Estrella Damm Daura | 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): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gluten-free (less than 6 ppm), but made using barley malt!

Added by Rayek on 08-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
296
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
16.1%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
67
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Photo of wschock
5/5  rDev +54.8%

Photo of hipsfromhell
5/5  rDev +54.8%

Being a celiac in Indianapolis - this is the closest thing to beer as you're going to find. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and only recently discovering my gluten intolerance, this beer is a God-send!!! If you can drink normal beer, I can see how it'd be a 3, but here in Indy, it's a 5

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5/5  rDev +54.8%

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5/5  rDev +54.8%

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5/5  rDev +54.8%

Photo of Mr_Grypes
5/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes. 5s all round. When a beer drinker gets diagnosed as gluten intolerant it's a rather large downer. Condemned to drink wine, spirits and cider for ever. This beer is a godsend. Love it.

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Photo of kekabezalamia
4.89/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the better examples of gluten free beer. It is very good and is perfect for an afternoon

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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.47/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Estrella Damm Daura has a medium-to-thick, soapy, white head and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance. There is not much lacing left on the glass, though. The aroma is of sweet, pale lager (malt, bread, sugar), and the flavor is the same, with maybe some sugary corn syrup and a touch of hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Estrella Damm Daura finishes crisp, clean refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, I was quite surprised with how well they pulled this off. I think it’s excellent!

RJT

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Photo of wac9
4.38/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

this is the best tasting gulten beer i have ever had taste more of a apa like a heny weinhard but i love it a good beer good beer color so if you neeed a gulten beer drink this and even if you dont drink this you wont be disappionted this beer makes me happy so enjoy

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Photo of williamphelps
4.3/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light gold back with little head. No lacing. Simple but clean and bright aroma of malt, lemon, tangerine, pine, bananas, yogurt. Palate of malt, wheat bread, cedar bark, lemon, lime, not tart grapefruit, with a stale bread finish. Pros very easy drinking, some complexity, pairs well. Cons some stale bread, corn bread notes. 85/100.

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.24/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a clear blonde to golden color with a thick rich slow settling head that leaves significant lacing down the glass.

The nose is peppery and spicy with a strong maltiness and hints of fruit like apples and white grapes.

The flavor is bold with a nicely if not a tad off balanced malt to hop taste. The hops definitely dominate. The malt is strong and fruity but the hops are stronger and dominate. this one is off balanced but it works well.

The mouthfeel is a tad watery for my personal taste. But does not take away for the overall in my opinion.

Overall this ins very drinkable and enjoyable lager. Much better than my expectations based on some other review. I would really like to drink this one again.

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Photo of HBeer
4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.82/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint glass. Light straw color with a finger of head. Fair amount of bubbles visible. Looks nice.
Smells of honey, little spice and slight metallic. It smells better than most other beers in this style.
Pretty tasty too. Honey, mild bitter hops with some dryness to them, a malty sweetness to close it out. It has the slightest metallic taste in the background.
Crisp and light body with moderate carbonation.
Surprise to me. I'm enjoying this beer. By far the best Euro pale lager I've had.

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3.82/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jessejamesorez
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Preface: I have a gluten allergy/intolerance (delayed skin reaction,) but thankfully not celiac. I have drank [many bottles of] many of the best-rated, highly-coveted beers of the world (my personal favorites: Trappistes Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus 12.) I have also had several different gluten free beers. I don't drink North American domestics. I'm not a novice lol.

For a gluten free beer, Estrella Damm Daura is good. It's my favorite of all the gluten free beers I have tried. While it is a basic, generic style lager, it actually tastes like beer (as opposed to many gluten free beers made with rice, most having a rice wine-ish aftertaste.) For a beer aficionado who has no problems with gluten, this beer is going to be mediocre. For a person who has no other choice, it's good.

Pros: Tastes like beer.

Cons: Simple; Expensive.

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Estrella Damm Daura from Damm S. A.
3.23 out of 5 based on 296 ratings.
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