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DAB Pilsener - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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BA SCORE
77
okay

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002)
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Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 09, 2005
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, Feb 19, 2004
Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

InspectorBob, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
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.

BARFLYB, May 29, 2012
Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Latarnik, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Gusler
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

Gusler, Oct 12, 2003
Photo of Evil_Pidde
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.

Evil_Pidde, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of ffejherb
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.

ffejherb, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
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

MDDMD, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -8%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of touchmeimsac
4/5  rDev +22.7%

touchmeimsac, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Shiloh
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.

Shiloh, Nov 10, 2002
Photo of beerdrifter
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...

beerdrifter, Dec 16, 2009
Photo of BJSmit
3/5  rDev -8%

BJSmit, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of clarknova
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

clarknova, May 30, 2013
Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Socialiste, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of JBogan
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.

JBogan, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

SonOfKyuss, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

CorgiDad, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of pcsnyder
3.75/5  rDev +15%

pcsnyder, May 19, 2013
Photo of Antonius08
1/5  rDev -69.3%

Antonius08, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of decimator
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.

decimator, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of Bf_89
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bf_89, Jul 05, 2013
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DAB Pilsener from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
77 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.