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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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374 Ratings
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 16
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Kahlerbock, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

OregonMicrobrew, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I couldn't resist buying this 1L can when I saw it at Trader Joe's. Poured from the can into a Pilsner Urquell stein at low altitude.

A: Pours a slightly dark gold color with a soapy one- to two-finger head of little retention. Plenty of carbonation bubbles float up toward the top of the glass.

S: Wheat, biscuity yeast and noble hops. A light smell overall, but very clean.

T: Wheat up front with biscuity yeast in the middle. Hops balance on the finish. The flavors are really clean and it's well-built.

M: Light- to medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation. The finish is very slightly drying and makes you want to go in for the next sip.

D: This is a really easy-drinking beer, especially at 6% ABV, and I'd be very happy to see this on Paulaner's regular lineup.

schlimenhaumer, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of hmk22
3/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

hmk22, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Ericular, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Almost clear, with just a hint of haze. The color is golden straw, and the head is a solid 2-fingers of cream-colored foam, with good retention and decent lacing.

S: Underwhelming, really. There's a little floral/spicy hops, and a little grain, but that's about it.

T: Medium-sweet malted grain, with just enough bittering hops to add balance. There isn't much complexity, maybe some mild citrus notes from the hops. But it is pretty tasty.

M: Smooth, with nice carbonation -- just crisp enough without being dry.

O: A very drinkable beer, if not very complex. This is what BMC types ought to aspire to: a high-quality beer that can be enjoyed by a broad base.

TappaKeggaBrew, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

donunrue, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sgttibbs, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

gory4d, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured unto a Paulaner signature mug (it comes packaged with the beer).

Appearance: Gold. with amazing head...seriously well over a 1 1/2" barely settled after a sip.

Smell: Smell is a little bland but light hoppy smell to it.

Taste: Very creamy, slight orange peel. Simple but incredibly tasty.

Mouth: Medium carbonation which may come off heavy to some drinkers but easy to swallow. Definitely designed to be a every person's beer, with flavor intact and the appearance of sweet hops.

Overall: Pretty Good beer I would recommend to all. It's not perfect but it is done just right. FYI, just incase you didn't know this is my number three "marzen". That doesn't mean that it is bad just keep them coming. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jan 29, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 1 liter can into Spaten mas mug.

A: Golden hue. Pours about a 3 finger, foamy, white head. Head dessicates and disintegrates fairly slowly leaving a blanket of persistent foam. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Really woody and earthy malt nose, with a little wheat and just a touch of hop.

T: Slightly sweet malt, and a little hop. A faint tinge of honey and olive oil.

M: Full body, but crisp and refreshing. Pungent finish.

D: This one goes down easy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Great head but no real lacing. Nose is simple, but earthy and full. Flavor is a robust malt with slightly sweet and woody notes. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

chrisp1090, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

kew, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

4balance, Jan 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a Pilsner glass from a quart size can. Reviewed live.

A- Finger and a half-width head. Medium, minute long retention. Clear amber color and rapid carbonation.

S- Light hops, amber malts and some hay smells as well. Light smelling beer but with farmhouse notes as well.

T- Delightfully sweet and light. Great tasting oktoberfest beer. Reminds me of Germany.

M- Medium bodied, syrupy but light, which is sort of strange to describe. The body is thick, but the taste is light enough that it offsets it.

O- Wonderful beer. Got it as a Christmas present, and was pleasantly surprised with how good the massive can treated me.

Murrhey, Jan 13, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

CraftBeerTastic, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - nice dark, golden color with a big, frothy, pancake batter like head on top. Clean and clear in appearance with nice carbonation and lits of tiny bubbles streaming upwards. Plenty of lacing in this big liter-size mug.

Aroma - sweet malt aroma with some notes of apples and caramel. Not a whole lot else going on. Smells very much like what it is, a darker, sweeter lager.

Taste - honey wheat flavor on the tongue with some caramel flavors coming in the back. Very solid malt flavors with decent carbonation on the tongue and a dry finish. The more sips of this I take the more I realize why this is they type of beer that folks are drinking at Oktoberfest. It's pretty straightforward with no palate killing flavors. Just a smooth, slightly sweet yet balanced lager. Certainly not an easy style of beer to brew but one that will appeal to a good many people in times of revelry.

Overall - easy drinking lager with a touch of honey-like sweetness in the finish of every sip. The hardest part of drinking this beer is lifting this huge liter-sized glass mug over and over again! Thankfully it keeps getting lighter with each gulp. Prosit!

indiapaleale, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

LetsDrink1950, Jan 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

sailorastro, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

KimenTshom, Jan 01, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit of a yeasty, grassy scent in a 1 liter glass that it was packaged with. Hints of some caramel in there.

Bit of feel on the palette, a bit heavier than water

Poured to nice pillowish head I'd hoped for out of the can but alas without being on draft it dissipated pretty quickly. Golden/straw color.

Taste As expected there's the light grassiness with some hints of the caramel flavor, easy on the palette without much aftertaste.

Definitely, I can envision myself seeing how many of these I could get through in a very loud tent with a few hundred of my newest deutsch friends around.

it could be the serving vessel partially but this is a nice, light, drinkable beer exactly like what american macros should be shooting for instead of the bland stuff they're churning out.

jerryjeff, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

leprakhan, Dec 29, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Liter can came with a liter stein. They changed the name on the can to Oktoberfest Wiesn. Originally they named it Wiesn Beer - but it's the same beer.

Pours a hay yellow. Fizzy white head fades quickly to a lasting lace.

Aroma is sweet cereal grains, hay, butterscotch, honey, clementines. A very sweet aroma, more sweet than other oktoberfests. Vanilla, almond butter. Floral. Faint fusel alcohol.

Taste is clean upfront. Some nuttiness in the flavor. Sweet almonds, hazelnuts maybe. Grassy and not as malty as I expected. Hops only towards the end. Mouth puckering but ends quickly. Very clean finish. Leaves only a grassy, light malt liquor aftertaste.

A lighter ockotberfest. Very easy drinking. Not very complex in flavor, but I like this beer a lot due to its drinkability. You can pound this. Nice marketing with the full liter can.

palma, Dec 28, 2011
Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.