Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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

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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, but slightly dulled copper, with streams of tiny bubbles elevating from the bottom of the glass. A nearly white head maintains like a lid.

Malty and sweet, but with a hint of alcohol on the nose - some faint skunk too.

The maltiness comes through clean, with an abundance of creaminess, but also some hops that comes through like muted citrus.

Relatively crisp with subtle carbonation, which does little to promote the flavors that are here.

In all, it's drinkable, but nothing outstanding - another Ofest in a crowded market of them.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fine copper body with a great, fluffy white head. Malt background trumped by a ripe, fruity smell. Light bread and biscuit flavor with a tart bitterness at the finish. Effervescent, medium body; crisp and dry.

Well, who knows how long this bottle stayed on the shelves, but I have a feeling I didn't get a get sample to review. I expected a more dominant malt character all around, but instead found a strange yet drinkable beer that doesn't fit my experience with German Oktoberfest beers (and I lived in Germany for five years).

This will have to be a beer I revisit for a re-review I think, because I know I've had some really good Paulaner beers in the past. This example just didn't do it for me.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is a strikingly clear amber with a decent white head and good retention. Can’t ask for too much more in terms of appearance. Smell is very malty, with lager yeast apparent and a touch of canned corn (though the bottle states it was brewed within accordance of the Reinheitsgebot).

Flavor is malt heavy....very bready with a touch of caramel. Hops aren’t really distinguishable, though there are present enough to balance the malt sweetness. Deep malty flavors give way to a short clean finish. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, with a medium/lighter body and medium carbonation. Slight EtOH bite at the end compliments the maltiness.

Not really a standout for me, but delivers what I'm looking for in a marzen and is pretty good backup option.

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,595 ratings
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