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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 Skidz
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out pale straw in color and sits a light orange amber in the glass with a large fluffy white head that holds on pretty strong with good looking lacings on the glass.

Smells sweet and malty with nice light and aromatic spicing. A bit of banana here and there and some hops present in the background.

Taste is quite neutral up front and slowing gains speed into some malts and corresponding banana like fruitiness. A shortly lived, mild sourness comes out right after the sweetness starts to fade which then brings you into a pleasant bitterness that is well rounded with some lemony flavors and just a touch of hops. Very palatable and easy to handle.

Crisp in the mouth with good carbonation flowing all the way through but not overly so. About a medium body, maybe a bit on the lighter side.

An easy Hefe to drink, and a great option to have year round, instead of waiting for the American micro seasonals. A very well managed beer with plenty of character to make it a worthwhile purchase.

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Photo of alexgash
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my transition beers from yore…
Hazy, golden-orange, with a very big, fluffy, white head.
Light candied wheat malt, bananas, clove, and yeast make up the well proportioned nose.
Taste starts with lightly sweet wheat malt. Traces of banana, banana bread, and cloves follow. Finish is wheat bitter with some yeastiness. Archetypal hefeweizen taste. Not overly flavorful, but classic, with smooth, even carbonation (belying its geyser head appearance), and bigger bodied than you think! Thank you Paulaner for using this to help convert me to good beer.

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Photo of DrJay
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange-gold colour topped by a very dense, white head of fine bubbles. Excellent retention and stickage to the glass. Some lemony citrus aroma with a bit of clove-like spiciness and distinctive yeast character. Good malty backbone with a bit of peppery phenols and fairly complex fruity esters that remind me of banana and orange. Very mild bitterness appears towards the end along with some additional spiciness. Very smooth texture, aided by excellent carbonation. This was a great find!

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an incredible rusty orange with plenty of carbonation visible through the haze. The Head is huge with remarkable retention and beautiful lace left behind. The aroma is of cloves and a fruity maltiness. The taste is an explosion of everything good about wheat beers. Theres plenty of clove, banana, citrus and bubble gum notes detected. The mouthfeel is silky and very thick. This is an incredibly drinkable hefe with so many outstanding flavors, and no notable flaws. This is definitely my favorite hefe weizen so far.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a nice deep golden color with a fluffy head from the big pint bottle. The smell is of a mix of banana, clove and spiciness along with some other light fruity, grainy tones. A nice nose overall.

The first sip has a nice underlying banana wheat flavor which mingles with spicy notes. Clove, pepper and fresh baked bread come to mind for me. Overall, a nice flavor that is quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is well done. Very smooth and easy to drink. Carbonation is good. Drinkability is good as well. A six pack of this would be a good choice for a get together with friends or a quiet evening at home.

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Photo of beertaster13
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice hazy copper orange. The head is very impressive, lacing is great as it sticks to the glass. The smell is strong of banana and yeast, a nice toast and bread smell with peppers and spices. The taste is of bananna and sweet fruit nectar, a slight toasted yeast and grain, nice sweet spicy taste. Medium bodied and smooth, good for a summer sipper.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little confused at first as to where to review this beer. With so many Hefe Weizens listed, and my bottle reading "Hefe-Weizen Natural Wheat" it becvame a process of elimination. Oh, well, on to the reviewing already.

Pours out an orange blossom honey-amber color with a huge head developing at first, at least 3 times the height of the actual liquid. After that settles down, a more respectable, although still large, head stands before eventually dropping to a thick film. Lace is negligible.
Smell is of malt,spice (cloves? nutmeg?), banana, orange and lightly, hops.
Taste is more of the same. Orange, honey, clove & nutmeg spices, malt, banana, with hops late & light. A wonderful complexity.
Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, lightly warming in the back of the mouth and throat, a light effervescence.
Drinkability is quite high and has a wonderful flavor. A very well-rounded brew. Just watch the initial pour.

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Photo of revdrjbob
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a large fluffy white head, a cloudy brilliant gold/orange hue. Aromas of sweet banana, clove, yeast and malty biscuits. Tasted of pretty much the same, with hints of yeast, slight nutmeg, and a grainy wheat character. Finished with a wheaty sweetness. A totally kick ass hefe!

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Photo of oxmasterscream
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance was a cloudy golden color with a steady stream of bubbles rising up to a pillowy, white head that resembled beaten egg whites. Aroma was great... musty bananas, cloves, sour apples. Taste was all spice and cloves up front, tangy in the middle, with a crsip, dry aftertaste. Mouth was very effervescent, lighter bodied, smooth and extremely drinkable. A great example of the style. Good stuff.

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Photo of soper2000
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to find this on-tap among the usual macros at the bw-3's in West Lafayette. So I pony up for one. 5 dollars for 23 ounces is the going rate ( i expected a little more inflated price). It pours a nice cloudly light orange color with a finger and a half white head. Slight smell of citrus is noticable on top of a malty grassy body. Faint smell of bannana is also in the background. Huge notes of aforementioned bannana dominate this beer. This is a good thing for me. The sweetness of the bannana is offset by some grassy flavor giving it some necessary balance. Nice drinkability but eventually the malt flavor adds up. A decent Hefe all and all, not my favorite but not the worst.

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Photo of crookedhalo
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Paulaner recently changed their label for this beer, pretty much the same depiction only the sky isn't so blue. Regardless, it's about what's inside the bottle that counts. Pours a cloudes orange-yellow with a thick off-white head that just doesn't seem to want to go away. Rich banana notes, phenolic clove notes and big on the wheat malt. Big wheaty sweetness upfront, a citrus zing and thin in the middle and clovey and dry in the finish. Good carbonation. An easily enjoyable hefeweizen.

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Photo of Boto
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught: This one pours a cloudy darker golden color. Slight hints of orange to the color. There was a small white head. The aroma was quite nice. It was yeasty, wheaty, and spicy, also with notes of banana. The flavors mirrored the aromas. A very nice beer.

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Photo of WetCoaster
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: A cloudy orange with golden highlights. Pure white creamy head with excellent retention. Moderate, fine carbonation. Thin lacing and collar throughout.

Smell: Bit of apple yeast off the bat followed by a soft wheatiness. Within this, there is sweet tropical fruit with pineapple and banana notes, medicinal clove herbiness and a sharp citrus bite. Everything you want in a weisse, nothing you don't.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Crisp and soft at the same time, nicely carbonated, with a sharp lemon bite up front, a wheat cracker body and hints of sweet fruit and clove spice throughout. Dry, almost metallic finish with a bit of yeast funkiness lingering.

Drinkability: About as drinkable as beer can be, especially during a hot summer afternoon barbecue across from the Golden Gate Bridge where each of, say, eight of these tasted like sweet nectar brought down from on high by God himself.

A great summer beer, a great example of the style--just a great beer, period.

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Photo of Southernbrew
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange appearance with a big soft head.

Aroma full of soft banana flavor, cloves and yeast.

Full bodied and deliciously smooth. The clove and banana flavors show up first and then move to a dry, yeasty flavors. I pick up a "bazooka joe" bubble gum flavor but not strong at all. The malts pick up and then it finishes with a nice, soft lemon flavor.

I have enjoyed this beer several times and will continue to do so. Dead on for style and supremely refreshing.

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Photo of ithacabaron
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quaffed time and time again -- so I figured it was about time for me to actually review it.

Poured into a tall (22 oz., I believe?) Paulaner glass, a cloudy deep yellow with an incredibly creamy dense "whipped egg white" head. Perfect for the style.

Aroma is fantastic, phenolic and full of bananas, cloves, and a vanilla-like sweetness.

Taste is the quintessential Hefeweizen taste -- sweet vanilla laced bananas, with spices, not only clove, but also nutmeg -- for the sweetness, however, this is never cloying, finishing crisp and bright at the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel is excellent: creamy, dense, and oh-so-smooth.

Drinkability is just about perfect...I like to drink this by the liter when possible. I have so many excellent memories of letting collegiate summer afternoons drift by, the sun shining on my face, and a tall glass of Paulaner Hefe beside me.

All in all, one of the world's most perfectly crafted beers. A joy to drink, and eminently better fresh from the tap, as opposed to the bottle.

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Photo of baiser
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy but vibrant orange-yellow colour, with a HUGE white head. It was hard to control. Left a permanent finger thick layer of foam. The head was very creamy.

Smelled of cloves and bananas.

Taste was spicey, sweet and lots of banana. After taste was bitter and sweet at the same time. Mouthfeel was smooth, and could've been creamier, but no complaints.

Could drink this all night long.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle served in a german wheat glass. Appears to be a freshness date on the bottom right of the label that reads "12.04". Brewed and bottled Paulaner Munich, Germany. Very nice looking label that shows a colorful background and a beautiful sky.

Very nice and full head on the top of this beer. Eventually disappeared to about a 1/4 off white lining.

The color is Hazy and cloudy amberish orange. Smells of citrus, yeast and spices.

Medium bodied wheat beer. Banana and orange flavors present. Smooth and enjoyable.

A classic German Hefe-Weizen and always a solid choice.

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Photo of mschofield
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber topped with a huge four finger frothy white head. Leaves partial rings of puffy lace.
Clove, banana, honey aroma, fruity quality.
Clove, vanilla, light malt, hay, peach in the taste.
Light bodied, approaching medium. A bit too full for me, good but it isn't one of the best.

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Photo of SaunaKing
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very nice all round beer. Pours a orange tinged amber color with a small head that recedes leaving nice lacing on the glass.
The taste reminds me of citrus with hints of cloves. A very smooth, creamy mouthfeel has it going down very easy. I just bought my first 6pack of this recently and this is going down very well. With the limited local selection of beer this will certainly find its way into the rotation.

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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 RushLimbmalt
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours an exceptional apricot/copper and has a nice white head. It has nice lacing for this style of beer. It quickly dissapates thoug, but only a bit quicker than the beer :) The aromas of bannana, clove,lemon, and a bit wheat remind me why I love the Heffe Weizen beers. That and it's remarkable taste that is second only to Weihenstephaner. The bannana, spice, citrus flavors are perfectly balanced with hops. This is by far one of the best Heffes I have ever had. I buy it whenever I can find it in my favorite liquor store's inventory. At $2.65 a bottle, this stuff could break me on a hot summer day.

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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 Dmann
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It is a toss up between this beer and the Spaten Hefe as to which one is my favorite. This one poured a hazy golden color with a great head that finally subsided and left lots of luscious lace down the side of my glass. The smell was of bananna, clove and spices. The taste was awesome with large doses of bananna flavor and a slight hoppiness to it as well. The finnish was a great lemony sourness and the mouthfeel was creamy and grand. If one does not enjoy this beer, then one cannot be a fan of this style!

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cool glowing gold color, good carbonation and a thin white head that left extremely good lacing, but no real nose to speak of, which was a giveaway for an innocuous, run of the mill taste.

The flavor was a bit hoppy and lemony, left a slightly dry yeasty mouthfeel but crispness left little to no aftertaste. I think this is the most "middle-of-the-road" hefe I've had, with no standout characteristics other than the color. Sure, it's refreshing and all that, but I have definitely had tastier hefes. I wouldn't pass on one of these but I'd reach for a Schneider-Weiss or Franziskaner before this one.

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Photo of Redrover
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Reis’s Beer Stube in Chicago. What a great place. Huge beer choice, small but friendly beer garden and great food.

The beer was served in the correct branded glass. It was a medium hazy yellow with a dense head with great lacing. Picture perfect look to this beer.

Nice nose of banana, clove and other spices. Nice earthy smell with a bit of citrus.

Taste is top notch. Tangy with subtle citrus and spice tastes. Big banana start that fades as you work through the beer. Beer has freakishly good balance and it has a substantial malt/wheat spine that all the flavors hang off of.

Incredibly refreshing and easy drinking. Carbonation seems perfect for style. This is a well made highly enjoyable beer that is worth seeking out!

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,327 ratings.
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