Estrella Damm 4.6% - Damm S. A.
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Reviews by Duke:
British Columbia (Canada)
1.8/5 rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
(From a hollow-stemmed chalice)
Appearance: Estrella Damm 4.6% pours a watery xanthic, with a thin head which dissipated quickly, leaving a thin white ring.
Smell: The beer smells of a yeasty fresh field, with some light floral notes at the back. The initial hit is of dirty adjuncts which remind me of the old dead beers I used to smell when I got too close to Granddad.
Taste: I'm struggling to taste anything beyond maltiness and a bit of hoppiness. As my wife said, "It's just beer." There might be a hint of fresh field grass in there too, but that's hard to pick out since the beer is quite astringent.
Mouthfeel: The beer is quite smooth before the carbonation kicks in. That carbonation is light-medium, and it gives the beer a dry finish.
Overall: Like the wife said, "It's just beer." Make a cup of tea instead.
Serving type: can
04-20-2012 21:59:31 | More by Duke
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2.54/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Clear pale golden color with an average to big foamy white head. The aroma is quite unpleasant with some herbal and grassy hoppy notes, stale maltiness, mild graininess, metal and soap. The flavor is mild, grassy, hoppy and perhaps a stale grain malt. Very watery or light and devoid of hop or malt aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 00:17:57 | More by stoutman
2.95/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Drank from the 1 liter brown glass screwcap bottle. Figured since there's the head additive in there anyway the appearance isn't going to matter much.
S: The bottle fizzed open as I unscrewed it, and out wafted a slightly skunky smell of old veggies and grain. Closer inspection reveals that this was not skunked, just an unfortunate first impression. Really it smells much like any other Euro pale lager.
T: Not too bad. Has a Budweisery "smoothness" to it. Grainy with a bit of sweet corn in there. Finishes somewhat bitter and then reverts to being balanced quickly. Tastes like a stereotypical "beer." Kind of grows on you a bit with time. I can see having many of these.
Overall This will do in a pinch if you're looking for something just kind of straightforward and not out of the box. Budweiser is probably cheaper and easier to obtain for a similar product. Not bad, but probably not worth the extra money and hassle for not much difference. Once was good enough.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2013 13:01:42 | More by BucBasil
3.9/5 rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I purchased this at a Stew Leonards Wine retailer in Northern New Jersey on a whim. Saw it in the case and said, "why not give this one a try." I've made some blundering mistakes in the past by doing this... but I live and learn to drink another day! I must say that this was not even close to a mistake. Possibly, because my expectations were already set somewhat low, but this one was not too bad. It had a code date clearly labeled, tasted very fresh, and actually made me want to have another one (which BTW is how I actually rate beers!) Perhaps there is an inconsistency with different batches brewed as per some of the rating here but I guess I will now venture forward and find out. Salud!
A: Pours a clear yellow color with a decent 15 mm head to begin with, then dissipates to about 2 mm around the edges with some sporadic floaters in the center. The lacing around the glass is average and remained throughout consumption.
S: Has a slightly sweet wheat/grass-like aroma somewhat familiar in European lagers.
T: Somewhat malty but difficult to determine overall. Not a whole lot in the way of hops. Goes down quite easy though with a smooth texture on the palate. No dissapointing aftertaste that I can come up with... and I've tried hard. It's quite drinkable and basically tastes like... well... beer.
M: Somewhat pleasant. Leaves me wanting another sip.
O: I would definitely purchase this again. I checked for a code date and found one clearly labeled on the necker as 05/14 (review is 11/13) which leads me to want to believe that I actually bought a fairly fresh batch. No significant complaints here but do have some compliments to the city of Barcelona for producing a very drinkable lager. However, this beer is more of a summer brew to enjoy outdoors on a hot and humid day.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2013 22:56:52 | More by Ron860
Estrella Damm 4.6% from Damm S. A.
71 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.