Dinkelacker CD-Pils | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Germany
dinkelacker.de

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
281
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
13.43%
 
 
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7
Gots:
19
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Photo of hero27
1.98/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: For one, the bottle is just plain ugly. Unattractive green bottle with the most generic label I've ever seen. Poured into a tall pilsner and was not too impressed. A straw-yellow color with a moderately small head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: whew... Sorry, but the skunkiness was smelled from the other side of the room as soon as the bottle was opened.

Taste: Just too bitter and hoppy for me. I like flavor with my beer, not the grassy, watered down flavor that this gave me.

Mouthfeel: Light body + High carbonation = Not pleasant.

Drinkability: Don't get me wrong, I love a good, refreshing Pilsner. But this beer is just too bland for me. The skunkiness always turns me off, and I really don't think I could drink more than one or two of these before I would have to switch to something else.

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Photo of jaswilson2
2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jophish17
2/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of drmeto
2.21/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-metallic,spicy,honey ,lots of apple,grainy,vanilla
T:
-grainy,honey,metallic,lemon,astringent
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light,watery body
O:
Can't even reach the level of most Industrial Macro Pilseners.
If you want a czech-inspired German-brewed Pils, go with Radeberger instead.

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Photo of JayS2629
2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pale straw yellow with a nice foamy head and nice retention. Rings of lace.

S- Skunk ruins it all Underneath are some nice fruity notes and some dark caramels undertones, but skunk overtakes it all.

T- Skunky, metallic, and while nice hops flavors it, it doesn't balance right for the bitterness of this beer.

M- Thin, medium and slight creamy

D- If you like skunky beer, this one is thin and watery and can probably be downed quickly.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A so-so German Pils. Pours out to a light straw color with a big head of bubbly foam. Some lace. Aroma of floral hops and sour malts dominate, with a touch of spice. Taste was not enjoyable; watery malts and hops mixed with abrasive spices. Mouthfeel wasn't offensive, but wasn't noteable either. Drinkability isn't great. I'll look elsewhere for a good imported pilsner. Not recommended.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.42/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Gold color with little head. Slight hops aroma. Clean flavor with a slightly dry finish. Kind of boring.

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Photo of zeff80
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear, pale yellow. It was highly carbonated and had a small, short-lived head. No lacing.

S -It smelled of corn and slightly skunky.

T - It tasted mostly of corn and a little malt. It had a funny spicy bite. It is hard to explain, but it was just odd.

M - It was crisp and light-bodied.

D - It is okay, but something about that bite didn't sit well with me.

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Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of hmmmbeer10
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of dacrza1
2.56/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

DATE: December 26, 2016... OCCASION: Watching The Avengers with the family after a great Christmas weekend... GLASSWARE: Jever pokal... pours a clear, solid golden body with reasonable, streaming effervescence... a soapy, filmy, yet substantial white head occupies its crest... the aroma is metallic Saaz ping, lightly floral, bready, and mild--what could be expected of a European pilsner... a clean, nondescript lagerish consistency, easily drinkable... besides the aforementioned Saaz, light pepper, lemon grass, biscuit, light earthiness, oats and some apple... beefy and malty at its finish--not the aftertaste that wants to be left behind... not the kind of beer that will have me seeking it out again--in fact, the reason I sought this out at all was the fact that I had it over a decade ago and hoped to rate it... now that I have, I leave for others the suggestion to find something brighter, punchier, spicier, cleaner, or another comparative that specifies better... about halfway there...

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Photo of BigAl18
2.66/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Knapp85
2.71/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out like almost any other pilsner, it's yellow, bubbly and clear looking. The head was white and fizzy, just leaves some white clumps on top of the beer. The smell is very grassy and a little skunked. The taste has the same earthy and fresh cut grassy flavor to it. The mouthfeel is light and pretty smooth. Overall not a fan of most pilsners this one falls into the same category.

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Photo of IntriqKen
2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale yellow with small whitehead that disappears to nothing.
Aroma is grassy hops and earthy funkiness.
Taste is very bitter from the hops, only a little sweetness from the malts with a slightly funky aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is full of carbonation making it very crisp, drying and again, a little too bitter.

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Photo of letsgomets86
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Durandal_777
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of shadow1961
2.77/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dinkel Acker Pils pours a stiff white head over a clear, light yellow
brew. The nose is a little skunky- damn you green bottle- with pils
yeast and light barley malt. Carbonation is steady and active. The
flavor is slightly sweet malt up front with a sharp grassy hop finish.
After that bitter finish fades the aftertase is grain. Not a bad pils,
beyond the skunkyness, but I wish there was a little bigger malt
presence to balance that surprisingly strong hop. I think I'll avoid
this one herewith.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.82/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Aroma of grass, hay, bread, corn. Taste slighty sweet malt, grains, mild grassy hops, no bitter finish.

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Photo of BeerSox
2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bright green bottle into pilsner glass.

Pours golden straw with a bright white bubbley head with reasonable retention. Slightly sticky lacing.

Strong floral hop aromas with minimal malt scents. Some skunky aromas.

Unexpectedly light hop flavor with some hop bite at the end. Some breadlike malt flavors mixed in at the end.

Light-watery body with medium to high carbonation. Unexciting finish.

Somewhat of a weaker pilsner. Decent drinkability, and can be enjoyed.

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Photo of illidurit
2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light, clear, gold color with a big white head. Aroma is malty with bready notes, caramel, and straw. Flavor is corny and bread doughy with a mild grassiness and a significant metallic note in the finish. Thin bodied, rather sweet, somewhat refreshing. Nothing to see here.

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Photo of dgallina
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow with small foamy white head which very quickly recedes into a sparse film and slight lace. Smells of light grainy sweetness with a small hop bite. Nearly no malt or other flavors up front; only a developing hop bitterness that borders on a sour finish. Light and quite carbonated in the mouth. Easy drinking, but dull and with little flavor other than the marked bitterness.

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Photo of beerphilosopher
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a sparkling gold color from the bottle with a pillowy white head. A lot of lacing as the head diminished quickly. Nose is nondescript ... pilsner malt and hop, but malt dominated. Palate is malty and slightly sweet. Not much hop presence at all. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated, but leaves a dry, moderately bitter finish. Maybe a bit skunky actually. More flavor than a macro pilsner for sure, but nothing extraordinary here. Just okay.

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Photo of matty
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold colored pilsner with a one inch head that fades pretty quickly.Aroma has that damn skunk smell that seems to be a trademark of imports.Taste is a bitter sweetness not great not horrible either.I doubt I will ever shell out more money for this but I would drink it if it was available for free!!

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Photo of steveh
2.89/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

When it was brewed & bottled for export by Spaten Brewing for Dinkelacker, this beer used to be my house-brand. Couldn't beat the price or the great German Pils character. Since InBev, and subsequently AB-InBev, took over Spaten they stopped all brewing and export for Dinkelacker and the Pils hasn't been seen (fresh) in the U.S. for 5 years or so. It's now back direct from Stuttgart and through a new importer. I was lucky enough to get this in trade while I hunt it down locally. I sure hope it's as good as it was.

A -- Clear, straw gold with a very dense white head that sustains and leaves good lacing.

S -- Mild DMS up front with the first pour, mild, light citrus spicy hops back.

T -- Very light, grainy malts with spicy hop bitterness following and holding fast through the finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is crisp -- falling just short of astringent, with a very, very light body and very dry finish.

O -- This is definitely not the beer Spaten was brewing for export years back. Gone is the bready, melanoidin malt character that used to be so delicious. No more noble hop character in the nose or flavor. No smooth, soft mouthfeel that was so thirst quenching before. So sad to not have the beer I used to love so much.

***
04-09-2008 review:

4.58/5 rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favorites in the German style of Pils, don't know why I've never rated it before. Bottle pour from a covered 12 pack (dated 04/08).

A -- Bright, clear golden in perfect Pils color -- good white head that settles a bit fast, but revives nicely.

S -- Good bready malt with an acceptable amount of DMS -- at least the Pils malt is evident! Slight floral hoppiness coming through.

T -- Very nice balance between bready malts and noble hops - with an emphasis on the spicy hops. Great melanoidin to hop kick in the finish.

M -- Light in body with a smooth, soft mouthfeel that crisps up with the dry, hop finish.

D -- Outstanding. Could drink it all night. The hops don't overpower and become too dry to cloy and the malt flavor is perfect to remind you that it's beer -- not macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

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