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:
3,416
Reviews:
1,378
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of Lemke10
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this on tap at Old Chicago in Madison, WI in summer 2012.

Pours a cloudy copper orange color with a slight off-white head served with lemon. Scent is mild with wheat and citrus. Taste is sweet, full of wheat, and hints of citrus. Finishes very smooth and delicious. A good overall beer especially in the hefe-weizen style.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Ilafan
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden blond with a lasting creamy head. This beer, to me, both smells and tastes of banana. The wheat really comes through in this tasty beer. On the back tongue, this beer also has a slightly tart, almost lemon taste. Very light, this is a great summer beer, much more satisfying than most of the popular shandys out there now.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, golden honey color with a white, frothy 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a lace that's thin, though consistent and somewhat sticky.

Smell - Smells of clove, ripe banana and with hints of lemon.

Taste - Starts with healthy ripe banana and an aggressive clove spice. Slight hints of tobacco. A touch of lemon tartness on the back end, finishing clean.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth as hell.

Overall - This is an excellent hefe. Great all-around balance, leads to outstanding smoothness and ease of drinking. It's not on the level of the best hefe's in the world, but it's not too far off.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at the LCBO; best before May 2013. One of the few well-known German hefes I have not yet reviewed or tried, but now is as good a time as any to change that.

Pours a muddy yellow-amber colour, totally opaque with sediment and topped with just under two fingers of puffy, silky eggshell-white head. Decent retention; the foam sticks around for more than a few minutes, and leaves behind a smooth, creamy cap at the surface when it finally does wilt. The aroma is zesty and fresh, with lots of yeast, bready wheat malt sweetness and lemony citrus. Banana and clove notes are present, but relatively minor contributors to the overall bouquet.

Solid flavour with nothing out of the ordinary for a hefe - maybe a bit more citrus than usual, with plenty of lemon and orange citrus amongst the bready wheat malts. A fair bit of yeasty character as well, with a slight banana and bubble gum flavour that leads into some clove spiciness and herbal, grassy hay notes. The mouthfeel is where this stuff loses me - it's a little too fizzy for my liking (which makes me a bit belchy), and although the flavour isn't diluted it does come across as kind of watery. On the light side of medium-bodied, with a prickly feel in the mouth and a little bit of slickness left over on the palate when it's gone.

Final Grade: 3.78, a serviceable B+ grade. Paulaner Hefe-weissbier is a respectable, authentic German wheat beer that no fan of the style should neglect to try. That being said - as enjoyable as this is, I don't think I would select it over a few of my other favourites in this category (think Weihenstephaner or Schneider Weisse). The fizzy, light mouthfeel of this stuff leaves me a little wanting, but the flavour is still spot-on. Worth a try.

[Updated Feb. 18 2014]

I picked up a 500 mL can of this to compare it side-by-side with a few other German hefeweizens (Schneider-Weisse, Weihenstephaner and Erdinger). While this has never been my favourite beer in the category, it can definitely hold its own - and the fact that it sells at a lower price point than the other three (at least locally) is worth noting as well. My main problem with this beer is the watery mouthfeel; other than that, it's a worthy hefe that I enjoy returning to once in a while.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

A: Hard to see through, drab tan and caramel color with thick white head, very heavy amount of lacing

S: Something like a light caramelized banana rolled in uncooked dough

T: No bitter or tartness, sticks in back of throat, bland taste that runs away quickly

M: fluffy, smooth and light down the hatch with an almost chewy finish

O: An example of the style, don't use fruit, have it for breakfast.

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

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my first beer review so i thought i'd start by reviewing my favourite beer!

Poured it from a 500mL bottle straight from the fridge into a wet weizen glass (Erdinger type). It poured with a thick foamy head on top of hazy amber coloured liquid in which a lot of carbonation could be seen, but which discipates after a few seconds.

On the nose i mainly get bananna, bread and some spice - none of these aromas dominate, they amalgamate into i guess the classic Hefe-Weiss aroma.

In the mouth, this beer is simply superb. Your palate in confronted with fruity notes and bready, yeasty overtones. The fruit flavour really shines through.

This is a great summer beer, perfect for the beer/back garden, on a hot day you could drink copious amounts of this stuff.

This is the finest example of a beer in this style - Enjoy!!

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,416 ratings.
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