Damm Barcelona
Damm S. A.

Damm BarcelonaDamm Barcelona
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Damm S. A.
 
Spain
Style:
European Pale Lager
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.32 | pDev: 16.87%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 02, 2019
Added:
Oct 13, 2005
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  9
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Damm S. A. "Damm Barcelona"

One of the most interesting things I saw during my visit to Barcelona, and there were many, was the young people going out at night and hanging out along Las Ramblas with six-packs of beer in their hands. On my last 'day' there I went out to meet my taxi at around 5 in the morning and they were still there! The weirdest thing, besides the fact that their beer couldn't have been cold anymore, was that it was a weeknight/morning and they'd have to go too work in a few hours. I guess that explains the siesta, right?

OK, so what we have here is a basic European golden lager. It's a clear deep golden in color beneath a fluffy head of white foam that holds surprisingly well and leaves some nice lacing behind. It smells of malt and hops. It's lightly floral and herbal. The flavor brings a little bit of apple and berry-like fruitiness to the game, and the graininess remains. It's fruity and floral, and then sweetish with grain but balanced by a stiff bitterness, and then herbal and mostly dry in the finish. in the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. It basic, but it does have a character all its own, and it is a bit charming. I can see how a young man could drink 6 of these in an evening while trying to meet women. I'm also pretty sure that some of them drink even more than that.

I didn't drink a lot of this while I was there, for obvious reasons, but also mainly because Barcelona now has quite a few craft breweries. However, in some areas where your choices are limited to mainstream beers one of these helps while you're walking around in the sun. Do pay attention though, these are 5.4% abv which is stronger than Budweiser, and you'll probably need some water as well.
Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.47 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by shreead from Michigan

Mar 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.39 by mthomp081 from Delaware

Sep 04, 2016
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Rated by Bali_hi from California

4.25/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle of Estrella Barcelona drank.
Jun 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.32 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee

Feb 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, straw color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of Euro yeast, pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of smoke. Fits the style of an Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of smoke, Euro yeast, and a hint of hop. OVerall, one of the better Euro Pale Lagers I've had; the smoke is a nice addition.
Nov 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Aug 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.13 by SCW from New York

Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 2.71 by Taxi_Driver from England

Feb 27, 2015
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Rated by mdphill from Texas

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Everything a lager should be.
Jan 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.42 by smbslt from Illinois

Dec 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.12 by dsshuck from Delaware

Dec 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by lmaduells from Spain

Nov 01, 2014
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
11.2oz bottle (best by 05/15, date stamp L 090500) served in a straight wall glass at El Meson, Dayton OH.

Appearance: Clear pale gold with a thin white head. Strands of white persistent lacing.

Smell: Clean with a light grain aroma.

Taste: Good malt with a light bitter noble hop finish. A bit grassy as well, and to my palate I detected a bit of buttery taste (diacetyl) at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy, and a little bit sticky.

Overall / Drinkability: An ok Euro Lager, but nothing special. Did wash down Epenadas rather well though.
Oct 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by brywhite from California

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stuckey_Stuckey from Australia

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by hoppecatania from Italy

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Etrusco from Brazil

Jul 21, 2014
Damm Barcelona from Damm S. A.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 52 ratings