Original Oettinger Pils | Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

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Original Oettinger PilsOriginal Oettinger Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH
Germany
oettinger-international.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
17.43%
 
 
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Photo of jcbogantes
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of NathanJoyce
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Bearded_beer_guy_
1.85/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Oettinger isn't the greatest tasting beer but for price (at least in australia) i think it's an underrated beer. I can happily sit and drink it all afternoon.

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Photo of mmutantl
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of shamrok
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of BWED
2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

330 mlm can poured into a pils glass.

A- Towering white foamy head sits on a clear, pale yellow body. Retention isn't great.

S- Grainy, grassy, bright earth and slightly fruity hop character.

T- Dull grainy, a little stale. Hops don't really add anything.

M- Light, crisp, but fairly long finish.

O- Cheap tasting. Only worth pounding in some summer heat.

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Photo of Blumstein
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of Douberd
2.58/5  rDev -15.1%
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

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Photo of Cozzatoad
2.61/5  rDev -14.1%
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

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Photo of mwrseeley
2.66/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of danflux
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dmorgan310
2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of orz
2.71/5  rDev -10.9%
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! ;-)

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Photo of Kulrak
2.72/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of BlackVeg
2.72/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TC92
2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of djura
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found it here in Serbia, can, 0,5 l

A - Pale with medium carbonation, white foam, lasting minute or two.
S - Pale malt, corn, grains with some weak citrus in the back.
T/M - Crisp, unpleasant bitterness. Cheap malt, grains, adjuncts.

O - Not good.

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Photo of kofukasho
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of BILF
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of thatsmyspot
2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Momon
2.78/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of seanyfo
2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of timmsimpson
2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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