Oktoberfest (Wiesn) Bier
Paulaner Brauerei

Oktoberfest (Wiesn) BierOktoberfest (Wiesn) Bier
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Paulaner Brauerei
Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #33
Ranked #16,562
3.89 | pDev: 11.05%
Nov 29, 2023
Oct 03, 2008
Labeled as Oktoberfest Bier in Germany and Oktoberfest Wiesn in the US.

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.
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500ml bottle.

Pours a clear light straw with high visible carbonation and a thin white head. The smell is very grassy and the taste has grass, malt , hops and a decent amount of acidity followed by a hint of bitterness at the end . Smooth and highly carbonated this beer is pretty moreish. Full flavoured and refreshing.
Nov 29, 2023
Rated: 4.72 by Beecham from California

Nov 09, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a 500ml can into a nonic. A two finger white head on a clear straw. The head diminishes to a layer. Lots of patchy lacing.
Grainy malt smells.
German malts up front. Very mild hop finish.
Light body. Medium carbonation.
A decent Festbier.
Nov 09, 2023
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Reviewed by MissouriMule from Missouri

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is going to be one of my stranger reviews. Paulaner Wiesn is not a beer I plan to buy again. This beer is meant to be drinkable in warm weather, and there are better German beers for that purpose. That said, this is THE Oktoberfestbier. It is the progenitor of the style and yardstick against which all others should be measured. I just do not much care for it.

It pours a light golden from the can with a relatively slim and quickly fading head. The smell is definitively malt with some hoppy spice. The same is true of the taste. Smell and taste are better than the Weihenstephaner Festbier, with more depth in the malt and a more nuanced of faint hops flavor. Mouthfeel is the best part of this for me, given that so many beers aiming for lightness are also watery.

This is a great Wiesn, I just don’t think Wiesn are very good.
Oct 23, 2023
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by Bk0078 from California

Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a four-pack from the Fresh Market in Hendersonville 9-5-23 for $9.99. No can date; consumed can #1 for review 10-8-23.

Beer poured gold with a beautiful white head.

Nose is nice as the malt base gives a crackers and bread aroma.

Taste is crackers and bread up front with a noble hop addition that does a great job balancing yet leaving a touch of sweetness that nails the style brilliantly.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and is refreshing.

Overall a lovely Fest brew that pairs well with NFL football!
Oct 08, 2023
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Paulaner Brauerei 'Oktoberfest (Wiesn) Bier' @ 6.0% , served from a 500 ml can
A-pour is light gold from the can to a clear gold in the glass with a small size white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pokal
S-hints of noble German malt & hops
T-clean & crisp Festbier ,
MF-ok carbonation , big medium body
Ov-filling beer best enjoyed with some sauerkraut (perhaps)
prost LampertLand
Oct 07, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Oct 04, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 3.32 by mamaraza from Texas

Oct 01, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by cabsandking from Ohio

Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by Dethark from England

Sep 15, 2023
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Reviewed by NeutroMan from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pint can into a mug;. Clear pale straw color with a small white head that quickly faded to a thin film. Toasty malt and cracker aroma with a hint of honey and melon. Bready malt flavor with some mildly astringent hop bitterness. Extremely well-balanced, smooth, and very drinkable; I can certainly envision myself slamming one too many of these at a fest.
Sep 14, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by NWHopinator from Oregon

Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by DFred from California

Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by SudsMcE

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 1 liter can into its accompanying mug.
It’s surprisingly good, I prefer dark beers but this one was more tasteful than most. Poured golden clear with a slight orange hue. My aggressive pour resulted in a substantial head that lingered for some time and left noticeable lacing. Flavor was excellent not crisp or clean like most brewed with a Pilsner malt but more akin to a wheat beer probably due to the addition of the dark barley malt. Flavor hung around for a while and left an aftertaste that wasn’t unpleasant but also not recognizable. I will definitely try this again.
Sep 02, 2023
Oktoberfest (Wiesn) Bier from Paulaner Brauerei
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 809 ratings