Friday, October 23, 2009

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen


Brewed by:
Paulaner Salvator Thomasbraeu AG

Märzen / Oktoberfest

5.80% ABV

Update: August 8, 2010

Commercial Description:
Amber in color with a rich creamy head, and a smooth, lightly hopped flavor.
General Pricing:
12oz bottle, ~ $9.50 6pack, ~$35.00 case
5L mini keg (CAN),~$19.00-$21.00

I have had this beer several times in the past; at beer tastings, from the bottle and I occasionally buy the little 5liter mini keg for parties etc. I know that I like this beer but I have never really sat down like this to reviewed it, so let’s how good this beer really is.

It pours medium to dark amber with an off white head. The head is somewhat soapy and diminished fairly quickly.

There are nice caramel malts on the nose, along with some light flowing hops.

This is a very nice tasting beer. Sweet light caramel malt up front not much in the middle then a very nice dry hop finish without any bitterness on the back end and you are left with a very pleasant toasted malt flavor. This is a very smooth and easy drinking beer.

This is one of those beers that just get better as it warms up.

Now at 66 degrees and it’s even smoother than it was when it was cold. It is very impressive how some to these German Lagers and Hefe’s build character as they warm up. And most of their American counterparts you have to drink ice cold so you can’t taste them.

Excellent beer, even now at 75 degrees, very impressive.

This is an A for me an excellent Oktoberfest. Although I think the Ayinger Oktoberfest had just a little more flavor.


  1. I really liked this Oktoberfest, although it's not my favorite German interpretation of the style. Found your blog from the comments on I also have a beer blog and youtube channel. My blog/website is and my youtube channel is

    Cheers! Barry

  2. Hi Barry, thanks for the comment and welcome. I’ve caught several of your YouTube reviews and I think you left a comment on my YouTube channel, but I’m doing much with it, I can’t see me posting a video.