Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Year of Craft Beer, Vol. 74, Estrella Damm Daura Gluten Free (?) Beer

HI folks!  Gotta run soon so I have to do a quick one on another addition to Gluten Free Week.  Estrella Damm Daura is another beer brewed with barley and the gluten flocculated out.
It's a lager from Spain and considered a Euro Pale Lager.  It's delicious.

The beer pours a clear golden straw with a nice foamy head that  dissipates to a ring while you drink it.  There is a little half decent lacing.

The aroma is of some sweet malts, hay, hops and skunk.  Pretty much like many lagers.

It tastes sweet pretty much throughout.  Nice and light malts with some mild hops with a twinge of skunking.  The finish is finally a little dry.  It's balance tips in the favor of sweet, but that is OK with me.

Mouthfeel is a hair under middle of the road sweet, maybe a little watery with semi lively carbonation and a mild dry peppery feel at the end.

Overall, for a mild celiac, this is a dream beer in the lager realm.  I'm going to have to say in that arena its in the high 3's.

Thanks,  have a great night!  Get out and try some crafty beer as it's worth it!  Live a little!


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