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

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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
Ranking:
#2,704
Reviews:
1,382
Ratings:
3,460
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
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Photo of petrusek23
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hazy with a banana scent. Great taste. If you like this style of beer, I highly recommend.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of astromach
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Dentist666
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of basaywhat
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden color with medium white head. Taste of bananas, yeast, citrus. Medium body, lively carbonated, yeast and bananas aftertaste. Overall a very good hefe beer.

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

Photo of Red_Zeke
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Premo88
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

two 11.2 oz. bottles poured into weizen glass
(February 28, 2018 best-by date)

L: gold to almost bronze in spots, murky, topped by huge fluffy head of white foam that dissipates relatively quickly but does not disappear as the activity in the glass keeps almost a measurable skin and 1/3-inch tall collar; gorgeous hefe and much, much darker than what I think of as typical (could be misremembering) ... there's plenty of amber in it, especially at the tops and bottoms of the glass; not much sticking/lacing; clears up a little over time

S: yeast, bubblegum ... sweet under that earthy yeast; pinch of clove

T: yeast, almost bitter earthy midswallow, lots of smoothing-out banana on finish; that bitter midswallow bite is almost hoppy, which I know it's not, but it's spicy ... black-pepper or even a grain of cayenne (?); clove is in there but mostly hidden by other notes; a slight toasted malt flavor? not sure if darker color is tricking me into thinking it's possible, but there's a little toasted something, toasted grain, toasted light malt (could be age on it?)

F: light to point of watery but loaded with carbonation, so perfect that I think the mouthfeel more than aroma or flavor has me reaching for the glass over and over and over (and way too fast!); possibly a bit prickly for some, but I love it

O: world-class brew, a fantastic fix for any hefe lover and just slightly different enough from others that it would be a cool addition to anybody's hefe rotation; I'd never hesitate to order this or drink this, and I will be buying some again from time to time; the two-bottle pour into one weizen glass, btw, is fantastic ... gives the beer time to breathe and grow on your palate while opening up ... and for me, this beer handles the two-bottle pour wonderfully

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

Photo of Nace4
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenMaalouf
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbehlar
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nweingold
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BCborn
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Fedebadra
4.79/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a half pint glass: color is hazy gold, huge dense frothy head - at least 1.5 inches thick, head lingers for minutes, lacing on the glass.

Smell is easy going structure of a hefe - wheat, biscuit, toast, then moderate yeast phenols and banana notes, with light teaberry or bubble gum.

Taste is similar with simple but well done hefeweizen flavors of wheat, biscuit, toast, yeast phenols with banana/bubble gum notes.

Mouthfeel is soft and then dry; softness from the wheat is pleasant and the drying form the fermentation does some clean up.

Overall this is a great looking and great tasting brew, a nice robust wheat character and just enough spice/phenol character.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange/yellow, very hazy with serious foam and lacing. Lots of good chunks floating around, very carbonated. Smells very light, banana, floral, yeast, citrus. The taste follows the nose, very light citrus, banana, yeast tones. This is a great summer beer, not too heavy but loaded with flavor. Light to mild medium beer, good any time of year.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3,460 ratings
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