DAB Original | Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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76
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618 Ratings
THE BROS
69
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DAB OriginalDAB Original
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 02-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
618
Reviews:
349
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
16.16%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 618 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of rangerred
2.62/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIGGIE101
4.02/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a delicious beers.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AvvocatoCovelli
1.38/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdm9465
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AleSan
1.9/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of wonothesane42
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabulous
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of frasergrove
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beervana
3.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml can
Served in a pokal glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with two inches of fluffy, white head that settles to a skim leaving some lacing.

I get some biscuit and bread aroma and not much else.

It has a crisp, clean taste. It doesn't have a lot of flavor, but I can pick up some light grain notes and even a slight bitterness in the finish.

Moderate to thin mouthfeel

This is a super easy drinker. It is clean, and I could drink these all day. It's a very solid German standard.

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3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the tall boy can in a pint glass. This old classic pours a clear pale yellow
with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and features
some nice light lacing. Nose of light pilsner malts and subtle grains. Flavors
lightly exceed the nose but not enough to budge the rating with lightly sweet pilsner
malts and light grains with mild hop notes. Nice mouth feel, crisp, clean, and lightly
sweet, Overall a fine brew for after mowing the lawn....or a good one to prime the
pump with.

Cheers

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.84/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent beer very well priced in the US.

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Photo of FBarber
3.71/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear crisp effervescent golden straw color. Thick frothy white head dissipates somewhat, but leaves plenty of foam and lacing.

Smell is a bit subdued but notes of bread, a floral almost herbal hop character is noted and a hint of skunk.

Taste follows the nose with a nice balance of bread and cracker malts and pilsner like floral hops. Nice mild bitterness on the finish with some notes of sweetness throughout. Dry finish.

Feel was crisp but the sweetness added a bit of heaviness to the beer. Very drinkable with nice medium carbonation.

Overall a really nice Dortmunder export. Great beer for the price.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FadetoBock
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
3.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little bit deeper yellow than most AALs, but lacking a head formation that sticks around, swells up, falls down, all very quickly. Aroma just comes off metallic.

Taste has some noble hops, loads of carbonation on top of a light body. Mild skunk flavors. I can't really discern the difference between a Euro lager/pilsner and this dortmunder lager. All seems similar.

Stuff is kind of expensive for what you get, doesn't really offer much different than say Heineken or Beck's if you ask me.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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DAB Original from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
3.28 out of 5 based on 618 ratings.
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