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: German 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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Photo of ZAP
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy liked orange...nice 1/4 inch head that fades a little as you drink but also rims the glass a little.

Nose is fresh lemons and bananas...a slight hint of cloves too....Taste is a nice mix between the banana sweeetness and the lemons quenching....this is a very tasty hefe...mouthfeel is about is the drinkability....body is charged up and about medium...creamy in the mouth....just a wonderful hefe from top to bottom...

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Photo of pio
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a hazy golden pour with a wispy thin head that remains and leaves a little lace. the scents are malty and wheat, mellow with some subtle rose and spice. flavor is rosey and slightly ascerbic with a fine wheat presance along with a great vanilla. not to thick or heavy and having a lively carbonation that tends to be crisp. not very fruity but dry. very drinkable especially in the summer months (or weeks it seems!) i come back to paulaner often i love it.

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Photo of granger10
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if I have ever seen a prettier beer. Beautiful, foamy and thick head that gets large but never out of control. Orange colored with a hint of yellow in it. Bubbles racing to the top of the head. Aroma is solid of citrusy wheat. Taste is even better though. Thick and bold body for a hefe helps the flavors really come through nice and strong. Citrus is strong along with spicy yeast. Banana/clove mix is there but not near as abundant in flavor as other hefe's. Wheat along with some floral hops seem to be in the background providing a good base for the beer. This could match Weihenstephaner. I think I need to do a taste test to see which one I like better. Eitherways, this is an extraordinary beer!

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

Happy to find this on tap at the Kirkman Road Ale House in Orlando, FL. Arrived served in a room temp pint glass, yep on request. Nice hazy deep golden to light orange in color. Creamy full bubbly beige head. Smooth sweet aromas, rich yeast and freshly baked bread. Taste was has a nice tart citrus presence. Tangy sweet snap to it. Moderately carbonated, Yeast adds fullness. Very resheshing, easy going down. One of my favorite hefe's. Tasted much more citrus, and fruity and looked more orange than the Hacker-Pschorr version which I also really enjoy. I thought it would be simialer to it.

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Photo of 99bottles
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Upon reading reviews here on BA, and in the mood for a refreshing wheat beer last night, I was presented with a choice. Two hefes on tap with an incredible deal if bought in a pitcher. One was domestic, the other was from Germany. I chose the real guy.

The pitcher was a beautiful orange-tan with a nice off white head. The light came through in a dim haze, inciting my anticipation ( I love unfiltered wheats). I poured a pint, and as I watched the beautiful head form I took a whiff. Interesting yeast notes and somewhat more subtle fruit smells greeted me. As I picked the pint up, my heart sank. Frozen pintglass. Ice cold beer. I drank the beer slowly, picking up light clove tastes, and sweet honey with an orange/banana feel creeping from behind. This was a depature from other examples I've tried which overload the drinker on fruitfeel. I loved the mouthfeel of this beer, smooth and hazy. I sat awhile and chatted, and poured the next pint. Much better. As the beer warmed to a slight cool the taste exploded and all the aromas came at me, only moreso. The unfiltered yeast was most prevalent. All in all, this is a great hefeweizen-the European craftmanship is there. I feel as if it hasn't been my favorite, though. A beautiful beer and great in every respect, but I can't put my finger on why I prefer other brewery's offerings. I'll try again and let them know how to serve it first ;-)

Bottle: Tasted on 3/30/04
I don't know why I gave this a 3.85 the first time. It's SOOO good! This bottle poured an orange color, just seething with yeast. It smelled so nice and wheaty. Full bread like smell with such nice tart lemon and orange I was reeling. The spices really seemed to be there in this bottled offering also. Nice, strong clove and corriander. Such a exquisite yeast strain. Absolutely wonderful. I suspect the on tap stuff I had was very old and stale. Top notch, and now what I will measure my hefes against. Cheers!

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Photo of beergeek279
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served as a pint (with no lemon). The color was golden blonde, with some good head. The smell was very yeasty and light. The taste was deliciously wheaty and yeasty, and unspiced. Mouthfeel was heavily carbonated. Drinkability-wise, definitely could have several of these.

An amazing summer beverage, the Paulaner Hefeweizen is amongst the best wheat beers out there!!! I normally prefer wits to hefeweizens, but this is certainly the exception!

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Photo of hotstuff
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a large off-white very creamy head with small-medium bubbles that was long lasting. The body was cloudy with carbonation observed. The hue of this beer was golden and there was good lacing on the sides of my glass. The nose was that of banana and clove and the flavor was fruity. The mouthfeel was very smooth, thin and watery. I was not extremely impressed with the taste of this beer as it lacks some character in my opinion as German Wheats are one of my favorite styles of beer.

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

By far my favorite Hefe.

This beer just screams at you. It says..."I am a German Hefe Weizen!". The aroma is strong ripe banana and mild clove. Either for breakfast or as a refreshing drink on a hot day, this beer is smooth to go down and makes you forget the troubles you have.

High carbonation, beautiful color, a head that rolls.

Paulaner leads the field in Hefe's, try one and you'll see why.

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

One of my favorites of the style for sure,pours a deep hazy yellow color with a great big rocky head.The aroma is very banana-like with some decent spiciness add a lemon and its awesome.Just plain easy to drink great on a hot day,a traditional favorite.

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Photo of fattychubs
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a very hazy yellow with an orange glow and white head. Aroma is of bananas and clove. Taste starts yeasty with strong banana, almost bubble gum, rounds out with clove and slight hops. Aftertaste is slight lingering spice.

I know this is a pretty well liked Hefe, but it doesn't blow me away. Although I am not a huge fan of the style, this just seems only above average

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

1pt .9 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden, with a massive head, that slowly subsided to a fine ring. Plenty of lacing on the glass from start to finish. Aroma is slightly citrus and clove. the taste is tangy and heavy on the clove. Good carbonation. Not a bad Hefe-Weizen, but not the best i've had.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've had Paulaner before on a couple occasions but felt obligated (and thirsty) to try it again for review.

Appearance: gorgeous cloudy, apricot color. Huge off-white head with great retention. Could have used it for a pillow.

Smell: nice combination of bananas and cloves up front with a yeasty, bread-like backbone.

Taste: quite sweet with virtually no bitterness anywhere. Bananas and cloves on bread with a slight alcohol bite at the end. Left a great banana/clove aftertaste

Feel: dry and refreshing. Faintly grainy.

Drinkability: plenty. This is a superb beer which is very refreshing on summer days. Great taste makes it hard not to just pound it down. Not going to find many better than Paulaner in this style.

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Photo of Popsinc
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy caramel colour with an enormous white head that holds up well.

Smell: The nose is bursting with citrus and spicey notes. The classic banana is present s well.

Taste: Automatically light and tangy on the palate. Light spicey tongue and a tartness at the back of the mouth, possibly lemon. Hints of clovey spice and nutmeg. An underlying banana flavour is present as well.

Mouthfeel: Light and spritzy. A carbonated and lively glass.

Drinkablilty: A very nice hefeweizen for almost any occassion. Good complexity and balance and also light enough to be drinkable anytime.

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

Appearance: perfectly cloudy straw yellow, with a majestic white head atop.
Aroma: everything you want in a hefe weizen, fresh, citric, fruity, but still somehow dry, straw-like, so very lemony, and that element of yeast fills the nostrils as well.
Excellent texture, great play on the tongue, spicy, but smooth. Fresh, fruity, delicious. Medium bodied, tasty, longish finish, very memorable flavor. The yeast and citrusy taste dominate and create a most adequate beverage for any occasion.
Drinkability? I could toss down a million of them!
I still rank Schneider and Weihenstephaner up above, just slightly, but there's not a thing wrong with Paulaner's offering, not a thing at all!

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Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great German Weizen.. clovey, banana, and true to the German wheat style with excellent Belgian lace and a nice finish. carbonation is extreme and very well presented in the glass as well as the thirst quenching attributes of a wheat..Highly drinkable and one of the best German wheats available.

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

An excellent beer and common to the whole Münchner Freiheit area. Pours an intense golden and semi opaque tone with a thick and dense white head. The smell easily fills the room with a mixture of penetrating wheat and yeast with a slight skunkyness that drives you into tasting it immediately. The taste, from its full, thick Weissbier body is soft and has the immediate feel of the wheat combines with some acidity within topped off with a final bitterness that rather than uncomfortable is more inviting. This all makes the mouthfeel and drinkability exceptional great.

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Photo of BobLuvBeer
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy and with an excellent head. Head has staying power, and there is good lace. Slight bitterness is just enough to give the beer some body and character. It finishes with a citrusness, which balances out the hop flavor nicely. Strong aftertaste is a mixture of hop and wheat. Leaves a tickle on the back of the tongue, which almost pulls you into another drink before you know you are doing it.
Served w/lemon

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love me a weizen on a hot summer day, and yesterday was one of those. Pours a hazy sunshine golden tone with a bright white highly carbonated head and leaves nice lace with each sip. Aroma is full of pleasing banana, citrus, and clove all characteristics from Paulaner's signature yeast very nice aroma. A touch of hops thrown in there but primarily wheat malt sharpness comes through just the way I like it. Taste is much of the same balance between the wheat malt, banana, clove, and slightly citrus tones come about well done classic representation with all of the fireworks expectected from any great hefeweizen. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied chalk full of carbonation lacking in the fluffy texture I look for just a little thin bodied for me, but so damn drinkable as refreshing as a lemonade...a tasty treat I will continue to enjoy.

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Photo of usualpulp
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a wonderful cloudy golden color with a beautiful white fluffy head. Smells of bannana, clove and wheat come rushing to the nose while pouring this brew. The taste of this beer is exceptional, so smooth and silky and busting with wheat flavors. The beer is slightly too sweet, but thats nothing big, doesnt take anything away from this beer. This is something I could drink anytime of the year, and it tastes great cold or warm, you just can't go wrong with this one.

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Photo of nomad
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a high quality hazed-orange color - the definition of a hefe-weizen color. Had a good sized head that built a nice mountain of foam; also had great retention. Constant streams of carbonation everywhere, definite staining, but not much lace. In sum, though, a damn good looking for the style.

Smell was clove first, then banana and wheat. The carbonation and cold forced the scent up and out of the weisse glass toward me - a strange but cool experience. Simple but present, this beer's nose was a rounded and full version of the classic characteristics of the style. The taste was of a good spice, solid wheat, a classic weisse malt sweet, a tiny bit of sour, and what came close to a perfect amount of lemon and hoppy tinge at the end. Everything you ask for in a hefe. It was only a tad too dry in the finish after a good watery wash-down.

Easy to understand why it’s the first thought in the style. But, like all hefe’s, if it was more fresh it would have been spectacular.

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

I had this brew in a .5L bottle poured into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy yellow/gold with 3 fingers of head after a careful pour. There is a bit of lacing left on the glass. The smell is citrus, fairly malty. The taste has a bit of a grassy taste with lemon and banana hints. Just a bit of hops in the taste too. The mouthfeel is fairly thick. This is a really drinkable beer, and a fantastic weizen!

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, this is THE beer if you want easy drinking, light bodied, and refreshing Hefes are all okay in my book, but this is a step above for sure. Paulaner poured a nice straw yellow with a huge pillowy white head that receded into intricate, clingly lace. The smell was very traditional with sweet malts, gum, pinnapple and just a hint of bannana. I usually don't like bannana(its my most despised fruit), but the flavor was so subtle(same with the taste) that I can't complain. The taste was light in body with sweet malts, sunset like wheats play on the front of the tongue and it left a nice dry refreshed taste on the palate. Very little to complain about in this beer.

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

Appearance: wheat-brown color, lots of fine bubbles rising, thick fluffy off-white head, slight cloudiness, lacing, perfect appearance for the style!

Aroma: a bready wheat aroma w/ a subtle clove phenolic and even subtler banana esters, sweetly scented, fresh grain

Flavor: tart and bready up front with the banana ester becoming more pronounced than in the aroma, very sublte hop flavor and bitterness, well-balanced, tart and dry finish, clovey aftertaste

Mouthfeel: light body, smooth and fluffy texture, sparkling effervescence

Overall impression: a great example of the style, could drink it by the gallon! Superbly refreshing. As is usually the case, the flavor really improves by rousing the yeast sediment and adding it to the glass.

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Photo of Tballz420
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A monsterous white head sits atop this brew on the pour. Its a cloudy orange color when all the yeast is added in. I pick up a bit of a lemony scent. The taste is a smooth wheat with some lemon notes mixed in there. This is a pretty nice hefe, good for drinking on the patio on a hot day.

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

Nice murky golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was mild and pleasant, with esters of banana coming through. The taste was creamy and refreshing, with medium floral hops and flavors of malt and banana. Mild hops bitterness at the end balanced this beer very nicely. On a hot summer day I could drink this beer all day long!

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3,593 ratings