Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn
BA SCORE
3.85/5
574 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
Ranking:
#10,124
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
574
pDev:
11.43%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kelly10359
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NightINgale
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours perfectly clear light yellow, almost looks like cooking oil. Bright white fluffy head, good 1/4" retention. Moderate lacing.

Smells of lightly toasted biscuits with only a suggestion of banana.

Taste is very similar to aroma. A hint of floral hops is faint in the after taste.

Feel is surprisingly richer than it's appearance would suggest. Still light, but straddles the line between weisse and traditional lager.

Overall, this is much better than I remembered. The word weisn on this almost scared me from re trying it, but the use of it's yeast compliments this lager wonderfully. Prost!

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Photo of matcris
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A crystal clear golden with a finger of whitish head that settles quickly. Very mild lacing. Aroma has some sweet malt, bread crust, and, some light, mild grassy notes. The flavor is very mild, overall. Pleasant, for sure, the grassy qualities are there, the toasted bread is there, and there isn't an overkill sweetness to the beer; which is good. The feel is medium-ish body, average carbonation, and dry. Pretty good balance to this one, between sweet and bitter without all the caramel bit.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear lighter golden color. The head is quite thick, 5 finger (ok, insanely huge glass), white, frothy. Nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is quit malty. I don't get much beyond it.
Taste - kind of a buttery flavor. Malty. Slight hop on the backside, but very slight.
Feel is quite full bodied.
I bought this beer because it came in a set with a huge stein, but it isn't a bad beer at all. I wouldn't mind having another.

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

Photo of Giangio
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skillz
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbirra
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My least favorite of the Munich oktoberfest beers.
Like the standard helles, I find this beer to have a slick, almost buttery characteristic that gets in the way of the malt and hop flavors. Not a bad beer, but I'd take Augustiner, Hofbrau, or Hacker Pschorr over this any day. Not much experience with Lowenbrau.

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Photo of badgerbeer1
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this at oktoberfest in munich. Loved it while i overindulged and loved it when i found it home. Liter cans can be found and are nice touch

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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 574 ratings
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