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.

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Reviews: 150 | Ratings: 276
Photo of allboutbierge
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A completely average German Pils.

Light golden color, white fizzy head, full and rapid carbonation, thin body, light herby aroma, and less than full taste. Seems watered down compared to the likeness of Jever or other qualtiy German Pils beers. Not bad, but not good.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A golden color with low carbonation; has a nice white head with poor retention. Aroma of fresh mown grass and grain. The taste is hoppy at the start with a crisp dry finish like a pils, but the mouthfeel is seems smooth and creamy.
IMHO: This beer seems out of character for a typical pilsner: more medium bodied. Not a great balance of hops and sweetness; somewhat one-dimensional.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After a fast start on appearance this beer played out quickly. The nose was weak and undistinquished. The look was yellow with a very nice white head and great lacing. The taste was average, though crisp and clean. Light body and good drinkability if you want the lack of flavor. This is a bland beer, better than macro, but quite light.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This clear, light gold beer has a very big, white, sticky, foamy head that leaves sticky rings of lacing as it dissipates. The smell is skunk-o-rama. But that goes away. The front is hoppy, tangy and grainsy. Crackers. Light middle gives way to a nice, hoppy-bitter finish. Some skunk makes it all the way to the end. This isn't bad. There's some good flavor there.

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Photo of Mitchster
2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought and drank in San Marino. Clear, golden with no head or lacing...medium carbonation with no retention or lacing. "Head" of scum is atop large bubbles. Skunked aroma with distant husky pale malts and faint earthy hops. Lightly fruity in taste, crisp thin body, with a otherwise nicely balanced bitterness and toasty finish. Soft mouthfeel with a bright, light body. Nothing exciting in taste, and a very boring presentation.

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Photo of stoutman
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very clear light golden appearance; medium fast-disappearing head. Aroma contains a bit of fresh grass and grains, but also some skunkiness; better than a lot of German green-bottle-gunk, but not great. Perhaps this brew was skunked? (I'll try this one again and update only if my view is changed). Flavor on the sweet side for a pils, slightly low carbonation, some hoppiness comes through but also some staleness. Somewhat bitter finish with a watery body. Average beer.

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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 TXHops
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

-Krausened during secondary
-4 Hops additions, the last being Brewers Gold
(facts courtesy The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer, by Protz)

Dinkel Acker is one of those great examples of a crisp, dry, super-refreshing north German Pils. The visual impression in the glass is stunning: a brilliantly clear gold body juxtaposed against a stark white head of lasting, lacing foam. A delicate, herbal hoppiness is evident on the nose, and a deep sniff reveals some soft, clean maltiness. The super firm, highly carbonated body reveals more of the clean maltiness followed immediately by a very bitter, very drying hop tail. The hoppiness is not at all sticky or resiny like in most ales, but bitter and balancing against the light sweetness of the malt. There’s a bit of leafiness in the long, super-dry finish, allowing the bitterness to linger indefinitely. Due to the very well attenuated body and the complete dearth of specialty malts, this beer tastes at least as bitter as many IPA’s I’ve had. It also helps that none of the usual high alpha American varieties of hops are used—no stickiness. The result is a super clean, intensely focused, but still subtle and complex pils. However, for all it’s subtle elegance, my favorite way to drink this beer is in two large gulps after a summer day of hard, outside work.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crytal clear slightly pale golden hue with a foaming white head. A definitevie beer for the style, wow what a fine summer beer. There is a definite European hop aroma (possibly saaz) with a mild grainy sweetness. The taste is very clean and refreshing, but it presents the malt sweetness with the slightly harsh bitterness of the European hops so well making this one is very easy to enjoy. Very thin bodied with an amazing drinkability. This beer is all around plain good.

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Photo of LarryV
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium yellow color with modest head that faded quickly.
Upon opening, a skunky aroma permeated the immediate area, not a good sign. The skunkiness was present in this brew from start to finish so I would guess that it had been lightstruck. Slightly hoppiness, underlying sweetness to the taste. This seems like it has the potential to be a pretty decent brew if it weren't for the skunkiness that asserted itself.

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Photo of BeerAngel
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear ultra-pale yellow with a 2-finger white head that dissipates to a lumpy thick layer. This beer has a light skunky twang with an earthy grain and light hop aroma. Is the skunky twang supposed to be there or is it a result of the green glass and improper storage? The taste is a pleasant grassy taste with light earthy grain notes and a perfect amount of crisp hops that give it a peppery taste. It is light bodied yet has a creamy smooth character about it and drinks down too easy! Pretty damn good beer! Prosit!

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Photo of kunzbrew
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light straw color with a white fluffy head that stays for the duration leaving a a sexy lace behind. The smell of hops is strong at first. The first sip is strong hop flavor also which is quite nice. The malt is light as it should be being a Pilsner. This is my first German Pils and it was not to bad but it is not my cup of tea.


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Photo of Morris729
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear light straw color with lots of tiny bubbles racing up the glass and with a light and bubbly white head. Nose is grass and fresh grains and is also a bit herbal. Taste is oily and bitter hops with only a hint of malt in the background. An average brew but nothing special.

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Photo of Brent
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I particularly liked the body to this beer, which had a nice malty heft for a pils style. Poured an impressive cloud-white head - quite spritzy. Herbal and grainy aroma. Flavor was a bit heavy for the style, with a little raw alcohol wafting about. Finished tangy-bitter, with a lingering thickness.

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Photo of ADR
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold straw color, lighter than many, with a crystal white 1/4 inch head in a Pilsner glass. Intricate lace. Grassy aroma, a little yeast, a little nutty hop. Very crisp, beginning to end, an epitome of Pilsner style to my tastes. Maintains tight mild malt and crisp saaz-like hop in locked tandom, with a dry, somewhat grainy, and bitter close. No skunk to this bottle. Pretty refreshing. A Pilsner is a Pilsner to me, but this one keeps its Ps and Qs together. Thanks to my buddy Dave Szy for the beer.

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Photo of marc77
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear light golden hue. Well retained porcelain white head. Mildly husky grain, soft sweetness and mercaptans in aroma from lightstruck hops. Crisp, assertive, above the norm bitterness dominates the flavor profile. Understated bready malt presence. Very well attenuated and carbonated with a refreshing, almost spritzy mouthfeel. Hint of floral hop flavor is overshadowed by lingering sulfur. Finishes pleasantly bitter w/ a dart of sweetness, but otherwise very dry. Dinkel Cd-Pils is a refreshingly bitter & clean pilsner, but ths sulfur in aroma and flavor prevented anything other the hop bitterness to fully surface. Potentially a very good pilsner if not lightstruck. The curse of the green bottle strikes again.

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Photo of Gusler
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a sunny gold color with a prestigious creamy white head and tons of fine lace to obscure the glass. Dominated by malt and the start a touch sweet, top is skimpy in feel. Finish is sparsely hopped, moderately carbonated and the aftertaste malt dry, can only call it average as it has little to offer to me.

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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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Photo of RBorsato
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straw yellow to light gold with a full white lasting head. Grainy aroma and light earthy and grassy hop aroma. Slight graininess and grassy hop character. Crisp, dry and bitter. Medium bodied and creamy with good carbonation throughout with a crisp dry finish.

Very clean and refreshing with nice balance. Certainly one you wouldn't want to turn down.

Per B.O.M. club notes: Hallertau hops. 5% ABV

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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 Pegasus
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden color with a large snow-white head that retains well. Thick, sticky lace rings the glass. Lots of tiny bubbles rise in streams along the glass walls, along with an occasional large one. Very skunky aroma when first poured, though this soon dissipated. Slightly sweet malt aroma with distinct noble hops. Very smooth taste with good mouthfeel begins with sweet malt, midway through the taste crisp lemon hops asset themselves. Finishes with a slightly metallic bitterness. A truly fine Pilsener.

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Photo of Rifrafboy
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all, let me say this is one of my favorite German Pilsners. It pours a pleasant light straw, with a nice white head when ice cold. Taste is above average for German "green bottles". You get a nice mouth feel, with the high carbonation and moderate to strong hoppiness blending well. It goes down smooth, with a slight hint of skunk, and leaves a clean alcohol twang. A refreshing, light beer which is superior to Beck's or St. Pauly Girl.

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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 ElGuapo
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

light smooth pilsner that is a bit dry in the finale. drinkable all year round, but it is especially refreshing for the summer. not fantastic, but i'd recommend it

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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
3.5 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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