Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Munich, Germany
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 2953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Unfiltered bottles and cans.
Ingredients: Water; Malted wheat; Malted barley; Yeast; Hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Bottle. Poured an orange color, with a long lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Slight citrusy taste. Very refreshing. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Cloudy golden color with a foamy head. Fruity aroma with a banana & clove flavor. Leaves a clean palate as it goes away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Bubblegum, hay, grass, clove, yeast, and banana...typical flavors of the hefe...and this one has them all in abundance. I usuually refrain from these in the winter, but i had one in the cellar from last year, thought I’d better drink it before it gets any older...and I’m glad I did...it, and the fact that it’s 55 degrees in Chicago on January 29th, convinced me that summer is just around the corner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. High creamy white lasting head. Golden unclear body. Banana yeast aroma. Sweet banana lemon flavor with just a bit of carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Beer. Its what’s for breakfast. At least it is in Munich, Germany. If you ever venture to Munich, you will find hefeweizen, an unfiltered wheat beer, served in the Munich beer halls with a mid morning snack of weisswurst sauages. There are many outstanding examples of this style to be found in Munich, and one of my favorite examples is Paulaner Hefeweizen from the Paulaner Brauerei of Munich, Germany. I enjoyed this beer at the Paulaner Im Platz in Munich, and it is a classic example of what a Southern Bavarian hefeweizen should taste like. While most of the beers I drank in Germany were vom fass, this is a style that is actually intended to be bottled, as it is sedimented with yeast, where the beer continues to condition and develop. It is really something to watch a waiter or bartender in Munich pour one for you in the proper weissbier glass. Hefeweizen is a tart and thirst quenching beer, and has aromas and flavors of clove, banana, pear, and even bubble gum, from the use of a very distinctive ale yeast strain. Paulaner Hefeweizen is a very popular beer both in Germany and in the United States. It can be found in markets outside of Munich, as I enjoyed this beer in other parts of Germany, and I’m happy to say I enjoy it here in the US quite often as well. Paulaner Hefeweizen pours to a beautiful, hazy and opaque pale golden color with a thick, tall, rocky head, and a very lively carbonation. It is important to rouse the ring of yeast that clings to the bottom of the bottle as yeast is a major aroma and flavor component in this beer. Just leave an ounce before you empty the bottle, swirl it, and let the yeast pour into your glass. The nose on this beer is wonderful with lots of aromas of clove and banana. The palate is firm with good tart wheat malt flavor paired with estery fruity flavors of banana and pear, and perhaps even apple. Paulaner Hefeweizen finishes with more wheat and estery fruit flavors, then finishes with a spicy clove finish that lingers. A really impressive example of hefeweizen from one of Munich’s best brewers. Paulaner has made a real push into other markets in Germany, and their beers and restaurant/brewpubs can be found all over Germany. Their beers are popular here in the US, and can be found in a number of markets here. If you see this beer in your market, it is well worth giving a try. It works well with lots of dishes, and is a great beer to drink with in the warm weather, and yes, a great beer to have for breakfast!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhshool (22) - Richmond, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Beers Around the World kit. Poured a medium dark amber with a huge head that took over 2 minutes to subside to 2 fingers. Some nice lacing formed after the dense foam waned. Smell is mostly of yeast, with a slight fruitiness. Taste was just like the smell with a banana / cloves / lemon flavor blending well with the yeast and wheat taste. Smoother than I anticipated. Very slight carbonated banana aftertaste. My wife said she tasted spearmint, though I did not. Like the commercial description says, it is indeed a very crisp, refreshing beer. I am limited in my wheat beer experiences, but I like it a lot, prefering it to the Hackor Pshoor hefe. So far, my favorite hefe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Draught at Ship & Mitre, Liverpool. Cloudy orange/gold with thick tight white head. Banana/lemon/touch of bubblegum. Refreshing, very good hefeweiss. Finish has lemon and banana, but it feels light and fluffy. Quite a nice dry feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1732) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Cloudy yeasty pour with a beautiful rocky white head that does diminish over time, but continues to coat the glass. Aroma of citrus and wet sourdough bread. Citrus, cloves and wheat maltiness in the taste. A very good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5549) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 Bottled. Cloudy golden pour with huge frothy head. Typical strong wheat beer aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet and lacking any bitterness. Simple, laid-back and containing a touch more yeast than most. I’ll take a Maisel’s or a Franziskaner over this, but still, a top-notch Hefe.[3.6]

Update: This one was a bit oily, a bit slick. I really wasn’t having a good time by the bottom, very boring.[3.3]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Poured a cloudy orange with a good sized white head that went away quickly. Nice banana smell. Taste had a slight banana flavor and was quite refreshing.

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