Damm Barcelona | Damm S. A.

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Damm BarcelonaDamm Barcelona

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Damm S. A.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 10-12-2005

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Reviews by Luigi:
Photo of Luigi
4.2/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a yellow straw color with a white sticky head that is soapy in texture. Retention is great while a every other sip produces a ring around the glass.

Aroma is clean with some grassy hop and clean honey sweet malt.

Grassy hop bitterness blended with mild honey sweet malt that defines the great European mainstream lagers.

Light in body, high in carbonation, this lager meets every characteristic and flavor that this style commands.

This Euro Lager meets and surpasses this demanded characteristic perfectly.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of shreead
4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A- Excellent frothing to yield a semi-dense white head. Great head retention. The pale yellowish golden brew holds a bright clarity with many bubbles rushing to the top.

S- The usual Euro-lager aroma of cooked hops and grassy grain.

T- Grassy with a slight cooked veggie character, hops are herbal with a solid sharpness on bitterness. Clean malty palate is mild yet flavorful. Finishes semi-dry with a lingering herbal hop and grassy malt.

M- Smoother than it is crisp, medium bodied.

D- Very drinkable, certainly one of the better Euro-lagers ... this is not your generic Euro-lager. It did a great job to wash down some grilled chorizo sausage.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of cjgator3
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a white head tha leaves a good amount of lacing.

S- The aroma is some pale grainy malt with some grassy notes and a hint of hops. 

T- The taste like the aroma starts out with smooth with some grassy grain and finishes with a quick snappy bite. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, not a bad Euro Lager. It is not something that will blow you away, but it is a solid beer for what it is. I could easily drink a few of these in a session.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.32/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerthulhu
2.09/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pale brass with a brilliant clarity reveals a strong, quick paced effervesce. A frothy and clumpy bready white head is fairly solid on the hold. Lacing was clumpy and bready, holding well on the glass. Visually, an almost exact match for their daura.

S: A bit skunky upon first uncapping. Not much complexity wise. Faint barley grains with almost no distinguishable character.

T: The flavor was barley gains, a touch of lemon straw. A bit starchy and floury on the close with some sour lemon notes. A bit more harsh in character then their daura, same by style.

M: The mouthful was a bit rough texture wise, bubbly, creamy turning washy real quick.A bit alkaline as well.

O: Overall while the daura was bearable, though forgettable, I only wish I could forget this. A total drain pour, a struggle to consume and totally irrelevant. I was a bit worried at first of having the same beer, same style as the daura, despite different packaging, I only wish I could take that back.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pilsner glass the beer pours a pale light gold, with a good sized white head. Lots of lacing stays on the glass. It smells pretty much like any typical macro lager, grainy with some malt. The taste is like a typical macro-lager as well, it's pretty grainy with a bit of malt and hop taste. This beer is more bitter than sweet, however. The mouthfeel is light, but it's not watery at all. Drinkability is OK. But for the price, I might as well have bought a Bud instead. It's not a bad beer, but it's not great either. That being said, I'd drink it again if there weren't any better choices available.

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Photo of vtownAL
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of MikalMick
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of metter98
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it has additional hints of corn and grainy malts plus a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and doesn't have any offensive aromas or flavors but it seems to be somewhat bland.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brywhite
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of byronic
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow with a white head, dissipates moderatly with a bit of lacing. Smells of malts and weak spicy hops

Pretty solid example of the style. The drinkability was high and the flavor was typical with a hint of light fruity malts. Hop spice was quite low with some citrus. Very loose and watery on the palate with a smooth refreshing finish.

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Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.92/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Can acquired in Ibiza, Spain. My can depicted an ABV of 4.5% and also had "Skol" marked on it, though that's not to confuse it with the Brazilian brewed Skol beer. "Damm Barcelona" was clear on the can. Can served into a Guinness pint glass. Reviewed from notes taken April 2011.

A: Pours a five finger head of no cream but decent thickness and good retention. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: Light clean barley aroma. Cream. Actually quite pleasant for what it is. It's nice to have a Spanish beer that doesn't reek of artificial malts.

T: Clean barley body. Cream isn't present. A bit of hop flavour is present in the background but adds up to little. Very simple. Imbalanced and poorly constructed.

Mf: Awful. Too dry; too coarse. Sort of the opposite of what the style should be. This is ber, not Saharah cider.

Dr: A cheap beer of shit quality. Move along, lads. Don't purchase this one.


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Photo of BEERchitect
2.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's an average example of an average style. Certaily better than American Lagers, there are a few problems. Smells like peppy le pue. Have to let it out-gas. After which, the beer improves dramatically. Fresh fruit flavors of peaches, pears, and green apples, with a crisp 'snap' in the finish. Body is fair, but falls short of creamy or smooth. Pretty ordinary stuff, but there are better beers for the price.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fernsuarez
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz.

Pours a light clear golden color, coarse white head dissipates quickly.

Smells of light smooth barley malts and corn adjunct.

Tastes of dry light barley malt with some corn sugar sweetness.

Light body with bubbly effervescence.

Overall a standard euro pale, good thirst quenching body and accompanies food well. Not something you would drink on its own for the sake of the beer itself, but it does what it is supposed to.

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