Oettinger Pils
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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #774
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
72
Ranked #48,546
Avg:
3.06 | pDev: 19.28%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
139
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Year-round
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Gots
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I am trying this beer in Naples. Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, light malts. Taste is the same but with a very unusual aftertaste, I cant quite put my finger on this flavor. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Feb 12, 2020
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schavuytje from Netherlands

1/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

30 centiliter bottle of schultenbrau pilsner with a strange, mild aftertaste and no taste associated with any kind of beer
without brewery details very questionable blend
Purchased at ALDI

Aug 23, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is malty, with toasted notes, I even get a hint of smoked malt. Taste is malty and bready but balanced by some earthy hop bitterness. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. Light oily feel but otherwise it's a decent beer.

Mar 26, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

3.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some of you German guys or gals might hate me for saying I never liked German beers... (let me not go into depths now on elaborating why)
However, now in Japan after some months of celibacy without a decent beer I immediately reached out for this in Yamaya, God knows why but I did. And I backed it down as if it was the best thing on Earth (almost) after the poor or at best mediocre Japanese beers...
Well, this beer is also far from being perfect but at least it was a proper beer and at least it was not bad, was not skunked, had a slight metallic aftertaste... BUT it was a proper beer. Fantastic for the moment, acceptable for the beer, will not seek it out again though.

Mar 02, 2019
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Lutenist from Australia

3.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A refreshing everyday beer, apparently Germany's most popular due to the low price yet consistently decent quality. Bright light gold colour, quick fizz of champagne carbonation on pouring with a keen but brief head, pleasantly sweet bread nose with a faint citrus note. Taste is an agreeable blend of slightly sweet malt, mushrooms, gentle hops and mild orange peel. Tangy dry finish. This is a mild-tasting beer for guzzling in hot weather but will be acceptable in most settings that call for a well-balanced pale lager that most people will enjoy, at a very sensible price.

Jan 09, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

3.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw yellow color, visible carbonation and a dense bubbly head. The head dissipates rather quickly, however, a layer of film retains throughout.
Aromas of toasted and biscuity grains throughout, with a light touch of citrus.
The taste is predominantly sweet and malt forward. Very little bitterness with a light touch of lemon and gentle hops spice.
Light and rather smooth for the style. Carbonation is gentle for the style. The less than assertive bitterness also goes against the style.
Perhaps not the truest to style as it is perhaps closer to Munich Helles or even Bohemian Pilsner, however, it is tasty, refreshing and deserving of higher scores than shown here.

Jul 11, 2018
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Beersnake1 from California

3.71/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from just under fridge temp. Pours a transparent yellow with quickly dissipating white head. Nose is citrus peel, lemon, wheat, bread, and nuts. All quite subtle. Taste has a touch of sweetness upfront, and a touch of bitterness on the back end. Actually enjoyable considering the reviews. Definitely some citrus and a good amount of wheat and bread. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Overall, I liked this one.

May 24, 2018
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Guszler from Australia

3.82/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

Apr 12, 2017
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djura from Serbia

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Mar 30, 2017
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
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!

Oct 21, 2016
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Sanje from Australia

4.74/5  rDev +54.9%
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!

Jun 01, 2016
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Fatehunter from Oregon

2.48/5  rDev -19%
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.

Apr 15, 2016
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BeerNinja007 from New Hampshire

3.09/5  rDev +1%
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.

Feb 27, 2016
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BWED from Colorado

2.38/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Feb 26, 2016
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
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

Jan 08, 2016
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Andrewharemza from Australia

3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Jun 25, 2015
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Bearded_beer_guy_ from Australia

1.85/5  rDev -39.5%
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.

May 16, 2015
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woutervaneijk from Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Considering the low price (sold as a "cheap"-category beer here in Holland), this beer massively exceeded my expectations. Tastes quite good actually.

Dec 30, 2014
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SmashPants from Australia

3.15/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: standard 330mL light brown bottle with a pretty boring macro lager.

Appearance: pours out a fairly light yellow amber colour with over a finger of fluffing white head that fritters away to a thin film. Looks okay.

Aroma: some sweet grains here with a touch of grass hops. Quite a light aroma.

Taste: there is a bit of a malt fug here alongside the grains and touch of grass. A bit awkward, but better than I expected considering the price.

Aftertaste: the flavours drop away pretty quickly with only that odd malt flavour lasting through. Still, not bad.

Mouth feel: a light feel with a medium to stronger carbonation. A touch dry on the finish, definitely a refreshing pilsener.

Overall: this is a pretty cheap macro-lageresque version of the German pilsener. It is drinkable and very refreshing, but nothing really special. Where this beer wins out is the almost amazing price of AU$31 for a case of 24 x 330mL. It blows my mind that this can be sent over from Germany for this price, and yet the standard Australian 'cheap' macro lagers tend to be around $45 - or almost 50% more. What the??

Dec 16, 2014
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TC92

2.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is probably one of the best value-for-money drinking beers you can get in Australia. It's nothing special as far as pilseners go, but at $15 for a six pack of 500ml cans, you really can't go far wrong. Quite watery with high carbonation and a medium, tolerably metallic hoppy bitterness. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get pissed fast and cheap but not resort to VB or XXXX Bitters.

Jul 12, 2014
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Finite from Australia

2.99/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

For the money its a really good drop. $15 a 6 pack here in Australia and comes in a great 500ml can. On that front it smashed most other macro beers off the shelf.

In terms of quality its ok. Certainly brewed on a budget but there is some malt complexity in there. A touch of depth in the malt profile brings forth a late sweetness which I find good and also necessary as the hops are sharp and very grassy. A little poor quality and probably not the best saaz going around but all for the price its pretty good.

Quite a soft carbonation and almost creamy mouthfeel late in the piece. Carbonation feels a bit fine for a pilsner but not unsatisfying.

May 02, 2014
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mmmbirra from Italy

3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.5 liter can into a Pilsner Urquell mug.
Yellow, transparent, white foam. Standard pils look.
The smell is clean. Sweet pils malt and a kind of nondescript hop aroma takes a back seat.
The taste is again very clean. Some malt, more nondescript hop bitterness. Light-bodied, perhaps too much so, but nothing about it is unpleasant.
A nice amount of bitterness in the after-taste leaves a tinge on your tongue, though it feels at times astringent.
Amongst the other German beers that are priced similarly in this neck of the woods, Warsteiner and DAB mostly, this is the best, not that that's saying much. Nothing to be excited about but I'll have a few in a park on a hot summer day in Italy.
Dirt cheap too. € 0.68 / 0.5 liter can.

Apr 11, 2014
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Hamme from Netherlands

4.88/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This lager beer is by far the best bang for your buck. It is brewed according to the German purity laws which is a trademark only German beers receive. In the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops.

Beers that are brewed according to the reinheitsgebot are beloved by those that know their lagers. Where Belgium lager beers tend to taste watery and the Dutch give you a hangover, this is by no means the case with reinheitsgebot brewed German beers and neither with Oettinger.

The taste is fresh and the bubbles are slightly reminiscent of champagne, it bursts in your mouth and leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Freshness is what keeps coming to mind when drinking this strong flavored beer served cold straight from the bottle. I am a big fan of lager beers and this one is right on top of my list. It is just as good as Warsteiner but it's incredibly cheap, only 6,99 euro per 24 x 33 cl bottles. The company doesn't do any concessions on quality, but has few personal and excluded all third party's from business to keep the prices low. And low priced beer of very good quality is exactly what i like.

The only downside about Oettinger is the silver paper around the opening of the bottle. This tends to give it an aluminum taste if you don't remove it when drinking from a bottle.

Oct 28, 2013
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Nathan1979 from Australia

3.38/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Jul 01, 2013
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Cozzatoad from Italy

2.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml can

A- Very light golden, perfectly transapent. Couple of finger white head, shows decent retention at first but soon recedes without leaving even a hint of lacing

S- Weak. A basic malty/grainy feel, nothing reminding of noble hops

T- Grainy crispness upfront, a hint of lemon, a touch of undifened hop bitterness, quite metallic

M- Light body, extremely high carbonation, brings life but feels almost offensive at times

O- Low quality beer. Their Export was a little better than the standard macro lager, this one is not

Jun 20, 2013
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