Voll Damm
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Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #570
Ranked #48,881
3.29 | pDev: 17.02%
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Brandy glass from the can.

Appearance: Dark gold color with medium bubbles on the body with a white head rising almost one fingers length.

Smell: warm yeast scent.

Taste: Heavy alcohol with dose of wheat and honey. Comes off bitter and touch sour consisting of grapfruit skin and lemon.

Mouth: Medium carbonation with a full body.

Overall: Good brew, better than what I thought it was going to be. Salud!

Jul 04, 2019
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elnachooo from Spain

2.85/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cerveza de color marrón oscuro, de cuerpo medio y baja carbonatación. Aroma a malta, caramelo y pan. En boca es ligera, con hincapié en la malta y un poco de frutas secas. Sabor ligeramente amargado.

Dec 13, 2018
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monkist from Hungary

3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Is it Voll-Damm or Doble Malta? Anyway they call this Voll Damm, and this is an Austrian Märzen replica, not bad for what it is supposed to be. It is a bit sweeter and slightly boozier than the AT original (thwy do 't usually go over 7%). This intensity made it slightly sickening for me, but despite this fact it is quite okay, good quality, quite märzen-like.

Sep 18, 2018
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Vader444 from Scotland

2.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle poured into cut glass tumbler courtesy of hotel. Just arrived in Barcelona to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday so a cheeky beer is required after a 4am start. Didn't recognise any of the beers on hotel menu so took a punt on this.

Basically a Spanish take on Carlsberg Special Brew. Not fantastic by any stretch of the imagination but, sitting poolside on a roof terrace on a sunny Barcelona afternoon, there are probably worse options. Cheers!

Aug 06, 2017
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schavuytje from Netherlands

1.73/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up in the super of the holiday address; Aroma of slender amber-like muesli, in the taste of pilslike with the same finishing touch as the flavor of tan-like nail

Jul 21, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

1.58/5  rDev -52%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a golden color lager with a small bubbly head with limited retention. Aroma of residual sugar notes and light adjunct is OKish. Taste is mostly dominated by adjunct with residual sugar and light alcohol notes could also be detected. Body is about average with good carbonation. Too much adjunct in this one for my taste buds.

Aug 26, 2016
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Ant777uk from England

3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Barley, rice, maize and hops, brewed in Barcelona....

Beautiful copper colour, lots of head.

Warming aroma, quite unique.

Very unique and interesting flavor, chocolatey ending with the crispness of the rice. Lots of things happening on the tongue.

I like this, though it's a bit too heavy for drinking in the sun. Might try again in winter!

Jul 13, 2016
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Euro strong lager. Poured into lager glass.
Clean, caramel, moderate head retention, malty, honey, medium body and good carbonation, pretty delightful in common. Some characters of bock.

Mar 30, 2016
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.57/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper gold and clear filtered with lots of champagne bubbles. Aside from the head, it looks like ginger ale. Topped with 3 fingers of off white head, lace like lacing left.

Malts, phenols, not much else. Some apple.

Malts, phenols, sweet sweet, a little apple.

Medium thin body, lots of carbonation.

Not bad for the style, just a bit sweet. Drank Jan 29th, 2016 in Chiang Mai with some Berlin Sausage curry.

Jan 29, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Notes from tasting sheet: Lasting, creamy off-white head, good lacing, clear sparkling, amber/orange in color. Aroma : heavy grain, straw, average hops and yeast, hint of toffee, honey and vegetables. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, bitter finish.

Dec 21, 2015
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EstebanH from Florida

3.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

You know how when you were a kid, walking down the street casually, and you walked by a dumpster or something with some leaky beer? You remember how you were not necessarily enticed by the fragrant aroma? Yeah, voll damm reminded me of that a bit. But with that alky content at seven-point-two out of one hundred, we got ourselves something worth fighting for. It costs less than an hour of marriage counseling, am I right folks?... Am I right?

Nov 19, 2015
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josanguapo from Spain

1.82/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In Legado de Yuste glass. Playing KB Dark Side. Can. Too much sweet/caramel taste. Its missing hops for so much malt

14 Jun 2017. Bottle In Teku glass. At lunch, with fried fries with eggs, then russian salad. Same disgusting sweet alcoholic mess I remember. If you drink it quick, bad as its boozy. If you do it slow, bad as becomes more unpleasant

Jun 18, 2015
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AmitC from New York

2.52/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had a 330 ml can. Very strong smell and taste of alcohol. At 7.2% it feels like a beer with an ABV above 10%. Not easy to drink. Good if you want to get high.

Feb 19, 2015
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Mike_Aguirre from Mexico

2.51/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

L: Looks very clear, filtered. Deep golden color. Almost not existent head.
S: Smells kind of nice, flowery, citrusy, alcoholic with hints of caramel
T: Tastes like an average golden lager with an alcoholic boost thanks to the corn and rice adjuncts. Corn taste is kind of high which is not very pleasant. Leaves a nasty mild metallic flavor in the back of the tongue.
F: Medium-low body with low carbonation.
O: Average beer that you can find in the 7/11 in Mexico.

Jan 22, 2015
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titvs from Portugal

2.5/5  rDev -24%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 3B). Bottle 25 cl - Batch L2812B13. AROMA: cornish aroma with some rice notes and a mild sweet background. clean lager profile with some sulphur. APPEARANCE: slight dark yellow color and translucent. thin white head with below-average retention. TASTE: initial sweet malty character with moderate bitterness and a semi-dry finish. low malty complexity. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a marzen wannabe without complexity.

Dec 10, 2014
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FLima from Brazil

3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color with a thin head with short retention and leaving scattered laces.
Aroma of caramel malt, yeast and bread. Hops are too distant.
Flavor is bolder, but not well balanced. Notes of sweet malt and adjuncts, apples soaked in booze, some caramel and floral hops.
Light to medium body with good carbonation of small bubbles. Alcohol of 7.2% is clearly there, dominating the mouth.
This Marzen lacks a better balance; advertised extra malt addition was not enough to cover its alcohol content, nor its timid hops contributed to it. But it is not an awful beer, just don't give me a real pleasant feeling.

Apr 03, 2014

2.85/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed many times. Amber color, crystal clear appearance. White froth, brief crown. Sweet, sugary, mildy toasted, adjunct cereal & spicy aromas. Malty, harsh alcoholic & bitter upfront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Honey & spicy notes. Herbal sweet/bitter finish. ABV is well felt.

Mar 09, 2014
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BucBasil from Rwanda

3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the 330 mL can into a pint glass.

Really good smell in this one with lots of bread and an apricoty fruit note somewhere in the middle there. Maybe a bit of caramel. Very malt heavy. Touch of butterscotch or just butter bread in there as well...

The beer tastes similar but with more of that buttery character. Very smooth, but perhaps a bit cloying. Bready and malty but perhaps not enough balance in there. Alcohol comes into play as the beer warms. Not fantastic but drinkable.

Overall pretty good. Not sure I would pick it up again because it's very unbalanced.

Nov 19, 2013
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flyingpig from Scotland

2.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

250ml bottle as a gift from Salou, Spain:
Clear amber colour with a thin lacing for a head that is slightly foamy and white in colour.

Sweet with some sticky malts & caramel. There is a lager type aroma coupled with hint of alcohol, some hops & spice.

Caramel & lots of malts, sweet with toffee & a light alcohol taste with subtle fruits as well. The taste is fairly basic but drinkable.

Sweet with a sticky mouthfeel and with a fairly thick body and medium carbonation that proceeds a dry finish.

Malt driven beer (obviously) with a strong caramel taste with some alcohol present throughout. Drinkable but not all that great and another reason why I'm not really a fan of this style of beer.

Oct 02, 2013
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ithacabaron from California

3.39/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours with the color of chestnut honey, with little or no head, and only a spotting of toad's eye bubbles rising from time to time. Eh.

Aroma is candied nuts, malt, cleanness. A decent replica of the classic marzen nose.

Taste is sweet at first, with loquat, starfruit, and a hint of apricot. This much fruitiness seems out of place. On the swallow, harsh bitterness sweeps in, leaving a somewhat chemical impression. Odd, to say the least.

Mouthfeel could use a bit more pop -- with the sticky sweetness that pervades much of the experience, it needs to be lighter and brisker to balance things out.

Overall, there are worse beers in Barca, but this isn't that far a step above. Drink cold, and in cool weather.

Aug 12, 2013
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.04/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

7.2% confirmed. Can acquired in Ibiza, Spain. Reviewed from notes taken April 2011. Can was served into a Guinness pint glass.

A: Pours a four finger creamy head of fair thickness and decent retention. Colour is a copper-yellow. Good head for the ABV.

Sm: Very malty, but light in strength overall.

T: A malty body with hints of barley hither and thither. Poorly built but surprisingly fairly balanced for a crappy Spanish macrolager. A bit of cream on the open is the most pleasant aspect of the beer, but the malt doesn't carry through the refreshing feel established by the cream, which is a disappointment. Way too malty. It doesn't taste like alcohol, which is impressive considering the lack of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and light. Warm from the alcohol, an unpleasant effect in the throat. If you were on the fringe of vomiting, a sip of this would surely tip you into the red zone.

Dr: Extremely cheap and high ABV, but low quality. Probably the best beer in Ibiza hands-down for getting knackered, but it's far from great. That said, of all the beers I remember having in Ibiza, this one sticks out for its (relative) drinkability. Just don't get it in the canned version; stick to the bottles.

Low D

Nov 07, 2012
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StJamesGate from New York

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale brass with loose white froth that flees fast but rims.
Faint caramel popcorn with a bit of earthy, spice hops.
Thick honey on country loaf with a big grassy hit.
Papery finish and astringent linger. Medium, chewy, some burn.

Maize and rice in the ingredients; only 18% barley, which ain’t good. It does a passable job of throwing the shapes of a true marzen. But it is a bit cheap and flimsy on the linger – crunchy autumn leaves come to mind. There are far worse double malts.

Nov 05, 2012
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shigg85 from Japan

4.04/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle of this at a Spanish restaurant in the Metropolitan building of the Ikebukuro station in Tokyo. I bought it for the simple fact that it was the darkest and most expensive beer they had bottles of. It was my first Spanish beer, so I had no idea what to expect. However, I was blown away by how tasty this brew was. It is a dark brew with a nice white head that retains its shape throughout its life. The smell overwhelmed me in a good way as I poured it into the glass. Very spicy and herbal in a way that obviously suits Spanish cuisine. The mouthfeel was a bit weak considering the appearance and the scent of the brew. However, I was overall pleased with this random selection. I get the impression that many other Spanish beers are not in this fashion, and looking at how others ranked this beer, I feel I am out of the popular consensus. Regardless, I loved this brew and I would recommend it if you see it around.

Feb 14, 2012
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jonmikel from Spain

3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at the supermarket in Spain. 33 cl can poured into a Mug.
-L: Very dark amber color. Medium Hints of carbonation (rows of slow bubbles).
Very decent amount of foam: 1 cm head. White and creamy.
-S:Toasty Cereal smell though fairly boozy. You can feel the alcohol content.
-T: the taste is cereal like, heavy and very alcoholic
-F: you feel a lot sparkling carbonation in the mouth. The different cereal amount. It is rather raw and crispy. It leaves you an "intoxicated" tongue

Feb 10, 2012
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evlu1441 from Canada (AB)

3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It has a nice centimeter of foamy head on top of a clear, medium-dark amber beer.

The aroma is quite strong and malty, with a hint of caramel in the background.

The flavour is slightly sweet. The alcohol comes through quite noticeably, and it has a kind of breakfast cereal aftertaste.

Overall, this is an okay offering if you're looking for a strong beer. I wouldn't seek it out back home though... It's probably pretty expensive.

Jan 17, 2012
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