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Estrella Damm Daura - Damm S. A.

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Estrella Damm Daura
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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of DeFaz
1.86/5  rDev -42.2%
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 Evil_Pidde
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Gluten free...

A: Pours slightly pale golden with rather lots of small bubbles in the liquid. A medium tall white, airy and kind of uneven head sinks after a while, leaving decent lacings.

S: Mild smell, a bit "Adjuncty" with corn and perhaps rice. Nettles and fresh cut grass alongside with bitter hops. A bit citric.

T: Malty, eventhough there's no ordinary barley, a bit bready. Bitter hops. Some citric notes in the back. KInd of buttery.

M: Aftertaste is long and bitter. Body is medium and oily, actually. Rich carbonation, but never offensive.

O: As a gluten free beer, way more body than I thought before. Nice bitter hops. But a buttery feel affects the rating, in a bad way.

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of csmartin6
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Mullinger1980
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of alex_hart
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.69/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was so elated when I saw this Damm beer in the big box o' beer that my local, in-person trader, tone77, dropped off that I thought to myself, "Hot Damm, I am anxious to try that beer, Damm it!"

The finger of rocky, fluffy, bone-white head looked like meringue atop the beer as it slowly fell like a souffle. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity. Nose was redolent with Saaz hops, not skunk as one previous reviewer misidentified it. It had a really nice grassiness to it without being ruined with adjuncts and believe me, I am able to spot the difference at this point! Mouthfeel was soft, lightly carbonated with a grassy, slightly metallic taste on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry and definitely lager-like in its mild unobtrusiveness. I will not say that it was the best example of the style that I have ever tried, but its gluten-free status makes it highly recommendable to anyone that has that as a concern. It was decent, but it could be good under the right circumstances.

Photo of WissBrauSean
3.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clear golden straw with a nice foamy head that dissipates to a ring while you drink it. There is a little half decent lacing.

The aroma is of some sweet malts, hay, hops and skunk. Pretty much like many lagers.

It tastes sweet pretty much throughout. Nice and light malts with some mild hops with a twinge of skunking. The finish is finally a little dry. It's balance tips in the favor of sweet, but that is OK with me.

Mouthfeel is a hair under middle of the road sweet, maybe a little watery with semi lively carbonation and a mild dry peppery feel at the end.

Overall, for a mild celiac, this is a dream beer in the lager realm. I'm going to have to say in that arena its in the high 3's.

Photo of Josievan
4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of wilfonzo
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of DavidST
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a pint glass, a date of 8/13 on the back. This pours a light golden color with a mid sized off white head. The smells are of light malts, light hops, a little adjuncts. The feel is medium. The taste is good enough light malts, some green bottle funk, okay.

Photo of sommersb
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 02-11-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Single from Whole Foods, Nashville

I didn't realize this was a special gluten-free (or low gluten) beer until I read about it online. Interesting

Pours with a big, fizzy white head on a clear and golden beer. Lots of bubbles are in the glass. Head retention is good and I get a fair amount of lace sticking to my glass.

Aromas include hay and grassy notes, along with floral hops and a grainy, pale malt aspect. The crisp smells seem spot-on for a light lager.

The taste features a light malt sweetness, coupled with a low bittering from grassy and floral hops. Very pilsner-like

The feel is clean, light-bodied and bubbly with a slightly sweet finish. Aftertastes have lingering grassy hops.

Overall I'd say this is a good version of a light lager; not a bold or flashy beer, but does the job of a light thirst quencher.

Photo of Dapperticus
5/5  rDev +55.3%

Photo of Loogs
2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of asafarc2
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.47/5  rDev +38.8%
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

Photo of tmars13
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of braican
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
2.59/5  rDev -19.6%
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 kobeer
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of bzach
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
74 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.