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Dinkelacker CD-Pils - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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Ratings: 234 | Reviews: 145
Photo of Byeast
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
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 stephendr
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
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

Photo of veech
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of wl0307
3.41/5  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.

Photo of zeff80
2.48/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

Photo of DogFood11
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Photo of afinepilsner
3.33/5  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.

Photo of plaid75
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of BeerSox
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Photo of beerphilosopher
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of Cresant
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

Photo of hunteraw
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of IntriqKen
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
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 neenerzig
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
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.


Photo of Frozensoul327
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
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.

Photo of skizziks
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a nonic. Pour gives a 3inch coarse white head that quickly falls to about 1/4inch. Very little lacing. beer is a very clear straw color.

Aroma is a little spicy hop, sulfur, very slight clean malt. In the mouth there is plenty of carbonation, some malty sweetness, just a little floral and spicy hop. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. Almost evaporates off the tongue. Very clean, but the bitterness is a little rough. Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery, but not too bad. Very much an easy drinker. Light bodied with a refreshing bitterness to keep it from weighing too heavy on the palate.

All around this is a fine if unremarkable German pils. At $9/12pack it's good to keep around when the weather warms up and I want an undemanding, refreshing beer by the grill.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
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 nomad
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale as all get-out, with gorgeous clarity and champagne bubbly sparkle. It pours out a moussy head that sticks and plenty of chunky lace.

Soft herbal hop nose and a soft grainy malt tone, but overall a bit light. Taste is smooth, creamy malt tempered by a strong herbal dryness and noble sting. A few chewy vegetal hop oil notes linger about, but so does a slight sense of cheese toward the finish.

A nice, moderate pils. Fairly crisp and workable.

Photo of Redrover
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz green bottle with no apparent freshness dating.

The beer pours a bright gold with a nice fluffy white head. Very active carbonation. Sticky lace.

The nose is peppery, floral and a bit grainy. Just a hint of sulfur.

The taste is pleasantly bitter. It is a bit spicy with a some underlying grass tones. Crackling carbonation adds to the enjoyment. No off or old flavors. This is nice beer to pair with food. Would go great with Italian sausage, Mexican dishes and of course some hearty German food.

This is a nice easy drinker. A great bargain at $8.99 a 12 pack at Sal’s Liquors in Elmhurst.

Photo of daliandragon
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my mom's current favorite beer, which means I can usually count on snagging at least one when I make an appearance at my parent's place for dinner.
This Deutch pours crisp and hoppy into my pint glass with a pale golden color and lots of visible carbon bubbles. The head is frothy but lasts only about 45 seconds. The nose is hoppy and grainy with a nose wrinkling bitterness that isn't good or bad, just kind of steady.
I'll go out on a limb and say Saaz hops, very similar in taste to a good Czech pilsner, like Urquel. A solid clean crisp opening with a great hoppy bite to finish. Nicely bitter, a very good beer for those that like their beer served real cold but still want some taste (I'm not talking to the Silver Bullet crowd).
Mouthfeel is medium and satisfying considering the carbonation, which doesn't effect the beer in a negative way.
A nice, solid German lager, superior to St. Pauli Girl or Beck's. Not much to look at or smell but it has the goods where it counts for me. Very drinkable and a good fallback beer. Thanks, Mom.

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

CD Pils is a pale golden straw color with a high level of carbonation. The head is large and rocky. After uncapping the bottle, a momentary whiff of skunkiness is noted, but then gets taken over by the plesent aroma of sweet grains. The flavor has a delicately sweet and mildly doughy malt profile, with a touch of grain flavors towards the finish. For whatever reason, I like the malt flavor of this German pils better than most of the others I've sampled. This is an almost perfect choice for my session beer.

Photo of crawfow
4.27/5  rDev +22.7%
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 UberWasser
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz green bottle, no freshness date, served in a 24oz Pilsner glass.

I was disappointed at first when I saw just how straw colored this was (more than other Pilsners I’ve had) but let me tell you, the head saves this one. When poured with vigor, it produces a thick, sudsy, five-finger head that dissipates to a two finger head in thirty seconds to a minute. That two finger head slowly dissipates to a one finger head that stays for several sips. Finally, it receeds to a thin lace across the top, clumped somewhat in the middle of the glass, that stays for most of the drink. Very pleasing.

The smell is less earthy and grainy than others I've had. Very clean, mild grains and some citrus. Enjoyable.

Taste goes along the lines of the smell. A very clean, crisp hop bitterness that stays on your tongue for some time. Definitely pleasant and refreshing. On a hot day, it’d be along the lines of a nice, tart lemonade.

I found this to be a A nicely drinkable Pilsner. It lacks the depth of, some of the same style, but it’s not something I’d refuse. In fact, I’d buy it again if in a Pilsner mood. Nice.

Photo of maggotbrain
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a straw yellow color. After pouring a thick white head formed that died down to a thin cap. As I drink, a little lace forms on the walls of the glass.

I can only detect a light sweet odor in the nose.

The beer tastes pretty good. It is lightly sweet with an herbal hoppiness. There is something a bit abrasive about the flavor.

The mouthfeel is good, light with a relatively high level of carbonation, about what I would expect from a pilsner.

The drinkabilty of this beer is OK. It doesn’t give you too much to think about, but goes down easy.

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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
79 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.