Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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

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

Bready, sweet-tasting beer. Unfortunately only seem to find it sold in the form of a can placed in one of the .5 liter glass mass steins, so a bit expensive.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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

This is an excellent beer. It's more of a Helles than a traditional Marzen. Very good Lager.

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

Photo of beerrat
4.96/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of wattoclone
4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Light yellow-golden color with a billowing head that lasts till the last drop. Aroma is fresh bread and fruit. It is quite different than the "Paulaner Marzen Oktoberfest" I've had in bottles which is amber and much less malty with a disagreeable bitter finish. This "Wiesen" is very malty, fruity, smooth and sessionable with a pleasant dry hop finish that is not as much bitter as it is herbal. One of the best Oktoberfest beers I have had, and easy to believe it is "Germany's #1 Oktoberfest beer" as described on the box. Whereas the "Marzen" was disappointing, this "Wiezen" is highly drinkable and enjoyable. The liter can went fast and was good to the last drop.

Update 10-2-2016: Wiesn has become my favorite Oktoberfest, thankfully available in my area this year in 11.2 ounce bottles. Picked up 2 cases since it now the best oktoberfest available. I tried many U.S. versions but they are too rich or hoppy. I drink 3 bottles in a session.

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Photo of chicagobill13
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I love this time of the season. I pick this up at my Costco. It came with a huge glass and in a can that is 36oz. I had to pick it up for the German lager glass. This is a very drinkable beer with a great head on it. A nice white head, sight malty taste but some like Warsteiner Oktoberfest. I can drink this beer all day. I can't wait to drink this during foot games. Back to beer, it has sight after taste to me is perfect for fest beers. Check this beer out. I get it there are many different Fest beers out there. There are some fakes but some really good ones that is true to its form. I believe this is one of them. Cheers!

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Brian101
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is hands down the best beer I have found of this style. Too bad it is only available once. If you can still find it, buy it, chill it, then drink it!!

A: Clear , with a tint of Honey
S: Pretty good, but not great
T: Great, small hint of apple and honey, but not at all sweet, just enough bit to be interesting
M: crisp, refreshing
D: good thing it is a full liter, anything smaller would not last long enough.

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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 roblowther
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big ol' can in a big ol' glass. I can smell the gemutlicht from here. Pours a goldent color with a big ol' white foamy head that makes me wish I had a mustache. Smells earthy and of bananas and a whole lotta good. Taste is even better. Slightly nutty, slight banana, a hint of sweet and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft and buttery. This is a great marzen, a great wheat beer, and just a wonderful, refreshing drink. Daddy like.

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4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into big mug from 1L can. Beautiful golden amber with thick 1" foam that slowly dissipates.

Sweet malty aroma. I get a little honey and citrus. Wonderful light Marzen type taste. Lots of carbonation. Light mouthfeel. Sweet lightly biscuity flavor faint honey. I could drink a lot of this.

I haven't found this anywhere other than in these limited edition cans. Kind of limits the "drinking a lot" idea. I guess I need to go to Germany.

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4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful oktoberfest-marzen, full of character, balanced with some complexity and depth, and exceedingly drinkable.

Deep gold, huge off-white head steadily shrinking to lasting thin but rocky foamy top, a little foamy lace.

Aroma is a lot of yeasty dough, herbs, lemon, hint of bubblegum and banana (faintly like a hefeweizen yeastiness).

Taste is interesting, full, stonger helles/marzen character with hint of hefeweizen yeastiness again (banana and bubblegum). It has lots of dough, with herbs up front, then the banana-bubblegum yeastiness hint appears and lasts, nice crisp apple element. An herbal-zesty finish is followed by creamy dough-apple-herb-lemon aftertaste. Highly consistent, it is smooth, faintly oily with a light creaminess yet also a little liveliness.

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Photo of Kelly10359
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance; light amber with a bleached white head. Head starts out thick but dissipates slowly to a cm. for the duration of the drink.

smell; sweet malts with honey and a bit of hops that give a mild herbal tone. Really nice to smell this while drinking.

taste; the very mildest hints of grassy hops, before some powerful malts take hold and coat the palate with wet grains dipped in honey. This is a very delicious beer, with a lingering aftertaste of malts, a prime example of the style.

mouthfeel; upfront some spikey carbonation but mellows out into a crisp and refreshing finish.

overall; one of the better examples of the style and so very drinkable, a classic, highly recommended!

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1L can served in a Paulaner Maßkrug.

L - slightly hazed golden color with a big white head that thinned out leaving some trails of lacing.

S - everything you'd expect from a classy German Oktoberfestbeir.

T - delicious blend of malt, hops and yeast.

F - medium bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation.

D - fantastic drinkability.

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4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Served in the slick liter mug, Wiesn is deep amber in color, crystal clear, and holds a blanket of foam throughout the experience.

S: Bouquet is upfront and bold, delivering honey, toasted oats, and a touch of cinnamon.

T: Fairly dry, with heavy caramel and Honey Nut Cherios flavor. there is also a delicious hop presence to this brew.

M: Light body, but a touch too oily for my liking.

D: Over all this is a wonderful exhibition by one of my favorite German breweries. Highly flavorful, and highly sessionable. If only this brew were available year round!

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
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