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

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
3,451 Ratings
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 SixpointJMH on 08-17-2001

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Photo of A1Sports
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle you get a copper/orange color with a thick white head.

S: Great smells of spice, bananas, citrus. Great smell, but could it be as good as it smells???

T: Yes, yes it can. Great flavor. Not overpowering, but full of flavor that matches the smell.

M: Crisp and clean. Bit more carbonation than anticipated, but doesn't distract from the taste.

Overall - great beer and representation of a hefezeizen. I want more.

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Photo of batt6343
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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 gardner254
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpt2222
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blacksheepbrew
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Photo of snpub540
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden, light orange hue. Had a fluffy white head that was about a 1/4". Can't see through the glass because its too cloudy.

Smells very much like banana and clove. Very enticing. Just like a hefe is supposed to smell.

Taste has a slightly bubble gum flavor with a strong spice note. A little bitter hop finish that makes it crisp and refreshing.

It goes down amazingly smooth. Full bodied mouthfeel. The perfect summer beer in my opinion.

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Photo of mastema
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Had on tap the the Frankfurt international airport.
Oh what a joy it is arriving in a land where you can get something better than Canadian or Coors on tap at your local aiport! Just had a nice pint poured for me, presenting it's big, luscious, creamy white head for all to see. The beer itself is a hazy amber in color, with light orange light seeping through, classic Weiss, with nice head retention and a fairly aggressive visible carbonation. The nose of the beer is packed with banana, similar to a Hacker Pschorr yet less sickly sweet and more balanced by nice assertive notes of black pepper and clove. The taste backs up the banana bomb nose, adding more spicy, peppery notes of clove, coriander and a doughy rye characteristic coming through on the finish.
For an airport beer, I really can't complain, the drinkability is (and will be) very easy from here in!

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Photo of PawG
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only reviewing under this entry because my beer is identical to the name and picture. This is the same as "Naturtrüb" no doubt.

Benchmark Hefeweizen. One of the first "better beers" that got me into the whole world of craft beer. It pours a uniquely opaque orange, with a billowing head. Stray bits of lacing are left behind.

Sweet bready, peanut butter aroma. Dusty wheat too.

Flavors of banana, clove, the usual, but in perfect mellow harmony. Some light citrus and fruit on the back end. Very smooth feel to it, although over time the sweetness tends to slow me down.

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Photo of microbrew52
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first sight the beverage has the appearance of cider in the glass. There is a slight hint of orange peel on the nose. The taste is not quite as smoky as some Hefs and I like it. It has a refreshing and full feel in the mouth. I feel like I could drink this all afternoon on a hot day. This is a great brew made by those who have been doing it for centuries.

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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 weizendoc
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

.5 litres poured into my frozen Erdinger Weissbierglas. Paulaner pours yellow-orange, similar to Hacker Pschorr, just a touch less orange and cloudy. Lots of hefe sediment in bottle swished out with the last 2-3 ozs.
I immediately smell cloves and banannas. First pull is a little shocking if you're used to American weizens, H-P or Erdinger. It tastes like you're drinking something from a bakers oven. Not bad, just not particularly refreshing....
and that's why I squeeze a small lemon wedge and throw it through the head. One or two more pulls and I'm in the middle of one of the best thirst cutting weizens I've tasted! The lemon really mellows out the cloviness and compliments it at the same time.

*For the perfect pour, cut off some of the shiny lemon rind so that it imparts less bitterness.* As you near the bottom of your glass you will swear that this is nectar from heaven!

I can (and have) had sessioning quantities of this very fine weisbier on tap in Germany and can attest to it's consistent perfection. However, in Germany it really says 'Hefeweizen Naturtrub' on a(different) off-white label and it tastes a little different than this bottle. I think that the one we get in USA (and the one I reviewed here) is just called Hefe-Weizen.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - large white head forming up quickly on the pour, melting down with agate lacing to a thick cap. Hazy translucent dirty orange with active beading.

Aroma - banana cream pie! Sweet initially, with more yeast and spice coming through as it settles.

Taste - solid banana, clove, and light yeast flavors combine for the authentic hefe taste. Sweet finish with banana, lemon and muted spiciness.

Mouthfeel - smooth and cake-like with slightly above average carbonation.

Drinkability - a bonafide taste of Germany, a most session-worthy hefe.

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

This pours a very hazy pumpkin orange with a two finger eggshell head rising up and dying slowly to a thick ring and cap, with hints of lace. On the nose there is a classic mix of banana, clove, and cinnamon. In the mouth it's more of the same, a firm spice up front with the banana enveloping the mid-palate, with the clove and cinnamon showing up again as part of a longish finish. These hefeweizens might not vary much by elements but more by balance, and the balance here is spectacular. The body is light and creamy.

Overall, this is a fine, fine hefeweizen. I'm not huge on the style in general but this is a great beer, easy to drink, tasty, great-looking, etc.

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

Pours a very nice white thick head -- very active carb as a Weiss should be. Aroma of yeast some malitness. Wonderful initial refreshing taste. Some lemon and banana tones along with that light Weiss body you'd expect. It's so nice to have a 12oz Weiss beer available. To me, the perfect summer beer or to try out on a BMC drinker. Highly recommended.


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

Poured from a bomber into a hefe glass
Appearance-This one has a golden orange murky yellow color to it as it poured from the bottle. The head was a nice white that was very lazy and stuck around.

Smell-This has a nice fruit smell with a scent of banana and a little bit something else that I cant recognize but definetly earthy.

Taste-Definetly one of the better hefes I have come across and no i dont put citrus in mine.This one is put together just about perfect.

Mouthfeel/Drinkabilty-This is a crisp very fresh tasting beer I highly recommend. The abv is 5.5 so pick up a couple 6's and enjoy.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wonder if I have the temperature right. Looks and smells delicious, but the flavor is a little flat, and that's only enhanced by the distinctly fine feel of the carbonation in the mouth. Still, a beer I'd definitely revisit again.

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

500 ml bottle.

Pours the hazy straw. Big, creamy white head. Smell is toasty, with a pinch of lemony spices. Taste is big and banana, with major clove accents and minor plum character. Great malt and grain flavor. Finish is smooth and dry, with a lot of residual citrus. Delicious. One of the best.

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

Pours a cloudy orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma consists of wheat malt, banana, cloves and yeast. Smooth full-bodied mouthfeel. Wheat malt with a spicy bitterness appear in the forefront. The bitterness is smoothed over by a rich banana and vanilla flavor midway through. The finish sees the return of the banana flavor, in addition to some cloves and pear. Paulaner's rich flavor provides for a very enjoyable hefe-weiss.

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

Pours beautifully with a very tightly beaded fine white head that is several inches high to begin with and then settles to a thin cap on the beer for the duration. Lightly bready and with balanced and subtle banana and clove, especially banana. The taste is similar, with restrained but noticeable banana and clove, a nice clean graininess up-front, and a crisp minerality on the finish. Beautifully made. Crisp but relatively soft in the mouth, this is an ultimate quencher in the sense that it is cooling on a hot day and refreshes, but there is aalso enough flavor to keep your interest. Outstanding, and one of my favorite summer beers.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- golden yellow to brown color, with cloudy body, high carbonation to be seen off the pour, starts moderate white head though quickly disappears to not much head,

Smell- Yeasty, wheat, slight sweet fruity nose,

Taste- Slightly fruity and citrus tones on the first taste, a little of bit of malt creates a decent sweetness to mix in with the wheat and grain flavors, very refreshing flavor,

Mouthfeel- soft and light bodied with very very high carbonation

Drinkability- Extremely drinkable, i imagine this is going to be a great summertime session beer for me, its definitely a good example to me of a german wheat beer, I find it to be a fair priced beer and should be a regular choice as a wheat session, very refreshing beer.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3,451 ratings
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