Voll-Damm Doble Malta is a classic Märzenbier or March beer and a lager. It is an intense and full-flavoured beer brewed with Nugget, Magnum and Taurus hops and pure malted barley. Hallertau hops are added during the fermentation process. Voll-Damm means "full" or "complete", referring to its intense flavour.
The Spanish brewing company Damm brewed Voll-Damm Doble Malta for the first time in 1953, during the summertime. The beer was a huge success and from 1955 onwards it was brewed all year round.
The Märzenbier style was born in Bavaria, a region in southern Germany. During the reign of Albert V of Bavaria beer was brewed during the winter months. The last batch was brewed in March and it was always a strong beer. It was brewed with twice as much malt as a normal batch, so that it would stand up well to the warmer months. Märzenbier beers are typical of Oktoberfest, the German beer festival.
Bright dark bronze colour, with creamy foam. Fruity aromas of peach, apple and orange, with hints of toasted cereals and liquorice. Flavours of toasted cereal, herbs and caramel. Bitter finish. 7.2% ABV.