Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb is the number one wheat beer from Germany. The “Naturtrüb” part means that the beer is naturally cloudy. With an alcohol content of 5.5% ( vol ), it has a natural cloudiness due to the fact that during the production of this beer no special filtration is applied, so what remains is a beer that it is rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
The Paulaner brewery was first established in 1634 on the outskirts of Munich by the friars of St. Francis of Paola. Like so many monks back then they brewed beer for their own personal use. After 1780 they began to sell a Bock variety to the public on special occasions, such as Lent and Easter, with the beer becoming very popular over time. In 1799, the friary closed and the building was converted into a prison. Franz Xaver Zacherl, a brewer, bought the old building and continued with the brewery that had gone on previously, under the new name of Salvator (Latin for “Saviour”). In 1928 an important merger between Salvator and Gebrüder Thomas brewery created the Paulaner Salvator Thomas Bräu brand. Nowadays the brand belongs to the BHI (Brau Holding International AG), in which 49.9% of the shares are held by Heineken .
Paulaner, brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, is one of the six breweries who provide beer for the celebration of Oktoberfest, the German beer festival dating from 1810. The Hefe-Weißbier Naturtrüb is a typical beer garden beer, making it a Oktoberfest special.
Review: Can of Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb 5.5%ABV
Paulaner’s have made good beer for close to 400 years, so it was with great excitement that I had a chance to sample a Oktoberfest special and the brewery’s biggest selling product. German beer is always a winner so lets see how I got on…………
The smell was of a very very strong sweet aroma, but lovely on the nose. The aroma is mostly wheat and earthy with some light citrus notes. Going by the smell, its already off to a great start, lovely stuff. This is a beer that means business.
On pour I got a very large frothy white head that took a little while to settle, with a dark cloudy golden colour of a beer appearing. There was very good lacing with some carbonation.
When the head finally settled down, I started on the important business of the tasting. The taste was not as overly strong as I had expected, it was extremely smooth and clean to drink, subtle flavours, with a lovely feel to it. To be honest I didnt find too much going on with the taste, as the flavours were particularly soft on the palate, with a mild wheat and yeast taste. There was a very faint but nice citrus hop aftertaste, This has to be one of the most drinkable beers I have had in a long time, was very easy to drink and enjoyable in the process. Such a shame I only bought a few cans! Can see why this beer is so popular in the beer halls of Munich, as I’d imagine you could down these all day long. This is really a top beer. Strongly recommended. Prost!