A.K. Damm | Damm S. A.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Andreji on 01-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
22
Avg:
2.94
pDev:
17.69%
 
 
Wants:
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of kojevergas
2.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brown glass bottle with classic pressure cap served into Trappist Westvleteren goblet in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.

A: No head at all. Pathetic. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: Heavily malted barley and light cream. That's it. The aroma is moderately strong.

T: Malted barley with a light cream climax. It's pleasant and refreshing, but also simple and boring. It's certainly balanced; it's the build that's problematic.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick. Partially complementary of the flavours in the body, but not tailored to them.

Dr: I've had many beers from this brewery, and this is not one of their best. It drinks easy and pairs well with food, but isn't a quality beer by any means. Try it but don't expect much, even if you're a hardcore fan of the style.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of stevoj
2.37/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle from Maruhn. Average lager, lots of cereal evident, taste and aroma of corn. Clear golden body, small head, was hoping for something a bit better

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Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Viggo
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of FLima
3.12/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bright golden color with a thin fluffy head with medium retention.
Elegant aroma of biscuit malt and herbal hops. Hints of oranges. Better than expected.
Malt sweetness, with mild citrusy and herbal notes. Hints of apple, white wines and cream crackers. Some diacetyl, but it does not bother. Aftertaste with medium dryness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Very smooth beer and easy to drink, but that shows its malty flavor. It is much better than mostly Adjunct Lagers from macros brewers, meaning it should please a broad range of beer drinkers looking for a mellow beer.

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Photo of illidurit
2.66/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, light gold with a white, filmy head. Aroma is marzipan and bruised apple, which is obviously strange for a lager. Then it became more clear that the odd, ale-like notes could be explained away by diacetyl and acetaldehyde. Definitely some brewing flaws going on here. Flavor is grainy and watery with a lightly fruity character. Maybe a too-warm fermentation is to blame? Not horribly unpleasant, but not clean.

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Photo of srandycarter
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a Nice bottle- will keep for home brews. Was a hassle to get through customs, thought. Small head small light soapy lacing very light pale color

s malt toast yeast

t nothing special heavy bud

m light watery

d hot day cold beer. This is like the Bud of Spain, but still pretty easy with Tapas

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Photo of josanguapo
1.68/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From Hipercor. Watching Breaking Bad 2x02. In Ikea's pilsen glass. A stinky beverage with a nasty and soft taste. Don't repeat. Damm has many other better offerings.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of grub
2.12/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My father-in-law brought this back form a recent trip to spain. thanks Mike!

Pours crystal clear golden yellow with a small cap of fine white head. The head disappears quickly and leaves no lace.

Aroma isn't good. Corn, DMS, apple. bit of alcohol, more than I'd expect for 4.8%. hint of citrus. white bread and cracker. bit grassy and herbal.

Taste isn't much better. Bit of sweet caramel. Corn and DMS. Apple. Light alcohol. Cracker. A bit grassy. Medium-low bitterness level.

Mouthfeel is okay. Light body with medium-high carbonation is about average. Clingy unpleasant aftertaste.

Drinkability isn't great. It gets a little better once it's had some time to breath, but never approaches "good". pass.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Poupae
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.45/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Footed Pilsner glass. Golden yellow color, crystal appearance. White, close, fairly well retention crown. Floral aromas, hints of biscuit malt & slightly sugary touch. Sweet & fruity flavor, notes of biscuit malt. Light body, lively carbonation. Smooth malty mouthfeel. Slightly bitterness in the middle lingers into the finish. Easy drinkability.

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Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Foley67
3.56/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janubio
2.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Nice bottle with a minimum label. Strong golden colour, wich a rich head that dissapears in the blink of an eye. Smell of corns, with some sweetness on it. Light body, taste is sweet, corns and some banana hint and some metallic ones too. It feels carbonated in the mouth. Decent beer, but nothing too special.

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Photo of Robertas
3.73/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atis
2.68/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle from Riga, Latvia.

Pours pale golden with good head that slowly dissappears, leaves thin patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish malt, bits of vegetables, hints of toasted in the background, it becomes more stronger after a while, but, overall, it is not too pleasant.

Taste is malty, some bitterness with metallic notes, also a light touch of sourness that make slightly more refreshing, aftertaste is sweetish and a bit cloying. Mouthfeel is light with average carbonation.

Overall, an average beer, could be quite enjoyable in hot summer day, but I would not call it premium.

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Photo of RMentair
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andreji
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The special seasonal release from Damm was in reality a big enough disappointment. we looked for it near Picasso's house in the Gothic City of Barcelona, only to pay too much for an estrella spin-off, if only slightly more bitter at the end.

I felt like tasting an Aguila Imperial. no more words for this one.

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Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bh123
3/5  rDev +2%

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