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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 pezoids on 06-06-2002

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Photo of cpmau11
4/5  rDev +14%
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 drtth
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a dimpled mug. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: Pale yellow/gold with ½" full white head composed of small bubbles that receded fairly soon with little or no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Fresh grassy/floral hops with a hint of malt. Very clean, crisp and pleasant.

Taste: Refreshing hoppy bitterness with a bit of sweet malt. Crisp and pleasant as expected from the aroma. Flavor is well balanced between mild hop bitterness and mild sweet malt.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick body with a medium long finish that begins with bitterness and ends with the lightly sweet taste of the malt.

Drinkability: A nice tasty beer and one I could indeed drink several of in an evening.

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Photo of Offa
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid, very German-style pilsner but with a rather thin, mass-produced quality to it. Although hardly great, it's good and a lot better than the likes of Beck's and it's clean and crisp. It has a prominent herbal bitterness to it.

Bright gold, it has a smallish, off-white head that thins soon to a bubbly top and ring.

The smell is grass, bread, sulphur, and spice - very German.

The taste is also very German with mostly grass-and-herbs hop character on a crisp, thin malt backbone with hints of bread, apple, and honey. It has a very German, very crisp, bitter herb/grass finish, tingly, refreshing. It's definitely on the thin, yet hoppy and bitter side.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dinkel Acker...

Appearance-pale golden color with a large active head.

Smell-somewhat sour, grainy, light alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel-sour and grain upfront, some hops and malts do appear, taste is full.

Drinkability-a little sour but taste is fine and pilsners are usually pretty easy drinking.

Overall-a fine german pilsner, nothing too amazing but well made.

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Photo of gerardoluna
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Eyes] Light Yellow golden color with a medium head
[Nouse] grassy/floral and frutiloops aroma, smells like a tuttifrtutti buble gum.
[Mouth] Medium body with a little sweetness, very dry, some hoppy bitterness at the finish.

Good for a winter night

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (50cl.), tasted in 2005.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : hops aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : Somewhat bitter with a great body and nice finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style German Pilsener.

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Photo of hellican
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Has a nice color, golden in hue, but an awful aroma, Had a skunky sort of smell, seemingly typical of beers that come in green bottles. Nice hop/malt balance with a smooth finish.A surprisingly good taste, but a little thin. Superbly drinkable, especially during a late summer heat wave.

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Photo of montageman
3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Purchased a bottle from Trader Joe's. Haven't seen this beer anywhere else, but I'm fairly certain that's it is not a TJ exclusive. Pours clear yellow with a fairly decent white head. The smell is quite strange - kind of an off stench almost. Not pleasing, but the taste that follows is different. Well rounded & smooth - there is almost no funk in the flavor, which is good. This definitely isn't a full bodied beer, but that's OK for the style. As average as the smell and taste are, I found myself continually drinking this beer and would buy it again to pair with tacos, burgers, or pizza. Recommended.

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Photo of schemb
4.45/5  rDev +26.8%
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 Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
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 becktone
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Eye: Poor head formation, retention, and lacing. If I had to describe the head I would say that it is a thin ratty dry rotted blanket that tries to cover the beer. Lacing is poor, spotty and thin. Color is almost clear...tints of yellow give it its color. Very fizzy looking.

Nose: Smells a bit skunky, but perhaps thats just the hop character, sometimes I know it is supposed to have a smell akin to that of skunk. It is nothing like the skunk aroma of a Corona though. Spicy hops supported by sweet malt aromas. Not much more to say.

Tongue: Hops come through quite nicely here. Bitter and spicy off the bat. Malt sweetness is behind it to give balance. Bitterness is a bit coarse, and overall flavor is a bit watery. Bitterness and hop flavor just doesn't seem to be incorporated that well. Sure its there, but in my opinion its much too coarse...it gives it a much less smooth feel.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Light on the palate with a light body. Carbonation is about what was expected and is delicate. Finish is on the dry side, leaving the mouth with hop bitterness and flavor...sapping all perceived moisture from the mouth. This is an okay beer, nothing I'd readily run back to. In-fact, I'm glad I didn't buy this one, it was given to me...(that is really a half truth). Anyway, after tasting this beer, its not one that I'd like to pick up again. There are better out there. Not only German pils, but pils in general....why would you choose this one?

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Photo of Chinon01
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical golden-tannish pils. Average head and lacing.

S - Ever so slight baked biscuitiness with some hop aroma. Malt more pronounced as it warms.

T - Hoppiness dominates with sweetness in the middle. Metallic flavor with long hop bite surrounding the back sides of the tongue in the finish.

M - Sharp, crisp, with hop bite.

D - Very drinkable. Weight of the malt balances the sharpness-crispness.

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Photo of thartman
4/5  rDev +14%
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 matty
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
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 animal69
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow with a creamy white head which lasted for a moment or so leaving some lacings down my pilsn glass ; not a strong smell, a bready, steely grain mixed with a good earthy/herbal hop aroma ; a crisp flavor, mostly grassy hops backed w/ cereal grains, finishes very crisp & clean ; a very dry, light body here with alot of co2 making it evaporate off the tounge, makes you thirstier the more you drink ; a very drinkable brew, i consider this prob. one of Germany's best pils...

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Photo of BBM
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured a clear golden color from the tap. About what you'd expect from a Euro lager. Aroma was grassy and a bit sweet, with slight hints of corn.

I found this beer to be more on the bitter/herbal side than the major Euro beers, which is a good thing. Slight earthy hops and a strong corn malt sweetness combine to make what is an easy drinker with a touch more character than you may be used too. Not bad overall.

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Photo of cktison
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light yellow American-like lager look. Grassy and clean aroma, nice malts and low alcohol. Taste of no hop, malts, something like a Stella or a pils uraquell.smooth, light carbonation, seems very macro for a german beer. Clean, but nothing fantastic. I could drink a few, but not a great one.

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Photo of xare
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours like normal macro lager, 1/6" inch thin white bubbly head that dissipates quickly, color hue is slightly off-yellow gold. Appears like an American macro. Appealing but not excellent appearance thus far.

Smells like malty grasses and a touch of alcohol. Inviting but not exceedingly so. Average.

Taste is a bit strange, almost like a hybrid. You get corn, grain alcohol, a touch of malt, and not much else. Light on the alcohol, which actually helps this out flavorwise. At first, I got a strange porter-like flavor and never got that flavor again after that first gulp. It settles down to a normal lager-pilsner flavor and while not outstanding, it's decent.

Crisp, clear, clean, and just a hint of bitterness. A bit above average but not by much. Hints of alcohol linger in your throat as an aftertaste but it isn't noticeable for the most part.

Drinkability is average, meaning I'll finish this beer, not complain and happily drink it if I'm offered this beer in the future, but I'd probably not go searching this beer out for a drink or two. It just doesn't stand out to me.

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Photo of daledeee
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have been trying to find pilsners ever since I went to Germany and I discovered that here in Iowa we are kind of weak in that area.

This beer pours like any other macro with a medium head and a clear yellow body. Nose is nice with hops and yeast.

Taste is rather hoppy, grainy and has a good drinkability. Overall not the best, but not objectionable,

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Photo of PorterLover83
3.07/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out with no visible head that I could tell with a medium straw gold appearance. Very "crisp" looking. Nose had a dry light malt, almost fruity smell. Malt taste was very present along with dry almost champagne like taste. Followed up with a crisp, spicy finish. Mouthfeel was pretty light. Overall it was a pretty drinkable brew. Wasn't the greatest but hey, it's beer isn't it?

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Photo of hyland24
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap at the Harbour Inn in Throggs Neck, NY into a pint glass.

A- Clear light gold with an inch and a half white foam head. Good carbonation with minimal lacing.

S- The smell was hoppy, with a slight malty sweetness.

T- Sweet up front with the hop spice typical of this beer. Did not really get the malt I picked up in the smell.

MF&D- Light bodied, and clean with heavy carbonation. Better on tap than in the bottle. Good crisp summertime beer.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at Market Cross Pub in carlisle,PA.

This was a very interesting beer. i had to try it cause it has my last name in it and its german.

While pouring i could see the head start to get foamy and it was a good 2 fingers lacey. I could also smell the bitterseet hops aroma coming from it.

A-Light yellow tint but very crisp and clear.

S-hoppy and you cuold definitely tell it was a going to be a good beer.

T- a lil rough on the palate after sitting in the mouth for a few but it was good.

D-a good beer to have at a bar and every once and awhile and a nice sixer but not good enough for a case. Its a good beer.

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Photo of prototypic
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours a clear, very light gold color. Head is a massive two and a half fingers. Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Light on the nose. Sweet, malty notes are the most noticeable feature. Light hops are present. Slight earthy smell to it.

Taste: Nice, caramel malt base. Sweet up front, but not overly so. Definitely has a biscuity taste. Hops do provide just enough bitterness to it. Good, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, well carbonated, and goes down smooth. Good drinkability. I could drink a few of these. Overall, it's pretty good. Worth a try.

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Photo of MmmIPA
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear,golden body with a thick two finger white head.Nice and carbonated.Nice thick lacing left because of a hard pour.

Notes of malt,hops and adjuncts.

I cant tell if its adjuncts or really clean malts but they dominte the taste.There is a sweet taste there also.There is a faint hop bite there but the sweetness almost kills it.

Nice mouthful,typical for a pils.

I like this beer.Im not too fond of pils but this is good.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick white bubbly head into a weizen glass. the head was thick and fluffy, lasted a long time and really coated the glass. the body was a clear and extremely bubbly blonde. this must be carbonated to the nth.
s - metallic with a slightly floral and straw aroma.
t - bready, grainy, with a light floral hop finish.
m - thin and clean.
d - nicely refreshing and not a bad session when the weather gets warm.

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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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