Estrella Damm
Damm S. A.

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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #407
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
66
Ranked #48,549
Avg:
2.84 | pDev: 20.77%
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
777
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Spain
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  186
SCORE
66
Poor
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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Six pack from Publix for the hotel room while in Hollywood for a deposition. Very crisp, refreshing Euro-lager that goes down quick and easy. Highly recommended for session drinking if it were a little cheaper.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.11/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear medium gold in color, with a moderate snow-white head, which retains well, the lacing coats the glass walls rather well, a modest amount of carbonation is present.

Aroma: Despite a brown glass bottle, the aroma is quite skunky, rather like Heineken, beneath that, there is a mild light caramel note, and moderate grassy hops.

Taste: Abundant pale malts and restrained herbal hops define the opening. As the taste progresses, the hop notes ascend, although they never overwhelm. The pale malt remains in the background, offering a solid, although restrained presence. The finish is dominated by a slight burst of herbal hops, which linger mildly, well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, pleasant, and rather soft.

Drinkability/notes: A well-made example of an unremarkable style. Doubtless it would be rather welcome on a searingly hot Texas summer day.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

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Photo of appenzeller
3.45/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A light gold, clear lager with a nice thin but tall head that dissipates quickly. Taste is light, crisp, minimal malts and hops but nicely balanced and finishes slightly bitter.

There's nothing special about this beer, but sometimes context matters. I can remember quaffing one or two of these in the Plaza at Granada or Toledo at midnight in the hot Spanish summer. Refreshing. Doesn't get much better than that.

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Photo of Andy_Luft
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sigmund
2.83/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle, 4.6% ABV export version. Courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Also available in Norwegian grocery stores. I guess the 4.6% version should have a listing of its own, but they’re both just called "Estrella Damm", so - never mind. Pale golden colour, decent head. Moderate citrussy aroma. The flavour is slightly citrussy and quite refreshing, without any offensive sidenotes. Very moderate hops in the finish. A light refreshment for a day in the Spanish sun - no more, no less.

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Suds
2.3/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a one litter bottle, this brew pours a light yellow and transparent color. The head is initially tall and puffy, and produces some nice lace. The foam doesn't last long, though. The aroma is all grain and grass. It's got some husk and moderately musty hop qualities as well. Very dry and effervescent, the beer, when combined with it's lightness, takes on a tonic-water characteristic. Almost zero sweetness. There is a hint of malt somewhere there, for a fleeting instant, in the mid-taste. The finish is dry and crisp. It's not a good beer, for sure, but it's moderately drinkable.

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Photo of notchucknorris
2.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SoPeL
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

POurs slightly hazy golden color with generous white head. Nose is disappointingly a little vegetal, with a suggestion of pears and an herbal quality. palate is somewhat creamy, crisp, and a pleasantly mild malt focus. Light overall, but that vegetal component comes through and is somewhat putrid.

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jshusc
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.68/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Damm S. A. "Estrella Damm"
330 ml brown glass bottle, "BEST BEFORE END 07/19 L280504" and sampled on 28 January 2019"
$2 @ Wegmans, North Wales, PA

Look: Clear golden body beneath a short head of white foam that fades steadily but leaves some nice lacing behind. Plenty of fine bubbles can be seen steadily rising within the glass.

Smell: Sweet grainy malt backed by subtle herbal hops.

Taste: As the aroma suggests, it's a sweetish beer upfront but it manages to balance itself in the end through a median bitterness and a healthy dose of spicy and herbal hops. It has a richer malt than most Euro lagers.

Feel: Medium in body and crisp with a standard carbonation level.

Overall: A fairly unique European lager but nothing to write home about.

Review# 6,454

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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of WGO
2.81/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice and clear, very pale incredibly fizzy.
Not much aroma at all, little bready maybe a little corn.
Taste again bit bready as expected bit too aggressively carbonated.
When options are incredibly limited Stella 4%, Budweiser and keg Bombardier it's not too bad in other situation I would stay clear.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.75/5  rDev +32%

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.15/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6 pack cost me $8.49, looks like the best by date is 08/11.

A hazy straw yellow colour, small head of foam but decent retention.

The smell is grainy, light on the corn, good nose of citrus lemon.

It tastes sweetish, lots of grainy notes making it kind of musky, some corn, some lemon citrus near and through the finish.

Good body for the style and the carbonation isn't overly done.

This is a pretty drinkable example of the style but so are a lot of others.

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Photo of emincems
2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HookemHoos
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.28/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Never had any brews from Spain. This one was being busted out straight from the case, only a buck and some change. Euro lager so far appears a pale golden hue with bright white head forming thick, fine speckled lacing. Aroma has cereal notes mild grain/adjuncts. Nothing offensive, clean slight citrusy edge. Flavor has a nice riding sweetness, alot of lemon notes actually in there. Finishes grassy with a kiss of hops. Overall refreshing great flagship mass produced lager from Espana. Estrella equals star but what is Damm? Mouthfeel is clean easy drinking sturdy carbonation, not over done. Of course it's light bodied pale lager, but it's done right here, not bad extremely fresh example I'm sure helps out a bit. Still no fireworks just extremely safe thirst quenching industrial lager.

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Photo of ronniebruner
3.2/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very sweet lager. This is my first Estrella product, as it is generally hard to find in the US. Anyways, it pours a beautiful amber color, light carbonation, minimal hoppiness, medium head, and leaves a slight tinge on the palette after each swig. THis beer is relatively decent and it somewhat exceeded my expectations.

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Estrella Damm from Damm S. A.
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 777 ratings