers over the last few months, some in excess, porters and stouts have dominated my beer-drinking as of late. But I don’t want to limit myself to only a couple styles! Especially since German wheat beers are so remarkably and consistently good, I wanted to grab this. Anyway, poured from a pint bottle into what else? A big, personalized weizen glass I got from being a groomsman. Hells yeah

Appearance – Cloudy golden color with an almost brown essence floating around in the beer. This brew certainly looks almost like a two-tone beer, kinda like this awesome ’77 Ford Bronco I used to have. But that’s another story. Nice head on the brew, probably two fingers, outstanding retention and lacing up and down the glass. Weizens in the proper glassware are some of the best looking beers on the planet.

Smell – Breads, yeast, bananas, clove,
everything you would expect from a weizen, and BIG

Taste – Powerful bready yeast with a solid banana background, with hints of clove almost following the nose exactly. This beer is as big in taste as it is in smell, and it smells BIG and tastes BIG. What a brew!

Mouthfeel – Smooth, creamy, nice finish. Big beer all around, makes you want to slam this down!

Overall – This is a tasty beverage through and through . Highly recommended, I would absolutely buy it again. German wheat beers are just so good, it’s nice to revisit them from time to time. First time I have drank a Paulaner, but I bought their doppelbock on the same run as when I got this. This beer represents the hefeweizens and Paulaner well, so I am excited about the doppelbock. Try this beer!

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Photo of rkinsella
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium orange/yellow, perfectly cloudy, with some bubbles. Thick and bumpy
1 1/2" head, good amount of lacing. Head stayed at 1/2" all the way down the glass.

Smell: Yeasty with a hint of fresh fruit.

Taste: Excellent body with hints of banana. A touch of zest and spice.

Mouthfeel: Pefectly round and just the right amount of heartyness.

Drinkability: Very refreshing and easy to drink. Could have one right after another.

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Photo of Rciwws
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 16.9 Ounce freezer chilled bottle in a chilled glass. Softly poured but like any real Hef produced an enormous head with a hazy haylike color.

Smell - Instant whiff of banana like a piece of saltwater taffy.

Taste - Taste of banana near the beginning with a more pronounced clove taste near the middle and end. The more I drank the more the cloves shone through and the more the banana took a backseat.

Mouthfeel - Very rich a fullflavor hef that is also extremely drinkable without being too watery or light. Excellent balance of flavor and drinkabilty.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gabedivision
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a weizen glass

Pours a hazy orange/yellow, with a 2 finger head that thins to a lace and slimes a residue along the side of the glass. Smells of bananas, lemons, Sweet sugary candies. Lemon again on the tongue, followed by sweet banana bread, sweet grainy feel. Light bodied, high carbonation, tingly sweet with a dry finish. This is delicious heff, great beer for a hot night.

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Photo of rohde_jj
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drink by/best-by date is 4/2011

Cloudy orange, with nice creamy off-white head,taking it's time to fizzle away,sticks around for a good while. Creamy white lacing,fairly thick. Wow.

Tartness,malt backbone, with some good nuttiness,fruits,maybe peanuts?? Nice aroma, a good hint of what's to come.

Sweet taste of banana,nuts fruits with good malt balance.Light carbonation,light bodied and smooth. Great for a those coming soon(hopefully) hot summer days.

Another solid German session brew, from a respectable brand. Look forward to having more.

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Photo of Indybeer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pt .9 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden, with a massive head, that slowly subsided to a fine ring. Plenty of lacing on the glass from start to finish. Aroma is slightly citrus and clove. the taste is tangy and heavy on the clove. Good carbonation. Not a bad Hefe-Weizen, but not the best i've had.

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Photo of adam42381
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque golden brown with yellow tones. Enormous 8 finger off-white frothy head which stays around for what seems like an eternity. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves and wheat are the dominant aromas with hints of citrus.

Taste: Sweet up front with banana and wheat dominating. Hints of spice, orange and cloves in the middle followed by sweetness and mild phenols at the finish. Aftertaste is bittersweet.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a very low amount of carbonation. Very smooth. A little bit too light for my liking.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This is a great summer beer.

Overall: Very good hefeweizen. This is one that I'll be going for again.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,402 ratings.
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