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 HardTarget
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle, with a freshness date of 09 04, which I'm taking as April 04 (sampled May 04).
Aroma: A peppery banana clove nose typical of the style, with an edge of cotton candy and sweet malt.
Appearance: Fluffy white head settled down to a half finger of uneven creamy froth. Active carbonation has settled to a trickle in the hazy, apricot colored beer
Flavor: Everything listed in the aroma, minus the pepper. No hop flavor or bitter noted. Loads of fruity flavors, orange, hint of lime, banana, all lightly spiced with clove and a fluffy cotton candy finish.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, sparkling, with a full body with a slight chew.
Overall Impression: Heavy body, but a light finish. Full of flavors, but well paired. Rich and refreshing, I need to drink more Hefes. With summer coming, I’m going to start stocking up, and learn how to brew these wonderful beers. Paulaner has done a masterful rendering of a truly great style. Strongly Recommended!

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Photo of Sixpack595
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice if somewhat one dimensional Hefe. Bannanas are very pronounced. Nice copper-yellow color with a huce cap of creamy foam. Creamy is also the best descriptor for the mouthfeel as well. Not heavy, but still present. Taste is very nice, again the bannana is foremost, but also lemon and a touch of malt. Great summer beer, wouldn't change a thing.

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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 Zorro
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy golden brew.

Smell is sweet with a spicy smell largely of cloves. The expected banana scent is present but is greatly subdued.

Taste is drier than expected from the smell. Flavor is very spicy, flavors of cloves, lemons, black pepper, cinnamon, and banana.

Mouthfeel is full.

A super drinkable brew especially for when you want a drier Hefe-Weissen. The flavor and texture of this is close to champagne.

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Photo of maek228
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured with a gi-mongous head. very cloudy orange appearance. smells of lemon rinds. definitly lemon in the flavor as well, maybe some banana flavor too. yeast comes through towards the middle, and then there is a wonderfuly spiceyness that rounds this one out. leaves kind of an oily taste in the mouth, which recedes after a couple of seconds. some hops towards the end though, but very discrete.

all in all, a great hefe-weizen. sweetness in a bottle

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

Pours out to a cloudy light-amber with peach accents, forming a spongy off-white head with great retention and average lacing. Carbonation is medium-strong with spiral streamers. Aroma is ripe with the requisite clove and bananas, spicy with a bready yeastiness. Nice. Mouthfeel is flittering with a light body and clean finish. Taste is very much the standard bavarian wheat...not alot much more to say. Profile is clean except for a light suggestion of metals in the middle and aftertaste. Interesting subtle notes of toasted marshmallow, nectarines, and peaches, although you REALLY have to concentrate to pick these up. Finish is slightly tart and dry, and lightly ruddy but not disruptive. Very easy to drink.

This is "the" standard hefe-weizen. Very middle of the road with no flaws but not terribly exciting, either. Clean and crisp, easy to drink...I could drink many of these without a problem. Recommended for those getting into the world of hefe-weizens.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow/orange color with a white foamy head. The head stayed for a little while, and there was no lace left on the glass. The smell is pretty much what you would expect out of a German hefeweizen, cloves and bananas. A general floral smell. Taste is first a bit sweet, then sour with some grain-like flavor. Mouthfeel was fairly thin, and the carbonation seemed appropriate, which in this case is slightly fizzy. Very refreshing, and very drinkable. Great example of a German hefeweizen. I must have this again when it is hot outside and I can enjoy this with a soft pretzel, or sausages.

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

Appearance: Light brown/golden, cloudly, with a one finger head.
Smell: A big wheat and malt smell.
Taste: A healthy portion of wheat and malt starts this one out, followed by banana and spices. Really thrist-quenching brew.
Mouthfeel: Really blossoms on the pallate.
Drinkabilty: A beer for all occasions. This hefe will serve any purpose you'd like.

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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 tjd25
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer looks great. The dense fine foamy head slowly fades on a very nice opaque orange copper color. Great smell too. Sweet banana, wheat, yeast. Maybe even a hint of sweet strawberry. The taste was good, but not as exceptional as I expected from the appearance and the smell. Wheat, yeast, citrus. The banana aspect isn’t really sweet in the taste. The hops are more noticeable than in other weizen. I found that the mouthfeel got limited to the first part of my mouth, whereas some other hefe weizen gave me a more “full” mouth. (is that clear?). A very drinkable brew, but I thought that for its style it lacked a sweeter and more refreshing note.

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Photo of dauss
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had a pint bottle last week, but its this week's sixpack. So here's the review. Pours a moderately golden-orangy and hazy. Big creamy head that disappates fairly slowly. Almost no lacing. Smells yeasty, banana-y and alcohol-y. Gentle carbonation, has the wheat flavor that wheat beers are suppose to have, crisp, finishes very malty and a little sweet, slight banana aftertaste. Alcohol is detectable if you let it warm up. Its a very delicious wheat beer.

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

Appearance: Poured a nice, thick, frothy head. Moderate retention, but no lacework as the head retires. Thick chill haze.

Smell: Bananas and apples, in the main. Also cloves and nutmeg and, worryingly, a faint hint of Bactine.

Taste: Very subtle beginning, sorta like the reverse of the dry beer which has no finish. A faint lemon flavor hits the palate initially, which gives way to a tinge of malt, a tinge of hops, and a tinge of banana, before giving way to a brief, dry-bread finish.

Mouthfeel: Flighty and effervescent.

Drinkability: A beer originally designed to be a summer quencher, this beer is highly drinkable.

Overall: I'm not very excited by this Hefe-weizen. I guess I was looking for something that does for wheat beers what Wolnzacher Roggen, with its 60% Rye grain bill, does for roggens. I'm not sure what percentage of the grain bill for this beer is wheat, but I'm guessing it's less than 50%.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper, light orange hue, semi-cloudy, perfect for a bright sunny day! A thick egg-shell head quickly dissolves into a decent ring like off-white head, pretty decent lacing throughout the course. A beauty of a nose - fresh lemons, malt, bananas. Smooth and slick, the definitive hefe-flavoring, banana and cloves noticed from the start, zesty and twangy, incredible malt-based backbone. Clean and fresh palate; mild carbonation. Becomes somewhat creamy, thick and still smooth and slick. Some lemon peel and yeast offerings. Very easy to drink, not much to think about, just enjoy it! Top-notch for a mass-marketed brew!

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Photo of Joey7F
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I hope this is the right beer. I went to Hogan's in Tampa and Paulner HefeWeizen on tap. It was extremely sweet, which I was warned about by others who had tried it. Unlike them however, I found it to be an enjoyable brew. The taste starts off like bananas and pineapple, it ends like a fruit I can't quite put my finger on. There is only the slightest hop bitterness (perhaps the SNPA just prior is influencing that). A decent beer that I would try again but would not go out of my way to get.


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Photo of Beastdog75
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying the Helles and the Pils from Paulaner, I decided to try their hefeweizen next. This is a hefe that truly does not disappoint. This is one of the more flavorful wheat beers that I have had, and it is a near marvelous looking brew, especially since I poured it into a hefeweizen glass. Even the label is attractive, depicting an old-time Germanic gathering with some beautiful mountains in the background. Makes me want to be there!

The Paulaner Hefeweizen originally pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color. Adding the yeast sediment helps the apperance greatly and the beer becomes more cloudy, with a hint of orange to it. A huge foamy head invites itself over to your glass and shows no signs of leaving. Some foamy lace is left in its wake. The aroma is sweet and has that clovey/spicy smell to it, along with some hints of cinnamon and nutmeg too. I really didn't notice any banana in the smell or the flavor. The mouthfeel is smooth, and the pour probably eliminated a lot of carbonation so it is only lightly fizzy. The taste is sweet and somewhat malty up front. The clove-like spice flavors indeed show up, along with some hints of orange and lemon. I could detect a very slight alcohol flavor in the beer, only because I think some of it went up my nose. The bitterness was decent, and noticed a acidic/tart sensation when I swallowed the brew. The aforementioned tartness continues into the aftertaste, and the clove flavors linger for quite some time. The brew concludes with no alcoholic warmth.

A very nice hefeweizen altogether. Be sure to add the yeast sediment because not only does it help the apperance, but the beer becomes much more flavorful when it is added. The spicy and yeasty flavors become much more assertive. A recommended hefe in my book.

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Photo of brewQ
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Freshness date 0904 is 5 months out.

Haven't done German Wheats in a while- great one to start!

Opaque orange with a thick, rough head that leaves a steady sheen on the glass. Citrus, spice and yeast all greet the senses.
A full and interesting flavor that lingers but is still refreshing.

I have to stock up on these for the summer as they fit the season so well.

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Photo of Gasp100
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I found a case of this at a local distributor/warehouse in PA. I felt like I was taking a chance because this was on my list but my first Hefe of the season. The case box was translated into English (natural wheat). Well, this is absolutely the best Hefe I've had (and I've had almost a dozen different ones both Domestic and Imported since this purchase). Pours a beautiful yellow/orange cloudy colore with an every growing head the keeps puffing up out of the glass. Once it settles a little the bananna's, clove, huge malt caramel backbone with pepper just kick in and keep coming. The mouthfeel was completely "clean" and refreshing with NO sticky sweetness at all. I was able to down a few of these with no problems and I'm sure I could have kept going. Extremely refreshing in every way. By far the best $30 case I have ever bought. Also, my first 5 in any category.

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Photo of grynder33
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy pour with a small head, lot going on in the aromacitrus hop, carmel malt, and banana, carmelly grainy tastethat leaves an oily coating on the tongue.Pleasant enough aftertaste, refreshing enough but not something Ill buy again. I guess its just not my direction.

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Photo of steinlifter
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden color,fairly clear for a wheat beer,with a nice head that lasted all the way down the glass.
smell is somewhat fruity,banana is what I sensed the most.
taste was very good and refreshing with a very complex fruity flavor,banana and clove.
mouthfeel was somewhat creamy,no hoppyness,medium carbonation,very smoothe.
drinability very high due to the way these things go down so easy,I would definitely drink these again,I've had better wheat beers but this one is high quality and is right up there.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Classic hefeweizen look: pale yellow color, impressively tall head, cloudy translucent body with an inner glow. Aroma has the banana nut muffin quality with the yeasty and bready notes predominant. It is typical of the style, but is not as strong as most others. Taste is again dominated by the yeast with sour dough, clove, citrus fruits, and bananas shining through. Typical German hefeweizen mouthfeel, but is a bit more yeasty.

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

Came in the long neck brown 330ml Euro crown top bottle. Had freshness date.

The pour was a delightful cloudy orange-amber with plenty of effervescence and a great puffy white Meringue of a head that pushed out of the glass then settled down to a clinging lace after a few quaffs.

Odors of citrus peel, vanilla, banana, clove and nutty yeast undertones.

Starts with a blast of prickly carbonated citrus hop tastes then smoothes back on the palate with a creamy balance of nutty yeasts sweet malt and tart hop...then the finish is tart citrus with a wonderful subtle spicey banana-bread aftertaste punctuated with a lingering metallic hop effect

Very light and refreshing with a bright citrusy mouth feel...a wonderful summer beer....probably one of the best.

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

pours light golden,cloudy. Nice white puffy head. Great nose of wheat, yeast, spice. One of the classic examples of this style. Paulaner is a pleasure to quaff. Light, yeasty, lemony, spices. Great creamy smooth mouthfeel. You cant go wrong with this stuff. I tried it with some ribs and its cuts through the spice of the ribs with a nice clean and fruity flavor and refreshing mouthfeel.

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

A very fine weissbier, to say the least. The barkeep at one of my favorite haunts busted this bottle out for me, but made the mistake of offering me a slice of lemon. Not so fast my friend! This Bier poured into a tall, lanky pilsner glass very well, foaming up to a nice and ever-respectable head. The aroma was slightly sweet on its own. No lemon needed here, thank you. The wheat and roasted goodness was apparent in the nose and in the flavor. A real delight. Are there better? Sure. But this one is a Bier with which to be reckoned.


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Photo of IronDjinn
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Billowing creamy white head on the pour that had a hell of a lot of substance to it. A hazed apricot colour in appearance. Banana and nutty spice on the nose with a base of sweet grain. Spicy flavour profile, pepper and cloves and walnuts, with a union of citrus and grain on the finish. Very effervescent mouthfeel, light, but with a weighty flavour profile, a very interesting dichotomy as far as flavour and texture is concerned. A light weiss with a meaty spice character on the palate. A decent weiss indeed, would make a great starting off point of the style for beginners.

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