Blind tasting review
Paulaner Oktoberfest
Paulaner Oktoberfest

Family Amber Lager Style Oktoberfest
Country Germany ABV 5.8%
Producer Märzen Amber
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 16.9oz/500ml bottle
Characteristics Malty, refreshing

Overview Paulaner’s export Oktoberfest is not the same as the one they serve in Munich at the ‘fest itself. Ours is amber-colored (and labeled as such), while the native version follows the trend of increasingly golden Oktoberfest beers.

Flavors and aromas The clean, malty nose has fruitiness and nutty notes along with a hint of baking spices. The mouth features a precise, clean palate with light body. The balance of nutty flavors and fruity Munich malt is more careful here than the other Oktoberfests we tasted, but the intensity is less, as well. The finish has a touch of crisp bitterness and nice malt; some tasters liked it, and others thought it overwhelmed the delicate palate.
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