Estrella Damm | Damm S. A.

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68
poor
689 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
689
Reviews:
233
Avg:
2.85
pDev:
20.7%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
148
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

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5/5  rDev +75.4%

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5/5  rDev +75.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i dont like ale.
i love lager beer. it is my best larger beer.
smell is good also last taste is very good.
i think this beer likes the stella artois.
but it is more sparkling and variety smell.

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Photo of RayG
4.51/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just tried a couple of fresh pints in Barcelona, where it is brewed. Very good, light, just the right amount of flavor. Based on other reviews it may not age/transport well to the US but in Barcelona don't hesitate to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

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4.46/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing beer for the summer

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Estrella Damm has a very thick, white head and a clear, straw appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and ample lacing. The aroma is of sweet, bready malt and clean water, and the taste is of lightly-toasted cracker, sugar, water, and bitter hops. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Estrella Damm finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. This beer is a clear winner.

RJT

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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

Photo of chefelf
4.15/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure exactly how to characterize this beer. I'm surprised to find it with such low grades as I rather enjoyed it. It was different than lagers I've tried in the past. Perhaps it is a testament to my lack of knowledge on the subject and this is typical of Spanish beers.

I've had the gluten free version in the past and I found this one to be much better (not surprising).

I only bought a couple of bottles to test but I would surely buy this beer again. Right up my alley.

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4.1/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - White rocky pancake batter head with good retention. Clear pale straw body with lots of visible carbonation.

Smell - Sweet with hints of cherry. Great for a lager.

Taste - Corn with an alcoholic finish. Clean aftertaste. Does not live up to the appearance and smell.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth clean finish. No off flavors.

Overall Drinkability - Good overall beer. Could use a little more complexity in the flavor. If only the taste matched the rest of the beer, it would be ace.

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4.04/5  rDev +41.8%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.03/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now, this isn't a mind-blowing-tasting lager. I feel what it lacks bumps it up into that exclusive (ever-expanding) echelon of cheap lager I will swill gladly.

It has to have the prettiest, tightest head I've ever laid eyes on - when it comes to this style. Pouring it into my Euro pint, the super silky compact foam rose high up the sides of the glass and fluffed up in the interior. Wet white cotton candy. Great retention. Registers in the mid-single digits on the SRM - in other words, pale straw gold, clean. Really, it's a looker.

From there, I'll admit the rest - smell, taste, feel - made me immediately think of Carlsberg's beers. Did they use their yeast strain here?

It's funny, this mostly smells like other lagers I've had from Spanish-speaking nations (Quilmes, Modelo, San Miguel come to mind). Aromas and flavors here matched closely with a surprising emphasis on (grainy) malt accented with an essence bordering on a lightly bubblegum-phenol and maybe some hops in the background. All mellow.

Big part of the enjoyment of this beer is the quite clean, mineral-rich feel to the water. Drinks like it's good for you or something. A little bit more wetness(?) may be desired as its soft, foamy mouthfeel and somewhat parching dryness obscures its medium body.

What Estrella Damm has is fine balance in flavor, a neat look, and much drinkability. What it DOESN'T have (what it lacks - and why I like it) is a (cooked) corn flavor that's unavoidable or overbearing. Sorry I only bought a single, honestly. I wanted another.

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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Estrella Damm from Damm S. A.
2.85 out of 5 based on 689 ratings.
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