Bock Damm | Damm S. A.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nekronos on 11-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
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Photo of Scoats
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.

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Photo of FernandoKraken
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of MkeBeer
4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.11/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep brown with red highlights, very mild foam head. Smells like roasted malts, hops are not perceptible. Taste is complex, roasted, coffee notes, some alcohol is present, hops are noble. Nice beer but very little bottle.

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Photo of nekronos
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.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.04/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From Carrefour. Can. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Electronic Super Joy. Sweet roasted malts with a strong grassy finish and a smooth body. Much better than expected. Misleading name as it isnt a bock but a dunkel

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Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Barny
3.82/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of Kunaal
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lmaduells
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of kikobcn
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

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Photo of Andreji
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.

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

Photo of RodneyFarva
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.

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

Photo of sfprint
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.

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Photo of Douberd
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.

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Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Arriskuwonder
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Johnq1964
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mytu420
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Bock Damm from Damm S. A.
3.36 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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