One of the original Oktoberfest beers and also one of the most loved. Paulaner Oktoberfest is a rich, full-bodied amber lager with notes of caramel, cracker, lemon and soft, green grass. Despite being 6% it drinks like a classic German helles – ultra smooth with just enough bite on the finish to clean the palate – but has the added depth from the caramalts. This seasonal classic is a brilliant fridge filler throughout September and October and is genuinely brewed within the city limits using water from the well that must be used for a beer to be served at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Established in the early 17th century by the Paulaner monks, the brewery caused quite a splash with its first beer. Their first beer, a strong bock called Salvator, was so delicious and successful that other local breweries wrote to the council asking for them to restrict its sale to save others from closing.