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

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

Brewed by:
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 AsburyParkJMH on 08-17-2001

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Ratings: 3,550 |  Reviews: 1,402
Photo of Admiraldinty
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This stuff is absolutely fantastic.

Pours a cloudy orange with a huge off-white foamy head. The nose was not as appealing as the taste, as it was a very yeasty smell, almost like an attic (maybe the clove?) with some definite banana tones. Very sweet and fruity (sweet banana and citrus) tasting. Ends with prominent wheat. Mouthfeel is good as it is crisp but smooth.

The drinkability is fantastic and it just makes you want to take another sip. The relatively low alcohol content helps also.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one is just excellent. Fruity nose and palate with a velvet like mouthfeel. Definately a citrus nose and taste also. Dark and cloudy in the glass with a quick settling but nicely bodied head. Yummmy - Definately a must have. I thought I liked this out of the bottle but drat was a whole new level of quality for this beer. Excellent!

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Photo of Zraly
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A new object of affection.

A beautiful, cloudy, orange-yellow elixir that pours with gusto. The head is abundant, light and frothy. The smell is sweet of candy and a note of clove and spice.

The initial taste is that of lemon, banana and spice. This drink is smooth, flavorful and full...and the lingering moments are just right. There is a tangy tickle that is left around on the tongue, which is accompanied by a slight tartness. There is a minor suggestion of a hop flavor to work along with the tart. Everything lingers around long enough, leaves...and then you realize you want more.

As I finish this brew, I wonder where it has been all of my life. This hefe would be a wonderful compliment to a spicy seafood dish. Hell, I'd drink it with toast.

Scrumptuous. Dionysus would do a dance right now.

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Photo of aaronh
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Freshness dated 8-03.

Pours with a classic huge white head atop a cloudy copper beer with amber-tinged edges. Head shows good retention and leaves a nice lacing. Aromas of clove, yeast, and lemon burst forth, with a touch of grainy malt. A hint of pepper shows through as well. The taste is very full of the typical wheat crispness with hints of sweetness, and finishes slightly tart. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin, but it is very refreshing. Drinkability is good, but there's just a bit too much tartness in this one. A good beer, but definitely not all that high on my list of weizens.

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

Had a great fluffy head and was pale orange in color. The nose was yeasty and fruity. The taste was good with a lemony start and clementine finish. Also it had a little doughy malty sweet presence that gave this complex beer good balance. This is a rich and tasty Hefe Weizen that when poured into a large wheat beer style glass will make feel like your actually in Germany....close your eyes..

Also if lemon is your thing this would be a good one to add a wedge to because of it's rich and hearty weizen characteristics, it won't overshadow the flavors.

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

Pours a dark golden- yellow hazy color, has a creamy white head and leaves a nice lace in my glass, spicy yeasty aroma. Banana yeasty wheat flavor, some sourness, light-medium body, nice creamy and soft palate. has a very sweet finish. I think I had a bad bottle the first time I tried it, this one must be fresh.

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Photo of cretemixer
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a typical hefe-weiss, cloudy straw hues with a cream colored thick head. The head settles after quite some time leaving an intricate lace. Earthy aromas of wheat and yeast. Slightly dry with malty flavors at the start. Around mid glass a hint of sweetness, like a banana coated with honey, comes into play. Medium carbonation & fairly creamy. Very smooth and drinkable.

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

this beer is as cloudy as they come with a straw color topped with a mass of shite foam that sticks all over the glass as you drink. aromas of yeast and fruits come out at you.

a fine example of a hefe-weiss, this beer is medium bodied and full of flavor. it has a very well balanced array of flavors dominated by yeast and wheat. the malts are more toned down, but noticeable. there is a lot less of a fruity presence as i have come across in other hefe-weizens. tingly carbonation is there to provide the crispness you would expect. i would just have to say that this is a great example of a hefe. you could call this a solid textbook hefe. very enjoyable and very drinkable ; probably even to people who are not so fond of wheat beers.

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Photo of drizzam
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This has got to be the smoothest Hefe I have ever tasted! Pours a cloudy, almost orange color with a slight citrus aroma. Crisp and clean smoooooooth beer. I've only had it from tap and I'm hoping to grab a sixer to get that bottle experience soon! One word...Yummy!

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Photo of Longstaff
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the hefe that started my love for the style. Nice golden color and a meringue like head that sits above the glass. Mostly clove flavors along with a little banana and lemon flavors. Finishes tart and crisp. A very good hefe, but given the option I prefer the Hacker-Pschorr Weisse.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very drinkable hefeweizen. It has a nice fruity aroma and a smooth taste. It is great in the summer on a hot day, and all year round. I don't think it is my all time favorite hefeweizen, but I like it, and it is among the best.

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Photo of Morris729
4.95/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a lovely hazy golden color with a very creamy and foamy white head. Very aromatic with scents of citrus, banana, and clove. The taste is of ripe banana, sweet malts, vanilla, and honey. It is smooth and creamy in the mouth and quite refreshing. An absolutely magnificent Hefe. I could drink these all day long with no problem.

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Photo of brueger
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer. I had the great privlidge to live in Munich, Germany for three years in the mid-80s. I spent many a Sat and Sun afternoon down by the Izar river downing a Paulaner Hefeweizen.

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Photo of Kwak
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen is one of my favorite wheat beer.
Head :good strong and full of flavor.
Body :cloudy almost thick hazy almost heavy.
Taste :a little clove kind of vannila almost fruttie.
Aftertaste:thick rich creemy malty,
Made me look for another!

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

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen. A 1 Pint bottle that has a very colourful label, and depicts a beautiful looking German/Austrian landscape. It also contains the picture of someone’s head (again? hints of Déjà Vu, after the Aventinus last night!!).
PH-W pours a brilliant, but hazy straw yellow color that has a fantastic deep golden gold glow when held up to the light. A massive white frothy head that only calmed down to a lovely 1” depth after quite some time, which sometimes had an orange hue from the beer underneath.
A huge fruity introduction with bananas high in the aroma, at the start. Middle is stunningly refreshing with citric tones; finish is of wheat, with some cloves and vanilla in the slightly cloying aftertaste.
A fantastic beer, one of the best Hefeweizens I have had for a while. Whilst I find some HW’s a little too yeasty at times, this certainly is not.
A stunningly good, highly drinkable, great Hefeweizen. A straight 4 for me and the perfect beer to accompany a Hot Indian Curry.
I will be getting more of this, especially for the summer.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Paulaner has been a favorite for many years, and their consistent high standards, make it a standard to judge other beer’s by, at least in my humble opinion.

The beer on the pour a beclouded amber color, the head large and semi-creamy, the color a brilliant white as it erodes the left over lace forms a tight sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is malt, wheat, citrus, clean and fresh, the front is malt sweet with a decent grain profile, and the top is light to moderate in feel. Finish has a modest acidity, the hops delightfully spicy and the aftertaste sweet and day, a "Quaffable" beer.

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

One of the better hefe's I have had, it poured with a nice large foamy white head and left ample lace as I drank it. The taste was a little more malty and I detected a tad more hops than a normal hefe (maybe this is why I liked it so well). The mouthfeel was good you could almost feel the bubbles dancing on your tongue. A very good beer for us avcionados and also a good place for the novice to start...........CHEERS

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Photo of zakery
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Huge sticky white head on a cloudy golden brew.

Smell: Fresh white bread (no, not the wonder-bread kind), yeast, and a hint of peach and banana. Very fresh smell.

Taste: Soft, chewy, and peachy. Very low and barely noticable hops.

Mouthfeel: Rather full bodied and thick. Feels like you might have to chew a little bit before swallowing. Low carbonation.

A Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of tang214
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'll admit that I am not terribly familiar with the hefeweizen style yet, but this is a good brew. It has a cloudy dark orange color to it. Orange also stands out in the aroma as well as a few other flavors. The taste, which continues with orange, was great with an almost perfect blend of malts and hops. The mouthfeel is stimulating but a tad too much. The drinkability is good enough to drink a few of these but not too many.

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Photo of DerKaiser
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man, if there's a better Hefe-Weizen imported into the States, It's certainly escaped my attention.

This cloudy golden brew pours into a nice, creamy head that leaves spotty lace all the way down the glass. It's sweet clove aroma is very inviting.

Taste: This beer absolutely fills the mouth. A wonderful blend of bright flavors is present all the way through the finish; clove and bubblegum are among the most prevalent. This is a truly delicious beer. Honestly, from June through August I have trouble tearing myself away from it. It makes me wonder what the hell breweries like Pyramid, for example, think they're doing labeling their creations as "hefeweizen".

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

Pours a huge, pillowy head and smells of orange rind and yeast. It tastes similar, with some maltiness and some bittering hops tied in. The mouthfeel is sharp and carbonated, which is rather typical for the style. Overall, it's an easy drinking hefeweizen and is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Mick
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great Hefeweizen. Colossal head when poured right. A fruity banana aroma permeates the air as your glass rises from the bar. The lemon wedge does wonders in bringing forward the citrus flavors. However, this one can be enjoyed equally without. A nice amber-light yellow color with a slight tinge towards opaque. Terrific feel washing around in the mouth; bountiful and impressing.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh mama thats good Hefe-Weizen. Poured beautifully, with yeast sediments floatin around. Didn't want the lemon, I think it takes away some of the spiciness that I enjoy so much.

The wheat and yeast flavors were quite strong, and the citrusy flavor blended nicely for a delicious complexity. This is just a damn good HefeWeizen.

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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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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3,550 ratings