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:
3,424
Reviews:
1,379
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
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174
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850
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Photo of Dyerseve
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Miami66
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Standard Hefeweizen taste. Didn't blow me away. Pretty color and light carbonation. solid 3/5 for me.

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Photo of njmoons
2.77/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tried the Paulaner Hefe-Wiess on tap at the local bar.

Poured a nice hazy blond with a one finger head, and had a nice smell. Overall first impression was favorable.

Taste was dry and not to malty on the front end, pretty bland as I would like to taste more of the wheat flavors. On the back end the taste was strongly influenced by the yeast with fruit and a lemony flavor. Way too much yeast influence.

For my tastes I found the beer way out of balance.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.79/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark orange yellow color with a thick white head that doesn't go away, tons of lacing. Smells of oranges and wheat. Tastes a little like banana and oranges that have spoiled and some wheat. Mouthfeel is nice and drinkability is nice. A very common beer in my area.

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Photo of MoohMooh
2.8/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours hazy amber with a two finger thick and very, very smooth head. Lots of lacing and nice retention. Smell is banana, some clove and alcohol, lemon, bread... And also, I'm sorry to say, something that's not entirely unlike a faint puke smell. Tastes sweet, with banana and bubblegum, and a bit spicy. Oh, and there's still that weird pukey thing going on. Weird (and kinda gross). Mouthfeel is thick and frothy, a bit sticky.

Yeesh. Is this really the oft-praised Paulaner? It's like a disappointing version of Hoegaarden, except it's twice as expensive. The best compliment I can offer it is that's it slightly above average.

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Photo of Squelch
2.81/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy straw. Modest head that stays the duration.

Aroma: typical wheat beer aroma. Slight noble hop aroma

Taste: not impressed. Banana flavors combined with typical hefe yeast wierdness. Slightly sour. I don't like hefes

Mouthfeel: undercarbed. Too heavy

Drinkability: if you don't like hefes like me stay away

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
2.83/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle just a few days before drink before date, maybe had an effect on rating.

a: cloudy/hazy; medium orangish/rust with very minimal head and limited head retention

s: appley yeast flavor comes through the w/ a little bit of rusty/iron smell; overall not too fragrant

t: sort of thick bloody/irony flavor first to come through; followed by hints of hoppiness and finishing with yeasty/malty sweetness; slightly unpleasant wineyness present as well

m: nicely carbonated and light but slightly syrupy/cloying for style

d: ultimately a pretty flavorless beer and a little too cloying to be a good session as well

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Photo of LPorter33
2.86/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased single bottle from Martignetti's (dated 10/04 :( )

Appearance: Ridiculous amount of carbonation. I couldn't even get the entire thing down without overflow. Head stays for a long time. Nice golden honey color.

Smell = Rather malty with a strong display of fruits. A little smokey too.

Taste = Not too impressed. A sour tangy taste, almost like whiskey. You can really taste the alcohol. Reminds me of the single malt smoked whiskey that Johnny Walker uses in their Black Label. There just doesn't seem to be enough flavor and variety in the palate department. It's light and easy drinkable though.

Overall = I've had much better HefeWeizen's. This one isn't awful but I can't really recommend it and don't see why it's rated so high.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pale gold color, very hazy. Medium head. Aroma is banana and yeasty. A mild flavored hefe-weizen. Mild malts, some banana and clove flavor. Smooth taste. A touch citrusy. Lively carbonation. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of ChugMan
2.94/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Food Pairing: (1)Tuna steamed with some vegetables. Good compliment to the beer, but the food was missing a starch component which I think would have put the pairing over the top. (2)Bananas sauteed with some brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. The citrus bitterness contradicted the sweetness of the bananas, just enough to dominate and not wholly compliment the food's flavor.
A - Cloudy golden / light yellow-orange, very nice. Abundant pillowy head which settled to nothing and left little to no lacing. Disappointing.
S - Vanilla wafers, sugar cookies, apples. Interesting. Almost like a white wine.
T - Faint vanilla and orange. Lime zest, lemon, banana. Star fruit quite prominent. Yeast flavor very present- overstated. Not nearly as sweet as I expected from the aroma.
M- Light, but bitter. Somewhat sour. Citrusy hops linger well after the swallow, with yeastyness clinging throughout the mouth if care isn't taken to enjoy at a leisurely pace.
O- Given this beer's glowing reputation here and elsewhere, I can't help but wonder if I received a mishandled bottle. The main issue involves my limited experience with this style, which prevents me from properly appreciating or assessing it. Worth another look down the road.

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Photo of Jeffman
2.96/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of ajm5108
2.97/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I felt that this beer really lacked body & character, very thin & watery, the notes were bland. Some very faint wheat and not much else at all. Maybe it was just out-of-date, but I was left dissapointed.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 4/3/2006 (Tap @ Sherlock's, Clear Lake, Houston, TX):

Pours a cloudy yellow~orange colored body with a smallish head, white, small bubbles, and semi-decent lacing. Slight aroma of malts, perfume. Light tasting, citrus, lemon. Fresh tasting, kind of watery, sweet.

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Photo of Floydster
2.98/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pint from Naja's Place in Redondo Beach

Poured an orangish brown with a 1/2 inch silky white head

Smell was full of oranges and lemons

Taste was a little sweet, but full of wheat, hey that rhymed and I did not try to do that

Could drink a fair amount of these, but sweetness get to you after a while

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,424 ratings.
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