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RATINGS: 988   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This beer is sold as Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen on the US market.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tstamba (407) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
On draft for Octoberfest 2014 with Kelly. Light brown with off white head and lacing. Warm sweet fresh baked bread with some spice in the background... Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured from 330 ml bottle. Lightly hazy, medium amber with an off-white head and a decent amount of fine lacing. Aroma of caramel, bread and a little nuttiness. Taste of toasted malt, caramel, plums and raisins. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
I actually meant to rate the Oktoberfest Weisn brew which is much more enjoyable than this plain brew. The marzen variety is akin to drinking water. However, the Weisn variety is a pretty enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (420) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a thin head. Malty aroma with some yeastiness. Flavor is heavy in the malts as expected and a bit creamy as well. Definitely an easy drinker and another solid offering from paulaner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1307) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Clear, brownish-amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is a little nutty with some faint caramel. It has a light body with watery texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a quick, lightly flavored finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (213) - - OCT 2, 2014
Appearance is deep amber/light brown, clear, with ruby highlights and a medium white foam cap. Aroma is all bready and caramel malt, with no noticeable hop or yeast character. Taste is bready, toasty, and rich caramel with light plum and raisin character. High mineral content of the water creates a slight tang and sharper bitterness, which balances the rich malt. Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp carbonation. Finishes with a bready note on the tinge that lingers longer than the hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - OCT 1, 2014
Very very good Oktoberfest beer. I first had it in Dallas with some sausages and sauerkraut. Match made in heaven

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Trevor. Pours brown with tan hues, rimming white head. Caramel and corn nose, slight grass. Lots of caramel and brown sugar, little hop flavor, but enough to balance. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (3789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Orange pour from draft at old town bar in New York. Sweet Carmel malty flavor. Standard octoberfest. Not great and not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1953) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-20-13- Served on tap in a 1 L stein Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber-reddish color with a small fizzy white head. The head has a decent retention however, slowly fading over time to leave a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is rather sweet overall with a decently strong caramel and buttery toffee smell. Mixed with these aromas are a good deal of a bready smells with notes of toasted malt and some spice aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste –The taste begins with a sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt flavor. As the flavor moves forward some notes of lighter fruits and some nut comes to the tongue. The sweet taste intensifies in caramel flavor and is complemented by some toffee. Spice flavors of some cinnamon and nutmeg come to the tongue more toward the end and are joined by a lighter hop taste of some citrus and herb and an increase in the roasted malt flavor, leaving a pleasant and smooth sweet and lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Both are fitting for the style making for a nice easy drinking but well supported Oktoberfest. Overall – A rather enjoyable and tasty Oktoberfest with a nice sweet and decently roasted taste. Paulaner is a classic brewery for a reason; they make good stuff.


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