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Estrella Damm - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

446 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-08-2003)
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +77.3%

12-28-2011 19:05:48 | More by thatdirtymick
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astrayan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +77.3%

12-10-2012 19:55:52 | More by astrayan
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cools007

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +77.3%

11-27-2011 22:18:25 | More by cools007
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4.5/5  rDev +59.6%

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M1ke

Puerto Rico

4.5/5  rDev +59.6%

02-23-2013 00:29:33 | More by M1ke
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Estrella Damm has a very thick, white head and a clear, straw appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and ample lacing. The aroma is of sweet, bready malt and clean water, and the taste is of lightly-toasted cracker, sugar, water, and bitter hops. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Estrella Damm finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. This beer is a clear winner.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 17:46:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Zacle12


4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

07-06-2014 10:22:22 | More by Zacle12
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

12-23-2013 13:34:36 | More by Vyronian
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JimKochFan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

06-29-2014 22:10:38 | More by JimKochFan
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chefelf

New York

4.18/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure exactly how to characterize this beer. I'm surprised to find it with such low grades as I rather enjoyed it. It was different than lagers I've tried in the past. Perhaps it is a testament to my lack of knowledge on the subject and this is typical of Spanish beers.

I've had the gluten free version in the past and I found this one to be much better (not surprising).

I only bought a couple of bottles to test but I would surely buy this beer again. Right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 00:19:58 | More by chefelf
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now, this isn't a mind-blowing-tasting lager. I feel what it lacks bumps it up into that exclusive (ever-expanding) echelon of cheap lager I will swill gladly.

It has to have the prettiest, tightest head I've ever laid eyes on - when it comes to this style. Pouring it into my Euro pint, the super silky compact foam rose high up the sides of the glass and fluffed up in the interior. Wet white cotton candy. Great retention. Registers in the mid-single digits on the SRM - in other words, pale straw gold, clean. Really, it's a looker.

From there, I'll admit the rest - smell, taste, feel - made me immediately think of Carlsberg's beers. Did they use their yeast strain here?

It's funny, this mostly smells like other lagers I've had from Spanish-speaking nations (Quilmes, Modelo, San Miguel come to mind). Aromas and flavors here matched closely with a surprising emphasis on (grainy) malt accented with an essence bordering on a lightly bubblegum-phenol and maybe some hops in the background. All mellow.

Big part of the enjoyment of this beer is the quite clean, mineral-rich feel to the water. Drinks like it's good for you or something. A little bit more wetness(?) may be desired as its soft, foamy mouthfeel and somewhat parching dryness obscures its medium body.

What Estrella Damm has is fine balance in flavor, a neat look, and much drinkability. What it DOESN'T have (what it lacks - and why I like it) is a (cooked) corn flavor that's unavoidable or overbearing. Sorry I only bought a single, honestly. I wanted another.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 06:40:57 | More by Bouleboubier
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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +41.8%

12-04-2013 05:48:11 | More by DKHNOVA
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +41.8%

03-21-2013 06:04:15 | More by grahamboudreaux
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +41.8%

11-28-2011 15:28:33 | More by touchmeimsac
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4/5  rDev +41.8%

02-10-2014 13:43:50 | More by NorbertB1974
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Southpaw018

Maryland

4/5  rDev +41.8%

02-10-2012 01:52:59 | More by Southpaw018
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +41.8%

11-14-2011 19:34:44 | More by sbricker
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - White rocky pancake batter head with good retention. Clear pale straw body with lots of visible carbonation.

Smell - Sweet with hints of cherry. Great for a lager.

Taste - Corn with an alcoholic finish. Clean aftertaste. Does not live up to the appearance and smell.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth clean finish. No off flavors.

Overall Drinkability - Good overall beer. Could use a little more complexity in the flavor. If only the taste matched the rest of the beer, it would be ace.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 09:19:29 | More by ZenAgnostic
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance very fizzy and golden. Very thin lacey head.
Smells mainly of hops. Smells like a European lager.
Nice taste. Good balance of hops and malts, hides the usual skunky taste of European lagers. Ends dry with a thirst for another sip.
Nice and smooth. Very nice on the tongue.
Very drinkable. Smooth and dry. Great warm weather beer with taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2007 01:22:51 | More by BDIMike
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bark

Sweden

3.9/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is straw yellow; the finger thick head is compact and white. Lots of fine lacing.

The smell is malty with notes of white bread. With hints of mild bitterness. Clean and uncomplicated.

The taste is stronger than expected: Clean notes of malt with flavours of white bread and a fresh mild bitterness. The aftertaste got some sour notes of lime and some sweet hints. Some wheatmeal in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, yet very fresh. The liquid is somewhat smooth.

Clean, fresh, uncomplicated with some dry notes. Just what I want from a macrobrewed lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 18:26:00 | More by bark
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bright golden color with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is light and fruity.
Taste is crisp and refreshing. A nice fuity malt flavor is followed by a firm bitter dryness. A great combination.
Finishes with more strong dryness.
A nice refreshing beer that is a notch above the beers made in the usa.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2007 23:40:03 | More by tgbljb
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drxandy

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz to flare pint, pours a golden hazy shade, off white head fades to lacing

smells of spicy hop zest, nice light malts, corn/adjuncts

taste is sweet malts, corn/vegetable, hop bitter zesty finish, good carbonation, a nice zesty lager, corn takes away from the goodness but has a great finish and more flavor than most american macros ehe

mouthfeel is of good carbonation, hop spice - not bad overall and easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 04:18:06 | More by drxandy
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +34%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear gold with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.

S-Hint of what smells like Noble hops, malts, toffee, and honey.

T-Malt dominates with some Noble hops presence. Its crisp and refreshing.

M-Thin and carbonated.

D-Very drinkable due to its good flavor and low abv.

Overall, this beer reminded me of Super Bock. I really enjoyed drinking it. It tastes pretty good, it isn't offensive, and is easy to drink. This beer does not taste like an American Adjunct Lager, it tastes more like a Euro Pale Lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 21:29:31 | More by thegodfather2701
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T_rizzo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +33%

12-18-2013 16:20:28 | More by T_rizzo
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +33%

03-08-2013 18:26:49 | More by WanderingFool
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Estrella Damm from Damm S. A.
66 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.