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Beer – #536 – Brauerei Braunschweig (Oettinger) – 5,0 Original Pils

A second beer, a second play, second best and second best mates.


Brauerei Braunschweig (Oettinger) – 5,0 Original Pils

500ml can of beer, 4.7% ABV, making it 1.8 standard drink units, and about 150 calories a serve size.

Brewed by Brauerei Braunschweig (Oettinger) in the style that is  Pilsener  and they are in Braunschweig, Germany

5,0 Original PilsBlack-Red-Gold… 

Inspired by the commitment to a shared goal, as you unite to celebrate the life of joint efforts and accomplishments

A golden lager style beer with a rich delicious taste

I saw Black, Red and Gold and I though the  Waikato Rugby football team, of course not the German flag. What could go wrong?

A much more hop aroma in this, but it’s not clean and is a bit earthy. Pale pour with a foamy and fluffy head.

Aroma is that familiar hop note that you’d expect.

The hop bite is more forward in this, bit it is still a bit muted and not so much a bite as a stern look.

5.0 pilsThere isn’t a lot to comment on, the coldness of the beer tends to mute the flavour somewhat and I’m not really expecting anything else to happen as this beer warms or improves.

Like the 5.0 Original this is easy drinking, this isn’t as easy drinking as that one is for me though.

Ingredients the same, Barley, malt, hops, water, they clearly just add a little bit more of this and a bit less of that. Or change the yeast. I’m no brewer.

This is crisp and clean, and lightly flavoured across the palate, making it a beer you just drink without pause and thinking, it’s something you do, not engage with.

Which to be honest isn’t a bad thing sometimes when it comes to beer.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 a of its things from the thing. This is easy drinking but it’s just bulk over substance. Nothing to note or nothing stands out in the profile or taste, it’s just cold beer with a mild flavour. I guess  that was what they were aiming for.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? I’m not overly no. It’s just a bit bland and without character.
  2. Would I have another? I doubt that I would willing buy one, if you had one and you offered it I would, it isn’t offensive.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I wouldn’t turn up with this, unless you were German and I was being hilarious.

Music for this, well I was listening to the Veils,  This is a version of  “Out from the valley”

From the very good album “Time stays we go”


While the definition of “pilsner” is open to much debate in the beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from 28IBUs and up.


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This entry was posted on February 1, 2015 by in Beer, Beer of Germany, Beer Review, Craft Beer, Critic, Justsaying, Pilsener and tagged , , , .

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