Oettinger Pils | Oettinger Brauerei

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Oettinger Brauerei

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-25-2004

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 16
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Photo of Keegan
1/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A terrible tasting beer that I don't recommend giving a try. Germanys poor man beer.

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Photo of Miha
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.48/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is nil.
The taste has a bit of metallic bitterness with some grain sweetness.
The texture is fairly crisp.
Not great.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nathan1979
3.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The price paid for this beer improved its rating.

Beer has a pleasant malty taste. Was presently surprised.
This beer has a fair mouthfeel. The smell of this brew is ok, not a downer like some cheap beers on the market.
Overall this was a fair beer. For the price you pay ($29) you can't go wrong with this beer.

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Photo of Damburger
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jumpfromorbit
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Jake321
1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of joecast
3.97/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. best before 23/10/08. 4.7%abv

pours a clear light yellow with a minimal white head. medium-high carbonation helps with some retention and lacing.

nose is full of grassy hops. after a bit it the fresh grassiness fades slightly to something more floral. still nice though.

flavor is light and leaning towards bitter. very refreshing even on a cold night like tonight. hop profile is handled nicely as it doesnt push too much flavor on you. malt does not intrude letting you focus on the hops.

well im impressed. didnt have high expectations but this one certainly hits the mark.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This randomly showed up in a local market today where it had never been before. I"ve never even heard of this beer after two years in Europe. It comes in six packs of silver and blue 330ml cans, not overly inspiring but enough of a curiosity to give a shot. The can has a freshness date on the bottom and writing in several languages on the side.
Light golden color without a lasting head. Smells faintly of sugar but barely there at all.
I wonder if this beer is new or just getting established mainstream because it tastes pretty good. Full flavor with crisp hop finish and agreeable, less carbonated, texture.
The taste saves this beer from being labeled mediocre and rises it to the level of pretty good. I'll keep an eye out for it again.

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Photo of Yalcin
2.86/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kevinhughes
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Julian4077
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Aza_w64
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of djura
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can 0,5 l

A - Light gold. White foam, lots of bubbles.
S - Light malt, not bad. Usual pale lager smell.
T/M - Drinkable, cheap,watery, skunky, bitter finish. Bad aftertaste.

O - Rubbish

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Photo of kojevergas
1.95/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into stemware goblet in me friend's gaff in Berlin, Germany. Acquired at REWE stores, northern Berlin. Reviewed live.

A: Two finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and average retention. Dark yellow colour. Average appeal.

Sm: Crystal hops. No cream. Almost a biscuity scent. Not really pleasant, but it generates a curiosity to find out what that biscuity note is.

T: Slight cream lurks beneath the barley body, which is complemented somewhat nicely by generic crystal hops. Has that awful American macro lager curtail on the end, an upshot of nastiness to solidify negative opinions if there was any lingering doubt. The biscuity note is a sort of stale hop tone that partially combines with the lurking cream to generate a neutral effect neither bad nor good but I suppose welcome for its addition to the beer's complexity. This beer is poorly built for the style, but it's fairly balanced all things considered.

Mf: Smooth until the climax, on which it coarsens, which is par for the style, but not done well in this case. Wet throughout, but aversive of refreshment.

Dr: This is a budget beer through and through. As a beer intended to get you bollocksed for no money, it's a success. As a beer to be tasted for enjoyment, it's a dire failure. Leave this one where it belongs, lads: on the shelf.

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Photo of dandy14
2.65/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JaimeLondon
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mungus
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mattias
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Hamme
4.55/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This low priced beer can easily compete with other German lagers like Veltins, Bitburger and it's even better than Warsteiner. Preferably drink it in a bottle and serve cold with cheese, fries or pizza. The low price makes it hard to believe a beer can be that good. Sometimes i buy another brand because of skepticism but i keep coming back to Oettinger. Simply because it is just as good as the more expensive German lagers, but almost half the price. The first time i drank Oettinger is didn't know about the low costs and thought it was an expensive lager, because of the taste and the looks.

The beer can become a bit watery after you drank a few more, but this is the case with all lagers. Oettinger is less characteristic than Veltins, weather this is a plus or a con is in the eyes of the beholder.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.56/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale straw, with good clarity. Bubbly three finger head with excellent retention that leaves nice spiderweb lacing. Citrus hop nose, and a faint munich malt aroma. Weak malt flavor, and dissapointing hops that seem to turn sour. Flat carbonation and thin body that finish clean, and boring. Nothing unpleasent, but it lacks the crisp mouthfeel and zesty hop character that make a pilsener appealing.

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

Very cheap import, $30 a carton.
Pours a pale golden yellow, haze-free. Not much discernable bubbling, but one can work a reasonably light fluffy white head.
Aromas of pilsener malt, grain husk, slightly grassy, and slightly sulfurous.
Fairly stratightforward flavour.... as it smells, plus some spicy hops & green herbs.
Medium bitterness, and quite crisp if not dry.
Good value.

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Oettinger Pils from Oettinger Brauerei
Beer rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 38 ratings