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Dinkelacker CD-Pils - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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218 Ratings

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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of scoobybrew
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured from the bottle into a pilsner flute. It has a light golden straw color with a foamy head that is well retained. It has a light malt scent with notable noble hops. It has a light, clean, extremely well balanced malt and hop flavor. It has a light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent German pils and representative of the style. I suppose this would be a decent session beer. It's pretty unremarkable, but not flawed. Perhaps closer to the source this might be much better.

scoobybrew, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of billybob
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light straw, golden color, crystal clear with a three quarter inch white head which fades quickly to ring the beer and some fair lacing. light aromas are floral, herbal, spice. taste is bready, grainy, slightly salty, with a slightly bitter hop finish. mouthfeel light and lots of carbonation. i happen to like pilseners and this one is not bad and the price is right. good session beer.

billybob, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of jwc215
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.

jwc215, May 03, 2007
Photo of tastybeer
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

tastybeer, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of theopholis
2.9/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a very clear, light golden yellow with a thin head and lpractically no lacing

Aroma- Some malt sweetness with bittering hops in the background. Maybe just the barest hint of corn or green grass. It's so faint, I can't figure out which.

Taste- Mostly bittering hops dominate the flavor with just a hint of malt sweetness in the background. A bit of skunkiness from being light struck. When will these people ever learn, green beer bottles are EVIL!!!

Mouthfeel- Light/medium bodied for a Pils with just the right level of carbonation. carbonation

Drinkability- Pretty drinkable. Despite the light-struckness, it's pretty good.

theopholis, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a very common straw color with weak beading. The head is minimal with just a few pockets clinging to a thin ring of foam around the glass.

Aroma - another green bottle...and another skunk-free nose! While I'm not blown away by what is there, I'm thankful for what isn't. This is just a straight up, clean grain and Saaz aroma with a slight whiff of metal.

Taste - soft and mildly sweet grains. Equally soft influence by the hops about mid-palate. There is an eased drying of the palate and a modest increase in bitterness on the swallow. The aftertaste has some grainy/alcohol warmth and some leftover bitterness, quite pleasant. A small element of metal but more an observation than a complaint.

Mouthfeel - medium body, crisp feel, suitable.

Drinkability - all in all, a good session pick and not a bad choice for company of varying degrees of beer savvy.

brewdlyhooked13, Mar 29, 2007
Photo of wedge
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Lemon yellow body, very clear, under a pure white head that looks frothy and whipped and has lasting stick. Sweetened grassy hop aroma, faint husky grain, crackers, and dry nuts. Flavors of zesty noble hops and earthy grain. Clean and simple; light, crisply dry, and bitter. A touch of sweet, creaminess clings to the tongue before a clean finish.

Very refreshing and easy to drink + no funky flavors + inexpensive + actual pilsner flavor = Good Deal. Ah yes, reminds me of Firenze and bargain shopping at the ol' Penny Market, €1.50 a six-pack. Not quite as cheap here, but still a good buy in 12-pack form, where all those green bottles are shaded from the fluorescent lights.

wedge, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of beeroclock
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Pale yellow with lots of bubbles and a big pillowy white head that subsided to some lacing throughout the glass. Bubbles continued entire time. Smelled some grain/grassy hints, some skunk. Tasted some hops and grassy with a mild bitter skunkiness, but not enough to ruin the beer. Crisp with some carbonation. Refreshing. Not a great beer, but easy to drink and would be enjoyable on the hot nights in Florida.

beeroclock, Mar 27, 2007
Photo of jrehmert
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured straw color from the green bottle with very little head. Continuous efforvescence was apparent, but residual carbonation was not noticeable. Taste was mild - a bit of malt flavor with some diacetyl. Very drinkable as it is light in color and body.

jrehmert, Mar 14, 2007
Photo of Byeast
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Byeast, Mar 14, 2007
Photo of stephendr
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle- color of pale yellow , with a good frothy head - nose of straw , hay , skunk , and some tropical fruits not bad for a pils – taste of yeasty , skunk , hay or dry straw and some mild hops - body light , medium carbonation and slightly acidic – aftertaste of yeast , and mild hopps

stephendr, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of veech
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice example of the German pils style. Nothing here to blow you away, but still a solid refreshing lager beer.

A: light golden yellow with a thin head and light lacing

S: Tart hoppiness with mild malts and grasslike character

T: Hops dominate the flavor profile with the grassiness subtlely contributing as an undertone esp on the back end of each sip

M: Thin to medium bodied for a lager with low carbonation

D: Strong drinkability as it should be with a German Pils. Very smooth and sessionable beer. An excellent option for lighter fare and warmer weather.

veech, Jan 18, 2007
Photo of wl0307
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.

wl0307, Dec 11, 2006
Photo of zeff80
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.

zeff80, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer of this as I'm a sucker for German Pilsners. I can't pass em up, I may need counseling to get over this but I refuse to go. Green bottle sucks but it showed no signs of being light struck. Poured into a pils glass it forms a loose fizzy head that falls to outer ring shell and some ring lace. Little to no carbonation visible in a yellow bodied brew.

Has a nice aroma of hops and grain and pale malt. Comes across like it smells to a T. The only thing that comes out a bit stronger in the taste is the Grain bill. Hops in this are delightfull and strong enough to wax the sweet malts. This finishes Crisp, Clean and a drying hop finish.

One of the better German Pils I've had recently. Unfortunately the place I can find this I've noticed it hanging around on the shelves longer than I'd like. Please get rid of green bottles for the good of mankind. This is a damn fine brew and would love to see it on tap somewhere.

Edit: had a side by side with Victory prima pils and that brought me back to reality. This has a nice hop profile but its lacking in the body and depth area. Like a macro on hops! Good stuff.

DogFood11, Nov 02, 2006
Photo of afinepilsner
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle

Dinkel Acker Cd-Pils was light golden in color with a fluffy white head. The head was medium in size with good retention and good lacing. The aroma was fairly light, but light malt and noble hops are present. The taste was bitter with mostly hop flavors and a dry finish. The body was light with medium-light carbonation. Drinkability was good. It's a decent pilsener, but could use a little more body.

afinepilsner, Oct 19, 2006
Photo of plaid75
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.

plaid75, Oct 06, 2006
Photo of BeerSox
2.83/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bright green bottle into pilsner glass.

Pours golden straw with a bright white bubbley head with reasonable retention. Slightly sticky lacing.

Strong floral hop aromas with minimal malt scents. Some skunky aromas.

Unexpectedly light hop flavor with some hop bite at the end. Some breadlike malt flavors mixed in at the end.

Light-watery body with medium to high carbonation. Unexciting finish.

Somewhat of a weaker pilsner. Decent drinkability, and can be enjoyed.

BeerSox, Sep 03, 2006
Photo of allengarvin
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, bright gold with lots of streaming bubbles and prodigious head atop it. Nose has a fair amount of dusty, flowery hop aroma. Rather grainy malt flavor with moderately high bitterness, though hop flavor is light at best, with a clean, dry finish. Neutral texture, light bodied.

Not the best German pils available, but quite drinkable. Be sure to get it fresh. Sometimes this sits on shelves a long time.

allengarvin, Aug 01, 2006
Photo of beerphilosopher
2.9/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a sparkling gold color from the bottle with a pillowy white head. A lot of lacing as the head diminished quickly. Nose is nondescript ... pilsner malt and hop, but malt dominated. Palate is malty and slightly sweet. Not much hop presence at all. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated, but leaves a dry, moderately bitter finish. Maybe a bit skunky actually. More flavor than a macro pilsner for sure, but nothing extraordinary here. Just okay.

beerphilosopher, Jul 15, 2006
Photo of Cresant
4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz. into a tall pilsner glass. Received a clear yellow body and three fingers of white fluffy head. Looked like the quintessential pilsner!

Smell was fantastic. Clean, rich, earthy grains and new grass.

The taste mirrored the smell. Rich grains, slightly tart. Peppery saaz (?) hops. Nice and refreshing.

Texutre was smooth and drinkable without being bland. Very quaffable. One of my new favorite pilsners. I will seek this one out again.

Cresant, Jul 11, 2006
Photo of hunteraw
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a pale gold with less head than I was expecting (I was pouring roughly, too) that disipates quickly.

Smell: wow, very strong aroma on this one, I could smell it from the time it left the bottle, at arm's length. Grassy hops, distinct pils aroma, smells like it's going to be dry, if that makes sense (very unlike a lot of the Belgians I've had recently, which smell like they'll be sweet).

Taste: Very clean at the front of the palate, then the bitterness hits you big. Resolves to a dry grassy finish. The lingering aftertaste leaves something to be desired. Malts show up more as the glass warms. Very refreshing, but a fair representative of the style.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation seems right on, mouthfeel is light enough to be thirst quenching, but not watery.

Drinkability: Inherently not the most interesting style, but the light character and assertive hops (and they're grassy, no less) make this one a good lawnmower beer.

hunteraw, Jul 10, 2006
Photo of IntriqKen
2.73/5  rDev -22%
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.

IntriqKen, Jun 17, 2006
Photo of neenerzig
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer as part of a 12 pack "Beers of the World" from World market as a Christmas present from my cousins. Pours a clear medium gold color with a nice big foamy white head that reduces in size dramatically within 5 minutes after being poured. Slightly skunky aroma with smells of hops and maybe some malts. Tastewise there is definetly some hop bitterness going on, but there is also a sweet taste. Aftertaste is bitter. it has a nice thick and crisp mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Not as full bodied of bold as an IPA though. One of the better pilseners I have had. I would drink this beer again.


neenerzig, Jun 16, 2006
Photo of Frozensoul327
2.35/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A so-so German Pils. Pours out to a light straw color with a big head of bubbly foam. Some lace. Aroma of floral hops and sour malts dominate, with a touch of spice. Taste was not enjoyable; watery malts and hops mixed with abrasive spices. Mouthfeel wasn't offensive, but wasn't noteable either. Drinkability isn't great. I'll look elsewhere for a good imported pilsner. Not recommended.

Frozensoul327, May 01, 2006
Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
78 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.