Oktoberfest Märzen
Paulaner Brauerei

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Paulaner Brauerei
Ranked #39
Ranked #17,174
3.88 | pDev: 11.34%
Sunday at 01:20 AM
Jul 11, 2001
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.

The secrets behind Paulaner's excellent taste and unwavering quality are locally sourced ingredients and a tradition of craftsmanship that has been passed down and perfected by our dedicated brewmasters since 1634. Here in Munich, Paulaner beer is not a mere product -- It's a matter of the heart.
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
draft pour into plastic cup. darker brown i. appearance when a dirty off-white foam head. dark bready malts, earth hops and even a hint of caramel on the nose and in the taste. pretty clean but hefty. medium-full mouthfeel. pretty good marzen.
Sunday at 01:20 AM
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Rated by Red_Beard_Numero_Uno from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
One of the best German Oktoberfest beers I’ve had besides Hofbrau
Saturday at 10:40 PM
Rated: 4.36 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Friday at 12:02 AM
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Reviewed by Bilch from California

4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
light amber with nice head . bread, malt and some grassy hops. breads, malt and light bitter lingering hops. refreshing, and well integrated beer. beautiful…
Sep 26, 2023
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Sep 22, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz undated bottle.

Pours dark copper with a moderate head and retention. Doughy malt with toasted biscuits in the nose. Medium bodied with a tacky, crisp mouthfeel. Sweet malt, caramel, toffee on the palate. Finishes with a firm bitterness and lingering malt.
Sep 20, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

Sep 19, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by AbeO

Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by ncherf from Washington

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by cabsandking from Ohio

Sep 03, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by nizzle8287 from Texas

4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a pint glass at about 47F. Color is like a typical, every-day tea; light brown and crystal clear, with a beige head that lasts a minute or two, then settles as a fairly thick film of fine bubbles... and this lasts a good while. Smells is a typical Oktoberfest style hoppy lager, with a nice malt bill of bread and brown sugar. Hops come out in the taste, with a subtle but defined bitterness that causes the brew to finish quite dry, which I think is a very good quality. Not syrupy, not overbearing. Alcohol is almost non-existent. Carbonation is excellent. Medium mouthfeel which results in a fairly creamy brew that balances the hops and malts very nicely. Of course, this is a German-style beer, so expect a semi-sweet, lightly bitter brew that finishes fairly dry. Overall I'd highly recommended this Oktoberfest Marzen.
Aug 31, 2023
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Rated by guitarguyny from New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My second authentic marzen, and did not disappoint! Trying to stock up now for the fall. Such a solid beer for the price
Aug 27, 2023
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Reviewed by Brian_J from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into glass mug.
A: brown/penny colored, minimal head and lacing, pleasant streams of bubbles
S: not-quite-sweet roasty malt, maybe a touch of floral character, a bit of hop bitterness to round it out
T: I get roasty malt right up front, the faintest taste of coffee which lingers , pleasant hop flavor, bitterness on the lengthy finish. If there is an alcohol taste it is masked by the toasty flavor
M: medium bodied, not particularly fizzy
O: really enjoyable, has the characteristics I look for in a Marzen. I'm drinking this on a pleasant summer evening but this beer is definitely meant for autumn

Edit to add: 20 min later after finishing I've still got a pleasant lingering finish - very nice
Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330ml bottle into a pint glass, best by May 2023, so just inside the wire.

Clear pale copper body, head shrinks to a ring. Clean sweet malty aroma and taste. No nasty aftertaste. Solid across the board.
May 23, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Copper-colored brew with a large white head. Toasty, sweet aroma. On the sweet side, but not by any means too sweet. Soft carbonation. There's a slight spiciness among the malt flavors, and also a fruity note that reminds me of apple.
Jan 26, 2023
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jan 21, 2023
Oktoberfest Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 2962 ratings