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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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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 15.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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NathanJoyce

Australia

1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

02-25-2014 07:34:48 | More by NathanJoyce
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shamrok

Germany

2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

06-09-2013 00:47:33 | More by shamrok
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Half-inch bleached head that lasted for about 30sec, no lacing. Clear golden.
Boring grainy malt aroma, no hops. Big metallic bitter kick, with a cardboard taste to follow. Not overly foul though.
Very watery with a noticeable tingle from carbonation.
Rather boring. Still, it's become a staple of my uni drinking lifestyle when I know I won't actually be bothering to really taste the beer. Mainly due to it being 1 of the 4 cheapest beers available, and not too horrible. Would advise to drink from the bottle rather than pour into a glass. At least then you don't get the nasty smell.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 22:33:10 | More by CrazyDavros
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.58/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle of 330 ml.. Golden yellow colour, with some bubbles rising to the surface and a two finger soapy head that quickly dissolves, leaving some light lacing on the glass.
Aroma is the usual for pilsener malts, with some traces of corn too. Taste is bitter and also a bit corny. Quite metallic too, as if it was coming from a can. Medium thickness on the body, and less than average carbonation

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 20:42:42 | More by Douberd
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Cozzatoad

Italy

2.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml can

A- Very light golden, perfectly transapent. Couple of finger white head, shows decent retention at first but soon recedes without leaving even a hint of lacing

S- Weak. A basic malty/grainy feel, nothing reminding of noble hops

T- Grainy crispness upfront, a hint of lemon, a touch of undifened hop bitterness, quite metallic

M- Light body, extremely high carbonation, brings life but feels almost offensive at times

O- Low quality beer. Their Export was a little better than the standard macro lager, this one is not

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 17:09:22 | More by Cozzatoad
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mwrseeley

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This review is directed towards the product that comes in the 500ml silver can.

This pale straw pils poured a wonderfully frothy and meringue-like head that slowly dissipated leaving behind patches of sticky lace; perhaps the best thing about Oettinger Pils. Made with barley malt, Oettinger had aroma with a very faint cereal quality; The taste was dominated by a hops bitterness and any malt flavours were pushed far into the background.

A bitter beer with plenty of bite. Some people may find this pils enjoyable in a regular-beer sort of way. It is cheap and worth investigating if only to compare it with the best-selling beers on the North American market; the German equivalent of a North American or Australian macrobrewed beer.

Serving type: can

11-16-2003 05:49:45 | More by mwrseeley
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TC92


2.74/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 11:46:35 | More by TC92
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

04-12-2013 14:07:20 | More by beerhunter13
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Kulrak

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a golden straw color with no noticeable head, even pouring straight into the glass. What head was there disappeared as fast as it appeared. Can't get a whole lot of smell out of it, either. Very faint aroma of noble hops, very faint. The taste is fairly heavy with noble hops, otherwise clean. Not much maltiness or sweetness there. Finishes fairly bitter. Mouthfeel is light, and a little scraping on the tongue. As for drinkability, it's not a bad german beer, but it's nowhere near the best either. Probably won't bother with it again, I can get much better german lagers for the same money.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 11:33:48 | More by Kulrak
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orz

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear straw color, white head stays for longer that you would expect (nevertheless it collapses after a couple of minutes).

S: Like cheap beer. Nothing impressive.

T: Malts and hop. Bitter and salty.

M: Hard to say anything.

D: Not bad for hot weather.

Good, because it's cheap. 79 euro cents for a liter! ;-)

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 21:45:18 | More by orz
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the last beers i tried on holiday on the sunny island of Tenerife.

500ml can, poured into a standard pint glass.

A- Golden Lager hue, 3 finger head that reduces quickly to a crown rim, no significant lacing. lively beading

S - Not a lot here for my liking, some mild hop bitterness but not overpowering, malts are noteable, bready dough smell.

T- a little characterless here, starts with a nice hop bite, but fades quickly to watery thin finish, not a lot to write about in this department. not impressed really.

M - high carbonation, but thin on the ground.

D - A below par pils for me, nice hop element, but watery finish kills it, wouldnt purchase again.

Serving type: can

05-01-2007 18:18:33 | More by seanyfo
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Everydayoff

Thailand

2.83/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into a pils glass by the freshness date indicated on the bottom.

L:
Gold straw in color with dense and soft white head with good retention, low visible carbonation, it leaves good lacing patches when head dissipated.

S:
Barley malt leads with floral hop, citrus. The smell is quite inviting.

T:
Significant citrus zest, mute malt base, finish by hop bitterness which is slightly lackluster.

F:
The body is medium with soothing carbonation and dull mouth feel.

O:
The appearance and smell look good but the fact is that the taste and feel kill this beer.

Serving type: can

01-14-2012 06:40:26 | More by Everydayoff
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: the beer pours a yellow color with huge fluffy head
Smell: Malts, grain, yeast and some very light grasses and floral hops
Taste: Malts, grain, bread (yeast) and some hops in the end
Mouthfeel: thin body medium carbonation
Overall: Nice watching football (the real football!!) beer

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 20:00:46 | More by rvdoorn
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I normally buy this beer at LIDL for the heavy-drinker guests who couldn't care less about the choice of hops or other ingredients.

A: Light yellow color with a huge head that dissapears slowly.

S: Besides some regular pilsener smells, there's some cookie-like aroma.

T: Herbal hops, grains and again that cookie-like sweetness. Citrus and a light bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium/high carbonation.

D: I grab one myself occasionally, especially in summer. Not my favorite style though.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2009 08:19:44 | More by PapaEugene
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gonzo138

Arizona

2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a clear pale golden color with a white head that retained and laced decently

S- very light smell, little bit of malt sweetness little bit of hoppy spice aroma, nothing special

T- complements smell, little sweet at first, a little hoppy at the finish

M- very carboanted, light body, kind of dry mouthfeel

D- a very drinkable beer, nothing special, a good session beer, the price was certainly right (priced at about $4.99 a six pack) will might drink again, just a run of the mill pilsner i suppose

Serving type: can

10-30-2006 05:33:48 | More by gonzo138
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Macca

Australia

2.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ok so I am not a big fan of cans so that is a couple of points of somewhere.

this pours a light honey colour. Clear. hardly an head to speak of. Not the most attractive beer.

Grainy aromas fighting it out with a touch of lemon. Grains win.

Maltiness on the palate. Not what I was expecting from a pils. Some mettalic bitterness.

Medium bodied.

Cheap and sort of cheerful.

Serving type: can

09-10-2009 08:42:23 | More by Macca
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doktorhops

Australia

2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Original Oettinger Pils? Huh, we'll see about that. I'm always apprehensive when reviewing a non-Czech Pilsener as other countries always make something akin to a watery flavourless Lager - but I'm giving this one a chance because it's just so damn cheap (6 x 500ml cans for $13.99 = cheap in Australia!).

Poured from a can into my 500ml Stein glass.

A: Wow, this one really lets off a bit of fizz when poured into the glass but the head dissipates in the same violent fashion that it poured... disappointing. The body is golden bordering on a certain yellow colour that we've all seen before while going to the loo. The head is straight white.

S: Malt, malt, malt... and a whiff of hops. Hint of macro grains with metal. Some apples as well.

T: The flavour is neither original or exciting. Grains dominate with a sharp bitterness at the end. Is it crisp? Yes. Is that what we want in this style? Yes. Could use a bit more finesse in the flavour department? Most certainly.

M: The carbonation in this beer is far too harsh. It reminds me of an Australian Lager in this regard and I'm not sure if any Germans would even like a beer this carbonated (at least I don't remember any other German beers like this when I was last over there).

D: Hmmm, my review might sound pretty harsh thus far but there is one saving grace for this beer: it's cheap! Yep, it is a cheap beer and when I want a cheap beer this stuff isn't nearly as bad as the macro Australian Lagers (which I err away from). Is it drinkable? "Eh" is all I will say.

Food match: German food (Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Kartoffel, Knudel, etc...) or even Italian food (Fettuccine Carbonara, Linguine Napolitana, Penne Arabiata, etc...).

Serving type: can

02-01-2011 08:32:42 | More by doktorhops
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goochpunch

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml can

Pours a straw like yellow with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Smells of a general maltiness and graininess with some background hops. Malt shows itself more in the taste than in the smell. Very biscuity. There's some really muddled hop flavors in there somewhere, very faint, and there's this out of place bitterness. Not sharp and biting but leans more to a dirty hop bitterness. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly but never feels watery. A good beer to have a few of when you don't really want to think about what you're drinking.

Serving type: can

09-22-2006 04:09:16 | More by goochpunch
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Miha

Slovenia

3/5  rDev -4.2%

06-01-2013 23:34:22 | More by Miha
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WHROO

Australia

3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6 pack from the local BWS...

Poured a typical clear light yellow colour, & with a nice hint of caramel & hops in the aroma...also some 'plasticky' yeasty dough.
Once run across the entire tongue, it went from an initial hoppy feel to a definate grainy maltiness, bready, doughy & yeasty in flavour too, & a tinge of burnt notes. Some pepperness too.
Quite a lingering bitterness as expected for a Pils, Mouthfeel: carbonation was a little too harsh.
Overall, not bad, very easy to drink, goes down great when thirsty....just that powerfull yeasty doughy aroma & taste left it a little different, & not good if u don't like full yeasty characteristics.
For the price an alright drink for a hot summers arvee in the sunburnt country!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2008 10:07:08 | More by WHROO
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.2%

11-07-2012 02:15:39 | More by cfalovo97
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jarmby1711

Australia

3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was an average beer on all counts.
More malty sweet than I would expect from a pils and lacked the saaztartness.
For reasons unknown this is selling very cheaply by the slab at Liquorland and is a reasonable quaffing option for the budget conscious

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 01:33:34 | More by jarmby1711
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Finite

Australia

3/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

05-02-2014 05:20:44 | More by Finite
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rlasker3

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -4.2%

03-29-2013 21:42:50 | More by rlasker3
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pils pours just as any pils should. It has a perfect bright white head, with the body being clear, and golden staw in color. The only limfac is how the head dissipates too quickly, but still has pretty good lacing.

The aroma is on par. It has a hay/cracker fragrance, but with a hint of lemon and metallic hops.

The taste is a little bit sweeter than I expected. There's almost a graham cracker flavor here, with a follow up of a slightly skunky taste.

This has an odd tobacco like bite to it. It's not very appealing for a light bodied lager.

Over all this beer is ho-hum, and I'd probably never purchase it again. It almost tastes like drinking a moderately stale beer from a can. I think it's time to revamp the recipe on this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 13:37:10 | More by TheSarge
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Original Oettinger Pils from Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH
74 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.