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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

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Added by biboergosum on 06-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,273
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
41
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FRANKIE65
2.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveBar
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
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 nullbort
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of CurtisD
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sdm9465
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tom_Servo
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bunman3
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
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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3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
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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3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

Photo of HarveyBerger
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Dmytron
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.54/5  rDev +2%
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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DAB Maibock from Dortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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