Oettinger Pils | Oettinger Brauerei

Oettinger PilsOettinger Pils
BA SCORE
8.1%
Liked This Beer
2.92 w/ 37 ratings
Oettinger PilsOettinger Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oettinger Brauerei
Germany
oettinger-bier.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,434
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
37
Liked:
3
Avg:
2.92/5
pDev:
23.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Hamme
4.55/5  rDev +55.8%
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 ZeppelinNL
4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of joecast
3.97/5  rDev +36%
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 PBRstreetgang
3.56/5  rDev +21.9%
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 jumpfromorbit
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of PatandDavid
3.41/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was only 0.29 Euros at the beverage store and was the least expensive beer I drank in Germany this month. Light to medium golden when poured, fluffy white head is the result. It had a clean fresh aroma, with good carbonation. Mouthfeel was medium. Good bargain for the money, standard non-offensive pils brewed with hop extracts.

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Photo of Nathan1979
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
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 daliandragon
3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
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 LittleCreature
3.29/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Note: This is one of the cheapest beers available in Australia. While I like to support local beer, I would actually like to see more Aussies drinking this rather than the other garbage available at this price point.

Appearance - 4.5
Poured into a 0.5L mug. A big, tight white foam head forms over a clear body of pale gold. Minimal lacing.

Smell - 3.0
Sweet bready maltiness, like a fresh baked white loaf, minimal herbal hoppy aroma.

Taste - 3.0
Light grainy malt base with a hint of breadiness, slightly metallic and herbal hops. Bitterness is sharp, slightly astringent and lingers, finishing very clean.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Light bodied with moderate carbonation, goes down quite smoothly.

Overall - 3.5
A decent German pilsener, though not as good as this style can be (see Weihenstephan). Still, I could drink this all night, it reminds me of my time spent in Germany and I find it funny to think that a beer like this, is like VB to an Australian. If only VB tasted like this...

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Photo of kevinhughes
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of no8
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of heygeebee
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 11/12

Pours a pale straw, fizzy white head dies to no lace.

Moderate aromas of bread, dough, grains.

Taste is more as a helles lager. Bread driven, not enough hop kick at end.

Mouthfeel is spritzy and well carbonated.

Overall its get a 4 tho, due to cheap-as price-point. Could drink all night - very sessionable.

And why oh why are all the rewiews Aussie i wonder???

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Photo of Darthmaul
3.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DOCRW
3.05/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dansmcd
3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Two fingers of fluffy head crown the crystal clear body of pale golden amber. A few slops of lacing.

S - Sweet malt, crackers, dash of lemon juice.

T - Subtle grassy hops, crackers, lemon.

M - Light bodied, decent carbonation.

O - An OK session beer and cheap, but certainly dont make it a priority buy.

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Photo of Miha
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Damburger
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Aza_w64
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JaimeLondon
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of vancurly
3/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of Sirre
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jarmby1711
3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was an average but enjoyable beer on all counts.
More malty sweet than I would expect from a pils and lacked the saaz tartness.
For reasons unknown this is selling very cheaply by the slab at Liquorland and is a reasonable quaffing option for the budget conscious

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Photo of bylerteck
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a sixer of this for $11.50 AUD at a BWS in Cairns. From notes.

A - Very light gold, two finger fluffy white head. Bright. Strong carbonation, no lace, minimal film of retention.

S - Honey, sweet grain, sugar, inoffensive.

T - Lot's of sweet grain, honey.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body, lingering off-honey finish.

O/D - Not something I'd revisit, but definitely not one of the worst lagers I've had. No corny adjunct component in the flavour and the price in Australia is pretty good. Not something you'd brag about drinking, but you certainly don't have to feel guilty about it.

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Beer rating: 8.1% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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