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Voll Damm - Damm S. A.

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36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 105
Avg: 3.15
pDev: 32.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-21-2003

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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 105
Reviews by BucBasil:
Photo of BucBasil
3.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the 330 mL can into a pint glass.

Really good smell in this one with lots of bread and an apricoty fruit note somewhere in the middle there. Maybe a bit of caramel. Very malt heavy. Touch of butterscotch or just butter bread in there as well...

The beer tastes similar but with more of that buttery character. Very smooth, but perhaps a bit cloying. Bready and malty but perhaps not enough balance in there. Alcohol comes into play as the beer warms. Not fantastic but drinkable.

Overall pretty good. Not sure I would pick it up again because it's very unbalanced.

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Photo of shigg85
4.04/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle of this at a Spanish restaurant in the Metropolitan building of the Ikebukuro station in Tokyo. I bought it for the simple fact that it was the darkest and most expensive beer they had bottles of. It was my first Spanish beer, so I had no idea what to expect. However, I was blown away by how tasty this brew was. It is a dark brew with a nice white head that retains its shape throughout its life. The smell overwhelmed me in a good way as I poured it into the glass. Very spicy and herbal in a way that obviously suits Spanish cuisine. The mouthfeel was a bit weak considering the appearance and the scent of the brew. However, I was overall pleased with this random selection. I get the impression that many other Spanish beers are not in this fashion, and looking at how others ranked this beer, I feel I am out of the popular consensus. Regardless, I loved this brew and I would recommend it if you see it around.

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Photo of PapaEugene
3.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The first real beer in Catalunya after a horrible San Miguel from a dirty glass at the airport.

A: A beautiful copper/amber color with a 2 finger sized white head.

S: Very thin smell. Some hops and some sweet caramel tones. Some metallic note as well.

T: Floral hops, light roasted malts, citrus and some caramel. Slightly bitter and again a hint of metal.

M: Medium carbonation and a light body. Nice smooth finish though.

D: For a quad lover this is better than the average Spanish pilsener. Had this on many more occcasions. My main issue with this beer is that the taste is out of balance.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ant1
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of stephenlee
3.69/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonmikel
4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Misterefe
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of HugoG
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Iaido
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.64/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Girlfrend brought this back from Barcelona. Kind of excited to drink a Märzenbier so I'm opening this one first out of the whole haul.

A- Very nice looking bottle. Crystal clear gold with TONS of bubbles rising throughout. Almost makes it look heterogenous. Good retention of the greyish head. Good amount of lacing.

S- Awww. Smells skunked and corny right from the bottle. Poured into SA perfect glass. Very sweet artificial caramel which kindof smells nice but just not right.Some dusty alcohol.

T- Skunkiness seems to have dissipated. Nice caramel maltiness which ends up better than what the smell hinted. Couldn't find the bitterness in the first few sips but it ended up growing and tasting a bit nasty and artificial. The subtle hop touch adds a lemony character. Alcohol is a little solventy. The bitterness really sticks around the back of the throat like something you shouldn't be ingesting.

M- Very smooth. Low carbonation (did it all leave in the pour?) Not dry.

O- Had this straight out the fridge but it still tasted kind of dirty. I'm not sure I could drink very much of this.

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Photo of BlackSpark
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Regenpak
3.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The joke goes that when on holiday in Spain only two lines are important, the first being: "Dos cerveza por favor", and the second: "Dos mas". So I discovered this brew while on holiday in Barcelona, and this particular bottle was broght to Amsterdam by friends.

The history of this beer seems to be that German brewers moved to Barcelona and then started to brew various styles. The Voll Damm (pron. "boy damm") is Deutsches Märzenbier. The brewers used a double dose of malt in the recipe ("se duplicó la cantidad de MALTA EN LA RECETA" as it says verbatim on the label) so hence the "Voll" (full).

My 25 cl bottle showed the BB date as 06/06, but since I kept it in the fridge it was still OK. It poured an amber color, almost no head (maybe because of said date) and just a few bubbles. The smell is strong and sweet, almost caramel. It has some bitterness but is very pleasant and drinks easy. The alcohol is noticable but not on the foreground. There's just a little carbonisation.

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Photo of jisraelt
3.99/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evlu1441
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It has a nice centimeter of foamy head on top of a clear, medium-dark amber beer.

The aroma is quite strong and malty, with a hint of caramel in the background.

The flavour is slightly sweet. The alcohol comes through quite noticeably, and it has a kind of breakfast cereal aftertaste.

Overall, this is an okay offering if you're looking for a strong beer. I wouldn't seek it out back home though... It's probably pretty expensive.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.95/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl Green can, brought back from Majorca by my daughter and her husband, one of three different beers from this brewery.

Best before May 2011 it was drank and reviewed mid Nov 2010. Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed glass tulip.

Looked good, copper body of clear beer, on top a large foaming head of a light tan/creamy colour. Some good lacing as the beer sank.

Malt sweetness in the nose, molasses/treacle/toffee, nice.

I tend to go for maltier beers more than the hoppier ones, but this was over the top malty even for me. It was a harsh tasting malt with a really dry and metallic aftertaste. I don't think it was hop bitterness, but I suppose it could have been, anyway I didn't like it. The alcohol was also 'in your face' from start to finish, not a pleasant drink in my eyes what so ever.

Strange beer, and not one I'd try again in a hurry. Looks and smells really good, pity about the rest.

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat oily in its structure. The first mouth looks just a little first before spicy be easy to drink. However, the finish awakens the senses and endures in the palace where they will mark traces of peanuts and bread and popcorn. Barley is also present and a great way as it is expressed by various peanut fumes. Corn is also there, either in the nose or in the body.

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Photo of allstar255
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

2.85/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed many times. Amber color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, brief crown. Sweet, sugary, mildy toasted, adjunct cereal & spicy aromas. Malty, harsh alcoholic & bitter upfront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Honey & spicy notes. Herbal sweet/bitter finish. ABV is well felt.

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Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Yalcin
3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
3.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Voll Damm from Damm S. A.
75 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.