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Dinkelacker CD-Pils - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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BA SCORE
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200 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-01-2013 00:10:57 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Lederhosen, New York, NY

A: Ther beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready (and somewhat sweet) are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts with slight bits of sweetness and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice flavors of bready malts and feels a little thick fr the style, but seems like it could use a slighter higher amount of bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2013 22:28:39 | More by metter98
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The same old decent attempt at the same old Classic Beer. Straw...carbonated...grainy sweet...bready...saaz hop flavor...bla, bla, bla. Basically it is unique from other Pils in it's drying effect in the finish. It finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, without the abruptness. Otherwise, it's typical of German Pils. Good, but not a standout.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2005 13:00:00 | More by BEERchitect
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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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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-13-2013 03:27:59 | More by jaydoc
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2004 21:16:58 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out like almost any other pilsner, it's yellow, bubbly and clear looking. The head was white and fizzy, just leaves some white clumps on top of the beer. The smell is very grassy and a little skunked. The taste has the same earthy and fresh cut grassy flavor to it. The mouthfeel is light and pretty smooth. Overall not a fan of most pilsners this one falls into the same category.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 03:17:23 | More by Knapp85
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zeff80

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear, pale yellow. It was highly carbonated and had a small, short-lived head. No lacing.

S -It smelled of corn and slightly skunky.

T - It tasted mostly of corn and a little malt. It had a funny spicy bite. It is hard to explain, but it was just odd.

M - It was crisp and light-bodied.

D - It is okay, but something about that bite didn't sit well with me.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2006 17:27:21 | More by zeff80
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-22-2013 06:06:40 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

West Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a clean crisp pale malt scent with a slight skunkiness and a dry breadlike finish. The taste is decent. It has a smooth, dry pale malt flavor with German hops and a malty breadlike finish. The goes down easy and has good mouthfeel. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine German pilsner. It has good aroma and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2004 21:37:24 | More by WesWes
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pale straw yellow with a thick head that quickly receded to a lasting cover. Many carbonated bubbles rise steadily.

The smell is grassy and floral.

The taste is bitter, oily hops - grassy - slightly metallic - a bit salty. Fairly crisp. Light body.

Pretty much an average/run-of-the-mill pils . A lingering imbalanced bitterness becomes a bit too harsh for high drinkablilty for this one. It's not too bad overall, but better pilseners are certainly out there.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2007 00:31:51 | More by jwc215
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-08-2011 19:22:30 | More by Rochefort10nh
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 00:03:05 | More by tempest
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A kind gift from my German flatmate who brought this beer from hometown Stuttgart. BB 01/05/07, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: dark yellow in colour, coming with a lasting pillowy and rocky white foamy head, on top of lively fizziness full of medium and small sized bubbles.
S: sour-sweet lemony fruitiness and mildly corn-ish malts upfront, while a flow of sugary sweetness lags behind--simple and clean.
T: dryish bitter hops dominate from the very beginning, followed by a very mild sour yeastiness and light lager malts... the finish shows more hop dryness, and yet a faint trace of plastics is also there in addition to the lingering bitterness.
M&D: softly fizzy, medium-bodied, clean esp. at the tail... this is a very approachable German pilsner with good depth of soothing hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 01:52:50 | More by wl0307
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Zorro

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a fizzy clear yellow brew.

Smell is sweet biscuit and a bit grassy with some toasted grain smell.

Taste is mildly sweet with toasted bread and citrus flavor. Hop bitterness is fairly strong.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Fairly drinkable a good palette cleanser excellent for food.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2004 01:36:17 | More by Zorro
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-19-2013 12:48:27 | More by InspectorBob
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I am sometimes laughed at for scouring coolers like a pig seeking out truffles, but persistence pays off when you are on a CANQuest (TM). This beauty was courtesy of Subs & Six Packs this past Sunday when nothing was stirring and I decided to make the trek out.

From the CAN: "Qualitat aus der Brautradition Privatbrauerei seit 1888[.]"; "Getreu dem deutschen Reinheitsgebot [. undersigned Carl Dinkelacker]" I will translate shortly.

And now, all was in readiness for the Crack! It was a little understated, but the CAN was brimful and so it could be overlooked. Being as it came in a .5 L CAN, I was unable to upend it and CANduct an inverted Glug, but I made do as best as I could. The result was two fingers of dense, bone-white head atop the beer, like meringue atop a lemon pie. Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow (SRM = 5) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a Noble hoppiness underlain by a bready malt presence as well as a slight metallic odor. Mouthfeel was a little on the watery side, but the taste was very much German Pils. It had a light grassiness overlain by the malt, which always saddens me about the style. I like when it is hops forward, as in the Czech Pils version, but there was nothing intrinsically wrong with this beer. In fact, it would make a great CANdidate for a beach cooler or after mowing the lawn on a hot, humid summer's day. The finish was quite dry and refreshing with the hops again moving back into the forefront.

My original, on-tap review, all 5s, dtd 31 Oct 2007 follows:

This arrived with a beautiful, rocky, bone-white head. There was NE-quality clarity in this gorgeous straw-yellow colored beer. The nose was redolent with Saaz hops. The mouthfeel was medium with a crisp snap of hops on the tongue. The finish was wonderfully dry, making each sip a welcome one. This was a beer to make me proud to be on my current pilsener kick.

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 15:18:43 | More by woodychandler
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-12-2014 03:33:12 | More by Georgiabeer
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a. poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. straw yellow in color with a fizzy light head.

s. light crystal malt, grains and noble hops make up the scent of this one.

t. a nice refreshing combination of sweet malt and earthy noble hops. the hops are floral and a bit citric. overall a well balanced and flavorful pilsner.

m. a little watery around the edges but oh so smooth.

d. this is a very sessionable beer. spot on for the style. great beer for any occassion.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 20:11:40 | More by Stinkypuss
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2013 02:06:05 | More by BillRoth
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a nice light malt and a very good spicy saaz hop.

The taste consisted of a soft grain bill and a very nice spicy hop. Very good biscuity aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was crisp and clean.

Overall a very easy drinking pils. One of my favorite German Pils. I was happy to find this on tap at the Oak Chalet in Bellmore.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2006 03:03:34 | More by plaid75
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.45/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Arizona

3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a sunny gold color with a prestigious creamy white head and tons of fine lace to obscure the glass. Dominated by malt and the start a touch sweet, top is skimpy in feel. Finish is sparsely hopped, moderately carbonated and the aftertaste malt dry, can only call it average as it has little to offer to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2002 08:15:54 | More by Gusler
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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
80 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.