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 mmmbeer89
2.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

There's a little bit of sweetness to it but it's also bland at the same time, so it gets boring quickly. I'd drink it again but I wouldn't pay $8.99 for a 4-pack again.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into lager glass.
Gluten-free beer.
Pours clear golden with thick off-white head, nice retention.
Smell - cereals, dusty, hay, typical for gluten-free beers.
Taste - grainy, poor in its gluten-free character.
Medium body, medium to soft carbonation.

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Photo of Squire123
3.04/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Purchased during one of those 'oh, I haven't tried this' moments. I don't regret the decision, pleasant stuff, but all in all just another Euro pale lager that's clean, crisp, mildly malty/hoppy in a happy go lucky way just waiting for the party to start.

Good enough to drink but not repurchase at import prices.

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Photo of TheBen5
3.54/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle purchased as a single at the LCBO; best before Nov 2016 and served well-chilled.

Pours clear-golden yellow in hue, spawning roughly one finger of loose, soapy white head that is in a hurry to be somewhere else. A bubbly collar of thin foam remains, in addition to some very scant lace. Light sulfur/skunkage on the nose, along with notes of pale malt, cereal grain sweetness and grassy hay. Normally I'd say there's nothing to get excited about so far, but for a GF beer this smells remarkably... well, normal.

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle - it tastes like a regular Euro lager, too. Grainy pale malts and cereal grain sweetness make up the bulk of the flavour profile, with minor notes of apple skin and hay. Finishes rather dry, without much of an aftertaste. Not significantly better (or worse) than this brewery's standard 4.6% export lager. Light in body, with moderately prickly carbonation levels and a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

Final Grade: 3.18, a C+. If I had been handed a glass of Estrella Damm Daura and given no other information about it, I don't think I'd ever come to the conclusion that it was gluten free. In fact, I'd probably guess that it was a Polish lager, since it vaguely reminds me of stuff like Tyskie and Warka. Daura has none of the weird, gross vegetal off-flavours that you'll find in GF beers brewed with sorghum or other non-barley/wheat grains. That being said, I can't be too effusive - because taken purely as a pale lager, it's mediocre. But it's quite drinkable, and in the world of GF beer that is (sadly) more than enough to put it ahead of the pack. Highly recommended for celiacs.

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Photo of TAMU99
2.29/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle from Lanzarote. Pours a light golden colour with medium carbonation and a small white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, bread & herbs. Tastes of citrus, sweet malt, herbs, bread & grain leading to a medium sweet malt bitter finish. Overall a fairly decent beer, and the best gluten free one I've tried.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has some nice grains but also the bright vegetal/fruity character you mostly get in low alcohol beers. Taste starts grainy, slightly sweet, you definitely get the adjunct grains feel. A bit of alcohol too. Finish is balanced, you get some hops and bitterness and the aftertaste is dry. Body feels medium and well carbonated. Overall it's quite clean, without any major faults. Taking into account it's gluten free, I think it would be a good option for some people but for the regular drinker it's not something special.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Liquor Collection $3.75 12 oz bottle
Golden color
Light mouth feel
Medium carbonation
Smooth crisp taste
Overall a refreshing beer to drink, but not worth the high price.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.09/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kkmiller76
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A pale lager brewed for the Mediterranean palate. More of a thirst quencher than a sipper, it’s a decent lager and better than any North American mass market lager. Refreshing...

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlcoholMan
2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of nicbus
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of robear
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wontonst
3.04/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of VABA
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sporklift87
3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcbogantes
3.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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