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Estrella Damm - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

532 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 21.51%
Wants: 10
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-08-2003

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of fabiansoliz
3.68/5  rDev +31.9%
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.

Photo of Alextricity
2.03/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't normally completely hate any AAL's, but this is one that I'd love to never have again. It smells of skunky hay, and tastes the same way. The worst thing about this beer though, is the aftertaste. I say this in a decent number of my reviews but it has an "off" bitterness. It's weird. It's unwelcome. It's gross. It's a metallic sort of bitterness that ruins an already pretty awful beer. Considering the 67 rating (which isn't bad by any means for an AAL), I'll have to just guess that this is a skunked bottle... it sure tastes and smells like one. Pass.

Photo of rangerred
2.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium gold with a one finger white head. Some fairly large chungs of foam stick around on the head and the sides of the glass which is kind of surprising for the style.

Aroma of sweet corn and bread with some floral/grassy hops. Fairly typical for the style but this is a little richer.

Somewhat robust bread and corn to start out the flavor but then alcohol comes rushing in along with an overbearing sweetness. Some grassy hops but it is buried. Very light bitterness and a lingering sweetness that is hard to shake.

Overall, another poor Euro lager that is too sweet for its own good. There are many good examples of the style out there but this isn't one of them.

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Jayschool
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.39/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess im not sure why this one has such low reviews, I thought it to be a far superior beer to the average euro lager. it pours beautiful and elegant into a tulip, with crystal clear golden hues and about an inch of white head that doesn't recede one bit. nice lacing left behind, and lazy carbonation haphazardly rising to the surface. the nose is a little dusty, some Czech or german pilsener malts for sure, and just a very common lager yeast. the taste is indeed bready akin to the pilsener style, but it has a lot less hops, and is instead balanced by a dryer malt complexion that finishes impossibly clean. it may get a little filling over time, but a few of these to me is a pretty solid session. excellent carbonation and a sturdy body for its color. I have no problem with this beer at all, a nice surprise from a champagne bar in Chicago.

Photo of jzlyo
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of brett606
1/5  rDev -64.2%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ronin926
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mklisz
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of virinow
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of soju6
2.46/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale straw color with a fizzy ead that fades quickly.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness, grassy and a musty.

T: Taste is of malt sweetness and some grain. No real bitterness and a slick finish.

F: Light body and smooth.

O: Lower rung on the Euro Lager ladder. Too sweet to enjoy.

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of RedWeizen83
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of secondtooth
2.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw yellow, with a nice couple of fingers of white carbonation. Lace is thin and wispy.

Nose is adjunct grains. I get the requisite cream corn and rice notes. Unremarkable and pedestrian.

Taste is sweet and malty, with accents of cream corn and rice. Hops are there, but oh-so-lightly resigned to the background. The Bud Lite of Spain? Seems like it. Nothing more to see here.

Photo of aty11b
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Mullinger1980
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mick303
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jjarreau
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Estrella Damm from Damm S. A.
66 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.