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

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

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

Pours a cloudy golden with a nice thick white head that leaves trails of lace on the glass.

There are the old standards--banana and cloves that permeate the head of the beer and tickle my nose.

Citrus, banan and spice blend nicely in this wonderful beer. This is a fantastic tasting beer. A nice hop presence is also part of the taste.

This beer is very smooth and refereshing to drink. The hops finish this beer to complete a great drinking experience. The hops add a dimension missing from other wheat beers.

The Germans have perfected the Hefe-Weizen and it is evident in this fine offering from Paulaner.

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

This is a subtle Hefe that takes a few sips to give up the goods. Not in your face but rather refined and very well balanced. The banana and cloves are there but seemed blended into the whole. The finish is crisp and solid with a high drinkability resulting.

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Photo of GnomeKing
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This mildly cloudy, medium-yellow brew almost seems to glow softly under the right light. It's a beauty. The wheat and malts blend divinely to create a sweet, completely agreeable beer that you just can't help wanting more of. I'm a big fan of wheat beers, and this is one of the best. Although I like Hoegaarden, Blue Moon, Celis White and so on, that type of wheat beer can be a little too tangy and sweet. Paulaner's Hefe-Weizen avoids these drawbacks by being subtle, not letting any particular taste overwhelm the taste buds.

This brew can feel a little thin, although it's so tasty that it hardly bothered me.

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

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

Thick foamy head. I had to pour extra slow at a full tilt to keep it under control. Poured into my chilled weissglass. A completely enjoyable and drinkable beer. I could drink this one every day, seriously.

Banana, smooth aftertaste. I like that the taste nearly disappears by the time you mouth the next gulp. My wife was sitting with me as I was drinking this and she nearly stole the whole glass when I let her taste it.

Plenty carbonated for me, and the head is worth mentioning twice.

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

Cloudy mango color with a thick 2-finger head. Wheat and fruity aroma, with bananas gently asserting itself. Carbonation is moderate, and the medium body hits the tongue with mellow wheat and yeast sweetness. Goes down with a sweet fruit mix, finishing as bananas. Great hefe, perfect for the summer.

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

Pint at Zeno's. Dark orangish and cloudy with a huge head that refuses to go away- this is one nice looking beer. Smell is fruity and citrusy. Taste is sweet and spicy with lots of fruit complexities, perhaps some banana flavor. Really quite good- how a hefeweizen should taste. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, and nicely carbonated. Definitely drinkable. One could definitely have several of these at a time.

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Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This has a murky caramel color -- a classic characteristic of hefeweizen. Awesome smell with a slight bitterness and a hint of banana goodness. Full bodied and flavor. The bitterness present in smell is not present in the taste. Not carbonated water like some other brews. Really easy to drink, a definitely hefeweizen for the summer. Finishes more pronounced than it starts.

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

12 oz glass bottle poured into a hefe-weizen glass.

A: A gorgeous cloudy sun-kissed straw color with a frothy one finger head that fades to a thin layer with nice lacing.

S: Wow. Immediately I notice an aroma that reminds me of my childhood... candied orange peels. This sugary orange scent is married to a full yeast scent. Right now all I can think of is running to a bakery and grabbing a sweet roll and covering it in orange marmalade.

M: Thin but satisfying. This is not a beer style that is meant to be too full. It is light in body with a mild carbonation. The finish on this hefe is longer than most.

T: The hop flavor is very evident and welcome, but it is quickly matched mid palate with a borage of coriander and yeasty bread. The hop resurfaces in the finish.

It seems to me that in the past 360 some odd years that the Paulaner monks did something right lol. This is truly a standup representation of a hefe-weizen and I would highly recommend it to people that are trying to become more accustomed to the style.

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

appearance: pours a cloudy slightly dark dark gold that goes to a murkier brown after adding the sediment from the bottle, with a huge head that falls to almost nothing and leaves very little lacing on the glass.

smell: i wish i could describe it better, but it smells like hefeweizen. I guess theres some yeast and banana smells in there, and a bit of clove.

taste and mouthfeel: Tastes light and crisp with nice carbonation. Had some lemon and banana fruit flavors. Finishes with the lasting feel of carbonation and bit of tarness.

notes: There are other hefes but I like more but this is readily available, fairly affordable, and a nice resfreshing drink. I'd pick it up again anytime as a sample of a great hefeweizen.

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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 dacrza1
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gift from Shan's Uncle Mark during a nondescript visit--ever so thoughtful of him...pours a perfect cloudy haze with a four-finger head that settles into sparse cumulus clouds...fresh citrus smell, with clove and banana and a citrus orange/lemon zest that separates from other hefe's with its backbone...soft palate, smooth and far as long-range partying through a hot day, this is the most available choice, sure to win even the most apprehensive beer drinkers...

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

500ml bottle poured into a Schofferhofer Weizen glass.

A. Cloudy orange in colour with an off white, slightly yellowish head that has incredible staying power.

N. Sweet malts, pineapple, banana, candy floss and bubblegum aromas are all quite prominent.

T. Spicy tones quickly leave a pleasant fruity taste on the palate, a mix of pineapple and banana and other Caribbean fruits dominate I can also detect the faintest hint of apple. A short finish without much bitterness.

M. Medium. A smooth, easy drinking German wheat beer.

An excellent wheat beer from the Munich brewery, one that I would thoroughly recommend. It is perhaps the best wheat beer I have had to date.

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Photo of dbaker61
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

500 mL bottle. Enjoyed at Jenny's Cafe, Jinan, Shandong Province, China. Poured into a weizen glass by the bartender, who made sure to add the yeasty remains.

Appearance: Golden-brown color, very cloudy, typical of the style. Pouring built two fingers of rich head, which died slowly, leaving little lacing down the glass upon drinking.

Smell: The smell can be used as the standard for weissbiers. There were loads of banana and other fruits, wheat and yeast. Quite sweet.

Taste: Mild, malty and slightly sweet. More wheat than banana in the taste. No hops detected, which is typical of the style (in my opinion).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, with low carbonation. Finished nice.

Drinkability: Very. I could drink these all day. Very refreshing. Went well with mixed sausages, penne pasta and pizza.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,399 ratings.
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