Dam Straight Lager | Dillon Dam Brewery

Dam Straight LagerDam Straight Lager
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Dam Straight LagerDam Straight Lager

Brewed by:
Dillon Dam Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-04-2002

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Beerbirdnerd
2.58/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Huffaroma
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Beaver13
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange-brown with a small fizzy head that quickly disappears.

The aroma is earthy malts and sweet caramel with a touch of spicy hops.

The flavor is rather bland. It has some sweet watery malts up front with a bit of a spicy lightly bitter finish. The flavors become more apparent as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but watery.

Overall, a nice, albeit run of the mill, beer.

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Photo of Lorihall1
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Robloc303
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of OgreSanchez
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of brewQ
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice orange to copper color.
(I did not get the "chunks" the first reviewer apparently found).
Decent off white head.

Some nuttiness in the nose. I found this brew compared favorably to Sam Adams Lager (which I intend as a compliment).

Sweet, no strong hop pull but a solid drinkable brew.

If you forgive the "Taste the Dam Difference" tagline, this is a respectable beverage.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Your basic light lager, not really a marzen (they have an outstanding one of those, see Zuma Zen for that), just a solid pale lager more than anything else. Great on tap year-round.

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Photo of gbontrag
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Needed a vigorous pour to raise a froth, and it was a passing fancy. Color of a used sugar maple cutting board. It has an attractive lace. Aroma of dried flowers and biscuits.
A nice couple layers of hop: Floral, spicy, a little sour. Fairly sweet, especially in the aftertaste where the beer comes across like a lightly spiced, day old scone.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried 6 Feb 2009 at the pub.

Clear golden brown color. Small light tan head. Medium carbonation. Light aroma of caramel and sweet malt. Starts with caramel malt, lightly toasty sweet. Finishes with a slight earthy bitterness. Overall flavor is a bit on the light side. Medium body. Moderate alcohol.

Nice interpretation of the style.

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Photo of RevDru
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium gold with a light amber tint. Medium head of foam with good carbonation.

S - Light smell with lemon and vanilla tones.

T - Lightly roasted grain prevails, with warm herbal undertones and a light citrus peel bitterness.

M - Crisp and clean. I could see this as a nice palate cleanser.

D - I would love to have a couple of these on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn.

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Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slight hops presesnce (mown grass) on the nose with wiffs of malt and alcohol.

Appearance is golden going to light light brown. Head started out nice with a big white foam ring, but dissapated over the course of fifteen minutes.

Slight bubbles accented the citrusy bitterness of hops and then some malt on the back of the tounge leading to a sweeter taste. Goes down very easy but makes me want more.

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Photo of 67cuda
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a beautiful deep amber color, with a small tan head. I must say I love all the cheesy Dam related jokes on the bottle, and the imagination of the packaging adds another .5 to the appearance rating I would say. It smells mainly of malt, with a bit of caramel.. a nice smell in my opinion. The taste is fairly sweet, not a very hoppy beer at all, but I rather liked the way it tasted. As for mouthfeel, it was very smooth and creamy, quite nice. I think this is a very drinkable beer, I'd gladly buy it again.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber color with a 1/2" white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet pale and crystal malt scent along with some hops and a dry lager yeast aroma. The taste is good also. It has a dry yeasty flavor that boasts of pale and crystal malts and some German style hops. It's smooth and easy drinking. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good Marzen. It has excellent malt character and aroma. It's a smooth beer with good flavor; a fine sessions brew.

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Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice gold brown appearance, sparkling and very clean.
S: Typical Lager smell, maybe a little sulfide but not at a faulty level.
T/M: Slight malt taste with little to no hops and almost no aftertaste. Light mouth feel.

A good beer overall but not something that one could explore on a regular basis.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Dam Straight Lager from Dillon Dam Brewery
Beer rating: 63.3% out of 100 with 30 ratings
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