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
Ranking:
#15,417
Reviews:
1,154
Ratings:
2,661
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
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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 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 AllHopsMatter
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

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

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier brewed by Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG, with 5.80% This German Marzen/Oktoberfest pours out of a 12oz bottle into a pint beer a nice light brown color with a nice white head. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of this brew is sweet, with mild grains and malts. Light on the hop bitterness. This Oktoberfest has the look an feel of most Oktoberfest brews on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste , it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on the sweetness of grains and malts. Really light on the hops bitterness. This is a really enjoyable an drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go nice on a cool fall night or with dinner. The mouth feel is Bold , Sweet, Clean Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG, did a real nice job with this Oktoberfest brew.

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Photo of Kubishark
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Malt forward, sweet and definitely in the Oktoberfest style.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Macamah
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of depechemode1983
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear amber brown. The had is light brown and thin. Retention and lacing is minimal

The nose is of grains and caramel. You also get honey and a touch of molasses. Its quite aromatic.

Semi sweet caramel with lots of oats. Honey is still present and there is a soft bitterness at the end that seems the meld and linger with the caramel sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft, medium carbonation.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,661 ratings