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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This beer is sold as Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen on the US market.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2002
It’s fine and is rather representative of the Marzen style, but it lacks something that could push it into greatness. Strong bitter malt presence here. Not sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Wow. This stuff is great. Malty, big, and clean. I like the touch of roughness. This actually tastes better while outside during sunset on a fall evening. Try it sometime!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Not a bad beer but could use a little improvement. Not quite clean enough. Very malty but not as smooth as Spaten’s. Big pleasing aroma but flavor is lacking a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Amber color, tan head. Sweet malty taste rapidly changes to a bitter long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2002
This is another Paulaner brew that pleasantly surprised me. Amber colored, but with no head retention. This beer was quite maltier than expected in aroma and flavor--almost approaching doppelbock character. The maltiness is certainly rich, but also well balanced. Easy on the palate, this is an exceptional oktoberfest selection.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Re-Rate: 9/22/02. This beer’s color is the very definition of amber. Nose is of lightly roasted malts and some light hop aroma. Hops hit the palate first with this beer then a bit of sweetness to finish. Mouthfeel is pretty thin despite it’s rather malty nose. It’s an O.K. Oktoberfest beer, which is not my favorite style to begin with.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 19, 2002
amber gold color, sweet malty aroma. very clean malt body with caramel and toffee notes. a perfumy bitter hop finish balances outthe overall sweetness. a good beer that lacks the extra edge that could make it a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Yummmmm, thick and caramelly malts - full flavored and thick mouthfeel. Some slight hop at the end. I would love to be at a real Octoberfest, drinking this from morning til night.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Great color, good malt aroma and flavor. But, like Hacker-Pschorr, seasonal brews availble year round are sub-par.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Pretty amber body, medium head receding quickly, sweet malty nose, good lacing. This one doesn’t work for me: the flavors are too thin and it has an unpleasant underlying bitterness that just doesn’t fit.


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