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A.K. Damm - Damm S. A.

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Andreji on 01-16-2006)
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Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brown glass bottle with classic pressure cap served into Trappist Westvleteren goblet in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.

A: No head at all. Pathetic. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: Heavily malted barley and light cream. That's it. The aroma is moderately strong.

T: Malted barley with a light cream climax. It's pleasant and refreshing, but also simple and boring. It's certainly balanced; it's the build that's problematic.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick. Partially complementary of the flavours in the body, but not tailored to them.

Dr: I've had many beers from this brewery, and this is not one of their best. It drinks easy and pairs well with food, but isn't a quality beer by any means. Try it but don't expect much, even if you're a hardcore fan of the style.

kojevergas, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

dmorgan310, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Viggo
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Viggo, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

kscaldef, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of illidurit
2.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, light gold with a white, filmy head. Aroma is marzipan and bruised apple, which is obviously strange for a lager. Then it became more clear that the odd, ale-like notes could be explained away by diacetyl and acetaldehyde. Definitely some brewing flaws going on here. Flavor is grainy and watery with a lightly fruity character. Maybe a too-warm fermentation is to blame? Not horribly unpleasant, but not clean.

illidurit, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of srandycarter
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a Nice bottle- will keep for home brews. Was a hassle to get through customs, thought. Small head small light soapy lacing very light pale color

s malt toast yeast

t nothing special heavy bud

m light watery

d hot day cold beer. This is like the Bud of Spain, but still pretty easy with Tapas

srandycarter, May 15, 2008
Photo of grub
2.1/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My father-in-law brought this back form a recent trip to spain. thanks Mike!

Pours crystal clear golden yellow with a small cap of fine white head. The head disappears quickly and leaves no lace.

Aroma isn't good. Corn, DMS, apple. bit of alcohol, more than I'd expect for 4.8%. hint of citrus. white bread and cracker. bit grassy and herbal.

Taste isn't much better. Bit of sweet caramel. Corn and DMS. Apple. Light alcohol. Cracker. A bit grassy. Medium-low bitterness level.

Mouthfeel is okay. Light body with medium-high carbonation is about average. Clingy unpleasant aftertaste.

Drinkability isn't great. It gets a little better once it's had some time to breath, but never approaches "good". pass.

grub, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of FLima
3.1/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bright golden color with a thin fluffy head with medium retention.
Elegant aroma of biscuit malt and herbal hops. Hints of oranges. Better than expected.
Malt sweetness, with mild citrusy and herbal notes. Hints of apple, white wines and cream crackers. Some diacetyl, but it does not bother. Aftertaste with medium dryness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Very smooth beer and easy to drink, but that shows its malty flavor. It is much better than mostly Adjunct Lagers from macros brewers, meaning it should please a broad range of beer drinkers looking for a mellow beer.

FLima, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +0.3%

cfalovo97, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.45/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Footed Pilsner glass. Golden yellow color, crystal appearance. White, close, fairly well retention crown. Floral aromas, hints of biscuit malt & slightly sugary touch. Sweet & fruity flavor, notes of biscuit malt. Light body, lively carbonation. Smooth malty mouthfeel. Slightly bitterness in the middle lingers into the finish. Easy drinkability.

GONZALOYANNA, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Poupae
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Poupae, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

NightINgale, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of stevoj
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

stevoj, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of atis
2.68/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle from Riga, Latvia.

Pours pale golden with good head that slowly dissappears, leaves thin patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish malt, bits of vegetables, hints of toasted in the background, it becomes more stronger after a while, but, overall, it is not too pleasant.

Taste is malty, some bitterness with metallic notes, also a light touch of sourness that make slightly more refreshing, aftertaste is sweetish and a bit cloying. Mouthfeel is light with average carbonation.

Overall, an average beer, could be quite enjoyable in hot summer day, but I would not call it premium.

atis, May 12, 2009
Photo of Andreji
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The special seasonal release from Damm was in reality a big enough disappointment. we looked for it near Picasso's house in the Gothic City of Barcelona, only to pay too much for an estrella spin-off, if only slightly more bitter at the end.

I felt like tasting an Aguila Imperial. no more words for this one.

Andreji, Jan 16, 2006
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of bh123
3/5  rDev +0.3%

bh123, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Jerseyislandbeer, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Another great looking bottle brought back from barcelona by my girlfriend.

A- Dark straw with a cheap looking white foam on top.

S- From the bottle, I can already smell some nasty corny aromas. Poured into a pilsner-like ordinary water glass. Smells a bit fruity and a little milky. Watery berry shake? Corn alcohol in the back.

T-Extremely smooth flavor ending in a rougher grain bitterness. Almost a popcorn quality to it. Hint Of Caramel With An acidic finish. Not much aftertaste apart from some of the bready bitterness.

M- Very smooth with medium to low carbonation. Not very dry.

O- I think many macro drinkers would love this since the flavor is so smooth. You'd certainly feel fancy with the nice bottle and all.

Yoonisaykul, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of janubio
2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Nice bottle with a minimum label. Strong golden colour, wich a rich head that dissapears in the blink of an eye. Smell of corns, with some sweetness on it. Light body, taste is sweet, corns and some banana hint and some metallic ones too. It feels carbonated in the mouth. Decent beer, but nothing too special.

janubio, May 02, 2008
Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

Harkrank, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of jeiiVP
2/5  rDev -33.1%

jeiiVP, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of crosenkrantz
2/5  rDev -33.1%

crosenkrantz, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of AlexLMS
3.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First All-Malt Lager I’ve tasted in Spain and I am not disappointed.

Appearance: very nice and classy bottle. Bright clarity with a medium gold colour. The head was white, well formed but not very large. Moderate head retention, leaving a lot of lacing when it fades.
Aroma: very agreeable malty aroma with some fruit notes.
Taste: malty and slightly sweet flavour with a bitterness that becomes stronger after a while.
Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength (4.8% ABV), light body.
Finish: fairly long finish, which starts sweet and quickly turns to a nice bitterness.

Overall: Interesting beer, a little balanced towards the malts but nevertheless very enjoyable. Looking forward to taste it again.

AlexLMS, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of KingSlayer
3/5  rDev +0.3%

KingSlayer, Jun 07, 2014
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A.K. Damm from Damm S. A.
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