Voll Damm | Damm S. A.

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
75
okay
41 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Voll DammVoll Damm
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain | website

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 06-21-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
118
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
31.96%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 118
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.58/5  rDev -50%
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.

 338 characters

Photo of Ant777uk
3.63/5  rDev +14.9%
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!

 345 characters

Photo of Dentist666
3.52/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

 186 characters

Photo of patre_tim
3.57/5  rDev +13%
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.

 415 characters

Photo of stevoj
3.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

 266 characters

Photo of EstebanH
3.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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?

 444 characters

Photo of AmitC
2.52/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

 158 characters

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.51/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

 468 characters

Photo of titvs
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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.

 498 characters

Photo of FLima
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

 610 characters

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

 288 characters

Photo of BucBasil
3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

 579 characters

Photo of flyingpig
2.96/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

 696 characters

Photo of ithacabaron
3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

 716 characters

Photo of kojevergas
2.04/5  rDev -35.4%
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

 1,213 characters

Photo of StJamesGate
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

 491 characters

Photo of shigg85
4.04/5  rDev +27.8%
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.

 934 characters

Photo of evlu1441
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

 436 characters

Photo of RodneyFarva
2.81/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

33cl can poured into a stein

beer pours a two finger head, quickly dissipating to half a finger with no lacing. beer is a nice light amber/almost orange color. looks pretty nice

aromas of some light malts, alcohol, corn (though made with rice), and perhaps some hops

quite sweet, definite alcohol presence, a bit stronger hop presence than in the aroma, which gives it a lemony characteristic, but perhaps more like lemon dish soap than a real lemon.

overall, a nice change and better than most Spanish attempts, but fairly harsh overall. despite the 7.2%, it could hardly be considered an economical drunk, as it commands a premium price.

finally, a semi-comical semantic note: the can says "cerveza extra," which in context means "premium beer," but the english translation is simply "extra beer." gotta love that engrish.

 831 characters

Photo of Radome
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 25 cl bottle into a goblet.

A - Attractive beer. It is a deep golden color edging to copper or orange and it's very clear. The head is thick and fluffy at first, fading to a thin layer with nice lacing. Tiny bubbles.

S - The aromatics change for the better as the beer breathes and warms. Straight from the fridge it smells harsh and skunky like a mass-market "pilsner" lager you'd find anywhere in the world. Give it some time and its German heritage shows through. The skunkiness disappears, replaced by muted noble hops. The dominate aroma is malt--nutty, grainy, Munich malt. There is even some sweet alcohol presence in the nose.

T - The taste is more along the lines of the original aroma, unfortunately. Moderate hops bitterness that seems a little harsh and skunky. This fades in mid-palate and some malt shows through, but it is not as round and satisfying as good German examples. The bitterness returns in the end with a lemon twang, offset by a hit of alcohol.

M - Thin body, little noticeable carbonation, dry finish. A bit of alcohol bite.

O - This beer is drinkable, inexpensive, readily available and has a respectable alcohol content. Although not a great beer, it has become my standard to keep on hand in Spain because it is worlds better than other Spanish beers I’ve had. I'll keep looking, but so far this is the best local brew I've found.

 1,383 characters

Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Girlfrend brought this back from Barcelona. Kind of excited to drink a Märzenbier so I'm opening this one first out of the whole haul.

A- Very nice looking bottle. Crystal clear gold with TONS of bubbles rising throughout. Almost makes it look heterogenous. Good retention of the greyish head. Good amount of lacing.

S- Awww. Smells skunked and corny right from the bottle. Poured into SA perfect glass. Very sweet artificial caramel which kindof smells nice but just not right.Some dusty alcohol.

T- Skunkiness seems to have dissipated. Nice caramel maltiness which ends up better than what the smell hinted. Couldn't find the bitterness in the first few sips but it ended up growing and tasting a bit nasty and artificial. The subtle hop touch adds a lemony character. Alcohol is a little solventy. The bitterness really sticks around the back of the throat like something you shouldn't be ingesting.

M- Very smooth. Low carbonation (did it all leave in the pour?) Not dry.

O- Had this straight out the fridge but it still tasted kind of dirty. I'm not sure I could drink very much of this.

 1,100 characters

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl Green can, brought back from Majorca by my daughter and her husband, one of three different beers from this brewery.

Best before May 2011 it was drank and reviewed mid Nov 2010. Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru stemmed glass tulip.

Looked good, copper body of clear beer, on top a large foaming head of a light tan/creamy colour. Some good lacing as the beer sank.

Malt sweetness in the nose, molasses/treacle/toffee, nice.

I tend to go for maltier beers more than the hoppier ones, but this was over the top malty even for me. It was a harsh tasting malt with a really dry and metallic aftertaste. I don't think it was hop bitterness, but I suppose it could have been, anyway I didn't like it. The alcohol was also 'in your face' from start to finish, not a pleasant drink in my eyes what so ever.

Strange beer, and not one I'd try again in a hurry. Looks and smells really good, pity about the rest.

 913 characters

Photo of ThaCreep
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat oily in its structure. The first mouth looks just a little first before spicy be easy to drink. However, the finish awakens the senses and endures in the palace where they will mark traces of peanuts and bread and popcorn. Barley is also present and a great way as it is expressed by various peanut fumes. Corn is also there, either in the nose or in the body.

 369 characters

Photo of seanyfo
3.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into what appears to be a spirit tumbler on a street cafe on the Rambla de Catalunya in Barcelona

A- Deep orange copper body with a 2 finger creamy head with moderate retention and good lacing. Excellent clarity

S- Toasted bready malts, munich malts, maybe a toffee note also.

T- Malt sweetness dominates the tongue, almost bock-like, this fades to a crisp lager finish, alcohol more apparent here although not hot.

M- Low to medium carbonation, full body, creamy.

T- Tasty enough albeit a bit sweet for a true marzen and also abv is too high, this more resembles a bock to me. Malt sweetness went well with the grilled beefburger in a roquefort cheese sauce i had with it.

 697 characters

Photo of benclimbs
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ahhh...sipping it in a plaza cafe in palma whils writing an essay.

pours light brown with a small head and a bit of lacing and retention...carbonation is quite visible.

smell is very bready malts with a bit of nut character followed by a slight lager skunk - not bad at all though.

taste is sweet malts straight away followed by some hazelnuts and a clean bitter finish - the alcohol gives it a nice warming mouthfeel but isn't overpowering.

overall this is a very nice, drinkable marzen/amber lager - i'm somewhat skeptical of 7%+ european lagers unless they are german, but this one does a great job of maintaining the german feel while being spanish - almost as nice as the currywurst i had earlier today!

Estrella products are the best brews in spain without a doubt.

 780 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Voll Damm from Damm S. A.
75 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe