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Saturday, October 02, 2004

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Marzen

Style: Amber Ale
Brewer: Paulaner Munchen
Location: Munich, Germany
alcohol: 5.8%

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Marzen is, according to the Paulaner website, the number one Oktoberfest beer in the world. Personally, that isn't much of a flattering distinction, because I'm not that big of a fan of Oktoberfest-style brews. But it is the time of year, so I figured I'd throw in some reviews that reflect the season's festivities.

The beer itself reflects the traditional sweet flavorings and light-hoppy feel that Oktoberfest drinkers are accustomed to. It is a very light -feeling drink that when tasted alone, has a rather unsatiating personality.

However, when Paulaner Oktoberfest-Marzen is paired with foods of similar origin, specifically brawts and German sausages, it takes on a whole new life. In those instances, the beer's subtle flavors work in cohesion with the flavors of the food. I suppose this is rather understandable, as Oktoberfest beers are brewed for the specific purpose of being consumed along with a cornucopia of traditional German foods.

Rating: 5.5 (alone), 6.5 (with brawts)


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