Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
86
very good
204 Reviews
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
512
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
firstprev| 151-175 | 176-200 | 201-225  | next → last
Reviews: 204 | Ratings: 512
Photo of Goliath
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 1L can into the dimple mug.

Pours a clear golden/light amber color with a two inch bright white head. There is decent head retention and a bit of lacing.

The nose doesn't produce much. I get a little raw grain, and a bit of a bready profile.

The taste is ok. There's a bit of bread and raw grain. It's watery too. I'm not really getting that much from it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, yet kind of thin and watery on the finish. The carbonation is low as well. It's really not that good.

Drinkability is moderate to high. The ABV is easily managed, and the flavor profile is ok. It's a bit boring, and will certainly be a chore to finish the whole liter.

 671 characters

Photo of wahhmaster
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1L can into the 1L dimpled Paulaner mug that came with it.

Appearance: Pours a bright, translucent golden color with a few streams of carbonation bubbles. Has a large, rocky, foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Malty, with grassy and toasty undertones.

Taste: Pretty bitter up front with grassy hops. Develops a sweetness as it goes along. Finishes sweet with a bready maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a nice carbonation bite to it.

Drinkability: An easy-drinking and thoroughly enjoyable Oktoberfest beer. This beer looks absolutely stately in its intended mug and I can only imagine the pleasure that would come from quaffing down a few of these on the Wiesn!

 718 characters

Photo of ZeroSignal
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an impressive looking 1 liter can into the giant 1 liter mug that came with it

A - Pours a perfectly clear, medium gold with a billowing white head. Retention settles to a thin layer after a few minutes with sticky lacing

S - Light notes of lightly toasted malt, bread, and just a hint of hops

T&M - Toasted malts and a yeasty breadiness are predominant. Faint notes of biscuit and caramel. Some herbal and floral hop notes arrive mostly in the finish and provide some nice balance, but this mostly finishes on the sweet side. The feel is soft and a bit fluffy.

D - Great balance and very easy to take down...I guess that's why the mug is so big. Now I just have to travel to Germany to compare to what they serve in the tent...

 752 characters

Photo of Daredevil
2.65/5  rDev -31%
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 ....

 378 characters

firstprev| 151-175 | 176-200 | 201-225  | next → last
Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
86 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe