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Oettinger Pils - Oettinger Brauerei

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Oettinger PilsOettinger Pils

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BA SCORE
73
okay

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oettinger Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-25-2004)
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Photo of kojevergas
1.93/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into stemware goblet in me friend's gaff in Berlin, Germany. Acquired at REWE stores, northern Berlin. Reviewed live.

A: Two finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and average retention. Dark yellow colour. Average appeal.

Sm: Crystal hops. No cream. Almost a biscuity scent. Not really pleasant, but it generates a curiosity to find out what that biscuity note is.

T: Slight cream lurks beneath the barley body, which is complemented somewhat nicely by generic crystal hops. Has that awful American macro lager curtail on the end, an upshot of nastiness to solidify negative opinions if there was any lingering doubt. The biscuity note is a sort of stale hop tone that partially combines with the lurking cream to generate a neutral effect neither bad nor good but I suppose welcome for its addition to the beer's complexity. This beer is poorly built for the style, but it's fairly balanced all things considered.

Mf: Smooth until the climax, on which it coarsens, which is par for the style, but not done well in this case. Wet throughout, but aversive of refreshment.

Dr: This is a budget beer through and through. As a beer intended to get you bollocksed for no money, it's a success. As a beer to be tasted for enjoyment, it's a dire failure. Leave this one where it belongs, lads: on the shelf.

kojevergas, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
2.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a sixer of this for $11.50 AUD at a BWS in Cairns. From notes.

A - Very light gold, two finger fluffy white head. Bright. Strong carbonation, no lace, minimal film of retention.

S - Honey, sweet grain, sugar, inoffensive.

T - Lot's of sweet grain, honey.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body, lingering off-honey finish.

O/D - Not something I'd revisit, but definitely not one of the worst lagers I've had. No corny adjunct component in the flavour and the price in Australia is pretty good. Not something you'd brag about drinking, but you certainly don't have to feel guilty about it.

tbeckett, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of FLima
2.8/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pale golden color with one finger head with low retention.
Predominant aroma of grassy hops and a hint of vanilla.
Refreshing taste with a spicy feeling. Mild grainy malt with crisp grassy hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with low to medium carbonation.
Classic recipe for a pilsner, being a session beer, I haven’t seen any differentiator’s highlights or flaws (maybe a bit too thin or watery). Decent not extraordinary. Not worthy with the price sold in Brazil.

FLima, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of daliandragon
3.4/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This randomly showed up in a local market today where it had never been before. I"ve never even heard of this beer after two years in Europe. It comes in six packs of silver and blue 330ml cans, not overly inspiring but enough of a curiosity to give a shot. The can has a freshness date on the bottom and writing in several languages on the side.
Light golden color without a lasting head. Smells faintly of sugar but barely there at all.
I wonder if this beer is new or just getting established mainstream because it tastes pretty good. Full flavor with crisp hop finish and agreeable, less carbonated, texture.
The taste saves this beer from being labeled mediocre and rises it to the level of pretty good. I'll keep an eye out for it again.

daliandragon, Sep 28, 2005
Photo of Gregwa
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Gregwa, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of heygeebee
3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 11/12

Pours a pale straw, fizzy white head dies to no lace.

Moderate aromas of bread, dough, grains.

Taste is more as a helles lager. Bread driven, not enough hop kick at end.

Mouthfeel is spritzy and well carbonated.

Overall its get a 4 tho, due to cheap-as price-point. Could drink all night - very sessionable.

And why oh why are all the rewiews Aussie i wonder???

heygeebee, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Mattias
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Mattias, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of dansmcd
3.03/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Two fingers of fluffy head crown the crystal clear body of pale golden amber. A few slops of lacing.

S - Sweet malt, crackers, dash of lemon juice.

T - Subtle grassy hops, crackers, lemon.

M - Light bodied, decent carbonation.

O - An OK session beer and cheap, but certainly dont make it a priority buy.

dansmcd, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of joecast
3.98/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. best before 23/10/08. 4.7%abv

pours a clear light yellow with a minimal white head. medium-high carbonation helps with some retention and lacing.

nose is full of grassy hops. after a bit it the fresh grassiness fades slightly to something more floral. still nice though.

flavor is light and leaning towards bitter. very refreshing even on a cold night like tonight. hop profile is handled nicely as it doesnt push too much flavor on you. malt does not intrude letting you focus on the hops.

well im impressed. didnt have high expectations but this one certainly hits the mark.

joecast, Jul 22, 2008
Photo of PatandDavid
3.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was only 0.29 Euros at the beverage store and was the least expensive beer I drank in Germany this month. Light to medium golden when poured, fluffy white head is the result. It had a clean fresh aroma, with good carbonation. Mouthfeel was medium. Good bargain for the money, standard non-offensive pils brewed with hop extracts.

PatandDavid, Feb 27, 2004
Photo of vancurly
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very cheap import, $30 a carton.
Pours a pale golden yellow, haze-free. Not much discernable bubbling, but one can work a reasonably light fluffy white head.
Aromas of pilsener malt, grain husk, slightly grassy, and slightly sulfurous.
Fairly stratightforward flavour.... as it smells, plus some spicy hops & green herbs.
Medium bitterness, and quite crisp if not dry.
Good value.

vancurly, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of LittleCreature
3.28/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Note: This is one of the cheapest beers available in Australia. While I like to support local beer, I would actually like to see more Aussies drinking this rather than the other garbage available at this price point.

Appearance - 4.5
Poured into a 0.5L mug. A big, tight white foam head forms over a clear body of pale gold. Minimal lacing.

Smell - 3.0
Sweet bready maltiness, like a fresh baked white loaf, minimal herbal hoppy aroma.

Taste - 3.0
Light grainy malt base with a hint of breadiness, slightly metallic and herbal hops. Bitterness is sharp, slightly astringent and lingers, finishing very clean.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Light bodied with moderate carbonation, goes down quite smoothly.

Overall - 3.5
A decent German pilsener, though not as good as this style can be (see Weihenstephan). Still, I could drink this all night, it reminds me of my time spent in Germany and I find it funny to think that a beer like this, is like VB to an Australian. If only VB tasted like this...

LittleCreature, May 04, 2011
Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev +0.7%

magpieken, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of jarmby1711
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

jarmby1711, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale straw, with good clarity. Bubbly three finger head with excellent retention that leaves nice spiderweb lacing. Citrus hop nose, and a faint munich malt aroma. Weak malt flavor, and dissapointing hops that seem to turn sour. Flat carbonation and thin body that finish clean, and boring. Nothing unpleasent, but it lacks the crisp mouthfeel and zesty hop character that make a pilsener appealing.

PBRstreetgang, Oct 27, 2005
Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

rale, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of mungus
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

mungus, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Miha
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Miha, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Sirre
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Sirre, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of JaimeLondon
3/5  rDev +0.7%

JaimeLondon, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Julian4077
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

Julian4077, May 11, 2012
Photo of kevinhughes
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

kevinhughes, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of no8
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

no8, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of ZeppelinNL
4/5  rDev +34.2%

ZeppelinNL, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Jake321
1/5  rDev -66.4%

Jake321, Oct 21, 2012
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Oettinger Pils from Oettinger Brauerei
73 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.