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DAB Pilsener - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 22.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002)
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
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3.65/5  rDev +12%

Classic pale yellow German Pilsner pour with a quickly fading head but decent lacing. Grassy, grainy nose was pretty typical for the style. Taste was much the same with a good amount of grassiness with a hint of a metal. Nice crisp dry bitterness made it very drinkable. Would make a great lawn mower beer. I enjoyed this a lot more than some of the previous reviews and will definitely seek it out next time I'm in Berlin. In fact, I'm wishing I had another right now...

12-16-2009 16:25:45 | More by beerdrifter
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West Virginia

2.23/5  rDev -31.6%

Got this on at the LCBO in St. Catharines, came packaged in a 500ml can. Appearance: Golden with a highly carbonated white head, leaves dcent lacing not too impressed. Aroma: Definitely seems a bit ridden with semi sweet grassy tones with a semi sweet two row malt bockbone, hops are here but lacks much more than that very clean. Taste: Alcohol is a bit too noticeable here, grainy sweetness some lemongrass twang to it, finishes with a bitter bite of herbal hops. Mouthfeel: Lackluster high carbonation, light bodied fizzy German mass produced bier. Drinkability: Take it for what it's worth not part of the German art of brewing I have come to know and love, more of a mass produced German swill.

02-19-2004 22:00:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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3/5  rDev -8%

02-06-2012 04:10:09 | More by LJWalker
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2.05/5  rDev -37.1%

The quintessential pilsner color, an unblurred golden yellow, the head bright white and frothy, the size is appropriate with the resultant lace a fine sheet. Crisp and refreshingly clean nose, somewhat sweet as is the malt start. Top is thin in feel, with the finish crisp in its acidity, the hops sparingly applied, droughty aftertaste, can’t say it did much to change my bias against lagers and pilsners

10-12-2003 20:33:51 | More by Gusler
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Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -13.2%

After pouring this beer and viewing it in its natural habitat (my testing glass), I was very impressed. The colour is light but appealing, the head was thick and foamy and the aroma was very clean. Then I tasted and mouthfeel was what I anticipated....AAhhhh. Then the taste.....OhOh...drat,very hoppy, maybe should have a bunny picture on the label. Oh well, life's like that.

11-10-2002 18:44:05 | More by Shiloh
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-01-2013 20:06:21 | More by shanny1981
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3/5  rDev -8%

04-09-2012 20:36:43 | More by smartassboiler
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3.8/5  rDev +16.6%

Bottle poured into a glass

Golden color with no carbonation and a thin white foam cap. No lacings

Faint malt and more of hops aroma.

Light to medium light mouthfeel. Malt, hops and fresh beer yeast taste. Grassy. No aftertaste . Clean , crisp and quaffable. Classic pilsener beer taste. Would have another.

05-01-2013 00:41:25 | More by WunderLlama
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2.58/5  rDev -20.9%

Nice in some aspects and bad in others. It has a perfect pilsner color. Crystal clear, medium carbonated, and a snow white loose knit head. Smells typical of good saas hopping and green bottles--skunked. Maybe a bad bottle, maybe not. Difficult to detect malt character, spiciness, or esters beyond the bad aromas. Flavors are better balanced. I get some mild sweetness, citrusy, herbal, and earthy flavors, but do get the skunked flavor with the noble hopping. Body is moderate and firm. Finishes crisp and moderately dry, other than the... . I'd like to give this one another try to determine if my bottle had been mistreated.

08-09-2005 17:53:31 | More by BEERchitect
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

10-22-2013 20:20:01 | More by InspectorBob
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3/5  rDev -8%

08-25-2012 22:51:31 | More by Jerid
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-19-2013 13:17:29 | More by pcsnyder
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

08-13-2013 19:22:27 | More by bmaggot
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3.45/5  rDev +5.8%

12oz bottle into a glass.

A- Yellowish golden with hardly a cap from a hard pour, no lacing.

S- European hops, some grassy scents, maybe some lemons, malted barley, a simple nose from a simple style.

T- A bit better than anticipated, bright earthy hops give a grassy taste with a bit of grain in the back. A good amount of pale malt leaving for a rather sweet finish with some corn and a bit of bread.

M- Light and hardly carbed, this is smooth and goes down easy. The body is light and where it needs to be at. The grainy malty aftertaste lingers a bit than leaves just as quick. In and out.

D- On a hot day, a German Pils is what the doctor ordered, yet I still cant drink more than two without yearning for something else. They all pretty much taste the same no matter who brews it. The fresher the better.

05-29-2012 02:39:58 | More by BARFLYB
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-26-2014 20:12:35 | More by Socialiste
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

05-30-2013 16:04:26 | More by clarknova
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

02-01-2014 20:14:44 | More by Dbr
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2.6/5  rDev -20.2%

Picked up a bottle of this in Essen Germany for very cheap, so wasn't expecting much. Poured a pale gold with large foamy head. Average lacing.

Smelled a bit grassy and malty, but a bit on the weak side.

Tasted much like it smelled, however with a floral taste to it as well. Still a bit anemic tasting.

Mouthfeel was a bit better. About average body for a Pils, somewhat carbonated and crisp.

Not a terribly appealing brew, but I've had worse. If you never try this beer you're not missing out on anything. There are a lot better beers of this type around. It was about half a Euro for a pretty good sized bottle, so in this case you get what you paid for.

01-28-2008 21:06:32 | More by JBogan
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

02-08-2012 14:12:25 | More by nandika
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-05-2014 22:02:42 | More by Latarnik
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-23-2012 01:28:51 | More by DLang713
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3.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Good head that lingers for some time. Bright golden colour.
Malty aroma with some hops. It has a very balanced taste between the sweetness from its maltand the bitterness from its hops. Bitterness lingers in the after taste. Faithful, actually a master recipe for its style.

10-20-2012 11:53:15 | More by FLima
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3/5  rDev -8%

09-23-2012 12:56:24 | More by Heminoolo
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-10-2014 12:01:26 | More by CorgiDad
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

11-08-2012 16:53:34 | More by dmcclurejr
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DAB Pilsener from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
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