DAB Original | Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

DAB OriginalDAB Original
626 Ratings
DAB OriginalDAB Original

Brewed by:
Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 02-20-2002

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1/5  rDev -69%

Photo of Noelan
1.11/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Skunky, even in a can. Disappointed by this beer and will not purchase again. Unfortunately the taste was skunky as well. Not very impressed with this beer.

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Photo of RushLimbmalt
1.11/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I bought this beer on a whim and too my surprise, it is very average. Ok, I guess I didn't expect to be impressed. This stuff is horrible. It is pale yellow and has a sweet, hoppy aroma, but it is very processed. The same goes for the flavor. The malt is thin and the hops are present, but horribly bland and off tasting. BLAH! It is as bad as any Heineken could be, this crap is offensive.

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Photo of AvvocatoCovelli
1.38/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BrettHoo
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Durandal_777
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of AleSan
1.9/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of CDBeerDisappear
2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a - Very pale not much head which disappear quickly. Coarse foam like US macro-brews.

s - Strong aroma when the bottle is first open but quickly fades to nothing

t - Simple, straightforwrd bitter with a strange aftertaste.

m - Coarse bubbles, unpleasantly foamy

d - Would drink it if it were the only thing available. Otherwise - wouldn't waste my money

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Photo of bonbini26
2/5  rDev -38.1%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of Jimboe
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of AndyEdgar
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of beagle75
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of Franck
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of AugustusRex
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of jrob21
2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of Johnct
2.1/5  rDev -35%

Photo of KarlHungus
2.12/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear light gold color. The head is a half in of bright white foam that recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of corn with a slight sweetness. The taste is a touch sweeter than the aroma, but it is more of an adjunct sweetness than a malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is thin with a watery texture, and aggressive carbonation. Overall, this beer tastes more like an adjunct lager than a Dortmunder, and its not even a good adjunct lager. I can't see myself drinking this again.

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Photo of Angela1956
2.16/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Ah what can I say about this beer. It has a golden color with a nice white head. Smells of vegetables to me, slightly hard to smell. Not enjoyable of a scent. It has a bitter flavor but too much carbonation for me. I just find this beer to be kind of cheap tasting and not enjoyable.

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Photo of hustlesworth
2.24/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- very clear golden yellow with lots of rising bubbles and a puffy, slightly chunky white head that settles to a thick creamy disk and sticks around til the last drop and leaves plenty of wispy spatter patterned lace.

S- mildly skunkiness goes away after a few minutes. citrus hop aromas, maybe some lemon pith, and lightly toasted cereal grains. hay, grass, and cooked asparagus.

T- pretty good and bitter throughout, but the finish is rather generic and yucky. pale buttery grains, hay and cardboard, cooked greens, and some metallic flavors mid-way. odd, almost chemical bitterness finishes it off and i can't help but make a weird face when i drink it.

MF- light and prickly, but with a odd starch feeling that kinda matches the weird bitterness in the finish.

D- strange brew. something not right about this one. i would have assumed maybe it was stored improperly, but i'm an optimist. unpleasant finish is a downfall, but at least it looks good.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of jk3
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

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DAB Original from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 626 ratings
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