kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If ever there was a beer that I could write a 3-word review for, this one would be it. And here's how it would go:
"It's really good."
Alternately, a one-word review would consist of: "ahhh."
The Paulaner Hefe-weizen is the epitomy of refreshing and a great beer for the thirsty drinker. Actually, if I was going out, I don't know if this would be my first choice but if I'm coming in from a day of yard work, I know it would be.
It pours a cloudy light orange with a head that stays for weeks. It just looks good, which in this case means we can judge a beer by its color.
The aroma is quite complex with fruity, spicy tones (cloves, perhaps?). The smell is great but it's the taste we should get to...and quickly! On first taste, I tried to find the banana that I read so much about in other reviews but I couldn't. I did taste a very pronounced citrus and the spiciness that I detected on smelling was hard to detect on taste.
The strongest characteristic of this beer is its drinkability. I have never had a beer that packs such a punch in the taste department that is so drinkable. This is great for those hot days when you need a thrst quiencher but it can be so very dangerous on thos nights out when you shouldn't drink too much.
All-in-all a wonderful beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, honey-lemon body with lazy jets of carbonation and a thick frothy white head. Aroma of fresh biscuits, some orange citrus, hop fragrance, and a pinch of pepper. Tart fruit flavor and light wheaty body. A crisp thirst quencher that is well-crafted like all Paulaner beers.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although hefeweizens are not my favorite by a long shot, Paulaner makes a very good example of the genre. Dark yellow, cloudy, nice aroma, wheaty & yeasty as far as flavor goes. A good beer.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably THE textbook version. Hazy dark yellow with a big vanilla colored head. Estery nose of banana and ajust a hint of clove. Smooth, medium body offers rushes of sweet malt and yeasty tones throughout. Somewhat carbonated and spritzy.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good Hefeweizen. Not as offensive as others in this catagorie. Pronounced yeast profile but it is well behaved and belongs in the flavor. Medium-lite mouth feel, Great aroma again with a yeasty profile. I would buy this again!
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Currntly my favorite wheat. Cloudy orange color and big heads. All the complexities of flavor blend well.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very little citrusy aroma. Beautiful cloudy dark golden colour. Very mild flavour with little banana or clove. Generally citrusy. Perhaps meant to be a hefe-weissbier for the non-wheat beer drinker - though very drinkable, it seems like a subdued example of the style. There's nothing wrong with this beer and I would certainly drink it again - it's just not what a German wheat should be. Bottle.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden colour with a great thick white head. Smells of lemon, yeast, coriander seed and curacao (orange peel) all are elements of the smell. The taste is very mild, a bit of the freshness (curacao & coriander) is noticeable along with some yeastie & wheatieness. Aftertaste subtle as well showcasing a bit of the better flavours roaming around with this beer. Overall, a better than average German Wheat, and even though I had this just after turning 21, I hadn't had it since...so at a bar with about 125 taps, I picked this piece of crap...and it turned out to be alright! Try this if you like wheats, as it is most likely available and very pleasing! I got a 23 ounce glass of this on tap at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice compliment to my meal. Lemony and mild, with somewhat of a dull palate--a little flat--and it is more brown and hazy in appearance than other hefeweizens, yet it has a better combination of flavors, judged side-by-side with the things my friends were drinking. (on tap, Ludwig's Garten, Philadelphia)
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 July 2003 Bottle. Refreshing, spicy and interesting. As one who is not a fan of wheat beers I found this surprisingly enjoyable - indeed, very surprisingly enjoyable! I’m ordering my Paulaner sunglasses and bikini. [3.0]
August 2010 Can. Pleasant drink with refreshing acidity and some mild bubblegum notes. Drinkable. [2.7]