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Estrella Damm Daura - Damm S. A.

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74
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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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:
Gluten-free (less than 6 ppm), but made using barley malt!

(Beer added by: Rayek on 08-28-2010)
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Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

tastymug, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.48/5  rDev +40%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Estrella Damm Daura has a medium-to-thick, soapy, white head and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance. There is not much lacing left on the glass, though. The aroma is of sweet, pale lager (malt, bread, sugar), and the flavor is the same, with maybe some sugary corn syrup and a touch of hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Estrella Damm Daura finishes crisp, clean refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, I was quite surprised with how well they pulled this off. I think it’s excellent!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of tmars13
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

tmars13, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of braican
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

braican, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1" white head with a decent lifespan. The body is a clear straw yellow color with fairly lively effervescence. It smells faintly of grass and not really much else. The taste is extremely light, a touch sweet, and has a very low hoppy finish but it persists. This is on par with BMC beers, you're just paying a little extra for the import from Spain.

MoreThanWine, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

secondtooth, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of kobeer
3/5  rDev -6.3%

kobeer, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of bzach
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.83/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint glass. Light straw color with a finger of head. Fair amount of bubbles visible. Looks nice.
Smells of honey, little spice and slight metallic. It smells better than most other beers in this style.
Pretty tasty too. Honey, mild bitter hops with some dryness to them, a malty sweetness to close it out. It has the slightest metallic taste in the background.
Crisp and light body with moderate carbonation.
Surprise to me. I'm enjoying this beer. By far the best Euro pale lager I've had.

Fatehunter, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Kopfmeister60
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Kopfmeister60, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of tone77
2.53/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

tone77, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of jessejamesorez
3.83/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Preface: I have a gluten allergy/intolerance (delayed skin reaction,) but thankfully not celiac. I have drank [many bottles of] many of the best-rated, highly-coveted beers of the world (my personal favorites: Trappistes Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus 12.) I have also had several different gluten free beers. I don't drink North American domestics. I'm not a novice lol.

For a gluten free beer, Estrella Damm Daura is good. It's my favorite of all the gluten free beers I have tried. While it is a basic, generic style lager, it actually tastes like beer (as opposed to many gluten free beers made with rice, most having a rice wine-ish aftertaste.) For a beer aficionado who has no problems with gluten, this beer is going to be mediocre. For a person who has no other choice, it's good.

Pros: Tastes like beer.

Cons: Simple; Expensive.

jessejamesorez, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thick coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of grainy malts and floral hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has balanced flavors of grainy malts (with hints of biscuits) and a light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There’s nothing overly special about this beer, but it’s pretty good considering it is gluten-free. It definitely doesn’t taste like a watered-down adjunct lager macro.

metter98, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

bubseymour, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of skipowski
4/5  rDev +25%

skipowski, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bit above the glass gives this beer a big white head above a clear straw golden colored beer.

Light banana, cloves, spices, and lemons blend very well together in light aroma on this light bodied beer.

A very light taste consisting mostly of light malts with some of the cloves and banana coming through.

A very light dry aftertaste without much or any tastes lingering around.

I kinda like this because the aroma is not exactly what you get with the taste, quite surprised and like that, although the taste was to light for my palate.

LXIXME, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.48/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm pretty sure that this beer smells like a skunk's ass. Which is one of this things that you will never smell in your life (God, I hope so), but somehow, you just know that's exactly what it would be like. The flavor, however, is quite nice. Especially considering that this is a gluten-free beer. My experience with these types of beers in the past have mostly been abysmal. But this is a good drinker. The girl at Whole Foods talked this one up pretty high, and I have to say that she was absolutely right. This is the best gluten-free beer I have had to date.

RblWthACoz, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

WDJersey, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of NEDmiller
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

NEDmiller, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of srandycarter
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this at Sevilla in San Diedo. Not much to write home about, but a nice clean simple lager. Should go well with our tapas and paella..

Fun night. Have to try

some other Spanish beers while I am here.

Still a cool refreshment on a really hot day

srandycarter, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of javi10653
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

javi10653, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Gregwa, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of dlin0sbb
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of AltimusPrime
3/5  rDev -6.3%

AltimusPrime, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3/5  rDev -6.3%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
74 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.