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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier*Packaging may vary

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier

Marzen / Oktoberfest /6% ABV / Germany

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Product details

Marzen / Oktoberfest
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Malty, Balanced
Food Pairing
Cured Meats, Cheese - Hard Aged
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass, Stein/Pub Mug
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

Brewed once a year, and only available while supplies last, Oktoberfest Bier is the pinnacle of German brewing: deep golden color, full-bodied and wonderfully mellow, with a balanced harmonious taste and the pleasant fragrance of hops.

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Community reviews

4.83 Reviews
  • Jeff

    Nicely balanced, not over-hopped. Bier like Gott im Himmel intended.

  • Marc
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    Verified Buyer

    Eminently Drinkable - Plenty of flavor without being heavy or hoppy. Good anytime of year as it is as easy to drink when it's hot or cold outside, with or with out food. Can't go wrong with this beer.


One thing to know about Oktoberfest beer is that it's always a lager. There are, however, two distinct styles of Oktoberfest beers that are worth knowing about. American Oktoberfest beers tend to be Marzen, an amber-hued and slightly sweeter take on your typical lager. If you actually go to actual Germany, however, you'll find the beer to be paler and closer to what you might think of for a more standard lager - this style is closer to what's known as a Dortmunder.
Marzen (aka Marzenbier) is a lager that was originally brewed in Bavaria. It has a medium to heavy body and tends to be reddish or amber colored, though it can range from pale to dark brown. The flavors tend to be balanced between sweet malt and hop bitterness, and you can often expect to smell and taste notes of toasted bread or biscuit (think cookies not buttermilk). There are six German breweries that are allowed to serve beer at Oktoberfest - Hofbrau, Spaten, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Augustiner, and Lowenbrau.
Marzen has to do with the month of March, when Oktoberfest beers were historically brewed. They were then stored in caves to age, and served in the autumn (y'know...Oktoberfest and whatnot).
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