Bock Damm
Damm S. A.

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Style:
Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #188
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
78
Ranked #46,594
Avg:
3.36 | pDev: 14.88%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
58
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Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
78
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Reviews by nekronos:
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nekronos from Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smoky, but just a little, is not a great Bock but is not bad at all, good with fruit cake, I guess, toasted barley is used appareanlty, and the coour reminds you a little cocacola, but better, and the foam is there to help, good one, not yellow as most of bocks, and not solid alike like theirs.

Nov 02, 2005
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Scoats from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Easily the best beer I had while in Barcelona. And the most elusive, none of the markets had it. Had to find it at a bar.

It´s not really a bock, more of a schwartzbier. Damm likes to confuse their styles.

The first thing you notice is the wonderful seductive aroma. The beer is a really solid black lager. Roasty and malty. The hops aren´t too assertive but it works.

May 13, 2007
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Andreji from Texas

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was received at Barcelona's pratt airport after customs by a friend with one of these at hand.

I was actually impressed with the reception I got, considering you couldn't expect much from spanish beer from the start. but this was actually a decent-tasting beer.

The pour was perfectly black although not too opaque and against the light it reflected a bit of an amber tone. The head was medium sized but actually quite lasting, with a tan/brown appearance.

The smell was smokey and malty, a perfectly inviting bock IMO.

The taste was actually very good, because it doesn't allow the malt to overwhelm with sweetness. instead, it's got a really consistent grain flavour coming from the malt and hiding soon after behind a delicate but perceivable amount of bitterness.

Definetly Damm's best offering, and a very decent mass-produced beer.

Jan 16, 2006
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janubio from Spain

3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250 ml. bottle. Dark brown colour with red reflections when watched to the light. Small beige head, fades soon, no lace. Smell of dark fruits, caramel, damp earth and burnt wood. A bit watery in the palate, taste of molasses, dark fruits, caramel, Earthy finish.

Sep 16, 2013
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AlexLMS from Portugal

2.79/5  rDev -17%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: light black with some garnet highlights. Clear despite the colour. The head disappeared as the beer was being poured. As there was almost no head, there was no head retention.
Aroma: roasted aroma of sweet malts and a touch of candy.
Taste: roasted malts and caramel balanced by herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: smooth, not so strong carbonation, low alcoholic strength and medium to light body.
Finish: medium length bitter aftertaste.

Overall: definitely not a Bockbier. The taste is acceptable although not great. Very disappointed appearance.

Oct 27, 2007
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BucBasil from South Carolina

2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 33cL can into a pint glass.

S: Some burned sugar and toast. Caramel malt backbone and some dark malts. OK but not very strong.

T: Almost as easy drinking as cola - which was the first flavor that sprang to mind when drinking this beer. It's basically cola, right down to the carbonation level and mouthfeel. There is also some richer malt in the back there, but overall cola with a hint of caramel and bread. Instersting.

Overall very very drinkable, although it doesn't drink at all like a beer. This is oddly enough a dark beer that could be refreshing on a hot day. A strange beer for sure, but ok I guess. Different from the style, but not too too bad.

Sep 24, 2013
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StJamesGate from New York

3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep garnet verging on brown with beige lumpy head that laces well.
Malt syrup and maybe berry jam on the nose – cloys some - with a bit of toasted granola.
Some hazelnut, some dark toast, some blueberry skins but mostly just treacly malts over light hay hops.
Sticky toffee pudding and salted caramel linger. Light-medium, crisp, soft but a bit sticky.

“Negra Munich” on the can, so is this a bock or a Munich Dark lager? Lines up better as the later – more color than flavor. But not even really a good lager underneath. A lobotomized version of the style.

Oct 31, 2012
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batty from Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: dark but not opaque- light behind shows a dark brown cola-like color. Very little to no head that fades to a lace, which stays.

S: not strong, a bit of malt but i'm not gettting anything else.

T: simple dark roasted malts, with light citrusy hops on the end. bitter lingers in the mouth a bit.

M: a little watery, but very smooth.

D: definitely very drinkable, could contiune for quite some time, though the end bitterness tends to build up if you're drinking it solo. Would be better to drink along side some quality spanish tapas.

Apr 04, 2008
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Jayschool from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Jul 10, 2013
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wrightst from Maryland

4/5  rDev +19%

May 04, 2014
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FreshHawk from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark cola brown with slight ruby-brown hues. Average sized foamy beige head that had pretty good retention and left a nice thin lacing.

S - Not much aroma comes out. Some toasted/slightly roasted dark malt. Maybe a touch of caramel/sweetness, but it is pretty thin.

T - The slightly roasted malt is upfront with a good dose of caramel malt. Sweet but not overpowering and a nice slight bitter touch. Malts had a fairly grainy taste to them.

M - Medium to light body with average carbonation. Pretty smooth and a touch watery.

D - Very drinkable beer. Provides some sweetness and some bitterness (although pretty minimal hop taste). On the lighter side for a bock, but it went down easy.

Notes: Had this in a bar in Barcelona while watching a game. It isn't quite a bock, or at least what I think as a bock, but rather blurs the lines with a schwartzbier. Maybe due to the weather in Barcelona, the bocks are lighter and more lager-like. Anyway, nice fairly tasty beer that was better than what I was potentially expecting in Spain.

May 24, 2010
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kikobcn from Spain

3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance : dark caramel light cola-like color. almost red....

Smell: not strong

Taste: simple dark roasted malts, bitter lingers in the mouth only a bit.

Mouthfeel: but very smooth and plesant

Drinkability: very drinkable, very good on table alongside eggs and wurstels

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-12-2009 20:30

Dec 07, 2009
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sfprint from Germany

3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Exp July 2013

A: Pretty damn dark with nearly zero carbonation. No head, just scum.
S: Sweet coffee, but no cream. A hair syrupy.
T: Mild, not so toasty, barely a hair of bitterness.
M: Almost moderate sting, but no distinct bubbles felt.
O: Easy to drink, mild, pretty okay.

Jul 22, 2012
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kojevergas from Louisiana

2.14/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Can served into an Estrella Damm goblet in Ibiza, Spain. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were very low.

A: Pours a far better head than the bottled version: three to four fingers with nice cream and thickness. Retention is decent; about 2.5 minutes. Black/dark amber in colour.

Sm: Smells worse than the bottled version, mainly because it's so light. Lightly hopped barley and nutty notes.

T: Tastes considerably worse than the bottled version. There's more cream but less overall flavour. Just one act of cream, barley, slight malt, and dry nuts. Too simple. Built crappily for the style. Imbalanced.

Mf: Coarse and dry, especially on the finish. Dries out the tongue. Bleh.

Dr: Well priced but poorly made. Get the bottled version if you're going to try this; it's far better.

Dec 07, 2011
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vfgccp from New York

3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 20, 2017
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flyingpig from Scotland

2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

500ml keg from Cerveceria Canarias, Barcelona (€4.60):
Quite a basic dark beer that wasn't quite as strong or as pronounced as I'd been expected with the majority of the taste coming through the roasted malts & faint caramel that featured throughout. There was no sign of any bitterness or hops to the beer which sadly made it seem quite bland & basic but the light sweetness off the back of the caramel was at least somewhat enjoyable. It's definitely not a beer to go hunting for but it's always nice to check another beer off the 1001 list even if it's not a great one.

Jun 07, 2017
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RodneyFarva from Spain

3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml can poured into a stein

pours a deep cola color, somewhat reddish as well, and a two finger dark tan head which dissipates fairly quickly

not much in the way of aroma, perhaps some dark malts but not much going on in this department

dark malts at the beginning, definite sweetness as well, a slight chocolate note and bitterness of the malts comes at the end. fairly highly carbonated; a little thin perhaps for a bock.

overall, one of the best mass-produced spanish beers out there, however, perhaps this is damning with faint praise. still, i enjoyed it, quite drinkable.

Nov 12, 2011
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olradetbalder from Sweden

3/5  rDev -10.7%

Dec 01, 2014
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GONZALOYANNA from Spain

2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml can. Served at cool temperature .Pokal glass. Review on jan´12.Enjoyed many times both on-tap & bottle/can. Dark amber in color, deep ruby to the light. Off-white creamy, medium size bubbled, crown. Nice lacing on sides. Roasted malts with chocolate hints to the nose. Toasted malt upfront, dry bitterness in mouth. Velvet palate but unfortunately quite fizzy sensation. Medium body, heavy carbonation. Subtle herbal finish. Wide availability –many supermarkets & non specialized snack-bars- represents its most important danger. Watch up correct temperature & bottle/service conditions before enjoyed it . Actually a lot of gallons show lackness of proper transport & service requeriments.

Apr 14, 2012
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TGS from California

3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 06, 2017
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educorgan from Portugal

4/5  rDev +19%

Oct 05, 2013
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jonmikel from Spain

2.25/5  rDev -33%

Sep 17, 2012
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Campodog from Spain

3/5  rDev -10.7%

Mar 18, 2012
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Douberd from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small bottle of 250 ml at home, poured into a snifter.
Very nice dark mahogany colour with a thin line of beige head that disappears fast too.
Aroma is malty with dark fruits and some light chocolate.
Very sweet on the taste, with a hint of alcohol, although ABV is only 5,4%. A bit tart too, with a short finish of light bitterness.
Full on the body with average carbonation.
Overall quite nice beer.

Nov 28, 2012
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elnachooo from Spain

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cerveza de cuerpo medio y baja carbonatación. Aroma tostado y maltoso. En boca es rica, destacando el tostado pero también con la aparición de chocolate.

Aug 19, 2019
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