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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 Etan
3.7/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden-yellow with a decent white head. Not much lacing or retention.

S: Sweet toasted grain in the nose.

T: A nice mixture of surprisingly full-tasting light malts, soft yeast, a bit of hops. Toasted biscuit, light cake, a bit of apricot.

M: A little thickness to the body, light carbonation.

O: Pretty good for a light lager.

Etan, May 30, 2012
Photo of Samp01
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%
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,.

Samp01, May 23, 2012
Photo of FuturePilot
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

FuturePilot, May 22, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured bright, clean, clear yellow color with about a half-inch of bright white head that had very good retention and lacing. The beer was very carbonated and produced a steady stream of bubbles throughout the glass.

The aroma was mostly grains, with some very gentle hops floating around in the background. There was just a bit of a sweet touch to the scent as well. The flavors followed along about as expected, nice grainy malts, very gentle hops, and a touch of yeast. Not a bad tasting brew at all.

The body was fairly typical for the style, light-medium, clean, and with a dry finish. Drinkability was very good, you could easily drink these all day or all night. Overall, a nice little beer. It won't get a permanent spot in my fridge, but I can see grabbing a bottle sometimes when I'm in the mood for a crisp, light brew. Worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, May 15, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
2.98/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

kylehay2004, May 11, 2012
Photo of TDice
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

TDice, May 09, 2012
Photo of Luigi
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out straw yellow with a frothy two finger white head. The head retention is excellent, as it keeps a half finger head and sticks all over the glass through out the life of the beer. Plenty of carbonation bubbles rush to the top of the lager.

The aroma is pretty typical for a Euro Pale Lager. Light grassy hop mixed with a slightly sweet malt. Nothing bad but nothing that stands out either.

The taste is a bit more hopped than the average Euro Pale. Some mild hints of citrus, mixed with light malt sweetness. Even a small hint of honey, but very mild. Very clean finish.

Light and carbonated body and very easy to drink.

I gotta say I enjoyed this Euro Pale Lager because the hop character stood out more than other brands.

Luigi, May 05, 2012
Photo of tvv375ia
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 11.2oz bottle into pint glass

A-pale yellow with about a 2 finger head that fades quickly with a little lacing

S-sweet corn skunkiness is the dominant smell that comes across for me

T-not quite as sweet cornins as I thought that I would get judging by the smell

M-thin and watery

O-when I was pouring this it looked really thin and watery and while it was thin it was not as bad as I thought and the smell was a lot skunkier than the taste. So overall not bad if you need a quick thirst quencher

tvv375ia, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of getbehindthemule
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

getbehindthemule, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of cjac
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

cjac, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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..

Bitterbill, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of C63AMG
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of BraveGator
2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

BraveGator, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of JasPAr
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

JasPAr, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3/5  rDev -6.3%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of jman42
3.43/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

jman42, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of rusty3335
5/5  rDev +56.3%

rusty3335, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

TappaKeggaBrew, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.48/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

aasher, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of JoeBloe
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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...

JoeBloe, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Popp24
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Popp24, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of 4balance
3/5  rDev -6.3%

4balance, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
2.98/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

beerthulhu, Nov 29, 2011
Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
74 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.