Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not very Damm good

I was visiting a local international market today when I stumbled across a beer I'd never seen before: Estrella Damm.

Estrella Damm is a Spanish beer. Its packaging says it as a lager, which it is. If you go to Wikipedia, however, you discover that Estrella Damm is a "pilsener." Well, I'm here to tell you that Estrella Damm ain't no damn pilsener. (Hell, the picture on ED's Wiki page shows that it's a lager. So much for relying on Wikipedia for any-damn-thing.)

Estella Damm has a nice, deep color. It doesn't have a deep flavor, though, and that was disappointing. I didn't detect much hoppiness up front, but ED finished very, very bitter. And not a good kind of bitter. It kinda reminded me of Budweiser. Again, not good.

Needless to say, I purchased my first and last six-pack of Estella Damm lager today.


Brian Stanley said...

I never heard of that beer. What market did you find it in? Did you see Orion there because that is an International beer you need to try.

Anonymous said...

Bitter is a type of British beer. Lager is a Continental Europe type of beer. In fact Brits distinguish between beer (bitter and stout) and lager.