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 Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy bright orange with one fat finger of white head that leaves rolling Middle Earth foothill lace as it recedes.

Smells of banana, lemon zest, white pepper, clove, grainy wheat malt and fruity, grassy hops.

Tastes of more ripe banana, sugared lemon, bubblegum, more peppery yeast, white bread and more mild green hops.

Feels light and lively. Light bodied with actively frothy carbonation. Finishes mildly sweet.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Complex and refreshing.

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Photo of TerryW
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy peach under a good head that settles to half a cm and gives good lace. Handsome. Fruity wheaty yeasty nose. A hint of spice, not as pronounced as other hefes, soft and subdued, but appetizing. Also soft on the palate, quite tasty. Wheaty, bready, fruity and again, not as pronounced as other hefes. Slightly sour yeastiness. A little bite from carbonation up front, but gentle after that. A decent brew in the German tradition. Nicely done.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Pioneer Supermarket on the UWS
Clear amber/orange with big creamy white head that lasts for days, smells like sweet bready banana esters, taste is sweet with muted banana esters and clove, feel is medium bodied and creamy. An excellent classic hefeweizen, one of my favorite OG gateway beers that I used to get back in the day from the GS and Emme piu'.

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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 jmv0009
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Cloudy orange, darker than most hefes it seems.

S- Great smell, bananas, clove, biscuit, fairly sweet.

T - When it's colder there is a definite woody/oaky character which I found odd for this style, but as it warms up a bit the standard hefe flavours come out. Banana, wheat, clove, almost candy-like sweetness. Nothing overly offensive, well-balanced. If anything I wish the flavours were more pronounced.

F- Pretty light, easy drinker. I can put down a liter of this or more no problem and I like that the abv is only 5.5%.

O - This is becoming my everyday beer in China. Not too expensive, but still a really good beer and I can drink a lot of it without feeling full and without feeling drunk. Maybe when winter comes I'll start finding some darker beers to keep in the fridge but right now this is the go-to.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

Appearance: cloudy orange, big head of tiny bubbles. Good retention and carbonation.

Aroma: straightforward bananas with lightly spicy and malty undertones.

Taste: banana, wheat, a bit bready. Less hoppier than other hefeweizens, like Licher for example. Better let it warm to get all the flavours. On the recommended serving temperature it fel t like they were muted.

Mouthfeel: despite being well carbonated, felt watery.

Overall: nice Hefe, but felt short compared to others that are not praised like this.

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Photo of OlaB
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gives of a cloudy orange color. A beautiful big top of creamy head that is staying there for a long time. High carbonation . great lacings on the glass.

S: fruity and yeasty aroma.banana is very dominant, some small sugary and citrus notes as well.

T&F: starts of fruity with a creamy mouthfeel. Banana again with spicy notes in the background. Cloves and peppercorn. In the middle the spicy flavour gets more dominant and it finish of dry with a comfortable sweet and bitterness . aftertaste is good and lasting. Very refreshing taste and mouthfeel.

O: a great and delicious weissbier. Very enjoyable on this sunny day. I certainly would drink this again

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Cloudy dark orange/ copper color.

S: Fruit yeast notes. Not sure the best way to describe other than the smell tells me that this is definitely a wheat beer.

T: Fruity, especially banana. Spicy and yeasty.

F: Moderate carbonation and a bit of a dry, course finish.

O: Overall I liked it. I'm fairly new at branching out to new styles of beer and this seem like a pretty good intro to German wheat beers.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku pint. Label says Best Before: 10/16.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Rich banana aroma from the yeast with a big dose of spice and a bit of bubble gum

T- Flavor follows suit with more spice, milky yeast flavor and soft malt. Also pretty zesty and fruity.

M- Lively and tight from the medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A great example of a well-made authentic Hefeweizen. Haven't had it in years and enjoyed the revisit.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date July 2016 poured into my Stevens Point Brewery Anniversary weizen glass. Lemon wedge? Don't bother! You will want to enjoy this one on it's own. Balanced throughout with slight emphasis on fruity tartness.

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Photo of Ri0
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 500 ml into Weizen glass. Dark gold and hazy with a 2.5 white head. Great retention and some lacing. It is very bready with some nutty aroma. Very clean malts and flavors of banana, clove, bread and yeast. Easy to drink with a lighter feel. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour a light cold from a bottle with a thin white head. Aromas of yeasty bread. Lots of carbonation and a light crisp refreshing feel. Taste continues as banana bread with clove and lemon zest flavors. Great choice for a Summer beer, but (in my area) it's really pricey.

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Photo of Spike
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark, burnt orange. Hazy, with a massive, four-finger head that collapses to thick suds.

Banana esters. Subdued.

Spicy, banana & clove with a pronounced brown bread taste. Plenty of malt flavours.

Soft mouthfeel. Some spiciness. Medium carbonation. Slightly chewy.

Despite drinking at room temperature, a great weizen. To date, my favourite after Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of jakej0305
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light amber color with a small head that lasts. Smells of wheat and banana with some clove but not too much. Tastes of wheat with a little bit of banana, but the banana is not overpowering. Some American Hefe-Weizen's have an overpowering flavor of banana which turns me off to them. It drinks very smooth. You would not know the ABV is 5.50%. One of the best!

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a very hazy amber with a nice head that lasts. Yeast and banana in the nose. The mouth also tastes the yeast and banana, along with a bit of clove. Yum!

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 0.5l bottle into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: Amber color. Hazy. Tall and lasting off-white foamy head. Medium carbonation is visible.

Smell: Yeast, banana, hints of clove.

Taste: Follows the nose. Dominant banana, clove in the back. Little bit of bubblegum. Slightly spicy aftertaste. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: Very good example of the style.

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Photo of illpass78
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft in a nonic-type glass at Po Boys & Pickles in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Murky orange. Short white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lace.

Aroma: Banana, wheat, spice. Maybe some clove and lemon.

Taste: Big banana bread presence up front. Nice spicy finish. Really delicious hefe.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and easy.

Overall: They don't make them much better than this. Classic hefe.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 11.2 oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.5% abv.

Appearance- Pours a deep goldenrod with a bit of a glow. Heavy and high fine bubbled head. Hazy as can be.

Smell- Lemon, wheat, banana, pepper.

Taste- Sweet malty flavor with a heavy wheat base. The grainy flavor has ample notes of orange and banana amylase sugars to it. The sweetness finishes a touch bitter with a slight pepper spice bite on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A great Hefe. This one is so smooth and on point for a warm day. All the flavors so well together. Outstanding for the style.

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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 Sabtos
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange brightening up to a light orangeish yellow towards the bottom of the glass, with a soft thin white head.

Banana, wheat and spices on the nose.

Flavors of banana bread are very smooth, and here and there are some candy notes. Goooey honey elements pop up as it warms.

This has a frothy feel and every once in a while a touch of bitterness arises to cut through some of the soft, wheaty sweetness.

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Photo of davidperez
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Paulaner Hefeweizen glass, it pours a murky yet bright orange tilting towards a brown hue, with a three-finger head, ecru, sudsy and foamy with good retention.
Streams of bubble keep going to the surface.

The bouquet is delicious.
Lots of banana, biscuit, malts, a honey-like sweetness, spices as in clove.

So tasting.
Upfront huge carbonation and a thrust of a very nicely balanced flavor. Banana, melon and mango add complexity to the malty sweetness, which enters alongside the hoppy bitterness and the spices. Short after, the spices gain in strength while the other flavors wither, and a very slight tartness is felt too.
The aftertaste is long with a nice subdued sweetness.
Medium to full body, smooth.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of braker649er
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The foam head on this beer is incredible. The thickness is a pure wonder--it's not every beer that makes me marvel at its physical engineering, and I say hats off to this age-old favorite.

L - how dense is that billowing head? Great fun to pour as recommended by the brewery--pour out slowly into a glass until a finger thickness or so remains in the bottle, swirl and plunge the yeasty remainder in.
S - the spice and flavor is hinted at in a pungent scent.
T- more than the banana and clove I expected--spiciness was there, but the flavors were sophisticated. I picked up more fruit, too--mango, maybe.
O - very refreshing--I can see more than one of these, when often it seems the extreme wheats/wits go for single-flavor punches. This is more refined.

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Photo of Dougology
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is what American Hefeweizens wish they were. Easy to drink with lots of flavor. I keep trying American Hefeweizens, but keep coming back to this. I'm not sure why the look matters. Smells like wheat beer and tastes delicious.

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Photo of Lostbeer35
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Living here in Germany - Definitely my one of my Hefe go-to's. I like how the clove overpowers the banana notes. Their Dunkle-weiss is also very nice.

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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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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,380 ratings.
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