Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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86
very good
557 Ratings
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
557
Reviews:
221
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
82
For Trade:
0
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Photo of VeganUndead
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: It is clear light yellow.
S: light herbal hops blending to a wet grain smell
T: Malt note upfront wanes with a crisp edge from the hops and fades quickly leaving a slightly sweet malt taste lingering. Very smooth and balanced with malt being dominate.
F: Silky smooth full mouth feel with soft carbonation.
O: Very easy drinking with deceptively high ABV. Finish while still cold when mine warmed it tasted skunky. I really enjoyed this beer for a lighter marzen but like their other Oktoberfest offering better.

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Photo of thebeers
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, straw yellow with slow-rising effervescence and a finger-and-a-half of creamy, white head that leaves fat rings of lacing.

Mix of bready and crackery malt in the nose that provides a touch of sweetness with some floral hops far behind.

Clean tasting with sweet, lightly bready malt up front, a hint of all spice and a semi-dry earthy bitterness in the finish.

The light side of medium bodied, with a slightly creamy feel.

This is a great, easy-drinking take on the style. I still like Hofbrau better, though.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer pours a beautiful golden color with little to no head. The smell is malts and tomato maybe. The flavor is clean and smooth like most lagers a good representation of a classic Oktoberfest Beer.

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Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tall Paulaner dimpled mug. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a nice golden amber with lots of visible streams of carbonation rising through the beer. The ¼" white head leaves a thick ring and a nice layer of foam on the surface. Sipping produces leggy lacing that slides back down to the liquid. Some ring persists for much of the beer.

Smell: The aroma is fresh, clean, lightly malty and floral but faint

Taste: The flavors include light sweet malt with some crisp but gentle hop flavors that stay pretty much in the background.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with some nice prickly soft carbonation. The finish begins with a touch of malt sweetness and then trails off into a dry, gentle, definite hop finish, but one that could be dryer.

Drinkability: This is drinkable enough. It would be easy to have a second, and I'd be happy to have this one again. The flavors are light, delicate and enjoyable.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1L can dated August 5, 2017. Pours a clear, golden color with a thick, white head that is slow to dissipate away. Smell is sweet, malty, and white bread. Taste is light, barley bread flavor, apple, with a little bit of hop spice towards the end. Lighter body. Pleasant, easily goes down, certainly sessionable.

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Photo of albhms69
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank several .5 liter cans of this several years ago. Would like to purchase more. Problem is I live in Dallas. Very smooth going down. Nice European taste. One of my favorites.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a German restaurant in Helen, GA

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Photo of matuto
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, exp. 07/2017, "Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier", 6.0% ABV. Golden liquid with white and soft foam, with low retention. Nice aroma from malts. Spicy flavor and mouthfeel. Light body.

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Photo of Amp
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bcsbeer
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkline39
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taste: delicate barley bread notes, balanced malts to hop. Mild sweet nose. Bright Gold in color, clear, with a tall white head of foam. Medium to medium lite body. Crisp and easy drinking.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gray88
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modern Golden Festbier instead of the traditional amber Marzen. Biscuit and apple backbone, with spicy and floral noble hops for balance. Almost like a more biscuity Dortmunder.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85 out of 5 based on 557 ratings.
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