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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of kyungyongYoo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

the best wheat beer I've ever had.
but you need to care about the temperature and preservation of the beer
since the taste of beer is easily affected by the factors.
don't forget twirl the bottle for the last time when you pour it.
it will give extra flavour to the beer.

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Photo of Bockrules
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Weizen Glass

Not a ton of nose here...little bit of lemon, wheat malt, and some musty yeast. Pours a dark, hazy gold with tons of small bubbles rushing to a white, robust, 2-finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass sand leaves behind substantial splotches of lacing. Nice, soft on the palette wheat malt body with hints of yeast, toffee and lemon zest. Enough spicy hop present to balance everything out and keep this beer interesting. Smooth, somewhat sweat finish of wheat malt and toffee. Creamy, and on the lighter side of medium bodied, the mouthfeel of this is about perfect.

Quite refreshing after a short bike ride, but still has enough substance to certainly feel like a legitimate craft beer. A straight-ahead, artfully crafted hefeweizen done right that I could easily see myself buying again.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

T^- Taste - hint of burnt popcorn at the front. Mellow full bodied yeast and wheat grain. Hints of toffee and caramel. Very drinkable soft on the palate.

O^ Odor - Sweet and subtle not much going on. i have slight congestion not bad but i wish i could bring more then that to the observation. I can smell the yeast not heavy but subtle again as its posed to its style.

M^ Manifestation- I'd say its overwhelming good. Its easily an everyday drinker subtle at the front and the back but brings a nice full round body to the party. i wouldn't say its a mouthful buts its precisely what you'd want it to be.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%

Nice hefe-weissbier. I drank this one a day after Franziskaner - a nice thing to do if you wanna compare similar beers.
It has a dark ocher color, a bit transparent, and a nice foam, really persistant and that makes a respectfull lace.
Taste and smell are malty, full of wheat tones, with some banana, cloves and other spices.
Body is big and carbonation is at good level.
A brief comparation to Franziskaner shows that their are quite similar in the appearance but Franziskaner is more complex in the taste and has a higher level of carbonation.

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Photo of Brew_42
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, hazy, golden color with a head that hangs around a bit.

Smells like a hefe. Banana, cloves, a little caramel sweetness.

I've had this beer a lot and it's always great, taste follows the nose pretty closely.

Great hefe. Well worth trying. Often available in bars in which selection is limited and it is by far the best option

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Photo of brurevu
4/5  rDev -1.2%

It poured a deep hazy golden hue with a full and fluffy head that I have come to expect from my Hefe’s. The aroma held cloves and the signature banana bubblegum notes. The taste followed the nose with more of the signature banana and bubblegum but the taste leaned more to the clove spicy side. The Paulaner Hefe-Weizen had a creamy body and mouthfeel that makes the Hefeweizens an enjoyable beer for me. While the flavor was a bit thinner than some I have had recently it still hit all the right Hefe notes and was a solid representation of the style. Of course it was light and easy to drink which makes it perfect for the summer Texas heat.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Cloudy orange gold pour with a one-finger white head. Nice yeast and spice aroma. Taste follows the nose with a really nice clove flavor upfront. Can also taste flavors of yeast, wheat, banana and a touch of lemon. Finishes dry with a nice lingering clove flavor.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12oz bottle served in a hefeweizen glass 9/1/2014.

A- Hazy, darker golden body with tons of carbonation emanating from within. Four finger white head, dense and thick with good retention. It eventually drops into a thick film and collar that doesn't go away for a while. Lots of rings of lacing. As far as I'm concerned, this is a classic hefeweizen appearance. [4.25]

S- Banana, clove, bubblegum, wheat, pale malt. Classic hefeweizen, strong nose. [4.25]

F- Wheat, freshly baked bread, bananas, cloves. A bit of noble hops round things out at the end. Not as much bubblegum as in the nose. Very flavourful, yet not terribly bitter. [4.25]

M- Medium-lighter body, plenty of carbonation. Not bitter, slightly dry and very refreshing. [4.25]

O- Very good example of a Bavarian hefeweizen, harkens back to my time living in Munich. Recommended especially if you find it fresh. [4.25]

Final score: 4.25

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Photo of dbrauneis
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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Photo of AaronAlghawi
5/5  rDev +23.5%

This was my favorite beer in college. I've had a lot of Hefeweizens and similar beers with citrus notes but this hands down takes the number one spot. Especially during the summer months. A very refreshing beer on its own or with Chinese or Korean food.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Good beer, head was outstanding and lingered. Light flavor but still plenty of it. The sweetness hit first and then faded into a little malt with ever ever so lightly a bit(a little bit) of bitterness that balanced this beer well

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Photo of Markiboy
4/5  rDev -1.2%

I had a 500ml can of this but had previously had it on tap and in bottles in Germany. The head on this beer is exceptional. Sometimes you get a head on a beer and it's unwelcome, because it's too bitter. Not so with this one, the large head and the amber beer beneath merge to create a very pleasant and smooth drinking experience. As others have said, the banana taste and even possibly treacle hints spring forth but in a velvet way, so that each sip invites the next and each point from smelling the drink as you raise it to your mouth, sipping it and then the aftertaste are all as pleasant as each other. The only slight downside to this beer is the carbonation. It's just a little too fizzy, imo, but still an excellent beer.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

(review #800 - 11.2 oz bottle, best before 11/14 - poured into a tulip pint)

A: only slightly cloudy, amber in color... beautiful pillowy cream-colored suds - long-lasting... retains a cap the whole way down, but no firm lacing... 4

S: rich, proofing-doughy aromas the depth of which are fantasmic, bit of a lightly-browned roll crust... banana esters are there but really faint and/or pushed to the background... the spice is clean and light and is more of a gentle highlight than brash... overall, the smell just pops as it always has... 4.5

T: doughy... softly grassy and grainy - these flavors seem to linger, enhanced by the residual hop (but more so yeast) bitterness in the aftertaste... a bit of muddy citrus in the aftertaste as well, maybe even some tobacco, but somewhat muted on esters and phenolics (or simply well-reigned)... seems like it's missing out on what sweet nuances alcohol could bring to it to enhance its flavor dynamics... 4.25+

M: silky suds wash full into the front of the palate, while the body has a porous sort of medium roundness to it... feels a bit heavier than it actually is... like the foam, pillowy... 4.25

O: this might very well be the first hefeweizen I ever tried (c. '03-'04)... had a few better ones since, but this one does stick out among the pack - could easily pick it out in a blind tasting... probably could only have a couple of these before moving on to something else - a Mass of this would be folly...

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle with a best before date of 05/15; into a pint glass.
Appearance - a very hazy, overcast orange, with a creamy off-white head. Lacing is fair.
Smell - sweet banana bread and faint citrus.
Taste - more Hawaiian bread as opposed to the banana bread in the nose; lacking just enough flavor to keep from giving a 4, but a very nice hefeweizen nonetheless.
Feel - creamy feel upfront, which leads to a mild sweetness and then a tangy bitterness. Easy to drink and enough complexity to make it interesting!
Overall - some better options if you're seeking out a hefeweizen, but this is not one to overlook!

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Photo of TheVenerableMead
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Cloudy yellow / light orange. An almost merinque-thick head that stands well above the rim of the glass. It stays about 1/4" thick and leaves an impressive lace all the way up.

S - Rich, luxurious rising bread with an hint of banana. Just a faint and pleasant hint of spicy hops.

T - Rich bread dough and ripe bananas. Very well complimented by citrusy hops that become more spicy as the beer warms and a hint of cloves that also comes out more on warming. A bit more bitter than any other hefe I've tasted- and very enjoyable.

M - Full. Not really heavy- just definitely there. The carbonation is refreshing and just right for the style. It doesn't cloy or overwhelm.

O - What a great hefeweizen!!! This is the apex of the style. The other great German hefes I've tried each have their own brilliance- from more prominent esters to definitive cloviness, but this one just balances it all perfectly. Yet another beer that is better just at cellar temp.

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Photo of farrago
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Close to two fingers of head, comprised mostly of microscopic bubbles, moderate retention, close to pure white in color, no lacing to speak of. Soft reddish tint to the orange-yellow base to the liquid, vague hazy quality, strong presence of fat, active bubbles, sits solidly in the glass. The nose explodes with banana and bubblegum notes, clove and star anise spice, lower peppery bite, hint of quinine and saline, curiously the wheat seems submerged, the mixed orange to lemon citrus lingers almost as long as the bubblegum. Medium-bodied, the creamy attack leads to a sterner, leaner mouth presence, the carbonation is front loaded and then dries out across the palate. The bubblegum, banana big time here too, blends into apricot, yellow apple notes. Clove, coriander breaks the surface and then gets shadowed by white grapefruit sourness. Squares itself up and strides from the mid-palate to the finish with determination. Nothing wimpy here, even with that bubblegum sweetness. Spice nips at your heels. This is easygoing and approachable and likely more to please crowds than an individual beer geek.

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

Pours a hazy golden with a billowing, frothy cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacing.

Coriander, clove, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, what, while pepper, and floral hops form the aroma. There's a hint of banana.

Flavor reveals peach, tangerine, and wheat at the forefront, with wheat and lightly bready malt forming the backbone, and coriander rounding the lightly dry finish. Citrus dominates, and thankfully, the typical banana and bubblegum notes are very subtle.

Body is moderate and slightly creamy, with moderate carbonation.

Glad to have a citrus-forward hefe. Not the most complex yeast esters, but a good fruity brew.

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Photo of Maryn
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

bottle poured into a hefe long glass.

Nice dark gold with orange hints, cloudy, especially after the swirl and dump at the bottom of the bottle.

Some banana bread sweetness up front, then you get the hints of spice (cloves mainly), hints of bubble gum. Good flavors

High carbonation.Pretty heavy for a hefe,

Overall is one of my favorites and is is top 3.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 7/21/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a "Cheers-Boston' handled glass stein.

Pours a hazy golden pour with a good 2- finger thick head that lasted a while. Left lots of lacing when sipped. Smells of wheat with sweet orange and spice. The taste was pretty much the same and on the sweet side. Very easy to drink and no bad aftertaste. Hefeweizens are all over the board and this one is one of the best!

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

Poured a nice deep golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Quite nice in appearance and very true to form. Scents of clove-like phenols, banana-like esters, hints of bubblegum and some doughy, bready wheat malt. A good aroma that is true to style, though not standout. Flavor begins with a nice sweet banana flavor with hints of clove and grainy malt balancing. In the middle light bubblegum flavors join the banana and clove and add depth. Finish is semi-sweet, with notes of banana, clove, bubblegum and grainy malt. Aftertaste is grainy wheat malt and clove. A good, though basic hefeweizen flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Quite pleasant and very true to style. Overall this is a good basic hefeweizen that hits the main notes of the style, though it doesn't do a great deal to standout. Still a nice beer and very refreshing in Summer.

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Photo of JWU
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into a hefe glass.

A- gorgeous dark gold with orange hints, cloudy, especially after the swirl and dump at the bottom of the bottle.

S- some yeasty sweetness, spices, mainly clove, hints of lemon peel.

T- some banana bread sweetness up front, then you get the hints of spice (cloves mainly), hints of bubble gum. Good flavors, I just wish the flavor intensity was ramped up.

M- Pretty heavy for a hefe, very active carbonation.

O- It's good, but is a notch below it's German counterparts.

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Photo of alphagnome
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy but vibrant orange body supports a soft, thick off-white head. Great retention, decent lacing, and tons of carbonation. Exactly what you'd expect from a beer of the style.

Again, exactly what you should expect from a hefe. Potent banana and bubble gum aroma with a pleasant hay and sweet malt backing.

Heavy wheat and damp hay hit right up front with the staple flavors of the style, banana and bubble gum. Light Belgian yeast. Light coriander and pepper spice it up.

Nice and light! Refreshing, light body and plenty of carbonation. Clean finish is a bit on the sweet side.

A pretty solid hefe, but nothing here makes it stand out. A good summer beer, sure to please.

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Photo of bristol2120
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 16.9 oz. bottle,

Pours a semi-cloudy copper orange with an impressive of white head. Foam settles down after a minute to a thin white coating.

Aroma a bit more restrained than I would prefer, but pleasant nonetheless. Malty wheat notes predominate, with faint banana notes in background.

Taste also dominated by typical malt wheat flavors, with ripe banana moving into the foreground. Some tartness comes through as well.

Nicely carbonated, but a bit thin in terms of mouthfeel.

Paulaner might not be the best representative of its style available, but it's still a solid and well appreciated effort.

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Photo of Scrylol
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange color body, two finger frothy white head.

Sweet banana aroma, juicy tropical fruit notes and a slight spice aroma.

Slight banana note, bit more of spice on the tongue, clove, slightly fruity.

Feels very nice in the mouth, nice body and carbonation.

A very good Hefeweizen from Paulaner.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO 500ml can for $2.80. Served at 5deg C in a tulip glass

A- Very good. Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts and lasts. Cloudy white beer

S- Not a lot there. Some coriander and spice but subdued

T- Ok but not great. A really subdued Hoegaarden.

M- Ok but nothing special

O- Ok. Will not buy again nor try on tap. There are so many better whites out there that this one can stay on the shelf

Food Pairing

This ok white went well with... Hot dogs off the BBQ!


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