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

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,509 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:
2,509
Reviews:
1,114
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
341
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,509 |  Reviews: 1,114
Photo of 1angrydwarf
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: amber with a orange hue
S: wet grain, Malt
T: Roasted grain and malt. Subtle sweetness with a very light kiss of hop on the end. A lingering roast flavor, and little to no astringency.
F: Very nice soft carbonation. Smooth and rich.
Overall: I had a six pack drank 2 every night to get a feel. I had high expectations. Initale impression was nothing special but after letting the beer warm a bit and in a glass really showcased the balance of the beer and the subtle flavors. This had more hop than I was expecting but it really enjoyed it. One of the best marzens I have had when it comes to balanced flavor profile.

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Photo of qcghost
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of stephenlee
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Salvage

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Photo of I3eer
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty much what you'd expect from the style. Attractive foamy head. Very good caramel malt flavor, but maybe a tad bitter on the finish for my own personal taste.

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Photo of thebeers
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with creamy off white head, jets of rising bubbles. Malt and noble hops in the aroma. Similar taste, relatively sweet with just a kiss of hops behind. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Not my favorite, but perfectly quaffable.

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Photo of Dzman
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This Oktoberfest is the closest to the actual bier you can get from Germany. The color is close maybe just slightly lighter so instead of copper almost bronze you have nearly see-through copper. The taste is caramel sweetness but not too sugary. The hops taste light and not overpowering it's really the malt balance I'm excited for. It's perfect this year. The aftertaste is just right it lingers a bit on the tongue in a very good way. Missing is the oak taste and color of previous years but it is still enjoyable from other Oktoberfest currently available in the states. This brand gets my attention and would recommend this as the only Oktoberfest to try.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warpig372
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hombo3
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of aleigator
2.92/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright golden color and aspongy white head, which won't receed at all.

Smells of sun bathed straw and honeyed, sweet malts, together with just the lightest hint of herbal hops.

Has a medium carbonation and a refreshing, lighter body with an effervescent finish, which almost makes up for the lack of crispness in this.

Taste mirrors the nose, while the higher carbonation provides a metallic quality, which mingles into the rich hay and malt foundation.
Finishes with a light, dry touch, pretty late, coating partly the malts.

Well balanced, easy drinking, pairs well with food, but kinda fails on itself, since it does not provide any taste evolution, but dough and hay.

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

Photo of Indymom
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2pux
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.87 out of 5 based on 2,509 ratings.
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