Bock Damm - Damm S. A.

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Spain

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: nekronos on 11-02-2005)
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of kojevergas
2.13/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Can served into an Estrella Damm goblet in Ibiza, Spain. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were very low.

A: Pours a far better head than the bottled version: three to four fingers with nice cream and thickness. Retention is decent; about 2.5 minutes. Black/dark amber in colour.

Sm: Smells worse than the bottled version, mainly because it's so light. Lightly hopped barley and nutty notes.

T: Tastes considerably worse than the bottled version. There's more cream but less overall flavour. Just one act of cream, barley, slight malt, and dry nuts. Too simple. Built crappily for the style. Imbalanced.

Mf: Coarse and dry, especially on the finish. Dries out the tongue. Bleh.

Dr: Well priced but poorly made. Get the bottled version if you're going to try this; it's far better.

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep garnet verging on brown with beige lumpy head that laces well.
Malt syrup and maybe berry jam on the nose – cloys some - with a bit of toasted granola.
Some hazelnut, some dark toast, some blueberry skins but mostly just treacly malts over light hay hops.
Sticky toffee pudding and salted caramel linger. Light-medium, crisp, soft but a bit sticky.

“Negra Munich” on the can, so is this a bock or a Munich Dark lager? Lines up better as the later – more color than flavor. But not even really a good lager underneath. A lobotomized version of the style.

Photo of FLima
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black reddish color with a thin beige head with short retention.
Light aroma of yeast, faint chocolate and caramel.
Flavor of cola, faint toasted and caramel malts and some nuts. Practically no hops.
Light body with good carbonation, slightly tart.
A bit dull taste, far from especial, but not really unpleasant. Just that taste is too simple, basically cola and caramel, but you could say this is a Munich Dunkel.

Photo of FreshHawk
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml can. Served at cool temperature .Pokal glass. Review on jan´12.Enjoyed many times both on-tap & bottle/can. Dark amber in color, deep ruby to the light. Off-white creamy, medium size bubbled, crown. Nice lacing on sides. Roasted malts with chocolate hints to the nose. Toasted malt upfront, dry bitterness in mouth. Velvet palate but unfortunately quite fizzy sensation. Medium body, heavy carbonation. Subtle herbal finish. Wide availability –many supermarkets & non specialized snack-bars- represents its most important danger. Watch up correct temperature & bottle/service conditions before enjoyed it . Actually a lot of gallons show lackness of proper transport & service requeriments.

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Poupae
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BucBasil
3.01/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 33cL can into a pint glass.

S: Some burned sugar and toast. Caramel malt backbone and some dark malts. OK but not very strong.

T: Almost as easy drinking as cola - which was the first flavor that sprang to mind when drinking this beer. It's basically cola, right down to the carbonation level and mouthfeel. There is also some richer malt in the back there, but overall cola with a hint of caramel and bread. Instersting.

Overall very very drinkable, although it doesn't drink at all like a beer. This is oddly enough a dark beer that could be refreshing on a hot day. A strange beer for sure, but ok I guess. Different from the style, but not too too bad.

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 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 byronic
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250 ml. bottle. Dark brown colour with red reflections when watched to the light. Small beige head, fades soon, no lace. Smell of dark fruits, caramel, damp earth and burnt wood. A bit watery in the palate, taste of molasses, dark fruits, caramel, Earthy finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of AlexLMS
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: light black with some garnet highlights. Clear despite the colour. The head disappeared as the beer was being poured. As there was almost no head, there was no head retention.
Aroma: roasted aroma of sweet malts and a touch of candy.
Taste: roasted malts and caramel balanced by herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: smooth, not so strong carbonation, low alcoholic strength and medium to light body.
Finish: medium length bitter aftertaste.

Overall: definitely not a Bockbier. The taste is acceptable although not great. Very disappointed appearance.

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Bock Damm from Damm S. A.
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