Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,518 Ratings
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen
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:
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
Ratings:
2,518
Reviews:
1,117
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
343
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bicyclesandbeer
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jerjo
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of beerguy04
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a small white head and a lot of lacing. Not much of a smell. Taste is sweet and malty. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall not a bad German beer.

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

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

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

I love me an Oktoberfest, but this one didn't quite stack up to the locally brewed ones I get when they are in season. Bonus points for this being available year-round, as I'd drink a Marzen pretty much any time. But this one, while not watered down, just wasn't as full-bodied as the ones I'm used to from my local breweries. Basically, I could tell it was mass-produced. But it was still pretty good, so if you are in a Marzen mood, this will do the job in a pinch.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 pt. 9 oz bottle. Smells of molasses and malt. Pours a deep copper color. Very little head here. I was expecting something overly malty, but this has a pleasant hop bitterness to it. Addendum: lots of grain flavor towards the end of the glass.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oktoberfest pours a bronze color, with a long lasting and lacing head. Skunky and cheap aromas. The taste is sweet, but dry, with nice crisp notes. Good body and feel. Overall, a sweeter Marzen, but pretty good.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Tcsox
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alupin
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whattheshelley
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of megamick
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jodio
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 88caprice
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: a great, quality Oktoberfest.

This is a rich, red-copper colored brew. Crystal clear with persistent thin foam head and lacing.
Smells of malts and sweet caramelization with a tart edge and a touch of alcohol.
Tastes rich and malty with biscuit, bread, and a touch of sweetness. Alcohol is present.
Surprisingly smooth.

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4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thin and light colored; an easy drinking brew. I found it good but not special.

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Photo of jp32
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an excellent copper color, totally transparent, with an airy white head that dissipates in a hurry. All aromas are very subtle in this beer. Toasted caramel malts with a bread-like property make up the nose and a faint floral aroma sits in the background.

Lots of toasted malts at the forefront of the flavor profile. A slight metallic tinge. Hops seem to creep into things the more the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel is good, carbonation is excellent. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with light foam, amber color, strong flavor and smooth all the way down. Drank this in December, should have enjoyed an Oktoberfest earlier in Fall. Good stuff, worth a try.

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Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.87 out of 5 based on 2,518 ratings.
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