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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
2,585 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:
#8,520
Reviews:
1,131
Ratings:
2,585
pDev:
11.63%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
372
Trade:
0
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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This really is the perfect Octoberfest... that's all that needs to be said, it really is that good.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 1 Quart can into Mass. Canned on August 5th 2017.

L: Rich clear golden color, huge three finger white fluffy head has great retention. Lacing is nice.

S: Quite bready, lots of clean malts, light toastiness. Super clean aroma, nice and sweet and perfect for an Oktoberfest.

T: Again, light toasted and bready flavors, clean maltiness, sweet honey. Super refreshing and a great Oktoberfest.

F: Light, crisp, clean.

O: Very good.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

A. Light brown to dark gold
S. Very sweet malty aroma with breadness coming thru
F. Great German backbone here
T. Sweet bready upfront and brisk fresh finish
O. I like this import. Seems fresh with no stanky aftertaste

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Photo of beermeister2112
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

The color of the beer was almost amber, and it had a fluffy white head.

The aroma is of toasted malt with a heavy dose of alcohol and a slight hint of apple.

The initial taste was toasted malt, and that is the flavor that persists throughout this beer. There is a slight sweetness at the finish, and it still seems to be apple, which was a surprise.

The mouthfeel was a bit heavy, and the carbonation leaned toward the flat side.

This was a heavy version of an Oktoberfest. For only being a 5.8%, the alcohol is a very prominent feature of this beer. This was a decent interpretation of an Oktoberfest, but it would not be my first choice.

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Photo of pixarnick
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TH28
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Jerjo
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stefanant
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy04
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a small white head and a lot of lacing. Not much of a smell. Taste is sweet and malty. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall not a bad German beer.

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Photo of vidisad
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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

I love me an Oktoberfest, but this one didn't quite stack up to the locally brewed ones I get when they are in season. Bonus points for this being available year-round, as I'd drink a Marzen pretty much any time. But this one, while not watered down, just wasn't as full-bodied as the ones I'm used to from my local breweries. Basically, I could tell it was mass-produced. But it was still pretty good, so if you are in a Marzen mood, this will do the job in a pinch.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 pt. 9 oz bottle. Smells of molasses and malt. Pours a deep copper color. Very little head here. I was expecting something overly malty, but this has a pleasant hop bitterness to it. Addendum: lots of grain flavor towards the end of the glass.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oktoberfest pours a bronze color, with a long lasting and lacing head. Skunky and cheap aromas. The taste is sweet, but dry, with nice crisp notes. Good body and feel. Overall, a sweeter Marzen, but pretty good.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2,585 ratings
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