Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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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:
#15,761
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
601
pDev:
11.66%
 
 
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38
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93
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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
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of FBarber
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear light bronze color. Effervescent with large bubbles coursing upwards. Thick huge white frothy head when initially poured slowly dissipates steadily leaving no residual head or lacing.

Smell has notes of grain, dough, floral hops and hints of sweet dough.

Taste has notes of grain, dough, sweet honey, kind of bitter hops on the end. On the sweeter side with a honey like sweetness. Sweetness lingers to the finish.

Feel is fuller bodied, mild carbonation, a bit heavy from the sweetness.

Overall a solid beer more in line with the festbier tradition.

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Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

easy to find around germany come fall, but not as good as most. Was expecting much better from this Munich stalwart. Hacker-Pschorr puts this brew to shame....

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Photo of Markapeters
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curbfeeler26
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BlueSpader
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarko579
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant golden yellow color, perfectly clear, white head. Noble hops are prominent on the nose, and the Pilsen malt makes a welcome guest appearance.

Taste is magnificent, grassy hop flavors hit up front, then the soft caramel and toffee notes segue in, giving this a rich flavor profile that should be the baseline for the style.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 601 ratings