Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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
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#16,022
Reviews:
1,160
Ratings:
2,697
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
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Photo of CisPiece88
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, copper in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is bready malts and cereal grain. Medium bodied and carbonation, sweet. Makes for a delicious classic autumn lager. Could have several of these.

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

Photo of tone77
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of bready malts. Taste is bready malts, caramel, a bit on the sweet side, extremely refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer that I could easily consume several of.

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Photo of beerrat
4.88/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mpacheco13
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of louiebianchi
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALLMUCH
2.79/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dsells584
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of O-Meg
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Look - Poured dark amber with a finger of white head which falls quickly and leaves no lace on the glass.

Malt predominates the aroma with rich notes of raisin bread and toast. Nice clean fermentation character with no additional esters or aromatics. Hop is not detectable.

Initial malt sweetness sets the stage with bready goodness, but the finish is dry. Very low hop bitterness detected which balances the sweet malt. Other than the bitter, really not any hop character, except for slight, pleasant floral note. Aftertaste has rich, malt characteristics with these following throughout the dry finish.

Medium body, some carbonation sensation followed by a creamy texture. I don't detect any alcohol warmth.

This is an excellent beer. The rich bready malt is well balanced by the slight hop bitterness. This baby rings in at 5.8%, but the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle into prefect pint
Bb 4/19
Brown with average white head
Toffee
Sweet toffee,  caramel,  some roast notes, overall stale though
Light bodied average carbo
Overall sub par from brownish color to stale taste

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Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My Favorite Time of Year

Man, I love Oktoberfest. A local restaurant has been brewing craft beer before it was popular. In late September they have an Oktoberfest party with roasted pork, live music and awesome beer. It's a great party. And the featured beer is their Oktoberfest style beer. Samuel Adams also makes a decent O-fest beer. Each entrant can only drink two glasses of beers so I had my two and Precious' two. Then you can go inside the restaurant and get a growler or two. So needless to say I was feeling no pain.

This is just as good as any. I'd be lying to you if I said that this was exceptionally better than any other Oktoberfest beers. But it's consistent with the other O-fest beers, and that makes it alright with me.

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Photo of Tammyyogi1
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Houborg1
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daveshek28
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber/copper color with a generous head about a thumb length size.
Very malt forward aroma, toasty, brown bread crusts, hint of caramel/toffee. There is a hint of either fruity malt or fruit derived from hops.
As with the aroma, the taste is malty all the way, with a moderate sweetness that retains throughout. Slightly sticky dark bready texture, toasty and caramel/toffee like. Very low hops bitterness, however, there does seem to be some bright yet subtle fruity hops flavors hinting at citrus peel, as well as a hint of spice.
Medium bodied, smoothly crisp and with a moderate carbonation that is right on the money.
Wonderfully balanced. Lovely Marzen/Oktoberfest that deserves higher ratings.

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Photo of moundbz
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OlaB
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw-golden color with a small top of white head that dissolves rapidly. Aroma is of malts,bread,caramel,honey,grassy and herbal hops. The flavour starts of sweet with malty tones in the back. I sense bread and caramel in the flavour. The flavour gets more herbal notes in the middle , before finishing of with a grassy bitterness. Long and clean aftertaste, and a well balanced flavour in total. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a moderate carbonation and a medium body.
Quite a good example of a märzen. Tasty and enjoyable.

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

Photo of Deadarmed1
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,697 ratings