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:
3,402
Reviews:
1,372
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 2/2014. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, bubblegum, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with very well balance malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of banana, pear, lemon, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, pear, apple, wheat, bread, clove, bubblegum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent hefeweizen! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a traditional weizen glass.

A: Pours a dark apricot peach color with a torrent of bubbles rising upward before joining the monstrous four-finger head that has emerged after a standard pour. Lacing is left behind as the wavy head finally begins to recede.

S: Initial whiff is of course the German hefe yeast. This one seems to favor banana and, to a lesser extent, clove over the third member of the triumvirate--bubblegum. I'm also detecting a faint hint of nuttiness, which adds a nice touch. As it warms up, a little bit more bubblegum characteristic comes through, replacing some of the initial banana.

T: Surprisingly, a good amount of malt comes through alongside the yeast in this. The aftertaste, however, is dominated by clove and banana. A little bit of soft pink bubblegum on the palate.

M: Medium body with a good amount of creaminess. Some bitterness comes through. Moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty drinkable, although it doesn't have the intensity or intricacies that I look for in a really outstanding hefeweizen.

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Photo of mothman
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Color is a clear dark orange/gold. Lots of carbonation bubbles in glass. Pours a 2 finger pillow-topped head. Very white. Good retention leaving some lace rings and splatters.

Aroma: Bananas, cloves. Very sweet and zesty/fruity.

Taste: The obvious wheat with spices and cloves. Has some fruit notes, but no where near as much as the smell.

Mouthfeel is a little crisp, but pretty smooth. High carbonation. Medium bodied.

OVerall, I had higher expectations from this hefeweizen, but it was still a pretty decent beer. Would love to have one of these on a hot summer day, but other than that I would venture and find something with a little more flavor.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites of the style for sure,pours a deep hazy yellow color with a great big rocky head.The aroma is very banana-like with some decent spiciness add a lemon and its awesome.Just plain easy to drink great on a hot day,a traditional favorite.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A classic Bavarian hefe-weizen! Cloudy with a thick, fluffy, bright white head. Fine, tiny bubbles continually rise keeping a head throughout the entire glass. Intense aromas of sweet malt, cloves and banana. It's texture is rich, creamy, and silky - yet it's incredibly refreshing with it's bright flavors and zesty carbonation! The flavor follows the aroma with the addition of a light note of darkish fruit, maybe ripe plum. It's really amazing how complex and fulfilling this beer is. Finishes with a lingering note of clove. Extremely enjoyable and refreshing. One of the best examples of the style. Able to be enjoyed throughout the entire year.

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Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle with stamped best by date of 3/2014, served in a Paulaner Weissbier glass.

Pours hazy light orange-amber with a large frothy white head. Good retention and lacing effects.

Aroma: sweet and spicy banana notes with some wheat.

Taste: slightly sweet with a pronounced, but not overpowering banana note. Bready malts.

Feel: crisp; medium-light body.

O: well above average for what is not a favored style
4.3 3.6 3.7 3.66 3.5

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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a deep cloudy yellowish gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded with wheat & bananas, along with light malts and touches of lemon and hops.

T: The taste is bready very well-balanced with strong flavors of wheat and bananas and background flavors of lemon and spices. The hops presence is mild but it works well for this beer. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there's just a hint of creaminess to it. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this beer has a lot of flavor and substance and is very easy to drink making it a good choice to pound down for a whole evening.

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4.05/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint medium yellow highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to medium to large sized finger thick cap surrounded by a very thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of banana + clove from the yeast as well as some lighter notes of wheat and hints of bubble gum. The aroma intensifies as the beer warms.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts along with some lighter flavors of bready malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of banana and a light presence of clove from the yeast contribution. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable - reminds me of my many visits to Bavaria over the years, where much of this was consumed. Very enjoyable and a very good example of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$5.00 16oz. pint served at Front Page News in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an opaque, obviously unfiltered, dark orange-gold body with a thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Wheat male nose with notes of honey, caramel, spice, muted citrus, grain, and unripened bananas.

Taste: Firm malted wheat flavor, appropriately tangy, and with a touch of sweet caramel. Light lemon and banana fruitiness. Dash of ground cloves. Light spicy hops with a mild bitterness. Drying finish with a hint of wheat chaff. As it warms a bit, a taste of unsweetened lemonade creeps into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Recommended. A classic, expertly-crafted hefe from the respectable Paulaner brewery.

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Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber with a decent white foamy head. Head retention good, lacing excellent

S: Bubble gum & bandaids and not much else.

Taste: Yeast, bubblegum, fruittyness and some floral taste

MF: Slick, very good carbonation

Drinkable enough, but strong tastes with no countertastes are not my cup of tea. Classic to the style though

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of focus amber with a hint of orange, capped by a large, creamy, alabaster head that filled more of the glass than did the beer initially. The upper surface, with its energetically popping bubbles, resembled hot lava immediately after the pour, but has now settled down considerably. Although there's shockingly little lace, the beer-head combination more than makes up for it.

Classic hefe weizen nose of clove-studded bananas. Those two scents are well matched in terms of intensity, resulting in a perfect melding of fruit and spice. This is one of the better weizen noses that I've run across in the past few months.

Excellent beer. The flavor profile is more heavily slanted toward fresh bananas with a complimentary sprinkling of clove; just how I like it. Naturtrub is on the sweet side (fine by me) without being so sweet that drinkability is adversely affected. The body/mouthfeel is medium in heft, stopping just short of creamy. A restrained amount of carbonation is perfect and provides a wonderful smoothness in the mouth.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier is a delicious, well-rounded hefe weizen that may not be at the very top of my 'most favored' list, but its classic, bananarific flavor assures it a spot just below the versions from Brauereien Weihenstephaner and Aying. Four out of five monkeys highly recommend this brew. Smart monkeys.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 500ml bottle

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow. Very impressive head, it seemed to want to climb out of the glass. Eventually, it dissipates to a layer of small bubbles.

S: A little bit of citrus/lemon, as well as some wheat and of course cloves. A little bit of banana, but not as strong as other hefeweizens.

T: The banana flavor is much more pronounced on the taste, the lemon flavor is more intense as well. The wheat and a yeasty flavor hit on the back end.

M/D: Medium bodied with good carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink. A great example of a Hefeweizen.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

an instant classic, this one was enjoyed down by the dock and reviewed from notes.

Poured a nice and very hazy Golden yellow with a good amount of sediment floating around. A very nice large white head of foamy lace took shape on top and had very nice retention, hanging around for a good five minutes before settling down to a more respectable level and leaving behind copious side lace. Smell was very nice, lots of yeast and wheat were evident as well as a nice little bit of bittering hops. A small touch of some light, tart fruit was hinting around in there as well. The taste was classic, very nice light body with a very smooth texture. Great yeast and grass like flavor on top of a light bread back. Some light fruit notes also jumping around and accentuating it very nicely. Overall this was a great classic German brew. Very drinkable and full of flavor, and Organic too! Can't really ask for much more in the style, this was very nice all around.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,402 ratings.
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