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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

520 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

HATS4BATS, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Acforster2, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

target88, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Goldndomer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 1/31/14. 330ml (11.2 oz.) bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a classic pilsner flute.

Pours a clear yellow with a super thin white head. Some spotty lacing was seen. The aroma is of grassy malts mostly with a light sweet candy detection as well. A light 'slunky' smell was noted, which is COMMON from beers in green bottle for some reason. The taste is slightly watered-down and thin with the malt coming through mostly. No bitter or harsh finish though. Overall, I thought it was a decent brew.

BeerWithMike, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

snowsurfer422, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

rorjets, Jan 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

WillAndSarah, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

DamageCase76, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a clear straw pilsner color.

The aroma has a crackery malt along with some floral and grass.

The flavor follows with cereal and graininess and then a honey floral sweetness. it could be more hoppy in noble hops and have a cleaner flavor instead of the grainy notes.

A decent drinking beer, but not as good as other traditional German options out there.

dar482, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 26, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall boy style can into a pint glass.

Was absolutely astounded at the freshness of this canned product! You know the all permeating yeast fermentation smell at a brewery that says nothing but "fresh beer"? Thats the smell most pronounced during the pour.
Great amber color with a short lived fluffy white head.
Taste did not dissapoint! This is one of the best examples of a true german style lager I have had in some time. Malty with just the right bite at the finish.

Ill be back for more!

lostinfla, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Tschnab, Dec 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.5%

BeerDreadz, Dec 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

BillRoth, Dec 05, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

$19.99 for a case of 16 oz German beer. OK that's a bargain. I think its the latest sales promotion and it has effectively hooked me. The pop top opens gently with a click, there is some finesse here, no explosion. Poured golden into a 22 oz weizen, soft pour with a two finger head very carbonated. No noticeable scent on the nose, my nose is bad anyway. the sip: creamy mouthfeel with a malty tongue, maybe some hops backstage but the lasting impression is the biscuity sense pervading the olfactory nerve from within...for every sip. Pleasant. Light. Deliciously drinkable. This is a steal.
Oh and the metallic thing...? Get over it.

klimoja, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

PatM, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JLapadura, Oct 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Givemebeer, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

mspang, Oct 16, 2013
DAB Original from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
75 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.