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Original Oettinger Pils - Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

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Original Oettinger PilsOriginal Oettinger Pils

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 17.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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5/5  rDev +59.7%

Photo of Hamme
4.89/5  rDev +56.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This lager beer is by far the best bang for your buck. It is brewed according to the German purity laws which is a trademark only German beers receive. In the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops.

Beers that are brewed according to the reinheitsgebot are beloved by those that know their lagers. Where Belgium lager beers tend to taste watery and the Dutch give you a hangover, this is by no means the case with reinheitsgebot brewed German beers and neither with Oetinger.

The taste is fresh and the bubbles are slightly reminiscent of champagne, it bursts in your mouth and leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Freshness is what keeps coming to mind when drinking this strong flavored beer served cold straight from the bottle. I am a big fan of lager beers and this one is right on top of my list. It is just as good as Warsteiner but it's incredibly cheap, only 6,99 euro per 24 x 33 cl bottles. The company doesn't do any concessions on quality, but has few personal and excluded all third party's from business to keep the prices low. And low priced beer of very good quality is exactly what i like.

Photo of IceFox
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of bark
3.9/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to a news item in a German news paper I just read, Oettinger is the best selling brewery in Germany.

The colour is pale yellow; the high head is white and airy. It leaves some lacing when slowly sinking down.

The smell is dry and malty with some mild clean bitter notes (Saaz?) and hints of dough.

The taste is very clean with very light yeasty flavours of dough and white bread. The bitterness is clean and medium strong. Some hints of herbs and lime. The balanced aftertaste is long with some fine bitter notes and a touch of minerals.

The carbonation is medium to strong. Small, refreshing bubbles. The liquid is medium watery (which is a good thing in a this style).

A German Pilsener must be clean, refreshing and highly drinkable. This one does all that in a good way.

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of shererjt
3.7/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, straw-yellow color with a frothy quite head. Wonderful, crisp, hoppy nose--100% pilsener. Yum. Some sweet helles-like malt there too. Medium body, crisp flavor, well-balanced. Rather helles-like but has a pils kick to it. Nice mouthfeel--clean and tasty. Highly quaffable, too.

This was good beer. Glad I tried it.

Photo of magpieken
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of djbx
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of apootje
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of admiral
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of FZR23
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of EJNibs
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Light gold with a very small and thin head that dissipates quickly.
S: Grainy, light malt aroma with just a hint of hops, but you almost have to be looking for the hops to pull out much hop scent from this beer's nose.
T: Crisp and clean with a light malt flavor following the nose, just a hint of hop back in the slightly bitter, dry finish.

My flatmates in Berlin drank this beer to hell and back, and for good reason: it was 19 Euro cents per bottle. For that price, it's a solid example of an uber-sessionable German Pils, but it's not something to go out of your way looking for.

Photo of Aussie69
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S - 500ml can is the only way to go, no skunk at all and more beer for your money.

A - Typical macro lager piss yellow prehaps a shade darker.

S - Light malt, no skunk, some hops, very clean

T - Just a decent Pils ticks all the boxes, taste is exactly like the smell, clean, malts not too sweet, nice hop bitterness.

M - Lots of carbonation but it not over carbonated, good zing on the tounge.

O - This is the cheapest beer you can buy in Australia and its fully imported from Germany none of this made under licence bull shite. It craps all over our local macros and I rate this higher than any Becks or Heinekein which is much more expensive. Definatly my go to session beer when i want to knock a few back. Low price and good taste = WIN in my book.

Photo of BucBasil
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500mL can into a tall pilsner glass.

A: The beer is a very light pale gold color topped with a huge foamy pure white that leaves sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. The head quickly dissipates down to one finger, and this stays around for a while.

S: Nice balance with a lightly floral character balanced by grain. The can states that the beer uses malt extracts and perhaps this causes a somewhat lighter, harder to detect malt character?

T: Somewhat vegetal with a light hoppy note. Finishing with a nice balance between grain and a slight bitter dryness leaving you wanting a bit more.

A nice solid pils with ok taste for the value. May pick up again here in BG, but in the presence of other beers would probably skip over.

Photo of Parrotshake
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kinda surprised how few reviews there are of this - in Australia, this stuff is widely available for WAY less money per case than much worse domestic lagers through a national chain. I still don't quite understand how it's as popular as it is in Germany though, given their options. Cheap there too?

Pours clear and a VERY pale golden colour. Wispy centimetre or so of head with constant rising bubbles. Nondescript grainy/grassy smell - not much going on.

Opens with a light, bready malt/cookie dough which is the predominant flavor. Hops butt in before you're done with the sip, equal parts spicy and metallic. A bit sweet. Simple and agreeable.

Light-bodied but the carbonation makes it feel a little creamy. Nice. I couldn't in good conscience recommend it to anyone but diehard Victoria Bitter drinkers, but I certainly drink enough of it. Not THAT boring. Well-made German pils.

Photo of stcules
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Full yellow, with a beautiful hat of a fluffy white foam.
Fresh hop in the smell, but not too much. Malty notes in the background.
In the taste a good pils bitterness, pleasant, clean, average dryiness.
A good bitter finish, not too long, but pleasant.
A bit too carbonated in the mouth, quite short aftertaste.

Photo of maddux91
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This beer is by far the cheapest import in Australia that I have found. $29.99 per 24x300ml bottles.

I don't particularly feel like doing a full report for this beer, so I will just say a few things.

Positives:
Cheap
Doesn't taste bad at all
Good example of a sessionable import
Drinks nice straight from the bottle.

Negatives:
Quite lacking in many key characteristics of a good beer.
Overly excessive carbonation, which seemed to vary greatly between bottles.

Buy this if you need something to drink on the cheap. Many other better options though if you are looking for something slightly more expensive (and better).

And on a side note, sure beats any of the other options such as Carlton Draught, Millers, VB etc.

Happy Drinking.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with voluminously expanding, dense white head, fed by a very strong, fizzy carbonation stream but sinking very gradually. Lacing is not very thick, head seems to hold itself pretty well without leaving itself behind. Looks refreshing, not spectacular.

Nose is fairly good and pilsenery. A little bit of a barley smell behind a slightly sour and musty hop aroma. A slight hint of fresh grass and a little citrus zest. Mostly dank, bitter aroma, not enough to be unpleasant though.

Taste is fairly malty at first and proceeds to turn quite quickly bitter, with slightly spicy hops taking over for a reasonably bitter finish which lingers a bit but is clean enough. An odd creamy sensation comes through towards the back, maybe just a maltiness sliding over the hop bitterness, which distinguishes but never asserts itself.

That creaminess is in part due to the oddly creamy mouthfeel which I think is part of the can-drinking experience and gives this a bit of an English texture. It lacks the tingle of carbonation, although the body is decently full.

Overall a fairly clean drinking lager. Nothing too special but it holds its own, and certainly a good one for quaffing.

Photo of atis
3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours bright pale yellow with large white head with rather good retention, some patches of lacing. Aroma is weak malt, grassy hops.

Taste is grainy malt, bitter and slightly spicy hops, some citrus and short grassy bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with more than moderate carbonation.

Overall, there is not much flavour in it. Not bad, but very boring Pils.

Photo of ticklechicken
3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear, light yellow with little head and next to no lacing
S - very weak scent of grain and yeast
T - grain and mild malt, bitter yeasty aftertaste with a little spice
M - unexpected creaminess, not too carbonated in the mouth
D - cheap decent beer, nothing special but nothing terrible either

Photo of dgilks
3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear pale straw colour with a large but shortlasted white head.

Mild sweet, grainy aroma. Not a lot going on.

Smooth and sweet. Fairly bland but not bad.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Fair.

A bland, fairly standard German pilsner. While not the best it isn't bad.

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Saind
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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Original Oettinger Pils from Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH
74 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.