Estrella Damm | Damm S. A.

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68
poor
689 Ratings
THE BROS
67
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Estrella DammEstrella Damm
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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Photo of notchucknorris
2.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of beertraveler08
2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Macain
2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BCborn
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.22/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A fairly aggressive pour from a tall can nets a meagre one finger of bubbly white head. Colour is gold, with lots of visible carbonation. Head retention is weak, and only a bit of lacing.

Smells like an American adjunct lager, like there's either rice or corn here. A bit of apple skin, some biscuit/cracker and a light herbal twang. Taste echoes: a bit oily, slight corny sweetness, but some apple skin, sweetness, but there is some nice biscuit/malt character and a bit of a hoppiness. Raw grain. Aggressive, cola-like carbonation and surprisingly heavy body.

As far as adjunct lagers go, I actually think it's pretty nice--on the heavy side, given it's cut with rice AND corn, but drinkable, and there's at least a bit of a hop presence here. Having said that, it's not worth import prices, and it's not really "good" by any metric I can think of.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.37/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 7.19/six pack ($ 0.107/oz) at Spec’s San Antonio, TX
11.2 oz bottle dated 09/16 at 50 degrees into hand washed and dried shaker
Aroma – wet grain and a little dimethylsulfide
Head average (Four cm, semi-aggressive pour), off white, creamy, diminishing to irregular five to ten mm ring and creamy layer
Lacing – good. Partial rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor slightly bitter and corny, like an AAL but less sweet; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5
Aroma and flavor seem to vary within the six pack I drank. Some were actually good, some not so good. If I were forced to drink one fresh in Spain, I easily could.

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Photo of mactrail
2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Almost not foam in the pint shaker. Color is an amber-tinted yellow. Some spritz on the tongue but not enough carbonation to be very sudsy. Some flabby malt sensation with a little grainy taste. Hops seem virtually absent in aroma or flavor.

I think the word "forgettable" is the correct adjective. If only is was even a slightly crisp lager. No worse than many others in this category, I suppose. On tap at Social Tap overlooking the ballpark in downtown San Diego.

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Photo of tgf17
3.09/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mnteti
3.79/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Wiffler27
3.51/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

had this at a Spanish/Portuguese restaurant because it was the only beer on their list i never had (they had a very tame list, unfortunately).

not horrible but on par with Stelle/Heineken/etc. did not have that funky lager taste, more of a budweiser kind of cheap beer.

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Photo of fortyfield
2/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mchanz99
3.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raime
3.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another ultra clean though flavorful enough adjunct for those nights when you want a palate washer.

No long review, but rating purely to style, this one is up there with the greats

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of torwart94
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BenBreeg
2.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tom_Servo
3.09/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.72/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bright pale yellow color with a small cloud of fat bubbles. Faint frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint lacing. Flavors of skunk, roasted sweet grains, corn and syrup. Slick medium body with excessive prickly carbonation. Light finish with a short lingering thick syrupy feel, roasted malts, and faint noble hops. Overall this is crap. Watery flavors, too much sugar and low quality ingredients. Not fresh and flat. Boozy smell and filled with bad corn. The mouthfeel is slightly better than the average adjunct.

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Photo of AlexW693
2.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ironmark666
2.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.02/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Momon
2.81/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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