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

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2,152 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,152
Reviews: 1,055
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 67
Gots: 160 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen was originally a seasonal brew, however, is now brewed and enjoyed all year long.
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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very clear medium amber color with visible streaming carbonation, nice frothy head that left some spotty lace

S- Lots of toasted malt, grassy notes, breadiness, grains, and light fruitiness

T- Lots of grassiness and graininess, toasted malt, some earthy and fruity notes

M- Lots of prickly carbonation, pretty smooth, lighter to medium bodied, finished semi-dry

O- A pretty good Oktoberfest beer with a little more sweetness than I typically like for the style. Highly drinkable.

Photo of redleg64
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of wedge
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Crystal clear copper colored liquid topped with a good sized frothy white head. Lightly sweet, doughy aroma...fresh grain and floral hops. Fresh, grainy sweetness, nuts, and earth. There's some kind of dry, dusty blandness that follows each sip and drags the good qualities down with it. Nice, firm, medium body. Not the greatest - could use some more rich, toasty malt to counteract the cleanliness.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of SnowFlowMfg
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz cool bottle into a Guiness pint glass.

A: Mostly brown, slightly amber. Little head that disappears quickly.

S: Light malty smell but not much in this department. Pretty neutral really.

T: Malty goodness, but not so much that it is overpowering. Balanced out a bit making it have a good refreshing flavor that's easy to drink.

M: Crisp feel with medium carbonation that fizzes just right all the way down. A very refreshing beer.

O: I really liked this one but there are better marzen's out there. However, I found this to be really refreshing and a good drink nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1L behemoth of a can, sold inside an even more gargantuan, solid-ass German beer stein.

This beer pours a clear pale golden hue, with three fingers of puffy, billowing, and densely foamy off-white head, which leaves a thick spattering of painted lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of grainy, somewhat sweet barley malt, a bit of sour breadiness, some soft orchard fruitiness, and tame earthy, leafy noble hops. The taste is sweet bready malt, with a significant edgy, flinty swath cut through it, origins difficult to surmise, some slightly stale buttery character, and herbal, leafy hops. A meek, probing booze essence arises here and there as I make my way through this tome of a beer.

The bubbles are rather restrained in their placid frothiness (and given the general purpose of this particular style, that's a well-conceived trait), the body a decent medium-light weight, and smooth, but for a hollow metallic and hoppy twang. It finishes mostly sweet, the graininess riding out the now fallen away mineral and booze twinges, and the hops (and hop extract) doing a commendably cute job of providing the illusion of balance.

Unfortunately, Paulaner's rendition of this seasonal style is not the biscuity, bready, softly balanced, moderately ABV-enhanced standard-bearer that I was expecting, but adequate enough in what it does offer, once those awkward umami moments (say that 10 times quickly, or after finishing this can) have passed. And nice of the manufacturers in the Bavarian Land to allow we foreigners to experience the same overindulgences they do, as not so subtly suggested by this crazily (but apt) bloated serving size. Prost, I guess.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jimmys
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz bottle into tulip. best before 05/13.

A: very clear caramel color. slightly off-white tightly bubbled head. retention and lacing are reasonable.

S: woody. caramel. crystalized brown sugar. earthy hop undertones.

T: malty and chewy. the grain is rich and is the main attraction. lingering sweetness doesnt last too long, but does create desire to return to the glass.

M: moderate carbonation on a medium body.

D: pretty solid oktoberfest, no frills, true to the grain.

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
87 out of 100 based on 2,152 ratings.