Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
This beer pours brilliantly clear dark straw, with a thick, fluffy white head that diminished to just a skim. The aroma is medium-high malt, sweet, grainy, and a bit of biscuit. The flavor is dominated by sweet malts, a bit grainy, and finishes somewhat dry. Any hop presence is very subtle and the hop bitterness is just enough to balance the sweet malt (combined with the dry finish). The body is medium-light and carbonation medium-high. Overall a easy drinking, yet flavorful brew, decent.
03-25-2012 01:18:19 | More by uwmgdman
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured a massive 1+ quart can into a 1L Paulaner Oktoberfest glass mug. The aroma is unique from any beer I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The taste is as unique as the aroma and quite similar. In other words, it tastes like it smells. Not like any American Oktoberfest nor American wheat beers. You must try to experience this classic German beverage.
This beer is soooo drinkable! A perfect session beer for Oktoberfest!
03-11-2012 21:40:32 | More by dtreindl
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
From the 1 quart can stamped 05-20-11-02:20:12. Sampled on March 8, 2012. This is one big can of beer. The pour is pale yellow with moderate carbonation that extends to a huge, foamy white head. German malts are on the nose along with yeast. The body is smooth and creamy and pretty much in the medium range. The taste also brings forth the malty, yeasty character but then there is a notable bitterness on the tail end. This is one of those Oktoberfest beers that would really be fun to try during Oktberfest.
03-08-2012 23:29:57 | More by puboflyons
3.55/5 rDev -7.1%
Pours a very rich and white head that lasts quite a while. The beer itself is a very clean and clear, beautiful golden color.
A light hops smell dominated by the grains and yeast.
I got a light and slightly diluted taste of malt and yeastly banana taste.
Light carbonation with a smooth feel.
This beer wasn't bad and rather refreshing and is fairly drinkable.
02-26-2012 21:22:45 | More by HattedClassic
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
02-19-2012 07:11:03 | More by schlimenhaumer
3/5 rDev -21.5%
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.
02-19-2012 02:10:30 | More by hmk22
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
02-13-2012 00:47:45 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
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!
01-29-2012 06:28:18 | More by BlurryVisi0n
3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
01-29-2012 02:54:23 | More by bmwats
3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
01-13-2012 04:39:26 | More by Murrhey
Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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