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Dommelsch Pilsener - Dommelsche Bierbrouwerij

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73
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35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 20.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dommelsche Bierbrouwerij visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2003)
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patre_tim

China

4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

06-20-2014 15:45:29 | More by patre_tim
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +32.9%

06-26-2014 02:49:15 | More by wrightst
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +32.9%

01-23-2012 09:42:43 | More by brutalist
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.83/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I know this beer for a long time. It used to be my housebeer for the warm summers. A good and honest Dutch beer.

I drank this Dommelsch yesterday at a 80's party in Tilburg. It was a pity that we got the beer in a plastic glass.

Good tap with little carbonation. Nice white head. Dry but also a smooth taste.You can drink this beer all night without any problem.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2010 11:05:53 | More by Brabander
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

02-01-2014 15:30:03 | More by BJSmit
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Bierschenker

Belgium

3.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought this plastic bottle at the Werchter Rock Festival summer 2005.

A clear golden yellow colour. Not much of a head. White and foaly.
Hardly any smell, vague hops.
The taste gives a malt taste that is enriched by flowery hops. Hop taste lingers on.
The aftertaste is quite dry, as can be expected, dominated by hops. Sweetnes in the mouth (cane).

Good Pilsner, unfortunately in the western european trend of making pilsners more sweeter.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

Serving type: can

02-10-2006 00:35:08 | More by Bierschenker
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david18

New York

3.48/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a draft of this on my recent visit to Amsterdam. Whenever I see something I haven't tried I always get a glass or bottle of it. I don't think I was as turned off by it as many of the other reviews. Overall, it was typical of a not so interesting european light lager/light pilsner (i.e. Heineken).

Poured a very light/pale color with a fizzy head. Aroma was somewhat non existent. Flavor was ok, not great but certainly a nice session style beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2011 20:31:22 | More by david18
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Newliverplease

Germany

3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of this upon paying a visit to a friend of mine on the other side of the German/Dutch border.

I don't really have a lot to say about this beer, it was a pretty typical Dutch pilsener in my opinion. I enjoyed it however. The taste was good but perhaps a little weak, a good pilsener to drink cold while sitting around on a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 15:44:28 | More by Newliverplease
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dirtylou

Washington

3.28/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

house beer on-tap at an irish pub in Amsterdam (go figure)

appearance: clear golden body, light beige head, very familiar appearance

smell: faint grassy malts, light noble hops

taste: pretty bland, mild noble hops, chalky grassy malt, grainy

mouthfeel: light

drinkability: good

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 03:55:30 | More by dirtylou
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ThomasKoren

Finland

3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-05-2014 15:08:22 | More by ThomasKoren
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spoggy

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +8%

06-05-2014 05:07:38 | More by spoggy
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killianf


3.25/5  rDev +8%

03-18-2012 17:06:33 | More by killianf
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear, golden beer with a big bubbled head and constant stream of carbonation.

Smell is slightly sweet and malty with a sulfuric touch and a grainy, corny smell.

Taste is grainy and light malty with a light body and little bitterness or hop aroma. Body is thin. Aftertaste is full, sweet and lingering bitter-ish. A typical European lager with little taste and with clear adjunct flavors. This used to be better in the past.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 18:43:37 | More by Absumaster
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's good to see the standard European taste of pilsner extending to the Dutch inspired islands in the southernmost Carabean sea. The full flavor that's the fame of bohemian pilsners is a far cry from the light industrial lagers that I feared.

A standard light straw color captures the eye with bright clarity and exuberant carbonation. The bubbles race to the top of the glass like champagne, but then standing tall to create a fuffy cotton white head with semi-firm retention and lightly sticky lace.

Pilsner malt is front and center as the scent of the beer shows light grainy sweetness, cracker-like breads, yeasty bread dough, and mild vegetal undertones. The full pilsner scent captures a very light buttery note that makes me read "fullness" into the fold. An herbal hop balance gives a mild floral and earthy note that creates a notion of honeysuckle, apples, pears, and light berries.

The taste is crisp and zesty, but still keeps the taste of pilsner malt the focus. Bready crackers, light corn syrup, and mild buttery tones allow a semi-firm pilsner taste to linger into finish. But before that, the balancing hop taste of floral/fruity tones, freshly torn tea leaves, and muddled grasses provide an even keel earthy counterpart before turning spicy and bitter to finish.

Medium-light in body, the beer would shed its malt sweetness sooner to usher in a crisper finish, but the cereal grain sweetness and mild oils provide an extra element of fullness, if ever so slightly. But a late palate of fleeting malt, hop dryness, and minty alcohol warmth closes the beer in true pilsner fashion.

This Czech-style pilsner still provides a mostly crisp and clean refreshment, but the residual yeast character of corn and butter provides more rounded flavors and textures before doing so.

Serving type: can

11-29-2012 17:26:29 | More by BEERchitect
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Dukeofearl

California

3.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one with lunch at Keukenhof gardens (a fabulous gardens, but that's a review for another web site), Lisse, The Netherlands, in April, 2007. 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Paper cup proudly covered with Coke red-white labels.

Very much a standard run of the mill pils, thin and light in color, flavor, and mouthfeel. Hops very light- could have stood up and made themselves notice more. Not a world class czech pils, but decent enough when paired up with my herring sandwich (and that's a review for another web site too!).

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 17:19:49 | More by Dukeofearl
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -0.3%

05-27-2012 17:20:01 | More by Tomblerone
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brinch

Denmark

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-11-2012 19:36:17 | More by brinch
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jeroen2555


3/5  rDev -0.3%

01-06-2013 11:47:55 | More by jeroen2555
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Andreji

Colombia

3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On my latest travesy through the netherlands with some friends we weren't on too much of a high-end beer trip but rather on a relaxed little time. So when we sat down on the Neude in Utrecht we just ordered something, and were brought Dommelsch.

Not a fantastic lager, by any means. the appearanche is light straw with scarce head. the smell is also very weak to describe being nowhere beyond a few hops and some malt. the taste, likewise, is lagerish, watery and unexciting with a little hoppy end.

all in all not fantastic, not worth many words.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2006 13:55:38 | More by Andreji
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Sirre

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -0.3%

01-05-2014 18:26:10 | More by Sirre
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3/5  rDev -0.3%

10-02-2012 07:09:26 | More by GRUUMSH
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rekel

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-28-2011 22:19:56 | More by rekel
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smithj4

New York

3/5  rDev -0.3%

10-14-2013 20:29:34 | More by smithj4
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

30cl Bottle brought back from a mission in Holland: best before May 2013, poured into a Duvel glass on 10 Dec 2012.

It was better than the Hertog Jan beer I had next, but it didn't have to rty hard!

Typical Pilsner look: golden, clear and with a white head that couldn't wait to leave.

Grainy nose with a crisp and semi-sweet taste. Nothing sets it apart from thousands of simular Pilsner/Lagers around the world. Refreshing and non-taxing on the taste buds, un-offensive and ideal to quench your thirst after a days graft: but not a beer the chase after.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 17:00:26 | More by BlackHaddock
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle 300 ml.

Very clean yellow colour, with almost no bubbles. Nice white 2 finger head. Smell not that good, smells of hay. Thin bodied on palate Tastes as so many other Dutch beers, nothing distinctive. I wouldn't mind it on a hot summer day as it seems a great thirts quencher.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 15:37:46 | More by Douberd
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Dommelsch Pilsener from Dommelsche Bierbrouwerij
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