Brewed by S.A. Damm
Style: Pale Lager
Estrella Damm, known as the Mediterranean beer, was formed in Barcelona in 1876 by August Küntzmann Damm, a recent arrival from the Alsace region of France, fleeing the Franco-Prussian War. Both he and his wife settled down in the Catalan capital, and August continued with his passion for brewing, bringing the skills he learnt back home but this time using the advantageous Mediterranean climate and excellent locally produced natural ingredients to produce good tasting beers. Today the S.A Damm has its very own malthouse where it can produce its own malt barely and still use the exact same recipe that August used all those years ago.
Over 125 years of brewing has made this brand the oldest in the whole of Spain, and the name Estrella means “star” in both Catalan and Spanish.
Estrella Damm is available in many countries, including Australia, and in the UK as a 4.6% version. In the United States, it is available through United States Beverage, LLC.
Estrella Damm, the Mediterranean beer, a perfect accompaniment to some Tapas or exquisite Spanish seafood.
On pour, a massive head appeared, light clear yellow in colour. The large head took a while to settle, all that carbonation I guess. Not really much to look at, a fairly standard euro lager, had some slight lacing.
Was a very light beer to drink, quite easy to guzzle down. Not a whole lot of taste to be honest, but a hint of an aftertaste, the faint bitter hops in the end. The beer was a typical Euro lager, crisp and clean, smooth and very easy to drink. I’d imagine it wouldn’t be too bad to have it, served cold, while staring out to the Mediterranean Sea on a hot summers day.