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DAB Export - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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BA SCORE
75
okay

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 18.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-27-2002)
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Reviews by DarthMalt:
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DarthMalt

Virginia

4/5  rDev +27%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2002 11:34:34 | More by DarthMalt
More User Reviews:
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can labeled 5%, not the 5.4% listed here on BA. Pours into a pilsner glass a bright, light golden with a thick, rocky, and very retentive white head. A small crown holds on all the way to the bottom of the glass, as it leaves huge strings of lacing as it falls.

Aroma is full of grainy/honey pils malts. Slight hint of corn/DMS (note: acceptable within the style). Earthy, grassy noble hops. No detectable yeasty aromas.

The overall flavor is very earthy. Grassy hops combine with an almost straw/hay-like flavor from the pilsner malts which reminds me of summers growing up on a farm. Slightly salty hard water, but not overwhelming. Subtle spicy, but very clean hoppy finish.

Clean, light/medium-bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Very crisp, very refreshing.

Overall, this beer is a great example of the style, supposing you can get a fresh and canned (not skunked) version. It is, of course, a Dortmunder, so don't expect the flavor to punch you in the face. Nonetheless, it is a wonderful and refreshing beer. A relatively simple, but perfectly balanced beer, just as the style should be.

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 23:24:42 | More by Phocion
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-05-2014 22:03:40 | More by Latarnik
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jharris0624

Missouri

2/5  rDev -36.5%

06-23-2014 01:19:40 | More by jharris0624
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.8%

04-10-2014 02:25:42 | More by capuchinpilates
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-05-2014 04:48:20 | More by warpedrevolution
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-03-2014 17:39:23 | More by touchmeimsac
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 04:18:50 | More by Captain_Komamura
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-10-2014 03:42:25 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-04-2014 12:45:15 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -4.8%

01-02-2014 10:05:07 | More by hansavijaticar
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

12-07-2013 04:35:28 | More by Exeter
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mt4080

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +19%

11-13-2013 17:26:15 | More by mt4080
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.8%

09-14-2013 12:52:54 | More by HATS4BATS
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Biscuit033

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Pour was clear dark golden with a great white fluffy head that stayed together over the glass. The smell was fresh cut grains and hay with a bit of tinny hops. The taste was hay and strong alcohol, almost astringent. It was slightly creamy with the alcohol staying on the tongue. I was hoping for a more drinkable, refreshing beer but I will have a few more.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 20:20:25 | More by Biscuit033
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-04-2013 19:01:51 | More by herrburgess
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-04-2013 00:14:39 | More by ThinkAgain
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-26-2013 14:00:13 | More by KStark
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
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

Serving type: can

06-07-2013 18:23:04 | More by LampertLand
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +19%

04-23-2013 23:20:07 | More by Bamarooster
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Bromine

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-12-2013 10:44:52 | More by Bromine
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -36.5%

03-24-2013 05:37:51 | More by BARFLYB
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Huffs

New York

3.79/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, nice frothy, white head with mild retention and some lacing. Appearance was clear and golden. Aroma was slightly hoppy with more bready, malty notes. Taste was crisp with slight malt, hop notes and some bread and fruit notes. Mouthfeel was light and carbonated with a crisp, clean aftertaste.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 02:46:06 | More by Huffs
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KillaB

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

01-29-2013 08:41:33 | More by KillaB
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

01-18-2013 06:09:54 | More by bismarksays
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DAB Export from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
75 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.