DAB Pilsener | Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

BA SCORE
78
okay
42 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
DAB PilsenerDAB Pilsener
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
Germany
dab.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
23.15%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed from notes taken in Amsterdam in Summer 2012:

33cl green glass bottle served into a tulip.

HEAD: 2 fingers worth of head. A bit thin and weak. Not real creamy or soft in appearance. Retention is average.

BODY: Clear yellow. Obviously filtered.

AROMA: Lemon esters. Muted 2-row barley. Helles malts. A hint of biscuit, actually.

Aromatic intensity is moderate.

TASTE: Lemon/citrus esters...odd for lager yeast. Has a biscuity stale malt backbone. I get 2-row barley and generic helles malt.

Fairly complex for a pilsner, but far from well-built.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet. Too thick for a pilsner. Not as delicate/fragile, light-bodied, or refreshing as it ought to be.

Doesn't complement the taste particularly well, accentuate specific flavours, or elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Not very drinkable given its subpar quality and mundane flavour. Fairly priced to its credit, and its ABV isn't noticeable, but it needs a lot of work to compete with the best expressions of the style - particularly those from its country of origin. I guess this is more for the export market anyway?

C- (2.65) / BELOW AVERAGE

 1,136 characters

Photo of StJamesGate
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fast-fleeing white over champagne blonde. 3.75
Sour pils grain, sweet dough, and grass. 3.75
Crackers, hit of tartness, slight rubber and pear, big bite of hay hops with some flowers. 3.25
Light, fizzy, slightly watery. 3.5

MVP pils - hops are right but the body is thin and limp. Some signs of rushed fermentation, too. Supermarket fodder. 3.5

 345 characters

Photo of aleigator
2.65/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bright golden color with a spongy, soon receeding head.

Smells of sun bathed hay, toffee and a herbal hop note.

Has a medium carbonation, very light body and a watery mouthfeel throughout.

More hops than on the nose upfront, toned down by hay, straw and toffee malts, producing a sweeter turning beer. Finishes watery, metallic with some prevailing malts and a hint of straw.

Too thin to convince. This is borderline Kölsch, its wasting a lot of potential. The hops could produce a satisfying crispness, if only they would use more.

 546 characters

Photo of NightINgale
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
2.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap in Frankfurt, Germany. Poured into a small stein.

L: Pouts a clear golden color with moderate white head. Mild retention.

S: Grains and malts. Clean.

T/F: Malt forward and semi-sweet. Mostly clean... a little grass/hay. A little hops at the finish but not strong. On the fizzy side.

O: A solid if unspectacular German macro pilsener. Easy to drink and good with a meal. Wouldn't seek it out but it'll do in a pinch.

 435 characters

Photo of jcbogantes
1.78/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Now a days you can get this beer at any supermarket in Costa Rica, is a really non-expensive beer for being an import. I have tried this beer many times and it didn´t impress me much, but recently I had a couple and I thought It was pretty decent.

 248 characters

Photo of Johnq1964
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Great taste. Tried it at an Oktoberfest

39 characters

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BJSmit
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Dbr
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bmaggot
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Bf_89
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of shanny1981
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of clarknova
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of pcsnyder
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of WunderLlama
3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a glass

Golden color with no carbonation and a thin white foam cap. No lacings

Faint malt and more of hops aroma.

Light to medium light mouthfeel. Malt, hops and fresh beer yeast taste. Grassy. No aftertaste . Clean , crisp and quaffable. Classic pilsener beer taste. Would have another.

 310 characters

Photo of Antonius08
1/5  rDev -67.8%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of dmcclurejr
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of FLima
3.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good head that lingers for some time. Bright golden colour.
Malty aroma with some hops. It has a very balanced taste between the sweetness from its maltand the bitterness from its hops. Bitterness lingers in the after taste. Faithful, actually a master recipe for its style.

 274 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
DAB Pilsener from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
3.11 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.