Estrella Damm Daura - Damm S. A.

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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Spain

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rayek on 08-28-2010

Gluten-free (less than 6 ppm), but made using barley malt!
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Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 85
Photo of Libeertarian
3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very pale on the pour, about like gasoline. Fine straw gold in the glass, with white, lower side of medium retention, foamy head. Very skunky smelling at first, but gives way to sweeter pale malt aroma. The mildest of lemon up front and throughout, grain in the middle, getting breadier, sweeter from the alcohol, and just barely bitter towards the finish. Higher side of light-bodied, plenty of fine, prickly carbonation. Bubbles up too much to call it crisp.

Threw an extra .25 points in to the overall category for being gluten free. I'm not strictly gluten intolerant, but it does have an effect on me, especially my complexion. Would probably drink even more beer were this not the case.

Photo of kfh227
2.87/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

The best way to describe this is imperial Budweiser. That was my first impression. It tastes alot like Budweiser but the taste profile is stronger.

And to be frank, that is not a good thing. I'm glad I tried it but it is my first and last time trying it.

Photo of josanguapo
2.68/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Playing KB Dark Side, in Legado de Yuste cup. Not one of the worst lagers, and gluten-free!

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a Stella Artois chalice.

Look: Clear golden colored body. White head that recedes to a thick film. Bands of lacing.

Aroma: Slightly skunky, barley, grains.

Taste: Really sweet metallic taste up front. Malted barley, grains, tangy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light.

Overall: Just tastes like another euro pale lager ... a little skunk for a brown bottle though ?

Photo of janubio
2.35/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Clear golden colour, with a small head that fades soon, leaving some lace and ring. Aroma of malts, corn. Medium body, average carbonation. Tasted of corn, malt. Just another refreshing boring beer.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best before end: 9/2015.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and frosted corn flake aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, grain, and sweetened corn flake flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that still tastes like a normal beer of this style even though it is gluten removed.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of -ronin-
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid option for those with wanting a GF beer. It does the trick. Nice look, smell, and taste even you are not into lagers.

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sampled this evening while enjoying the nice weather on the upper patio deck. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle and is good until: "10/15". Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 'Red 7' billiard ball flute glass (I have the whole set of 15).

Brew pours a straw-yellow in color with a good 1-finger foamy white head that finally settled down to a thin layer mostly around the edges after a good while. Some spotty sheets of lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma is of some light grains and hops for the most part. Pretty much is said for the taste as well with a hint of sweet corn. Crisp with a dry finish. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation that is "Crafted to Remove Gluten". Overall, it was just OK.

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Brilliant Straw, 2” bone white foam cap dissipates to a thick film
S: light grain, faint perfume and corn.
T: light corn sweetness, light grains with a bitter finish.
M: light, crisp, clean, smooth, dry, very fine soft carbonation
O: One of the better gluten free beers out there.

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
3.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Refreshing and straightforward.

Photo of kekabezalamia
4.89/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the better examples of gluten free beer. It is very good and is perfect for an afternoon

Photo of ordybill
2.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass,
Aroma- grassy with a rather strong alcohol aroma
Appearance- Straw yellow with a small white head.
Taste- Has a semi sweet grain flavor, not my cup of tea but not terrible
Palate- This is a light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. not terrible but there are better beers out there.

Photo of Mr_Grypes
5/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes. 5s all round. When a beer drinker gets diagnosed as gluten intolerant it's a rather large downer. Condemned to drink wine, spirits and cider for ever. This beer is a godsend. Love it.

Photo of hipsfromhell
5/5  rDev +55.8%

Being a celiac in Indianapolis - this is the closest thing to beer as you're going to find. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and only recently discovering my gluten intolerance, this beer is a God-send!!! If you can drink normal beer, I can see how it'd be a 3, but here in Indy, it's a 5

Photo of Franziskaner
2.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Brilliant gold in color with a fingernail of eggshell white. Excellent clarity and light lacing. Heavy aroma of corn with a hint of skunkiness. The flavor is corn on the front of the palate and then a familiar well water edge from what I think is Danish lager yeast takes over. The mouth is thin and watery.

Photo of Zach136
3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Crystal clear pale, solid head retention.

Aroma: Light, grainy with a touch of grass.

Flavor: Moderate grainy sweetness, not much else.

Mouthfeel: Light+ body, not quite crisp enough for my taste.

Photo of ppvora
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a lager glass from a cold 12 oz. bottle. Light golden color with 2 fingers of head and good lacing thereafter.

Medium aeration upon pouring, lasts a good bit.
Aroma: barley, barley, and a little bit of hay.
Taste: Straight home lager taste with just a little hint of malts. Refreshing. Definitely not a light taste -- more malty than the color would suggest.
Mouthfeel: Nothing unusual or significant to report.

Photo of Sinfull
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Golden color , small white head. Aroma of grain with hint of fruits and grass. Taste is malty sweet with specific , light sourness. Bitterness in finish and and aftertaste.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%

(best by date of May '15 - poured into a balloon)

A: crystal-clear, light-bright amber gold color... huge, poofy, mess of white foam, almost like it was bottle-conditioned

S: wet sidewalk, wet park bench, perhaps lightly ashy... lightly-burnt toast, faint... more or less a weak, bland, familiar crisp macro lager scent... scant tannic apple notes... decent aromas, but as silent as the TV with the MUTE on

T: mild, clean maltiness with a gritty, papery overtone and subtle toasted grain finish... quite clipped and dry... quite dry... phantom kiss of sweetness up front... only enough hop to balance - perhaps a muted, vegetal tone to them - could be in combo with mineral notes from the water and/or fermentation

M: mellow carbonation - barely a tingle... hint of a rubbery elasticity to the body, awash in perimeter foam crystals

O: if you would've told me this was below the gluten threshold, I would've went "oh..."... tastes like a fine, malty everyman lager to me... preferable alternative to the slough of sorghum beverages that still mostly fail to taste like cerveza

Photo of buschbeer
3.07/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330 ML bottle
Served in a tumbler

A - It is golden in color and clear. It is topped with four inches of fluffy white head.

S - The smell is sweet and faint with a slight metallic smell.

T - It starts out tasting a lot like a European pale lager. But I don't get that skunky or metallic taste. This beer is actually better than most Euro lagers I have tried. It has a clean finish.

M - Moderately thin but not watery

O - It 's actually not bad. I was expecting something horribly and am pleasantly surprised. That said, it is not a great beer. It is better than an adjunct lager so celiac disease sufferers can enjoy that.

Photo of woemad
3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330mL bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.59. I purchased this because I hadn’t tried it before and I had never drank a beer from Spain. According to the label on the neck, this was best before July, 2014. For what it's worth, the label is slightly different than the one pictured here. There's a little bit of English-language boilerplate about this being a "Premium Quality Lager Beer" just below the name.

Poured a just-dark-of-golden color, with a little chill haze. There was a big, bone-white fluffy head that hung around for quite a while and left lots of lace on the sides of my glass.

Ah, the smell of adjuncts. However, there’s no skunkiness, either.

Mildly grassy hops and cereal grains in the flavor. It has that generic flavor that millions the world over know as “beer flavor.” Not really much flavor to discern here, just a typical Euro lager.

Totally average mouthfeel for the style - a little watery but not to a point unusual for what kind of beer this is.

A well-made but ultimately not very interesting Euro lager. This compares favorably to some others in the style, but it’s nothing I would ever go out of my way for, or feel the need to try again.

Photo of Premo88
3.68/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: yellow, crystal clear, loads of bubbles rising in the column, decent 1/2-inch or so of white foam -- classic lager look. little to no lacing/sticking, so it's not perfect, but, man is this what beer should look like.

S: biscuits ... biscuity malt isn't super sweet -- just the dough, no sugar; hint of floral hops but only a hint; loads of grain, cereal ... rice ... a hint of corn but again, just a hint

T: solid. gluten-free doesn't mean tasteless ... follows the nose closely only it tastes sweeter than it smells; bread/biscuit malt, grain, little hop bite ... more like a hop taste, only here it tastes more spicy/earthy than floral

F: drinkable, carbonated, perhaps a bit light but doesn't come off watery

O: I could drink a lot of this ... the fact that it's "gluten-free" is its only bell or whistle -- it's just a good-tasting pale lager with a little malt, a little hops, nothing overdone. it tastes better at the start, then diminishes just a bit as you work down the glass, but the carbonation is holding up, and it's not turning me off.

not overly expensive considering the novelty of gluten free ... $5.99 for a 4-pack for me at local big liquour/beer/wine chain Spec's. that's under 13 cents/ounce, which puts it in range of most craft beers.

Photo of devilben02
2.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium-pale straw yellow color, with a thick, foamy head. The aroma primarily features sweet, bready malts, with only a small contribution from a must European hop profile. The flavor is likewise sweet and grainy, with bready malts up front and a more earthy bitterness dominating the finish. There is a fine, sharp carbonation, but the beer feels a little heavy for the style. Overall, this is more flavorful than most Euro lagers, but it is still not something to go to often.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear pale golden yellow forming a medium to small fluffy soapy and very bubbled white head. Minimum retention and some thin lacings formed and left in the glass. A very thin layer remain on the top forever

S: Very grainy. Strong notes of sweet pale malts. Extremely bready. Some flowery hops

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet grains, mainly. Very crispy. Bready low fermentation-like yeasts. Mild hops bitterness. In overall, a dry and crispy taste

M: Smooth and light body. Medium to low carbonation. Grainy aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Standard Euro Lager. I've bought this beer because I suspect that I'm intolerant to Gluten and, coincidentally, I'll be making blood exams this week to figure this out. Interesting enough, I'm feeling quite well after drinking this one. Not because it's a good beer but because I have the impression the the exams will confirm my suspicions. In this case, I feel happy that I can count with this sort of initiative.

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.24/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a clear blonde to golden color with a thick rich slow settling head that leaves significant lacing down the glass.

The nose is peppery and spicy with a strong maltiness and hints of fruit like apples and white grapes.

The flavor is bold with a nicely if not a tad off balanced malt to hop taste. The hops definitely dominate. The malt is strong and fruity but the hops are stronger and dominate. this one is off balanced but it works well.

The mouthfeel is a tad watery for my personal taste. But does not take away for the overall in my opinion.

Overall this ins very drinkable and enjoyable lager. Much better than my expectations based on some other review. I would really like to drink this one again.

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Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
74 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.