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

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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
Ranking:
#2,725
Reviews:
1,389
Ratings:
3,477
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
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Ratings: 3,477 |  Reviews: 1,389
Photo of jackndan
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge rock of a head, had it with a lemon because of the heat. Very nice armoa of yeast, but the taste was a little less than some of the other hefe-weisen I've had recently. Still a wonderful summer beer, highly recommended.

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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 ADR
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy golden, lighter than some...good head that not only mounds up but holds some shapes well. Clovey smell, hint of acidity. Light body, estery and fruit with a slight lemon sense early. Finishes relatively quickly in flavor. Very true to style. I pretty much enjoyed the flavor as much as I can for a Wheat, but the mouthfeel could have been a little denser, creamier, and more satisfying.

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Photo of bditty187
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all this beer gives head like a porn star... then you notice the creamy cloud that embodies this golden beer. A very inviting appearance.

The aroma does little to invite you to drink it. It has an odd smell, I suppose it resembles banana.

The taste is tangy with citrus and spice. It fizzes on your tongue, it feels wonderful in your mouth, savor that joy before you swallow.

The freshness date is critical to the quality of this beer. If your beer expires the same month your going to buy it, leave it on the shelf… it will disappoint you!

But this is a great beer! One of the best and one of my favorites!

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Photo of BillyBrew
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was never a fan of wheat beers, but this brew may change my ways. Typical wheat beer cloudiness in a pale-gold colour. Scents of bananas, yeast and slight clove. The nose is not my bag, but I can imagine fans of the style really enjoying it. Strong yeast and banana taste, also slighty nutty and a sourness that I never previously enjoyed. Strong German malts with no hop flavor, but present bitterness. Smooth, medium-heavy body, fills the mouth pleasantly. Also an interesting effervesence (sp?) that may be style specific.

I hated (yes, hated) any wheaty/yeasty beers beers until now. Although I do not think drinking many of these wheat beers in on sitting would be a good idea, I think I will enjoy one every now and again. Very different flavors and carbonation. I think I dig it. I will write a new review if my hefe knowledge and taste develope. But I think this may be a really strong example of this style. Cheers

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

Pours an attractive cloudy orangish-yellow color with a fine head that dissipates quickly but hangs around the edges. Aroma is muted until the beer warms a bit, then it's as inviting as its well-balanced taste. Nice melding of fruit (lemon and banana) and cloves. Clings in the mouth just enough to say, "Please sir, may I have another?" A better Hefe-Weizen I have yet to taste.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.95/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks and smells just as it's supposed to, big foamy head (of a slightly darker color) and cloudy straw color. Aroma is of cloves and fruitiness, very pleasant. What an enjoyable drink! There is a smooth softness to this that makes it thirst quenching. The grainy taste of the wheat predominates but isn't over powering. Dryness to the finish, but not bitter. This sample was a little flat in the mouthfeel, but otherwise so pleasurable.

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

This beer pour a cloudy, yellow color with a nice white head that left some lace. Some level of carbonation present. Some aroma of clove and maybe a hint of banana. The tast has some hops and clove aspects. The finish is what sells me on this beer. I am not a big fan of this style, but look for these styles for the warmer months. This is what this type of beer should be like. Definiately worth checking out.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16 oz slender euro style brown bottle, freshness date is on the bottom right corner of the front label. The label depicts a scene of perhaps the era in Germany when Paulaner first started brewing.

Appearance: The head is extremely amazing, it foamed up real quick at first and seems to want to tower on top of the glass. Champagne like bubbles raced to the top while the rush of yeast clouded the deep orange copper toned brew. After a few minutes the white head dissipates slightly yet it leaves thick foamy rings of lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Fruity of lemon juice and rind, nutty yeast and a touch of clove give it plenty of depth. Hints of spicy pepper corn and a trace of medicinal phenols add to the character.

Taste: Impeccably smooth with a malty medium body, carbonation has dropped down to a moderate level after the active pouring. Sweet tart nectarines and mild banana come to mind from the fruitiness, very abundant malt flavour with suggestions raw honey and sweet rolls. Light prickly spiciness that intensifies the close the finish gets. Hops are passive a give a touch of bitterness at most.

Notes: Funny, on the website it say that their Hefe-Weizen should not be served with a lemon because the citric oils kill the head, this is true so if you don’t care about good head and must add a lemon wedge to a perfectly great beer than please don’t let us or even the brewers tell you otherwise. Remember the beer gods are watching you. Loss of carbonation after the pouring was this beers only draw back, I got over that real quick.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly sweeter than I expected (and would have preferred), this is still a very drinkable Hefe. Lovely aroma, generally a good beer but somewhat overrated.

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Photo of psugrad98
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent Hefe. Cloudy, pale yellow in color, thick dense head. Slightly lemony smell with a hint of clove and spice. Sone trace of almond or vanilla. A great hefe.

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

A beautiful cloudy gold, as is to be expected. It has a beautiful white pillow-like head that you'll want to lay your head on after a few beers weissbiers on a warm summer afternoon. A nice banana smell and taste is present throughout. This is a great all-day beer and sets the standard for the style.

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Photo of budgood1
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

hazy cloudy deep golden color. nice foamy head. aroma of the usual bananas and cloves. nice effervescent mouthfeel. solid body. tastes great... a lemony grassy flavor with a nice shot of clove. slides down smooth as silk. what all other yeast-wheat beers aspire to be. a summer time classic, not to mention one of the best beers in the world.

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Photo of weissbierhead
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is probably my 2nd favorite hefe-weiss after Franzikaner. Nice citrus and banana undertones. A little less drinkable than Franzikaner or Ayinger.

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

Had this on tap. Very solid hefe-weizen. Not overwhelming in the phenolic and tart characteristics, but they are there. Great cloudy appearance. Good clove and vanilla notes on the nose. Easy drinking.

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Photo of Murph
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful hazy golden with a creamy white head on top. Banana and light clove in the nose. Great wheat and yeast with an awesome banana character and just enough clove. Awesome creamy mouthfeel and amazingly drinkable. Damn was this awesome. I really don't think anything would have tasted better after a long week of work.

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Photo of Alewife
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scents of clove and brown sugar. Cloudy, golden brown color with a fine, long lasting head. A bit picky on the tongue, medium bodied. Tastes of clove. Very nice beer. Enjoyed this one on the back deck in the warm sun. Should have had more!

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Photo of frank4sail
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darker wheat color. Wheaty citrus nose with hints of sweetness. Smooth mouth with beautiful finish. You are left wanting more. Great product. Sweeter than most Hefe's but balanced by a great yeast which leaves you with a slightly tart tongue. It does not need the lemon it's served with... but use it if you want it with more tart and citrus (to each their own).

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Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orangy-golden color, hazy with the yeasties poured in, and with a huge whipped-cream-like head. Lots of clove, banana and spiciness in the nose....great aroma! Real good body, and nice smoothness....easy on the tongue. Taste yields more clove, banana, spiciness....some citrusy-fruity notes... All-in-all, nice job, Paulaner!

overall: 4.2
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of proc
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A very quaffable beer. Pours out to a slightly dark, golden color with the usual cloudiness from this style. Light clove taste is nice and not overdone. No banana ester taste, which I appreciated.

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Photo of aracauna
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the beers that got me over my dislike of beer and I thank Paulaner for that. Light flavor and less bitterness than most beers. I haven't had enough German Wheats to be able to judge it against it's style, though. Good beer.

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Photo of marc77
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The gorgeous, billowy, extremely thick and creamy head covers an attractive hazy orange bubbly brew. (It was so appetizing I sipped on the head before getting to the beer itself.) The typical complex yeasty notes of banana, a touch of clove and bubblegum are quite inviting and seem a bit more subdued than other German hefeweizens available. The ultra smooth mouthfeel from the copious wheat protein sets the base for peppery and fruity flavors and a very pleasant residual sweetness. Although certainly non a dominant component in this brew, the hop bitterness just manages to assert itself enough to balance the malt sweetness and add complexity. This is a superbly balanced and flavorful hefeweizen. It should serve as a model as to why microbreweries should stop compromising their integrity when they brew "American hefeweizen" and brew something with real character.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body is a cloudy, foggy, off white in color/ maybe golden, w/ a decent head. Aroma has a good citrus scent followed by more citrus in the flavor with clove & banana. The finish is crisp & refreshing.

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Photo of rastaman
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very nice, smooth banana and wheat flavour, this would be a perfect thirst quencher on a hot day, very, very nice stuff.

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

As I edit this review, I can't help but notice how much more I appreciate this brew on tap. When poured into the correct glass, you can see the cloudy, yeast-infused liquid with a beautiful white head. Creamy and delcious, the smell of this beer is incredible. A strong yeast aroma, combined with a bannana and clove like essence are almost overpowering. Nice yeasty flavor imparts quickly on your mouth, stunning your taste buds. That rich yeast flavor gives it that sour like flavor only found in Hefe's. The texture is a little prickly on your toungue. You you often can't go wrong with a German Weizen and this one is solid, especially on tap.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3,477 ratings
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