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

Added by SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.07/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

*Wondering if I got a bad batch

A - Poured 2 fingers of strong white head. A bit cloudy, which is understandable. Some lacing, and even some continued carbonation. Was the color of varnished pine.

S - Wheat, tons of it. Some yeast. Basically the quintessential weissbier. Smells dry, like roasted tea leaves, some flowery esters.

T - Grassy notes. A hint of lemon. Strong apple-cider vinegar taste. Fortunately the aftertaste only lasts about 3 seconds.

M - Disappointing. Loose. Watery. Needs at least more carbonation.

D - Simple. Easy to drink, but too simple flavor-wise. Needs more hops and malts. Just watery enough that it goes down easy. Would like to try on tap.

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Photo of bort11
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a party keg into a hefe glass. Mild wispy head that quickly recedes to a white ring. Color is a hazy golden orange. Smell is mildly malty and fruity. Taste has a slight banana and dried fruit flavor. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy. I think this batch may be a bit stale.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.09/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Murky, deep golden color with a medium, frothy, white head which diminishes to a small, creamy, white head. Thick, creamy lacing. The nose is spicy and malty. Soap, clove, honey and lemon. The flavor mirrors the spicy, malty aroma and then delivers a big blast of lemon zest. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, semi-dry, tart finish.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I never knew Saint Pauli Girl had an older brother, I've grown so much. This is a pretty decent hefeweizen, it tastes a bit too much of fruit notes that aren't pleasant like a citra hopped IPA. The beer is a bit too light, even for a hefeweizen, but I think I'll always order the Erdinger and it's clean finish over the Paulaner and it's dragged out stale fruit taste.

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Photo of aeolianshredhead
3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a cloudy orange colour with an enormous head that retains well. Looks like a good hefeweizen, that's for sure.

S- Typical clove/banana smell. There is really not much else.. Maybe a hint of yeast but that's it.

T- One word describes this well: subdued. There is simply not enough of everything. It's all bready yeast with a little hint of banana on the back. Sure, what's there is still quite nice, but this is way too typical for my liking.

M- Smooth and crisp. Not bad in this area stylistically.

O- This has been a pleasant albeit underwhelming experience drinking this beer. There is nothing terrible about it however. It just lacks any discernible character. As far as I'm concerned, this pales in comprising to the Weihenstephaner hefeweizen.

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Photo of TheLiterati
3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big headed, characteristically cloudy and golden in color. Bready scent with a citrus finish. Not as much banana as is usually the case with this style – maybe it was just this particular bottle (, but all in all it was lacking in aromatic complexity.

Smooth mouthfeel, balanced carbonation, with a dry finish, though it gets a little flat and watery if left to warm for too long.

Not the best hefe-weizen I’ve had, and maybe even a little disappointing when compared to other Paulaner offerings.

Still, all factors taken in consideration, a good representation of this style, especially for those who may be new to hefes, or when a fuller-bodied selection isn’t available.

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Photo of kjc51478
3.12/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Appearance is golden, yellowish orange color with copious amounts of frothy, off-white head.

S: Aroma is sweet and fruit on the front end moving into a somewhat earthy spicy note.

T: Taste is fruity with a typical Hefeweizen banana flavor along with some cloves and toffee. There's also an uncharacteristic citrusy tartness that tends to override the fruit esters, especially toward the finishing.

M: Palate is medium-bodied, slightly thin, foamy carbonation, and a astringent finish.

O: This is an average Hefeweizen with some very noticable weaknesses.

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Photo of Richardberg
3.12/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - light, translucent orange with a bit of cloudiness. Moderate head.

S - banana esters, citrus. hint of spice; wouldn't be able to pick it out as clove if not for past experiences with the style.

T - pretty thin. some bready flavors, some echoes of the fruity smell, not much else. any spiciness is long gone.

M - very light bodied; slightly fizzy water

D - like most hefeweizens it's very easy drinking. just not super enjoyable, at least to me.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hmm. I loved the Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen so I wanted to give this one I shot.

Very cloudy pour with a nice thick head and some fairly decent lacing.

Smelled just like bananas. Very prominent. A little bready as well

I was a little disappointed with the flavor on this one. It definitely had the banana notes to it and some yeast but I was hoping for a little more from it.

This wasnt a bad beer but I dont' know if I would go out of my way to find it again.

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Photo of pweis909
3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this wheat after trying a Hacker Pshorr Weisse, which I preferred to this Paulaner selection. Bascially, I was exploring my palate for wheat beers and making comparisons among brands and types

A- yellow, cloudy, lacey -- similar to Hacker Pshorr
S- The estery tones I associate with this style were very faint. Perhaps because I just drank the other beer, I wasn't as sensitive to the banana thing? Others have reviewed the paulaner and noted juiciness that i am not finding in this one.
T- I found this to lack sweetness. It was slightly sour, actually, and none of that faint ester smell translated into taste.
M-This finished a bit too dry for my tastes, maybe?

If this is a good, typic german hefeweizen, I may be learning that I am not a huge fan of the style.

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Photo of Troy518
3.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Beer is cloudy with copper, golden, and yellow colors. Aroma is of banana and juicyfruit. Thick head with moderate lacing. Beer is apparently 5 months old according to the packaging date of 1/08 and has a metallic taste to it. Taste is surprisingly thin beyond the metallic taste with minimal clove and banana phenols. Beer is drinkable but perhaps should have been stored better at the store.

($2.19, 500ml, Oliver's Bev., Albany, NY)

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Photo of monkeybeer
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a slight orange tint. Good white head that hung around for about half the beer very light lacing.

S- Smell of wheat, citrus and banana

T/M- Taste of banana very light. Heavily carbonated al most to the point of too much.

D- Very good, I like wheats and there is defiantly better once out there, but all in all this one is good.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a large off-white very creamy head with small-medium bubbles that was long lasting. The body was cloudy with carbonation observed. The hue of this beer was golden and there was good lacing on the sides of my glass. The nose was that of banana and clove and the flavor was fruity. The mouthfeel was very smooth, thin and watery. I was not extremely impressed with the taste of this beer as it lacks some character in my opinion as German Wheats are one of my favorite styles of beer.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange-ish/ yellow color with a white fluffy head. In the aroma, a faint clove and banana. In the taste, clove, banana, and a yeasty presence. A small hop bute in the mouthfeel, with a dry banana aftertaste. Dry banana and clove and very refreshing.

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Photo of Ungespundet
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Weißbier is, according the 2005 figures, the second best selling Weißbier in Deutschland, second only to Erdinger by a few hundred thousand Hektoliters. Rounding out third is Franziskaner who saw big gains in 2005 with production up by 58,000 hektoliters while Paulaner saw a drop of 35,000 Hektoliters. This only leaves a difference of less than 40,000 hektoliters between the second and third spot. It will be interesting to see when the numbers come out from last year if Paulaner will drop to third. Weißbier in Germany is strong growing segment however only accounts for about 9% of all Bier sells. It’s actually third behind Pils(60%) and Export/Spezial/Edel(12.4%). Of course numbers would be very different if they were only taken in Bayern!!! On to the Bier…

This Bier pours out a very nice billowy head that leaves very nice lace throughout the session(s). The color found under the beautiful cloud of a head is bright orange to copper and milky with fresh yeast. No sediment in the glass from this fresh one! The aroma is about text book Weißbier as it gets. It features very nice balance between phenolic spiciness and ripe bananas. Behind the bready yeast aroma you’ll find a very solid malt backbone. Hints of bubblegum are to be found but are subtle. The flavor profile is also pretty text book. A slight sweetness hits the tongue first and leads into a mild hop bitterness. The body of the Bier is medium and features very nice toasted malt flavors and a maltiness that can only be provided but Munich Malt (style of malt. Not from Munich). The yeast tastes clean and fresh and provides a nice fruitiness to the Bier. I do find the bitterness for this Bier at the appropriate level, with that said I find the bitterness itself to be harsh and not rounded. I assume found the use of high Alpha acid hops or oils. Either or.... it’s not as pleasant as it should/could be. Nice Bier. A big brewery….But they still deliver.

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cool glowing gold color, good carbonation and a thin white head that left extremely good lacing, but no real nose to speak of, which was a giveaway for an innocuous, run of the mill taste.

The flavor was a bit hoppy and lemony, left a slightly dry yeasty mouthfeel but crispness left little to no aftertaste. I think this is the most "middle-of-the-road" hefe I've had, with no standout characteristics other than the color. Sure, it's refreshing and all that, but I have definitely had tastier hefes. I wouldn't pass on one of these but I'd reach for a Schneider-Weiss or Franziskaner before this one.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellowish brew with a reasonable head. Very complex mix of spice with a fresh taste of wheat. Very refreshing taste overall with a bit of sourness in the aftertaste. Overall a good example of the style without being the best of the category. I would still like to try this one on tap...

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a misty pale orange color with a small amount of white head that disappears quickly.

The banana scent dominates the nose with a scent of wheat.

The taste is of light bananas, citrus, wheat and spice. Kind of watery.

Pretty light, thin mouthfeel with light adequate carbonation.

Very easy drinker. I've had much better hefe's but I could have had a couple of these.

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Photo of Francepants06
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It poured a cloudy yellow in color beer. It smelled like bread, wheat, slight banana, hay. It tasted of biscuit, banana, and crisp.
This beer was actually pretty refreshing for a german beer. It was light to medium in body. Overall, a good brew, definitely a go to beer at bars that lack selection.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a big 3 finger white head that held up very well. Light golden body - somewhat hazy.

S: Pleasant, inviting aroma - hints of lemon zest.

T: A bit light for my taste. Citrusy (which I liked), with hints of banana and spice, maybe clove (none of which I liked).

M: Light body. Heavily carbonated.

D: Goes down very easily - it's just not my taste/style.

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Photo of ThirdGen
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice bright orange color with a thick haze. Very strong white head (3 fingers tall in my glass, which is fairly wide) and stays around for quite some time.

S - Certainly smells like a wheat beer. Heavy notes of bread or grain, and orange/citrus. Pretty normal, nothing fancy but not below average either.

T - The bread and orange flavors are definitely there, with little to no hops or bitterness. Could be quite refreshing on a hot day.

M/D - Mouthfeel is fine, nice carbonation and is easy to drink. Average taste, something I'd come back to in a pinch if no other good Hefeweizens were available.

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Photo of joshuadlight
3.22/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer just had alot of weizenbock characteristics in the smell and taste that really threw it off for me. I know the styles are similar, but I am not a huge fan of weizens.
It did look spectacular, with an amazing heady and cloudy orange appearance. It was also nicely carbonated with a nice summer mouthfeel and if you liked the taste you could drink quite a few. I just found certain aspects of the aroma and flavor a little offensive.

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Photo of Snowman
3.22/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look - This is a simple style Hefe with not a lot of Bam. If you want traditional without a lot of high notes, this is the beer for you. I wanted a Hefe with something more. In general it was good, smooth tasting, not real high notes beyond wheat and subtle hits of cloves.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Good beer, head was outstanding and lingered. Light flavor but still plenty of it. The sweetness hit first and then faded into a little malt with ever ever so lightly a bit(a little bit) of bitterness that balanced this beer well

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Photo of bilyboy65
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a regular pint glass at the restaurant.

A: Cloudy Golden Amber color with little head. The head did have a little life in it throughout the beer. It had some cling to it and there was plenty of film on the glass. Very little carbonation could be seen.

S: Honey and lemon malts with some yeasty and buttery hops undertones.

T: Upfront was a honey and lemon flavor with a buttered muffin follower.

M: Medium body that left a slight oily feel. Smooth with little carbonation to be felt.

D: Very easy going beer.

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