Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Alkoholfrei | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
22.52%
 
 
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Suds
1.89/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer at a wedding, serving as Designated Driver. It was labeled "Thomas-Brau". Pours with a clear, golden color and a puffy, good-looking head. Aroma is of cooked vegtables and wet, uninspiring grain. Taste is hollow and empty, no real character at all. No mouthfeel whatsoever…slightly more appealing than soda water. ON the upside, it's better than O'Dools and other NA's. There is a beer flavor, and it's crisp and thirst-quenching. One of the best non-alcohol beers I've had.

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tron
2/5  rDev -33.8%

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of FBorrego
2.1/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BucBasil
2.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

This beer is NOT RETIRED. I went to the Carrefour in Varna, Bulgaria today and found a great many of these on the shelf, when I didn't seen them about a month ago. The date on the bottle is 2/2/2010 So I think these are back into rotation.

A: Poured from the 500mL brown glass bottle into a weizen glass. The beer is a nice cloudy orange, just like a normal weiss, with a good amount of carbonation within. Head was very surprising - 3 and a half fingers, pure white, and with very good retention - something I haven't really seen in a low ABV beer before. Nice.

S: Heavy on the bready/biscuity notes, with a slight hint of yeast, like a waft of biscuits n the oven. Outside of that there is a slight hint of citrus and almost none of the stereotypical banana or bubblegum notes. In this way, this doesn't quite smell like a weiss, but it's not a bad smelling beer.

T: Here's where the beer starts living up to the non-alcohol reputation. The beer has no backbone, and is very watery. There are some hints of bread or citrus, but almost invisible. This might as well be Bud Light, taste-wise. Almost nothing here. Finishes similar, a slight lick of some sort of light fruit, then just water all the way down.

Notes: For a moment there this seems like a "real beer," right up to the moment before it hits your tongue. Then everything fades back into reality. This might be a good beer substitute for someone on the wagon, but comes very short of being a good weiss. If I ever gave up alcohol, I don't think I'd go to NA beers, but get into something else instead. They just don't quite live up. That being said, I think this drink is probably near the top (if not at the top) of the NA list. Before drinking, it gives a good impression of being a real beer, which is really the point, isn't it?

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Photo of josanguapo
2.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass. At lunch, with chicken steaks and 3 delices rice. A step below my favourits non-alcoholic but not bad. A bit metallic, specially at the end of the glass

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Photo of jjkatter
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Misterefe
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of vinivini
2.78/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
2.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FLima
2.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy golden orange color with a thick off-white head with eternal retention and leaving laces.
Aroma is somewhat similar to its Erdinger peer, but the devil is in the details, it feels more natural, with honey and grainy malt sweetness notes, a bit of toasted. But also it does not feel like a Hefe.
Flavor with notes of grainy malt, hints of grassy hops, honey, oranges, cooked vegies and maybe some very faint cloves and banana combo. Dry aftertaste with a low bitterness
Light to watery body with mild carbonation.
This doesn’t really resemble a Hefeweizen, but it is not unpleasant and it does not bother as Erdinger’s Alkoholfrei. It feels more like a beer (increasingly as you drink it) and better balanced given some perceiving hops. Still body is very thin and again it is a bit like dry malt extract diluted in water.

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Photo of Everydayoff
2.91/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

Slight hazy orange copper color, the pour yields thick white velvety head with good retention. Some lacing patches appear when dissipated.

Biscuity malt, some hint of yeast and cooked veggies in the nose.

The only thing reminding of Hefeweizen is a zesty citrus, no banana, no wheat, no clove, no bubblegum just citrus zest, cooked veggies and trait of malt. The body is light with smooth mouthfeel by moderate carbonation.

This is just another typical NA beer, light and clean and same time lackluster.

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Photo of Momon
2.92/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Walbert_Neto
2.95/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy, amber with a thick foamy, creamy looking head with great lacing.

S: Smells malts you’d find in a child’s beverage, much like other alcohol free beers I’ve tried, as well as citrus and coriander. Both seem equal in proportion, but the malt hits the nose first.

T: Tastes like malty Ovaltine or Milo-like (without the chocolate) beverage, watered down beer, some but little coriander and citrus coming through as well as a little banana, and some strange unpleasant sour/bitter flavour that I find in some other low alcohol beers.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

O: Overall, refreshing but a disappointment for an alcohol free beer. The typical hefe-weise flavours are not standing out as much as I would have hoped. The Krombacher version of this takes the cake by far.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Sinfull
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of RedFox
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JTuomi
3.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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