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

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1,971 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 60
Gots: 100 | 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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Photo of dbrauneis
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
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Sampled last night on 10/1/14. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle and is good by "05/15". Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5l 'Paulaner' weissber vase glass.

Pours a pretty deep amber in color with a thin beige head. Light to moderate lacing is seen that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of caramel, toasted malts and yeast and is very pleasant. The taste is even better with a bit of spicy hops in the mix as well. Just this side of medium bodied but perfect carbonation. No bitter or harsh aftertaste and a tasty example of this style of brew. One of the best ones out there! PROST!

BeerWithMike, 27 minutes ago
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Photo of sjccmd
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light amber, deep orange with a decent sized off-white head. Bubbles continue to rush towards the top. Not too much lacing.

Rich malty aroma. Nice and toasty. A hint of dark fruits, but otherwise clean lager character. No hop aroma to really speak of.

Sweet toasty malt upfront in flavor drying out fairly quickly. Again some fruitiness, but is not out of whack. Just a hint of oxidation perhaps. Firm but pleasant bitterness, little hop flavor, mostly spicy in the finish.

Medium body and slick, but not heavy. Carbonation is medium-high. Malt sweetness lingers a bit, but is not cloying.

Rich and malty, but impressively drinkable, the way an Oktoberfest should be.

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