DAB Low Carb
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Formerly brewed at Dortmunder Actien Brauerei (Oetker Group)
Style: Pale Lager
Dortmund, Germany


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Shared with Barrios at Woody’s. Bottle had to be at least a year old. Pours a near clear gold with thin ring of white head. Nose of vanilla and light grain. The flavor profile is mainly cardboard, very grainy, and astringent. Thin body with massive carbonation and a metallic ’tinny’ finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Clear gold, nice big rocky white head. Faintly sour aroma. Stale, cardboardy and sour flavor. No body to speak of. Actively bad flavors, this beer should aspire to be bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Pours the color of water with the slightest bit of yellow food coloring added. Very frothy disgusting looking head, terrible smell emanates from the glass. No discernable flavor, very surprising, usually I can pick out the crappy rice flavor, but this one just tastes like nothing...very dull beer that most people would love. It is awful.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Bottle. Small white head that fully diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, transparent, carbonated, and a yellow hue. Aroma was sweet, malty and slightly skunky. Flavor was acidic and somewhat harsh and overall not tasty. Tingly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2005
Bottle: Very pale yellow, almost totally clear with a medium white head. Aroma is soap, faintest of hops, and a sweet, stale malt scent. Light bodied, over-carbonated. Taste is sweet cardboard, mild lemony hops, grains, stale citrus sweetness, soap. Pretty bland.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2005
Bottle poured yellow with light head and lacing. Aroma of corn and grass and malt in the background. Flavor is soapy with a nasty finish. not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Light yellowish with a thing gray head. nose grainy and a bit sour. Flavor a bit sweet, quite adjuncty, soapy and corny. Good for a low carb, meaning it still sucks.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fatguys (76) - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Bought a six-pack for $3, so my expectations are quite low. Very grainy smelling with hints of corn and other fine adjuncts. Pours a very carbonated straw yellow. The head dies a sad, quick death. Very watery with a slight hint of bitter hops. Not the worst "low-carb" beer i’ve had, but I’d still opt for a tall glass of H2O. One small step above Michelob Ultra.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle. "Low Carb" = low taste. DAB original isn’t that great, but this one makes it a lot better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle. I think to myself, how bad can it be? Then I open it. Whoa doggies, for something that claims to be low-carb, it sure smells of sugar. Pours a very pale brown, like a whiskey and water with lots of melted ice. No head. Tastes like a non-alcohol beer; that sugary smell I mentioned is nowhere in the mouth. Might compare to a Malto Goya except for a harsh tinny taste. Some undiscernable bitterness is present somewhere. Yet I think this is exactly what the manufacturers… I mean brewers… intended. I think I’ll save the bottle for homebrew contest entries, so that at least it will have held beer at some point in its tragic life. Belch-h-h-h-hy, too.

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