Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Oktoberfest BierPaulaner Oktoberfest Bier
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Paulaner Oktoberfest BierPaulaner Oktoberfest Bier

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

I believe this to be the most balanced Marzen I have tried. I could drink it all year long.

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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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4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a perfect amber-caramel color. AN off-white head sits on top for a bit until it dissipates to a thin film. Light sticky lacing is evident. The beer smells slightly sweet, of faint malty caramel. The taste is of toasted bready malts and sweet caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very drinkable.

Overall, this is just a really good marzen, and very sessionable. I'm surprised it doesn't get better ratings. There's nothing wrong with this, and I'll choose it over the other boring, predictable seasonals any day.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed from notes:

A - Pours a transparent copper/brown color with only a thin, half finger, light tan head. The head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing.

S - Heavy toasted malt and caramel make up the majority of the nose. Light candied sugar and bready yeast are present as well. It's simple, but rightly so.

T - Rich toasted and sweet malts comprise the body. Light bland yeast open to a semi-bitter finish from generic hops. The hops contribute light floral notes, though you have to search for them. It's pretty boring and a bit watery.

M - Meidum bodied, thick, water, and smooth.

D - It's got clean flavors, is balanced relatively well, and is easy drinking, but it is a little boring and definitely simple. I could go either way on this one.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden brown, minimal head

S - A bit roasty, a bit wet grain

T - Malty sweet, a rumor of hops

O - Nice, flavorful, sessionable. It's not too sweet, but sweet enough that after a couple I'd probably be ready for something a bit less sweet.

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3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a large stein- pours a clear amber color with a visible effervescence, a half-finger head, minimal retention and lacing.

Smells almost entirely of amber malts- pretty sweet and bready. Nothing special; almost a neutral scent.

Taste is thankfully a little more involved than the smell- sweet malts give way to a little bit of hop bitterness and yeast earthiness. Carmel is omnipresent. Semi-sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is solid- medium light body supported by ample but not excessive carbonation. I like this style a lot but must wait until late August to get a really good sampling.

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3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 6/12 printed on bottle.

A stiff pour netted a finger of off white head, which was gone in a minute. The body is a pretty clear copper color.

Pale malt seems to bear a hint of caramel. Fresh grassy and gardeny hops compliment well.

It's like drinking essence of biscuits with some nice grassy hops. A little spice rounds it out and makes it nice.

The body is light to medium. It coats the mouth a little but itsn't drying. Classifies as refreshing.

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 72.6% out of 100 with 2,544 ratings
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