Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn

Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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

Pour - nice dark, golden color with a big, frothy, pancake batter like head on top. Clean and clear in appearance with nice carbonation and lits of tiny bubbles streaming upwards. Plenty of lacing in this big liter-size mug.

Aroma - sweet malt aroma with some notes of apples and caramel. Not a whole lot else going on. Smells very much like what it is, a darker, sweeter lager.

Taste - honey wheat flavor on the tongue with some caramel flavors coming in the back. Very solid malt flavors with decent carbonation on the tongue and a dry finish. The more sips of this I take the more I realize why this is they type of beer that folks are drinking at Oktoberfest. It's pretty straightforward with no palate killing flavors. Just a smooth, slightly sweet yet balanced lager. Certainly not an easy style of beer to brew but one that will appeal to a good many people in times of revelry.

Overall - easy drinking lager with a touch of honey-like sweetness in the finish of every sip. The hardest part of drinking this beer is lifting this huge liter-sized glass mug over and over again! Thankfully it keeps getting lighter with each gulp. Prosit!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Liter can came with a liter stein. They changed the name on the can to Oktoberfest Wiesn. Originally they named it Wiesn Beer - but it's the same beer.

Pours a hay yellow. Fizzy white head fades quickly to a lasting lace.

Aroma is sweet cereal grains, hay, butterscotch, honey, clementines. A very sweet aroma, more sweet than other oktoberfests. Vanilla, almond butter. Floral. Faint fusel alcohol.

Taste is clean upfront. Some nuttiness in the flavor. Sweet almonds, hazelnuts maybe. Grassy and not as malty as I expected. Hops only towards the end. Mouth puckering but ends quickly. Very clean finish. Leaves only a grassy, light malt liquor aftertaste.

A lighter ockotberfest. Very easy drinking. Not very complex in flavor, but I like this beer a lot due to its drinkability. You can pound this. Nice marketing with the full liter can.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i had no idea these guys did a wheated octoberfest. so glad they do, its amazingly tasty, and a wonderful contrast to all the marzel lagers going right now. this one is pale straw colored with a lovely inch and a half of white head that tries but cant hang on. way more clear than other german wheat beers. the nose is sweet from the wheat, uncovered by the yeast like i expected it to be, quite delicate for its 6% abv, and rather robustly grain forward. there is an apple nose too, and it comes through in the taste, especially in the finish. almost like cider meets wheat beer. the yeast is interesting, with some fruitiness but super dry at the end. the wheat adds a lot to this traditional style, really ramping it up to something that feels both distinct and historic. the germans still do some clever stuff, and they probably deserve a little more credit among american beer geeks for beers like this one. its really tasty, richer in feel but still dry and airy from the carbonation. it just feels like fall. far better than the regular paulaner oktoberfest, although i like that one too.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz brown bottle, purchased at local Boston area store.

I've had copious mugs of this during Oktoberfest in the Paulaner Tent, glad to see it in the US again this year.

While it does not form a massive head the lacing stays intact, crystal clear golden hue. Clean nose of dried grass, bread, cooked veggies, and a subtle herbal hop. Lots of crispness, moderate sized body, a bit of chewy malt up front. Balance hop bitterness, lots of clean grain, linger of herbal hop in the finish. Easy to knock back, more than enough flavor to keep me coming back.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Liter can poured in the accompanying 1 Liter Paulaner maas krug. 6.0% ABV, "Store cool and dry - Serve at 45°F, Best by 03 16 11, "Limited Edition. The authentic beer of the 200th Munich Oktoberfest."

A - Bright and clear, it's a lighter-colored oktoberfest like most German versions are. Brilliant yellow golden in color with a dense and fantastically retained white head. Clumps of patchy white lace coat the glass. It doesn't look any sexier than this!

S - Classic German oktoberfest aroma with light caramel hints, märzen malts, and a balanced hop nose. Good, simple, floral German noble hops with an enticing malt backing. Soft mineral water on the back is nice too.

T - Smooth and soft malt and light, soft mineral water is actually somewhat bland after coming from the rich nose. The German hops lay over the malts gently adding a floral flavor and balance. A metallic note comes through on the finish dropping this down a bit.

M - Lighter-bodied and soft with a smooth texture and drinkability ending with a dry and harder finish. Well balanced light bitterness on the finish.

D - It better be drinkable for the size of the can. For $12 it's an absolute steal when you get the maas krug with it! A good oktoberfest that would be a pleasure to consume by the liter in Munich.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Like several others, I picked up the 1-liter can packaged with the traditional Octoberfest seidel glass; who knows if I'll ever get to Munich, so this might be as close as I'll get. The first pour looks great, with a big frothy white head atop a clear, sparkling golden brew. Aroma is a little sweet, without being artificial. Taste is nice; mostly malt and bread, with a little bit of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel was a little light and sweet, probably good for the style bot not my favorite. Overall the big liter glass was good at reminding me I need to work out to drink from it, but otherwise it was very enjoyable.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Poured from a 1 quart 1.82 fl oz can into a 1 liter seidel. Topped with a rocky three fingers worth of head is a clear orange beer.

Aroma: Floral hops with a little bit of dryness in the nose. Bready malts with twinges of grassy and piney bits. Minor sweet fruit notes towards the back end.

Taste: An interesting dryness but it's only the slightest touch. Floral hoppy goodness with bready malts grace the pallate. The mouthfeel is definately smooth almost buttery.

Notes: Well this is what marzen is like straight from Germany the verdict is quite tasty. Prost.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"1 Ale" can poured into 1L Paulaner Special Edition Mug

A: Beautiful in the huge mug. Large 3 finger head foamy head that reduces to a creamy film atop a golden brew.

S: Bready and malty, not really a lot happening for me here. I can smell some alcohol.

T: Light and malty. I get a little bit of hops. The alcohol is hidden very well, but still present.

MF: Light and bubbly, very refreshing.

D: I was wondering how long it would take me to drink this whole beer, it went surprisingly quickly, therefore it must have a good drinkability.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a massive 1 liter can into the krug. A nice dark golden colour that was nice and crystal clear with a fluffy 4 finger head that quickly dissolved and left minimal residue.

S - Typical aromas here. Light malts but nothing all that special. Smells hoppy (grassy) but doesnt taste it, just a nice light bready, malty flavour.

T - Much like the nose this is somewhat typical, just with a bit more grassy notes than usual. Overall tasty and just different enough from the run of the mill fare.

M - Nice and light with low but crisp carbonation. Really refreshing and enjoyable.

D - Such a nice fresh, crisp mouthfeel along with a nice aroma and flavour makes this an incredibly sessionable beer even with its amount!

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.85 out of 5 based on 550 ratings.
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