Estrella Damm 4.6% - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
72
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28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 122
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Spain

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Faune on 07-26-2010

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Reviews by Duke:
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1.81/5  rDev -38%
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. (826 characters)

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2.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not sure why there is a separate entry for this 4.6% version, but as that's what I've got I guess I'll review it here.

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. The label mentions rice and maize in addition to malt, so it's loaded with adjuncts.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale gold colour with medium carbonation. Forms a nice head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing. Aroma of faint malt with undertones of corn and a vague sweetness. Weak.

Tastes of watery malt with a dry finish. Subtle hints of corn and stewed hops in the background. Slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and dry, but watery and insubstantial. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of faint malt.

Weak sauce. Bland and characterless. I suppose it would be OK on a hot day in Catalunya, but there are plenty of better beers. Nothing else to say really - give it a miss. (900 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.77/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This lager is OK, San Miguel is much better if I were to compare Spanish lagers.

Boring looking bottle I'd say, looks a little cheap.

Beautiful colour and plenty of bubbles, the carbonation sticks around long enough but shorter than usual.

Light taste, goes down OK, feels a little unbalanced with the carbonation, goes down a little rough.
After taste is clean and crisp.

Overall a cheap lager I think, nothing special or worth mentioning. Something you'd drink in mass when 'out on the piss' (498 characters)

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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle served in Pilsner glass.

A - Pale gold color, little head. Diminishes rapidly.

S - Slight wheat and malt. Lemon esters?

T - Pale lager flavor, malt, wheat and honey. Fruity.

M - Light, high carbonation. Dry finish.

O-Not the biggest Lager fan, especially European Lagers, didn't really enjoy it. (308 characters)

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4/5  rDev +37%

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2.43/5  rDev -16.8%
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3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a can from the LCBO, two fingers of white head upon a straw colored body, decent retention leaving a nice 1cm collar of suds with some patchy lacing. Smell is grainy malt and corn, with some faint grassy hops and lemon. Taste follows the knows with some stale biscuit and faintly floral. Light body with plenty of carbonation this is a simple brew that is very drinkable and although there is little flavour there is definitely nothing offensive about it either. Little bitterness and somewhat dry. Not a brew I will buy again however I would not be offended on a hot day if I were offered one. Seems like a light pilsener rather than a euro trash pale lager. (666 characters)

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Estrella Damm 4.6% from Damm S. A.
72 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.