Dinkelacker CD-Pils | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Dinkelacker CD-PilsDinkelacker CD-Pils

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for Carl Dinkelacker.

Added by stirgy on 06-06-2002

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Reviews: 150 | Ratings: 277
Photo of stirgy
4.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I poured this beer and I can smell the pungent grass like hops from 3 feet away. Crystalline clear pale yellow with a huge frothy white head of foam. Without a sip this beer already makes me proud to be a German. Very strong Lemon zesty grassy hop aroma emanates and left an intricate lacing on the glass. The taste is pungent, grainy sweet and finishes with a clean and crisp bitterness. Highly drinkable, simple and clean. A beautifully fragrant Pilsner. This is what all those stupid, dumbed-down American macro swills really wish they could be. Go get some!

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Photo of coasterfreak75
4.49/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The first time I had this beer I was at a German resturant in Lexington, KY. I was taken by it right from the start. The aroma is just the right blend of skunky and fruity, that's the best way I can describe it. The taste is out of this world, starts with a sharp hop bite but finishes clean and crisp.

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Photo of schemb
4.45/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shhhh, don't tell anybody how good this beer is, otherwise they'll start selling it for more than 10 ->11 $ /12 Pack. Fantastic head and Belgian lace (at 50F.). Nice malt and hops in the aroma.
Great sharp bitterness with a firm pils malt backbone. I think the bitterness, dry mouth feel and "must have another sip" quality is enhanced by a fairly hard brewing water. The dry snap hits right at the back of the palate causing:
Insane drinkability, I can't remember another beer that goes down faster. Some of the BA champ pils, while very tasty, would not have you refilling your liter boot nearly as quickly as this one does. Caught me at the right time, been a bit tired of the big beers. Find a fresh 12 pack and I wish you l luck in making it last.

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Photo of cokes
4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shimmering gold with a rowdy white dome issued by jets of carbonation.
Flour-dusted dinner rolls, lemongrass, and bay leave aroma.
Begins with a sandpaper coarse maltiness of rough grain and soup crackers. Drier than licking a newspaper. Clean and brisk through the midsection, with a whitewater sense of rushing rivers. Hops bang home the close, with gripping iron-rich lemon-peels and mint, structured against crunchy dead foliage.
The simple harmony of dry-on-dry is amazing here.
The steady, upped-but-not-abrasive carbonation helps usher this unconsciously down the throat.
A class pilsener, all around. This one is getting slept on, big time.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out a brilliant and clear gold with champagne-like carbonation and a foamy white head that leaves huge, chunky lacing on the glass. Smell is of honey and very bready with a faint sulfur and vegetal note. Hops are extremely floral with an herb touch. Flavor is bright, malty, sweetish, crisp, drying, and has a wonderful and surprising hop bite near the end. Hops, as in the smell, have a definite herb/flower feel here. Mouthfeel is moderate in weight and has a soft carbonation level. This is quaffing beer. This is totally underrated. Impressed.

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Photo of inebrius
4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've been avoiding the Dinkel for some time now. Sitting on a shelf of beer in those creepy green bottles next to the Ales. But I finally gave in. And so glad I did. If the majority of so-called Pilseners tasted like this the world would be a better place.

Pours a wan gold under a sticky, creamy head. The whiffer detects recently sparged malted barley grains under freshly mown grass. Hop bitterness rides a long board over modest waves of malt while hop flavor and aroma are just casual observers. Bubbly, not harsh, and frightfully poundable.

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Photo of Billy2222
4.38/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this beer with German food. It was a nice Pilsner I drank from the bottle. The nose was slightly sweet and bitter notes show through. I saw this beer poured into a glass and it had a three finger head that grew! I think this is an outstanding / refreshing German Pilsner that captures the taste and flavors I like and expect.

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Photo of sachsich
4.35/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a strong pils that doesnt get the credit it deserves. good appearance, the smell is ok, alles ist gut. the taste is very good with a crisp flavor and the strong hops add the final taste. a very good beer that should be given a chance to rival radeberger and pils. urq

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.33/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional Pils. Clear straw/gold with a pure white foamy head and lots of clinging lace. The aroma is of floral hops and fresh bread. The lightly sweet and rounded malt has an herbal quality. There is more body than the light color leads you to believe. The assertive hops provide a sharp grapefruity bite and some resiness spice. Some alcohol fuminess is noticed. A very well crafted beer from Northern Germany.

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Photo of crawfow
4.27/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: Very light straw color and extremely clear. Long lasting white head with large bubbles.
s: A wonderful boquet of Saaz hops. I LOVE that smell.
t: Noble Saaz Hops and Pilsner malt combine to create a wonderful and palatable beverage.
m: The only flaw that I can find with this beer - it's a touch watery.
d: Very drinkable. Tell your friends to drink this instead of the macro American crap.
Overall: And awesome example of a German Pils...Rivals Czechvar in malt and hop presentation.

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Photo of NinkasiGR
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a nice original CD-Pils glass, with a nice 3 finger thick snow white foam. Golden color, you could see its sparkly freshnes by the bubbles rising from the round bottom to the thiner top end of the glass. It has a nice beer bitter taste wich is very refreshing at first and leaves a nice bitter taste. Nice aromatic hop smell.

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Photo of Cresant
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz. into a tall pilsner glass. Received a clear yellow body and three fingers of white fluffy head. Looked like the quintessential pilsner!

Smell was fantastic. Clean, rich, earthy grains and new grass.

The taste mirrored the smell. Rich grains, slightly tart. Peppery saaz (?) hops. Nice and refreshing.

Texutre was smooth and drinkable without being bland. Very quaffable. One of my new favorite pilsners. I will seek this one out again.

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Photo of BeerConnoiseur
4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Gold color, clear
S - Smell of hops... a clean crisp pilsner.
T - Excellent tasting...reminds me of the beers my grandfather used to drink in the early 1970's.
M - Thin, waterery, not syrupy at all.
D - Very drinkable, you can drink these all night and enjoy them without a hangover in the morning.

Overall: I love this beer...Similar to Beck's...clean, crisp, light hops, and refreshing. It's my go to beer for everyday refreshment.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a. poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. straw yellow in color with a fizzy light head.

s. light crystal malt, grains and noble hops make up the scent of this one.

t. a nice refreshing combination of sweet malt and earthy noble hops. the hops are floral and a bit citric. overall a well balanced and flavorful pilsner.

m. a little watery around the edges but oh so smooth.

d. this is a very sessionable beer. spot on for the style. great beer for any occassion.

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Photo of Shiloh
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one impressive brew. Arrived as a very clear medium golden hue with a full finger crown. as the crown quickly disapated. a thin island lace and moderate ring and glass cling supplied the additional colour.
Carbonation is very light.
Aroma is very unusual, close to a skunky scent but closer to that of spearmint.
The body is medium.
The taste is nicely balanced to begin but terminates in a nice hoppy explosion and after taste.
Well done...highly recomended.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled back on 1/8/16. Comes in 500ml (16.9 ounces) can ($2.99) from the local Hy-Vee in West Omaha. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .3L "DINKEL ARCKER" das boot glass.

Brew pours a golden-yellow in color with close to a 2-finger foamy/creamy white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of grains and sweet malts for the most part. Taste is close to the nose with some yeast also. Lots of flavor with no harsh or bitterness. A really good tasty German brew that is medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall a really good brew! PROST!

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright gold in color, 1/3" creamy white head that lingers for quite a while. Smells malty, with hints of grass and bread. Taste is very powerfull and malty, with enough hops to finish this one off well. Mouthfeel is very sharp with carbonation combining with the grassy malt kick. For $9.99/12 this is a very solid and aforadable german pilsner.

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Photo of rotsaruch
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a very golden, straw color with a massive almost white head. The head slowly dissipated, but a collar of lacing remainded until the end. The nose had a noticeable saaz hop aroma combined with a slightly lemony fragrance. There was no sulfry or sunky aroma present. The palate detected a bready, but sweet malty flavor followed by the soft spiceness of the saaz hops. The two are nicely balanced that provides a very refreshing taste. It is not a bitter, over-hopped brew. The moderate degree of carbonation allows for a very crisp, clean mouthfeel. It is a very traditional and well-crafted German Pilsner with a high degree of drinkability.

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Photo of mpyle
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very pale gold color, crystal clear with a small white-colored head.

Fresh noble hop aroma, and otherwise very clean.

Good hop flavor, bitterness balances the malt nicely. Finishes slightly bitter but very clean. Well lagered.

Medium-light body, moderate-to-high carbonation. Carbonation borders on harsh, and hurts the mouthfeel slightly. Otherwise no astringency or mouthfeel problems.

Overall a wonderful pilsner, hoppy and clean. I only have a single 12 oz bottle of this item, but I could drink a lot more of it (or any quality German pils).

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Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Light yellow in color and full of carbonation. The head was big, white, and fluffy with good retention and some cool lacing.

Smell – Light musty Pils aroma of delicate hops and a smidgen of sugar.

Taste – This one was very good and right-on for the style. The hops were extremely dry without a hint of malt.

Mouthfeel – Light and fluffy with a nice amount of carbonation. This one felt terrific in the mouth.

Drinkability – This was a wonderful and very authentic example of the style.

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Photo of BeerBob
4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dinkel Acker “CD-PILS” pours a clear bright golden light yellow from a 12oz dark green glass bottle. White foam head goes to well over two fingers and is persistent, with lots and lots of lace. Streamers of carbonation bubbles constantly replenishing the foamy cap.

Nose is a slight yeasty malt with a bit of carbon dioxide. Palate is a well bittered barley malt with lots of carbonation.

Dinkel Acker “CD-PILS” is a fine Pils with all the trimmings and eye candy, its also thirst quenching, and very satisfying.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant gold under a persistent, clingy 1” white foam collar.
S: Light grain, spice, faint sulfur.
T: Rich malt, biscuit, light bread, spicy hops. Medium to medium high malt, medium hops. Dries on the finish.
F: Creamy, clean, smooth, refreshing, medium tio medium light body, medium carbonation.
O: Very refreshing and very easy to drink.

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Photo of thartman
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured clear and golden with a two finger foamy head, decent retention, decent sticky lacings. Smell of grain, straw and yeasty bread. Some lemon-like bitterness, yet slightly sweet, light hop flavor, with some aftertaste of corn and grain. Crisp and clean on the palate, and quite refreshing. I really enjoy this brew when the weather heats up, and at $19.99 a case, you cannot go wrong. Great to offer friends and family that are not too adventurous. A good alternative to U.S. Macro Pils and Lagers.

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Photo of cpmau11
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pilsner glass. Bright white fluffy two inch head. Clear yellow body with very active carbonation. Exceptional appearance for a pilsner. Aroma actually stands out, not overwhelming but a slightly different smell than most german pilsners. Delicious taste, hoppy but not too bitter. Smooth yet has a slight kick which may come from the carbonation factor. Drinkability is fantastic, I could sit by the pool all day and drink this. I'm not a huge pilsner fan (more a lager guy) but this beer captures my imagination. Definitely will be buying this again.

Overall a great german style pilsner. I recommend

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a huge white head that dies pretty quickly and leaves a thin layer….very nice how the tiny bubbles dance to the top of the glass in unison. On the nose is a nice saaz hop aroma combined with a slightly lemony smell / bite, exact same on the palate, the two are balanced so well, nice display of bitterness, grainy, slight pepperiness, overall crisp, I really dig this brew... In the long, lingering, semi-dry finish the slight lemon taste hangs around as well as a tiny bit of spiciness... overall a very enjoyable / refreshing Pilsner!

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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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