Beer Review – Paulaner Hefe-Weizen

Overview

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen is a hefeweizen (German wheat beer) style beer brewed in Germany by Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG.

About the Brand

The Paulaner Brewery has operated in Munich since 1634. In 1881 it began leveraging refrigeration technology to brew beer year round.

Currently the 8th highest selling beer in Germany, Paulaner is one of the six breweries that supplies the annual Octoberfest beer festival.

In 2016, Paulaner produced 1 million hectoliters (thats 26,417,205.2 gallons) of beer which is consumed in over80 countries. This translates to 211,337,641.6 pints of Paulaner consumed in one calendar year, which is fairly impressive in my eyes.

About the Beer

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen has a hazy, dark-orange appearance. Like many other hefeweizen’s it is creamy and smooth. A slight bitterness adds depth to the flavor without overpowering and does not leave an excessively bitter aftertaste. It also has slight fruity hints such as orange peel and banana.

Wheat beers are typically some of my favorites. Paulaner is a great choice for first-time wheat beer drinkers and veterans alike. While it may be considered a bit too “mainstream” by some, its high drinkability and pleasant flavors are enough to bring me back to this beer again and again.

TL;DR

Paulaner is a well made, highly available and pleasant to drink wheat beer. If you haven’t dabbled in the world of wheat beers, Paulaner would be a great starting point. If you have, I would still recommend drinking Paulaner.

Rating: 8/10

Question of the Day

Are you a wheat beer drinker? If so, what are your favorites?

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