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Estrella Damm - Damm S. A.

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Reviews: 223
Hads: 627
Avg: 2.85
pDev: 34.74%
Wants: 11
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain | website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager | 5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-08-2003

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Photo of Wiffler27
3.51/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

had this at a Spanish/Portuguese restaurant because it was the only beer on their list i never had (they had a very tame list, unfortunately).

not horrible but on par with Stelle/Heineken/etc. did not have that funky lager taste, more of a budweiser kind of cheap beer.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another ultra clean though flavorful enough adjunct for those nights when you want a palate washer.

No long review, but rating purely to style, this one is up there with the greats

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.72/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bright pale yellow color with a small cloud of fat bubbles. Faint frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint lacing. Flavors of skunk, roasted sweet grains, corn and syrup. Slick medium body with excessive prickly carbonation. Light finish with a short lingering thick syrupy feel, roasted malts, and faint noble hops. Overall this is crap. Watery flavors, too much sugar and low quality ingredients. Not fresh and flat. Boozy smell and filled with bad corn. The mouthfeel is slightly better than the average adjunct.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Six pack from Publix for the hotel room while in Hollywood for a deposition. Very crisp, refreshing Euro-lager that goes down quick and easy. Highly recommended for session drinking if it were a little cheaper.

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Photo of jburris64
3.94/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, light straw color thin head that remained until the end.
I get the fruity back note. It is smooth and crisp reminiscent of an American light beer.
Nice, but not my go to beer.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for an import but doesn't want a heavy beer

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.71/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a fairly standard euro lager, with straw colour and little head. Scent is barely present, though what is there brings up faint barley. Taste is very pleasant, bringing up an indescribable berry taste almost. Very crisp finish, with some of the fruitiness sticking around after. This is a very enjoyable lager, I don't think it deserves the rating it gets here.

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Photo of ordybill
3.09/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA
This beer has the traditional BMC look of pale straw color with a medium white head. The aroma is mostly grain and malt (not horrible). The flavor is grass and hops, the palate is semi-dry and this beer overall is not horrible but forgettable.

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330cl bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 2" frothy white head that drops rapidly with scant lacing. Color is clear light gold with a small amount of particles in suspension. Moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: mild but pleasant aroma of white bread, a bit of fruity and floral hops.
Mouthfeel: light and fairly crisp with a dry finish.
Flavor: lightly toasted barley malt, some ripe fruit, and floral hops.
Overall: enjoyable and easy drinking. No obvious flaws.

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Photo of Act25
3.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This fine lager is snubbed by reviewers. It's fine!
Served on draft at Blue Boar Bar at Conrad St James London.
e.g. (perhaps sucks in the imported bottle...)

A: Tight foaming, good retention, filtered clarity with a yellow straw color.

S: Faint. Sugary cereal w a bit of hops. Weak.

T: Typical Euro-lager with some maltiness and corn, and then just enough hops are bitter and a clean refreshing finish.

F: Smooth as any pale lager could be. Dry.

OK only.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.09/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Stella Artois chalice.

Look: Pale straw colored body with a white head that recedes to a wisp. Pretty nice random foamy lacing.

Aroma: Faint malts and grains, slightly sweet.

Taste: Non-distinct malts, a little papery on the taste. Finishes with bittering hops, somewhat of a grassy note.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, a bit creamy.

Overall: Forgettable, but not awful. Not worth the price point.

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Photo of kyle2159
1.57/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a very pale straw color with inch of head. Dissipated within 2 minutes.. Smells Absolutely horrid.Slight sappy hops aroma. Hardly any taste at all, slight bitterness. Very Dry almost feels grainy on the tongue. Id drink it if i was thirsty enough.

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Photo of WGO
2.81/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice and clear, very pale incredibly fizzy.
Not much aroma at all, little bready maybe a little corn.
Taste again bit bready as expected bit too aggressively carbonated.
When options are incredibly limited Stella 4%, Budweiser and keg Bombardier it's not too bad in other situation I would stay clear.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.19/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of fizzy foam that fades very fast. Upon fading it leaves a very light level of fizzy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is a mix of a grainy, bready and slightly hay-like smells. Along with these aromas comes some smells of a light fruitiness and a little bit of a grassy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter and fruitier taste with a little breadiness backing up the sweet. .The sweet is mainly of a caramel taste with the fruit being of a more apple and apricot flavor. As the taste advances some light earthy and herbal flavors come to the tongue and in the end, leave a rather crisp but fruity and sweeter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the crisp nature, the thinner body is quite nice, although for the lager style a little more carbonation may have made it slightly more refreshing. Overall the feel was decent.

Overall – Crisp and refreshing, but nothing all that extraordinary here. A decent summer party brew.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.54/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Format: a standard light brown 330mL bottle with a standard macro label.

Appearance: pours out a light straw yellow with a pretty poor white head that disappears pretty much immediately. No lacing.

Aroma: a light aroma of some sweet malts and a touch of citrus. Not bad, but very faint.

Taste: once again those light sweet malts with a touch of grain and metallic carbonation. Not brilliant.

Aftertaste: the dull off-metal flavour lingers, the malt does not. No hop bittterness either.

Mouth feel: very light in body with a moderate carbonation. Could use a lot more carbonation to carry more flavour. Might make it a bit more refreshing also.

Overall: a pretty ordinary and cheap-tasting lager , particularly for AU$50 a case. No way - there are much better lagers for less.

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Photo of vanderSchorpioen
1.75/5  rDev -38.6%

I'm not a fan of the romance beer, I mean french, spanish, italian. This lager is not a typical european lager. It's something strange. It's not bad, and it's not good. It's average beer.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

So I'm a beer guy and went to Portugal and Spain. Was on a structured trip, so didn't get to get to anywhere with very good beer. But I got to sample the BMC of their countries . . .

I kinda liked this one. I mean, it was a simple fizzy yellow beer, but I had worse on the trip.

Aroma (3.5): Smells decent enough for the style.
Appearance (4): Nice golden color. Just like a lager should be.
Taste (4): You get a little malt and more hop taste than you'd think. It may have just been bitter, and I was craving hops and took it that way.
Palate (3.5): No real complaints, nothing to write home about either.

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Photo of bwood06
2.85/5  rDev 0%

On tap in a pint glass

A - White, light 1 finger head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Beer is a pale straw in color and is clear. Seems to be highly carbonated. 3.5/5

S - Malted grains. Earthy. A hint of spiciness. Possibly grass from the hops. 2.5/5

T - Seems to be mainly a flavor of base malt. Nothing really sweet. Maybe a bit of roasted malt. Grassy with a bit of spiciness. A bit of a peppery note. A hint of biscuit and possibly even a bit metallic. 2.5/5

M - Very light and crisp. Highly carbonated. Scrubbing bubbles sensation. Nice palate cleanser. 3/5

O - Light and crisp, refreshing lager that is a nice cold drink but not a whole lot in the way of flavor. Will not be buying a 6 pack anytime soon but happy to have had the chance to try this with dinner. 2.75/5

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Photo of nicholas2121
2.89/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Come to find out this brew I had was expired/Outdated

Estrella Damm brewed by Damm S. A. This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a small white head. This brew has alot of floating stuff in the bottom of the glass. The smell is rich and sweet with some grains. There is a lot of sweetness in the smell of this brew. The taste is different from most brews on the market. It really does not taste like beer. This is more fruity and non beer tasting. This brew is smooth but it different. This was not what I was expecting. Not a bad brew but not a good brew. I don't believe I would get this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 2.75 out of 5

Come to find out this brew I had was expired/Outdated

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.04/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the 9th door in Lodo, this was the only draft offering and I'd already ticked the bottles they had. Bright yellow, fizzy looking lager. Aroma was nothing to write home, typical lager grains and a hint of mineral. The flavor was not half bad, pretty standard fizzy lager, crisp refreshing, easy to drink, not sure why this gets such low reviews.

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1.96/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

500ml can. Lager glass. Sugar & cabbage as tap is removed. Bright straw color, filtered appearance. White forth creates a correct crown even though not very well attached. Sulfur, moldy & cardboard odors. Crispy & grainy upfront. Light to medium body. Medium moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Fizzy & spicy palate. Metalic hues, grainy malt flavor linger into a slight bitter finish touched by sweetish artificial notes.

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Photo of spoony
2.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap into a pokal-style glass.

A-The beer is pale, light-golden in color and clear. A good bit of carbonation is visible and props up the short, white head for a while. A wisp or two of lace remains on the glass after the head fades. Pretty standard-looking adjunct lager.

S-The aroma is heavy on the cooked vegetables, corn in particular. There is a bit of graininess, but less of the metallic-tinny aroma that often overwhelms macro adjunct beers. Hops are mostly an afterthought.

T-The taste tracks the smell with cooked corn being the most prevalent flavor. There is also a bit of buttery taste. The finish dries out and ends with a puff of crispness. If I were to stretch, the finish has a pils-like quality to it.

M-The feel is light to medium in heft (when compared against other adjunct lagers) and the carbonation is active, but not overly fizzy. Crisp and pretty easy to drink.

O-This beer is not going to win any awards from me, but I don't think it compares poorly to other macro adjunct lagers. It packs a bit more flavor than say, Coors Light or Bud Light, etc., and it doesn't have the skunky rotten vegetable flavor that I get from big Mexican lagers like Corona. Of course, the real question is: Why drink this over a good pils or other craft lager?

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I have consume this beer in numerous places in the United States, Spain, Morocco, and El Salvador; fairly uniformly tasting in all these countries. Pours bright yellow, foamy/soapy head that dissipated rapidly, and average carbonation. the aroma disappeared rapidly after pouring, it had a watery taste. with hops, wheat, rice, and malty yeast mixed in there. No real edge and pretty light filling.

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Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Had this on draft on a warm evening. Nothing to write home about but refreshing and easy drinking. It is not poor just nothing special. Found it to be easily drinkable and would happily have a few.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
2.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500 ml can purchased from LCBO and served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden color and very bubbly looking. 1 finger of white head with surprisingly decent retention time is poor. No lacing to speak of.

Smell - Grassy, slight sweet. Also slight metallicness that is not-offputting. "beer" is the best way to describe this smell.

Taste - Clean and clear, slight metallicness and also slight breadiness and not much else. OK for adjuncts but not impressive.

Mouthfeel - Nothing weird or unpleasant and has moderately high carbonation. Not much esle other than a generic AAL or EPL feel.

Overall - One of the better AAL's I've had but that's not terribly inspiring and the tap selection would have to be really poor for me to order this on tap.

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Photo of fabiansoliz
3.68/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer on my first visit to Barcelona and didn't realize it was their local beer until I tried to find it in the States. At first taste it wasn't a winner but after the second round I realized this was going to be a favorite. This beer is impossible to find back home but there is a bar in Venice beach near the pier that has it available, and I always make sure to have a round when I am in town.

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Estrella Damm from Damm S. A.
67 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.