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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:
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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a cloudy dried lemon rind color with a dull luster and modest two inch head that doesn't make it very long but leaves a whispy lacing. The nose is musty wheat with very muted clove and overpowering bubblegum.

Taste is light and tangy, camomile hints, and big citrus flavor. Not much clove and actually not much of that bubblegum that was in the nose. Good astringent contribution from the wheat. This beer is a different animal on tap. Rediculously fresh tasting. The mouthfeel is thiner but still good. This is always a dependably tasty beer. I I made short work of a wiesse glass full.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO 500ml can for $2.80. Served at 5deg C in a tulip glass

A- Very good. Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts and lasts. Cloudy white beer

S- Not a lot there. Some coriander and spice but subdued

T- Ok but not great. A really subdued Hoegaarden.

M- Ok but nothing special

O- Ok. Will not buy again nor try on tap. There are so many better whites out there that this one can stay on the shelf

Food Pairing

This ok white went well with... Hot dogs off the BBQ!


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Photo of mariposafan
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with no more than one finger of head. Traces of the head last throughout the drink, though.

The smell is the high point for me - banana, cloves and sweetness.

After that smell the taste is a letdown. All of the players are there - some sweetness, banana, spices, tartness - but the only one really coming through is the tartness. Mostly the flavors are a little week and watery. There's a bit of a sour aftertaste as well.

The mouthfeel is a little on the watery side and there's a bit too much prickly carbonation for my liking. Nothing too bad, but not great.

Drinkability is fine, though it would be better if more flavor was in the offing. Not a bad hefeweizen but nothing I'd buy over Franziskaner (which I'm hoping is available year round) or New Glarus' Dancing Man.

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

had two bottles, the first colder than the second. (both "produced 03/08). less head from the colder one, but good staying power. color is nearly orange enough to pass for ipa. good lace.
clove and grain on the nose, but not much banana ester.
taste is of lemon, subdued tartness. the flavors are restrained but amiable and well balanced, particularly as the beverage warms. (update: after a few more bottles, i can no longer ignore an unpleasant astringency.)
mouthfeel is silky, over the top smooth. maybe too slippery like there's a hefty dose of diacetyl. not quite as much carbonation as expected.
still a good hefe, and easy drinking. but not so great as i remembered from last summer.
in a hefe head to head to head i conducted one night, it placed 3rd behind tucher (2nd) and hacker.

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

A big, puffy, egg-white-colored head rushes up the sides of the glass as I pour, thanks to a level of carbonation that nearly makes this look like soda pop. However, there's not a great deal of lacing. The beer goes from translucent yellow-orange to a muddy apricot after pouring the yeast, yet the viscosity itself remains thin. Peach and banana smells explode out of the bottle (nice!) but as soon as I put my nose to the glass they disappear (d'oh!). What happened? All that remains are hints of banana puree and canned peach syrup over a base of white-bready malt. Flavors are vaguely fruity and sweet: dried banana chips with just a dash of clove that resolves into a mealy, somewhat interesting, apple-jack aftertaste; but I think cantaloupe is the big thing here. Although the carbonation is forceful on the palate, the liquid itself is juicy, with very little body... this Weizen could use a good bit more Hefe. Serviceable rather than inspiring. Beer that approaches carbonated cantaloupe juice isn't always what I'm in the mood for, but come those hot, lazy summer afternoons, I'll be on my patio downing half a case of these puppies. Just like I do every year.

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

Pours a hazy yellow-amber color, topped with a monsterous white head. Decent lace, and moderate head retention. Fine looking brew. The smell is a mix of soft bubblegum, clove, banana, and yeast. There’s also more than a fair share of fruit aromas: peach, lemon, mango?, etc. The grassyness and mildly twangy wheat flavor really doesn’t leap out in this brew. It stays in the background until the mid-taste. The beer is modestly sweet and a bit more acidic than I expected. Nice clean finish. Fairly high carbonation, but about average for the style. The body is light, and the beer can certainly be called refreshing. Respectable Hefe.

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

Had on draft at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Pours a nice hazy gold, lots of creamy white head.

S- Slight scent of clove and banana, very spicy.

T- Strong wheat flavors, ester, banana, and clove. No hops, as per the style, a very refreshing brew.

M- Well carbonated, medium body, goes down quite smoothly.

D- A very refreshing beer, but not as flavorful as others in the style.

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

Poured with a big 2 finger white head. Beer is a light yellow orange with good carbonation in it.

Smells like wheat, citrus, bananas, cloves.

Tastes of wheat and spices. Not much of an aftertaste.

Pretty good mouthfeel, light to medium bodied and fine carbonation

Drinks very easily. A sessionable beer.

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

Pours a hazy rich orange with a tall, chunky white head, a tad darker than most examples of the style.

The nose is bananas and subdued lavender and hay--clove and bubblegum aromas are present also.

Rich typical elements of a hefeweizen come into play against a bit of orangeyness. A little heavy on the barley and restrained on the wheat, with creamy banana sweetness throughout and a hint of clove spiciness and pink bubblegum in the finish all working together nicely.

The mouthfeel is lively and fresh, crisp and yet wonderfully creamy.

Overall a pretty classic example of a hefeweizen and you could do a lot worse. It's a particularly hot day today as I drink this and I can't help but wish it was a little more crisp, dry, tart and lemony than it is.

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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 mc98gg
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured the Natural Wheat into a weizen glass. The head was large and dissipated slowly. Had a cloudy golden orange color. The smell has a sweetness to it, and a little spice. I also smell hops and a little wheat. The taste starts off with hops and wheat, then the spice takes over, leaving a tingling sensation on the tongue. I really like the mouth feel on this beer, good carbonation too.

Overall: I really like this beer, I would drink it again. Don't think I would drink more than one in a sitting however. The spice is nice at first, but by the time you finish the beer it gets kind of old. It is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Vengeance526
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a frothy 2 finger white head, with lots of active carbonation and a good deal of lacing.

Smells strongly of wheat and cloves.

Taste is mildly fruity with hints of banana and cloves coming in. Not quite as pronounced as in the smell though.

Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel and seemed a little watery at times. Clearly a good thing to have on a hot day so drinkability is okay on this one when the time calls for it. Overall a pretty good hefe but there are a few others out there that are just a bit more satisfying than Paulaner.

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Photo of Rootdog316
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a very medium head with a little bit of lacing around the rim of the glass. Could definitely sense the hint of banana, and poured a hazy yellowish color. There was some hops, but nothing too overwhelming. Not much carbonation either. Not a bad hef, but not the best that I've had before either.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this as my first of five 5 ouncers in a flight of beer at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. A bit thin on taste and appearance--tastes a bit like grass and slightly milky hue. This would be a good stepping stone brew for those looking past the BMC but it just did not cut it versus a Pyramid or Weihenstephaner Hefe.

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Photo of jwhawkins81
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Yard House in Coral Gables, FL

Aroma - A lot of orange and spice from this Hefe

Appearance - Cloudy orange yellow with a thin white head

Taste - Decent hefeweizen for a hot summer day. I wasn't overwhelmed but it was still an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five-finger white head that fades to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Nearly clear light amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Yeasty nose. Starts with a wheat-yeast flavor, nice clean finish. Good example of a hefe-weizen. $1.50 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.

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Photo of AChamberlain
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured cloudy orange-ish, thin head (bad poor I say). Of course I picked up banana aromas and flavors. A very typical hefeweizen. Medium bodied and smooth. An extremley drinkable hefe. This is a good fall back beer, a lot of time it might be your best draft brew available. I always go for it. Just watch out for those bad poors, most places don't put it in the right glass.

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Photo of cyrenaica
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle
5.50% ABV

I tried this beer on March 20, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario. The beer poured a hazy orange gold colour with a huge fluffy white head. The aroma was malt, and spice. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and highly carbonated. The flavour was grainy malt, and some sweet banana hints

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a weizen glass)
A- This beer has a hazy caramel colored body with a thick creamy off-white head that last and last for the full glass of beer. There is a strong carbonation of microbubbles that race to the surface.
S- The aroma is pretty clean with not much yeast characteristic. There is an tart apple aroma followed by some bread crust aroma and a flinty mineral finish that grows as the beer warms.
T- The flavor of bread crust and dried apples gives way to a slightly sweet tartness in the finish.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight fizzy finish.
D- I was really surprised not to get any of the great yeasty character typical of weizens but it did have some good bready qualities. There was a cidery flavor that was a bit off aswell. It was just a bit to drab to finish.

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Photo of DPJ3322
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - I poured this lovely hefeweizen into a pint glass and it formed a very good head. A nice, thick 1/2" foam head remained after settling. The color is a nice golden/banana hue which matches very nicely with the smell.

Smell- I get a distinct banana smell immediately and it fades to a nice fruity smell.

Taste - The taste is distinctly fruity and the nice hefeweizen lightness to the taste. There is a bit of wateriness and lack of complexity though. A distinct banana aftertaste is left on my tongue.

Mouthfeel - I get a lot of carbonation and fizz on the tongue.

Overall - This was one of my favorite craft beers when I was first starting out with craft. It was much bolder and tastier at the time. However, I am glad for what this beer has done for me and it is nice to revisit it even though it wasn't as good at it once was.

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Photo of jtingue
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a weisen glass.

Appearance- Pours with a huge 4 fingers of head which reduces down to about a finger and a half. Cloudy yellow orange in color. Effervescent bubble rise from the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Banana is dominant, with a sweetness and breadiness in the background . Strangely there is a bit of booziness in the nose.

Taste- Slight fruity tartness right up front, followed by a sweet banana flavor. An herbal note is present in the middle, followed by a faint spiciness similar to coriander. Short moist finish with a lingering

Mouthfeel- Very thin body, though very drinkable. Slight carbonation.

The mouthfeel is definitely the weakest part of the beer. It doesn't have the thicker body and dense carbonation that I like in hefeweisens. Overall a very sessionable beer though.

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Photo of cnally
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Radiant orange-yellow color in the body, small-bubbled white head has little staying power.

Dingy yeasty aroma, a little musty, but has a little citrus and lavender--very floral, but a dirty floral.

The flavor carries quite a bit of bitterness and butterscotch. Flavor finishes spicy, pumpkin spice and clove.

A little light on the feel, watery.

Decent enough of a brew. Tasty but due to the high spice, one I'd chill with slowly.

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Photo of jaluria
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy yellow-golden color with bunches of white colored foam that slowly dissipated and left behind some lacing in my 24 oz. Hefe Weizen cup. Aromas of grains, butter, bananas, and yeast seemed to come out; nothing extraordinary or different from other beers in this style. The taste was rather sharp and even biting, but refreshing with various fruity flavors that changed over time and generated a slightly sweet aftertaste. Lingering sourness in the back of my throat, but it wasn't bad. The drinkability takes a hit because it was closer to a sipping beer than a session or gulping beer. Flavorful and dry, it paired nicely with some fresh cheese on-hand.

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Photo of JDH2000
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle w/ 11/2009 date poured into a pint glass.

A- pours a cloudy amber with two fingers of head that quickly reduce to just one finger that lasts throughout the glass.

S- Great aroma of the wheat malts pretty much carries through.

T- the smooth wheat malt gives way to bananas and bread.

M- slightly oily mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

D- all in all, a pretty drinkable beer. Definitely a good choice on a hot summer day.

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Photo of unojuno
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Labeled for US retail as "Natural Wheat"

Appearance: Golden yellow color. Barely lets in light (cloudy) and shines. Pours into a pint glass with a 2 finger head that rises.

Smell: Smells of yeast, hops and spices.

Taste: I can taste the hops, yeast, wheat and a hint of pepper. Has a nice after bite to it. As you move half-way through the drink, the citrus flavors become profound. (If you drink the foam as it rises when you pour, very bitter and delicious).

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but a little sticky. Although the yeast and wheat are balanced, they do a toll on the saliva of the mouth.

Drinkability: I couldn't imagine drinking this on a hot summer day, but while relaxing on a cool evening. Definitely a book-reading beer, not drinking at a fast pace. Enjoyable.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,328 ratings.
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