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DAB Export - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-27-2002)
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Reviews by DarthMalt:
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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.

05-27-2002 11:34:34 | More by DarthMalt
More User Reviews:
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3.08/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

03-10-2006 22:28:33 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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3.8/5  rDev +21%

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!

09-12-2003 17:09:07 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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New York

3.15/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

01-31-2007 17:25:17 | More by BeerTaster
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-04-2013 00:14:39 | More by ThinkAgain
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

01-18-2013 06:09:54 | More by bismarksays
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-09-2014 06:29:17 | More by UniversitateaDeBere
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

02-05-2014 04:48:20 | More by warpedrevolution
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-12-2014 06:35:43 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

04-12-2013 10:44:52 | More by Bromine
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

01-14-2014 04:18:50 | More by Captain_Komamura
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +14.6%

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

06-07-2013 18:23:04 | More by LampertLand
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3.15/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

09-20-2009 09:06:21 | More by TheSarge
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

09-13-2010 20:54:39 | More by berley31
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

01-06-2013 23:52:36 | More by Trrogm
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3.28/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

08-10-2013 20:20:25 | More by Biscuit033
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

01-04-2014 12:45:15 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

01-29-2013 08:41:33 | More by KillaB
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

06-23-2014 01:19:40 | More by jharris0624
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

03-24-2013 05:37:51 | More by BARFLYB
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1.6/5  rDev -49%

Pours a brilliantly clear pale straw. Fizzy white three finger head, showing decent retention and leaving stubborn lace. Lively, streaming carbonation. Some pale malt and pilsener in the nose, but the aroma of light-struck hops dominates. Cloying atrificial sweetness that vauguely resembles pale malt. Weak noble hops in the aftertaste, grossly unbalanced. Light bodied and somewhat crisp, but the off-sweetness and skunky hops ruin the flavor and drinkability.

07-02-2006 05:23:00 | More by PBRstreetgang
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

04-23-2013 23:20:07 | More by Bamarooster
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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-20-2014 19:49:19 | More by Metalbrew
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4.01/5  rDev +27.7%

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.

07-16-2014 23:24:42 | More by Phocion
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

11-13-2013 17:26:15 | More by mt4080
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DAB Export from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
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