Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

BA SCORE
86
very good
550 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
Ratings:
550
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of briandaube
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vixie
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice yellow color with a hint of gold. Thanks to having to do a vigorous pour, it formed a large white head. It took several minutes for it to dissipate, leaving some foam on the sides of my glass/

Mainly bread in the smell, with bit of fruit mixed in, kind of citrus like.

Mainly malt up front, mixed with a lot of fruit. There is a bit of spice and bitterness at the finish from the hops, keeping the sweetness in check.

Nice and smooth going down, making this one easy to drink.

Definitely a nice beer here. Drinks very easily, it is light but has a lot of flavor. There is a bit of sweetness here, but it is well countered by the hops, so it doesn't get too sweet. I can see why this is popular, even people afraid to try new beers would likely find this one easy to like.

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

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

Photo of jakej0305
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a clear pale ale color with a finger sized foamy head that lasts. Smells of some grains and has a very floral undertone with the taste to follow. Goes down very easy, however, not as smooth as other Oktoberfest beers offered by Paulaner. Solid beer.

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjccmd
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh grain and flowers in the aroma. Bread dough. Light peppery note. Floral honey. Crisp graham cracker malt. Spicy, grassy hops. Rich malt character.

Pours clear gold/yellow with a frothy white head. Good retention and lacing.

Rich, fresh baked bread with a touch of fruit. Balancing bitterness with a spicy hop character, almost tea like. A touch of honey sweetness. Grassy and grainy. Sweetness seems to build. Honey and grain linger on the palate.

Medium body with medium high carbonation. Rich malts, and a slight mineral flavor. A touch of creaminess.

Lots of malt complexity but could be drier on the finish. With the complexity and sweetness, it still remains quite quaffable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bready, sweet-tasting beer. Unfortunately only seem to find it sold in the form of a can placed in one of the .5 liter glass mass steins, so a bit expensive.

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Photo of South2NW
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ABabbidge
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Crystal clear pale golden color, very fizzy but no head.

S: Very bread-like and hop spiciness.

T: Initially lots of malt, then some spices I can't quite pinpoint, probably something from hops I am unfamiliar with.

F: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very refreshing and easy drinking.

O: Very enjoyable. I can see how this gets drunk by the gallon at Octoberfest tents. Goes down as easy as an AAL but with much better flavor.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of toscanoigor
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear straw color. White head
Smell of pretzel dough. Cracker. Biscuit
Taste of sweet dough. Crackery malts. Feel is light side of medium. Good carbonation.

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Photo of naciml
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent beer. It's more of a Helles than a traditional Marzen. Very good Lager.

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Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ranger7
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright and clear gold in appearance. Small white head which sticks around. Nice carbonation. It's a beautiful beer. This is a great example of the style and better than the US version for some reason. More tasty.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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