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Estrella Damm Daura - Damm S. A.

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 jessejamesorez
3.8/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of skipowski
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.12/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.37/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of WDJersey
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of NEDmiller
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of srandycarter
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
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

Photo of javi10653
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of AltimusPrime
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of fionn13
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Etan
3.67/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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 FuturePilot
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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 TDice
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Luigi
3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of tvv375ia
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
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

Photo of getbehindthemule
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cjac
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
74 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.