Monday, September 20, 2010

Paulaner - Oktoberfest Märzen

Paulaner - Oktoberfest Märzen
Purchased From: Beers of the World
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pint glass
The beer inspired by the historic Paulaner monks strikes again, and it’s still quite good. Paulaner is more than capable of producing a solid beer and their Märzen, released in celebration of the Bavarian Oktoberfest tradition, is a perfect example.
It pours with a large creamy head, most of which dissipates quickly. The foam leaves very sparse lacing on the glass. The body of the beer is a deep amber color and produces some sparkling copper tones in the light. The nose is mostly characterized by a musty, yet pleasant, yeast component.
This Fall lager is very drinkable and incredibly enjoyable. It’s got plenty of sweet toasted malts and a delicate hop balance. The carbonation is spot on and produces a crisp finish with a slight metallic bite.

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