Original Oettinger Hefeweissbier | Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

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Original Oettinger HefeweissbierOriginal Oettinger Hefeweissbier
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Original Oettinger HefeweissbierOriginal Oettinger Hefeweissbier

Brewed by:
Oettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-30-2002

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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 Foggy_Pete
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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 javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Momon
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mishi_d
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KyeKeefe
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirksanti
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml can bearing a "best before" date of 13.07.08 on the bottom of same. My brother brought it back with him from a recent trip to Switzerland and Germany.
Appearance: murky dark yellow color topped by a fluffy white head that produced ringlets of lace.
Smell: not too much going on here; lots of pale malt aromas but not much in the way of the usual banana-and-clove yeastiness I love in a German hefeweizen.
Taste: again, the signature banana and clove taste (and sometimes, bubblegum) is very restrained. Virtually non-existent, really. Good malt character but also bearing a mild metallic tinge, probably from the can.
Feel: light, creamy, refreshing.
Overall: not too bad, especially considering it's coming from a can. Still, I'd like to experience more of that clovey, banana-y yeastiness goodness here. Decent, but nothing to shout to the heavens about.

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Photo of 296wxt
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbaker61
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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 bloberglawp
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First bottle of beer I had in Germany while on vacation.

Pours a relatively hazy dark Yellow with a nice flufy white head that dissipates very slowly. A wonderfully balanced bouquet of wheat malt and aromas from hefe yeast. Flavor and aroma is of faint clove and banana and hefeweiss. Goodness.

I`ll have more.

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Photo of _drummer_
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
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 XmAjOX
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of nu38
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of mooseisloose
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smells earthy of wheat and slight spices kinda like nutmeg. Pours to an opaque yellow orange with a stiff head. Tastes malty and spicy, consistent throughout. No difference from initial taste to aftertaste. Carbonation is good. A solid brew. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A murky, orange yellow beer with a big frothy head that gradually shrinks to a creamy white layer on top of the beer.

Smell is nice, typical Weizen, phenolic, spicy with notes of banana and vanilla.

Taste is phenolic with notes of banana peels and vanilla. Not as nice as the smell, but still good. Mouthfeel is a little astringent. The beer is very drinkable, although it's body is somewhat thin. Aftertaste is dry and short.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Cozzatoad
2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
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 Sigmund
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. This beer is brewed in Oettinger’s brewery in Schwerin. Pale golden colour, slightly hazy (less hazy than many other hefes), large and fluffy white head. Aroma and flavour have some some of the traditional hefe characteristics (banana and cloves), but to a weaker degree, and there are also some soapy elements in the aroma. I tend to like nearly all hefeweissbiers, but this one definitely belongs in the lower end of the scale. Still drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speedvagen
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jesseejames
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
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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