DAB Export | Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-27-2002

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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by ThinkAgain:
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant gold under a 2” long lasting white foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Big bread aromas, medium low noble hops, lightly sweet grain, very faint sulfur.
T: Drinks smooth and crisp with a balance between malt and hops that produces spicy bread flavors. No fruit or movie popcorn butter flavors, but has a slight mineral character that is not overbearing and helps emphasize the hops.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: An easy to drink beer that is very balanced and smooth with a firm malt body.

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Photo of hopmashian
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A tasty brew without strong negatives. I first tried DAB 30 yrs ago when I worked in a deli with a German man who sung its praises. I liked it then and this is a really good version in a 500ml can. It tastes like a German beer, well balanced between hops and malt.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can into lager glass, canned on 11/2/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no yeast notes present. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-moderate body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately grainy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a great Dortmunder! All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A really enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. Perfectly balanced.

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Photo of DarthMalt
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a seriously malty beer. Since I've read in Papazian, et al, that Dortmunder lies somewhere in between a Pilsener and a Helles with regards to malt flavor, I was absolutely bubbling at the thought of how luscious my first Helles would be.

Well, after trying just one authenic Munich Helles (Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell), I can say that DAB has it beat in the malt profile.

This is a really good beer, and has a lot of serious quaffing potential. I would classify it as an "uber mensh" lawnmower beer to be consumed in a well-appointed beer garden of your choice.

Unfortunately, due to its hop/malt balance and white/green/gold/red packaging, this beer bears an uncanny resemblance to Clausthaler N/A, which is a serious buzzkill.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant beer to have with a cheese sandwich for lunch.
Held to the sunlight, I got an above average show. Aromas are mostly malt and Tastes are typical to style. In the mouth, it could use more interest other than a few lingering bubbles. But Overall, a pleasant mid-day beer.

DAB's Export is reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" as a standard for the style.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an almost colorless, crystal clear beer with a glowing golden hue. It easily supports a thick, spongy, white head. The aroma is faint but unfortunately soapy. The flavor is light and bready, with a slight grain mustiness that reminds me of mushrooms. I guess this is typical of the style, and I'd like to try it with mushroom pizza. The finish is faintly metallic and hoppy.

The mouthfeel is very interesting, it is light but has a kind of syrupy-buttery-melts-in-the-mouth quality where it gradually gets heavier. I like it. This is a very drinkable beer but I'm just not in love with this style.

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Photo of vinivini
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Robertas
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmytron
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has sweet malts and grains, very clean overall. Taste starts also slightly sweet and grainy, gets more bitter and hoppy towards the finish and lingers dry on the aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Very clean and easy drinking overall but lacks some character.

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Photo of johnwetterstrand
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm likin' the Dortmunders a lot, and this is a good example. Much more noticeable malt flavor than a pale American lager, just a little more taste of German hops. Very drinkable, but too tempting to slam one down, especially after an evening spent cooking chile pork stew for the homebrew club picnic!

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Photo of BeerTaster
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What can I say The first thing that came to mind was a strong Heiniken the taste was similer but body and mouthfeel a little firmer. Still I would take this over Heiniken any day this was my first Dortmunder Export and I would love to try others and compair. All in all not bad I'll have another.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.94/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DAB Export. 500 ml can. 5% alc. Lager. Brewed by Dortmunder Actien Brauerei. Decent white head. The beer is golden coloured. There is not much aroma. Very faint grain smell. In other words, it smells like beer. The taste is grain, mild malted barley, and a pleasant slight hop bitterness that is most noticeable at the back of tongue. The beer is light to medium bodied. The finish is dry. This is my first time trying this beer.

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Photo of F_riedrich
4.07/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flip_Smash
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of jisraelt
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, bottled 229/15 printed on the back. "DAB Dortmunder Export" with no apparent abv listed anywhere.

Poured to clear tulip-ish stemware.

A - Pours a nice crisp golden body with excellent clarity and lots of streaming carbonation that feeds a good healthy two fingers of frothy white bubbly head that lingers and leaves good lacing behind. Steady stream of bubbles rising topside. Looks nice for the style, I will say that.

S - Aroma is pleasant enough: honey, sweetened grains, pilsner malt

T - Taste follows: sweetened grains, touch of honey, pilsner malt, bread, lager yeast.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Light-bodied, with good carbonation and excellent drinkability. A very sessionable beer.

Overall, while it isn't remarkable or truly great, this is still pretty quality stuff for an adjunct lager from Germany.

DAB Dortmunder Export -----3.5/5

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Photo of bismarksays
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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