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

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This hefeweizen pours to a giant, creamy ivory-colored head on a cloudy, effervescent deep-gold body; head retention is moderate, lacing is excellent (fine-grained swoops and splotches) and there is a moderate amount of yeast sediment to be found prior to the pour. The aroma is of an appropriately moderate intensity: spiced apple and wheat, with a more subtle yeast presence, and hints of banana and alcohol. The flavor is banana and tartish apple over an unexpectedly caramelish murky wheat foundation, with significant alcohol undertones and yeast bite. The finish is a flash of caramel, washed away by a wave of wheat; the linger is apple-wheat and lasts until the next sip. The mouthfeel is commensurate with the light-medium body and the texture is nicely creamy and medium peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. (11.2 oz bottle, 130 days before best-by)

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

Poured into a hefeweizen glass from a bottle with a best before date of 07/16.

Look -- Pours a hazy deep gold with three fingers of inviting creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Looks like a hefeweizen should.

Smell -- Bread, cloves, banana, a nice yeasty under-note and the slightest hint of something citrusy.

Taste -- Hits the tongue like it hits the nose, bready, clove, banana, yeast, a some tartness that makes me think lemon.

Feel -- Crisp and dryish on the finish. A has a nice carbonation that provides some body while keeping it refreshing.

Overall -- A very nice hefeweizen. I think I like Weihenstephaner more but I can't find anything flawed with this beer and I'd certainly not think twice recommending it for someone's first hefeweizen. It's very good and a beer like this just begs to cap mowing the lawn.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Plenty of haze and golden color, super fine white full inch of head on the top of the glass. Aroma was bready, spot on really.

Real soft touches with the wheat, the metal comes on with some banana esters. A little expensive in the single bottle. Its a neat beer to have once a summer for me, but hardly what I'm banging day to day.

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Photo of mpk_tx
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Single bottle from HEB poured into a weizen glass. Looks great. Thick head, lacing, golden yellow/orange color, with slight red hues. Smell is uninspiring for a Hef. The spiciness (presumably from the yeast) is more prominent than the bannana/bubblegum sweet taste that you get from some American Hefs. It isn't a bad flavor, just more spicy than sweet. I may even describe it as slightly tart. A good, authentic German brew worth drinking, even though some American examples of this style may be more fun.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paulaner Hefe-Weisbier has a very thick, bone-colored head, a hazy, gold-orange appearance, fierce, tight bubble streams, and heavy lacing globs left behind. The aroma is of mildly-spiced white wheat bread, with a bit of banana and coriander, but not a lot of that. Taste is of those elements, with a tap water component. Bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is soft and moderate, and Paulaner Hefe-Weisbier finishes mild and drinkable.


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Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Co-op. First real weizen in a long while. Pours out beautifully into a Paulaner weizen glass, thick fluffy head, the swirl of the bottle stirs up the sediment enough to cloud up the orange golden body. Aroma right on for the style, banana, bubblegum and clove. Taste also spot on, mildly sweet with some citrusy zing. Oh how I miss my German weizens. This brings back a lot of fond memories.

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

Pours a beautiful gold with decent head. Taste is average; almost a hint of sweetness; malty with banana. Some bubblegum, maybe? I know this will sound like sacrilege, but in a wheat beer battle I'd choose Blue Moon over this. Decent beer overall though.

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Photo of Myotus
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (best before date June 2016) into a weizen glass. Consumed on 24Nov15.
LOOK: Pours with two fingers worth of white foam that halves itself after 30 seconds. Dull gold in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. There is an abundance of rising bubbles ranging in size from very small to medium. Lacing is high in quantity and is both thick and very thick in various areas.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of wheat are backed by mild aromas of bananas and lemony zest along with subtle clove aromas.
TASTE: Very strong wheat flavors along with strong lemony zest flavors enter initially. Mild banana flavors immediately follow. Hints of cloves enter lastly as both wheat and lemony zest flavors grow stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and extremely carbonated (this is practically burning my tongue). Goes down rough. This beer finishes with the absolute most crispness that I have ever experienced in a beer. Too bad the rest of the mouthfeel is near garbage.
NOTE: I love wheat more than the next guy, but there just an overwhelming amount that wasn't balanced out by the yeasty banana and clove flavors.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look : cloudy orangey colour with nice thick head which settles and stays around
Smell: bread, yeasty, sweet, light malt I'd say
Taste: hints of yeast, banana and clove spice, delicious!
Feel : Smooth and light, fresh light Bitter aftertaste, stays on the palate.
Overall a wonderful example of a weißbier, bought myself a crate of these whilst visiting the continent, best buy in a long time

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into a Weizen Glass. Paid £2.59 for a single bottle.

Pours a cloudy, rusty orange-copper coloured body with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation visible towards the edges of the glass. A tall, thick, foamy white head quickly rises to three-fingers in height and hangs around for an age, leaving dense, speckled lacing as it slowly fades.

The subtle nose leads primarily with soft banana, lightly malted wheat, white bread and a gentle clove spice that become noticeable towards the back end. Taste roughly follows suit. Bready, malted wheat leads upfront alongside a mild and delicate banana character. Equally subtle cloves and spice enter around the mid palate with a smooth transition from the initial sweet esters. Towards the finish a hint of lemony hops combine with a touch of lingering spice to give a pleasant, quick, clean and slightly drying finish. In the mouth, an initially plentiful carbonation and a light to medium body give a slightly prickly, but smooth feel, it sheds this carbonation quickly however, and the second half of the glass is certainly less crisp.

Overall this is a decent beer. It’s well balanced, easy drinking and refreshing but the flavours are subdued to my tastes. There are a number of better (or at least more flavourful) Hefeweizen’s available to me at a similar price point, so I can’t see myself picking up another bottle any time soon.

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Photo of _drummer_
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is an outstanding example of a quality wheat beer. Makers of wheat beers, study this one. It is great all around. I don't really have anything negative to say about it. The initial drink down to the last drop and the aftertaste are all good for me. Great job!

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy deep golden pour with thin, yet dense white top. Aromas of tangy fruit and yeast. Semi-sweet, malt and banana come through in the flavor. Over-carbonated, as is common for the style. This is not bad, but there are better.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a .5L Eggenberg stange.

Pours a cloudy yellow color with inches of foam that rise above the edge of the oversized glass. Takes several minutes for the foam to recede to a drinkable level. Aroma is mostly banana and wheat malt.

Flavor is nice and yeasty with banana and bubble gum being the dominant flavors. Carbonation seems low, is it possible I poured this too heavily? Nice sweet flavor with the typical hefe yeast flavors.

Overall this is super tasty and very quaffable. An excellent example of a hefe, although it loses a few points due to the low carbonation.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden with big head from aggressive pour.
Smells of banana and citrus.
Taste is clean and wet, not too sweet. Only a little hop at the finish.
Lots of carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable. Great for warmer days but solid enough for year round.
Overall textbook perfect Hefeweizen. Nothing weird or unusual but perfectly true to style.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yes, it's one of the best Hefeweizen beers in the world. Pours hazy golden color with a good head. Nice banana and bread aroma. Perfect taste and thick body.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Classic hefe. Not too complex but l'argent drinkable. Quite balanced and the ester notes are not too heavy. Perfect with pizza on a hot summer day watching football

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tall Weizen glass.

Appearance : The pour produces a full glass of head, but recedes nicely to a stable three finger cap with generous soapy residue on the sides. The body has shades of iced tea in with golden orange hues. It's 80% opaque and a very pretty looking beer.

Aroma : Fresh wheat with strong notes of banana (most prominent), then vanilla, orange, and clove. A hint of grassy hop fades out the smell. Medium strength.

Taste : A very strong wheat presence, with some water, clove, and scrapings of banana peel. A dusting of plant and hop also balances out the flavor. Lots of spice and pepper provide sharpness the overall profile.

Feel : Light to medium bodied with moderate creaminess and moderate to high carbonation. It ends semi dry leaving starches of wheat on the sides of the mouth.

Overall : This is better than the Hefeweizens I've had in recent memory, but still not as good as Weihenstephaner or Franziskaner. I'll pass next time in favor of another beer I haven't reviewed or a solid Hefe from the other guys.

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

Reviewed 4/16/12

L: A hazy dark straw-like color. Surprisingly decent clarity for the style. Pretty good head retention.

A: Rather spicy, with hints of banana and pepper. Kinda bubblegummy and sweet smelling. Definitely a weissbier.

T: Right off the starting line it’s pretty wheaty and a bit malty. Semi-dry finish; very drinkable. Just enough hop bitterness to keep this beer in check. A bit peppery, following aroma.

F: Light body with heavy carbonation. Really quaffable.

Overall Impression: A classic, super-drinkable hefe. It’s subtle, got a nice aroma, and drinks great in the warm weather.

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Photo of James954
2.6/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A very heavy hefe-weizen with a strong sweet bread, banana, and clove taste with the clove staying in the after taste. The after taste gets too sour and astringent and turns your stomach a bit

Not competitive for a German Hefe.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Light amber orange in color with a tall fluffy white head. Cloudy from the addition of the yeast (mit hefe). Strong banana and clove aroma. Soft, lightly sweet, fruity flavor that finishes a bit dry. Medium bodied.

A classic hefeweizen with all the proper fruit and spice and very little flaws.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap. Pours a hazy gold with a nice creamy and lasting white head.
Aroma is banana and clove with a hint of breadiness and floral hops.
Taste is banana and clove, although a bit more subdued than some German Hefes. A nice and crisp and slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Good body, almost creamy but with a refreshing amount of carbonation.
Perhaps not on the top of German Hefeweizens but still very, very good. A crisp, flavorful and refreshing brew.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice creamy white head. The beer it self has a really nice hazy golden color. Banana, citrus, clove smell and taste. Low carbonation. It is a really smooth hefe. Can't go wrong with one of these.

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Photo of jcance
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This is a nice beer. It lacks the offensive fruity sweetness that plagues many lesser Hefeweizen. It has a brilliant texture, a great taste (though nothing particularly fantastic) and makes for a satisfying and very drinkable beverage. I prefer it to Schöfferhofer and Gutmann, though both of those are fairly enjoyable. The only German Hefeweizen I consistently enjoy every time I purchase it. Recommended.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Teku - 2.5 months prior to "best by" date
Great head, pretty to look at. Banana, clove, citrus on the nose with an unexpected mustiness. Low hops, low bitterness, nice banana spice. Great hefe at a great price.

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Photo of Buck89
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass. Huge white puffy head that slowly receded. Aromas of banana, clove, wheat and yeast. Initial taste was banana with yeast, cracker and clove with a slight lemon zing at the end. Highly carbed with a lightness on the palate. Great summer beer.

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