Dinkelacker CD-Pils | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for Carl Dinkelacker.

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Reviews: 159 | Ratings: 309
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 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 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 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 JunkYardJake
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle poured into Stella glass. Full 2 finger head with hard pour. Clear and golden in color. Smells of mild hops and a bit of husked grains. Taste is of sweet malts with a mildly bitter hop bite. Notes of honey and white bread from the malts hit the palate and bitter grassy hops give a clean finish. Nice fluid mouthfeel with a good crisp carbonation. Very drinkable pils that really toes the line between a german pils and euro pale lager. Nice pale lager for the summer months.

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Photo of Morey
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle with no "bottled on" or freshness date to be found.

Poured a light golden color with good clarity. One finger fluffy white head which settled to a thin lace rather quickly. Seems to be sticking to the glass rather well.

Aroma is dominated by malty and bready smells common for the style.

Taste is crisp, cold, and actually pretty refreshing. There is however, a slight skunky aftertaste which brings the taste score down a bit. Not sure how old this beer is, but it still taste decent. A fresh sample would be even more refreshing I'm sure.

Mouthfeel is thin with moderate carbonation.

I could drink this for the day if I was at a party, but I probably wouldn'tbe the one to buy it.

Morey's Bottom Line: Nothing I would go out of my way for. I purchased a single bottle at a new six pack shop in my area because I didn't want to go in without buying anything, and they didn't have their shelves completely stocked yet.

A decent pils if you're in the mood for an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a large handled mug. Pours a clear light golden in color and offers a half inch of white head. Retention and lacing are good, leaving some rings on the glass before surrendering to a surface ring.

An enticing blend of hops and malts on the nose. Richer than many of the style yet offers a clean malt nose. Taste follows and has a unique sweetness which lingers into the finish. Not overwhelming but seems to have some corn syrup or something similar added to the mix. Not bready or frothy in any way, and with a clean crisp, if slightly odd, finish. Quite drinkable if you enjoy the unique flavor but may overwhelm after a while otherwise.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this before in a bottle, then the legendary woodychandler came through with a can. Poured from a 16,9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains. Taste is crisp, malts, some sweetness, just a bit mild. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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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 letsgopens
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This cloudy, semi-translucent, golden pils has little rising carbonation and a delicate snow-white, foamy head that dissipates quickly.

The nose is bright and flowery with spicy hops and a light but substantial biscuit note. Some citrus is present and husky grain as well.

A rather dull biscuit graininess hits initially with a hint of toasted malt sweetness then fades to a decently spicy saaz hop layer. A mild mineral/metallic note is present but is down played by the relatively strong hop profile. As in the nose a husky grain and almost corny sweetness appears then fades. Refreshing and crisp but still formidable.

Bright and crisp but not sprizy on the palate. A bit matted on the tongue initially but revealing a nice lively level of carbonation. Tasty and satisfying. Overall a very nice and traditional German Pils in my humble opinion.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a smallish bottle to a pils glass the liquid is a light watery yellow with good carbonation.

The smell is some sharp hops with a touch of skunk grass.

The taste is medium hops, bread and a bit more of that skunky thing

The mouthfeel is good nice body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is close to good, but for a brew like this quality and freshness should be better.


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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 drtth
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +7.7%
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 -10.6%
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 -6.9%
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%
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 -11.1%
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 -11.7%
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 +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 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 becktone
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
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 -12.9%
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 +14.3%
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 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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Dinkelacker CD-Pils from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 309 ratings