Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.87/5
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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:
#10,539
Reviews:
1,135
Ratings:
2,605
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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Photo of Kayakguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml can poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear golden yellow with one finger of white head that leaves blotchy dripping lace as it recedes.

Smells of unsweetened breakfast cereal, fresh hay, cut grass, mild caramel and leafy green hops.

Tastes of more crisp cereal grains, bready caramel malt and grassy hops.

Feels peppy and deceptively light. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes off-dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Easy and tasty, with just enough booze to cheer you up after a harrowing drive down the slippery streets of Edmonton.

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Photo of Droinx
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spencer96
1.25/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tawny body, on the copper brown side. Perfectly clear. 2 fingers of beige, soapy head that dissipates quickly leaving a weak cap and light trailing lace.
Delicate and layered dough and grain with some earthy and medicinal hops. A prefect tease of what is to come.
Toasted bread, roasted grains then caramel mingle with a medicinal, grassy hop balance. The perfectly smooth and fluffy mouth feel is balanced by the finish which is just dry enough and with a touch of spice and alcohol.

This is the bar for the style of export marzens. If you rated one higher I guess I will be the one to tell you that you are just wrong. Perfect balance, wonderful mouth feel and just the right amount of carbonation and finish.

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Photo of mizx
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Luckydog91
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Draft at Grunauer in Kansas City.

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Photo of cknoch
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GuitarGeek153
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeYarchak
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A golden colored pour with a slight head. Crisp taste with sweeter aftertaste. Enjoyable

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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

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,605 ratings