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ABK

ABK
Edel Spezialbier

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Dortmunder

ABK
Edel Spezialbier

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.8%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple-banana nut muffin and hint of coconut oil with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, stimulating, medium-long spiced fruits, sweet lettuces, and toasted corn bread finish. A lively and delicately fruity dortmunder that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: apple-banana nut muffin and hint of coconut oil
Taste Flavor: spiced fruits, sweet lettuces, and toasted corn bread
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: General Tso’s Chicken, Grilled Fish With Fruit Butter, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and delicately fruity dortmunder that will be very versatile.

The Producer or Importer & Video

Rok Imports

8500 Steller Dr Unit 3
Culver City, CA 90232
USA
1 323-394-3999

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Dortmunder

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Dortmunders are straw to pale gold in color and range in alcohol from 5-6%. These beers are well-balanced, smooth and refreshing, and tend to be stronger and fuller than other pale lagers or Munich Helles styles. They may also be a shade darker and a touch hoppier. The style originated from the city of Dortmund in northern Germany. The "export" appendage refers to the fact that dortmunder beers were exported to surrounding regions. Today the term “dortmunder” widely refers to stronger lagers brewed for export, though not necessarily from Dortmund. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes dortmunder Gold, DAB Original, Three Floyds Jinx Proof and Berghoff DortWunder Lager.