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Dinkelacker CD-Pils - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Dinkelacker CD-PilsDinkelacker CD-Pils

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194 Ratings

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG visit their website

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 jwc215


3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
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
Photo of tastybeer

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 01:10:12 | More by tastybeer
Photo of theopholis


2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 23:28:28 | More by theopholis
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 20:40:34 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 00:58:41 | More by wedge
Photo of beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 17:47:35 | More by beeroclock
Photo of jrehmert


3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 05:22:03 | More by jrehmert
Photo of Byeast


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2007 02:31:15 | More by Byeast
Photo of stephendr


3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2007 06:15:15 | More by stephendr
Photo of veech


3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2007 15:28:50 | More by veech
Photo of wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
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
Photo of zeff80


2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
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
Photo of DogFood11


3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 02:15:29 | More by DogFood11
Photo of afinepilsner


3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2006 19:49:52 | More by afinepilsner
Photo of plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +14%
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
Photo of BeerSox


2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2006 00:52:47 | More by BeerSox
Photo of allengarvin


3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2006 17:29:01 | More by allengarvin
Photo of beerphilosopher


2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2006 21:07:18 | More by beerphilosopher
Photo of Cresant


4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2006 15:54:52 | More by Cresant
Photo of hunteraw


3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2006 22:49:18 | More by hunteraw
Photo of IntriqKen


2.73/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 19:10:42 | More by IntriqKen
Photo of neenerzig


3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.


Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 04:14:19 | More by neenerzig
Photo of Frozensoul327


2.35/5  rDev -33%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 23:40:17 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of skizziks


3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2006 18:23:49 | More by skizziks
Photo of JudgeRoughneck


3.58/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 02:47:56 | More by JudgeRoughneck
Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
80 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.