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Estrella Damm Daura | Damm S. A.

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Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gluten-free (less than 6 ppm), but made using barley malt!

Added by Rayek on 08-28-2010

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Reviews: 90 | Ratings: 276
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
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

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Photo of Etan
3.67/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of Samp01
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
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,.

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Photo of beertunes
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.97/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of Luigi
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of tvv375ia
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
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

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
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..

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Photo of BraveGator
2.56/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

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Photo of jman42
3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.78/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

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Photo of aasher
3.47/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of JoeBloe
3.08/5  rDev -4.3%
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...

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.26/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of droomyster
3.44/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of UnionMade
3.76/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of velosuds
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a clear pint glass. Paid $2.15 for single at Life Source Natural Foods in Salem, OR. My first gluten-free beer.

A-Pours a clear, golden-yellow color with a one finger bright white foamy head that recedes into a modest lacing.

S-Grainy and grass with slight lemony hops.

T-Toasted malt sweetness and some bitterness. Satisfactory.

M-Smooth, well balanced, crisp, and refreshing.

O-Very easy drinking, just not anything to get real excited about, which has more to do with the style than this particular beer. Huge plus is that this is real beer that is gluten free, evidently from de-glutenizing the barley during the brewing process. I am currently on a gluten free diet and if I need to avoid gluten in the future, I would prefer to drink this before wine.

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Photo of CHickman
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold color with a 1 finger foamy snow white head that faded slowly and left good foamy lacing clinging to the side.

Smells very sweet, with sweet malt, caramel, syrup, corn, light yeast, grains and light citrus hops; overall nose is very sweet and fruity.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, caramel, syrup, molasses, corn, light yeast, toasted grains, and light citrus hops. The taste was very sweet and odd because there were no fruity hints at all. A very average tasting beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and light, with low carbonation, a medium body and good drinkability.

I was curious about a Spanish gluten free beer and it was pretty good. This was the best tasting gluten free beer that I’ve ever tried. I’ve had a few gluten free beers because a friend needs to drink them, and this one is clearly the best and scores extra points to help those with this dilemma.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a creamy head and pale gold-straw color. Brilliant clarity. Aroma is spicy noble hops and slight sweet grain. Flavor is a bit strange, with a syrupy sweetness offset with a nice blend of tasty European hops. Mouthfeel is light with good CO2 but slightly sticky (why?) Overall, This beer is a decent example of the style with some quirks to distinguish it among its peers.

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Photo of bsp77
3.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear, pale gold with foamy white head and light bubbly lacing.

Smell: Grainy, peppery and slightly skunky. Yep, smells like a Euro Lager. There is some nice apple as well.

Taste: Apple and straw are prominent. Lots of pepper on the finish, with a mild bitterness.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light body, surprisingly dry and crisp finish.

Overall: Can't tell that this had the gluten removed at all, as it tastes like a Euro Lager should, and a better than average Euro Lager at that. However, this is not my favorite style. This makes me wonder if the gluten could be removed from other beers (say an IPA) and still retain its flavor.

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Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
75 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.