Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paulaner Hefeweissbier


Paulaner Hefeweissbier

Brewed by:
Paulaner Salvator Thomasbraeu AG
 

Germany

Hefeweizen

5.50% ABV







Commercial Description:High in effervescence and low in calories, with a crisp, refreshing fruity flavor. (ratebeer.com)
   
General Pricing:330ml, 11.2oz bottle, ~ $7.50-$9.00 6pack, ~$29.00-$35.00

Background:I’m really not sure how this ended up in the beer fridge. I or someone in the household must have picked up a 6pack one weekend and I managed to save this one to review. I have had this before but I really can’t remember whether I liked it or not.

Review:The beer pours a hazy straw color with golden hues and a rich bright white head. This beer is also very carbonated with a ton of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass.

The nose is wonderful; rich aromas of citrus banana and clove. This is just a great classic Hefeweizen nose.

Sweet light malts up front on the tongue then a nice cleansing effervescence in mid-sip. The back end is extremely refreshing and easy to drink. The finish is sweet with light malts and classic notes of citrus, banana and clove. There is just a bit of a lingering aftertaste, mostly a yeasty banana note.

This is a great summer beer with natural fruit esters and a clean refreshing finish. I’m not sure why American Summer beers have to artificially add fruit to there beers when the naturally generated esters are much more refreshing.

I am really enjoying this beer. This is a very nice classic Hefe.

It is warming a bit but it is still very refreshing. We are now at 60 degrees.

Did I say how much I’m enjoying this?

The head on this beer never quit. It diminished to a very rich protective layer over the top of the beer but is going to be there till the end. Also the lacing has been quite impressive.

Well, it looks like this review is almost over since I am down to just about one sip left.

This has been a very nice enjoyable and refreshing beer. Not quite a session but I can envision a German bier garden with people sitting around for hours talking and drinking this beer.

I’m going for a B on this one. This is a very good easy drinking summer beer. The rich wheat flavors and natural fruit esters make this a most enjoyable and refreshing summer ale.

I highly recommend this beer to anyone that likes or that is interested in trying a classic German Hefeweizen. There are no strong flavors that could be offensive. This is just a nice easy drinking beer. Not the best Hefeweizen but a darn good one. I still hold Scheider Weisse Original as my gold standard for this style.

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