Monday, March 14, 2011

Estrella Damm - Spain 14-3-11

The Low Down:
A craving for tapas is the first thing that happpened when I cracked open the Estrella.

Once again an import for $2.50. Unfortuantely this one is worth less.

It tastes very lager-ish, and the maltiness is evident. I don't know if you can get different qualities of malt, but this one is evidently the clearnance bin special. Brewed with rice and corn, it seems like a messy combo of flavours, but its overall fairly sweet.

The tapas craving was mainly due to me wanting something to counteract the malt flavour, sadly all I had was some cardboard, and it was a pretty good match.



Packaging: 5/10
The Gold star rates it well, as does the blurb about it being the soul of barcelona.
Refreshment: 4/10
Definitely needs something refreshing alongside, like a different beer.
Flavour 4/10:
This is full of flavour, it's just not very good flavour.
Alcohol Content: 4/10
4.6%. Maybe a tonne more boozahol would have hidden the rest of the flavours.
Price: 6/10
$2.50. Sure its cheap, but it's not worth it.
Total: 23/50


Conclusion:
You are better served spending your money on any of the other ~$2.50 beers. Drink it when you are already drunk. Then it's quite servicable.
Cheers.