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

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87
very good

1,767 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,767
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 50
Gots: 42 | 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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DarthMalt

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Classic Oktoberfest amber color. Estery/phenolic nose with a slight touch of sulphur. Noticable alcohol.

Aside from carbonation, flavors skip right past the foretaste into the mid-range, where the body shoots down the pipe and ester/phenols pan out sideways to let what little hops there are settle smartly in the middle, with a mild tartness. Tartness lingers.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2002 17:40:40 | More by DarthMalt
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big head, amber to blonde colour. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet start, with a slightly bitter hop bite on the finish. generally smooth, quite a bit of character, but it could lose a tad bit of sweetness, thats my only problem, but its kind of nit picking.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2002 16:31:52 | More by rastaman
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Wildman

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a reddish gold color and formed a white head that left some lace. An aroma of malt and caramel. The taste was of malt and caramel. The finish was light with a little bit of tangy aspect. A good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2002 19:16:53 | More by Wildman
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BillyBrew

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy the spirit and spirites of Oktoberfest all year round. Sexy golden-amber colour with no head. A smooth malty nose with spices and those lovely noble-hops. Hardy malted base with spicey, toasted grains and finishes with a smooth, bitter taste. This brew is a tremendously creamy medium-body with a tantalizing, light bite about the tongue

What can I say! This brew smells and feels so damn good, I want to bathe in it...err...anyway, it tastes solid too. I can only fantisize about this draught. Do this, and do it again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2002 08:35:41 | More by BillyBrew
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BeerAngel

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber/caramel color with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head. The smell is that of malty caramel and tastes also includes what the smell reveals along with mild hops with mellow carbonation. Very well balanced. This has a light-bodied but slightly creamy mouthfeel.Very drinkable. Prosit!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2002 19:32:57 | More by BeerAngel
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stoutman

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber in color, this märzen has a creamy head and a big malt nose with light notes of toffee. Good toasted malt flavor with a smooth dry hop aftertaste. Medium-bodied and a little light for the style, but still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2002 02:51:05 | More by stoutman
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper color with a decent sized creamy head. On the nose there are nice sweet aromas of toffee and caramel. On the palate the toffee and caramel can be tasted, light toasted bread, and rounds out well with the hops / adds a little spiciness to it. Overall this was a very enjoyable O’fest…very flavorful! Thanks again…Bierman9 & Artied2 for the trade!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2002 11:20:43 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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zerk

California

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color, but head dissapated immediatley. Good aroma, toffee / malt smell. Taste was of sweet toasted malt with a hint of nut. Crisp taste, with high carbonation.

A good beer, and a good representation of a Marzen.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2002 08:55:38 | More by zerk
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frank4sail

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very sweet/malty/spice nose. Deep amber in color. Sweet toasted malt flavor. A great representation of the style. Very smooth mouthfeel. I am not the biggest fan of this style... but this brew wins you over with almost nutty sweetness. On revision in 2003 I sensed a metalic nature to the finish. Still a nice solid marsen and I enjoy this style much more since my original review. The only change decreases the taste from a 4.5 to a 4.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2002 16:16:44 | More by frank4sail
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marc77

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bronze hue w/ excellent clarity. The fluffy white head settles into a dense layer that's a bit thinner than other German brews. Rich, toasty Munich malt and toffee aroma. Trace herbal hop nose. Medium bodied w/ a very smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Complex malt flavors abound in this brew. Crystal malt sweetness, toasted Munich malt, and that oh so lovely decocted caramelized fruit note make for a tasty experience. The insubstantial hop bitterness serves only to prevent overbearing sweetness and does that well. Finishes with a semi - dry honey - like sweetness. This widely available and fine brew is quite comparable to Spatens Octoberfest and definitely worth a try. Think of it as a Salvator "light."

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2002 19:08:53 | More by marc77
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mapman97

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All in all a great Oktoberfest beer. Dark amber in color, malty smooth and slightly bitter taste. Very easy to drink. I've had it in bottles and in those little 2 1/2 gallon kegs and the little kegs were slightly better, maybe a little fresher when we tried one.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2002 23:22:29 | More by mapman97
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle review of 28JUN02...
Has a nice dark, copper color, a thin fine head, and a touch of lace. Nose has a bready, malty slant, with a hint of spice in there from the hops. Decent mouthfeel, overall, though a bit of carbonation-roughness exists.... Flavor starts with a good foundation of biscuity malt, with a lead-in to some spicy hops. Malt is the main actor here, though. A flavorful bier, but better vom Fass at the Fest!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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On-tap review from 01MAR02...
Another tasty one on tap at the Munchen Oktoberfest! Sampled last fall at The Fest, Sep 2001. Similar to Spaten at the Fest, save for a touch more bitterness in the finish. Medium-copper color/creamy head (which fades quickly); mild malty nose, medium body and tongue. Smooth maltiness in flavor, with that slightly bitter end. (4.0/3.5/4.5/4.0/4.5 = 4.15)

Prosit!!

62

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2002 16:18:27 | More by Bierman9
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The amber standard for a nice full and malty Oktoberfest, I've never been let down by Paulaner...it defines the style though a few others are just as good in my mind...definite sense of toast rather than sweet malts, true to the style...

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2002 12:35:53 | More by ADR
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very pleasing malty aroma. Full somewhat creamy head that thins then becomes lacey. Bright and clear, with amber color. Nice malt characteristics throughout, with slight roast and caramel taste. Hops noted in its little dryness and taste slightly in finish, but never more than the malt. Medium mouth feel with a grainy quality. I've always considered this one of the better Oktoberfest beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2001 22:03:54 | More by garymuchow
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mattmaples

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, I like the flavor of this one and the blance was perfect but my overall impression is that the flavor intensity was low. It seems to me if they took the total flavor profile and cranked it up a notch or two it would kick ass. Now the one I had was a little old so I reserve the right to change my mind after I try a fresh one. When I do I will edit my review appropriately.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2001 14:30:06 | More by mattmaples
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AaronRed

New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nicely balanced beer. Sweet

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2001 20:29:31 | More by AaronRed
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pleasant, but a little on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2001 17:47:24 | More by Brent
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Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
87 out of 100 based on 1,767 ratings.