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DAB Export - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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 ThinkAgain:
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

ThinkAgain, Jul 04, 2013
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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

JudgeRoughneck, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.8/5  rDev +21.4%
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!

DrunkMcDermott, Sep 12, 2003
Photo of BeerTaster
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

BeerTaster, Jan 31, 2007
Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Bluegrass49, Sep 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

bismarksays, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

UniversitateaDeBere, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

warpedrevolution, Feb 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

ThirstyDutchman, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Bromine
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Bromine, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Captain_Komamura, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
3.6/5  rDev +15%
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

LampertLand, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of TheSarge
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

TheSarge, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of berley31
3.68/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

berley31, Sep 13, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Trrogm, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Biscuit033
3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Biscuit033, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

cd_beer_disapear, Jan 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

jharris0624, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of PBRstreetgang
1.6/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

PBRstreetgang, Jul 02, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Bamarooster, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Metalbrew
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

A very light beer that I would consider Germany's Coors Light. Pours a light yellow with a quickly decimating head, DAB Export has barely any flavor and has a taste that I would describe as watery and light.

Metalbrew, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Phocion
4.01/5  rDev +28.1%
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.

Phocion, Jul 17, 2014
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DAB Export from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
75 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.