Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,514 Ratings
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen
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:
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
Ratings:
2,514
Reviews:
1,116
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
342
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,514 |  Reviews: 1,116
Photo of MaddoJay
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid anchor of a brew. Copper-amber appearance with nice fluffy, white head that smells of toasted grains and caramel. This beer's taste is on par with the aroma with a nice hop flavor on the back-end. Finished clean and crisp with a medium body and almost chewy texture. Simple, straight-swinging, and delicious. This is a go to for the fall season.

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

Photo of malprep
2.77/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bankboy66
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful October fest beer. Not overpowering with toffee and malts. Very drinkable.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Paulaner Oktoberfest pours a clear copper color. The head is small and dissipates quickly. The aroma is malty and clean. There is toffee, bread, toast, and hints of caramel. The taste is equally malty with a similar profile. The finish is quick and clean. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a wonderful Oktoberfest that I will surely drink again.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours amber bronze with a creamy white foam head. Smells like big red grapes, red apples, pear, toasted brown bread, dark toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, mild spice, with floral earthy grass and herbal minty pine. Tastes like red grapes, red apple, pear, toasted brown bread, dark toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, mild spice, with floral earthy grass and herbal minty pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice Märzen Oktoberfest.

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Photo of wattie83
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ABabbidge
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Dark amber color with a finger thick cracking head.

S: Very malty aroma with a bit of caramel and herbal aroma as well.

T: Sweet and malty up front. Some floral hoppy bitterness at the end that balances things out well.

F: Light bodied and smooth drinking.

O: Very smooth and not very complex, as it is intended to be. Now I just need to try one fresh in Germany.

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Photo of hegg4345
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lwcreasy
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper-orange with 2 inches of off-white head. Clear, with good retention and good lacing. Inviting.

Rich toast tones and earthy, spicy hops. Sweet breadcrumbs.

Toast-rich flavors hit the palate, with a touch of spicy hop. This is minimal. Mouthful of breadcrumbs with a low hop bitterness in the finish. Edges of an oatmeal cookie. Tasty and clean Munich tones, with a nice aftertaste, make this a very drinkable beer. And that's what you want in a Märzen!

Medium-light bodied with a semi-dry finish. Crisp, drinkable.

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

Photo of dipaslife4me
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber orange color. Light, bready and crisp. Some toasted malt sweetness. Some bitterness to balance out the flavors. Short finish, fairly dry. Pretty delicious.

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

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

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.87 out of 5 based on 2,514 ratings.
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