Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

very good
550 Ratings
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the big ass can into the Paulaner mug. Beer produced on 06/16/10 with a best by date of 03/16/11. What am I going to do with this 1L mug after this beer? Pale yellow color with a small head that did not last very long. Not much for lacing either. I blame the mug more than anything for the lack of head and lacing. But the pale color is not what I would describe a good Oktoberfest as having. Has a hoppy and sweet aroma. Smells floral with notes of honey and grain. Too sweet for my tastes but otherwise a solid lager. Very floral and grassy in nature. The malt tastes very sweet. I would of preferred a more toasted nature. Feels a little heavier than it probably is because of the lingering sweetness weighs on the palate. Perfectly carbonated as to be expected. An arm workout hoisting the heavly mug and 1L of beer. No problem downing the entire contents of the can. Probably will be a little drunky after finishing this.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First bruview back since a cold debilitated my senses of taste and smell and I decided on something borderline special (a limited brew!).

Poured from a 1L can into a Paulaner 1L stein - glass matching my beers now.

A: The beer poured a 3.5cm white head that fizzled down to a half centimeter lacing. The body itself was a cloudy orange with a steady stream of bubbles rising... pleasing without being exceptional.

S: It's a wheat beer so all the usual suspects are here: banana's, clove spice, and sour dough. There is a stronger hint of actual spirit grain than usual and I surmise this may be down to the alcohol content more than anything else.

T: Quite a fruity taste upfront - led by banana flavours, with cider apples in close support. The sour dough is also strong in this one, but otherwise it's a standard fare weiss bier. I'm getting a sharp alcohol back note which betrays this brew in respect to it's competition (give me a Weihenstephaner any day of the week!).

M: It has a creamy and heavy wheat beer structure which beckons for another sip - I quite like my wheat beers for this reason. Carbonation is right in the middle (not too fizzy, not too flat).

D: Easily drinkable, and in large quantities. However one would argue this is the point of a wheat beer: to slake a thirst but leave it wanting more (God knows I want more), so for this reason and comparing it to other (more complex) wheat beers this is merely an above average beer. Will I drink another? Perhaps, but at the price Weihenstephaner is a much better buy/beer overall.

Food match: Oktoberfest food; fried pork, fried onions, fried potato, fried bread, fried sausage, fried etc... you get the picture.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a mug. Thick white three finger head. The beer is honey/golden star colored. Decent carbonation and lacing.

S- Malt forward. Very bready. Crackers with a touch of honey.

T- Very drinkable for the 6 percent. Bready, malty, sweet.

M- Light approaching medium bodied.

O- A good marzen. Not the best, but definitly would have again.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 1 liter can into the beautiful 1 liter Paulaner mug.

A - Dark straw yellow color with nice creamy white head that dissipates quickly. Pretty good lacing but not the greatest. Lot of bubbling going on in the mug as well.

S - There's not a lot of smell going on. I'm getting the sweet malty smell, not much on anything floral or citric.

T - A very well balance of sweet malt and bitter hop but just not a lot else to it. I don't want to say it, but there's also a grassy/grainy sort of taste in it. It's not like a musty adjunct type taste...but it's there and it's not doing any harm. Carbonation is excellent.

M - Light bodied but not watery. It doesn't categorize anywhere near an adjunct type body.

D - This is perhaps the beer's highest point. You will have no problem downing this on the final hot summer day's. With the perfect balance of sweet and bitter and the perfect carbonation, this beer's drinkability is almost as good as it gets.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into the commemorative mug it came with. Thanks goes out to my wife for snagging this one from the local bev shop.

A: Pours a pale gold straw colored liquid with white tiny bubbly head. Not quite a marzen look to it but still pleasing to look at.

S: Has a classic imported smell of musty wet grassy grains. Some light sweet malts coming through as well but nothing else.

T: Starts out sweet sugary taste then flows to a clean watery lager taste then quickly into a slight herbaly, minty kick at the end. It also keeps the mouth dry and sugary tempting you to slug it down.

M: Has a nice thick mouthfeel for style, which is nice. Also carbonation seems dead on.

D: Everything about this beer screams drink me in large quantities. Smooth easy drinking beer that has just enough character that keeps it memorable.

Only problem I see from this beer is they only give you 1 liter of it. Paulaner should sell this in 1 liter cans year round. Overall a nice beer and a nice gift set for sure.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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