Dinkelacker CD-Pils - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 06-06-2002

Named for Carl Dinkelacker.
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Reviews by TXHops:
Photo of TXHops
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

-Krausened during secondary
-4 Hops additions, the last being Brewers Gold
(facts courtesy The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer, by Protz)

Dinkel Acker is one of those great examples of a crisp, dry, super-refreshing north German Pils. The visual impression in the glass is stunning: a brilliantly clear gold body juxtaposed against a stark white head of lasting, lacing foam. A delicate, herbal hoppiness is evident on the nose, and a deep sniff reveals some soft, clean maltiness. The super firm, highly carbonated body reveals more of the clean maltiness followed immediately by a very bitter, very drying hop tail. The hoppiness is not at all sticky or resiny like in most ales, but bitter and balancing against the light sweetness of the malt. There’s a bit of leafiness in the long, super-dry finish, allowing the bitterness to linger indefinitely. Due to the very well attenuated body and the complete dearth of specialty malts, this beer tastes at least as bitter as many IPA’s I’ve had. It also helps that none of the usual high alpha American varieties of hops are used—no stickiness. The result is a super clean, intensely focused, but still subtle and complex pils. However, for all it’s subtle elegance, my favorite way to drink this beer is in two large gulps after a summer day of hard, outside work.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a shiney light golden color with a decent fluffy head with quite a bit of carbonation looks nice in a pilsner glass,aroma was slightly skunked (damn green bottles) but I did pick up some grainy malt with a little sweet dough mixed in.Taste wasnt to effected by the bottle, picked up some sweetness and biscuity malt but a real sharp hop bite comes thru late and in the finish I did get a little skunkiness in there though so I didnt get the whole effect.This beer was a little sharp on the tongue off the bat but seemed to mellow after a few sips,not a bad pils have had better would like to try from the tap though.

Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Light yellow in color and full of carbonation. The head was big, white, and fluffy with good retention and some cool lacing.

Smell – Light musty Pils aroma of delicate hops and a smidgen of sugar.

Taste – This one was very good and right-on for the style. The hops were extremely dry without a hint of malt.

Mouthfeel – Light and fluffy with a nice amount of carbonation. This one felt terrific in the mouth.

Drinkability – This was a wonderful and very authentic example of the style.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one is a nice crystal clear brassy color with a big 'ol white head that is fleeting but leaves moderate lacing. The nose is light and appley.

Taste starts sweet with a touch of that apple from the nose and slight grass. Sweetness slides yeastily over into a nice acidic bitter. I'm liking this alot. I tried a handful of imported pilsners this weekend and his is the only keeper really.

Mouthfeel is light and airy. I reccomend this one.

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz green bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: The initial head as very nice though it dissipated to a patch white lace, good bubble action. Clarity is on par for what a lager is supposed to look like as well as the pale golden colour.

Smell: Grassy herbal hop … a bit oily, touch of husky grain and that is about it.

Taste: High bitterness from the hops, slightly astringent. Grain in the back almost plays second fiddle to the hops, finishes with a huskiness as it slowly dries and the bitterness fades.

Mouthfeel: Ample crispness, light to medium bodied and a bit slick on the tongue.

Drinkability & Notes: Overly bitter and not just from the hop as the bitterness is intensified by the huskiness of the grain. After a few that is about it for me as I had to switch to something else. A good change up brew from the rest of the pack just not stellar in my eyes.

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all, let me say this is one of my favorite German Pilsners. It pours a pleasant light straw, with a nice white head when ice cold. Taste is above average for German "green bottles". You get a nice mouth feel, with the high carbonation and moderate to strong hoppiness blending well. It goes down smooth, with a slight hint of skunk, and leaves a clean alcohol twang. A refreshing, light beer which is superior to Beck's or St. Pauly Girl.

Photo of merlin48
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a clear, pale straw yellow body, with a bubbly, white head that takes its time before fading into patch lace. Looks alluring in the Pils glass.

Aroma is floral/herbal hops. No euroskunk here, in spite of the green bottle. The nose is basically unremarkable.

A good mouthfeel, with a light medium body, with a twang of bite from noble hops.

Taste begins bitter, crisp, and herbal. This Pils warms into floral, honeysuckle hops, with a sweet, pale malt balance. Finishes dry, with a brief, herbal hops aftertaste.

Very nice Pils. The floral hops reined in the malt that was threatening to become chewy, midway through. My personal preference for a Pilsener, remains to be the German version, and this one didn't let me down.

Photo of Byeast
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured a clear pale straw color with a small white head , fair amount of carboation rising in this lively pils.

Smell: Fairly aromatic , nice minty and grassy fresh hop aroma , bit of straw maltiness as well.

Taste: pale , straw like and lightly grainy malt , fresh , hops are dominant , grassy , tad bit soapy , and a hint vegetal. The finish is grassy and mildly bitter with a bit of remaining grain.

Mouthfeel: medium to light bodied with good pils crisp.

Drinkability: Fresh and noble hoppy , quite grassy and bitter as well. Pleasant and thirst quenching.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant gold under a persistent, clingy 1” white foam collar.
S: Light grain, spice, faint sulfur.
T: Rich malt, biscuit, light bread, spicy hops. Medium to medium high malt, medium hops. Dries on the finish.
F: Creamy, clean, smooth, refreshing, medium tio medium light body, medium carbonation.
O: Very refreshing and very easy to drink.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow, white head, lots of little bubbles. Aroma was slightly skunky, and in a good way, I like some skunk to a europils.

A dallop of bittterness and skunky still going on. Minor hopping, but sturdy enough for the light malt base in a pils.

Handles itself well, this is a solid pils in every department except its appearance, really wasn't anything to distinguish it from say, a Keystone Light.

Photo of ADR
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold straw color, lighter than many, with a crystal white 1/4 inch head in a Pilsner glass. Intricate lace. Grassy aroma, a little yeast, a little nutty hop. Very crisp, beginning to end, an epitome of Pilsner style to my tastes. Maintains tight mild malt and crisp saaz-like hop in locked tandom, with a dry, somewhat grainy, and bitter close. No skunk to this bottle. Pretty refreshing. A Pilsner is a Pilsner to me, but this one keeps its Ps and Qs together. Thanks to my buddy Dave Szy for the beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crytal clear slightly pale golden hue with a foaming white head. A definitevie beer for the style, wow what a fine summer beer. There is a definite European hop aroma (possibly saaz) with a mild grainy sweetness. The taste is very clean and refreshing, but it presents the malt sweetness with the slightly harsh bitterness of the European hops so well making this one is very easy to enjoy. Very thin bodied with an amazing drinkability. This beer is all around plain good.

Photo of brewQ
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 3224 so I'm getting it 9 months out.

I remember Dink from back when not many German Imports were available in the early '80's.

A pure white head with some chunkiness to it.
Classic golden appearance.

A bit of skunk on opening- the age? The green bottle?

Taste was balanced. bready and pleasant.

Really just a solid beer. Definitely one that could be a session beer under a canvas tent at any fest.

Photo of IntriqKen
2.73/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale yellow with small whitehead that disappears to nothing.
Aroma is grassy hops and earthy funkiness.
Taste is very bitter from the hops, only a little sweetness from the malts with a slightly funky aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is full of carbonation making it very crisp, drying and again, a little too bitter.

Photo of crawfow
4.27/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: Very light straw color and extremely clear. Long lasting white head with large bubbles.
s: A wonderful boquet of Saaz hops. I LOVE that smell.
t: Noble Saaz Hops and Pilsner malt combine to create a wonderful and palatable beverage.
m: The only flaw that I can find with this beer - it's a touch watery.
d: Very drinkable. Tell your friends to drink this instead of the macro American crap.
Overall: And awesome example of a German Pils...Rivals Czechvar in malt and hop presentation.

Photo of tastybeer
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I developed a mild affinity to this beer back when I was in Italy, poor, and could get this at the 'Penny Market' for 1.50 Euros a six pack. But now a few years later I will rate it. Looks like a pils as it should. Pale, gold and nice white head. Lacing a plenty too. Aroma is pleasing. Light, spicy, herbal and floral. Not bad hop extract usage. Malts are light and bready. Taste is good as well. Nothing super amazing but this is a good beer for the money. Taste has a good spicy hop kick and solid moderate bitterness. No off flavors and very drinkable in true lager fashion. (I would recommend the 12 packs which aren't stuck under lights throughout their shelf life). If I recall correctly, the bottles of this beer we bought numerous times in Italy were brown.

Better than average and like I said, worth the money.

Photo of cokes
4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shimmering gold with a rowdy white dome issued by jets of carbonation.
Flour-dusted dinner rolls, lemongrass, and bay leave aroma.
Begins with a sandpaper coarse maltiness of rough grain and soup crackers. Drier than licking a newspaper. Clean and brisk through the midsection, with a whitewater sense of rushing rivers. Hops bang home the close, with gripping iron-rich lemon-peels and mint, structured against crunchy dead foliage.
The simple harmony of dry-on-dry is amazing here.
The steady, upped-but-not-abrasive carbonation helps usher this unconsciously down the throat.
A class pilsener, all around. This one is getting slept on, big time.

Photo of prototypic
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours a clear, very light gold color. Head is a massive two and a half fingers. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Light on the nose. Sweet, malty notes are the most noticeable feature. Light hops are present. Slight earthy smell to it.

Taste: Nice, caramel malt base. Sweet up front, but not overly so. Definitely has a biscuity taste. Hops do provide just enough bitterness to it. Good, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, well carbonated, and goes down smooth. Good drinkability. I could drink a few of these. Overall, it's pretty good. Worth a try.

Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad pils, it could just be a little more complex and richer of flavor. There's a nice pale malt base with some hops and bitterness on tap. Balanced and smooth with a crisp hops bit at the end. Still, there are better pilsners out there of both the Czech and German variety.

Photo of bditty187
2.91/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear, gold in hue, ordinary looking but not sickly, there is a little animation dancing towards the head. The foam was white in color and at the apex it was two fingers in height. In time the head turned to a bubbly cap. There was subsequent webby lace. The nose is typical of a green bottle lager. I’m sure some of the grassy/huskiness is really just earthy hops. But I can’t tell where one starts and the other ends. The bouquet is not talkative; I can’t find the malt, which is disappointing. There is no invitation to drink. The palate is interesting. There is an odd rawness in the middle, its not harsh or hot just raw like eating fresh grain husks or hay. I do not taste adjuncts, as the label notes the 1516 purity law (marketing crap) but if this beer had a better malt backbone the middle wouldn’t be so naked. The beer starts off rather bland and the finish offers the only sight of the malt in the mix with the hops. Typical lager qualities here, I don’t think this is a good German Pilsner. The hops are slight in bitterness, mostly earthy. The aftertaste offers some sweetness but, for the most part, it is clean and refreshing. This beer is better than say, St. Pauli Girl but what does that really say? Yep, not much. Medium in body, sturdy enough, the carbonation is natural and on the moderate side. The mouthfeel is pleasant. Drinkable? Sure, its just not really my cup of beer, I enjoy good Pilsners not mediocre Pale Lagers. Still, is tolerable. I purchased a 12-ounce bottle in Omaha for $1.40. I’ll pass on it in the future.

Photo of Backer2004
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw color with little carbonation or lacing . . . at first glance, it looks no difference than an American light lager. Surprisingly hoppy and easy to drink. Good mouthfeel and not a bad after taste. Similar to a Pilsner Urquell. Paid $2.50 for a bottle, first time I've seen it around town. Not a bad choice for this style.

Photo of dgallina
2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow with small foamy white head which very quickly recedes into a sparse film and slight lace. Smells of light grainy sweetness with a small hop bite. Nearly no malt or other flavors up front; only a developing hop bitterness that borders on a sour finish. Light and quite carbonated in the mouth. Easy drinking, but dull and with little flavor other than the marked bitterness.

Photo of HalfFull
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a large handled mug. Pours a clear light golden in color and offers a half inch of white head. Retention and lacing are good, leaving some rings on the glass before surrendering to a surface ring.

An enticing blend of hops and malts on the nose. Richer than many of the style yet offers a clean malt nose. Taste follows and has a unique sweetness which lingers into the finish. Not overwhelming but seems to have some corn syrup or something similar added to the mix. Not bready or frothy in any way, and with a clean crisp, if slightly odd, finish. Quite drinkable if you enjoy the unique flavor but may overwhelm after a while otherwise.

Photo of Chinon01
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical golden-tannish pils. Average head and lacing.

S - Ever so slight baked biscuitiness with some hop aroma. Malt more pronounced as it warms.

T - Hoppiness dominates with sweetness in the middle. Metallic flavor with long hop bite surrounding the back sides of the tongue in the finish.

M - Sharp, crisp, with hop bite.

D - Very drinkable. Weight of the malt balances the sharpness-crispness.

Photo of schemb
4.45/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shhhh, don't tell anybody how good this beer is, otherwise they'll start selling it for more than 10 ->11 $ /12 Pack. Fantastic head and Belgian lace (at 50F.). Nice malt and hops in the aroma.
Great sharp bitterness with a firm pils malt backbone. I think the bitterness, dry mouth feel and "must have another sip" quality is enhanced by a fairly hard brewing water. The dry snap hits right at the back of the palate causing:
Insane drinkability, I can't remember another beer that goes down faster. Some of the BA champ pils, while very tasty, would not have you refilling your liter boot nearly as quickly as this one does. Caught me at the right time, been a bit tired of the big beers. Find a fresh 12 pack and I wish you l luck in making it last.

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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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