Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
This beer is sold as Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen on the US market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1653) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2003
True amber appearance with a medium head and nice lacing. Average nose with a bread-like quality. Smooth, malty taste with just a hint of hops. The epitome of a well made Octoberfest beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2003 (bottled). Rich amber color, brilliantly clear. Toasty caramel, toffee aroma with a hint of contintental hops. Medium bodied with strong malt presence and rounded bitterness that balances but doesn't overshadow the malt. Less attenuated leaves a nice sweetness that adds to the malt perception. Really very nice and strongly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Color is clear amber with golden yellow tones around the edge and bottom, some white head that left patchy lace, but flatened out quickly. Smell is faint roasty malt with a hint of spicy dry hop. Flavor is good, but man, there was no real punch, I give it the benefit of the doubt, but it seemed very empty in the malt, it wasn't very easy to swallow for some reason. It has a sweetish malt that seemed a little pushed or something, maybe under cooked? Not sure what it was, but it sure bothered me. The feel too, was empty and watery, it has a drying quality but seemed to light to me. It was OK, I so wanted more from this, it was a letdown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Probably the best lager/amber I've had to date. Aroma ismalty, very much a cereal grain smell, with very slight hints of fruitiness. Pours a dark amber color, high carbonation with no floaties at all. Head starts out healthy and beige, but dissipates very quickly. Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma, has a suprisingly nice finish. Palate is a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Chocolaty, bready, fruity aroma. Smooth, sweet chocolate and fruitcake flavor with hazelnut and a toasty grainy dryness in the finish. Pretty tastey for an amber lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeyc (3) - houma, Louisiana, USA - JUN 16, 2003 does not count
Nice golden/amber appearance. Definitaly inticed me a bit. Head was a nice tan color.Left a nice ring around my glass. Very tasty. Real toasty malt, caramel, very smooth. Did have a slight aftertaste. But not bad enough to change my mind overall. I enjoyed it and would enjoy drinking it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2003
Dark copper color with a moderate light tan head. Pure malt aroma with hints of toastiness. Initial malt sweetness with caramel, toastiness, and a slight earthy quality. Smooth and enjoyable. finish has a touch of bitterness and a touch of alcohol. While mass producing their beers has not done them well, still one of my favorite fall brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4939) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2003
Pleasant brown to dark blonde appearance makes it a beer you want to drink.First impressions are of sweet malts with a hint of citrus. After a while you realise that your instinctive liking for this beer was right-one to linger and love.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Very nice aroma! It is mild and non-offensive. It pours a nice head of fine to large bubbles with a brown/amber very clear body with no yeast floating in it. As the head decreased, it left a nice lacing around the side of my glass. It has an initial taste of bubbly carbonation on the tip of my tongue. It has a slight aftertaste which is mostly mild. All in all I really enjoyed the brew. I could drink it all night. It is an extremely nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Tasted blind: This is tastes like it is not so fresh but is still prety decent. It’s lighter in color w/ a sort of pilsener-ish hop character. Some oxidation keeps it from really shining but that is imported German beer for you.

Original (4.1):Pleasant orange amber. Huge head with appetizing lacing. The bottle says "ale" but I’ll be damned if this ain’t a lager like every other Marzen on the face of God’s green earth. Fresh, malty, tutti-fruity bubblegum aroma. Rich, thick palate is perfectly matched with carmelized malt sweetness. Some apple/fruity notes as weel. A kiss of hops in the finsih rounds things out nicely. Smooth, well-balanced, and delicious.

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