Estrella Damm Daura - Damm S. A.

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
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 DeFaz
1.86/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

$7.99/four pack

This is one of the worst among those for which I have paid more than $2.00/beer. It has a terrible metallic taste that is also overly sweet. It tastes of adjunct, and aside from pouring with a large head and a nice bottle design, it is no better (and actually worse) than most macro beers I can get from a gas station. It has a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, save your money unless you're looking for an offense smelling lager that tastes like corn syrup and the bottle that it comes in.

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 Samp01
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a medium lasting white head with some light lacing visible. Aroma and Taste is fruity, grainsm grassy with some malted barley and light bitterness. Palate is a light crisp body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with some fruity, grainy and light grassy notes and light bitterness. Did not know this was gluten free until after I had it, but overall an ok, slightly crisp lager,.

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 BraveGator
2.56/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Nice pour, golden, looked light and tasty

S: Smell was lacking, not bad, but very light, could not detect the

T: Tastes very light, a little watery but not tasteless

M: Spritzy, carbonation was good, very light body

Good grass-cutting beer. Beer for the hot days when you want a refreshing light beer.

Photo of secondtooth
2.59/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This "premium" Spanish lager pours a clean, clear, and attractive golden, with a fine 2-finger white head. Lace is attractive fence-row-style, too.

Nose is malty and adjunct. I get corn. Not good.

Tastes overly sweet and adjunct, too. To me, this is little better than the major lagers out there. Didn't know it was gluten-free, but I can't get past the generic taste. No, thanks.

Photo of tone77
2.59/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is heavy with grains. Taste is a bit unusual, grains, wet hay, some bitterness, not very good. Feels light in the mouth and overall I did not care much for this beer.

Photo of CFHMagnet
2.61/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Nearly two fingers of head, white. Pale yellow body.

Corn, grass. The aroma is overall very light.

I get corn and sweet pale malt. Hops are grassy and light. Very little bitter.

Light bodied. Washes down easily. Leaves no coating or residue.

This is a simple beer, and honestly not in a style I'm a huge fan of.

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 jayhawk73
2.69/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a bright yellow color w/ a two finger white head. Good carbonation and lacing. This beer is very clear and easy to see through.

S- Malt, light hops, and a stinky, grassy, musky smell that is a real turnoff. I'm really hoping the taste is quite a bit better than this.

T- OK... Much better than the nose. The stinky smell doesn't show up in the taste at all. Malt, hops, and grain, and burned toast is what comes to the front. Fairly smooth, balanced, and not offensive.

M- Fairly smooth, w/ a tiny hop bite. Decent body for the style. Burned toast aftertaste.

O- Overall, it's decent- but that's about it. I don't think I'll try this one again, but glad I tried it.

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 samie85
2.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a very clear golden color with a finger of white head.

S-Smells of pear and light, crackery malt with some herbal hops.

T-Follows the nose with pear upfront and some light, bready malts with a clean, bitter finish.

M-Pretty decently carbonated with a light body and prickly feel.

D-Very light and easy drinking beer, but not all that complex, which is all too typical of the style.

Photo of zeledonia
2.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear very light golden yellow. One-finger white head that recedes quickly but leaves a decent amount of lacing. Good carbonation.

Smell is crisp and clean, mostly pale malts and noble hops. I get a bit of sweetness and a hint of banana. Smells a lot like a typical adjunct lager.

Tastes a lot like a typical adjunt lager, too. Most of the flavor is straightforward grainy pale malts with grassy vegetabley hops. Not a whole lot of malt character, less sweetness than the smell would suggest. Only a touch of bitterness that comes in late. Finish is quick and clean, with very little lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and watery, almost no cling at all. Flavor is gone from the mouth rather quickly, and there's little left to remind me it was beer in my mouth. Carbonation is high, burning brightly throughout.

An average pale lager. Which is to say, a beer that I'm fine drinking, but doesn't really impress me in any way. It has the pale malt and noble hop character I expect, but nothing to distinguish itself in a positive or negative sense.

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 Archimetez
2.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: crystal clear, light in color

S: cheap lager smell, not very aromatic

T: not great, cheap lager taste, bitter back end. Cannot find date on bottle to figure out how old the bottle I tasted

M: clean crisp

O: meh....probably will not have again unless in spain, which I don't see happening in the near future

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 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 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 flyingpig
2.88/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light amber colour in appearance with good clarity & a foamy white head that is initially about a finger & a half tall before gradually reducing to a thin, soapy lacing after a few sips.

Grainy smelling with a little bit of corn in there to begin with. Overall the aroma is quite subdued and hard to detect initially. There is a little bit of skunk but mainly it is sweet smelling & faint hops.

The bulk of the flavour comes from a mix of bread, corn & sweet adjuncts. It is quite well balanced though.

Light bodied & smooth most of the way through until it becomes a little chewy right at the end. There is also some decent carbonation.

An average, macro pale lager that is better than a lot of its competitors without really being excellent. It is smooth & goes down easily.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.93/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

as gluten free beers go, I like this one, still has the flavor of barley, not sorghum or some other brutal sugar. however, as regular pale lagers go, this is pretty bad. its over the top sweet, and even with its very pale golden color, it drinks like a glass of molasses. way too much residual sweet here, it kills any subtle malt flavors and makes all the jovial carbonation for naught. almost tastes like a wheat malt base, light and floral a little. it is similar to the mother beer, the regular damm, which I liked quite a lot for what it is. this one lacks the cleanness in the finish that made the other one so great. the sweetness hangs around and the beer feels heavy as a result. still, for the gluten free folks out there I would recommend this, only because there are so few good options for you. omission pale ale still ranks as the best gluten free brew ive had, hands down. this does avoid the usual macro euro metallic malt vibe though, which is a great service to itself and its consumers!

Photo of inthebeeraisle
2.96/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was curious to try this beer because it is an entry into the gluten free market I was not familiar with. Possibly the first beer from Spain I have ever tried. 330ml bottle into a regular pint glass.

A: Really normal looking light lager. Very little head with no lacing. Nice stream of small bubbles is present.

S: Almost no nose at all, just a touch of euro skunk lager.

T: A bite more taste then expected. No weird sweet sorghum flavor since this beer is made with barley malt with most of the gluten removed. This beer has a slight aftertaste, but nothing offensive.

M: A more substanial mouthfeel then one might expect from an otherwise basic beer. Easy to drink.

O: For what it is I thought it was drinkable. If I was going the gluten free route this would be my beer. Seems like a regular euro lager to me.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: thin head on a hazy straw body.

S: mild nose with mostly musty pale and toasted malts. honey and grain notes.

T: toasted malts with some subtle sweet caramel, corn and grains.

M: light carbonation and light body. crisp with semi dry finish.

Overall: very drinkable. A nice beer considering it is gluten free and actually pretty tasty.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: A strong explosive effervesce is dense,and quick to move through the pale orange body that displayed a high rate of visibility. The head was bread white, frothy, with a solid height of 1 finger. Retention was good, as well the stickage on the glass that left a spongy band.

S: Sweet toasted cereal grains, think rice krispies, with a touch of lemon and butterscotch ever so faint.

T: The flavor was sweet overall, buttered and toasted cereal grains, lemon with a touch of orange flower, honey and sweet floral mentions. Honestly not bad of a start, but has a starchy finish with some mention of warming flower hops.

M: Light mouthful, a bit of a watery-syrupy feel, the carbonation is quick to die out, after a strong start hurting the crisp factor ending up with a lazy mouthful.

O: With exception of the mouthful, an average euro-pale when compared within style. Mediocre drinkability, an overall average experience and what you would expect.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

33cl Bottle (part of a four pack): BBD Sep 2013. Poured into a 'Veltins' badged tulip on a sunny Shropshire Sunday during July 2013.

Usual lager/pilsner look and feel: golden and bright with a thin white covering of tight bubbles.

Semi-sweet malt nose with hints of floral hops as the beer warmed in the glass.

The taste was also semi-sweet malty, with a hop dryness towards the end of each sip. Nothing special but nothing wrong with it either.

OK, an average lager/pilsner with no ill effects by being 'gluten free'.

Photo of crossovert
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle. I will try anything once and now is this beer's time. Apparently it is gluten free.

The smell is grainy, not much else, very basic euro pale lager.

The flavor tastes a lost like your standard lager. It has a bit more hoppiness than I am used to for Spanish lagers, but that is about the only remarkable thing about it.

It is very good for gluten free beer, and it s an average Euro Pale Lager.

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