Original Oettinger Hefeweissbier - Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

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Original Oettinger HefeweissbierOriginal Oettinger Hefeweissbier

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-30-2002

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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
Photo of Boilermaker88
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml can bearing a "best before" date of 13.07.08 on the bottom of same. My brother brought it back with him from a recent trip to Switzerland and Germany.
Appearance: murky dark yellow color topped by a fluffy white head that produced ringlets of lace.
Smell: not too much going on here; lots of pale malt aromas but not much in the way of the usual banana-and-clove yeastiness I love in a German hefeweizen.
Taste: again, the signature banana and clove taste (and sometimes, bubblegum) is very restrained. Virtually non-existent, really. Good malt character but also bearing a mild metallic tinge, probably from the can.
Feel: light, creamy, refreshing.
Overall: not too bad, especially considering it's coming from a can. Still, I'd like to experience more of that clovey, banana-y yeastiness goodness here. Decent, but nothing to shout to the heavens about.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft: Poured a hazy light orangey/beige color weizen with a decent foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aromas of banana ester are quite dominant with some nice notes of wheat malt. Taste is refreshing with notes of wheat malt with balanced sweetness level and banana ester, Body is quite full with average filtration and good carbonation. Not sure why this one is rated so low - it isn't the best weizen out there but it still well brewed IMO.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 500ml can from Super Walmart in Cancun, MX.

A: Pours a cloudy yellow. Very large fluffy white head with decent retention and lacing.

S: Some bananas and cloves, also get a slightly metallic odor. Also some yeast and wheat notes.

T: A lot of banana here at the beginning, less so as it warms. Very yeasty. There is also a bubblegum flavor at the end that is a bit unpleasant.

M/D: Smooth with nice carbonation, very refreshing. At first I really enjoyed the banana flavor, but the more I drank it the less I liked it, as the bubblegum taste took over. Not bad, but not great. Have had better in this style.

Photo of dbaker61
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 mL can. Brew date: May 13, 2011. Best by: July 13, 2012. 4.9% ABV, 11 degrees Plato.

Appearance: Straw color with a touch of orange. Slightly cloudy. Two fingers of dense foam, having very good retention.

Smell: Banana esters are evident, also detected some citrus notes. Not very strong.

Taste: Mild but typical weisebier flavors; some banana, yeast, malty. Again as with the smell, the taste is not overpowering in the least.

Mouthfeel: A bit light in body. Finishes a bit dry. Carbonation is fine for the style.

Overall: Not a bad beer by any stretch, but not exceptional. I would drink it if I couldn't find a better weisebier. Quite easy to drink, in fact.

Photo of bloberglawp
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First bottle of beer I had in Germany while on vacation.

Pours a relatively hazy dark Yellow with a nice flufy white head that dissipates very slowly. A wonderfully balanced bouquet of wheat malt and aromas from hefe yeast. Flavor and aroma is of faint clove and banana and hefeweiss. Goodness.

I`ll have more.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smells earthy of wheat and slight spices kinda like nutmeg. Pours to an opaque yellow orange with a stiff head. Tastes malty and spicy, consistent throughout. No difference from initial taste to aftertaste. Carbonation is good. A solid brew. Very drinkable.

Photo of Absumaster
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A murky, orange yellow beer with a big frothy head that gradually shrinks to a creamy white layer on top of the beer.

Smell is nice, typical Weizen, phenolic, spicy with notes of banana and vanilla.

Taste is phenolic with notes of banana peels and vanilla. Not as nice as the smell, but still good. Mouthfeel is a little astringent. The beer is very drinkable, although it's body is somewhat thin. Aftertaste is dry and short.

Photo of Cozzatoad
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can

A- Light golden, very clear for a hefeweizen, but still quite hazy. Great and persistent head as usual when pouring in a weizen glass, not much lacing though

S- Light wheat with some citrus notes on the back, overall very much on the sweet side

T- Nor strong nor complex. Malts on the light side, with a slight bready hint. Then some lemon and bubblegum notes. A very sweet beer overall, even for a weizien

M- Light body and carbonation fit the beer's overall 'easy' feeling. Goes down smooth with nothing worth remembering

O- Among all the german Hefeweizens i've tried (and they are quite a few) this is probably the less interesting one. Being so simple and easily drinkable, it was not either so much refreshing

Photo of Sigmund
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. This beer is brewed in Oettinger’s brewery in Schwerin. Pale golden colour, slightly hazy (less hazy than many other hefes), large and fluffy white head. Aroma and flavour have some some of the traditional hefe characteristics (banana and cloves), but to a weaker degree, and there are also some soapy elements in the aroma. I tend to like nearly all hefeweissbiers, but this one definitely belongs in the lower end of the scale. Still drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of jesseejames
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy partly darkened golden with a nice lasting lacy head. It has a nice aroma of spice and fruit typical of yeasty wheat beers. It tastes of fine malts mixed with a nice fruity spicy tone. It goes down smooth with a bit of a dry finish. A nice hefe to try if you get a chance.

Photo of karait95
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Color according to the style, it is an intense amber color with some hue orange, also cloudy in line with style so it is good enough, the only problem is that poor carbonation and the head doesn't leaves a lot of traces, good size and white color with small bubbles, a permanent layer remains all the time.

S: Could be better, it is not to strong but you can sense some citrus inside as per the style, also it is not clear but may be some little aroma to banana, low hops and some malts of course the wheat.

T: The flavor start neutral but then the wheat flavor is the dominant not to intense it is somehow simple not to complex as in other Hefeweisbeers

M: Starts with a refreshing feeling then turning to a little bitter sensation.

Photo of HappyHourHero
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yeasty banana aroma is a pinch metallic. Tall foamy off-white head supports itself a half inch above the top of the glass. The hazy golden beer below has an apricot hue to it. Cotton candy and yeast dominate the flavor with hints of banana and citrus hiding below. The mouthfeel is soft and fluffy, but it becomes a little light towards the finish. Not bad at all, and half the price of all the other Hefeweizens. A respectable brew.

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a local supermarket in La Cruz Costa Rica near the Nicaruagan border, much to my sheer delight!

A: Poured into half sized pint glass (hey, that's all they had in the villa) Cloudy off yellow 2 finger growing head. Retained and laced very well.

S: Banana and earthy smell with dash of a biscuit.

T: Banana and yeast but not overpowering, an interesting midlness which i'll say was intentional, and hopefully not because of the date.

M-Heavy and fully carbonated but not overly acidic.

D-The best beer I had in CR the entire time and a wheat I've never heard of. Glad to see that the German expats and tourists in CR have brought their beer with them. Considering it was from a can, this was an excellent quaf.

Photo of atis
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy light golden with huge and beatiful white head with excellent retention, thick lacing. Aroma is light wheat, citrus and some yeast.

Taste is a little subdued, but typical Hefeweizen, some wheat, banana, spices and yeast. Mouthfeel is refreshing light/medium with lively carbonation.

Overall, not bad at all. Could improve the taste a bit, but price/performance is unbeatable, I bought it for 29 euro cents (not including the bottle deposit) in a German supermarket.

Photo of djura
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

A - Honey orange color with white two finger head. Foam lasting less then minute, unusual for hefe. But there is lacing on the edges. No carbonation.
S - Yeast, bread and fresh orange peel.
T/M - Drinkable, aromatic, sweeter. Low carbonated. Maybe some cheaper ingredients in it, but not bad in all.

O - Nice and drinkable, but nothing too special.

Photo of Suds
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a 50 cl can, this beer is a hazy, orange-yellow liquid. It's very cloudy, and the head is disappointingly fragile. The smell, though, is pretty nice...citrusy wheat-twang in the front, followed by lots of spice, banana. There's a little fruit in the smell as well, and a fresh grass aroma. The taste is a little tart and drier than necessary. Fairly well carbonated, which gives the beer a spritz y character. A little disappointing. It's not hard to find much better hefes.

Photo of Everydayoff
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured into a weizen glass by freshness date.

The pour forms thick white Hefeweizen head that stands by good retention before gradually collapsing to a layer of foamy lace, cloudy yellow amber color with medium visible carbonation in texture.

Big clove, caramel, bubblegum and banana are heads up also big bready malt and citrus zest in late participation.

The taste is well balance in mingling wheat malt, barley malt and hop. Yeasts also play well by yielding big clove touch in the lead along with banana, spice, bubblegum and citrus. Bitterness is left there by hop with a ghost-like quality.

Feel is rich, crisp, smooth and refreshing generating by firm carbonation within its medium body, very dry finish.

Precisely a good to go with any occasion, high drinkability and could be treated as good session beer.

Photo of seanyfo
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of the can ( the shame of it!!!), on a balcony, on the sunny island of Tenerife.

A - Well the can is a beautiful sunny yellow, with blue lettering. I did pour some out in the glass to see the appearance. Pretty cloudy with yeast, very lively uncontrollable head. Thick and creamy, can imagine in a tall weissbier glass, with lots of lacing, and good head retention.

S- Lots of cloves up front, some banana hints, grass aswell. Some bready malt lingers in the background.

T - A lovely bready banana cake flavour i get, which recedes, a refreshing grassy hoppy subtleness, finishes well, lots of character, banana hangs around for a long time.

M- - thick and creamy, lively carbonation

D- I really enjoyed this, at only 40p a can, an absolute bargain aswell. Lots of character, making it very moreish!

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orangish, copper, cloudy body; small head

Aroma: Malty and peppery notes, but not overly complex aroma

Taste: Malty, spicy and smooth flavor. However, it wasn't complex. It was pretty good, though.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Photo of swampski
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure if this is the same beer, but this is the "Weiss" that is sold in Ukraine. Quite a nice surprise to have such a quality beer sold at Ukrainian beer prices (0.75 USD for 1/2 L.) The best thing I can say is that this is a very, very good imitation of the superb Schneider's Weisse. Is it as good? Almost - can detect a certain small level of unrefinement. Is it worth buying at 1/4 the price? To paraphrase a certain American politician, "you betcha!"

Photo of BucBasil
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500mL can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, very cloudy. Head is about 4 fingers, pure sparkly white with good retention.

S: Spicy aroma of clove and banana - typical. There's also lemon zest in there, orange rind, pear. A light yeastiness lies under everything, along with a light note of lemon vodka.

T: Very yeasty and wheaty. Fruitiness in the middle of apples and pears. Light biscuity malt in the mix as well. Finishes with what reminded me of plain oatmeal, bubble gum, and yeast. As the beer warms a bit, the bubble gum taste becomes more pronounced.

F: Crisp as it hits the tongue and somewhat drying. Smooth going down.

D: A good beer and easy to drink. I can't tell if it's because I live in a country lacking in beer quality or if it's that good of a beer but I'm impressed regardless.

Photo of ticklechicken
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My oettinger hefweizen poured from the can with a deep orange cloudy body and some very fine carbonation bubbling just behind the glass, which I quite liked the look of. The head sat rather low and left a fair bit of fine bubbled lacing upon drinking. The smell was of sweet fruit and honey with grain. Taste was nothing complex, but still enjoyable: grainy with some earthiness and a slight bitter aftertaste, and the expected yeastiness that gradually became more present. This hefeweizen had a nice creamy mouthfeel thanks to the carbonation, but became flatter and watery closer to the finish. Overall, this hefeweizen is a very enjoyable drink, even if not uniquely so. Bonus points must be given for price - although it might get a bit more credit if it weren't so damn cheap. This is definitely my favourite oettinger brew.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.54/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hefeweizen in a can. Also very affordable in Mexico. This is my first hefe in a can and I really liked it. Pours cloudy orange with white thick head. Smells citrusy, fruity, malty, hints of spices and banana. Tastes very balanced wheat and weizen distinctive notes. A very good beer. I love this style.

Photo of Jaec
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, tasted in 2014

Appearance : very nice light golden color.
Smell: slightly sweet wheaty aromas, very fresh smell.
Taste and mouthfeel : strong wheaty flavors, slightly bannana flavor and a dry end. Carbonation is good.
Price: economical.

A very respectable brew.

Photo of clvand0
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was brought back by some friends who went to Germany. Poured a light amber color and had a big head and left some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was mostly a wheaty smell with a little lemon. The flavor was much like the aroma - a wheat taste with a hint of lemon but it has a certain bitterness about it that most of this type don't. Not bad at all.

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