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Voll Damm - Damm S. A.

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Spain

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-21-2003)
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 01:26:16 | More by Yoonisaykul
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Serving type: can

11-18-2010 14:09:33 | More by BlackHaddock
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: can

09-07-2010 11:48:54 | More by ThaCreep
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 18:54:55 | More by seanyfo
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benclimbs

California

3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 13:09:05 | More by benclimbs
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fair larger, a bit hefty and boozy, but short of any remarkable quality.

Presentation: 25 cl. brown bottle. Dark label design with gold, white, and red typography. Notes a double malt-marzen style, with a narrative in the back label outlining ingredients alongside perfunctory legal notes. Notes best by date (11/10), shows Alc. by Vol. (7,2%). Served in a tall conic glass.

A - Medium to deep amber color. Generous head, good retention, and fair lacing.

S - Skunky hint, followed by a single note of boozy maltness.

T - Taste is relatively similar adding a sweet note to the malt. Skunky note, with a long malt sense coated in alcohol, and back to a brief skunky note rescued by the sweetness.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation, and with a crisp, bitter finish.

D - Not an awful social drink and offer in the local context.

Notes: It´s not horrible, but it is also fairly avoidable. The thing is that having these offerings is quite welcome in a way since it adds diversity to the Spanish beer landscape. Now, it would be better if it were to add quality. But that is another story...

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 15:04:09 | More by Daniellobo
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stcules

Italy

2.17/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bronze-copper color, with a white, quite compact foam, quite creamy, too.
Smell and taste: too strong alcohol.
7.2 ABV, but it seems even more.
At the smell some malt, almost no hop, in the nose, and as well in the mouth.
When it warms up, a strong corn note in the smell.
Alcohol, in the aftertaste, too.
Useless beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2009 18:57:27 | More by stcules
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 11:12:43 | More by PapaEugene
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bark

Sweden

2.38/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The colour is pale gold, the large airy head is white, and it leaves some lacing while sinking.

The smell is weak. Some notes of sweet malt (cookies) and honey.

The taste is sweet and a bit malty. French loaf, some marzipan and alcohol. The aftertaste got notes of bread and dough, alcohol and turpentine. The taste is heavy and watery at the same time.

The carbonation is medium, the bubbles are large. The liquid is a bit sticky.

Another sweet strong euro lager... It doesn't get better just because it is from Spain.

Serving type: can

01-16-2009 21:47:58 | More by bark
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thierrynantes

France

3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2000.

Appearance : amber color, with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : hops aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : hoped, malty body with alcohol presence, solft consistency.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Euro strong lager.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 17:19:28 | More by thierrynantes
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srandycarter

California

3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a clear medium honey small head leaves quickly slight soapy lacing

s slight malt vert subtle smell

t medium malt bitter slight tinny finish but not bad claen in end

m medium body nice mouth good carb

d first spanish not tiring - a nice beer to get in 6 pack form when visiting Europe.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 07:49:02 | More by srandycarter
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batty

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear light amber with one finger head, which takes a couple minutes to diminish into a light lace.

S: light toasty malts and alcohol

T: probably my favorite Damm beer. Medium-toasted malts, a touch of fruitiness balanced well with a light hoppy/alcohol finish and after. As with all Spanish beers I've had, nothing too complex.

M: pretty good - relatively thick but not heavy

D: I feel like I could keep going on these for awhile, but like most Spanish beers I've had, better with food.

Serving type: can

04-09-2008 15:20:46 | More by batty
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AWolfAtTheDoor

California

2.53/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Crystal clear light amber in color. Frothy white head that subsides to a mere after thought of a head but stays throughout the session.

Not much on the nose. a hint of hops, an ever larger hint of alcohol.

Taste almost all alcohol. Keep going back to look for something else, but there's just nothing there.

Mouthfeel-rough. Just this side of hard liquor. There was nothing done to hide the 7.2% alcohol in this beer.

End result: don't bother with this beer, nor any other "Damm" beer for that matter. They're all terrible.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2008 09:43:06 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: clear bronze color, steady carbonation stream in the middle, medium head that dissipates, no lacing
s: as advertised -- doble malta, slightly sweet, spicy hints
t: some mildly sweet fruit tastes to go with the malts, finishes with a quick dose of bitter hops
m: lots of carbonation, light to medium body
d: a rather well-balanced beer which at times was reminiscent of other too-funky euro strong ales, but never to enough to be bad, smooth to drink

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2007 10:19:30 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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AlexLMS

Portugal

3.85/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2007 13:38:35 | More by AlexLMS
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Scoats

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: can

05-13-2007 19:41:34 | More by Scoats
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nekronos

Mexico

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: can

10-11-2006 16:08:42 | More by nekronos
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Regenpak

Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 18:15:47 | More by Regenpak
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted a couple of bottles of Voll-Damm doble malta "das originale marzenbier" in Barcelona in May 2006.

It poured a clear amber brew topped by a white head that remained throughout. Smelled only slightly malty, but detected nonetheless. It was the best of a mediocre bunch of Spanish beers sampled; tasted quite refreshing with a decent enough bite to it. Slightly bitter, ahcohol well disguised. Overall: not bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2006 11:05:10 | More by JohnfromDublin
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Andreji

Colombia

3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I guess Voll Damm's double malt gives it a flavour edge over the mediocre Estrella. in all fairness, it's not too bad.

The beer profiles as a munchen helles because of the slightly darker toned golden colour and the scarce head it boosts at first. the smell is clearly malty, and I guess that's what you expect when the beer is sold for being double-malt.

the taste was actually quite decent, a sweet strong euro lager type with a decent bitter ending. nothing too fancy I mussay, but still, on to be drunk a few times in beer-deprived south Spain.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2006 03:00:45 | More by Andreji
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.15/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drank outside of Barcelona, Spain.

Immediately vinous aroma, fruity with hints of grapes. Carbonation is moderate. Taste is fruity, alcoholic, moderately sweet and very vinous. Mouthfeel is tangy, bright. Finish is low on any bitterness with a metallic note and spritzy. Harsh, intended for getting wasted. Yuck.

Serving type: can

06-21-2003 08:36:17 | More by Mitchster
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Voll Damm from Damm S. A.
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