Original Oettinger Pils - Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

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Original Oettinger PilsOriginal Oettinger Pils

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74
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-16-2003)
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2.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WillemG
3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashPants
3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: standard 330mL light brown bottle with a pretty boring macro lager.

Appearance: pours out a fairly light yellow amber colour with over a finger of fluffing white head that fritters away to a thin film. Looks okay.

Aroma: some sweet grains here with a touch of grass hops. Quite a light aroma.

Taste: there is a bit of a malt fug here alongside the grains and touch of grass. A bit awkward, but better than I expected considering the price.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away pretty quickly with only that odd malt flavour lasting through. Still, not bad.

Mouth feel: a light feel with a medium to stronger carbonation. A touch dry on the finish, definitely a refreshing pilsener.

Overall: this is a pretty cheap macro-lageresque version of the German pilsener. It is drinkable and very refreshing, but nothing really special. Where this beer wins out is the almost amazing price of AU$31 for a case of 24 x 330mL. It blows my mind that this can be sent over from Germany for this price, and yet the standard Australian 'cheap' macro lagers tend to be around $45 - or almost 50% more. What the??

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of BILF
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of gurke
5/5  rDev +60.3%

Photo of Blumstein
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of FZR23
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of mmutantl
2/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of TC92
2.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is probably one of the best value-for-money drinking beers you can get in Australia. It's nothing special as far as pilseners go, but at $15 for a six pack of 500ml cans, you really can't go far wrong. Quite watery with high carbonation and a medium, tolerably metallic hoppy bitterness. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get pissed fast and cheap but not resort to VB or XXXX Bitters.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Finite
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

For the money its a really good drop. $15 a 6 pack here in Australia and comes in a great 500ml can. On that front it smashed most other macro beers off the shelf.

In terms of quality its ok. Certainly brewed on a budget but there is some malt complexity in there. A touch of depth in the malt profile brings forth a late sweetness which I find good and also necessary as the hops are sharp and very grassy. A little poor quality and probably not the best saaz going around but all for the price its pretty good.

Quite a soft carbonation and almost creamy mouthfeel late in the piece. Carbonation feels a bit fine for a pilsner but not unsatisfying.

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3.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

0.5 liter can into a Pilsner Urquell mug.
Yellow, transparent, white foam. Standard pils look.
The smell is clean. Sweet pils malt and a kind of nondescript hop aroma takes a back seat.
The taste is again very clean. Some malt, more nondescript hop bitterness. Light-bodied, perhaps too much so, but nothing about it is unpleasant.
A nice amount of bitterness in the after-taste leaves a tinge on your tongue, though it feels at times astringent.
Amongst the other German beers that are priced similarly in this neck of the woods, Bitburger Warsteiner and DAB mostly, this is the best. Nothing to be excited about but I'll have a few in a part on a hot summer day in Italy.
Dirt cheap too. € 0.68 / 0.5 liter can.

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of NathanJoyce
1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Original Oettinger Pils from Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH
74 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.