Booze Banter

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier and Oktoberfest Marzen Review


Oktoberfest and the month of October may be over, but there’s still plenty of Oktoberfest beer left to drink. With that sentiment in mind, today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table will feature a review of two beers from Paulaner Brauerei of Munich, Germany. Both beers have Oktoberfest in their names.

Here’s a bit of information about these two Oktoberfest themed beers:

PAULANER OKTOBERFEST BIER
This golden Oktoberfest lager is Germany’s #1 Oktoberfest bier. It is also the only bier served in Paulaner Oktoberfest tents today and the favorite bier at the Munich Oktoberfest. 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. At 6% ABV, it is stronger and bolder than the usual lager.

PAULANER OKTOBERFEST MÄRZEN
This amber bier style was developed more than 200 years ago to celebrate the original Munich Oktoberfest. The Märzen name originates from “March bier” because it was historically brewed in March, to be available for its peak avor by the Oktoberfest celebration. Today, this style is available year-round in the U.S., due to popular demand. This full-bodied bier with its rich malt flavor and dark toffee notes, has an underlying fruitiness and masterful hop balance. It will instantly turn your home into an Oktoberfest celebration. Prost!

To be 100% honest, most Oktoberfest themed beers that we’ve tried have been rather disappointing, but then again, most of the ones we’ve tried have been US interpretations of the style, so maybe we need to go to THE source to find out what Oktoberfest beers are all about. To find out what we thought of this FestBier twosome from Paulaner, click the play button on the following video:

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Many thanks to Southard Communications for sending us these very generous samples!

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