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Voll Damm 
Posted: 7 July 2015  Beer Republic 6.0 
Voll Damm from Spain Voll Damm is Damm's double malt beer, packed with English, Spanish, and German script on the label. A more proper way to classify Voll Damm is to call it a märzen.  The alcohol isn't so subtle in a märzen. If you're the sort who likes it strong, likes it rich, and likes to brag about it, Voll Damm has your name sketched onto the bottlecap.   
Avg price/liter: USD 5.36   ABV %: 7.2  Type: Lager   
       


Whoever is designing Damm's labels and bottles deserves a slap on the back.  Each one looks different, and none of the beers taste similar to any of the others.       

Voll Damm is Damm's double malt beer, packed with English, Spanish, and German script on the label.  Previous to a recent visit to Italy, where I was offered double malt beers more than once, I thought I was ignorant of one more beer style.  I hadn't noticed double malted beers before -- because manufacturers don't use 'double malt' as a classifier.  Italy, specifically, uses double malt as a category by which to tax brewers.  Double malt tells the drinker nothing except that the wort used was very sugary and thereby produced a higher alcohol content for the beer.  Think of double malts as beers with more malted barley added.        

Spain, another Mediterranean nation, obviously uses a similar designation.  A more proper way to classify Voll Damm is to call it a märzen. Another weird Bavarian ordinance through the ages, decreed in 1553, stated that beer could only be brewed between September 29 and April 23.  Why these dates?  Why should the Bavarians have ever given a crap?  You know Germans.  They've always loved rules to guide their lives.       

Full bodied malty märzens, named after the month in which they were brewed (March), were devised to last through the dormant period, with the final bottles being consumed over Oktoberfest.      

The alcohol isn't so subtle in a märzen. If you're the sort who likes it strong, likes it rich, and likes to brag about it, Voll Damm has your name sketched onto the bottlecap.

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