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 psugrad98
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent Hefe. Cloudy, pale yellow in color, thick dense head. Slightly lemony smell with a hint of clove and spice. Sone trace of almond or vanilla. A great hefe.

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Photo of titvs
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15A). Draft @ Paulaner Am Dom. AROMA: Wheat and yeast aroma with some vanilla notes. APPEARANCE: golden colour and hazy. large white head with poor retention. TASTE: wheat malt flavour with some vanilla and faint banana notes. low bitterness and a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a slight above average weizen with good aromas and flavours.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought a six pack from Table and Vine in West Springfield. The drink poured with a huge head that eventually dissipates into some lacing. Has a slight burnt orange look to the drink. The aromas some citrus, but definitely yeast and bread. Taste was not too bad: some sour citrus and light wheat flavoring. The mouthfeel was a bit light and watery. Helped the drink be refreshing, but it did water down the flavor. Overall, not too bad, but a little too watery.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is my first ever beer review and I'm not quite au fait with the techno babble just yet, so apologies for that, but I know how to enjoy the stuff and my thoughts should have some worth.

A: A massive head of foam. The beer itself is a cloudy golden colour.

S: Sniffing from the bottle I'm getting banana.

T: Poured into a Pilsner glass. First sip very underwhelming. No impact at all. Nice but very muted flavour. Not bitter enough by half, even for a Weissbier. Gets better after a few sips although banana is the only really discernible flavour, and maybe cloves too.

O: Twenty minutes on from finishing the bottle and I have no aftertaste whatsoever. It's hard to believe 330ml of beer just washed over my tongue. Still a nice beer but I feel the flavours are muted to a fault.

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Photo of maddamish
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks good but it has nothing under the hood.

For a hefe, it is very watery. I like my hefe's to have some body to them. This one disappointed in that respect. The beer looks great when poured. A very big rich creamy head presents itself right away. A light cloudy gold in color this beer is almost spot on on how I like my hefe's to look.

There is a floral aroma to this beer that is pleasant to the nose. This floral aroma is accompanied by hints of citrus and yeast.

But that is about it when it comes to greatness and this beer.

The beer itself is watery, medicinal aftertaste.

A decent brew but not one i will be picking up again in the future.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.29/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a footed pilsner glass at Lizardville

A- Poured a bright hazy dark orange color with a big frothy and billowy head that left some droppy lace

S- Some big clove and buttery aromas, wheat, and a slight skunkiness

T- A lot of clove and buttery flavors with a big wheat backbone

M- Smooth, some prickly carbonation, softer mouthfeel, and dry

O- I wonder how fresh this was, a nice drinkable beer. Not sure if the buttery type of flavor should have been present. Lacking in the bubblegum notes and banana flavors that I really like in a hefeweizen.

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Photo of juju7
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not quite up there with some of it's fellow German weizens this is fairly stock standard. A litle darker in colourt than most weizens, aromas are also a bit muted, the banana is there but also a touch of honey alluding to it's lack of freshness (4 months before it's best before). Surprisingly heavy on the palate with a dry lagerish kind of mouthfeel. Not as creamy as I had hoped or expected. Finish is a little grainy and not particularly pleasant. There's better weizens around.

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Photo of ZoomanCru
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Paulaner – Hefeweizen (5.5%) - Paulaner Brauerei (Bavaria)

App: Dark, hazy caramel color with a sort of soapy head that settles fairly quickly but retains well. No lacing noted. Quite opaque with yeast sediment marbled in the glass. Spot on for a hefeweizen.

Smell: Slight yeastiness with a banana bread quality lingering in the background. Slight sourness like overripe persimmon. Very fruity and vibrant, one of the better smelling beers I've sampled. Similar in character to Don De Dieu, but without such intensity.

Taste: Slightly sour and grainy. Dense earthiness, slight spicy bitterness in the aftertaste. Hints of banana and apricot, but the not as intense as the nose would suggest. Not nearly as sweet as Hefes made state side, but a good balance of all the best hefeweizen characteristics, just not as pronounced in flavor as I would like.

Mouth: A little watery and over carbonated, but very sessionable. Would be a great summer beer served up with an orange slice or as part of a beermosa.

Home tasting, 11.2oz bottle into Tulip Glass. 12/18/13

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Photo of theozag
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

paulaner was an interesting way to break a long spell of no beer or - at least - no new beers. the smell was really the least impressive part of what was otherwise a good beer. it pours amber with a thick off-white, creme head. the aroma is mild and somewhat sweet. taste is a combination of wheat, creme, and hop bitterness. this was also the first beer I have ever tried that actually had an aftertaste that was just like its flavor. spooky, no?

i'm sorry i can't offer you a more complete review, but i am wasting precious moments of sleep to report as much as i can. when next i sample this beer, i'll give you a more complete review.

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Photo of grynder33
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy pour with a small head, lot going on in the aromacitrus hop, carmel malt, and banana, carmelly grainy tastethat leaves an oily coating on the tongue.Pleasant enough aftertaste, refreshing enough but not something Ill buy again. I guess its just not my direction.

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Photo of Goliath
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color, and came out with no head (ordered at a bar) but seems it would have been white. The aroma is alright, but nothing special. Citrus, a tangy quality, banana, and clove. Overall pretty mild. The taste is ok, but again nothing special. Good citrus notes, banana, and clove are all present. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and brightly carbonated. Drinkability is moderate. The flavor is ok, but unimpressive so I wouldn't drink more than one.

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Photo of ghisty
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours orange. cloudy and carbby. levels to a decent head. just under two fingers.
dissipates abput halfway down the pint. decent far spaced lacing.

yeasty. and wheaty.being a wiess its not unexpected, the yeast and grains come thru
also a hint of orange peel. nice summer smelling white beer.

very grainy, wheat is first, then a bit of something nutty, and then it exits just pure citrus, orange peel and wheat, oats maybes. a good solid tasting wiess. not too sharp or sour, but it has some bite, and doesnt have any of the overpowering "band aid flavours" that some other wiess have for what ever reason.

starts sharp, the carb levels reaosnably quick, so its a short sharpness,
it goes down without bitterness or dryness, it isnt slick or heavy,
has a good aftertaste and drinks easily.

Im a big fan of wiess, I took a risk on this buying a 6 pack, I often have enjoyed the oktoberfest seasonal offering from paulaner, looking forward to it's quality, I grabbed this wiess on a chance it was also good, which was correct, It unfortunatly is just abit more yeasty than id prefer from a wiess, that is why it didnt score higher, although, I do enjoy it and could see myself buying it again, but, if available there are other wiess I would prefer, but, overall I'd reccomend it for wiess lovers, nothing offensive about it, just a bit different, pretty decent either way.

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Photo of jwheeler85
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a murky orangish brown with a tall full head with many fine bubbles.

S- Lemon and citrus acidity comes through in a fresh sharp way. Also has a subtle sweetness and spice notes behind the citrus.

T- Very neutral tasting at first, then some slight spice flavors kick in with a lemony backing. Almost no bitter notes. I would have liked some more complexity here.

M- Has almost the same mouthfeel as water.

D- Refreshing, yet leaves me looking for something more complex.

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Photo of drinkininthewood
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 330 ml brown bottle into a tulip glass. BB 04 09

A- Pours a hazy gold with fluffy head which settles to a thin layer.

S- Fairly fruity with some yeasty tones and slight citrus aroma.

T- Earthy wheat flavors, some nice yeast with hints of bananas, clove and a touch of apricot. Banana bread. Fairly fruity. Some citrus, with flavors of fresh orange rinds. Well balanced.

M- Smooth medium bodied brew with good carbonation.

D- good

Overall pretty much your standard Hefe, yet greatly balanced.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 16.9oz brown Euro-type bottle

Appearance: Hazy dark golden orange beer with a nice lasting off-white cap

Smell: The typical banana and cloves are present...there's a little spice as well, almost a peppery note, quite pleasant

Taste: Kind of a letdown...phenols and esters are somewhat understated from what I got from the aroma...there's a strong wheatiness present (as should be expected) but this is just somewhat lackluster compared to some of the better examples of this style

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, finishes crisp and clean

Drinkability:'s ok, but I don't crave another

Conclusion: Not bad, but if I want a good German Hefeweizen, this won't be at the top of my list...

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Photo of cvfish
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a cloudy golden yellow color that produced a foamy white head that left a decent amount of lacing around the glass

S - very wheaty scents, some grassy and citrus flavors

T - wheats and malts, some earthy tones, and citrus hints

M - medium bodied and moderate carbonation

D - good beer, good example of a hefeweizen

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Yellow orange and hazy with a nice white head.

Smell: Sweet and spicy. Little bit of banana.

Taste: Sweet and spicy like the smell. Very little bitterness. Grainy. Clove in the aftertaste is pretty strong.

Mouthfeel: Full, almost a little syrupy.

Drinkability: This goes down easy enough, and theres nothing really bad to say about it. There are better hefeweizens.

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Photo of pradipta
3.36/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellowish amber colour in the glass, with manageable head. faint nose of very lightly toasted malt and dry fruit. Medium carbonation with a nicely chewy feel in the mouth. Just a hint of bitter orange and an agreeable though not long lasting aftertaste.

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Photo of tonyf55
3.36/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a German lager glass

Visual (4.5): Nice golden haze, a little on the darker side, with a lasting, pure white, single-finger head of rolling bubbles. Really nice visible carbonation.

Aroma (3.5): Pungent yeast aroma with a nice balance of clove, giving an earthy spiciness to the aroma. There is a touch of citrus, but I think its hard to find.

Taste (3): Light, estery, sweet flavour initially with a kick of spiciness at the swallow. Prominent flavours during the tasting, but very little is left on the pallet afterwards. The wheat is slightly evident in a malt sweetness, but is mostly overpowered by the ester and spice combo.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Light body with a course feel that runs over the pallet. Leaves a dry mouthfeel, common to wheat beers, after the swallow.

Overall (3.5): A good Hefeweizen, but not significantly stand-out. Could have used slightly more complexity in the flavour as the ester sweetness and clove spice were balanced throughout. Appearance and aroma were quite good, touching on all major hallmarks of the style.

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Photo of wl0307
3.36/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted on tap by half-pint at the Horseshoe brewpub, N. London.

A: mango-juice like lightly murky, orangey colour; a very tight and well-sustaining white froth sits on top of a gently carbonated body with constant fizziness ascending from the bottom.
S: a caramel-like sugary note somewhat overpowers other delicate aromas, backed by an ashy note and its slightly bitter edge, along with sweet bananas. Surprisingly simplistic than the bottled version I've tried a while ago...
T: bready and grainy sweet malts lead the flavour, a touch too sweet but smooth on the texture; a flow of thin, sour-sweet fruitiness (mango and mild banana) ensues closely, mixed quite well with the bready-malty theme. Somehow the spiciness goes very faint here as well, rendering a slightly boring and straight forward palate throughout. Smooth but short finish.
M&D: very soft on the mouthfeel, with attenuated fizziness to caress the tongue and highlight the chewy grainy texture... Yet due to the lack of more complex spicy edge coming from the yeasts, this beer doesn't score very high in my book. I'm sure this is a "hefe"-weizen served on tap, but the bottled version has the upper hand on the addition of more yeasty wonders IMO. Just O.K.

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Photo of Barraclou
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Awesome dark golden color, but way too much foam for me. Last time, I saw so much foam, it was a Pepsi bottle.

Smell: Weird. Not inviting (except for that barley smell).

Taste: Very unusual in my drinking world. I don't know if I really like it, but it seems very honest to its style.

Mouthfeel: Excellent. Nothing to complaint there. One of the best one I tasted.

Drinkability: As I said, I am not a wheat / barley beers fan. This beer has awesome quality, but it seems just not to be my style.

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Photo of Budking
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Only my second hefe and my first review. Poured into a tumbler, my weizen glass was at home.
A: dark orange, cloudy with frothy white head, about a finger

S: banana bread with slight hint of citrus? and slight alcohol coming through

T: banana and wheat, with alcohol taste a little stronger than the first hefe I tried.

M: mild to light, little more carbonation than I prefer

Overall: not a horrible beer by any means, not what I prefer, but could drink another one if offered.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this last night at Phil's Bar and Grill in Wading River, NY. It looked very nice; a nice, opaque, orange-like body with a small head with fast retention. Slowed to a nice lacing, though, that was very pleasant. A nice, smell overall; sweet with hints of banana esters. Tasted the same; sweet with hints of banana esters. Mouthfeel was a little on the light side and way, overly carbonated which was not what I was expecting. Pretty drinkable, although a lower carbonation would have made it much more drinkable. Overall, quite nice, just a little too carbonated.

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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 phishsihq
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured properly into my new Spiegelau wheat beer glass, in which it was pretty cool to watch the yeast cut through the foam. Poured a cloudy pale golden color with a rocky white head that keeps firm throughout. Heavy lemon and clove nose with hints of wheat. Average carbonation with a lower than expected mouth feel. Sweet malty taste with strong hints of clove, banana, wheat and yeast. Great example of the style.

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