Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.87/5
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2,598 Ratings
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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:
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:
#9,187
Reviews:
1,132
Ratings:
2,598
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Given my general taste for German beers, I was disappointed with Paulaner for this beer, nothing at all similar to any of the best Oktoberfest beers I've had. In general I would prefer a heavier, less wimpy German beer for the most German of all holidays.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Golden yellow color with high white foam,lasting for about minute. Small carbonation.

S-Sweet aroma,citrus and caramel i think.Alcohol in the nose also.

T/M-Spicy,low carbonation and bitterness,caramel again or something similar.

O-Very drinkable,but it must be cold in the glass!

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3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed November 9th 2011. 11.2 oz bottle, best consumed by 03/12, poured into a Blue Star Brewing Pint Glass.

A: Poured a very thin head. There's some nice carbonation rising which throws me off why I didn't get more of a head. The body is a dark amber, but still light enough to see through the glass and also not cloudy.

S: All I am really picking up is some nice light malts. Nothing really dominating in this smell, but it is nice.

T: Hits a very nice crisp taste. Malts are what I am taking in and even then they aren't that dominating. I feel as if heavier brews have almost ruined my palate. There is a light caramel and earthy taste. I am only really catching a slight bitterness on the tail end of the beer, but it's nice. This is simply a nice sweet beer.

M: Light body and medium carbonation.

O: Normally I would down a beer for these light characteristics, but I understand that a Oktoberfest is supposed to be smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. This beer hits all these qualities and I could imagine a large group of people drinking this all day at a festival. This beer is nice for what it promises and yeah I could drink a pack of this on a hot day.

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Pours a clear light copper color. Good 2 fingers worth of head that settles quickly to a small ring with no real lacing to speak of.

S: Lots of sweet malt, a little on the toasty side with a faint spicy hops floating around.

T: Smell does not disappoint, nice sweet toasted malt right up front. Mid palate has a nice spicy hops.. Nothing very strong, just a touch. The finish is pretty dry.

M: Medium body, very smooth.

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark bronze / copper with nice lasting tan head. Aroma of toasted barley, sweet malt, bready, yeast and some slight fruity notes. Taste is same as aroma. Palate is a nice medium body with a nice smooth mouth feel and good carbonation. Finish is toasted barley and sweet biscuit malt with some yeast and light fruity notes and mild sweet bitter ending. Overall a very good drinkable and flavorful brew. A nice autumn brew.

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1L can into 1L Paulaner mug. Best before date of March 2012

A- Clear yellow pour, finger width white head that hangs on very briefly. Lacing is spotty.

S- Light yeast smell with a slight corn and grass touch to it. Slight bready sweetness.

T- Light bread with a grass and corn backing. Very bland.

M- Lively carbonation, thin bodied nothing to right home about.

O- Not true marzen. It's good, not great. 1L is an awful lot for this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark amber with half a finger white head.

S - Not much here on the smell, get a little banana & biscuit.

T - Some sweetness here. Getting some banana & clove, not much else going on here.

M - Light & watery.

O - Overall a decent beer, not great but not bad either.

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,598 ratings