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:
3,403
Reviews:
1,373
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
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169
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836
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Ratings: 3,403 |  Reviews: 1,373
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 Crashdown
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of deathpulse42
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Kerrie
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy, opaque shade of gold, minimal head and fair amount of lacing.

S- Mmm, typical crisp hefeweizen smell. Like fresh fruit.

T- Fairly average hefeweizen taste with clove, but heavier on the banana. Has a wheat aftertaste. Very good.

M- Light and refreshing but not watery. I'll be buying more of this in the summer, for sure.

Overall, I see that it's getting compared to Weihenstephaner. I like them both a lot and can't really say which is better without the other in front of me at the moment, but they're both great and certainly on par with each other. Perhaps a blind taste test is in order for the future!

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Photo of Mattyb79
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jcoulighan
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of DeanCHS1980
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of johndonor3
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of kp29
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MattandCari
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of alugeris
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Hopmeplease
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Perilousleigh
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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

one of the classic wheat beers of the world this one is. it pours a nice bright almost orange shade of gold, cloudy, with a two inch white head that slowly fades. the nose is clove and banana in subtle amounts, malted wheat, and that characteristic hefe yeast. there is a lot of flavor in this, fruity and bready and summery, and lots of body for the style, which I like a lot. still plenty drinkable though, and a 6 pack seems to be about the right dose of this stuff. bubbly with some spice on the finish, very satisfying, and supremely refreshing when its cold. priced fairly and available everywhere, this is a quality product. one of my favorite regular imports.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from tap into Hefe glass. Poured hazy yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, banana, and clove. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, clove, spice, and subtle banana. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one was really quite refreshing for the weather we are currently having here in the southeast. The banana aspect here really made it fairly enjoyable along with the overall mouthfeel. A really well done representation of the style.

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Photo of Dragunov
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of elchingen
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Veebz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of NoXcusZ
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of birddawg
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Kuongming
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of thlayli87
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy amber with a three finger white head. Very good retention and lacing.

S - Clove, banana, grainy malt.

T - Zesty citrus, banana, spicy, must, biscuit, lemon, floral notes.

M - Zesty, light citrus zing on the tongue, slight oily finish.

O - Exemplary of the style. One of the best hefeweizens available. I like this slightly better than Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of gmelcar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,403 ratings.
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