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Original Oettinger HefeweissbierOriginal Oettinger Hefeweissbier

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Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 83
Photo of abarquerov
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice three finger head when poured into a Weizenglas. Great retention. Lovely cloudy brownish-gold color.

The taste is great, the expected soberness of a Hefeweizen. Balanced with some banana notes.

The feel is good, creamy and subtle carbonation.

Overall, my go-to Hefe along with Paulaner. It is very affordable and a great beer.

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Photo of DanielCseklye
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can poured into a Weizen glass.

A- honey, golden, as turbid as a typical Hefeweizen supposed to be, dense head with quite good retention, nice lacing

S- banana, bubble gum, hiding citrus notes

T- fruity, wheaty, banana, bubble gum, citrus aftertaste with latency

F- crisp, due carbonation, refreshing, absolutely dry finish, sourness is present deriving from the mentioned citrus features

O- great Hefeweizen, excellent price/value rate. I would recommend it to a friend who would like to drink a modest though an excellent beer.

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Photo of _drummer_
4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a great beer. I bought it at a Walmart in China. This was a lighter hefeweissbier that had a really crisp finish. It had decent carbonation and was quite smooth in any case. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will more than likely get it again since it's so readily available here.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hefeweizen in a can. Also very affordable in Mexico. This is my first hefe in a can and I really liked it. Pours cloudy orange with white thick head. Smells citrusy, fruity, malty, hints of spices and banana. Tastes very balanced wheat and weizen distinctive notes. A very good beer. I love this style.

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Photo of djura
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

A - Honey orange color with white two finger head. Foam lasting less then minute, unusual for hefe. But there is lacing on the edges. No carbonation.
S - Yeast, bread and fresh orange peel.
T/M - Drinkable, aromatic, sweeter. Low carbonated. Maybe some cheaper ingredients in it, but not bad in all.

O - Nice and drinkable, but nothing too special.

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Photo of Jaec
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, tasted in 2014

Appearance : very nice light golden color.
Smell: slightly sweet wheaty aromas, very fresh smell.
Taste and mouthfeel : strong wheaty flavors, slightly bannana flavor and a dry end. Carbonation is good.
Price: economical.

A very respectable brew.

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Photo of jesseejames
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy partly darkened golden with a nice lasting lacy head. It has a nice aroma of spice and fruit typical of yeasty wheat beers. It tastes of fine malts mixed with a nice fruity spicy tone. It goes down smooth with a bit of a dry finish. A nice hefe to try if you get a chance.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orangish, copper, cloudy body; small head

Aroma: Malty and peppery notes, but not overly complex aroma

Taste: Malty, spicy and smooth flavor. However, it wasn't complex. It was pretty good, though.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of swampski
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure if this is the same beer, but this is the "Weiss" that is sold in Ukraine. Quite a nice surprise to have such a quality beer sold at Ukrainian beer prices (0.75 USD for 1/2 L.) The best thing I can say is that this is a very, very good imitation of the superb Schneider's Weisse. Is it as good? Almost - can detect a certain small level of unrefinement. Is it worth buying at 1/4 the price? To paraphrase a certain American politician, "you betcha!"

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured into a weizen glass by freshness date.

The pour forms thick white Hefeweizen head that stands by good retention before gradually collapsing to a layer of foamy lace, cloudy yellow amber color with medium visible carbonation in texture.

Big clove, caramel, bubblegum and banana are heads up also big bready malt and citrus zest in late participation.

The taste is well balance in mingling wheat malt, barley malt and hop. Yeasts also play well by yielding big clove touch in the lead along with banana, spice, bubblegum and citrus. Bitterness is left there by hop with a ghost-like quality.

Feel is rich, crisp, smooth and refreshing generating by firm carbonation within its medium body, very dry finish.

Precisely a good to go with any occasion, high drinkability and could be treated as good session beer.

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Photo of atis
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy light golden with huge and beatiful white head with excellent retention, thick lacing. Aroma is light wheat, citrus and some yeast.

Taste is a little subdued, but typical Hefeweizen, some wheat, banana, spices and yeast. Mouthfeel is refreshing light/medium with lively carbonation.

Overall, not bad at all. Could improve the taste a bit, but price/performance is unbeatable, I bought it for 29 euro cents (not including the bottle deposit) in a German supermarket.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can

A- Light golden, very clear for a hefeweizen, but still quite hazy. Great and persistent head as usual when pouring in a weizen glass, not much lacing though

S- Light wheat with some citrus notes on the back, overall very much on the sweet side

T- Nor strong nor complex. Malts on the light side, with a slight bready hint. Then some lemon and bubblegum notes. A very sweet beer overall, even for a weizien

M- Light body and carbonation fit the beer's overall 'easy' feeling. Goes down smooth with nothing worth remembering

O- Among all the german Hefeweizens i've tried (and they are quite a few) this is probably the less interesting one. Being so simple and easily drinkable, it was not either so much refreshing

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Photo of dbaker61
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 mL can. Brew date: May 13, 2011. Best by: July 13, 2012. 4.9% ABV, 11 degrees Plato.

Appearance: Straw color with a touch of orange. Slightly cloudy. Two fingers of dense foam, having very good retention.

Smell: Banana esters are evident, also detected some citrus notes. Not very strong.

Taste: Mild but typical weisebier flavors; some banana, yeast, malty. Again as with the smell, the taste is not overpowering in the least.

Mouthfeel: A bit light in body. Finishes a bit dry. Carbonation is fine for the style.

Overall: Not a bad beer by any stretch, but not exceptional. I would drink it if I couldn't find a better weisebier. Quite easy to drink, in fact.

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Photo of karait95
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Color according to the style, it is an intense amber color with some hue orange, also cloudy in line with style so it is good enough, the only problem is that poor carbonation and the head doesn't leaves a lot of traces, good size and white color with small bubbles, a permanent layer remains all the time.

S: Could be better, it is not to strong but you can sense some citrus inside as per the style, also it is not clear but may be some little aroma to banana, low hops and some malts of course the wheat.

T: The flavor start neutral but then the wheat flavor is the dominant not to intense it is somehow simple not to complex as in other Hefeweisbeers

M: Starts with a refreshing feeling then turning to a little bitter sensation.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : clear golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : sweet wheaty aromas, with notes of banana.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet wheaty flavors, leading to a dry end
Drinkability : an average beer in the German style Hefeweizen.

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Photo of ticklechicken
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My oettinger hefweizen poured from the can with a deep orange cloudy body and some very fine carbonation bubbling just behind the glass, which I quite liked the look of. The head sat rather low and left a fair bit of fine bubbled lacing upon drinking. The smell was of sweet fruit and honey with grain. Taste was nothing complex, but still enjoyable: grainy with some earthiness and a slight bitter aftertaste, and the expected yeastiness that gradually became more present. This hefeweizen had a nice creamy mouthfeel thanks to the carbonation, but became flatter and watery closer to the finish. Overall, this hefeweizen is a very enjoyable drink, even if not uniquely so. Bonus points must be given for price - although it might get a bit more credit if it weren't so damn cheap. This is definitely my favourite oettinger brew.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft: Poured a hazy light orangey/beige color weizen with a decent foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aromas of banana ester are quite dominant with some nice notes of wheat malt. Taste is refreshing with notes of wheat malt with balanced sweetness level and banana ester, Body is quite full with average filtration and good carbonation. Not sure why this one is rated so low - it isn't the best weizen out there but it still well brewed IMO.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L, Germany, best by 2/11.

Pours a bright, cloudy straw-orange with a great head and good lacing.

Aroma is surprisingly good, with some ripe fruit notes and that quintessential banana character. A bit tart and floral, too.

The flavor was, unfortunately, pretty watered-down. There's nothing too off-putting about this beer (uncommon for Oettinger), but then again there is not much substance either. None of the qualities of the aroma come through in the flavor, and all you're left with is a non-descript yeasty breadiness. Touch of spice. Mouthfeel was a bit creamy but in the end, average. Light and still very drinkable.

This is the best beer I've had from Oettinger, and yet I was still disappointed. Can't go wrong with the price, though.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 500ml can from Super Walmart in Cancun, MX.

A: Pours a cloudy yellow. Very large fluffy white head with decent retention and lacing.

S: Some bananas and cloves, also get a slightly metallic odor. Also some yeast and wheat notes.

T: A lot of banana here at the beginning, less so as it warms. Very yeasty. There is also a bubblegum flavor at the end that is a bit unpleasant.

M/D: Smooth with nice carbonation, very refreshing. At first I really enjoyed the banana flavor, but the more I drank it the less I liked it, as the bubblegum taste took over. Not bad, but not great. Have had better in this style.

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Photo of Brabander
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this hefeweissbier in the Paulaner glas i have. The beer gives a big white head which only slowly disappears, leaving a nice white ring. There is much carbonation which i like in this kind of beer.

There is no specific smell, in the beginning there is some yeastsmell and far away some lemon.

The taste is not the best taste i ever had drinking this kind of beer but it's ok.

With a better than normal mouthfeel and a good drinkability this is beer to try.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500mL can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, very cloudy. Head is about 4 fingers, pure sparkly white with good retention.

S: Spicy aroma of clove and banana - typical. There's also lemon zest in there, orange rind, pear. A light yeastiness lies under everything, along with a light note of lemon vodka.

T: Very yeasty and wheaty. Fruitiness in the middle of apples and pears. Light biscuity malt in the mix as well. Finishes with what reminded me of plain oatmeal, bubble gum, and yeast. As the beer warms a bit, the bubble gum taste becomes more pronounced.

F: Crisp as it hits the tongue and somewhat drying. Smooth going down.

D: A good beer and easy to drink. I can't tell if it's because I live in a country lacking in beer quality or if it's that good of a beer but I'm impressed regardless.

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Photo of czfreeman
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The last Hefe I had was the stellasr Andechs Hefe, so this one has big shoes to fill.
Pours out a hazy orange-tinted malt tone. Light head, slight bit of tan hint of color in the head. Active carbonation
Smells a bit vegetal. Corn, and wheat. BUt there is that strange "plastic" smell that happens when you hit temps too high in homebrew. Light yeastiness, bit of fruit thats about it
Taste is better however. Active carbonation keeps mouthfeel lively, light wheat creaminess. The flavor is donimated by the carbonation. It overwhelms the palate a bit, leaving it hard to discern specific flavors. Light fruitiness, some yeasty mustiness. Bt for a Hefe, a bit too carbonated.
Mouthfeel and flavor reminds me more of a Kristallweizen then a Hefe. It really lacks th deph of flavor and mouthfeel found in other examples. Turn down the carbonation, and crank up the yeast,bitte. But at .45 cents, ill drink it

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Photo of Suds
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a 50 cl can, this beer is a hazy, orange-yellow liquid. It's very cloudy, and the head is disappointingly fragile. The smell, though, is pretty nice...citrusy wheat-twang in the front, followed by lots of spice, banana. There's a little fruit in the smell as well, and a fresh grass aroma. The taste is a little tart and drier than necessary. Fairly well carbonated, which gives the beer a spritz y character. A little disappointing. It's not hard to find much better hefes.

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Photo of TommyW
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a cloudy, yellow-orange. Nice, fluffy white head with decent retention and leaves a nice lacing.

S- Smell is mainly of wheat malts. Only a little banana.

T- Taste is pretty weak. Starts off following the smell, wheat malts. Then I get a really strong note of bubblegum. That flavor lingers for a little on the finish.

M- Carbonation is a pretty light. Goes down pretty fast and easy.

D- Couldn't drink more than probably one of these. That strong bubblegum flavor is not very pleasant by the end of one glass.

Overall, I've tried quite a few weissbiers in Germany now, and I would definitely place this one on the lower end of the spectrum.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a local supermarket in La Cruz Costa Rica near the Nicaruagan border, much to my sheer delight!

A: Poured into half sized pint glass (hey, that's all they had in the villa) Cloudy off yellow 2 finger growing head. Retained and laced very well.

S: Banana and earthy smell with dash of a biscuit.

T: Banana and yeast but not overpowering, an interesting midlness which i'll say was intentional, and hopefully not because of the date.

M-Heavy and fully carbonated but not overly acidic.

D-The best beer I had in CR the entire time and a wheat I've never heard of. Glad to see that the German expats and tourists in CR have brought their beer with them. Considering it was from a can, this was an excellent quaf.

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