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DAB Pilsener - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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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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5/5  rDev +53.4%

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03-27-2012 22:48:22 | More by
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4.55/5  rDev +39.6%

On tap at Ludwig's Garten in Philadelphia, PA on 1/5/08. Served in tall stange glass.

A - Clear golden body with very light carbonation and short, rocky white head that transformed into a whispy film. Not much lacing at all. Textbook pilsener appearance.

S - Grassy noble hops with grainy and bready malt aroma. I also sense a light aroma of sweet grapes and white wine that became more apparent as the liquid warmed up.

T - Pretty much tastes as it smells - grassy hops and grainy, bready light malt. Finishes almost like a white wine. This is about as crisp and clean as it gets! Finish is perfect. Exceptional balance of ingredients make this an exemplary representation of the German pilsener style.

M - Medium body with watery texture and dry, crisp finish. Nice and prickly on the tongue.

D - True classic German pilsener all the way. Exremely easy to drink. I am surprised by the low scores for this beer. Perhaps it is much better on tap.

01-06-2008 20:29:09 | More by ffejherb
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

02-08-2012 14:12:25 | More by nandika
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

08-13-2013 19:22:27 | More by bmaggot
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

11-28-2011 13:32:28 | More by touchmeimsac
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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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3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-19-2013 13:17:29 | More by pcsnyder
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

11-08-2012 16:53:34 | More by dmcclurejr
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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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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-01-2013 20:06:21 | More by shanny1981
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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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New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-23-2012 01:28:51 | More by DLang713
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-05-2013 21:04:37 | More by Bf_89
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Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%

500ml can poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear yellow. Not much of a head. Minimal lacing.

S - Bread, grass and citrus notes.

T - Light sweetness, citrus notes and a bitter hop finish.

M - Bellow average carbonation, some tang and a crisp finish.

D - Decent yet average Pilsner.

09-14-2010 00:44:50 | More by decimator
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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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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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3.3/5  rDev +1.2%

A: Pours pale golden with a really large white head. Dissipation takes some time and leaves decent lacings.

S: Bready kind of sweet malt with some faint bitter hops and even fainter citric notes.

T: Sweet bready malt, light roasted. Bitter hops. I'm tasting floral hops, quite surprisingly a bit piney - very faint American stylee (I know there's no American hops in it, but still...).

M: Long nice aftertaste with a clean bitterness that lingers. Body is medium and the rich carbonation is smooth.

D: A German Pilsener that's weak in smell but otherwise a nice example of the style. Next time I'm in Germany I'm getting myself a case.

08-06-2010 18:17:23 | More by Evil_Pidde
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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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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-05-2014 22:02:42 | More by Latarnik
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-10-2014 12:01:26 | More by CorgiDad
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3.13/5  rDev -4%

A-light golden color with a thin white head

S-bready with some slight bitter notes

T-crisp clean with some hoppiness, but not much of a lingering finish

M-light body with moderate carbonation

O-decent, but not special, OK with food, but not for savoring

07-10-2011 13:24:33 | More by MDDMD
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3/5  rDev -8%

02-06-2012 04:10:09 | More by LJWalker
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3/5  rDev -8%

04-09-2012 20:36:43 | More by smartassboiler
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3/5  rDev -8%

08-25-2012 22:51:31 | More by Jerid
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3/5  rDev -8%

09-23-2012 12:56:24 | More by Heminoolo
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DAB Pilsener from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
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