Original Oettinger Dunkles Hefeweissbier | Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

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Original Oettinger Dunkles HefeweissbierOriginal Oettinger Dunkles Hefeweissbier
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Original Oettinger Dunkles HefeweissbierOriginal Oettinger Dunkles Hefeweissbier

Brewed by:
Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-23-2002

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Photo of BaileyMitch
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dmberger
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of davemathews68
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ColdCalc
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has been a nice addition to the coolers of South Korea convenience stores. However, it lacks a true flavor punch. It's definitely a mediocre, but passable drink. It doesn't have much of the banana taste of a Dunkelweizen, but rather more of the roasty, malty flavor. It definitely hits the spot when you really want something a little darker, but not too bold.

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Photo of Saind
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of TasteFiend
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of JCBears
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

appearance: Lighter brown nice nothing special I think

smell: Hints of fruit nothing special, nothing that stands out as a matter of fact kind of strange for this type from Germany

taste: Somewhat bland nothing really stands out. I mean its not good or bad just bland malt flavor

mouthfeel: Has a bit of back bone but not something to write home about probable this beer's best trait.

overall: I wouldn't waste the money if I didn't have to, i have spent just as much on much better beer

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Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of bubseymour
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a gift bottle brought back from Germany be a colleague.

Has a dark iced tea color to the body. A 2 finger head with rather rapid disappearance.

Has a very pleasant smell of banana and clove.

Taste - Very mild flavor profile. Sweet malt body and smooth finish. Some caramel flavoring and also some graininess presence.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and full bodied for a lighter ABV brew.

Overall - I think this is a fine and sessionable beer from Germany. Not world class, but its an decent flavored easy drinker. If offered its a reliable beer to not turn down.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of atis
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours dark brown with large and airy head with ok retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish toasted malt, bread, wheat, some yeast.

Taste is watery with notes of sweet malt, light banana and some spiciness in the finish; bittery astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light/medium with low carbonation.

Does not seem to be worth even those 29 cents it cost.

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Photo of pixieskid
2.65/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

. Never heard of the brewery/ seen this bottle before. Also picked up their Schwarzbier which was substantially better...

It's got the mouthfeel of a hefe and the appearance of a dunkel but the notes are incredibly mild/muddled with an overall grassy bitterness and earthy yeast note.

The bottle looked promising, but this beer didn't deliver.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a short tumbler. Pours a hazy light chocolate brown with a light tan fizzy head. The head drops leaving a light wisp of foam.

Aromas of yeast, banana, chocolate, and a light clove spiciness.

Flavors of banana, light cocoa, cloves, and yeast. Finish is medium with a spicy yeastiness lingering.

Mouthfeel is medium/light, with a nice prickle of carbonation.

Overall, a nice refreshing dunkelweizen, a little bland and lacks a richness of a classic, but good none the less.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.06/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle into halleroder mini-stein (.3L) in Leizpig, Germany. Reviewed live. Bottle acquired at REWE stores, Berlin, for .40 Euro. (After the .08 pfand is returned, it ends up at .32 Euro.)

A: Five finger head of slight nice cream, good thickness, and good retention. Hazy caramel-brown colour. The colour looks a bit unnatural, which is unappealing.

Sm: Amber and caramel hops. That's it. It's pleasant, albeit a tad musty.

T: A crap hop medley of faux amber, stale caramel, and treated garbage barley. Bleh. Thankfully not simple, but far from good or refreshing. Largely unbalanced.

Mf: Smooth, a bit creamy, and nicely wet. Too thick and syrupy much to me chagrin.

Dr: Cheap as all hell and bad. Students rejoice; this is for you. Beeradvocates: carry on with your lives.

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Photo of champ103
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is re labeled and packaged for the Korean market. Known as Wabar Dunkel, and is severed as the house beer for the Wabar beer bar chain in South Korea. I had this at the Wabar in Okpo-Dong.

A: Pours a clear dark brown/reddish color. Pretty clear with a bit of haze. A one finger beige head forms, and recedes in a second. Patchy lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malts, grain, husky wheat. A metallic aroma as well.
T: Follows the nose. The metallic flavor is a bit more prevalent than the nose. Light toasted grains and husky wheat again.
M/D: A light to medium body. Lively carbonation, but a bit watery. Not hard to put back a few, especially considering the other options in South Korea.

Ho hum and middle of the road, but again a better option than most other offerings in this part of the world. I am glad to see this instead of the other horrid adjunct lagers around South Korea.

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Photo of czfreeman
2.82/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So, as this is the cheapest bier that I have seen in the grocery stores here in Germany, I thought "what the Hell"
Pours muddy mahagony brown color, produces a rather nice fluffy light brwon head, foamy, slighly rocky, a pretty decent appearence.
Smells extremly sudued. The spicy clove-banana malt profile I like so much in this style is not there. Light bready malt,caramel, a bit of woody mustiness, a light yeatiness, and slightest smell of bittering hops, not too complex or very powerful.
Flavor is a bit better, but again severly lacking in complexity. Light peppery spiciness, caramel, bread, but really dominated by sweet maltiness. The muddy mouthfeel makes the brew come off as a bit akward or hastily made.
This is by far the cheapest beer in the stores, and I can see why, I will "sacrifice" the extra 40cents and drink world class qality from the likes of Weihenstephan, Ayinger, or Andechs.

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Photo of stcules
2.66/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Quite light amber color, with a beige creamy head.
In the smell malt, a bit of burnt caramel. Nothing more.
AT the taste is a bit different from a standard dunkel weizen. There is bread crust, some burnt caramel, and maybe a light vanilla.
Nothing remarkable, anyway.
Caramel in the aftertaste, but not too much. Again bread crust.
A bit strange.

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Original Oettinger Dunkles Hefeweissbier from Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 31 ratings