Voll Damm | Damm S. A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain
estrelladamm.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 06-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
19.81%
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of kojevergas
2.04/5  rDev -34.8%
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

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.58/5  rDev -49.5%
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of 22Blue
2.62/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stevoj
3.47/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of bark
2.36/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The colour is pale gold, the large airy head is white, and it leaves some lacing while sinking.

The smell is weak. Some notes of sweet malt (cookies) and honey.

The taste is sweet and a bit malty. French loaf, some marzipan and alcohol. The aftertaste got notes of bread and dough, alcohol and turpentine. The taste is heavy and watery at the same time.

The carbonation is medium, the bubbles are large. The liquid is a bit sticky.

Another sweet strong euro lager... It doesn't get better just because it is from Spain.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of shigg85
4.04/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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2.21/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bronze-copper color, with a white, quite compact foam, quite creamy, too.
Smell and taste: too strong alcohol.
7.2 ABV, but it seems even more.
At the smell some malt, almost no hop, in the nose, and as well in the mouth.
When it warms up, a strong corn note in the smell.
Alcohol, in the aftertaste, too.
Useless beer.

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Photo of samEBC
2.96/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Daniellobo
3.21/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fair larger, a bit hefty and boozy, but short of any remarkable quality.

Presentation: 25 cl. brown bottle. Dark label design with gold, white, and red typography. Notes a double malt-marzen style, with a narrative in the back label outlining ingredients alongside perfunctory legal notes. Notes best by date (11/10), shows Alc. by Vol. (7,2%). Served in a tall conic glass.

A - Medium to deep amber color. Generous head, good retention, and fair lacing.

S - Skunky hint, followed by a single note of boozy maltness.

T - Taste is relatively similar adding a sweet note to the malt. Skunky note, with a long malt sense coated in alcohol, and back to a brief skunky note rescued by the sweetness.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation, and with a crisp, bitter finish.

D - Not an awful social drink and offer in the local context.

Notes: It´s not horrible, but it is also fairly avoidable. The thing is that having these offerings is quite welcome in a way since it adds diversity to the Spanish beer landscape. Now, it would be better if it were to add quality. But that is another story...

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Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of josanguapo
1.82/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.57/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mitchster
2.16/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drank outside of Barcelona, Spain.

Immediately vinous aroma, fruity with hints of grapes. Carbonation is moderate. Taste is fruity, alcoholic, moderately sweet and very vinous. Mouthfeel is tangy, bright. Finish is low on any bitterness with a metallic note and spritzy. Harsh, intended for getting wasted. Yuck.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a clear medium honey small head leaves quickly slight soapy lacing

s slight malt vert subtle smell

t medium malt bitter slight tinny finish but not bad claen in end

m medium body nice mouth good carb

d first spanish not tiring - a nice beer to get in 6 pack form when visiting Europe.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Voll Damm from Damm S. A.
3.13 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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