Hefe-Weizen is a German Hefeweizen by Paulaner Brauerei München that balances wheat bread and banana with noble hops and clove.

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Hefe-Weizen is a German Hefeweizen that’s brewed by Paulaner Brauerei München, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a wheat beer glass from a 330 ml bottle.

Packaging art for the Hefe-Weizen by Paulaner Brauerei München

Packaging art for the Hefe-Weizen by Paulaner Brauerei München

What You Need to Know

This Hefeweizen is the most popular wheat beer in Germany and it’s one you’ll find in numerous countries around the world. Like any German beer, it’s brewed according to the Purity Laws and contains only four ingredients.

Appearance

The Hefeweizen pours a somewhat cloudy deep golden hue and is topped by a towering stack of dense, mousse-like foam that shows remarkable retention. The head’s reduction laves a thin layer of foam atop the ale.

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Aroma

The aroma wafts the nose with clove and banana with a hint of floral hops.

Flavor

The tasting is led by doughy wheat bread that smoothly transitions to a mild bite of floral noble hops and spicy clove. The tasting then mellows with sweet banana while more bready malt ties the palate together.

Label art for the Hefe-Weizen by Paulaner Brauerei München

Label art for the Hefe-Weizen by Paulaner Brauerei München

Mouthfeel

The feel is smooth and creamy with a relatively dry and rounded finish. The body is a shade over medium and its carbonation is moderate.

Overall

The Hefe-Weizen presents quite well. The aroma is superb and the palate is fantastic. If anything, the feel doesn’t quite have enough carbonation, but otherwise, this Hefeweizen is outstanding. Not so surprising that it should be the top-selling wheat beer in Germany.

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