grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a golden amber beer with a lacing head. I thought the palate was excellent with a full body-fill with floral hints. Initial taste of yeast and banana. Ending was crisp and refreshing. One of the best lagers I’ve tasted.
ronaldtheriot (1338) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Grzesiek79 (3306) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 barnyard, cheese, citrus, hay, bubblegum, cough drop, golden, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, salty, medium body, sticky, flat, long finish,
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear medium gold with a thick, soapy white head that shrinks to a fat collar and leaves tons of lace rings. Aroma: toasted white bread, grass, floral honey. Taste: sweet and grainy, with notes of pie crust and graham crackers, with light hay undertones. Finish: crisp, clean, refreshing, and slightly sweet. Notes: I don’t get the hate. This was a drinkable, well-balanced beer. Unlike many of the gluten-free beers I’ve tried, this one actually had some depth of character. In fact, I never would have guessed it was gluten free.
hens (534) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33L bottle. Good hop aroma. Taste could be richer, but i like this sour and little bitter hop, malt game. Finish is bit sweet and nicely bitter. Good one.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.
Appearance: Clear, pale gold with foamy white head and light bubbly lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, peppery and slightly skunky. Yep, smells like a Euro Lager. There is some nice apple as well.
Taste: Apple and straw are prominent. Lots of pepper on the finish, with a mild bitterness.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, light body, surprisingly dry and crisp finish.
Overall: Can’t tell that this had the gluten removed at all, as it tastes like a Euro Lager should, and a better than average Euro Lager at that. However, this is not my favorite style. This makes me wonder if the gluten could be removed from other beers (say an IPA) and still retain its flavor.
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This tastes pretty normal for a gluten free beer. It is clear and golden with a small had of soapy bubbles. This has a pleasant herbal hop character with some nice fresh malty notes. It is just slightly sweet with firm earthy bitterness in the finish. This is medium bodied with crisp but not prickly carbonation. This is a tasty beer, might even qualify as a legit pilsener.
Drake (8992) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Grainy aroma, some nutty notes and grassy hops. The taste is bitter hops, grain and a bit of toastiness. Medium bodied. Solid beer overall and excellent for a gluten free offering.
Fatehunter (1400) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear yellow color. Clean and grainy nose. Foamy white head. Palate was lively and light, with flavors of hops and bitter fruit. Bitter clean finish.