Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Oktoberfest BierPaulaner Oktoberfest Bier
BA SCORE
72.6%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 2,554 ratings
Paulaner Oktoberfest BierPaulaner Oktoberfest Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier

An amber beer style that was developed to celebrate the original Oktoberfest over 200 years ago. This full bodied beer with its rich malt flavor, dark toffee note and underlying fruitiness has a masterful hop balance.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,030
Reviews:
1,125
Ratings:
2,554
Liked:
1,853
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
11.63%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
356
Trade:
0
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Photo of Genx
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNAle
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice aroma of malts, bread, and spices. A touch of sweet fruits. Golden amber, tall off-white creamy head, receding slowly with stringy lacing. Very good flavor of bready malts, slight spice, mild with only a touch of bittering in the finish. Moderate body, not thin, not thick. It is very malty, but not sweet. Nice clean finish without being bitter at all. Very easy drinking. Excellent festival beer (and by that I mean easy to drink this one all day).

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Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, medium amber color with about a fingers worth of head that fades quickly into some lacing. Smell is sweet bread, a little hint of toffee. Taste is wheat, a little nutty, lightly toasted malt flavor with a little hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is dry and clean. Medium to light body. Good marzen, easy to drink, sweet flavor but not overwhelmingly sweet.

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Photo of sethcroisant
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good

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Photo of badgerbeer1
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. One of my tops. Brings the spirit of munich back to me each time i have it

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Photo of EMH73
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a well retained inch and a half white head that left a lot of patchy lacing. Smells of sweet bread, malt and a bit earthy. Tastes of sweet malts, bread, light hop presence, toast and honey. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, slightly dry finish.

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Photo of Giangio
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersnake1
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at just under fridge temp. Pours light golden yellow with quickly dissipating head. Nose is wheat, a bit of lemon, grass, and a bit of barn. Taste is nice and smooth. Definitely get the wheat and a very slight bitterness on the end. A slight bit of citrus and a dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle bb June 2018 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer pours bright amber in color just a little on the light side for a Marzen. The head is light khaki in color, persistent, and leaves some lacing. The aroma is semisweet bread. The taste starts nuetral, goes a little sweet and bready, then finishes dry. Mouthfeel thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated, with a pleasant mildly bitter dry finish. Overall, very good. This is a winner among marzens, but not first place.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VicVinegar
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBass
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This really is the perfect Octoberfest... that's all that needs to be said, it really is that good.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 1 Quart can into Mass. Canned on August 5th 2017.

L: Rich clear golden color, huge three finger white fluffy head has great retention. Lacing is nice.

S: Quite bready, lots of clean malts, light toastiness. Super clean aroma, nice and sweet and perfect for an Oktoberfest.

T: Again, light toasted and bready flavors, clean maltiness, sweet honey. Super refreshing and a great Oktoberfest.

F: Light, crisp, clean.

O: Very good.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of omahawk
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davidstan
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Light brown to dark gold
S. Very sweet malty aroma with breadness coming thru
F. Great German backbone here
T. Sweet bready upfront and brisk fresh finish
O. I like this import. Seems fresh with no stanky aftertaste

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 72.6% out of 100 with 2,554 ratings
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