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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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86
very good

354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a limited release brewed to celebrate the 200th Munich Oktoberfest.

(Beer added by: ZeroSignal on 09-03-2010)
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JIsaacMcKelvey

Georgia

2/5  rDev -47.6%

11-20-2012 20:32:46 | More by JIsaacMcKelvey
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fx20736

New York

2.2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured from a 1 liter can into an Oktoberfest Mug

Rich gold with thick white head that leaves nice lacing.

Smells like a Helles Lager, bready malts and floral hops.

mouthfeel: limp and flat

Taste: This is a Marzen? The can imparts a metalllic taste. Beer is a slightly darker Helles with a higher abv,

This can came free with the Paulaner Oktoberfest 1 Liter mug. I don't think I'd pay for it. I love Paulaner Pils so this was a disappointment.

Serving type: can

09-15-2011 20:15:55 | More by fx20736
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.42/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

1L can: Poured a clear golden color beer with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma is not the best with light notes of overcooked vegetables and lightly sweet malt. Taste is a mix between some light overcooked vegetable notes with some light malt with sweet notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not sure if this is really what people drink during Oktoberfest but I sure ain’t looking forward to drinking this again.

Serving type: can

12-02-2011 19:20:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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Jennska

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

09-16-2012 23:29:27 | More by Jennska
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LetsDrink1950

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

01-01-2012 05:06:32 | More by LetsDrink1950
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

07-25-2014 01:16:20 | More by Fettpopps
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sailorastro

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

01-01-2012 01:30:32 | More by sailorastro
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

09-29-2013 17:41:34 | More by mpenning13
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tobelerone

Connecticut

2.58/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On draft at NJ Pilsner Haus in Hoboken.

Let me say I am not the biggest fan of this style but I can be fair and this one left a good deal to be desired. Following this with a Ramstein Octoberfest cast it in even poorer light. The head wasn't particularly big, faded face. Very muted aromas on a straw yellow, clear beer. Mild, very mild taste with the faintest hop bitterness and little malt character to write home about. Metallic even on tap. Watery and boring.

Drinks easy and is crisp and refreshing. Guess it's a good one for all those endless steins but not for a BA interested in flavor. I don't need everything to be huge and barrel aged but gimme something to work with please.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 04:49:06 | More by tobelerone
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Daredevil

Switzerland

2.63/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

on the can it says "Oktoberfest Bier" (ABV 6.0%), so I am not sure whether the brew I was tasting is actually the same as this one .... this does not really taste like a Märzen, rather like a pint Starkbier 'reduced' with say half a pint 'ordinary' lager ... lacks smoothness and pleasing flavors (what I taste is mostly bitter-sweet and sticky) ... not a brew to remember ....

Serving type: can

10-03-2008 20:11:08 | More by Daredevil
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philbertk

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Paulaner Brauerei Munchen--Paulaner Wiesn Bier Limited Edition! The authentic beer of the 200th Munich Oktoberfest--2010 1.0 Liter Can. 6.00% ABV. 20 IBU's? (2.5 / 5.0) Oktoberfest. Lacy 1/2" white good retention head.Clear fizzy bright gold color.Sweet Bavarian yeast mild Noble hop stank front.Smooth pale malt delicate butter sweet crisp clean pale caramel Fest body.Mild hop clean dry end.Odd Hops? Yeast? Sampled 10/8/2010. Purchased 2 For $12.49 @ Seattle Fred Meyer--Ballard on 9/25/2010

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 22:24:10 | More by philbertk
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clean, clear, golden color. There is a white frothy head, about two fingers of it, that soon settles to only a halo around the edge.
Not much to the nose, there are however some malts and grains to be picked up.
The beginning is neutral, slight sweetness, followed by a balanced body, some more bitterness perhaps, coming to a nicely bittery finish.
Nothing special, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 08:41:49 | More by MarkoNm
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Mdog

Minnesota

2.91/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Yellow, lots of carbonation bubbles, but only a mild head.

Smell: Bready, sweet.

Taste: Fruity right off the bat with apple/grape flavors. A little bit of grassy hop comes through. Light body, fizzy feel. Very sweet.

Overall: Beer #2 from the Paulaner mix pack was the Octoberfest Wiesn. Summit recently put out a Wiesn fest beer so I was interested to see how this compared. Unfortunately, I didn't particularly care for this beer. Too sweet, with raw grape/apple flavors usually found in cheapo malt liquors. Strange mouthfeel too.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 21:44:58 | More by Mdog
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zaptone

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-04-2013 21:09:40 | More by zaptone
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acelin

Kansas

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow, almost helles lager color from the 1 litre can into the Masskrug that came with it.

Smell is of light pilsner malt, with a touch of darker malt. Hardly any hops. Faint grain and alcohol.

Tastes more like a Helles lager than an Oktoberfest. I think it is a Helles lager honestly, with perhaps a touch more caramel or munich malt.

Honestly can't believe this is 6% alcohol. It's very water, very thin, but I suppose it's ok. I wouldn't pay the prices they charge for this beer.

Serving type: can

12-28-2012 06:59:52 | More by acelin
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mustithecat


3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-26-2014 14:28:50 | More by mustithecat
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-13-2013 20:51:17 | More by lockewoodfin
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Sinewave

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-01-2012 22:52:42 | More by Sinewave
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Averwo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-09-2014 03:09:48 | More by Averwo
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hmk22

New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty good, but not much personality. Liter can I picked up at Trader Joe's, but the picture on the label was more interesting than the beer IMO, so maybe I was pulled in by the marketing. I guess I expected more hops and flavor from a German beer -- especially a Paulaner Oktoberfest offering -- and it doesn't really seem to fit with the classification assigned to it. Not bad, but don't go out of your way or spend big bucks on this one.

Serving type: can

02-19-2012 02:10:30 | More by hmk22
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #106
Served On: 01/11/2012
Glassware: Dimpled Mug
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: 2/11/2012

Found this at Ye Old Spirits Shop in Frederick, MD. A little out of season - but still just within the freshness date. Also came with a nice dimpled glass mug.

Look: Poured a clear golden macro-lager yellow with a large thick white head. Carbonation level was nice and high with tons of bubbles stuck to the glass.

Smell: Aroma caught me a little off guard. It was crisp and grassy with some sweet malty notes. I also noticed some sort of weird medicinal ester in the background. It could have almost been described as melted plastic or nail polish remover.

Taste: Had a medium body and went down real smooth. First was a sweetness that moved into a yeasty middle with that odd solvent flavor finally hitting the palate towards the end. Finish was crisp and grassy with some lingering sweetness.

This brew was alright. I have to say it was a little disappointing for my first Paulaner. Honestly I really just picked this up for the dimpled mug that was included.

Serving type: can

01-12-2012 17:43:26 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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lwillitz

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

1-liter can poured into enormous Paulaner mug that came with it

My can says "Oktoberfest Wiesn." I believe it is the same beer.

A - crystal-clear golden yellow body under a thick/fluffy white head; lots of visible carbonation

S - grain, grass, touch of sweetness, hint of alcohol

T - grainy flavor (primarily corn), honey sweetness, hops hide under the corn, bittersweet finish with a touch of alcohol

M - smooth medium body (certainly fuller than it looks); high carbonation; alcohol warmth in the finish

O - The mug is a nice addition to my glassware collection. The beer is average.

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 00:14:45 | More by lwillitz
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Mora2000

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1 liter can into a huge Paulaner mug.

The beer pours a yellow color with a nice-sized white head. The aroma is a mix of bready malt and some grain notes. Not too much going on but nothing offensive. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of grain and bread notes with a little bit of toffee and a hint of grass from the hops. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not really what I come to expect from an Oktoberfest beer, but you have to like the packaging which includes the 1L can and 1L mug for a nice price.

Serving type: can

09-18-2011 05:27:58 | More by Mora2000
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was one of those lighter - in color and taste - marzens.... was hoping for something a little more complex and tasty considering this was supposed to be a special 200th anniversary (of O-Fest) one-off brew. The beefy can it came in and the titan mug it came with were about the only things extra special here.

And speaking of "special", I'll offer that this had a noticeably potent spice character in the head (immediately upon finishing the pour) similar to Carlsberg Special Brew (albeit, not as floor cleaner-y) - and a variety of other malt liquors.

This really drank like a simple malt liquor: smooth and moderately filling, above average malt presence though equally sweet and dry (if that's possible) with the spicy, faintly cider notes. Nothing particularly interesting about the flavor - actually, I feel it got blander the further down in the mug I got. Yeah, the best comparison I have of this is to an Old E, perhaps marginally more complex -OR- to a weaker helles bock.

Pale amber color, big cottony head from the pour which deflated in short time. Looked awesome in the tall 1L mug, and it was fun to drink, in a way. Whatever.

Serving type: can

10-14-2010 17:22:19 | More by Bouleboubier
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DrinkNoH2O

California

3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A disclaimer here: This beer is not a Marzen at all!

Important to note though that true Marzens or Oktoberfests aren't really what is being served in the tents, and this beer is.

Appearance: Brilliant yellow with white head that dissipated quickly leaving nice lacing.

Smell: Not much aroma, just a faint graininess/breadiness from the malt with a touch of hops.

Taste: Malty sweetness that balances well with the hops. Slight metallic taste but not overpowering. Easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Pretty standard, nice level of carbonation.

Overall: A nice affordable German beer that goes down smoothly, but nothing incredibly unique. Hides the 6.0% ABV well.

Serving type: can

09-17-2012 20:16:14 | More by DrinkNoH2O
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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.