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Finkbräu Pilsener - Oettinger Brauerei

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 22.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 03-23-2008

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 9
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.13/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Green 50cl can with a prancing knight on the front. Picked up from a generic-brand supermarket just inside the Italian-Slovene border, on the Italian side.

Very pale yellow colour, with lots of fizzy, coarse bubbled carbonation. Head is rocky and bubbly, but collapses pretty quickly. Reasonable lacing though.

Smells of highly-carbonated seltzer water, with a hint of resinous hops and a surprising imitation of champagne. Slight yeast funk coming off as well.

Taste is initially hoppy and sharp, but rapidly descends to a roasted, overcooked grainy bread flavour, hammered down with a whack of bread yeast. It shocked my palate initially, but after a while I was prepared for it, and it struck me more as having a simple robust bitterness. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Mouthfeel suffers for the overenthusiastic carbonation job.

It's not too bad. It's got some character - this isn't your standard, easy to drink lager, but it's not an amazingly well-created one either.

Photo of wl0307
2.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Purchased at the Lidl supermarket; coming in a 330ml can, BB , served chilled in a pilsner glass.

A: straw colour, pillowy off-white foamy head, with moderate fizziness.
S: mild sourness of a lager and floral hints of hops combine with a weirdly plastic grainy sweetness added with a dusty touch.
T: neutrally flavoured, showing just a faint taste of bitter-sweet grains, some lemony sourness, egg white... overly bland, with very little input of hops overall, although a little bitterness does manage to reveal in the end.
M&D: quite sprtizy, albeit not OTT, this is a feather-light-bodied and bland lager, certainly not recommended here.

2.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml can. Footed Pilsner glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. Pale golden, filtered beer. White, close, crown. Fairly good retention. Slightly metallic, cardboard & sulphury odors cover floral aromas. Earthy, bitter & spicy flavors. Light body, high carbonation. Watery texture. Thankfully tasting is much better than odor. Typical cheap macro pilsner.

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml can poren in a chalice glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow golden color forming a medium white aired head. Low retention and few lacings left

S: Smells lIke a cheap Lager. Sweet grains and grassy hops. Lager yeasts

T: Very hard. Very crispy. Very metallic and annoying. Dry and bitter taste with a skunky bitter hop aftertaste

M: Lager mouthfeel. Light watery body. Good carbonation. Mild bitter aftertaste. Actually, a bit acid after mouthfeel

O: Annoyng beer. Poor quality. Acid mouthfeel. To be avoided

Photo of fizzyted
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of ThaCreep
2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Few aromas in the nose. A first mouth immediately think of the water and has many flavors that last. Only the bitterness in the finish just slightly raise the power but it is artificial and unpleasant.
A poor beer and a poor lager. Just commercial and very cheap... as many others lagers in cans i think.

Photo of Douberd
2.83/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can of 500 ml from Lidl. Poured into a pokal glass.
Pours a deep golden yellow beer, with something more than two fingers of white, thick head. Heavy lacing left behind as the foam disappears very slowly. Medium activity in the glass. Malty smell, with mostly a grass aroma.
Sweet taste with a strong bitter aftertaste. Slighty metallic and hints of alcohol, although it's only 4,9% ABV.
Thin on the body with high carbonation.
Not so bad, especially if you take the price into consideration. It's not anything great either, but It could fool you on a blind test.

Photo of pipinmalikonj
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of jhtipton
3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a horrible beer, and certainly cheaper than most imports; I picked this up at the Lidl Store in Puerto Spain for about 50 cents for a can so I can't complain. Very light golden colour. Minimal head, less than one finger, but bubbled for a while. Smell like a macro pilsner-better than coors, mild maltiness and some yeast. Taste is average and probably better than I was expecting. Mouthfeel is light bodied, mild effervescense. Drinkability is fine-of course, I did just finish going for a bike ride so it hit the spot.
My can said ABV 4.7% vice the 4%. Also, it said Pil vice Pilsner.

Photo of diegominach
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Giannis
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of GentleKnight1
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of VitorLourenco
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of leighton
2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was the cheapest thing to buy at Lidl. Cold and poured into a nice glass, it really wasn't that bad. Clear golden color with a light, white head. Weak aroma; nothing remarkable. Flavour is appealing at the start, a little wheaty (I think). Flavour doesn't last long though, and the overall impression is that of a rather watery beer. There is a mild bite and I may have detected a little spice. It was refreshing and inexpensive. I can't imagine beer snobs stocking their fridges with this stuff, but if you just need some cheap brews Finkbrau might be the way to do it.

Photo of Dzajka
3.75/5  rDev +48.2%

Photo of Dewboarder213
3.08/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- A very light/golden color.
S- Very weak aroma - when wafting for an aroma, I dont think I'll need to go to gym tomorrow cause I got that workout already.

T- Surprisingly better taste than aroma hinted, but still nothing fantastic. Better taste than Bud, but not a lot more.

M- light in mouth with a tingle of carbonation, nothing really special to report here either.

D- drinkable, would prefer to Bud and definitely take it over Coors Light. Probably make a good back yard bbq beer on a hot day, but I wouldn't put it out to impress anyone...

Serving type: bottle

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Finkbräu Pilsener from Oettinger Brauerei
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