Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.86/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This full bodied golden Oktoberfest lager is the only beer served in Paulaner Oktoberfest tents today. It is the pinnacle of German brewing: wonderfully mellow with a balanced harmonious taste. It has a strong note of malt and the pleasant fragrance of hops.

Added by Daredevil on 10-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,077
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
614
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
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41
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Photo of deonreds
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nass
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cool looking bottle artwork. I do notice a best before date on the side of the label. Mmmm I taste white bread, some grains, slight cracker, I agree with the honey note that was mentioned on this beer as well. This beer is well balanced & well made. This is easy drinking & delicious. This is a great lager, too bad I don't see this beer as much. I prefer this over the regular Paulaner Oktoberfest. Cheers! A-

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Photo of rarigney
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, light gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is bread, honey, and Belgian spice. Sweet, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Clean and enjoyable hybrid. Could have several. Great lager that reminds me of my time in Germany.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Baviera
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BB1313
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy before end of May 2019. 11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice transparency; small white head that falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have lots of fresh bread, crackers and corn. Some caramel. Malts are there. The flavors are clean. More caramel. More bread along with some grains. Subtle spiciness. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid Oktoberfest. It's more or less what you would expect from the style. It's a traditional example of the style. Well done. I like it and it's probably better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

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Photo of shelby415
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNAle
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeasty, malty aroma, some spice. Short white head than recedes quickly to a thin cap with little lacing. Crystal-clear bright gold color with moderate amount of rising bubbles. Moderate feel. Initial taste follows the aroma - herbal, perhaps even slightly fruity, with substantial bready malts. Light bittering comes along in the middle, remaining through the finish and into the aftertaste. This is, without a doubt, the best of the lighter "fest-style" that I've tried. Very nice.

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miwestcoaster
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npendres
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

The back label does say that this is an "IMPORT FROM MUNICH / GERMANY" with "8531A" next to it, but there is no clear bottle or import date. There is an "Enjoy Before End Of: 7395A" on the front.

Appearance: The beer has great clarity showing off its medium gold body. It has a short white head that doesn't last long. No retention or lacing.

Aroma: There is a light bit of caramel and just a hint of an herbal aroma in the background.

Taste: Up front it has a nice caramel flavor with a touch of alcohol. This turns into a mellow herbal flavor. It finishes with a slight bit of cedar and it is very tasty.

Mouthfeel: It is crisp and clean with great carbonation. It is extremely drinkable and very enjoyable. Every sip ends with a slightly bitter tail which tapers nicely into the slightly sweet following sip.

Overall: It is a very enjoyable beer to drink and it is one that you can drink multiples of and not get tired. I would recommend it and I would drink it again.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey yellow with a thick white head which dissipates quickly leaving virtually no lacing. Aroma is faint biscuit malt and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and bread. No bitterness. Feel is medium with low carbonation. Overall a fantastic Oktoberfest beer.

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Photo of GrandpaGeorg
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Where have you been all my life? I've enjoyed the more common Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier (Märzen) many times, and would have said (until yesterday) that it was my favorite of the style. Fortunately, I was encouraged by members of my family (thanks, N&E) who have been there, to try this, the authentic Paulaner Wiesn (Festbier) that's served in the Paulaner tent at the Theresienwiese. So I did. And ended up buying a case. Pours a perfect clear gold (with an amber hue) in the glass, topped by a nice head of foam. Clean biscuity malt in the nose, with a soft sweetness in the taste that is quickly offset by a refreshing hops bitterness. The lighter-than-I-expected mouthfeel, coupled with the balanced flavor of the beer, rendered the whole thing very easy to drink. I now understand how you could enjoy this beer all day long with pretzels, bratwurst and fried potatoes. Time to take a trip to Munich. But until I do, I'm enjoying my new favorite Märzen.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very solid and easy drinking Oktobterfest. On the lighter side, reminded me of Weihenstephaner Festbier. Crisp, clean, just enough malt depth. I'd like to try the Marzen version as well. yb

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. Date code on label is '04.19 m L10785 V'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Half finger of white head settles back to skiff of a cap and full ring. Leaves behind just a few spots of lacing.
Very faint aroma of lightly roasted malts and a hint of floral hops.
Rather dry taste profile with bready/cracker malt. Earthy, grassy hops are in the background. Has a touch of sweetness. Low bitterness.
Has a mouth feel made for mass consumption. Smooth, and thin to medium body.
Taste leaves a cracker at the end that calls out for another gulp. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lic217
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Haybeerman
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Oktoberfest 2017 1 liter can, it pours a golden color with a modest head into the glass. Malt and bready scent in the nose. The mouth gets the same with a light carbonation bite. Prost!!

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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