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Original Oettinger Pils | Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

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95 Ratings
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

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,567
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
95
pDev:
16.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
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Photo of GannicusKiller
2.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mishi_d
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Guszler
3.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Australia, the most expensive country in the world for beer, this Pilsner is a winner. 500ml cans, nice n cold, this German Beer is head and shoulders above some more expensive alternatives. A really good session beer, and none of those nasty headache ingredients. Just as good in the bottle, but great value in the can.

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Photo of djura
2.75/5  rDev -11%
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 BeerAndGasMasks
2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the stubby German bottle, it pours golden with a small head, quickly dissipating to a spotty layer with a ring. A bit of hops in the nose, a bit of hops in the mouth. Long, not entirely pleasant finish. The German version of the American Lager- serve it cold!

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Momon
2.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlackVeg
2.72/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sanje
4.74/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I found this beer when I was looking for a beer to call my favourite. It had to be German (I've always liked German beer) and not too pricey or taste too strange. This has fitted the bill PERFECTLY. Another great bonus is that it actually is the cheapest beer you can get in Australia. But dont let that fool you as it nearly did, me. This is high quality pure german beer that really deserves its place in every tap in every pub in the world. Light, balanced and proper beer with a clear yet bitter taste. Thanks to the German purity law which this abides by, I also get to enjoy a most surprising yet pleasant side effect. 0 hangover! Took me off guard but happy to have that. If red wine gives the worst hangovers due to lots of impurities, this beer is on the opposite end of the spectrum. I've had it in a can and bottle. Go with bottle as it gives it that edge in terms of taste and feel. Overall, im glad that this new favourite beer of mine is German, bloody good, causes no hangover and just so happens to be the easiest on my wallet. That lets me drink it even more guilt free! Prost!

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Photo of abarquerov
3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of danflux
2.68/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
2.77/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single 330mL can obtained from the Auto Mercado supermarket in Tamarindo, Costa Rica for 655 CR colones (~ US $1.24). Code "19.01.2017 B3 P10 19:17" printed on the bottom of the can.

A gentle pour generates a whopping 3 fingers of frothy bleach white foam which slowly condenses in a minute or two to a few small wispy patches and a thin meniscus around the glass. Rigorous carbonation clinging to the glass and flowing upward shows no signs of slowing down. Crystal clear light yellow brew. Smell is sweet thin pilsener malt, a small dose of noble hops, and a significant note of aluminum (bleh). Taste is pretty thin and bland, not much malt to speak of and just enough generic herbal hop to leave an impression in the finish. Aluminum note also present but not as strong as in the smell. Body is thin, crisp, and the carbonation not as aggressive as it looks. A decent, watery, cheap, chuggable brew for a hot day. Not terrible, but not memorable either.

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Photo of BWED
2.38/5  rDev -23%
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 F_riedrich
2.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dazka
2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of windowside
3.62/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Marke Original Oettinger Pils. Can poured into a glass, the beer is gold with a minimal head.

Nose of grains and a bit of floral notes.

Taste is pretty neutral, slightly grainy and minimal hopping. Not anything awful but certainly nothing to search out.

Mouth is medium.

A bland non offensive Pilsner from Germany.
3.25 atb

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VictorR
3.17/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of timmsimpson
2.8/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow colored beer with a big frothy white lasting head. Aroma is malty with wheat and caramel hints. Flavor is sweet. Body is average and carboation is low.

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Photo of Bearded_beer_guy_
1.85/5  rDev -40.1%
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 life_of_agony
2.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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