DAB Original | Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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BEER INFO

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

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 02-20-2002

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Ranking:
#43,250
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
653
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
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3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.65/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear polished brass with a sturdy white foam boasting good lacing.

Bread and grass from the glass. Not much mote to elaborate on the aroma.

The flavor starts with sweet white bread but quickly changes into a mineral water flavor that doesn't leave. Kind of metallic or alkaline. The faintest suggestion of floral hops in the finish.

This thing is so dry and champagne like bubbly. I'd say it's well balanced but if it did lean to a side it would be sweet. That carbonation though.. very tingling.

I haven't had the pleasure of DABbing into the Dortmunder style. As a fan of Helles and Pilsners, I think I can get on board here. Looking forward to trying others, but I think this might be a great baseline to start from. Prost.

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Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SargeC
4.1/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bluecarp
3.66/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent Euro that's priced right. Old school lager, not over the top ALC. It's not difficult to find a craft or import priced 3 or more times higher that's not nearly as good

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Photo of alwaysbetonduke
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.42/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of F_riedrich
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of osvath
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Simon212
2.9/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HalfFull
3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Pour is a clear medium straw in color with a light white cap. Nice bubbling up of gas keeps a light cap throughout. Nose of pils malt with a bit more backbone/body. Light hop presence. Taste follows with a full bodied pilsener sense with some sweet malt notes and a bit of lemon on the finish. Malt character yields a fairly full body for a 5% brew and befitting of the style.

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1.5/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of heeyongk
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tweezerjam
2.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Your typical average lager.

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Photo of Curbfeeler26
3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JPNesker
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The most mass market and hence most industrial produced brew in the DAB catalogue. When judged against this metric, it’s actually pretty good!

Decent if uninspired pale euro lager. Eminently crushable. Price per can ratio is always inviting.

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Photo of plaid75
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.42/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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DAB Original from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
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