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

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2,100 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,100
Reviews: 1,045
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 64
Gots: 136 | 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 +2.3%

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 +3.1%
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 torwart68
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

torwart68, Yesterday at 09:13 PM
Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

a77cj7, Yesterday at 08:11 AM
Photo of Martyrob
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Martyrob, Thursday at 09:06 PM
Photo of Gabmen1290
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Gabmen1290, Thursday at 06:09 AM
Photo of Techichi
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Techichi, Tuesday at 04:05 PM
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Golden and crystal clear with almost no carbonation, 2 fingers of yellowish head.

S: Malts, lager yeasts, slight astringency, oregano oil, bready.

T: Bready, buscuity, light smooth mellow malts, little astringency, pizza dough, a little oregano oil, clean linen.

M: Light body, smooth fine carbonation, dry and clean finish.

O: Excellent and smooth, so much so I think of Munich Lagers. Got on wishbeer.com, drank in cnx Nov 15, 2014.

patre_tim, Monday at 03:06 PM
Photo of CMundt4994
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

CMundt4994, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Shy5
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Shy5, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of digitalflood
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

digitalflood, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of udrick
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%

udrick, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of BeerLoverCRM
3/5  rDev -22.3%

BeerLoverCRM, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of mikemikemike
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

mikemikemike, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of rangerred
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium copper with a half finger white head. While the lacing is not really there, head retention is good.

Aroma has caramel and toast along with a healthy shot of wet glass. Very true to the style.

The flavor doubles down on the attributes in the aroma with a very nice biscuity malt character and awesome grassy hop flavors. Moderate bitterness balances out the malty sweetness and gives this great drinkability.

Overall, one of the better German Marzens available in the U.S. One of the standards of the style.

rangerred, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of tvghost
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tvghost, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of bassboneman
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Of the many Oktoberfest biers - this one is on top! I love the slightly sweet finish of this beer. The finish is slightly more robust than some of the other Oktoberfest biers.
Although - tasted back to back with Hoffbrau they are both very similar.
I have not had the chance to try the Augustiner Brau Oktoberfest -
Ohne geht no!
Ein mal beir bitte!

bassboneman, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of kmanjohnson
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%

kmanjohnson, Nov 06, 2014
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Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
87 out of 100 based on 2,100 ratings.