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Estrella Damm - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

491 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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3/5  rDev +7.1%

freditoj, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

Lazaro, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of rickyleepotts
3.63/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I see this beer all the time, but I have never had it. Until I grabbed this to review, I didn't even know what Estrella Damm meant! Estrella means "star", but had no idea Damm came from the guy who started the entire operation. Cool story, and cool how they changed the name of the brewery to honor him. This is a VERY old recipe, and I am excited to try it. Not usually a fan of American Adjunct Lagers, but this one has a good brand and comes to us from Barcelona. Actually it comes to us from the Total Wine & More in Scottsdale, Arizona. But you get the idea.

This is our first beer from this brewing company, but there are several more on the list. Let's see how the Estrella Damm stacks up. Bottoms up, people!

In the Glass: The beer looks pretty boring in the glass. It is thin, and you can see right through it. Some bubbles are rushing to the top, but not much action. Very little to no lace is offered here. Before I stick my nose in the glass, know that I do not expect great things. I expect this to be slightly better than an American domestic product, but a tad bit sweet like I have come to expect from boring European lagers.

Nose: Smells like beer. It has a weak aroma, but what I am getting is grassy and smells like liquid bread. That is what beer is, anyway. Liquid bread! A deep second whiff gives me yeast and some more bread aromas. Expecting a lot of that from the flavor.

Flavor: The first impression is somewhat sweet. It hits your tongue and the sweetness sort of explodes across your palate. Then it drinks like any other American Adjunct Lager I have had, then finishes sweet leaving a linger aftertaste of yeast and bread. Considering my expectations here, I am VERY impressed with this offering. The sweetness sort of took me for a loop. Wasn't expecting that.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is full, and flavorful ending with a smooth sweetness left on the tongue. There aren't a lot of bubbles, and it is a beer you could literally chug all day long. I bet this does well at futbol games in Europe and other foreign countries. This would be a good example of a domestic beer for countries like Spain, Italy, and France. I haven't been to Barcelona, but this will be the first beer I order when I step off the plane.

Aftertaste: The aftertaste is nice, dry, and bittersweet. The sweetness you get from the flavor hangs on and it just continues to get dry as I swallow. I bet the aftertaste hangs around a good 5-7 minutes. VERY impressed with this offering. Fun learning what "estrella" means and neat knowing the man that started this was named Damm. Consider this beer a learning experience all around!

rickyleepotts, Jan 22, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -55.4%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

jadedlilmonkey, Jan 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Poppellian, Jan 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

SwimBikeRunBeer, Dec 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

brewsadedotcom, Dec 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

JDBarca10, Dec 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Omer4176, Dec 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

epicd3, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
2.55/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle, 07/13 plus another code stamped on the neck label.

appears a pale straw color, with thin frothy white head. smells like sweet corn, not hops. taste is similar. clean mild grain flavor. slightly sweet. lingering aftertaste. thin body, fizzy higher carbonation.

overall - very similar to American made adjunct lagers.

jmdrpi, Dec 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +78.6%

astrayan, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

JobyShokk, Dec 09, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a fruity aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer but it's drinkable and not offensive.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

ChaseTheAce, Nov 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

crosenkrantz, Nov 26, 2012
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2.2/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Finger of foamy head. Clear, golden colored body.
Smell is grain and barnyard/wet hay.
The taste is mild bitterness, fizzy and short.
Crisp texture, too much carbonation though.
Not terribly offensive but the fizziness and boring flavor make this a one and done.

Fatehunter, Nov 23, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

lumpy1126, Nov 21, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

tizride, Oct 21, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

pin, Oct 05, 2012
Estrella Damm from Damm S. A.
66 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.