Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews by barczar:
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a brilliant amber brown color with a dense half inch cream head that dissipates slowly.
Caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and almonds comprise the aroma, with a hint of floral hops.
Flavor is nutty, slightly sweet, with caramel malt forming the backbone. Floral hops complement the toasted caramel malt character and keep it from becoming cloying. The hops finish the flavor profile with an herbal tone. Rich kettle caramelization surfaces as it warms.
Body is moderate to full, with carbonation on the high side of moderate, keeping the flavor from becoming offputting.
Overall, a fairly malt forward beer that has good malt character and a decent amount if hops to keep it in check. Very drinkable brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2012 04:00:55 | More by barczar
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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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