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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 19
Gots: 23 | 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 +4.7%

BJasny, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of BarleyQuinn
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

BarleyQuinn, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of rangerred
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

Pours a clear gold with a one finger white head. Pretty ordinary looking but nothing really detracts from the appearance.

Aroma of bready grain along with some hay and grassy hops.

Flavor continues with they grain with tons of hay and grass from the hops. There is a touch of caramel but less than some of the other Oktoberfest beers I have had. A little bit of honey too. Finishes on the dry side which greatly increases drinkability.

Overall, probably my favorite Oktoberfest to date. This beer is just made to drink liters and liters of under a tent during Oktoberfest. An extremely tasty and quaffable. beer.

rangerred, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of BierStein711
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this mighty brew twice, and I'd have to say its a rare gem.

Draught pint in plastic, three finger off white head, moderate carbonation

Smells: Breads, toast, and wet grain

Taste: bread, toasty biscuits, warming malt, with a very dry finish

Mouthfeel: thin, but not watery

Overall, this is a rare gem as stated previously. Grab this beer if you have a chance. But, have it either from the can or on draught,. Brilliant either way!

BierStein711, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +4.7%

cestlavie, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of alva7172
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

alva7172, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of bmike86
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up an Oktoberfest special from the Cellars in Woodbury, MN. It included a one liter Paulaner mug made by rastal, as well as a one liter can of Oktoberfest Weisn.

Appearance --- honey colored (like a golden yellowish-orange) with a nice two finger white head

Smell --- a bit like bread/grains, and a decent amount of malt

Taste --- can taste some bread and maybe even slight hints of banana, with a grassy finish

Mouth feel --- minimal carbonation, pretty smooth, light to medium bodied, slightly hoppy start to a subtle sweet finish

Overall --- This was the first time I have tried Paulaner’s Oktoberfest Weisn. I enjoyed it quite a bit and would love to see them offer it every September/October as an alternative to their Oktoberfest Marzen. This was a nice, enjoyable beer that is perfect for the fall. I will stock up on this while I can and will have something to look forward to during the cooler fall months. It is definitely worth a try, it is not a very complex beer… but it is the most similar to beers sold at Oktoberfest in Munich and about as close as you can get to being at Oktoberfest in Munich without having to buy a plane ticket :) Prost

bmike86, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of mscudder
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One Liter can poured into a massive mug. Thanks to a good friend for granting me this immense brew.

A - An orange inspired hue with an off-white head the length of my index finger. Perhaps I got a bit ambitious with my pour. Big frothy and fair retention.

S - Some caramel, lemon and some malts. Subtle.

T - Bready malts with some sweetness. Nothing really Marzen-like going on here. Some grassy notes to mention, although drinks like a malty lager.

M - Light with moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy, yet thin for the style.

O - This beer is good, not great. Simple and focuses on a few tastes. The other great thing is I could use the mug to take out any intruder that makes their way into my home. Overall, a fine gift!

mscudder, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

SalMineo, Sep 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of DrinkNoH2O
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A disclaimer here: This beer is not a Marzen at all!

Important to note though that true Marzens or Oktoberfests aren't really what is being served in the tents, and this beer is.

Appearance: Brilliant yellow with white head that dissipated quickly leaving nice lacing.

Smell: Not much aroma, just a faint graininess/breadiness from the malt with a touch of hops.

Taste: Malty sweetness that balances well with the hops. Slight metallic taste but not overpowering. Easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Pretty standard, nice level of carbonation.

Overall: A nice affordable German beer that goes down smoothly, but nothing incredibly unique. Hides the 6.0% ABV well.

DrinkNoH2O, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

4Socialanxiety, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Jennska
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Jennska, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Dweedlebug
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
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MouthfulOfchris, May 07, 2012
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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
Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.