Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Oktoberfest BierPaulaner Oktoberfest Bier
BA SCORE
72.6%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 2,547 ratings
Paulaner Oktoberfest BierPaulaner Oktoberfest Bier
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:
#7,999
Reviews:
1,123
Ratings:
2,547
Liked:
1,848
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
11.63%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
356
Trade:
0
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Photo of Try-em-all
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with light foam, amber color, strong flavor and smooth all the way down. Drank this in December, should have enjoyed an Oktoberfest earlier in Fall. Good stuff, worth a try.

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

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

Photo of BigGold
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had at Middendorf's, Akers (Manchac), Louisiana, left over from its annual Octoberfest, poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, label stamped enjoy before end of "05.17," into mug. Very balanced, representative example of the style.

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

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 yaron73
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | 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 mytu420
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 72.6% out of 100 with 2,547 ratings
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