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Dinkelacker CD-Pils - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named for Carl Dinkelacker.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 06-06-2002)
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TXHops

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%

-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.

05-09-2003 18:22:30 | More by TXHops
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

08-20-2004 21:16:58 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

01-11-2004 07:12:12 | More by RoyalT
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

01-23-2006 02:47:56 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-08-2014 01:11:33 | More by BeerDreadz
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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.

12-05-2002 17:50:17 | More by Jason
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Rifrafboy

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

11-15-2002 10:26:24 | More by Rifrafboy
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

08-28-2004 03:05:01 | More by merlin48
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Byeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

03-14-2007 02:31:15 | More by Byeast
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

11-03-2011 18:58:28 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

12-20-2002 10:16:37 | More by ADR
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +10%

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.

04-16-2003 11:50:29 | More by WVbeergeek
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-10-2014 22:43:50 | More by acurtis
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brewQ

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

09-18-2005 02:10:06 | More by brewQ
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IntriqKen

California

2.73/5  rDev -22%

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.

06-17-2006 19:10:42 | More by IntriqKen
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crawfow

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +22.3%

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.

10-20-2005 19:01:57 | More by crawfow
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

04-01-2007 01:10:12 | More by tastybeer
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-05-2012 02:58:54 | More by Griffith
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +27.1%

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.

06-24-2005 05:19:26 | More by cokes
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Sudbuster

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-08-2012 23:43:43 | More by Sudbuster
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prototypic

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

01-16-2008 03:00:41 | More by prototypic
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

06-28-2007 00:03:05 | More by tempest
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2013 17:24:31 | More by cliff1066
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bditty187

Nebraska

2.93/5  rDev -16.3%

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.

09-28-2004 12:20:04 | More by bditty187
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Backer2004

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

12-17-2004 04:13:51 | More by Backer2004
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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
80 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.