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:
Also known as Hefe-Weizen Altbayerische Brauart

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Photo of WMBierguy
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great Hefeweiss. Anyone who enjoys this style Weiss beer will enjoy this. Not the best,(I think that distinction belongs to Weihenstephaner) but very enjoyable nonetheless. I completely recommend this beer for Weiss fans or those who are interested in trying a new style of beer.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Evenly cloudy golden amber amber color. Poured a 2 finger slightly off-white head with fair retention. Laced in light rings.

S: Wheat malt, cloves and light-colored fruit.

T: Clove and banana. Bready wheat malt foiundation. A Light citrus zest lingers a bit in the bitter finish.

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very balanced. Smooth and creamy to a crisp finish.

D: Exceptionally drinkable. Flavorful, balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of xduderx
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many people I know call hefe's "girl beer" but the hefe is not to be ignored!

A = a very cloudy, apricot color with a 1/2" fluffy white head

S = bananas, clove and sweetness

T = Very complex with a definite banana taste and overall sweetness

M = light bodied and refreshing

D = Very high. I can sip these all day long. even if you're not a beer drinker, you can still enjoy these.

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Photo of granger10
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if I have ever seen a prettier beer. Beautiful, foamy and thick head that gets large but never out of control. Orange colored with a hint of yellow in it. Bubbles racing to the top of the head. Aroma is solid of citrusy wheat. Taste is even better though. Thick and bold body for a hefe helps the flavors really come through nice and strong. Citrus is strong along with spicy yeast. Banana/clove mix is there but not near as abundant in flavor as other hefe's. Wheat along with some floral hops seem to be in the background providing a good base for the beer. This could match Weihenstephaner. I think I need to do a taste test to see which one I like better. Eitherways, this is an extraordinary beer!

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Photo of IceAce
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Glorious translucent amber body with wisps of cloudlike yeast toward the collar. The 12 Oz. bottle produced on 06.04 (4 months young) yielded a 4+ finger collar of foam at the top of my 0.5l Weizen glass. The foam top looks like rocky egg whites and lacing is around 15%

Aroma: Yeasty with nice bannana domination. Cloves fill the background as I begin salivating...

Taste: Oh my...heaven in a glass. Next time I see a yo-yo at the Yard House put a lemon in this I'll personally have him removed for destroying a work of art. Bannana is the first flavor to come forward and is accompanied by a cast of supporting players. Cloves, allspice, and nutmeg all mixed with a yeast that is truly exceptional

Mouthfeel: Possibly the silkiest brew ever to part my lips. CO² is a sweet supporter as this is one slick beer

Drinkability: While I believe the inherant sweetness would hinder drinkability after four or five...I sure would like to find out!

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Photo of jdoolin
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Presentation: 16 oz bottle, poured into a weizen glass

Appearance: cloud, dark amber with an enormous, beautiful frothy head that took a while to dissipate. Outstanding appearance. Really had to restrain myself from diving right in.

Aroma: that classic hefeweizen aroma, with the banana esters taking the stage.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The banana bread flavor is strong and delightful. Light, wheat beer tang and malt sweetness, with just a bit of hop bitterness coming through. Clove and spiciness lies low, but is there. Light-medium body and very refreshing.

Notes: I love hefeweizens, and this does not disappoint. I could drink this all day. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of hammer09
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and honey-colored, Paulaner Hefe-weizen exhibits good carbonation. Dense head that lasts.

Smell is typical for a hefe-weizen, but exhibited almost flawlessly: banana, citrus and pepper/cloves.

Taste is sweet and citrusy with natural lemon flavor and banana. Very good.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky, but overall is well carbonated and very refreshing.

Impressive in its simplicity, this is an outstanding hefe-weizen. Very drinkable.

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Photo of OatmattStout
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a great fluffy head and was pale orange in color. The nose was yeasty and fruity. The taste was good with a lemony start and clementine finish. Also it had a little doughy malty sweet presence that gave this complex beer good balance. This is a rich and tasty Hefe Weizen that when poured into a large wheat beer style glass will make feel like your actually in Germany....close your eyes..

Also if lemon is your thing this would be a good one to add a wedge to because of it's rich and hearty weizen characteristics, it won't overshadow the flavors.

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Photo of hyuga
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light orange brew that's almost so hazy that it's opaque. Lots of clove in the nose, along with a little banana and sourness. Love the Bavarian yeast! On the tongue it's just as spicy, lemon, pepper, and clove with a good dose of bready malt sourness. Hop spice shows up on the edges, but the malt and yeast are what really grab your attention here. Nice and complex, but the body is on the lighter side. That's not a bad thing, but I'm glad this comes in 16 oz. bottles. Even that isn't enough since it's so drinkable. I'd like at least one more before moving on to another beer if I were session drinking, and at least 2 or 3 more if i was just drinking this.

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Photo of weeare138
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy cloud of gold with a 2 finger white head that slowly fades. Streaky & spotty lacing.
Smell is of banana, clove, along with wheat and a touch of creamy vanilla.
Taste is of zesty wheat with a clean banana and clove freshness.
Mouthfeel is slightly peppery and fizzy with a medium body and some banana sweetness coming through.
Drinkability...this is the one that sets the bar for me for the style. Appearance is much better on draft but this is still a great beer out of the bottle.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Minimal head. Thick opaque brown orange body. Smells like bananas. Slightly sweet, no bitter taste. One of the better Hefeweizens out there. Tastes slightly fruity and nutty with orange and banana. Great mouthfeel. Would go out of my way to get some more, in fact, I plan on it.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this on tap at Old Chicago in Madison, WI in summer 2012.

Pours a cloudy copper orange color with a slight off-white head served with lemon. Scent is mild with wheat and citrus. Taste is sweet, full of wheat, and hints of citrus. Finishes very smooth and delicious. A good overall beer especially in the hefe-weizen style.

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Photo of mickeymac
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful cloudy gold, as is to be expected. It has a beautiful white pillow-like head that you'll want to lay your head on after a few beers weissbiers on a warm summer afternoon. A nice banana smell and taste is present throughout. This is a great all-day beer and sets the standard for the style.

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Photo of danielharper
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

The look of this beer is very nice, pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a nice pure-white head topping it. Partially translucent, the beer maintains a single color throughout -- no tapering at the edges.

Wonderful scent, nice traces of clove and banana, very citrusy and inviting.

Tastes fantastic, as well, although perhaps not as complex as the scent would lead you to believe. A kind of bready, citrus flavor with a sharp tang finish. Very minimal hops, and carbonation is very low.

The mouthfeel is one of the best elements of this beer -- the foamy goodness that is the head sticks around for awhile after tasting, but never becomes cloying as some aftertastes are wont to do. Medium-bodied as a whole, but not at all chewy, this beer is just complex and heavy enough to let me know I'm not drinking lager, but not so much as to interfere with any food or other drinks I've got on my palate.

This is a wonderful session brew, as the great finishing taste of the brew just makes you want to have another. (I'm finishing my last one, now -- guess that means I'm going to have to go get some more.)

A very good example of a Hefe-Weizen. Possibly my favorite of the style.

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Photo of julian
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy apricot color. head was pretty average, had to pour vigorously to get a solid 1 finger's worth. head is off white in color and vanishes quickly. no lacing and no noticeable fizziness

S: true to the German hefeweizen style, there is a strong scent of banana and cloves. sweet fruitiness to the nose and somewhat biscuity. smells like franziskaner.

T&M: dominant sweet & spicy taste consisting of mostly cloves, maybe some nutmeg, or cinnamon...slightly peppery with a bite of lemon in the aftertaste. fizzy yet smooth at the same time. nice summer beer!

D: low ABV, crisp, clean and smooth taste. this is what I expect of a good german wheat beer. could easily knock back a 6 pack on a hot summer's day!

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Photo of tzieser
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Paulaner. This hefeweizen sets the standard for all other hefs. Pours a deep golden cloudy color. Pretty good amount of yeast. The taste depends on how much of the yeast you pour out of the bottle. Delicious wheat flavors are obvious, with undertones of citrus. This is the best hefeweizen, if you ask me. I also got it in a minikeg once-- i suggest getting that if you can.

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

1 pint, 9 oz. bottle poured into a Paulaner weissbier glass.

Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a huge and thick, foamy, almost creamy head that sticks around. Very lively; lots of bubbles in the beginning that lessens after a minute or so.

Whiffs of wheat/bread upon uncapping the beer. In the glass, the nose is banana and bubblegum up front, with a solid clove spiciness underneath. Both the banana and bubblegum are strong enough to make their presence felt without being so strong as to make it annoying candy-like. Strong wheat backbone, and ultimately mouth-watering.

The taste is bubblegum on first sip, followed by a banana fruitiness. Wheat underlies it all, as in the nose, with a subtle clove spice that gives it character. In a word, refreshing.

Light to medium bodied, with a short, clean finish. The lively carbonation helps. Drinkability is very high; this would be a great beer for those warm spring days before the mercury says it's time for something with a little less body. Thirst quenching. My first German-made hefeweizen, and certainly not my last.

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

This beer poured the classic Munich golden color with a pillowy head that lasted a while. The smell is something that people dream about it smells of citrus and bread. The taste of this beer is great it has tastes of fruit such as lemon and bananas. It also has an almost creamy taste. It is a very refreshing beer and it is a great beer to drink during the summer or at any time of the year in my case. This is my favorite style of beer and Paulaner does it just about as good as it gets. Have had this beer in Germany as well as at home and it kicks ass. It just makes you want to go out and buy some bratwurst and sauerkraut to cook for dinner. I could drink this all day.

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

Poured into a pint glass.

This was my first hefeweizen, and from what I've been told, one of the best around.

I love the color of this beer. A very vibrant, eye-popping amber color. Little head, but sticky lacing.

Smells very yeasty, but nothing too strong.

The banana and clove flavours stick out in this brew. They are balanced very well, making this beer very smooth and drinkable.

A very pleasing beer that would be great for any hot day.

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

Man, if there's a better Hefe-Weizen imported into the States, It's certainly escaped my attention.

This cloudy golden brew pours into a nice, creamy head that leaves spotty lace all the way down the glass. It's sweet clove aroma is very inviting.

Taste: This beer absolutely fills the mouth. A wonderful blend of bright flavors is present all the way through the finish; clove and bubblegum are among the most prevalent. This is a truly delicious beer. Honestly, from June through August I have trouble tearing myself away from it. It makes me wonder what the hell breweries like Pyramid, for example, think they're doing labeling their creations as "hefeweizen".

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

This stuff is absolutely fantastic.

Pours a cloudy orange with a huge off-white foamy head. The nose was not as appealing as the taste, as it was a very yeasty smell, almost like an attic (maybe the clove?) with some definite banana tones. Very sweet and fruity (sweet banana and citrus) tasting. Ends with prominent wheat. Mouthfeel is good as it is crisp but smooth.

The drinkability is fantastic and it just makes you want to take another sip. The relatively low alcohol content helps also.

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Photo of Caesar024
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into Paulaner Hefe glass at Tap & Mallet.

Pours a dark golden with a hint of orange blossom honey, slightly hazy, but not as cloudy as many hefeweizens. Luxurious white foam caps off the beer that takes several minutes to dissipate leaving some lacing.

Smell is heavy on the banana (almost bubble gum) with a solid wheat and a mild citrusy zest, little clove. Taste is similar with the clove finish more pronounced, but balanced well by the banana/bubble gum sweetness.

Surprisingly dry mouthfeel for the style with a touch of sweetness. Medium body is rounded out by just enough yeast to make it full-tasting without being too rich. Easy to drink this one all day no matter the time of year.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy/cloud amber under a 1” fluffy, creamy off-white head that persists with very fine bubbles that leave ledges of lace. Flavor: Sweet malt, banana, clove not much hop. Mouthfeel: very creamy, medium full body, smooth, medium high carbonation with very fine bubbles, very soft carbonation giving it a luscious texture. Overall: very drinkable beer that makes you want a plate of white sausages and potato pancakes.

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Photo of yankeeheel
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful golden color with a pristine white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smells of grains and bread with a citrus background. Very easy on the nose.

The taste, how can you go wrong? Just a super smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Why drink a summer ale when you can have this? The absolute pinnacle of it's style.

If you even remotely like the Hefe-Weizen style this is one beer you must go out of your way to get.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,379 ratings.
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