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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Dweedlebug, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of ESH
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

ESH, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Megahertz
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1L can dated 5-29-12 into the Paulaner masskrug.

A - Bright yellow gold with a massive white head. Crystal clear. Good lacing. Carbonation appears moderate to high. Can't be any better.

S - Faint grainy malt with slight noble hop aroma.

T - Slightly sweet with a very faint toasted bread note. The finish has the very faintest hint of hop character. A beer it is easy to drink a lot of.

M - Light body with medium carbonation.

O - This is the stuff they drink under a tent in Munich during a festival you may have heard of. Paulaner Original with more aroma hops.

Megahertz, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Hoppsbabo, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 1L can(canned 5.29.12) into a Paulaner maß. The beer appears a transparent gold with a big frothy white head.

Lots of grassy and earthy noble hop in the nose. Slight touch of grain and sweetness.

Great grassy and earthy hop flavor. Grainy. For how prevalent the hops are there is no bitterness present.

Very drinkable with a medium body, smooth, crisp, and drying.

MattSweatshirt, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of TrevorWGrover
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I got this beer for the first time in the giant can which comes in an even more giant German mug.

Pours very smooth. A very nice golden color with excellent clarity. The head is thick white and sticks around for a bit due to the continuous bubbling in the provided glass.

Not a whole lot for smell. The abundance of malt is very obvious which does excite me for the taste.

Taste is good. Better than good actually... I am usually into a very dry hoppy beer but this guy is way more malt forward than I usually like. I say that because sometimes malty bears are too sweet for me (English Brews). This beer is not sweet. I love it, great taste but the best part is the mouthfeel.

Big thick mouthfeel. Crisp, full and delicious. My favorite part of this awesome beer. I'm a fan.

Overall a pretty darn good beer for casual drinking.

TrevorWGrover, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of kobeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
4/5  rDev +4.7%

MouthfulOfchris, May 07, 2012
Photo of FriedGold2112
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

FriedGold2112, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of morebeergood
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My local store had the 1L can/beer mug combo pack on sale, so I picked one up mainly for the glass. Freshness date best by end of Feb 2012, but I don't mind. Poured into 0.5L mugs to split with my wife. Very light yellow colored body, but a very huge white head and plenty of carbonation. Smell was neutral, which was fine knowing this beer wasn't the freshest. Taste was good. Light malt body with a clean crisp aftertaste. A bit surprised to see the ABV at 6%, so a very easy beer to drink. A fun purchase that was worth it.

morebeergood, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of roblowther
4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big ol' can in a big ol' glass. I can smell the gemutlicht from here. Pours a goldent color with a big ol' white foamy head that makes me wish I had a mustache. Smells earthy and of bananas and a whole lotta good. Taste is even better. Slightly nutty, slight banana, a hint of sweet and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft and buttery. This is a great marzen, a great wheat beer, and just a wonderful, refreshing drink. Daddy like.

roblowther, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of donmonkey1
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

donmonkey1, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of DeezGunz14
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DeezGunz14, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of estevaom
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

estevaom, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

falloutsnow, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of pchalk
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

pchalk, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of rmank
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rmank, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

OldTime, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of uwmgdman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

uwmgdman, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

51mmz0rz, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of dtreindl
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

dtreindl, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of bona2vada
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

bona2vada, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

puboflyons, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of sdj5
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

sdj5, Mar 03, 2012
Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.