So here’s the latest installment of The Brew Club‘s Oktoberfestathon! Today’s beer review is Paulaner Oktoberfest Amber Ale right out of Munich, Germany! This Marzen is from another one of those old-ass breweries that Germany has – the label says that they’ve been making beer since 1634, and apparently this operation was started by Monks!
The Paulaner Oktoberfest is a very clear and beautiful amber color that created a very large, very foamy head when poured into my glass. The beer head goes down pretty quickly, but doesn’t seem to get as flat-looking as the Spaten Oktoberfest recently did. There is also a bit more lacing on this glass than the Spaten variety, but not much really. The Paulaner variety also seemed to keep a little more of the carbonation as little bubbles were released up into the amber liquid each time I took a sip from the glass.
The smell seemed to be more sweet than anything else, and the nutty sweetness carries over into the taste as well! This Paulaner beer is smooth, malty, a little on the sweet side (relatively speaking), smells really nice, isn’t bitter or hoppy, and for the most part has nothing going against it! As an added bonus, it doesn’t leave a weird aftertaste or sticky feel in the mouth. What more can someone want from a beer?
I found myself really, really, enjoying this beer, and to so far I think the Paulaner Oktoberfest its the best I’ve had for the Fall Season, and I’m glad I got to try it for a beer review! I’d recommend this beer to anyone looking to try a classic German-style beer for Fall!