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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.85/5
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578 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#10,550
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
578
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
87
Trade:
0
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1.52/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Disappointing. Should be labeled Lager - I discern nothing about this beer that I would qualify as an Oktoberfest.

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of fx20736
2.26/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured from a 1 liter can into an Oktoberfest Mug

Rich gold with thick white head that leaves nice lacing.

Smells like a Helles Lager, bready malts and floral hops.

mouthfeel: limp and flat

Taste: This is a Marzen? The can imparts a metalllic taste. Beer is a slightly darker Helles with a higher abv,

This can came free with the Paulaner Oktoberfest 1 Liter mug. I don't think I'd pay for it. I love Paulaner Pils so this was a disappointment.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.42/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

1L can: Poured a clear golden color beer with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma is not the best with light notes of overcooked vegetables and lightly sweet malt. Taste is a mix between some light overcooked vegetable notes with some light malt with sweet notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not sure if this is really what people drink during Oktoberfest but I sure ain’t looking forward to drinking this again.

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Photo of Jennska
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of mpenning13
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of tobelerone
2.56/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On draft at NJ Pilsner Haus in Hoboken.

Let me say I am not the biggest fan of this style but I can be fair and this one left a good deal to be desired. Following this with a Ramstein Octoberfest cast it in even poorer light. The head wasn't particularly big, faded face. Very muted aromas on a straw yellow, clear beer. Mild, very mild taste with the faintest hop bitterness and little malt character to write home about. Metallic even on tap. Watery and boring.

Drinks easy and is crisp and refreshing. Guess it's a good one for all those endless steins but not for a BA interested in flavor. I don't need everything to be huge and barrel aged but gimme something to work with please.

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2.6/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

11.2 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: 06/16 (L18151G)

Appearance: Pours a light pale golden body, just a bit hazy and topped off with a thin, thin white head that quickly fades out of sight.

Smell: Sugary, sweetly smelling of grains with a splash of low-grade cider for a hint of apple and a faint grassy whiff of the hops within.

Taste: Cereal sweet, grainy flavor with a bit of sulphury character to it and hint of raw dough. A sugary apple, cidery taste follows with a little hit of spice and only the slightest bitterness. Honestly, this isn't what I was expecting at all, it's a little like a malt liquor. A little grassiness on the sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Haven't had it? You're not missing much. This is no way for me to be spending Christmas '15!

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Photo of Daredevil
2.65/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

on the can it says "Oktoberfest Bier" (ABV 6.0%), so I am not sure whether the brew I was tasting is actually the same as this one .... this does not really taste like a Märzen, rather like a pint Starkbier 'reduced' with say half a pint 'ordinary' lager ... lacks smoothness and pleasing flavors (what I taste is mostly bitter-sweet and sticky) ... not a brew to remember ....

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Photo of philbertk
2.72/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Paulaner Brauerei Munchen--Paulaner Wiesn Bier Limited Edition! The authentic beer of the 200th Munich Oktoberfest--2010 1.0 Liter Can. 6.00% ABV. 20 IBU's? (2.5 / 5.0) Oktoberfest. Lacy 1/2" white good retention head.Clear fizzy bright gold color.Sweet Bavarian yeast mild Noble hop stank front.Smooth pale malt delicate butter sweet crisp clean pale caramel Fest body.Mild hop clean dry end.Odd Hops? Yeast? Sampled 10/8/2010. Purchased 2 For $12.49 @ Seattle Fred Meyer--Ballard on 9/25/2010

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.8/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clean, clear, golden color. There is a white frothy head, about two fingers of it, that soon settles to only a halo around the edge.
Not much to the nose, there are however some malts and grains to be picked up.
The beginning is neutral, slight sweetness, followed by a balanced body, some more bitterness perhaps, coming to a nicely bittery finish.
Nothing special, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of Mdog
2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Yellow, lots of carbonation bubbles, but only a mild head.

Smell: Bready, sweet.

Taste: Fruity right off the bat with apple/grape flavors. A little bit of grassy hop comes through. Light body, fizzy feel. Very sweet.

Overall: Beer #2 from the Paulaner mix pack was the Octoberfest Wiesn. Summit recently put out a Wiesn fest beer so I was interested to see how this compared. Unfortunately, I didn't particularly care for this beer. Too sweet, with raw grape/apple flavors usually found in cheapo malt liquors. Strange mouthfeel too.

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2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #106
Served On: 01/11/2012
Glassware: Dimpled Mug
Labeled ABV: 6.0%
Date/ Code: 2/11/2012

Found this at Ye Old Spirits Shop in Frederick, MD. A little out of season - but still just within the freshness date. Also came with a nice dimpled glass mug.

Look: Poured a clear golden macro-lager yellow with a large thick white head. Carbonation level was nice and high with tons of bubbles stuck to the glass.

Smell: Aroma caught me a little off guard. It was crisp and grassy with some sweet malty notes. I also noticed some sort of weird medicinal ester in the background. It could have almost been described as melted plastic or nail polish remover.

Taste: Had a medium body and went down real smooth. First was a sweetness that moved into a yeasty middle with that odd solvent flavor finally hitting the palate towards the end. Finish was crisp and grassy with some lingering sweetness.

This brew was alright. I have to say it was a little disappointing for my first Paulaner. Honestly I really just picked this up for the dimpled mug that was included.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of hansenm72
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Groenebeor
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow, almost helles lager color from the 1 litre can into the Masskrug that came with it.

Smell is of light pilsner malt, with a touch of darker malt. Hardly any hops. Faint grain and alcohol.

Tastes more like a Helles lager than an Oktoberfest. I think it is a Helles lager honestly, with perhaps a touch more caramel or munich malt.

Honestly can't believe this is 6% alcohol. It's very water, very thin, but I suppose it's ok. I wouldn't pay the prices they charge for this beer.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 578 ratings
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