While up at Hahndorf, the German town of Adelaide, I was after a sehr gut beer and was recommended one of these. Oettinger is a beer that is rarely found on tap in Germany and mostly sold in bottles in German supermarkets. This being the case, don’t let it fool you as it is quite a nice drop. The beer is brewed in accordance to the Reinheitsgebot which is the German purity law of 1516, one of the oldest food standards which is maintained until today.
It has an alcohol content of 4.7% and works very well with German cuisine. The mid level bitterness is enough to cut through those heavy meaty flavours from your meal and refresh the mouth. When poured it has a nice clear gold colour and feels pure in a sense. A wheat and caramel flavour is what you would pick up if you are trying to put your finger on the taste. If you are after a hoppy beer then maybe this is not for you. If you are after the beer to quench the thirst of all thirsts then crack this German beer open and swill it back!