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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,750 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,750
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 45
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

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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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It pours a leather-amber color with an initially thick and wispy white head. Head falls quickly to a thin covering of light bubbly froth. Relative lack of lace.

S: Clean, malty aromatic profile. Light toasted caramel, earthiness, fruity esters, and a slight noble hop presence. Very coherent and enjoyable, though it could stand to be a bit stronger.

T&M: An interesting and uniquely German flavor. Caramel and a good dose of that earthy Munich malt. Noble hops also contribute a lovely floral/spice note on the back end. Fruitiness from the aroma is less prevalent in the flavor, but still contributes a pleasant balance to the flavor. Body is medium, on the lighter side for a marzen, but nothing to complain about.

D: Light in body with an interesting and pleasant flavor. Definitely a highly drinkable and enjoyable marzen.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 03:16:22 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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A - Beautiful, crystal clear dark, autumnal amber. Pretty white head that dissipates quickly, leaving little lace.

S - Typical fresh "hay field" smell of a well-crafted euro-lager. Not special, just lagery goodness. Would love to smell a bit more crystal in this one.

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Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
87 out of 100 based on 1,750 ratings.