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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn

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86
very good

338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%


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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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
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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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into dimpled mug, best before 5/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of bread, toast, cracker, honey, pear, apple, light caramel, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of malt, yeast ester, and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of bread, toast, cracker, pear, apple, honey, light caramel, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of bread, toast, cracker, pear, apple, honey, light caramel, light pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of malt and yeast ester flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Oktoberfest style. All around great balance and robustness of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 04:14:35 | More by superspak
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very sneaky beer. Low on up front flavor but nice mouthfeel and a lingering bready malt flavor makes up for it. Not as heavy as the regular ofest. Light straw color looks and behaves like budwieser in the glass only with better lacing. Compare it to hoffbrau ofest if you can't find this one. Worth a try and I will buy it again. This one will be in the late sept through November beer rotation at the uniobrew household as long as I can find it! And the 6% abv is well hidden with a mild sessionable flavor...hence the sneaky tag being hung on this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 00:17:14 | More by Uniobrew31
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 5/2014.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 01:36:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Fjlainez

Texas

4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Today, I read article of the top 10 best Fall seasonal beers! Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn was number 10. All I have to say is, WOW! I'm a beer advocate in training and this is one hell of a drink!

The beer has a very barley sweetness carmel scent to it, almost reminds me of cold nights here in Houston. Strangely it smelled very familiar to something else but I cant but my finger on it at the moment. Anyways, I took a quick sip and it was a rush of Full bodied flavor. I was surprised how GREAT it tasted. This beer is actually one of the actual beers they drink at the actual Oktoberfest in Germany!

Overall

One of my favorite seasonal beers defiantly gonna be picking more, although a little pricey. You pay what you get for! A great tasting fall beer you could enjoy with your bros!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:23:57 | More by Fjlainez
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Oktoberfest I've had. Light golden color, with a nice white head, good lacing. smells of sweet malty goodness. taste, smooth, a bit of that sweet aroma coming through on your palate, almost fruity, crisp finish. A wonderful Oktoberfest, I could drink this beer everyday, I enjoyed this outside on a cool evening with the smell of fall in the air, absolutely perfect.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:20:21 | More by dillon_1005
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle
A - golden, impeccable clarity, rocky white head leaves some spotty lacing
S - different, fresh air, meadowy, woodsy, grassy, pale malt, maybe aromatic malt
T - different again here, grassy, mossy, biscuity, nutty, fruity (apple, grape), faint toastiness; very nice complexity
M - medium body, pleasant carbonation allows for palate coverage with the complex flavors; finishes dry and crisp with a lingering grassy, noble hop semi-bitterness
O - I love its complexity, but prefer its bolder brother, Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen by far.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:50:26 | More by barnzy78
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker.

A - golden yellow straw color with very little head. Better than bad lacing.

N - lagery. Malty and a little fruity.

T - not too flavorful. Nothing overpowering. Sweet Euro malts and a light light hops. Fruit taste like apples kind of.

M - crisp. Ok carbonation.

O - a nice lager. Not my favorite Marzen.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 23:33:38 | More by tkelley
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light fizzy slight creamy 1 finger head that fades at a slower rate, decent lines of lacing, very clear golden honey pilsner color.

Nose has a nice toasty straw aroma, pilsner malts, nice grainy grassy malt based aroma, with a good soft decoction base aroma, bit of wet hay and juicy malt, bit of a fruity lager aroma as well, malt has so many layers of greatness. In there is a hint of a grassy earthy mild hop.

Taste starts again with the grainy malt, toasted cereal grains, lots of cracked straw, toasted malt and bit of hay, very grassy like malt. Juicy malt as well, with many layers of decoction again, bringing a nice softness and almost creamy like feel as well. The hops bring a mild grassy noble hop flavor, mild bitterness, and just a touch of an earthy taste too. Also more fruity lager flavors in there. Finish is very dry, crisp, more crisp lager flavors, a little more grassy slight earthy hop base, and touch more toasty straw pilsner malts.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, nice carb, crisp, typical well done German pilsner.

Overall very nice, true to German pilsner, nice grainy straw malt husky like almost, grassy, very good malty character, and great decoction layers which I wish I could have a lot more often, and a nice light mild bitter hop character to go with it. Much maltier than typical pilsner so more in the Marzen line, but not even a touch of Munich malt I think. Tasty and well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 17:25:19 | More by jlindros
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this because of the free glass.

A: A dark golden hue very nice looking brew, a nice two finger head at the top and left a little bit of lacing around the glass.

S: Not to crazy of a nose, a little bit of bicuit and hops and slight hint of lemon zest.

T: Same as the nose, nothing to crazy with the taste, wheaty, and biscuits throughout, and hop presence is there as well.

M: Medium bodied and a good amount of carbonation.

D: Easy drinking beer, very subtle and refreshing but nothing wild on the taste side of things. Glad I got the monstrous glass with it!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 18:21:58 | More by thedoubler55
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Your basic medium yellow that is very clear and with a medium head. Not very impressive but still not bad looking

Smell - Hoppy, very light tones of grain and sweetness.

Taste - A very light beer tasting beer with a good medium bitterness but mellow enough to be delicious and drinkable

Mouthfeel - last longs and has great carbonation to keep the good flavor around for several minutes

Overall - a decent drinking beer but I would want a bit more on the appearance and semll

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 03:44:12 | More by TownDunkel
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw yellow, thin short lived bright white head.

S: Nothing.

T: Slightly grainy but crisp pilsner flavour. Metallic flavour is countered by only just enough wheatiness, and there's something going on in the background. Nice lively mouthfeel, light but grainy, and not a tacky lager feel.

O: A chap in another review said he could go either way with this one, and I know what he means. It's metallicy but there's a bit of class going on in the background.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 01:21:29 | More by Hoppsbabo
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from John's Grocery in Iowa City, IA
Poured, in parts, into an Ayinger willi glass

Paulaner has a successful "light" Oktoberfest with this recipe, taking lighter malt cues that let the hop characters be a bit more evident. Bread and grain characters, with some honey, are notable, creating a very satisfying marzen-type beer. My only complain is that it would be nice if the cans were smaller: getting through a single one of these basically puts an end to any evening.

Pours a dense, white head of small bubbles that gradually recedes to a thin cap atop the beer. Leaves some good lacing along the sides of the glass, both spots and streaks. Body is a yellow-gold color, transparent, and with visibly active carbonation.

Aroma is of moderate malt sweetness, a bit of bread dough, some flowery hops, honey, and slight grain.

Taste is similar to aroma, opening with malt sweetness and blending in some honey, bread, grain, and flowery hop flavors. Closes out with a mildly bitter finish and pleasantly sweet balanced with bitter aftertaste.

Body is medium in heft, with moderate carbonation, creating a slightly crisp mouthfeel at first, which transitions to smooth as the carbonation disperses across the palate. Finish is semi-dry.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 05:08:13 | More by falloutsnow
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dcook11

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a mug. Thick white three finger head. The beer is honey/golden star colored. Decent carbonation and lacing.

S- Malt forward. Very bready. Crackers with a touch of honey.

T- Very drinkable for the 6 percent. Bready, malty, sweet.

M- Light approaching medium bodied.

O- A good marzen. Not the best, but definitly would have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 09:29:42 | More by dcook11
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An oversized can (more than a quart) which comes in a massive dimpled glass beer mug for Oktoberest. Yeah it's a gimmick but the salesman somehow talked me into it. Yet the beer is actually not a disappointment. Poured a 3" white head and in fact every subsequent refill produced more than an 2" each time. Body is a clear straw yellow color. Smells of malt and classic hops. Taste, although a little BMC, has more malt and hops than typical, plus is nice and fresh and refreshing. It's a fine beer for a Fall party, Paulaner.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 11:10:58 | More by MoreThanWine
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philbertk

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -30.8%
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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generallee

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a big limited edition 1 liter can into a 1 liter Paulaner Masskrug. The beer came inside of the glass as a package deal. The can has a nice description of the Munich Oktoberfest and the beer. This info also includes its ABV which is 6.0%.

Appearance: Inside the big liter mug the body has a deep golden color with good clarity visible carbonation and a tall bright white head. This head slowly settles down to a much smaller cap that hangs on till the end. Lacing is slick.

Smell: It has white bready maltiness with a nice nutty character and some leafy/earthy/spicy noble hop notes as well.

Taste/Palate: The flavor is very similar to the aroma with the same base of clean bready malt and noble hop notes. Its medium bodied extremely drinkable and lively carbonated.

Notes: All I need now is some good German fest food and maybe some lederhosen to go with the other Paulaner Wiesn beer/glass combination packs I picked up!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 16:10:06 | More by generallee
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bort11

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

OK, I'm not going to lie. I got the Paulaner Wiesn Bier because it came with a krug.

I'm a sucker for glassware, and this was a no brainer. For about $13 you get a liter can of beer and a heavy duty glass mug, or krug. The solid, dimpled mug is perfect for clanking together. If I can't go to Germany, I will have my own little fest at home.

I had to be a little gentle pouring in the last few ounces from the can. The head is a bright white soapy foam. The head recedes quickly, not leaving much in the way of lacing. Color is a bright and clear golden straw yellow. Lots of carbonation activity going on. Color-wise, this is more in line with a Helles than a Märzen

Smell has a clean grassy hops mixed with a fresh bready malt. Very clean and very inviting. The taste is clean as well. A mild toastiness mixes with the green grass to create a solid balance.

The mouthfeel has a light touch of carbonation. It verges on creamy without that filling feeling. This is the kind of beer you can use to wash down a big meal, or drink in mass quantities. Perfect for 'Festing.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 18:53:47 | More by bort11
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beeragent

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass from a can.

A - Pours a clear straw, with good carbonation, forming a thin white head. Light lace on the glass.

S - Slightly sweet, cereal, and a hint of fruit aroma from the hops.

T - Very light flavor. A bit grainy and biscuity from the malts. Very low hop presence, only the slightest hint of fruitiness in the finish.

M - Not medium bodied, but heavier than thin. Very smooth and clean.

O - Awesome German lager! If I had the opportunity, I would drink several glasses of this and love every second! Having said that, this does not resemble a Marzen/Oktoberfest as the style suggests, as the color is wrong and this beer does not highlight the strong malt body and flavor that Oktoberfest is known for. Much more like a strong Helles. Whatever it is, I love it, but around $6-7 a can, my consumption will be limited. My rating of this beer is based more as a Helles rather than an Oktoberfest. Although the style characteristics are off, this is still a fantastic beer.

Serving type: can

08-28-2013 01:35:37 | More by beeragent
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a good German example of what it is, a big frothy head and a bubbly golden liquid (and in an oversized mug due to this being the anniversary special I poured). Head drops slowly.
Smells nice of pilsner malts. Some graininess.
Plainly refreshing, some zest and mild bread. Somewhat sweet with a dry finish.
Stays carbonated well, feels crisp.
While lacking complex flavors, this Oktoberfest brew was just a highly drinkable brew as far as what you would expect if you were in Germany at the real deal. I kept forgetting this was 6% abv. Kudos for that. I wish i had a brat with this.

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 01:58:25 | More by TBoneJones
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kristenspaintings

California

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is limited in brewing, so if you want it get it when you see it as it can be hard to find. That being said, it pours nicely with a generous head into a beer mug. The foam is plentiful a presents a nice sweet aftertaste to compliment the malty aromas. The beer itself is light and refreshing with more of a hoppy taste than expected from the taste of the foam. Is this a yummy beer? Absolutely, but is this beer super delicious? Not really. It is definitely a good beer, but not an excellent beer one would expect from a pricey limited edition Paulaner. Grab a can if you have not had it, but do not grab more than one.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 17:15:16 | More by kristenspaintings
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acelin

Kansas

3/5  rDev -21.7%
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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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a Christmas gift from a friend came with large Paulaner stein. Can is 1 Quart,1.82 fl. ounces. Dates on bottom of can are: 05.25.12 and 02.25.13.

Pours a nice clear golden yellow with large white head. Head is not very long lasting, no lacing of glass. Aroma is very faint grassy malt. . Taste is non descript, sweet, boozy. Mildly tingly mouthfeel,

Serving type: can

12-25-2012 01:28:53 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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jpro

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stein and 1L can gift set from CBX.

A: gold; 3-finger, puffy white head; nice story and info on the can.

S: sweet malt; light bready yeast aroma; sweeter than I expected.

T: sweet malt; light bread crust; not much bitterness - perhaps some dryness on the finish, but barely; quite sweet, but still OK.

M: medium mouthfeel; low carbonation; a touch slick; nothing surprising

O: a nice Oktoberfest beer; perhaps a tad too sweet, but still very drinkable - I can definitely knock out a 1L can of it.

*from notes (10/28/12)

Serving type: can

11-04-2012 23:30:58 | More by jpro
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Ein Maß. From the can into the seidel. Finger of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
Hay and barnyard smell, in the best way.
Nice grain taste, low bitterness, little honey and smooth.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation. Clean finish.
Nice flavor and something to drink by the liter.

Serving type: can

10-28-2012 02:47:43 | More by Fatehunter
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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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