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Brewed by:
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Germany
aktien-brauerei.de

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of RochefortChris
4.6/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shanny1981
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Tinfang
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dsimenson
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 8BaconBits
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml picked up at Tres Bonne Cuisine over the weekend... This a new brewery to me.. They just got them in the last week or so.. I picked up all the bottles from this brewery.. The German pils is the first that meets my shaped SA glass.

1" head dies quick.. descent lace.. the brew is crystal clear polished lite gold/straw.. Head should have stuck around for alot longer..

The nose is very nice.. very fresh smelling.. grainy pils malt with some spicy and floral hoppiness... very clean.

Great pale maltiness.. fairly crisp.. yet descent pils malt/cookie essence throughout.. with a good bitterness and distinct hop profile.. spicy.. maybe a touch too much maltiness expected for the style... but it still is a winner.

lite medium body with lighter than expected carbonation.. still remains very very drinkable.. The finish could stand to be a bit more dry.. but that is a minor flaw.. This brew tastes very fresh.. and I am very much stoked to get yet another round of new to me/new to Boise brews at Tres Bonne Cuisine..

3.5/4/4/4/4

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded straw gold with a small white head. Nose is light, floral, and with a touch of lemon rind. Flavor is light and refreshing. Slight wheat-y edge with a touch of light sweetness and a slightly present lemon citrus edge. Feel is good. Light on the mouth and a typical carbonation putting tiny bubbles all over your tongue. Definitely drinkable. So light and refreshing, it'd be great on a hot summer day (as opposed to a blithering cold one which I am tasting it on). Worth a try!

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Photo of rebel1771
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw color with a decent head.

Sweet malt aromas abound in this brew with just a hint of hop aromas in the back.

The flavor is dominated by a sweet biscuit flavor with hints of grassy hops and finishes with a somewhat dryness.

This is a quality brew and I'm quite surprised I was able to find it at my local International food store.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden brew with a fine-grained white foam in the New Belgium snifter. White cake and honey aroma. More honey taste. Intriguing flavors that are not the usual lager taste. It's quite grainy at first sip, but then I think of banana cake. Warm and malty with a touch of honey.

Really an interesting brew with so many sweet sensations. A brief kiss of hops and a tangy finish, but not much actual bitterness. Dated 02/10/15. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor, Washington.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours light to medium golden amber with a fine, one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit and bready malt, a bit of wheat, light grassy hops, slightly sweet, inviting. Flavor is semi-sweet bready malt with light biscuit, grains, hints of honey and apple. Finishes with biscuit malt and light grassy hops. Quite nice creamy medium bodied with excellent mouth feel. A classic tasting Dortmunder, nothing really stands out, but the malt flavors are great with just enough sweetness to keep it interesting. Hops are quite light in the finish and more enthusiastic hopping would make this a remarkable example of the style. Although not robust, I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this and would get it again.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swgwilt
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biggred1
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed bronze with a decent looking bone colored head that leaves some gritty looking lace on the glass. The nose is bready and sweet with honey and mild hops. (Saaz?) hops and fresh doughy yeast with soft lemon and honey. Medium bodied with a fine mild cabonation. A tasty and heavy duty pils for sure.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a clear gold with a light white head. Solid retention, some lace.

S: Clear bready malt, but not too substantial.

T: Definite bready malt dominant flavour. Light husky grain with some resiudal sweetness, but never steps in to maibock territory though it sure hints at it. Grassy hops with a hint of sage.

M: Medium to full-bodied, very light hint of booze, crisp, a clean beer as German lagers tend to be.

O: Almost a German malt liquor/strong lager, but the pure malt flavour is much more desirable than adjuncts and that's what we get here. Aktien doesn't date so I was wary picking this up, but Dortmunder is a rare style, so I took the risk. Good beer, at under $3/500 mL, a fine pick up.

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Photo of sunny289
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean, Biting, Refreshing

Steeped in tradition and very true to style, crisp dryness is met by a well built malt foundation. Mild biscuity tone lens more of a bready flavor, clean from start to finish. No worries knocking this one back. Sufficient hop bitterness but we hoped for a bit more flavor to unfold. Regardless, great drinking all around.

STYLE: German Pilsner | ABV: 5.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #92 (Sep 2014)

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Photo of Miket13
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of James954
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: honey yellow/ thin head/ minimal carbonation
S: Honey sweet bread, light orange
T: Honey with oranges and malt upfront and a light plummy finish.
F: Thin feel with decent enough carbonation that makes this really easy to drink a lot of them.

Overall: A light mix between pilsner and lager with a very unexpected dark fruit finish that you'd come to expect from a darker style of beer.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) into a Weissbier vase; batch code JF BB K BF, but no production dates.
A: Pours a dark straw to light golden color with an exuberant, foamy, bone-white head (>one inch) with good retention and some lacing.
S: Aromas of fresh toast, honey suckle, and spice. More peppery as it warms.
T: Slightly sweet and malty nicely offset by mild bitterness.
M: Light bodied with solid carbonation. Slightly bitter aftertaste
O: Refreshing and enjoyable. My first Dortmunder was a positive experience.

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Photo of nick76
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma is malty and sweet but not overpowering. The hops are floral and slightly herbal. The appearance is unique for a lager in that it's unfiltered and I like it. The color is golden with a two finger head. The flavor is rich with butter and malt and lightly bitter and herbal. It gives you the impression of herbal sour dough bread. The palate is a little thin but it's what you would expect from a lager. The flavor is consistent from start to finish with the aftertaste lingering a little. By far one of the best lagers I have had.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours straw colored and clear with a good head. Nice sourdough in the aroma and flavor with hops on the front in. Finishes a little light and crisp. Medium-light bodied. Decent brew.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look - Light colored, light golden with slight white head.

Smell - Smells like sweet brett... grassy, malty.

Taste - Crisp, simple flavors. No complicated stuff here: grains, malt, yeast, honey gives it a slight sweetness.

Feel - Smooth, crisp, refreshing, delicious.

Overall - Easy drinking here, folks.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow with white head. Smell is of faint malts and sourdough. A little on the weak side. I wish the scent was a little stronger. The taste is clean, simple, and balanced. Nice hops upfront followed by smooth malts with medium body. Overall, solid and drinkable, but not especially interesting.

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