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

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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

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Photo of jakej0305
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light amber color with a small head that lasts. Smells of wheat and banana with some clove but not too much. Tastes of wheat with a little bit of banana, but the banana is not overpowering. Some American Hefe-Weizen's have an overpowering flavor of banana which turns me off to them. It drinks very smooth. You would not know the ABV is 5.50%. One of the best!

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

From the bottle, it pours a very hazy amber with a nice head that lasts. Yeast and banana in the nose. The mouth also tastes the yeast and banana, along with a bit of clove. Yum!

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 0.5l bottle into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: Amber color. Hazy. Tall and lasting off-white foamy head. Medium carbonation is visible.

Smell: Yeast, banana, hints of clove.

Taste: Follows the nose. Dominant banana, clove in the back. Little bit of bubblegum. Slightly spicy aftertaste. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: Very good example of the style.

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Photo of illpass78
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft in a nonic-type glass at Po Boys & Pickles in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Murky orange. Short white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lace.

Aroma: Banana, wheat, spice. Maybe some clove and lemon.

Taste: Big banana bread presence up front. Nice spicy finish. Really delicious hefe.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and easy.

Overall: They don't make them much better than this. Classic hefe.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 11.2 oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.5% abv.

Appearance- Pours a deep goldenrod with a bit of a glow. Heavy and high fine bubbled head. Hazy as can be.

Smell- Lemon, wheat, banana, pepper.

Taste- Sweet malty flavor with a heavy wheat base. The grainy flavor has ample notes of orange and banana amylase sugars to it. The sweetness finishes a touch bitter with a slight pepper spice bite on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A great Hefe. This one is so smooth and on point for a warm day. All the flavors so well together. Outstanding for the style.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I never knew Saint Pauli Girl had an older brother, I've grown so much. This is a pretty decent hefeweizen, it tastes a bit too much of fruit notes that aren't pleasant like a citra hopped IPA. The beer is a bit too light, even for a hefeweizen, but I think I'll always order the Erdinger and it's clean finish over the Paulaner and it's dragged out stale fruit taste.

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

Cloudy orange brightening up to a light orangeish yellow towards the bottom of the glass, with a soft thin white head.

Banana, wheat and spices on the nose.

Flavors of banana bread are very smooth, and here and there are some candy notes. Goooey honey elements pop up as it warms.

This has a frothy feel and every once in a while a touch of bitterness arises to cut through some of the soft, wheaty sweetness.

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Photo of davidperez
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Paulaner Hefeweizen glass, it pours a murky yet bright orange tilting towards a brown hue, with a three-finger head, ecru, sudsy and foamy with good retention.
Streams of bubble keep going to the surface.

The bouquet is delicious.
Lots of banana, biscuit, malts, a honey-like sweetness, spices as in clove.

So tasting.
Upfront huge carbonation and a thrust of a very nicely balanced flavor. Banana, melon and mango add complexity to the malty sweetness, which enters alongside the hoppy bitterness and the spices. Short after, the spices gain in strength while the other flavors wither, and a very slight tartness is felt too.
The aftertaste is long with a nice subdued sweetness.
Medium to full body, smooth.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of braker649er
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The foam head on this beer is incredible. The thickness is a pure wonder--it's not every beer that makes me marvel at its physical engineering, and I say hats off to this age-old favorite.

L - how dense is that billowing head? Great fun to pour as recommended by the brewery--pour out slowly into a glass until a finger thickness or so remains in the bottle, swirl and plunge the yeasty remainder in.
S - the spice and flavor is hinted at in a pungent scent.
T- more than the banana and clove I expected--spiciness was there, but the flavors were sophisticated. I picked up more fruit, too--mango, maybe.
O - very refreshing--I can see more than one of these, when often it seems the extreme wheats/wits go for single-flavor punches. This is more refined.

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Photo of Dougology
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is what American Hefeweizens wish they were. Easy to drink with lots of flavor. I keep trying American Hefeweizens, but keep coming back to this. I'm not sure why the look matters. Smells like wheat beer and tastes delicious.

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Photo of Lostbeer35
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Living here in Germany - Definitely my one of my Hefe go-to's. I like how the clove overpowers the banana notes. Their Dunkle-weiss is also very nice.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.97/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I felt that this beer really lacked body & character, very thin & watery, the notes were bland. Some very faint wheat and not much else at all. Maybe it was just out-of-date, but I was left dissapointed.

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Photo of SilasCollins
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Light yellow with bubbles of carbonation
Smell- Smells like banana bread
Taste- Again the bananas, nice combination of bitterness and sweetness
Feel - Mild carbonation and very dense
Overall - It's an excellent beer for fans of fruity creamy beers.

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Photo of erk0607
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S - strong clove, malt, banana.
L - Hazy amber with creamy foam head
T - bready and clove spice, light citrus fruits, light malts.
F - light, easy drinking, soft carbonation, foams up nicely.
O - very drinkable, flavorful, easy going beer. Would go great with a meal.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Multiple pints on tap the other night.

A mildly hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is what you'd expect from a good hefeweizen - a nice bready note, a blend of banana bread and a little clove, a little bit of grain. It does lack the deep complexity of, say a Schneider or Andechs, but this still is excellent. On the palate, it is what you'd expect, given that it's the archetype. Fresh, refreshing, clean, bready, spicy, banana-y, this is an easily quaffable beer. Drying on the finish with a lingering banana note, this is delicious, if a touch thin

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hefe-Weissbier pours a hazy darker copper color with a big lacing head. Nice creamy aroma with hints of banana. Taste is spicy and creamy. Like any other hefeweizen A little weaker, but nice body, and a bit of a flat feel. Overall pretty decent beer.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best before" date 09/16.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw color with less than one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation, there is significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread and banana.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, bread and banana.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style and would have again.

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Photo of Dado_D
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

0.5l bottle, in beer bar.

Look: When poured has nice golden color. Creamy head (large) that stays on top. Leaves no lacing.

Smell: Smells like fruit paradise with a dose of alcohol.

Taste: Tastes great! First note is delicious. Sweet aftertaste,

Feel: Creamy wheat beer.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: creamy head, 1 finger, hazy amber color
S: sweet malt,caramel malt, banana, hint of noble hop spiciness
T: banana and clove, sweet and caramel malt again, hints of fruit
M: smooth and a tad sticky
O: great for clearing spicy foods from the palate, or just enjoying, this is a classic for a reason. It's not a thinking man's beer, or maybe it is when the thinking man needs a break. Not a lot to confuse here not a lot to mull over, just a really great beer.

Ps: very, very creamy and almost rich in a good way, there may even be the suggesting of vanilla here.

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Photo of Groenebeor
4.86/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

There's a reason this is possibly the most popular weissbier in Bavaria.

When had fresh, this beer stands with the giants of wheat beer. This is probably the biggest giant of wheat beer.

It's super cloudy, hazy, slightly orange gold with a big beautiful white head that sticks to the sides of your clean glasses.

It smells like banana and cloves, along with lightly toasted white bread. Even perhaps reminds me of the smell of flaky buttered biscuits from the other end of the house.

It's the perfect wheat beer. At some point these beers taste so good, that the differences are minimal. There's just different in the flavors they emphasize, with this one tasting more like banana than others. That doesn't mean it lacks clove, because it doesn't. No hop flavors detected, except for a slight zing towards the creamy finish.

I can often find this far fresher than other wheat beers - it's a go to. I'm surprised I had not reviewed this one sooner.


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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Liquor Collection $2.95 12oz
Golden color
Medium Carbonation
Floral smell
Light mouth feel
Citrus taste
Overall a good refreshing beer. Would drink more if it was cheaper.

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Photo of aleigator
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded golden color, with a huge, froth head.

Smells of clove, lemon peel and unripe banana among a pleasantly sour yeast pillow.

Drinks perfectly easy, utmost creamy on the tongue with a refreshing finish.

Tastes of peppery spices among a banana and citrus fruitiness, tied together by an awesome softness, resulting from the prominent, tart yeast. Has a white bread maltiness during the finish, together with ripened banana and a bubbly carbonation.

Very smooth, perfectly put together with a lemony, enjoyable twist to it, creating a satisfying refreshment.

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Photo of Act25
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As Hefe Weissen should be - as good as I have enjoyed ever. Try 6.

A - pours a very cloudy, tarnished gold amber body, with three fingers of dense, tight, opaque, frothy, and lasting off-white head, which leaves an irregular shards of lace around the glass as it almost never recedes until finished.

S - smells of grainy wheat, banana skin, orange peel, clove, and musty yeast.

T- Follows smell. The taste is blend of sweet and sharp wheat malt, ripe juicy citrus, clove, banana custard, grass, and astringent yeast. Complex and fresh. nutty.

F - Its carbonation is moderate, with a prickliness, medium weight, and smooth overall finish. surprisingly creamy has me upgrading the score along with clean, astringent finish.

As good as this style ever gets. My fave H-W. Enjoyed again in Dominican Republic and loved it. upped it.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty tasty! Cloudy orange pour with a nice off-white head with good retention. Smells of yeast, clove and faint banana. Taste is similar. Very well balanced. Really nice beer!

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Photo of matcris
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: A cloudy burnt orange with very tiny bubbles rising. Nice 2+ fingers of pillowy off white head that stays around. Leaves a fair amount of lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Banana, cloves, big bready malt aroma, a little grassy.
TASTE: Exactly like aroma. The banana and clove notes linger a little in the finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Just velvety smooth right away. Then a bit of the carbonation kicks in. A little slick up front but finishes mildly dry.
OVERALL: This tastes like other brands I've had, like a popular US brand. The mouthfeel is a lot more smooth with this. I wonder how much the source of water is an influence with that. Great Hefe!

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,384 ratings.
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