DAB Original | Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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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:
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Added by stirgy on 02-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,563
Reviews:
352
Ratings:
635
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
2.96
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
72
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Ratings: 635 |  Reviews: 352
Photo of wonothesane42
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabulous
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of frasergrove
3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beervana
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
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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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.84/5  rDev +49.4%
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 +14.5%
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 -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FadetoBock
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
3.59/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Angela1956
2.16/5  rDev -33.3%
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 Beginner2
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyGanley
3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eveyone speaks to this beer with long descriptions. For those who drink beer as a session option, as well as enjoy the finer beers. I find this beer falls in the Old Standard level. It's not good enough to bring to a party to impress, but it's good enough to enjoy with visitors as a "way better then Coors" I love the fact that it's CHEAP, and not made with rice "Purity Laws". I never get a hangover, and it always go down smooth. Great fishing beer.

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Photo of Lagerlivesmatter
2.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

One of the cheapest beers I could get when I was living in Toronto. Was surprised to later learn of its storied history. Indistinguishable from it's peers in price range among varying styles. Nothing about this beer separates itself from other bargain import pilsners or lagers. Comparing it to something like Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold .. it should be embarrassed, hide in a corner and slit it's wrists.

That being said, for the price of it, it wasn't horrible. It is drinkable but it has a really wierd off flavor and a bad aftertaste.

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Photo of Noelan
1.11/5  rDev -65.7%
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 AdrianRP
3.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is readily available at my local Binnys. It is sold in 6 pack pints for $6.00. A great value in *decent* quality beer. Plus, the packaging in a can almost insures that it will be fresh! Poured into a pint glass it creates rich, full head, typical of the style, and retains it for a great deal of the session. Lacing is decent as well. It very clear in appearance, with a bright, white head, very 'frothy', and exhibits decent carbonation. Drinking the beer while it still sports it's head allows for the greatest flavor. Overall good, hoppy flavor, almost exotic as you would get from like a Konig Pils, but not quite as strong and rich. It finishes kind of weak, but still good making a strong session brew in where you can drink 4 or 5 of these pints with no real problems. Overall it definitely has all the trademarks of a common, good quality German Lager, not as good as Spaten's Lager, but close, but the price is outstanding making it a great value. A buck a pint for home consumption is great, don't you think?

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Photo of Czy
3.31/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

DAB Original from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 635 ratings
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