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:
280
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
13.43%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
19
For Trade:
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Lederhosen, New York, NY

A: Ther beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready (and somewhat sweet) are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts with slight bits of sweetness and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice flavors of bready malts and feels a little thick fr the style, but seems like it could use a slighter higher amount of bitterness.

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2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The same old decent attempt at the same old Classic Beer. Straw...carbonated...grainy sweet...bready...saaz hop flavor...bla, bla, bla. Basically it is unique from other Pils in it's drying effect in the finish. It finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, without the abruptness. Otherwise, it's typical of German Pils. Good, but not a standout.

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3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of oberon
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a shiney light golden color with a decent fluffy head with quite a bit of carbonation looks nice in a pilsner glass,aroma was slightly skunked (damn green bottles) but I did pick up some grainy malt with a little sweet dough mixed in.Taste wasnt to effected by the bottle, picked up some sweetness and biscuity malt but a real sharp hop bite comes thru late and in the finish I did get a little skunkiness in there though so I didnt get the whole effect.This beer was a little sharp on the tongue off the bat but seemed to mellow after a few sips,not a bad pils have had better would like to try from the tap though.

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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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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

CD Pils is a pale golden straw color with a high level of carbonation. The head is large and rocky. After uncapping the bottle, a momentary whiff of skunkiness is noted, but then gets taken over by the plesent aroma of sweet grains. The flavor has a delicately sweet and mildly doughy malt profile, with a touch of grain flavors towards the finish. For whatever reason, I like the malt flavor of this German pils better than most of the others I've sampled. This is an almost perfect choice for my session beer.

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3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz green bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: The initial head as very nice though it dissipated to a patch white lace, good bubble action. Clarity is on par for what a lager is supposed to look like as well as the pale golden colour.

Smell: Grassy herbal hop … a bit oily, touch of husky grain and that is about it.

Taste: High bitterness from the hops, slightly astringent. Grain in the back almost plays second fiddle to the hops, finishes with a huskiness as it slowly dries and the bitterness fades.

Mouthfeel: Ample crispness, light to medium bodied and a bit slick on the tongue.

Drinkability & Notes: Overly bitter and not just from the hop as the bitterness is intensified by the huskiness of the grain. After a few that is about it for me as I had to switch to something else. A good change up brew from the rest of the pack just not stellar in my eyes.

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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I am sometimes laughed at for scouring coolers like a pig seeking out truffles, but persistence pays off when you are on a CANQuest (TM). This beauty was courtesy of Subs & Six Packs this past Sunday when nothing was stirring and I decided to make the trek out.

From the CAN: "Qualitat aus der Brautradition Privatbrauerei seit 1888[.]"; "Getreu dem deutschen Reinheitsgebot [. undersigned Carl Dinkelacker]" I will translate shortly.

And now, all was in readiness for the Crack! It was a little understated, but the CAN was brimful and so it could be overlooked. Being as it came in a .5 L CAN, I was unable to upend it and CANduct an inverted Glug, but I made do as best as I could. The result was two fingers of dense, bone-white head atop the beer, like meringue atop a lemon pie. Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow (SRM = 5) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a Noble hoppiness underlain by a bready malt presence as well as a slight metallic odor. Mouthfeel was a little on the watery side, but the taste was very much German Pils. It had a light grassiness overlain by the malt, which always saddens me about the style. I like when it is hops forward, as in the Czech Pils version, but there was nothing intrinsically wrong with this beer. In fact, it would make a great CANdidate for a beach cooler or after mowing the lawn on a hot, humid summer's day. The finish was quite dry and refreshing with the hops again moving back into the forefront.

My original, on-tap review, all 5s, dtd 31 Oct 2007 follows:

This arrived with a beautiful, rocky, bone-white head. There was NE-quality clarity in this gorgeous straw-yellow colored beer. The nose was redolent with Saaz hops. The mouthfeel was medium with a crisp snap of hops on the tongue. The finish was wonderfully dry, making each sip a welcome one. This was a beer to make me proud to be on my current pilsener kick.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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