Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews by BuckeyeSlim:
3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
11.2 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.
A – Pours a very pale gold khaki. Big, fluffy three-finger head sets up instantly, necessitating waiting to finish the pour. Pillowy off-white foam collapses slowly as large bubbles pop. Eventually, all that's left is a thin sheen across the surface. Beer is a dark orange-amber and clear.
S – Nicely toasted malts. Some slightly burnt caramels. Soft nose stays buried in the glass. Hints of Bananas Foster when it warms up, along with more caramels.
T – Medium dark caramel with a touch of toffee spread on lightly grilled toast. Noble bittering hops immediately follow to balance any residual sugar, so what lingers is more of an almost-burnt toast taste rather than sugars. Pretty simple and straightforward, but tasty.
M – A bit fizzy, but not over-carbonated. Body is thin, on the edge of watery. Structure is a bit light, especially compared to American-style Oktoberfests. Finish is a tad bitter, and snaps off across the back of the tongue.
O – A refreshing German Marzen. Lighter than most Americans, but with a bit more flavor than a number of Germans. I especially appreciate that it lacks the American trend of over-hopping every style, but still has enough present to prevent any sense of sweetness. I'd include this in a six-pack mixer during Oktoberfest season.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2013 21:17:05 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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4.7/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
12oz bottle into a frozen mug.
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.
T - The taste of any world class lager with some extra caramel and honey notes. The hop bitterness comes out a little more as it warms up.
M - A bit dry, especially at the end, but crisp and refreshing.
O - What a great lager! I'd only had Sam Adams Oktoberfest before this and I thought it was pretty darned good and looked forward to it every Autumn. This was just such an incredibly better Oktoberfest beer. Paulaner Oktoberfest is available at my bottleshop year round and it's going to be a trial to make myself wait until Autumn to buy it.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 03:11:25 | More by TheVenerableMead
Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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