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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-09-2013 02:23:53 | More by amstokesdb9
Photo of OlRasputin989


3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 1L can into the mug I got with it...

A: Pours a translucent, deep golden color with a big billowy head. settles soon to a thin, cloudy sheet.

S: doughy grainy aroma with a slight sweetness. straightforward and simple.

T: a cracker like flavor with a hint of sweetness, similar to the nose but better. also I sense some plum skin flavors in the finish.

M: smooth, medium body beer with low carbonation.

Overall, I wouldn't mind drinking this all day for a few days in Munich. Since I'm not there, this one can will have to do for now. Nothing too special, and the Oktoberfest from Paulaner is better. I'm happy with the glass though.

Serving type: can

09-25-2010 03:04:42 | More by OlRasputin989
Photo of ajdemma


4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2014 00:38:56 | More by ajdemma
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-05-2014 18:14:23 | More by Getalegup
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-07-2013 21:00:15 | More by Pookie
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-18-2014 19:36:27 | More by JohnnyK
Photo of medic25


3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Like several others, I picked up the 1-liter can packaged with the traditional Octoberfest seidel glass; who knows if I'll ever get to Munich, so this might be as close as I'll get. The first pour looks great, with a big frothy white head atop a clear, sparkling golden brew. Aroma is a little sweet, without being artificial. Taste is nice; mostly malt and bread, with a little bit of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel was a little light and sweet, probably good for the style bot not my favorite. Overall the big liter glass was good at reminding me I need to work out to drink from it, but otherwise it was very enjoyable.

Serving type: can

10-02-2011 02:19:42 | More by medic25
Photo of Daredevil


2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
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
Photo of dradair


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2014 16:15:56 | More by dradair
Photo of FriedGold2112

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-24-2012 03:11:22 | More by FriedGold2112
Photo of lwillitz


3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
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
Photo of DeezGunz14


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-17-2012 04:40:37 | More by DeezGunz14
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-15-2012 01:10:22 | More by buffcityx
Photo of cambabeer


3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- semi dissapating off white head. Clear gold body with minimal carbonation.
S- fruity and grainy with malt and ethanol. A little herbal and spicy with hints of butterscotch.
T- Spices and grains. Butterscotchy. Minimal hops at end. Alcohol and malt up front with fruity, buterscotchy and herbal spices to finish. Toasty aftertaste.
M- Average, medium bodied.
D- very, I had a whole liter of it.

Serving type: can

02-28-2011 07:34:03 | More by cambabeer
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

1 quart, 1.82 ounce can exclaiming this is a limited edition as it is the official beer of the 200th Munich Oktoberfest. Okay, that's pretty neat.

Poured into a seidel--yellow, maybe a bit darker than a Budweiser. Little head which dissipates immediately, no lacing. Not impressed with the look of the beer... except that it's in a seidel, which is always pretty cool...

Get some malty notes in the smell. Not much else.

Tastes surprisingly good! (Surprising because it didn't look like much.) Somewhat malty, not overly so. Very mellow. A nice, mild beer with just a hint of bitterness. I like this.

Mouthfeel isn't exceptional. Foams up alright. Fairly average, amybe a bit betetr since it successfully balances between being so carbonated it bites, and flat. I'm giving it a 3.5, since it may be just better than average. But I'm not really sold that it shouldn't be a 3.0. Close call.

Drinkability ranks high. This sits light and tastes good. There is nothing about this beer that would make me hesitate from grabbing another, except that it is almost 34 ounces!

Serving type: can

09-26-2010 21:24:38 | More by Kooz
Photo of acelin


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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Manitoba (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this review saved but apparently forgot to post it.

A: Poured from a large 1L can into a large Paulaner Mug. Pours a clear deep golden/amber with 2 fingers worth of fluffy white head. Settles to a decent cap and left a good amount of lacing. And it looks pretty good in this giant mug.

S: Mostly bready malt with a little caramel in the back.

T: Bready malt for the most part with a faint hoppiness in the finish,

M: Medium carbonation with a light to medium body.

O: This was one of my first oktoberfest beers and it definitely opened the door for me for enjoying this style. I would recommend this beer for a great session beer.

Serving type: can

04-05-2011 18:54:45 | More by marty21
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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
Photo of Johnny_Duck


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-24-2013 03:12:42 | More by Johnny_Duck
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.

Serving type: can

02-13-2012 00:47:45 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
Photo of dcp27


4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-25-2013 02:16:13 | More by dcp27
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

10-04-2013 21:09:40 | More by zaptone
Photo of dcook11


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
Photo of donmonkey1


3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden yellow with a white head that receeds too quickly but has nice lacing.

Smell: Dough (water, flour, yeast), yeasty, bready.

Taste: Same as the taste but with the slightest hint of some type of spice. The words that come to mind to describe the spice are clove, corriander, and orange peel, but those aren't quite right.

Mouthfeel: Watery and lacking carbonation.

I like this beer because it's a quality beer that's unique and it's a nice change. It's not one of my favorites, but once in a while it's really nice to have one.

Serving type: can

04-18-2012 23:26:35 | More by donmonkey1
Photo of lockewoodfin


3/5  rDev -21.7%

10-13-2013 20:51:17 | More by lockewoodfin
Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.