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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
2,589 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:
#8,677
Reviews:
1,131
Ratings:
2,589
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
372
Trade:
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Photo of BeerInspector
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What makes an Oktoberfest beer - I ask myself? From the German side: perhaps less yeast and more hops. From a regular hoppy beerlover's side: more yeast than needed.
I found this beer tasting a bit corny (although it has none) but luckily enough, Paulaner can still make quality, it was not bad. It was all the time on the edge, on the brim of being neither good nor too bad. It is consumable, though one was quite enough. Guess I'm not meant for an Oktoberfest - had this in October though...

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Almost had a grassy hop scent with some malt in the back. Taste has some hops in there too along with some malt but I'm missing the toasty malt I normally associate with an Oktoberfest. Also has a sweet element. Medium/thin with medium/light carbonation which actually works with this brew. Pretty good.

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Photo of jreinha2
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This mighty fine fest
pours a nice ruby tinged amber with a nice head of white dissipating foam that
settles to a thick ring and light lacing. Nose of breaded malts and subtle herbal
hop notes. Flavors follow but exceed by presentation with caramel and breaded
malts dashed with subtle herbal notes from hops. Excellent mouth feel; medium
body, medium high carbonation, and a lightly sweet finish.

A classic for certain, but one I wish I would of reviewed years ago when they came
in the original German six pack. Still a solid brew.

Cheers

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

Photo of MNAle
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice aroma of malts, bread, and spices. A touch of sweet fruits. Golden amber, tall off-white creamy head, receding slowly with stringy lacing. Very good flavor of bready malts, slight spice, mild with only a touch of bittering in the finish. Moderate body, not thin, not thick. It is very malty, but not sweet. Nice clean finish without being bitter at all. Very easy drinking. Excellent festival beer (and by that I mean easy to drink this one all day).

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

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

Pours a clear, medium amber color with about a fingers worth of head that fades quickly into some lacing. Smell is sweet bread, a little hint of toffee. Taste is wheat, a little nutty, lightly toasted malt flavor with a little hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is dry and clean. Medium to light body. Good marzen, easy to drink, sweet flavor but not overwhelmingly sweet.

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Photo of sethcroisant
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Good

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Photo of badgerbeer1
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. One of my tops. Brings the spirit of munich back to me each time i have it

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Photo of EMH73
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a well retained inch and a half white head that left a lot of patchy lacing. Smells of sweet bread, malt and a bit earthy. Tastes of sweet malts, bread, light hop presence, toast and honey. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, slightly dry finish.

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Photo of Giangio
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersnake1
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at just under fridge temp. Pours light golden yellow with quickly dissipating head. Nose is wheat, a bit of lemon, grass, and a bit of barn. Taste is nice and smooth. Definitely get the wheat and a very slight bitterness on the end. A slight bit of citrus and a dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle bb June 2018 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer pours bright amber in color just a little on the light side for a Marzen. The head is light khaki in color, persistent, and leaves some lacing. The aroma is semisweet bread. The taste starts nuetral, goes a little sweet and bready, then finishes dry. Mouthfeel thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated, with a pleasant mildly bitter dry finish. Overall, very good. This is a winner among marzens, but not first place.

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,589 ratings
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