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 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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Photo of Hunter
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just finished giving SN's Wheat beer a less than favorable rating, saying I'd rather have a Paulaner. Well, a few hours later and now my glass is filled!

Beer pours a golden-straw colored haze. Cloudy, but not inpenetrable. Head is pillowy white with good staying power. Minimal carbonation.

The aroma speaks of esters, wheat malt, and esters. Banana, that odd-but-not-unpleasant bubblegum common to hefes, and a touch of spice.

Beer enters the mouth smooth and silky. Notes of banana and wheat are the first to make an appearance. They hang out through the swallow, and linger long enough to be joined by a citrus fruit-spice aftertaste that is slightly astringent but alltogether lovely. I've had it with and without lemon, and trust me - leave the fruit in the fridge. There's too much to discover here without masking it with lemon juice.

Face it - if you don't like Paulaner's hefe, you simply don't enjoy the style.

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

The beer pours a lovely bright orange into my weisse glass, with a respectable flat white head.

The smell is softly clovey, on the sweet side, with lots of bubblegum and juice notes.

The taste was rather sweet. You get your banana and bubblegum, and some other soft fruit notes. The clove seems almost gone in the mix. Carbonation is lively, and the beer is less creamy than other hefeweizens. Bitterness is low but it's there, mixing well with the slight wheat tartness.

This was a great hefeweizen, very traditional and straightforward. It has all the elements.

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

This beer, when poured into a tall pilsener glass, is a thing of beauty to behold! Hazy golden color and a billowing, foamy white head that slowly settles down to two fingers worth that lasts until the beer's gone. Leaves just spots of lace. Smell is earthy yeast with light fruity notes. The taste is lead by wheat and yeast, followed by lemony citrus, and finished with a mellow banana note. Feels very creamy and smooth in the mouth with a nice amount of carbonation... not too much... not too little. Definitely one of my favorite hefe weizens.

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Photo of silenius
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a yellow orange haze that nearly glows. The white head is shortlived but laces nicely.

Smell is this one is not about big, but about wonderful subtle notes and nuance. Banana, citrus, clove, pepper, bread and yeast intermingle for a wonderfully fresh and inviting smell. As it warms, it gets better.

Taste is not quite as pleasing as the smell, but oh-so-nice! Smooth banana, malty bread, yeast and citrus twang. Even better with the yeast mixed in. Creamy goodness.

Mouthfeel loses points because the carbonation is too soda-like. Prickly carbonation detracts from the beer's score.

I can drink this one all night. A great drinker I never tire of when out at the Huettenbar!

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Photo of kelticblood
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A brisk carbonated bite is followed by a smooth finish.Highly drinkable.A great example of a wheat beer.Color is a hazy straw yellow with bubbling carbonation.Just a bit of lacing present.Somewhat watery mouthfeel.Hints of wheat and banana's for the taste and aroma.An overall average wheat beer.Could use more body.

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Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One pint, .9 oz bottle pours a cloudy, peach colored body with an immense, fluffy, white head. Nice retention and patchy lace gets left on the glass.

Aroma has a lemon pepper spiciness and an earthy yeastiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

Taste has a citrusy and yeast sourness, very bready maltiness, and a smooth wheat backbone. Plenty of spice flavors add a nice complexity, with a spicy pepper and a hint of clove and coriander.

Very pleasant, and an excellent example of the style.

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

wow, even after several samples, I am not totally sold (despite score), but this could replace franzikaner s my new fav hefe import

It pours a nice, considsten meduim orange, with a very thick and creamy head. Nice, sweet citrus smell to it.

It has an inital, sweet, citrus taste, with a nice, bready mouth feel. Slight bit of hops on the finish, but it mixes very well in the overall taste. It has a superb mix of sweet and bitter, blended in a most pleasent way. Not to thick, not too watery. You know, for drinkablity, this is great. It is usable for the long, hot summer months, but portable and flexible enough for the winters. Also, it has a rather overall creamy essence, which, like the mouth feel, can work good in an array of seasons.

wow, folks, we may have ourselves a winner

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Photo of tjthresh
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm getting ready to brew a hefe today so I want to get some insperation.

Pale cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head. Clove spicyness with some citrus in the nose. Soft wheat flavor with some yeast. Again clove spice that lingers a bit. Medium soft bodied.

Nice beer. I'd hope so since these guys have been dong it for hundreds of years. Lets go see if I can do better.

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Photo of theozag
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

paulaner was an interesting way to break a long spell of no beer or - at least - no new beers. the smell was really the least impressive part of what was otherwise a good beer. it pours amber with a thick off-white, creme head. the aroma is mild and somewhat sweet. taste is a combination of wheat, creme, and hop bitterness. this was also the first beer I have ever tried that actually had an aftertaste that was just like its flavor. spooky, no?

i'm sorry i can't offer you a more complete review, but i am wasting precious moments of sleep to report as much as i can. when next i sample this beer, i'll give you a more complete review.

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Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
4.05 out of 5 based on 3,380 ratings.
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