Oettinger Hefeweissbier
Oettinger Brauerei GmbH

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #477
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
81
Ranked #41,152
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 11.98%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
119
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Oettinger Brauerei GmbH
 
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Year-round
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81
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 119
Photo of Gajo74
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a relatively dense bubbly head. Although it quickly dissipates, a thin layer of film remains throughout.
Aroma of banana, cloves and what I detect to be a hint of peaches or apricot juice. Lightly metallic aroma/tin can aroma lowers the score but slightly.
Fruity flavors throughout as per the aroma; banana, peach and apricot, as well as a touch of citrus. Little to no bitterness, light hops spice and moderate clove spice from the phenols.
Medium to light bodied. Nice soft and almost creamy mouthfeel. Very gentle carbonation.
Decent representation of the style. Not exceptional, but drinkable.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold with a bit of cloudiness. Nice thick head with okay lacing. Smells a bit muted, but banana, slight cloves and malts. Tastes inline with aroma, subtle but good flavors coming in, bread, banana, soft spice with some hop bitterness. Decent balance crisp finish that was a surprise. Light- bodied and carbonated throughout.

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Photo of abarquerov
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +10.3%
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 +18.7%
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 +26.5%
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 -9.5%

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 Brew_42
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had this a few time in Korea where it is packaged and market as Wabar Dunkel but it is Oettinger.

Appearance- Standard hefe, cloudy and gold with a fluffy white head.

Smell- Bananas, spice and everything nice.

Taste- Follows the nose, A litte bit of tartness that is not usually in a hefe

MF- Medium body slight carbonation

Overall-Ok hefeweizen. I was told by a German at the bar that in Germany it is a super cheap beer for a person on a budget but it is still better than much of what is sold in Korea.

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Photo of Jaec
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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%
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 -2.5%
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 birchstick
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice head. Nose is banana and a lot of bubblegum. The taste follows suit. Opens up with with a little bit of spicy citrus flavor, which moves on to softer banana notes. A little bubblegum is present on the backend, but really explodes on the exhale. The mouthfeel is a touch on the watery side, but it is full. Overall, this is a solid hefeweizen. I found it strange I had to come to Central America to hear of this/be able to try it, but I am glad I got the chance. This hefeweizen provides a nice break from the Central American dull macro-lagers.

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Photo of FLima
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy amber orange color with lots of head with good retention.
Aroma of banana yeast and cloves.
Flavor initially seemed to have more barley malt than usual. Taste of bananas and over-ripped oranges and condiments. Dry aftertaste and mildly bitter.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Kind of positioned nowhere between drinkability and complexity choices. I believe there are better options, even local ones.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a straight pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden colour with quite a nice white head.

Smells fairly yeasty.

Tastes okay, with that classic sharp hefeweizen yeast flavour up front but then some nice smooth and refreshing wheat flavours too, with a hop bitterness on the finish.

Overall quite a nice beer, slightly lacking in character and bit plain though.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours murky golden with a large white compact head that slowly sets into decent lacings.

S: Sweet malt and loads of wheat, gives the ripe banana. Some citric notes lures in the back. Also a bready backbone.

T: Rather mellow for a Hefeweizen, not too strong flavours. Ripe bananas and bready malts.

M: Aftertaste is short but a little bitter. Body is medium while carbonation strong but smooth.

O: A above average Hefeweizen, but not too exciting.

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Photo of swampski
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
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 BretSikkink
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden brown color, nice creamy head - didn't fly off the handle but still had good stick and lacing. Fairly citric note, good blast of yeast, a little clean but a good start overall.

Actually much more phenolic banana, a somewhat biting citric and estery yeast note toward the end. Good bitterness. Not a super strong flavor either, but treading the middle. Finishes crisp, lots of carbonation, fair blast of coriander in there. Pretty solid choice, grab one if it's affordable.

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Photo of mekanical
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Typical german hefeweißbier with slightly less citrus and more bananas aftertaste than most hefeweissens. Bought in bottle form from a store in Celle Germany.

A - Hazy light brown - to gold in color, unfiltered. Not much in the way of head or lacing, but enough.
S - Smell of bananas
T - Good beer, Not as strong of a flavor as some other hefeweizens, some citrus, coriander and a strong aftertaste of banana stand out.
M - medium-light body, average carbonation.
O - Good beer! Probably not the best hefeweissen i've ever tried but maybe in the top 10.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

A:
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.

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

T:
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.

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

O:
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 +2.5%
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 -24%
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 -7.2%
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 -5.8%
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 -12.3%
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 +8.1%
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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Oettinger Hefeweissbier from Oettinger Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 119 ratings