Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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2.15/5 rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Trader Joe's was selling big, huge aluminum barrels of this stuff. I exaggerate, but the cans on display were more-than-generous; more apt to be footstools or pieces of a makeshift barrier than a beer serving size. Still, splitting one of these azure monoliths with a friend didn't seem too greedy. Orange and frothy, this looks like a festival beer - good for celebrating outdoors where heady rays of sunshine and noise from adjacent crowds make good complements to the otherwise simple notes of honey paired with the crispness of pilsner malt and sharp carbonation. Unengaging, the Pauler Marzen is best left to being a session beer, or served with powerful dishes, or to slake undiscriminating thirsts. It deserves a glass boot more than a chaise.
Serving type: can
02-04-2012 07:36:54 | More by GarrettB
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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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