DAB Maibock | Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
Germany
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Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by biboergosum on 06-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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Photo of SportsGuy33
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lewnanny
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This Germany strong beer with an ABV of 7 %, have a distinguish taste. I can't discribe the taste and I like it.

The color is a nice yellow rich beers, and look like a white wine.

A must have again beer.

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Photo of Dmytron
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Derek
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This poured a dark golden colour with a finger thick white head that has good retention. The nose was a bit off putting. There are some bready malts, some apple and earthy hop notes. The malt definitely comes through on the taste along with some caramel and maybe cherry that I didn't get on the nose. There is very little actual bitterness at the start but was getting a coated sensation around the back and sides of the tongue. The mouthfeel is okay with a mild carbonation. Wouldn't call this a bad beer but not something I could see sitting down and drinking a lot of.

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Photo of swim
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sometimes a beer pushes you away with its first impression - this Maibock definitely did. It smells like a shitty adjunct or malt liquor and doesn't look much better. The flavour is smooth enough, but certainly not rich and layered like most other beers in this style. Overall, well priced but not something I would go out of my way to try again.

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Photo of FRANKIE65
2.92/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CurtisD
3.04/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveBar
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $3.00 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a small head that is gone in 10sec. Medium gold color. Clear

S- Not much here at all. As a hybrid this should have some decent malt but no it does not

T- Big let down. Was hoping for more but got less. Less malt then expected. Less bitter, less balance. This is like a mix between a DAB lager style and a touch of a bock. Not a blend but a mix

M- Not much here at all again.

O- Not very good at all. Seems like a beer created by some executives sitting around without any new ideas. I can hear it now.... "well lets take this beer that sells ok and mix it with this beer and see what happens". Would never buy this again even for half the price. Bad alcohol flavor beer that sticks right out at you.

Food Pairing

If you wanted to pair this thing to something I guess it would be........ some kind of dish medium spicy but I won't eat with it

Enjoy

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Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HarveyBerger
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Orionigel
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can purchased from LCBO for about $2.50 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - clear, pale golden straw in colour with a tremendous number of bubbles. Capped by a finger and a half of head that has some staying power.

Smell - very heavy malty presence. Lots of bready and caramel notes. Maybe just a touch of sweet cherries blended in.

Taste - sweet with some bready malts mixed with caramel and enough bitterness to counterbalance than nicely. Refreshing but with full flavor. Very grainy tasting on the finish and almost a touch of mocha on conclusion.

Mouthfeel - velvety smooth, moreso than I thought possible. Carbonation is actually on the lower side, but thee is a creamy rich decadence here too. A bit syrupy but it works here.

Overall - a solid bock, that is flavourful enough for beer advocates, to make it interesting, but light and refreshing enough to also just be something to drink non-chalantly during and afternoon of sports. Definitely work at least trying this one.

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Photo of Tom_Servo
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $3 or so

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, corn, breads/grains, crackers

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, hops, and a grassiness. There is also a bit of a honey sweetness, corn, and a soda cracker flavour.

Overall - Pretty spot on for the style. Not the most exciting beer, but if you are a fan of the style pick this one up.

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Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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DAB Maibock from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
3.5 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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