Weihnachtsbier | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Germany
dinkelacker.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by paterlodie on 11-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
17.13%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2017. Purchased a while back from Aldi - this is a seasonal Christmas beer.

A: Poured into a pint mug. A rich golden-amber hue with good clarity and plentiful carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of stewed grain with hints of sweet malt, cooked leaves, husks and subtle yeast. Meh.

T: Tastes of grainy malt with notes of stewed husks, cooked leaves, a touch of overdone veg and faint yeast. Slightly sweet. A restrained bitterness lurks in the background.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and an unctuous body. Really embraces the palate. Aftertaste of grainy malt and faint stewed leaves.

O: A decent brew that makes up in drinkability what it lacks in character. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are a lacklustre blend of squishy grain and vague stewed hop notes. Nice body; much thicker than you might expect. Very drinkable despite being rather bland - worth trying if you want something easy-going.

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Photo of Foley67
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottled with a swing top lid
Pours a golden clear body with huge foaming thick white head that retreats but keeps the surface covered
Rice flour aroma
Malty slightly sweet tasting beer

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Photo of Martine
2.57/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear amber into a glass. Offwhite foamy head is 1-2 fingers high; poor retention. Aroma is citrus, cream and light malts. Not the most 'christmas-y' ale I've come across. Taste is more of the same with light malts, some vegetative bitterness and grassy notes. There's a honey like flavour without the sweetness and a slight buttery flavour. A little too thin and carbonated for my liking but standard. Overall it's nothing special; typical pub swill.

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Photo of vinicole
3.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Aldi. Golden beer with a thick frothy head. Rising bubbles.
Grain, grass and malt smell. Honey notes,
Taste reflective of the aroma but in a rather harsh way.
Rather unimpressed.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours deep gold, ok head

light sweet malts, touch of herbal hops

Sweet malts again, little bitterness, buttery. Not particularly good. Nice mouthfeel and carb. Touch drying.

ok

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Photo of Hazen
4.13/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
2.31/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Really? This is your special seasonal? Shame on you! This is almost in pale lager class, it’s so bland and boring....I expected better from a German brewery

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Photo of Tomais
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Radome
2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought in 500 ml bottle in Germany in Dec 2012. This beer is obviously no longer retired and is being brewed this year.

A - Beer is beautifully clear. The color is light gold, just a bit darker than a typical pilsner. The head is white and thin. Some lacing. It looks like a typical European lager, not a Christmas seasonal beer.

S - Aroma is like a generic European lager. Nothing special. Mostly slightly skunked noble hops, some light malt in background. No obvious spicing.

T - Flavors are fairly muted. Hops are in the forefront, but they seem aged and slightly skunked. Malt is in the background only as a vague grainy note. Nothing else of note.

M - Light to medium body. Low hops bitterness. Prickly, slightly harsh carbonation.

O - There is nothing special about this beer. I bought it based on its Christmas-oriented label, but this is not worth your time and is certainly not a special beer to celebrate the season with.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Weihnachts Bier from Schwaben Braeu pours with a dark gold colored body, and promotes a decent light tan and sticky looking head.

Aromas produced are a little herbal and cinnamon like. There seems to be a little bit of a spicy fragrance too.

This brew is crisp and feels clean. It has a light taste of wheat cracker like taste. This is a good session beer.

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Photo of wl0307
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A kind gift from my German flatmate, who brought this beer all the way from home, Stuttgart. BB 24/04/2007, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: lovely dark golden hue, the white beer head comes creamy and frothy, with very good retention, on top of moderate and constant streams of tiny fizziness.
S: floral hoppyness buttresses excellent-quality doughy malts and an indispensable lemony and crisp edge of a good lager... The maltiness lingers pretty well, but never to the extent of overwhelming.
T: unexpectedly light-bodied, almost corn-ish, maltiness gradually introduces a soothing and crisp doughy taste, followed by very mild bitterness of noble hops to rub the rear of the tongue, whilst a lingering, dryish-sweet and sour aftertaste of malts stays at back till the end of tasting.
M&D: clean palate and softly fizzy for a good lager, although the body in the end turns slightly thin-ish; overall this is a pretty light, malty lager, potentially a session drink. A light-weight and easy-drinking lager for X'mas!... slightly underperformed, though.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.23/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 06-04-07. Everlasting thick white head and bright but deepgolden beer. Nose is very hoppy with herbal note, fine and good but not overdone maltyness sharp bite of sulphur but fitting and further very clean and fresh inviting brew. Taste is also full, well hopped, bit of sweetness but overall dry and good on pale maltarome. Well balanced with sparking carbonisation beggin for another sip. Too bad almost all german winter/weinachts biere are just a bit heavier pilseners/weizenbeers but this one is a good example how good german beer can be IMO.

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Weihnachtsbier from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
3.27 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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