Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.87/5
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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:
#10,539
Reviews:
1,135
Ratings:
2,605
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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2/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevoDavies
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rileford
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldBrewer
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - pours with a golden yellow color. One finger of white foam that lasted for over a minute.
S - Spicy, malty aroma.
T - Clear, grainy, malt flavour with some bready, caramel and spicy overtones. Some bitterness that balances the malt sweetness. Taste improves as it warms up.
F - Medium body, good mouthfeel, with good carbonation.
O - a very good Oktoberfest, one that I will drink again.

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

Photo of Nass
2.76/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the worst Marzens that I tried thus far. It has a strange bitter taste on the finish. They all can't be winners folks. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of Brennan27
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color. Smells malty, a little sweet, maybe some caramel. Taste starts malty and gets some grassy hop presence, then ends a little fruity and sweet. Carbonation is perfect for the style, and it goes down very smooth. Glad to give this a try!

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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Trying this beer fresh out the fridge ice cold , i initially thought it tasted funky, but after letting it warm up the taste went from sour and astringent to smooth and bready, all said and done i really enjoyed this beer, but be advised, in my own opinion its wayyy better after warming up for a good 5 to10 minutes

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jonmbell
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Danmullens1
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
2.92/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Klister
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thehyperduck
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL can from the LCBO; dated Sept 5 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Pours crystal clear, with a deep golden hue and two fingers of sparkling white head. It recedes steadily over the course of the next five minutes or so, generating a few uneven splashes of lace alongside a thick, frothy collar and soapy white cap about 1/4 inch thick that lasts a fair bit longer. On the paler side of the oktoberfestbier spectrum, and it looks great that way. Muted aroma of grainy pale malts, lightly caramelized sugars and grassy, earthy hops; clean and appropriate for the style.

This is a very well-made strong lager - not that I really expected a flop here, because after all, it's German - and somewhat fresh by exported lager standards, too. It all amounts to a superb swilling experience - clean, grainy pale malt flavours lead the way, supported by hints of toasted bread and caramelized malt sweetness. The sip concludes with a flash of grassy hay and an earthy, weakly floral hop bitterness that is halted by a finish that is not quite dry, but at least in that vicinity. Medium body that leans towards the fuller side, with restrained carbonation that provides a much-needed bite. Absurdly easy to drink, which is extra impressive at 6%.

Final Grade: 4.13, an A-. Paulaner's Oktoberfest Bier is one of my favourites in its category thus far, and an extremely crushable strong lager in general. This is not a complex beer - it is straight, blunt and to the point, but sometimes, that's just the most effective way to get things done. Even better than that, it's the sort of brew that almost any beer lover can appreciate with ease, whether they are a macro loyalist or a run of the mill beer geek. There's no wonder as to why it's one of the most popular selections at Munich's Oktoberfest celebrations.

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3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,605 ratings