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Voll Damm - Damm S. A.

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.93%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-21-2003

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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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3.84/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Photo of AlexLMS
3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Voll-Damm pours with a deep burnished gold colour. The head has an almost off-white colour, moderate size, fair retention and is kind of creamy. Very clear appearance.
The aroma is very malty and presents some fruit notes. The taste is composed of sweet malts, some caramel hints and little hops. Kind of vinous.
The mouthfeel is creamy with a reasonable carbonation, fair alcoholic strength (despite its 7.2% ABV) and a full body.
The finish is sweet, only slightly bitter and quite lingering.

Overall: a great beer. Not oversweet as the majority of euro strong lagers in the market. Well-balanced and very tasteful. Top of the rate Spanish beer.

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3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
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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3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ahhh...sipping it in a plaza cafe in palma whils writing an essay.

pours light brown with a small head and a bit of lacing and retention...carbonation is quite visible.

smell is very bready malts with a bit of nut character followed by a slight lager skunk - not bad at all though.

taste is sweet malts straight away followed by some hazelnuts and a clean bitter finish - the alcohol gives it a nice warming mouthfeel but isn't overpowering.

overall this is a very nice, drinkable marzen/amber lager - i'm somewhat skeptical of 7%+ european lagers unless they are german, but this one does a great job of maintaining the german feel while being spanish - almost as nice as the currywurst i had earlier today!

Estrella products are the best brews in spain without a doubt.

Photo of seanyfo
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into what appears to be a spirit tumbler on a street cafe on the Rambla de Catalunya in Barcelona

A- Deep orange copper body with a 2 finger creamy head with moderate retention and good lacing. Excellent clarity

S- Toasted bready malts, munich malts, maybe a toffee note also.

T- Malt sweetness dominates the tongue, almost bock-like, this fades to a crisp lager finish, alcohol more apparent here although not hot.

M- Low to medium carbonation, full body, creamy.

T- Tasty enough albeit a bit sweet for a true marzen and also abv is too high, this more resembles a bock to me. Malt sweetness went well with the grilled beefburger in a roquefort cheese sauce i had with it.

Photo of Radome
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 25 cl bottle into a goblet.

A - Attractive beer. It is a deep golden color edging to copper or orange and it's very clear. The head is thick and fluffy at first, fading to a thin layer with nice lacing. Tiny bubbles.

S - The aromatics change for the better as the beer breathes and warms. Straight from the fridge it smells harsh and skunky like a mass-market "pilsner" lager you'd find anywhere in the world. Give it some time and its German heritage shows through. The skunkiness disappears, replaced by muted noble hops. The dominate aroma is malt--nutty, grainy, Munich malt. There is even some sweet alcohol presence in the nose.

T - The taste is more along the lines of the original aroma, unfortunately. Moderate hops bitterness that seems a little harsh and skunky. This fades in mid-palate and some malt shows through, but it is not as round and satisfying as good German examples. The bitterness returns in the end with a lemon twang, offset by a hit of alcohol.

M - Thin body, little noticeable carbonation, dry finish. A bit of alcohol bite.

O - This beer is drinkable, inexpensive, readily available and has a respectable alcohol content. Although not a great beer, it has become my standard to keep on hand in Spain because it is worlds better than other Spanish beers I’ve had. I'll keep looking, but so far this is the best local brew I've found.

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3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very good, the taste is very malty, and very strong too. HAd it beofre the standar Estrella and was very dizzy, maybe it wa sbecause I was a little tired. The foam is not very big but it is quite exceptional. The aroma is very alcoholic but with character.

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3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was the 2nd best beer I had while in Barcelona. The packaging says ¨doppel malta¨ and then something about the ëssense of beer¨, so I was originally afraid it was malta and not beer.

It also claims to be a marzen but pours too light IMO to be true to that style. It is however a very good beer. Malty, very tasty.

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Voll Damm from Damm S. A.
76 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.