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Bock Damm - Damm S. A.

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Spain

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nekronos on 11-02-2005

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 16
Photo of Scoats
4.42/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Easily the best beer I had while in Barcelona. And the most elusive, none of the markets had it. Had to find it at a bar.

It´s not really a bock, more of a schwartzbier. Damm likes to confuse their styles.

The first thing you notice is the wonderful seductive aroma. The beer is a really solid black lager. Roasty and malty. The hops aren´t too assertive but it works.

Photo of FernandoKraken
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of nekronos
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smoky, but just a little, is not a great Bock but is not bad at all, good with fruit cake, I guess, toasted barley is used appareanlty, and the coour reminds you a little cocacola, but better, and the foam is there to help, good one, not yellow as most of bocks, and not solid alike like theirs.

Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Barny
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Kunaal
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of kikobcn
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance : dark caramel light cola-like color. almost red....

Smell: not strong

Taste: simple dark roasted malts, bitter lingers in the mouth only a bit.

Mouthfeel: but very smooth and plesant

Drinkability: very drinkable, very good on table alongside eggs and wurstels

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-12-2009 20:30

Photo of Andreji
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was received at Barcelona's pratt airport after customs by a friend with one of these at hand.

I was actually impressed with the reception I got, considering you couldn't expect much from spanish beer from the start. but this was actually a decent-tasting beer.

The pour was perfectly black although not too opaque and against the light it reflected a bit of an amber tone. The head was medium sized but actually quite lasting, with a tan/brown appearance.

The smell was smokey and malty, a perfectly inviting bock IMO.

The taste was actually very good, because it doesn't allow the malt to overwhelm with sweetness. instead, it's got a really consistent grain flavour coming from the malt and hiding soon after behind a delicate but perceivable amount of bitterness.

Definetly Damm's best offering, and a very decent mass-produced beer.

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml can poured into a stein

pours a deep cola color, somewhat reddish as well, and a two finger dark tan head which dissipates fairly quickly

not much in the way of aroma, perhaps some dark malts but not much going on in this department

dark malts at the beginning, definite sweetness as well, a slight chocolate note and bitterness of the malts comes at the end. fairly highly carbonated; a little thin perhaps for a bock.

overall, one of the best mass-produced spanish beers out there, however, perhaps this is damning with faint praise. still, i enjoyed it, quite drinkable.

Photo of sfprint
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Exp July 2013

A: Pretty damn dark with nearly zero carbonation. No head, just scum.
S: Sweet coffee, but no cream. A hair syrupy.
T: Mild, not so toasty, barely a hair of bitterness.
M: Almost moderate sting, but no distinct bubbles felt.
O: Easy to drink, mild, pretty okay.

Photo of Douberd
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small bottle of 250 ml at home, poured into a snifter.
Very nice dark mahogany colour with a thin line of beige head that disappears fast too.
Aroma is malty with dark fruits and some light chocolate.
Very sweet on the taste, with a hint of alcohol, although ABV is only 5,4%. A bit tart too, with a short finish of light bitterness.
Full on the body with average carbonation.
Overall quite nice beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Nine_Tails
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Johnq1964
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark cola brown with slight ruby-brown hues. Average sized foamy beige head that had pretty good retention and left a nice thin lacing.

S - Not much aroma comes out. Some toasted/slightly roasted dark malt. Maybe a touch of caramel/sweetness, but it is pretty thin.

T - The slightly roasted malt is upfront with a good dose of caramel malt. Sweet but not overpowering and a nice slight bitter touch. Malts had a fairly grainy taste to them.

M - Medium to light body with average carbonation. Pretty smooth and a touch watery.

D - Very drinkable beer. Provides some sweetness and some bitterness (although pretty minimal hop taste). On the lighter side for a bock, but it went down easy.

Notes: Had this in a bar in Barcelona while watching a game. It isn't quite a bock, or at least what I think as a bock, but rather blurs the lines with a schwartzbier. Maybe due to the weather in Barcelona, the bocks are lighter and more lager-like. Anyway, nice fairly tasty beer that was better than what I was potentially expecting in Spain.

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3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Bock Damm from Damm S. A.
78 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.