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DAB Original - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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DAB OriginalDAB Original

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BA SCORE
75
okay

505 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 02-20-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz green bottle with no freshness date, there is some odd code on the back label but that means nothing to me.

Appearance: Very pale yellowish golden colour, filtered clarity for sure. The thick and foamy white head sticks to the glass quite well.

Smell: The malt in the aroma is as faded as those acid washed jeans I had in the 80’s … weird muted hop in the nose as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Such a boring palate of pale pilsner malt, nice crispness and it really adds to the refreshing quality. The malt comes and goes with a clean flavour … again it is boring. Even worse is the hop bitterness which is like a knife without a sharp edge … dull with no flavour.

Notes: Two words “Hop Extract”. I have had better from this brewery, this beer is too processed and has no natural feel to it … a sad state from the last time that I tried it which must have been at least five years ago. Lastly … it tastes sterile.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2003 21:02:00 | More by Jason
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Alex-Alkis

Sweden

2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

07-20-2014 10:16:07 | More by Alex-Alkis
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

07-12-2014 01:24:09 | More by Kallenovsky
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-26-2014 02:50:01 | More by wrightst
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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barnzy78

Illinois

3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL can, date stamped 275/13, so I'm assuming it was canned on October 2, 2013. Maybe a bit past its prime, but I'm sure it hasn't been affected a whole lot, if any.
L - golden with nice clarity, fizzy white head dissipates quickly
S - grain, spicy grassy noble hop, yeast
T - grass, possible adjunct grain, spicy noble hop
F - dry and crisp, lighter body
O - this was always in my father-in-law's fridge and I hated it so much, but coming back to it, it's not that bad. I'd rather drink something else, but it's not as terrible as I remember.

Serving type: can

06-18-2014 00:59:53 | More by barnzy78
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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bigalgochu

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

2.98/5  rDev -8%
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Pours golden and is very clear.. good head on this one that slowly fades

Smells grassy with a hint of apricot?

Tastes pretty good.. a smooth drop with a slight hint of floral hops (minimal but there)

For the price this is a very good buy. Will be getting a few next time.

Serving type: can

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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DAB Original from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
75 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.