DAB Original

DAB Original

Rated 3.307 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Dortmunder Actien Brauerei

Dortmund, Germany

Style:  Helles / Dortmunder

4.9% Alcohol by Volume

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Not just a beer. Not just a premium brew. A beer with a glorious history. A beer at home on every continent. A taste that is appreciated throughout the world. The model for many of the world's beers. A real Dortmunder – a symbol of German brewing culture – Bright golden colour – fine bitter taste – with an elegant note of hops. DAB ORIGINAL – THE BEER OF WORLD FAME

ID: 9143 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank9701
Overall Percentile80.4
Style Rank35 of 476
Style Percentile92.6
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.328
Weighted Score3.307
Standard Deviation0.540

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  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pale yellow to light gold color. White frothy head, which hangs around. Subtle aroma of malt. Nice rounded mouth feel, some hints of honey or even a subtle toasty grain sweetness. Hop flavor comes through as hay-like or slightly grassy. Not overly bitter; the malty finish gives it a sweeter balance than bitter, but not overly so. A good session beer

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a fairly big foamy bubbly head and has a clear yellowish/golden appearance. Patchy lacing. Aromas of wheats, grains and malts. Flavours are mainly malty and wheaty with notes of light herbal hops. Has a good balance between hops and malts. Crisp and slightly bitter mouthfeel. Not too bad for a cheap import beer. Could be another party-type beer (cheap and easy to drink, but more flavour than a Coors!) :)

  • GPILAFAS 266 reviews
    rated 2.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pale yellow pour with a monster white head which left a thick amount of lace on the glass. Fair amount of carbonation with grassy and citrus taste. Minimal amount of hops but decent enough. No need to try again.

  • RICHSBEER 1737 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    pours a straw yellow body with a touch of haze and a creamy white foam and little lacing. The aroma is clean slightly sweet aroma of green sulfur has a flint note to it and some freshly crushed pils malt comes through in the finish and grows. The taste is fresh pils malt flavor has hints of honey malt and a dry finish with a slightly sweet sulfur green hop flavor that lingers only for a moment. The mouthfeel has a light crisp mouthfeel with a tight fizz. Overall this is very easy to drink by the liter.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Much better than I was expecting stealing some gulps from a buddies can on the deck. REally cold, really crisp, good really enjoyableable tingly carbonation. Bicuit/cookie like but not at all like carmel, like a shortbread. Lemon and other hop characteristics, dry and nice. good beach beer I think...

  • SIGMUND 5039 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    500 ml can, bought in Spain. ABV is 5%. Crystal clear pale golden colour, big white head. Sweetish and grassy aroma, some floral notes too. The flavour has a very moderate malty sweetness, with a tolerable hoppy bitterness throughout. Not exceptional, but decent.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This beer pours a clear dark gold colour with a huge white head. The head disappears quickly. The aroma consisted of grainy malt, and some citrusy hops. The flavour was similar with the hoppish presence being stronger.

  • CORSI 50 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours crisp clear golden colour out of the 500mL can. Good size white head which fades slowly with time, pretty good lacing. Fairly sweet smell with hints of citrus and spices. Fairly light mouthfeel with sweetness and a small metallic taste. Overall very good lager, has opened my eyes to a new style of beer; dortmunder.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Crisp, grassy aroma with some mild peppery hops. Clear light gold pour with a lasting 1" thick head and decent lacing. Light and balanced feel that is very crisp, easy and refreshing. Grainy/grassy malt flavor with some mild balancing hops. Moderately bitter with a touch of sweetness. Soft, quenching beer, an easy lager for sure.

  • JUTUMULL 749 reviews
    rated 2.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Very pale, much stable white foam. Aroma is almost nonexistant, maybe there's a little bit of iron in it, but it's probably from the can. Taste is a little bit corny and sweetish, refreshing. aftertaste is nicely round and hoppy. Tastes good, aroma and appearance is not so good...

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