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

Very nice hefe. Pours a wondeful cloudy some what dark golden yellow. A beautiful head forms and stays around. Be careful when pouring or you can get stuck with a monster head. Smells slightly fruity and yeasty. Tastes similar, with fruity undertones and slight yeast: a very pleasant taste. A highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great German Weizen.. clovey, banana, and true to the German wheat style with excellent Belgian lace and a nice finish. carbonation is extreme and very well presented in the glass as well as the thirst quenching attributes of a wheat..Highly drinkable and one of the best German wheats available.

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

This one is just excellent. Fruity nose and palate with a velvet like mouthfeel. Definately a citrus nose and taste also. Dark and cloudy in the glass with a quick settling but nicely bodied head. Yummmy - Definately a must have. I thought I liked this out of the bottle but drat was a whole new level of quality for this beer. Excellent!

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

Paulaner Hefe has to be one of the best around. Hands down a great beer. The appearance of this brew is displayed with a two finger thick, off white head, which dissipates a bit but sticking around to the end. I has the standard aromas of bannana nut bread, and is well defined in the taste as well. Each sip of this brew feels like I'm biting into a slice of bannan nut bread right now.

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

An excellent beer and common to the whole Münchner Freiheit area. Pours an intense golden and semi opaque tone with a thick and dense white head. The smell easily fills the room with a mixture of penetrating wheat and yeast with a slight skunkyness that drives you into tasting it immediately. The taste, from its full, thick Weissbier body is soft and has the immediate feel of the wheat combines with some acidity within topped off with a final bitterness that rather than uncomfortable is more inviting. This all makes the mouthfeel and drinkability exceptional great.

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

Poured from 0.5 L bottle into a weizen-glass.
This is my favorite beer, to which I'm returning over and over again. A prototype of what a really fine weizen should look, smell and taste like.
Hazy golden color with thick and persistent foam, heavenly fine scent of wheat, bread yeast and some hint of fruit, smooth sweetly-sour taste and extremely refreshing pricky mouthfeel. Unlike some of other hefe-weiss beers, this one doesn't taste somehow washed-out .
Drink it chilled and enjoy every sip!

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Photo of kyungyongYoo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

the best wheat beer I've ever had.
but you need to care about the temperature and preservation of the beer
since the taste of beer is easily affected by the factors.
don't forget twirl the bottle for the last time when you pour it.
it will give extra flavour to the beer.

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

Deep dark orange boardering on a brownish orange. Thick creamy head head with heavy carbonation.

Super mix of aromas just scream out of the glass. Biscuit, orange, banana, cloves and herb tinges. Wonderful aroma makes this one to just sit and sniff.

A very strong palate that is as good a Hefe as I have tasted. Good orange, banana and tropical fruits up front followed by the tart biting cloves on the finsih. This is long, cream and fantastic.

There is a reason why hefe's are my favourite beer. Add this puppy to the list too!

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

Pours a gorgeous hazy gold, with a frothy white top.
The nose is a yeasty, sugary affair, with bubble gum, clove, and nutmeg notes.
The taste is sweet, malty and rich like banana bread. The faint hop nibble on the tail end compliments this well.
The mouthfeel is ultra smooth with just enough carbonation and a juicy finish to make this a great thirst quenching brew.
Overall: Das bier ist gut.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,309 ratings.
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