Sunday, October 24, 2010
Day 297 Drink: Paulaner Wiesn Bier
Paulaner is one of the Munich breweries that operates a giant tent at the annual Oktoberfest celebration. The event dates back to 1810, when Prince Ludwig von Bayern and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen were married in an area called the "Wiesn," which means meadow.
Paulaner says Wiesn was previously only available at their Oktoberfest tent, although I think I recall having a Paulaner Oktoberfest previously in the U.S. In any regard this is a very tasty brew. Good solid malty aroma, elegant golden color and a substantial head. The flavor is smooth, with a bit of spice to the hop. Overall an enjoyable lager with something extra.