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DAB Export - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

Not Rated.
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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 68
Avg: 3.32
pDev: 34.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB visit their website

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-27-2002

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 68
Reviews by DarthMalt:
Photo of DarthMalt
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a seriously malty beer. Since I've read in Papazian, et al, that Dortmunder lies somewhere in between a Pilsener and a Helles with regards to malt flavor, I was absolutely bubbling at the thought of how luscious my first Helles would be.

Well, after trying just one authenic Munich Helles (Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell), I can say that DAB has it beat in the malt profile.

This is a really good beer, and has a lot of serious quaffing potential. I would classify it as an "uber mensh" lawnmower beer to be consumed in a well-appointed beer garden of your choice.

Unfortunately, due to its hop/malt balance and white/green/gold/red packaging, this beer bears an uncanny resemblance to Clausthaler N/A, which is a serious buzzkill.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an almost colorless, crystal clear beer with a glowing golden hue. It easily supports a thick, spongy, white head. The aroma is faint but unfortunately soapy. The flavor is light and bready, with a slight grain mustiness that reminds me of mushrooms. I guess this is typical of the style, and I'd like to try it with mushroom pizza. The finish is faintly metallic and hoppy.

The mouthfeel is very interesting, it is light but has a kind of syrupy-buttery-melts-in-the-mouth quality where it gradually gets heavier. I like it. This is a very drinkable beer but I'm just not in love with this style.

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Photo of vinivini
3.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 2” long lasting white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Big bread aromas, medium low noble hops, lightly sweet grain, very faint sulfur.
T: Drinks smooth and crisp with a balance between malt and hops that produces spicy bread flavors. No fruit or movie popcorn butter flavors, but has a slight mineral character that is not overbearing and helps emphasize the hops.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: An easy to drink beer that is very balanced and smooth with a firm malt body.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnwetterstrand
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm likin' the Dortmunders a lot, and this is a good example. Much more noticeable malt flavor than a pale American lager, just a little more taste of German hops. Very drinkable, but too tempting to slam one down, especially after an evening spent cooking chile pork stew for the homebrew club picnic!

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Photo of BeerTaster
3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What can I say The first thing that came to mind was a strong Heiniken the taste was similer but body and mouthfeel a little firmer. Still I would take this over Heiniken any day this was my first Dortmunder Export and I would love to try others and compair. All in all not bad I'll have another.

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Photo of Flip_Smash
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jisraelt
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bismarksays
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Bromine
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - It is a dark golden color, with a bubbly head.

Smell - It is a malty / grassy smell.

Taste - Like the smell, it is a bitter maltyness, with a bit of hops.

Mouthfeel - Light body, good carbonation, nice dry beer.

Overall - It is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DAB-Export @ 5.0% , served from a green 500 ml can purchased for $3

A-pour is a pale gold with a small off white head leaving some streaky lace along the stein

S-very mild smelling grassy hops

T-tad bland , very watery , not good

MF-low carbonation , low/medium body

Ov-one & done , 3rd out of 3 German beers sampled(DAB-Original , Radeberger-Pilsner)

prost LampertLand

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Photo of rubibreton
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSarge
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer in Naples, Italy of all places. It was a good answer to my Heineken problem.

Anyhow, appearance wise the beer was served to me with a decent finger or two thick fluffy white head, which retained decently. Nice lacing, and a clear golden body.

Mild aroma, hints of hay and cereal grains.

The taste is a little fuller and sweeter than anticipated. Mild hops presence is detectable, but has a sweetness quickly counters. There's a slight tobacco taste here too.

Overall a decent drinkable beer. It was crisp and left the palate satisfied. Not an overly interesting beer, but a good quencher.

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Photo of berley31
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured with a large, white, frothy head that hung around for a good while. Body is dark yellow, very clear, and effervescent.

S: Touch of spicy, noble hop aroma. Bready malt. Hint of DMS.

T: Fairly sweet maltiness coming through... refreshing. Just a touch of fruitiness seems to be in there. Very light bitterness in the finish... too light for the style.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation.

D: A pretty solid example of a Dortmunder Export beer, but I'd like to see more bitterness in the finish of this beer.

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Photo of smcolw
3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Starts with a huge, but quickly settling head. Clear, light gold color. Good chunks of lace on the glass.

Raw, unmalted barley smelly. Very grainy. Lots of bread to the nose, almost like freshly grounded wheat.

Clean, malty flavor. Far less grainy than the smell indicates. A touch of hop in the swallow, but otherwise this is all about the base. The aftertaste has a bit of soured cream to it. Full body for the style but with an equally high carbonation level. Much more flavorful than a typical macro.

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Photo of Trrogm
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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DAB Export from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
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