Estrella Damm Daura - Damm S. A.
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3.35/5 rDev +3.7%
Part of a mixed 6 pack.
Best by June 2012.
It pours like any other Euro Pale Lager, a bright dark yellow and brings a good 2 finger head of foam. The lacing is good for the style.
There's a little bit of sweet and a little bit of bitter in the smell. I'm not getting any scent of corn so that's a plus.
For a gluten free beer, this tastes pretty good. It's more bitter than sweet; plain bitterness that I can't associate with the usual suspects like citrus or pine but it's not offensive in any way. The sweet part, obviously can come from malt but it comes across, to me at least, as a sort of honey like sweetness.
This is not something I'd grab by the 6er but for what it is, it's not too shabby. Best gluten free beer? I'll take their word for it as others I've tried were no ways near this good and I'm not about to make it my life's mission to find a better one..
04-02-2012 23:21:18 | More by Bitterbill
2.6/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
03-11-2012 01:42:46 | More by BraveGator
3.43/5 rDev +6.2%
A - Nice pale yellow color, good head retention, mediocre lacing
S - Typical lager smell - slightly hoppy, not much by way of maltiness or esthers
T - Slightly bitter, similar to other European Lagers
M - Light, good carbonation, no noticeable creaminess
O - Good, but not great lager. Would be a nice beer while doing outdoor chores as it goes down nice, but not what I'd want on most occasions.
02-11-2012 13:13:19 | More by jman42
3.75/5 rDev +16.1%
A: Clear, golden-yellow; very thick, frothy white head with good retention and decent lacing.
S: Typical lager, with grain foremost and hops supporting.
T: Medium-sweet malt. Not much complexity of flavors. The hops added a little bitterness and spice, actually a pretty good balance.
M: Crisp and dry (slightly astringent).
O: I'd never had a gluten-free beer, so I gave this one a try to find out how it stacked up. It wasn't outstanding, but it would be perfectly acceptable if I couldn't consume gluten. Actually, it was reminiscent of a slightly-sweet Stella Artois. I'll certainly recommend it to celiac-disease friends who like beer.
01-28-2012 01:10:11 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
3.48/5 rDev +7.7%
This beer pours a very light bodied and crystal clear bright polished gold in color with a one finger quickly dissipating white head. The nose consists of slightly sweet pale malts with a grainy side to it. It smells like a Dortmunder really. The flavors are light with a slightly sweet pale maltiness and a cereal-esque, clean dry finish. It's not too bad. It's like a lighter, easier to drink pale lager. It's really light and refreshing. Overall, this beer isn't too bad and at $8.99 a four pack not overpriced compared to other Euro lagers.
01-25-2012 23:13:35 | More by aasher
3.08/5 rDev -4.6%
received a 4pk as a gift - reviewing while drinking the 4th(not in a row) - pours a straw-yellow with a 1/2-finger head - significant lacing down the glass - has that beer hall smell - lots of grain/cereal - I found the taste almost off-putting, but in this last bottle I'll say it's not terrible - good carbonation helps - kind of a dry finish - so if you gotta go gluten free...
01-23-2012 18:07:16 | More by JoeBloe
3.25/5 rDev +0.6%
Appearance: Pours a translucent, light yellow body with a white foam film.
Smell: A light sniff of cereal maltiness with a thin hint of floral, spicy hops.
Taste: A base of modest, malted barley with a dash of confectioners sugar. Moderate acidity. Hint of graininess. Mild hop character, bitterness. Drying, smooth, clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Among the gluten-free beers it truly shines, as I've never enjoyed the use of repellent sorghum.
01-13-2012 17:06:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.98/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
11-29-2011 02:19:04 | More by beerthulhu
3.45/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours a clear golden body with three fingers of bright white foam that beautifully laces the glass. Aromas typical for the style: grains and honey with some light hay or straw. Taste is consistent with the nose and is better than most other Euro-lagers in that it is free of any sort of artificial/chemical funkiness. Easy to drink, nothing super ponderous.
10-28-2011 23:49:03 | More by droomyster
District of Columbia
3.1/5 rDev -4%
Crystal clear and light yellow in color, with a half inch of white head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. The aroma is subtle, but offers some light scents of malt and pilsner. Very light in body. Smooth feel and goes down easy. Lacking complexity, but easy to throw back a pint or two. Just a slight sweetness, with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Overall, a good choice if you are seeking a gluten free beer.
10-28-2011 19:26:38 | More by Huhzubendah
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.9/5 rDev -10.2%
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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10-23-2011 20:25:27 | More by flyingpig
3.78/5 rDev +17%
I'm trying one of my wife's beers, who has been gluten free for almost six months, and this is easily the most akin to a regular brew. Clear gold, with a thin white head and good lacing. Nice crisp pils malt, zippy carbonation and a surprisingly bold saaz finish. Clean and satisfying. Truthfully, I don't think I'd be able to tell the difference between this and a standard continental lager, tasting blindly. Very similar to Warsteiner, in my opinion. If I were gluten free and wishing for "real" beer flavor, this is hands down the most authentic, gluten free brew I can find for my wife, in one of the best beer towns in the US. We've tried just about everything available since she removed gluten from her diet and this is the best by far, in terms of an authentic beer taste. Now if only this magical, gluten removing process were applied to an IPA, Lambic, or another of her favorite styles. Until then, this will do just fine.
10-12-2011 04:59:13 | More by UnionMade
3.38/5 rDev +4.6%
330ml single from "Lifesource",Salem. $2.15 Typical bright yellow lager..with reasonable bubbly white head. Light aromas..mostly hay like,slightl earthy. Taste is again average..not too sweet though which is a blessing, some honey tones and a drying bitterness at the end. OK. Nice on the palate..good carbonation..dry finish. Overall a nice enough lager and if i had the medical need this onen would suit me fine.
10-01-2011 19:14:33 | More by Reidrover
Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
75 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.