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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
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 Nesy
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChivoPepe
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of saburky
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of brandonld23
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobob10
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle;

Best before 06/16;

Pale gold in color with amazing clarity and a thick, frothy, white head that refuses to go away. It has that classic lager look that is very easy on the eyes. Bready, doughy malts are abound in the aroma, but gone are the rich, toasty notes you would find in a traditional Märzen, as they are replaced with a generous dose of spicy, floral hops. The flavor implies sweetness initially from the malt, then gives way to moderate bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry while finding a beautiful balance between strength and drinkability.

This is the beer I drank in the Paulaner tent in Munich in 2007 that I have such fond memories of. To find a six-pack of it in America, fresh, mere miles from where I work, is truly a glorious thing. Prosit!

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Photo of fourstringer
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a flared pilsner glass. Best before 06/16.

A: Golden yellow body with nice clarity. 1.5 fingers of white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Bready malt with underlying banana, bubble gum and grape. Light floral hop notes. Hay. Caramel.

T: Satisfying maltiness opens and persists throughout. Tempered by the development of noble hops and a nicely balanced, mild bitterness. Finishes quite clean and semi-dry to dry. Minimal alcohol presence. A lingering floral character and faint pretzel in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light body. Good weight for an easy session beer.

O: Mostly a Marzen with some fruity/hefe-ish flourishes, mostly on the nose. Goes down smoothly. Certainly a fine brew.

Prost!

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

Photo of Niceroad77
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Dools9
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A light honey golden body under a white head that retains well. Light lacing.

Aroma: Spicy hops over toasted grains and buttery, biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little creamy.

Overall: The 6% ABV adds up real quick with this one, mostly balanced but the hops seem to overtake the malts.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fairly tasty, but a bit thin. Malt-forward, but not as sweet as I'd like.

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Photo of Viperman1316
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear pale gold with one finger of white head that fades in under five minutes. Splotches of lace on the side of the nonic pint glass.
Smell is bread malt and grassy herbal hops.
Taste is moderately sweet malts balanced by a nice herbal hop push.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with lots of carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and mild bitterness.
Overall a beer worth trying. I could drink quite a few without tiring of the flavor and that is what Oktoberfest beers are all about. From a 12 ounce greenish brown bottle and no skunk in aroma or taste.

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Photo of gefinley
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - golden yellow w a white head that disappates after about a minute
Smell - bread, biscuit, honey, fruity
Taste - like a good pilzner but w a Sweet biscuity, malty mixture
Feel - mouth full w slight carbonation
Overall - good Oktoberfest. I'll have another

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Photo of josanguapo
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass. At lunch, with chuleton de buey. Very drinkable, as good as Spaten's Oktoberfest beer. Avg 3.92.

16 and 17 Oct 2016. In Bavaria glass. Playing Magic Duels. A bit more sweet and light bodied than others but pretty enjoyable still

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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