Das Naturtrübe | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Das NaturtrübeDas Naturtrübe

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Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 58
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.32/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2017. Acquired a little while back from Aldi. Described on the label as an unfiltered pilsner.

A: Poured into a pint mug. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber with fine sediment and plentiful carbonation. Produces a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. The haze gives the beer an amazing translucent quality.

S: Aroma of grainy malt with hints of biscuits, stewed hops, mild husks, earthy yeast and a touch of DMS. Faint harshness in the background. OK.

T: Tastes of light, grainy malt with a crisp, dry finish. Notes of husks, stewed hops, mild biscuits, earthy yeast, a twinge of overdone veg and a harsh twang in the background. A subdued bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation. Decent body. Aftertaste of stewed leaves, earthy yeast and husky grain.

O: Drinkable but not outstanding. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are rather bland - grain and vague stewed hops. Body is alright. Lacks the distinctive character that would mark a better pilsner. OK but no need to seek it out.

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Photo of vinicole
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with a thick frothy head. Some haziness.
Grain, yeast and biscuit malt aroma.
Some sweetness in the flavour derived from notes of honey.
Reasonably well carbonated but quite light in body.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

ÞBig Biscuity malt with slight bitter finish and low leven lemon hint
It's better than you average lahger but not by much
Big Biscuity malt with slight bitter finish and low leven lemon hint
It's better than you average lahger but not by much

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Swingtop bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Smells very sweet. Has an adjunct aroma, too. Flavor is also of a very sweet, malty lager. Flavor has a very light hoppiness. Displays more body than many pilsners. I really was not into how sweet this was. The opposite of dry.

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Photo of jw4free
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz pop top bottle to a Weizen glass. L: poured a full 2 finger head (bad pour) fades to a nice ring with ok lacing. Light Amber, semi cloudy. Limited to no bubbles. S: Faint. Dark malt aroma (funny) that fades to a honey toast. T: grassy hop, slight bitter. Honey sweetness shows up as it warms. F: sharp and dry. Not super crisp or fizzy. O: it's a decent beer worth drinking slow.

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Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pilsner a dull hazed light to medium golden with a nice fluffy white head atop that left a moderate amount of lace behind.Toasted grain and a mineral quality in the nose.mild sweet bread dough as well.Bready and lightly sweet upfront on the palate with a light drying effect and that mineral quality in the finish.It's a basic lager beer but Iam guessing food friendly.

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Photo of archyquaffer
4.42/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This review is from notes obtained while camping. I poured the beer into a clear plastic cup from a 16.9 ounce flip top bottle. The head was rather short, which I attribute to the cup. The beer is a golden amber color with low carbonation and slight haze.

The aroma of this beer is excellent, and really puts the Euro malts and noble hops on display. The flavor-aroma is complex, with notes of bread, berries, ginger cookies, and apricot/peach.

This beer is a delight- another great central European offering made available by Butte's famous grocery store- The Hennessey. Very cheap at only 3-something for the bottle, which will be reused for home brew.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 1 pint 0.9 ounce flip-top bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw color with one-finger, off-white head that slowly dissipated until just a thin, unbroken layer of bubbles remained, medium carbonation, there is moderate lacing on the glass.

SMELL: sweet malt up front with a little skunk and some bread, there is a lemon citrus and grassy note as well.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, this is a malt forward beer and starts off sweet, there is the taste of bread and lemon grass, it finishes with a mild, skunky hop profile.

PALATE: light body and medium carbonation, somewhat creamy.

OVERALL: this is a good beer style to have when your palate is tired of hoppy IPA's, an imported beer for only $3.99 is a good value too, I would recommend this to anyone who likes beer and would buy this again.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Murky sort of wheat yellow body under a light cream colored head. Watery lines of lacing.

Aroma: Grainy, yeasty, slightly grassy.

Taste: More malt sweetness at the beginning, then some hop bitterness with grassy notes, lemon peel in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, refreshing zing.

Overall: A completely refreshing and enjoyable pils. Even in December.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG's Das Naturtrube last week for $3.99 at The Lager Mill. I like German Pilsener's, but I've never had this one before and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 16.9oz flip top bottle into a Pilsener glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and I think it's just slightly eye catching. It poured a hazy slightly pale yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with two fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left spotty lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, but I thought it was a little hazy for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart some grainy, cracker malt, sweet malt and doughy aromas with some clean lager yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes a light hop aroma with some earthy, grassy and herbal hop aromas coming through. This beer had a nice aroma that seemed to be true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's lighter and it starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the grainy and cracker malts sticking out the most. Up next comes the hops which are lighter and impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with no single hoppy aspect sticking out the most. On the finish there's a lighter amount of bitterness with a slight sweet malt, cracker malt and light herbal hop aftertaste. This was a decent tasting beer, it was a little lighter than I wanted it to be, but the flavors were true to style.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a lighter amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and it was pretty close to being an average example of the style, it had most of the aspects that I look for in the style, but in the end the taste was just a little bland and lighter than I would want it. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, a little crisp, a little creamy, not filling, but the taste didn't do a good job at holding my attention and I know would start to get bored with it so I think one is enough for me, I don't have any urge to drink another. What I like the most about this beer was the nothing, there wasn't a single aspect that I thought was better than the rest. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste, it just didn't do a good job at holding my attention and I quickly got bored with it. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but i wouldn't turn down a glass and I don't think I would recommend it as a good example a German Pilsener. All in all I wasn't too impressed with this beer, it wasn't bad, but nothing stuck out about and it the end it just seemed to be a little bland for the style. So far this is my favorite beer from this brewery, but it's pretty average as far as the style goes. I could either way with this beer and I think it could use a little work, better luck next time guys.

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Photo of jlindros
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I do love the swing top bottles. Just came in from a hot day mowing the lawn, this should hit home nicely.

Pours a huge fluffy fizzy 2+ finger head that fades at a med pace, decent soapy lacing, super hazy murky golden wheat colored. If this was a hefe great, but pilsner?

Nose is like pure wheat, grainy wet wheat, and wet hay, toasty cracked wheat, like whole grain raw wheat bread, a bit of a creamy wheat, and some toasted malt, a soft chewy porridge like wheat stew like aroma, and hints of grassy hops somewhere in the background. Would be great if not supposedly a pilsner.

Taste is more of the same, just loaded with wheat, like raw unmalted wheat and hay just picked from the field, got a little wet and slightly sticky fermented, maybe a bit malted and germinated barley, toasted grainy husky, super doughy almost like a sour dough. It even seems to have a bit of a starchy taste, but soft creamy wheat at the same time, a bit of a layered soft malt effect, and very light grassy hop. Super drinkable with nice flavor and light all around. Finish is dry, the hops kick in a bit more, grassy noble hops with a decent but lighter bitterness, more lingering wheat, grassy hay and raw barley.

Mouth is lighter bod, nice carb.

Overall exactly what I'd expect from a real German beer that I almost wouldn't even expect to come to U.S., like I'd expect getting in some middle of nowhere brewery/bar in Bavaria... if it was a wheat beer. Lots of unmalted fresh raw barley and wheat, hay, wet hay, grassy, etc, with a nice mild noble hop kick that really comes through on the finish nicely. Nice layered malt decoction like character. But, it's not a pilsner at all, it's a wheat beer, or grisette or something... not a pilsner at all. however, still pretty tasty and so drinkable, enjoyable, I could put back 20 of these in a row easily.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: 16.9 oz swingtop bottle opens with a small pop. Pours a hazy straw color with a white foam. Unfiltered pilsner beer.

SMELL: The aroma is malty, with the doughy-ness of German style maltings. Just a hint of floral hops.

TASTE: In the taste, fairly bitter with a lemony hop character and German two row barley. The tea-like hops also have a slight tartness to them, and the malt is sweeter and bready. There is a fair amount of bitterness and the beer is fairly balanced, if not leaning towards bitter. Buttery diacetyl is present in a minor fashion.

FEEL: Light bodied feel, loosely crisp with adequate carbonation.

OVERALL: An easy drinking beer that went down with little effort. It's nice to see some of these German imports in local grocery stores. I'm always interested in investigating.

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Photo of stella77artois
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500 ml flip-top bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Pours a light amber color, pretty dark for a pilsener. A bit of cloud present. 2" head after a somewhat aggressive pour.

S - Malt, yeast, perhaps a touch of dandelion. Smelled kind of cheap, to be honest.

T - Tasted like a so-so lager. Malt and yeast up front, just a touch of hops in the aftertaste. Was better cold, had a cheap, slightly sweet aftertaste once warm. It didn't taste bad cold.

F - Was pretty refreshing, and was the beer's best quality. A fiar amount of carbonation, a good clean, crisp feel.

O - Cool to see a random German lager I pick up be so rare. At least I assume it's rare, with so few reviews. It's not a bad beer. The taste isn't terrible, just a little weak, and unfortunately the quality goes down when it warms. I would try this beer on tap if I were to happen upon it, but I doubt I'll ever buy a bottle again.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy, golden yellow with good head

Aroma: Lost my notes on the aroma

Taste: overall, a pretty weak, watery flavor; but refreshing on a hot day, nonetheless

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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Photo of JoeyV
2.73/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale gold, slightly cloudy. Very slight head, very busy carbonation.

S: Lots of malt, grain, and yeast - not a very complex scent, but not bad. I was honestly expecting more hops, but we'll see if they come out a bit more in the flavor.

T: Not very impressed - the start is watery, transitioning into a slightly funky malt flavor - I would even go so far as to call it a little sour. Very easy on the hops.

M: Nothing really to complain about - not too thin, maybe a bit overly carbonated.

O: I don't know if I'd go so far as to call it bad, but it's definitely a bit of a disappointment - I know this brewery can do better. There are even better budget beers out there, so I really can't think of any reason to recommend this.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my local getraenkemarkt. Hazy straw yellow pour with quickly fading head and decent lacing. Lots of grass in the nose with a hint of citrus, mostly lemon. The grass is front and center in the taste as well with the lemon being more prominent than I had expected. Slightly sour with very little typical German pils bitterness. In fact, this tastes more like a Wit Bier than a pils. Very light and clean. Would be a great lawn mower beer. It's pretty drinkable and refreshing, but not a true pils in my opinion.

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Photo of stcules
2.51/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Blond color, beautiful creamy white foam. At a seconf dpouring, it shows some hazyness.
Yeast in the smell, but not too fresch. Some oxidation notes.
Quite heavy in the taste, with the same notes of the smell. Bread crust and yeast, yes, but again not particularly fresh.
Yeast, malt, and a bit of hop in the aftertaste, with a not too fresh finish.
Maybe a not too fresh bottle, even if before it BB date.

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Photo of patra7
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Medium yellow, slightly cloudy (since unfiltered...) color. Thin, white head.

S: Grassy, hoppy in an unusual way.

T: A very prominent, honey taste accompanied by a certain dryness which gives an overall coarse feel to the beer. Grassy and peppery notes (the peppery ones strike you especially at the start, before you get used to them). Tastes more than a Belgian, white beer than a pils to me.

M: The combination of sweetness and dryness somehow results in a rather... coarse character that stands in stark contrast with the beer's light body, perhaps in a perplexing way.

D: Quite drinkable if you can get past the weird combination of tastes for the style.

In a blind tasting I wouldn't be able to identify this as a pils. I am quite ambivalent on whether I like this or not. It certainly got my attention, but is it in the way that I'd want it to?
The beer's details / presentation can be found in Schwaben Braeu brewery's website, here: http://www.schwabenbraeu.de/buegeln/naturtruebe.php (not in Dinkelacker's site provided by BA).

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Photo of smanders
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the lightest German beers I have found to date. The beautiful coloring of this amber brew invites the masses to this Pils. Don't get too bogged down with the lack of smell; this beer is comparable to the big Pils brewers - Bitburger, Warsteiner, etc. And the price, you can't beat. Careful though, the drinkability is off charts.


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Photo of stonesean
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A pale yellow cloudy brew. Not as much head as one would expect from a pils.

S: All the correct pils smells are there. Nice and bready and hoppy. Though I was picking up a bit of a lemon smell that seems weird. (Maybe dish soap from the glass?)

T: Nice. Though not as crisp and bracing as a Pilsner Urquell or something, it still was a superior pils to what the average German macro pils like a Bitburger or a Veltins in my book.

M: The unfiltered nature of the beer makes this one full bodied and not very fizzy, the hops are there, but again, not at the forefront.

D: An entirely drinkable Pils. If you have some Miller/Bud addicts over, this would be a perfectly good way to introduce them to the world of decent beer. A crowd pleaser.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a .5L swing top to a pint glass the liquid is a light toasted yellow with ok carbonation.

The smell is ok hoppy and bready.

The taste is good slight ly sweat and hoppy with a light bread crust.

The mounthfeel is medium body and prickly but, nice carbonation.

The drinkability is ok an interesting brew not quite your standard Pils, worth a try.

Prosit, MK

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Photo of TheSarge
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew reminds me of Rogue's Imperial Pilsner, though this is much less in alcohol content, but as far as appearance and mouthfeel they are common.

This is a quick pouring brew. Two finger thick and bright white head, but dissipates into large clumps. It presents itself with an orangish gold color and is ultra hazy.

This has very light aromas, mostly dominated by grainy and husky characteristics.

The taste is also light, but shares the common bitterness and huskiness found in pilsners.

The mouth feel is very powdery, likely due to the yeast left in the bottle.

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Das Naturtrübe from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
3.41 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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