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

very good
2,514 Ratings
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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

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Photo of mikerems
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fortunate to have tried a half liter bottle brought back from Munich. All aspects consistent with other reviews, dominant characteristics of malt and breadd.I actually prefer the darker Oktoberfests but this one is very drinkable. Definitely going to look for this locally.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of FLima
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal golden color with a two finger thick head with short retention but leaving lots of laces.
Sweet aroma of biscuit malt with grassy hops notes and a hint of vanilla and caramels. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation and a light crisp feeling. 6% abv is not perceived.
Perfect balanced beer, although quite malty. Straight forward but still satisfying.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rx-beer
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2fl oz bottle poured into a 0.5 L dimpled stein

A - Pours a nice clear, brownish copper with golden edges, about two inches of white head, and minimal carbonation. Head shows nice retention and sudsy lacing.

S - Very malty and biscuity aroma with a hint of alcohol.

T - Very malty and slightly boozy upfront. Taste then turns quite bready with a touch of bitterness, predominating this brews finish. Any sweetness is noticeably absent.

M - Smooth and medium-bodied with light carbonation. Slight alcohol bite in the finish.

O - Almost feels like drinking liquid bread. Alcohol is quite noticeable. I enjoyed this beer, but, if I were to use this beer as the standard for Octoberfest Marzens, I must say that I prefer Samuel Adams', Victory's, and Ayinger's take on the style. Nevertheless, I find this beer more pleasing than Weihenstephaner's Oktoberfestbier and other 'blonde' fest beers. Wouldn't mind having this one again, but not in my top 3 of Octoberfest beers.

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Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark gold color.

The aroma is wonderful of sweet toasty bready malt, but also that refreshing lager aroma. There's a good amount of floral and grassy hops in there. Also some toffee.

The flavor follows with a honey sweet toasty malt. It's quite crisp and refreshing on the body as the hops are of floral and grassy notes. A really wonderful pop of German hops. That combination of the hops and gentle bitterness with that sweet nutty toasty breadiness is wonderful.

It's great to have found another German beer that I really enjoy, especially for those into malt in a crisp lager.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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