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

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2,048 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,048
Reviews: 1,040
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 64
Gots: 122 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

EdFed, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ArtZan, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

alienlifeforcecube, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Smooth and full of flavor. Like the finish.

TBHomerPops, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

RozzieBoy, Oct 08, 2014
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%

SPLITGRIN, Oct 08, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Mike-Harms, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

KAF, Oct 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Super tasty. Low head minus an aggressive pour. It has a good light brown red color, and light grainy taste. It goes surprisingly well with any good spicy beef and potato dish.

SpencerLanham, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear amber with a short-lasting white head. The aroma is malt forward with nice aromas of dark fruit (raisins) and hints of earthy hops. The taste takes this and amplifies it, adding a nice bready quality. The body is lighter but not watery and has a little bit of carbonation. A very good Marzen.

delta490, Oct 05, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

KoalKracker, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Josh_funderburk, Oct 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

fitz284, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

I took a day trip to some of my more outlying bottleshops yesterday to keep my hand in and to see what I might have been missing out on in the interim since my last visit. Subs & Six Packs is on Columbia Avenue, so it is a decent bus ride for yours truly, but their policy of selling anything as a single is a winner IMHO. I scour the coolers, the racks, get a half-‘n’-half sammich (half for there, half to go) and watch a little telly and get back on the bus. It is a grand time, but only an occasional one.

From the bottle: “Brewed and bottled exclusively by Paulaner Brauerei in Munich, Germany, to the exacting standard of Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.”

After Pop!ping the cap, I began a very aggressive pour and sat back as it transitioned from a pseudo-cascade into three-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with very good retention. Color was darker than I expected, Deep-Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-plus quality clarity, enabling me to peer through the wall and across the parking lot where my neighbor was not yet open for business. Nose had a definite malty sweetness, but I also registered a slight Band-Aid phenolic quality. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was initially quite sweet, but then I also began to get a clove-like spiciness, almost like a Hefeweizen. Wild. Finish was semi-sweet with the malt being balanced by whatever was causing those other tastes. Being as that I dislike sweet beers and Oktoberfests/Marzens can often be cloying, I really liked this one.

woodychandler, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Mrbseward, Oct 05, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6 pack from AJ's Beer Warehouse on 10/1/14. Poured into a dimpled mug at fridge temp.

look: medium dark amber with a natural white head. Nice lacing.

smell: toasted malt, moderate spicy noble hops.

taste: residual caramel sweetness with a modest hop presence.

feel: finishes clean

overall: decent Marzen. I assume this is their Export version and their Weisn is the version sold in Munich.

fx20736, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Rick778, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

MashingGoodTime, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A- Bright clear orange with a thin head that leaves behind some light lacing.

S- Sweet, slightly malty, with a hint of noble hops. There is also a light tea in the aroma in the nose.

T- Very sweet, you can taste the Vienna malt along with the grainy Pilsner in the finish. There's also a nice spicy/earthy bitterness imparted by the noble hops that help round this beer out.

M- Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- Definitely one of the better Marzens I've had. The beer isn't overly sweet and actually has a substantial amount of bitterness that I find lacking in other examples of the style.

y2jrock60, Oct 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

blinky1717, Oct 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

ConradKenney, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Chris_S, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Gtijr06, Oct 04, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%

Ngntjp, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

khowe22, Oct 03, 2014
Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
87 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.