Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Brewed by:
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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Photo of edfish
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a six pack in late september.
- poured in a tall lager pint glass, rich dark golden color with a 5/8" head.
- smell was not overwhelming but had a traditional german malt smell, light bread/biscuit smell just what you would expect
-taste, is very smooth ,slight bitterness/crispness with a definite heavy barley malt accent perfect malt linger
- mouthfeel is not quite full but has a great malt fullness to it.
- overall this is one of the best German Ocktoberfest beers you can get

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear deep copper, off-white head has good retention and good lacing.

S/T - Bready, toasted malty goodness. Grains, fresh baked biscuit sweetness, touch of noble hops in the finish.

M - Light body, medium carbonation, smooth, crisp, clean finish.

O - Such an easy drinking beer with a delicious malty profile.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear red-amber color. Nice thick white head that turns to a film after warming.

S: Malty, earthy, maybe even grassy. The smell reminds me of going to various oktoberfests, which is a very great thing.

T: The malt is pronounced, as it should be. Very earthy notes with a caramel back end. Enough bitterness to balance it out, but it's not detectable really at all.

M: Fantastic carbonation, enough to keep it from becoming too sweet but not enough to overpower the maltiness. Can taste a bit of hotness, but overall insanely drinkable.

O: Got a twelve pack of these, I would be very surprised if I didn't knock back at least 6 tonight. I'd like to freeze it in the winter so I could skate on it and melt it in the spring time and drink it.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a very clear medium amber color with visible streaming carbonation, nice frothy head that left some spotty lace

S- Lots of toasted malt, grassy notes, breadiness, grains, and light fruitiness

T- Lots of grassiness and graininess, toasted malt, some earthy and fruity notes

M- Lots of prickly carbonation, pretty smooth, lighter to medium bodied, finished semi-dry

O- A pretty good Oktoberfest beer with a little more sweetness than I typically like for the style. Highly drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant amber brown color with a dense half inch cream head that dissipates slowly.

Caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and almonds comprise the aroma, with a hint of floral hops.

Flavor is nutty, slightly sweet, with caramel malt forming the backbone. Floral hops complement the toasted caramel malt character and keep it from becoming cloying. The hops finish the flavor profile with an herbal tone. Rich kettle caramelization surfaces as it warms.

Body is moderate to full, with carbonation on the high side of moderate, keeping the flavor from becoming offputting.

Overall, a fairly malt forward beer that has good malt character and a decent amount if hops to keep it in check. Very drinkable brew.

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

Crystal clear copper colored liquid topped with a good sized frothy white head. Lightly sweet, doughy aroma...fresh grain and floral hops. Fresh, grainy sweetness, nuts, and earth. There's some kind of dry, dusty blandness that follows each sip and drags the good qualities down with it. Nice, firm, medium body. Not the greatest - could use some more rich, toasty malt to counteract the cleanliness.

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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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