Oettinger Hefeweissbier
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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #477
Ranked #41,683
3.59 | pDev: 11.98%
Oettinger Brauerei GmbH
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Reviews by arkanu:
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Sigmund
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Suds
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a 50 cl can, this beer is a hazy, orange-yellow liquid. It's very cloudy, and the head is disappointingly fragile. The smell, though, is pretty nice...citrusy wheat-twang in the front, followed by lots of spice, banana. There's a little fruit in the smell as well, and a fresh grass aroma. The taste is a little tart and drier than necessary. Fairly well carbonated, which gives the beer a spritz y character. A little disappointing. It's not hard to find much better hefes.

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Photo of stcules
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light orange, slightly hazy. Cream colored head, quite creamy, and compact.
Classic smell: banana, cloves, yeast. Not heavy, quite pleasant.
At the taste there are no defect, but also nothing remarkable. A bit sweetie.
Yeast and wheat in the aftertaste.
Drinkable, but nothing to remember.

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Photo of schrist275
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A quick head budding beer. Head came up much faster than expected and covered the entire beer as it faded into a light white sheen on top of a “dark apple cider color” yellow/gold. The smell and flavor is definite hefe. Starts off lightly acidic and bubbly and then works its way to the lemon yeast flavor. Fair as a Hefe goes, just not my personal favorite.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clvand0
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was brought back by some friends who went to Germany. Poured a light amber color and had a big head and left some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was mostly a wheaty smell with a little lemon. The flavor was much like the aroma - a wheat taste with a hint of lemon but it has a certain bitterness about it that most of this type don't. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
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 HappyHourHero
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yeasty banana aroma is a pinch metallic. Tall foamy off-white head supports itself a half inch above the top of the glass. The hazy golden beer below has an apricot hue to it. Cotton candy and yeast dominate the flavor with hints of banana and citrus hiding below. The mouthfeel is soft and fluffy, but it becomes a little light towards the finish. Not bad at all, and half the price of all the other Hefeweizens. A respectable brew.

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Photo of bloberglawp
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
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 Absumaster
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
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 mooseisloose
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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 seanyfo
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of the can ( the shame of it!!!), on a balcony, on the sunny island of Tenerife.

A - Well the can is a beautiful sunny yellow, with blue lettering. I did pour some out in the glass to see the appearance. Pretty cloudy with yeast, very lively uncontrollable head. Thick and creamy, can imagine in a tall weissbier glass, with lots of lacing, and good head retention.

S- Lots of cloves up front, some banana hints, grass aswell. Some bready malt lingers in the background.

T - A lovely bready banana cake flavour i get, which recedes, a refreshing grassy hoppy subtleness, finishes well, lots of character, banana hangs around for a long time.

M- - thick and creamy, lively carbonation

D- I really enjoyed this, at only 40p a can, an absolute bargain aswell. Lots of character, making it very moreish!

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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 BucBasil
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500mL can into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, very cloudy. Head is about 4 fingers, pure sparkly white with good retention.

S: Spicy aroma of clove and banana - typical. There's also lemon zest in there, orange rind, pear. A light yeastiness lies under everything, along with a light note of lemon vodka.

T: Very yeasty and wheaty. Fruitiness in the middle of apples and pears. Light biscuity malt in the mix as well. Finishes with what reminded me of plain oatmeal, bubble gum, and yeast. As the beer warms a bit, the bubble gum taste becomes more pronounced.

F: Crisp as it hits the tongue and somewhat drying. Smooth going down.

D: A good beer and easy to drink. I can't tell if it's because I live in a country lacking in beer quality or if it's that good of a beer but I'm impressed regardless.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a local supermarket in La Cruz Costa Rica near the Nicaruagan border, much to my sheer delight!

A: Poured into half sized pint glass (hey, that's all they had in the villa) Cloudy off yellow 2 finger growing head. Retained and laced very well.

S: Banana and earthy smell with dash of a biscuit.

T: Banana and yeast but not overpowering, an interesting midlness which i'll say was intentional, and hopefully not because of the date.

M-Heavy and fully carbonated but not overly acidic.

D-The best beer I had in CR the entire time and a wheat I've never heard of. Glad to see that the German expats and tourists in CR have brought their beer with them. Considering it was from a can, this was an excellent quaf.

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Photo of czfreeman
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The last Hefe I had was the stellasr Andechs Hefe, so this one has big shoes to fill.
Pours out a hazy orange-tinted malt tone. Light head, slight bit of tan hint of color in the head. Active carbonation
Smells a bit vegetal. Corn, and wheat. BUt there is that strange "plastic" smell that happens when you hit temps too high in homebrew. Light yeastiness, bit of fruit thats about it
Taste is better however. Active carbonation keeps mouthfeel lively, light wheat creaminess. The flavor is donimated by the carbonation. It overwhelms the palate a bit, leaving it hard to discern specific flavors. Light fruitiness, some yeasty mustiness. Bt for a Hefe, a bit too carbonated.
Mouthfeel and flavor reminds me more of a Kristallweizen then a Hefe. It really lacks th deph of flavor and mouthfeel found in other examples. Turn down the carbonation, and crank up the yeast,bitte. But at .45 cents, ill drink it

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from jenny lou's in beijing

500ml tall brown bottle

cloudy, golden honey with orange tint. decent head slowly fades to thin wispy layer. negligible lacing tends to slide down the glass between sips.

aroma is faint, sweet hints of clove, whiff of banana and yeast. a bit diluted.

flavor is also a bit diluted, overly-evened-out, and muddled. nothing off-putting, but not very flavorful for a hefeweisz. mild bitterness with some phenolic notes into the finish, but again too faint to make any distinction.

smooth, but thin. carbonation a bit too lively.

the middle-of-the-road flavors actually make this easy to drink, but very unexciting.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L, Germany, best by 2/11.

Pours a bright, cloudy straw-orange with a great head and good lacing.

Aroma is surprisingly good, with some ripe fruit notes and that quintessential banana character. A bit tart and floral, too.

The flavor was, unfortunately, pretty watered-down. There's nothing too off-putting about this beer (uncommon for Oettinger), but then again there is not much substance either. None of the qualities of the aroma come through in the flavor, and all you're left with is a non-descript yeasty breadiness. Touch of spice. Mouthfeel was a bit creamy but in the end, average. Light and still very drinkable.

This is the best beer I've had from Oettinger, and yet I was still disappointed. Can't go wrong with the price, though.

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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 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 TommyW
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a cloudy, yellow-orange. Nice, fluffy white head with decent retention and leaves a nice lacing.

S- Smell is mainly of wheat malts. Only a little banana.

T- Taste is pretty weak. Starts off following the smell, wheat malts. Then I get a really strong note of bubblegum. That flavor lingers for a little on the finish.

M- Carbonation is a pretty light. Goes down pretty fast and easy.

D- Couldn't drink more than probably one of these. That strong bubblegum flavor is not very pleasant by the end of one glass.

Overall, I've tried quite a few weissbiers in Germany now, and I would definitely place this one on the lower end of the spectrum.

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Photo of Brabander
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this hefeweissbier in the Paulaner glas i have. The beer gives a big white head which only slowly disappears, leaving a nice white ring. There is much carbonation which i like in this kind of beer.

There is no specific smell, in the beginning there is some yeastsmell and far away some lemon.

The taste is not the best taste i ever had drinking this kind of beer but it's ok.

With a better than normal mouthfeel and a good drinkability this is beer to try.

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Photo of BILF
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Oettinger Hefeweissbier from Oettinger Brauerei GmbH
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 119 ratings