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DAB Original - Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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BA SCORE
75
okay

507 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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lostinfla

Florida

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!

Serving type: can

12-13-2013 01:58:58 | More by lostinfla
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

12-08-2013 15:40:38 | More by Tschnab
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BeerDreadz

Florida

2/5  rDev -38.5%

12-05-2013 01:26:04 | More by BeerDreadz
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2013 00:53:24 | More by BillRoth
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klimoja

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

11-16-2013 01:11:29 | More by klimoja
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-01-2013 18:41:23 | More by dcmchew
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-01-2013 01:02:37 | More by brandonld23
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

10-26-2013 00:08:44 | More by MJ63
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PatM

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.1%

10-25-2013 21:47:42 | More by PatM
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JLapadura

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-22-2013 01:30:41 | More by JLapadura
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Givemebeer

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

10-20-2013 18:40:48 | More by Givemebeer
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mspang

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -7.7%

10-16-2013 18:48:37 | More by mspang
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-14-2013 01:45:06 | More by blbarnett3
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev 0%

10-05-2013 00:13:28 | More by MaxOhle
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

09-19-2013 23:11:28 | More by ejimhof
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LathouXaris

Australia

3/5  rDev -7.7%

09-16-2013 05:46:24 | More by LathouXaris
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RKKP2232

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.7%

09-15-2013 02:11:56 | More by RKKP2232
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden color with lots of effervescent bubbles. 2 fingers of white lasting head are poured. Some lacing left down the sides of the glass.

Smell - Very grainy aromatics with some grassy undertones. Quite a significant nose on this one.

Taste - Light grainy flavors with some hop bitterness and decent malty backbone. Some wateryness to the flavor though

Mouthfeel - Exceptionally smooth and while the carbonation is moderate it has full flavor and a very significant body, but is not heavy.

Overall -A fine dortmunder, and a very pleasing thirst quencher in the right situation.

Serving type: can

09-12-2013 18:42:49 | More by DenisKolkin
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Duncanster

New York

3.25/5  rDev 0%

09-10-2013 06:32:34 | More by Duncanster
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ronin926

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-08-2013 00:45:20 | More by ronin926
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

09-06-2013 02:01:10 | More by ygtbsm94
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can, pale yellow with quite a lot of white foam initially but things quickly settled down. Aroma was subtle, a sweet biscuit malt with hints of fruity herbal hops, perhaps a bit of sour candy. Taste was surprisingly sweet malt with a medicinal sweet spice almost like candied ginger. Some mineral bitterness on the finish but a round sweetness persists as well. My impression is that the residual sugars are too much for the style. Could use a drier finish although this is in the ballpark. Under carbonated, more fizz might balance things and lift up the hops.

Serving type: can

09-03-2013 03:50:47 | More by CalgaryFMC
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.7%

08-31-2013 22:22:32 | More by djrn2
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Isoruku

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.7%

08-28-2013 23:48:07 | More by Isoruku
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sleazo

New York

3.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A_Clear golden liquid. Creamy white head. Nice peaks remain as the beer is consumed.

S_Hay and somewhat grassy hops

T_First taste is a nicely bitter grassy hop note. This is followed by way too much grain sweetness. Lingers on the tongue for a while and finally fades to a a sort of dry note.

M_Thin body with a moderate to high medium bubbles carbonation.

O_the first sip is fine but its just too sticky sweet in the middle to drink more than one of. I was hoping for a dryer beer.

Serving type: can

08-28-2013 00:47:56 | More by sleazo
DAB Original from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
75 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.