Beer: Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn
Country of Origin: Federal Republic of Germany (Free State of Bavaria)
Serving Method: 1 Liter Can into two pint glasses
Beer Style: Marzen (Loosely in this style, seems to defy it)
Background: This is Paulaner’s other Oktoberfest beer. It is typically only available on draught, but I picked up a one liter can and split it with Amanda at home. This is a beer considered to be a ‘trophy’ amongst Oktoberfest beers. This is a simple beer, but a refreshing one. If you are looking for complexity see other beers. If you are looking for a beer to have with good friends that is simple and refreshing choose this beer.
Taste & Aroma: I smell malt in this golden lager, and not much in terms of hops or any bittering agents available to brewers in the beer purity laws. The taste here is simple, light malt, sharpness, and a hint of citrus. Again, simple and refreshing.
Amanda’s Thoughts: So smooth you can drink it without a weird finish. Nice flavors are present! Not much of an aroma. Love this beer! One to have in the fridge if you could all year-round. I preferred it to the other Paulaner Oktoberfest.
Pending Analysis: Perhaps the can isn’t the best way to have this beer. Maybe draught is the best avenue? Are we missing the flavors? Maybe not. This warrants further investigation. And a draught sample will be obtained at a possible opportunity if possible. As the beer warmed I noticed that a bready flavor was noticeable. Amanda did as well. I may have served this beer incorrectly. This was still delicious though. A taste of this on tap is something to be desired.