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Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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1,906 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,906
Reviews: 1,029
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 57
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen was originally a seasonal brew, however, is now brewed and enjoyed all year long.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

A: Pours a clear deep amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted, caramel, and bready malts with a slightly stronger aroma of spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready, caramel, and toasted malts (in descending order of strength) with minimal amounts of sweetness present. That is followed by moderate flavors of spicy hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable, definitely a nice example of the style and a beer that I could easily have over and over again - kind of reminds me of time spent at Oktoberfest in Munich in 2000.

dbrauneis, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured clear amber in color with a thin white head that quickly faded away leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. A moderate to high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light aromas of bready and caramel malts in the nose along with some hints of spicy hops.
T: The overall taste is very balanced between some malty sweetness with notes of caramel in the initial taste followed by a subtle amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a medium level of carbonation.
D: Drinking this beer is a breeze; it goes down very smoothly, which makes it very sessionable.

metter98, Nov 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of MikeKnauf
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Poured from bottle to pilsner glass.

Color is brownish-copper that somewhat resembles tea color. It is slightly reminiscent of late autumn.

Smell is faint, earthy, moist - almost that of wet leaves. Not particularly appetizing on the aroma.

Taste is smooth, bordering on nutty malt. It's sweet, maybe slightly caramel, without much opposition from the hops, which are slightly detectable in the finish, but not particularly bitter.

Carbonation is very nice and propels the sweet malt flavor in the middle of the sip. Mouthfeel is not heavy at all, but caramel and carbonation, much like a cola soda.

Overall the sum is greater than that of the parts. It doesn't look particularly beautiful or smell enticing but it's a very smooth, balanced, malty beer that fits in between a Helles and a Dunkel, as I think it should. There is nothing particularly interesting about the flavors either, but also nothing offensive. In some respects I think a good, drinkable beer should not be over the top - this one won't knock your socks off but when you finish your glass you'll most likely be wanting more. That's probably a good mark of a festbier.

MikeKnauf, Yesterday at 10:12 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
87 out of 100 based on 1,906 ratings.