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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
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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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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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a hefe glass. Pale yellow and cloudy, Head comes up big.

Smell is yeasty and fruity, bananas, peaches and cloves.

Taste is good but does not wow you. fruity yeast and grain. hops could be better but not bad. Nothing unpleasant.

mouthfeel is ave. fizzy.

drinkability is high. MK

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 2/25/14

Appearance: Pours unexpectedly clear, very light haze - large, fluffy, creamy head that sticks around for quite some time - leaves blobs of lacing - quite attractive

Smell: Definitely has the aromas of a traditional German Hefeweizen, but perhaps on the mellow side (not necessarily a bad thing) - moderately yeasty, with some nice banana esters, clove, and phenols - some pale malts and wheat, not as wheaty as some others of the style - again, on the mellow side overall

Taste: In a word, archetypical - this about as Hefeweizen-y as a Hefeweizen gets - yeasty flavors, with banana, clove, and phenols - lightly earthy - maybe a hint of light citrus - pale grains and some touches of wheat - finishes clean and refreshing

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely smooth thanks to the wheat, clean

Overall: Definitely better than the one with artificial wheat

This is a very good Hefeweizen. Nothing particularly stands out, however. It's just a well-rounded, easy to drink beer. It's not going to blow any minds, but it's worth a try.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a hazy yellow-orange with a thick off-white head. Strong wheat and dough aroma, with clove spice. Hint of some fruits, but couldn’t determine what they were. A good medium body and a flavor that was fruits and spices....very good. My only complaint was the finish. From the first sips to the last warmed up swallow, this beer did not imopress me with the aftertaste..part dry, but mostly just short and bland. Overall, though, I could see several of these on a hot summer day later this year.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - The brew pours a radiant hazed golden-caramel hue and is capped with a moderate sized ecru head.

S - The nose is banana, spice and sweet wheat, the requisite elements; it also is quite pale grainy and mineral-y.

T - The taste reinforces the dynamic found in the aroma with this brew exhibiting nearly as much Lager character as Hefeweizen. Banana, spice and the like are dialed down, even in comparison to the nose; alternately, the pale grain huskiness and mineral notes are strengthened. It does not taste bad by any stretch of the imagination; it does seem, however, a bit off-style.

M - The feel is a bit too prickly and not creamy enough, though the weight is just about right.

O - This is a decent beer but there are literally a half-dozen widely available examples of the style that are better.

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Photo of jayjay1976
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale orange-yellow, with thick foam that seems to stratify upon standing, subsiding to a frothy lid after taking a sip. I usually scrub my upper lip before drinking beer to preserve the head, but I forgot today.

prominent oak wood smoke and copper with subtle carrot/fruity background. I don't get the banana so many others mention. metallic after-smell. is there such a thing as after-smell? maybe that's my upper lip I'm detecting.

Dry and tart with smokey, grilled bread undercarriage. Crisp and pleasantly bitter, quite refreshing. A little thin in the yeast department, missing something truly great Hefe-weizens have. Fizzy and quite pleasant on the tongue, and absolute velour on the back of the throat. I finally got the banana when I belched. (opposite of nose I guess)

Not quite the tongue-stravaganza I was expecting, but I do like it. And, it sits lightly for a hefe; I can drink 5 or 6 without burping up any pastries.

Overall, a good entry point for those looking to develop a taste for heavy, serious hefes, crossing over from bitter ales and lagers. And maybe more accessible for the ladies, as in Germany Hefe weizens are not usually favored by the fraüleins because of their bloat-inducing heft.

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Photo of atsprings
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a hazy orange with a thin head that was mostly diminishing. The aroma was of sweet fruits and freshly baked bread. The taste was a good mix of light fruits with a surprising amount of hoppiness for a hefe. The beer was light and well carbonated. A good example of the style.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into weizen glass

A:Pours a hazy gold. Not as cloudy as one would want to see a heff.

S:The wheat is definitely there but the banana/clove/yeast taste is almost an afterthought. I do not like Heffs when the dominate but they must at least be there in some force.

T:Wheat then the banana/clove. Maybe I have a bad bottle since I have had much better Pauliners. A little off

M: Light body med carb. Needs a little more carb. Again bad bottle?

D: Even with what is probably a bad bottle this is still a very drinkable beer. Have drank this beer a ton and it is a great summer session beer.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

Appearance: hazy golden yellow orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: bananas. cloves, wheat,

Taste: more of the same as the smell with clove being a lot more prominent

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, well balanced, crisp, refreshing

Overall: A very nice and refreshing hefe just not quite top notch like some of the others in this style.



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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 jwebster412
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is my first review.

I thought this was a beautiful natural wheat with tons of head, nice lacing and a nice rich orange color that I find very appealing. The smell is somewhat more fruity than I like, but is still very pleasant with notes of banana, citrus, hops and a slight tint of alcohol. As already said in another review, the taste closely follows the smell, with a lot of fruit and spice coming through. It finishes somewhat bitter and leaves a slight dry feeling in the mouth, somewhat like a persimmon. Toward the end of the beer, its starts leaving a lot to be desired.

Decent, not the best. I will get this again. Wheat Ales are my favorites, and I look forward to adding this beer to my rotation.

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Photo of Mustard
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle; no "best by" or "bottled on" date; purchased for $7.49/6 from the Beverage Warehouse off Culver.

Appearance: Pours a rich, orange-hued gold with a large, foamy, snow-white head; cloudy, as per the style; copious amounts of lacing with and stellar head retention.

Aroma: Gingerly of sweet banana, yeast and spicy clove with ever so faint citric notes in the background.

Taste: Decidely like its nose (bananas, yeast and cloves), albeit with a stronger emphasis on its citric qualities (lemon); sweet malt front with a slightly sour twang; somewhat spicy; medium bodied.

Notes: Ever time I drink this I somehow feel disappointed; far from bad, but something here leaves me a tad cold.

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Photo of veech
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am not a huge weiss fan but this was a pretty good brew. I noted a yeasty spiciness that was profound, but not overtly overpowering. I think that the spices were a direct result of the particular strain of yeast. A friend of mine is the brewer at my local brewpub and he cooked up a batch of hefe and added a different yeast strain in a keg this summer and it tasted exactly like flying dog hefe, and very similar but stronger than this one. I preferred the Paulaner far and away to the other weiss beers I've sampled this summer. If you're a huge hefe fan this may be a little weak for you but I enjoyed it.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
91 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.
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