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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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Reviews: 170
Hads: 403
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
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Spain

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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Reviews by John_Henry:
Photo of John_Henry
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My brother gave me a bottle of the for Christmas of 2011. I was a big Adria fan and hadn't heard of the beer prior to being given a bottle, so was quite excited to try it.

Overall I was a little disappointed. I guess because I was expecting a lot from this. It is a good beer, and I can't complain about any aspect of it in particular, but nothing was really much above average.

I guess it is quite a unique style, and I can't say I've had anything quite like it before or since. But, overall it really just isn't that exciting, especially coming from the likes of Ferren Adria. I'd have it again but not in a hurry or at a price. (632 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of drtth
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed pale yellow color with a 1/4" ragged white head that recedes fairly soon leaving spotty lacing. Sipping leaves lots of small speckles of lacing. The ring around the glass and a very thin island of foam remain much longer.

The subtle aroma is full of coriander along with some wheat and orange zest.

The flavors show off a touch of malt sweetness along with the coriander and a bit of wheat. The herbal bitter hops are almost entirely hidden in the background

Mouthfeel is light and crisp and the light soft carbonation is refreshing. The finish is medium length and ends dry in a slight herbal bitterness.

Overall, an interesting beer with light clean flavors that should go well with food. Also this would be a a nice beer for a hot summer day. If you buy this expecting the full flavors of a Belgian wit you'll be disappointed, but this is a pleasant interpretation with many of the same flavors, but not as intense. (983 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a nice light yellow in color with a hint of orange topped with a nice, light, fluffy white head.

Smell - The tight yeast and airy spices are rightly balanced at the nose. The coriander and orange in particular strike an impressive melody.

Taste - The yeast kind of falls apart a bit but the spices from the nose deliver nicely. I like that orange flavor in here which has a tinge of lemon to it.

Mouthfeel - This is not light-bodied but certainly not medium, either. The carbonation is very active and maybe even a tad too tingly.

Drinkability - This is good enough to savor if a bit clumsy. (616 characters)

Photo of ricke
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellowish orange, actually too pale considering the style. Slightly hazy. A white fluffy head of small bubbles settles into small lacings.

S: A rather sweet smell. Malts and wheat reminiscent of white bread. Lemon peel, orange, coriander, grass, fruity bubblegum, some general spices. All in all, a very light smell and I had to struggle to detect the different components. Rather anomymous, but still kind of pleasant.

T: Not as good as the smell, and rather thin in general. Almost a copy of the smell, but not as complex and weaker. According to the rather cheesy info sheet hanging around the bottle neck on this one, the beer is a blend of lager and wit and in the taste the lager really comes forth with a quite boring and bland character. Sweet malts with prominent wheaty notes. Sweet citric notes and orange, coriander, faint grassy hops. One or two earthy notes. Sweet flavor of bubblegum. The finish is short and slightly mineral-like with notes of spices.

M: Very light body, feels bland in every aspect. A boring mouthfeel.

D: As notes, this is supposed to be a blend of lager and wit, but actually it comes out more as a wit diluted with lager. It doesn't taste bad or anything - actually it's kind of refreshing and it has some nicely tasting flavors - but it's just boring. The smell is definitely the highlight of the beer, and not even that is more than ok. It is no way near of living up to the boasting presented in the cheesy note around the bottle neck. (1,490 characters)

Photo of MadScientist
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A fairly clear a light amber beer with a persistent head of low, rocky bubbles that leave a slight lacing on the glass. A date on the neck label of 04/13 that might be a best buy; I picked this up in a discount bin of $1.99.

S: A honey-like aromas dominate with medium amount of citrus peel and coriander notes. A moderated wheat and barley malt sweetness along with a slight anise aroma. The is a medium-low amount of yeast derived phenols with a some esters of light fruits like apricots.

T: Some light spice and herbal with a little malt or wheat sweetness that allow the medium-low hop bitterness to make it a moderately bitter beer on balance. No hops flavor. Some fruit flavors that seem to be the part of the yeast except a medium citrus zest flavor. The yeast also bring a medium-light clove character that is back by a light anise flavor. The finish is pretty dry with a quick aftertaste of citrus zest and spice.

A: A medium-light bodied beer with an almost champagne-like strong level of carbonation that prickles the tongue.

O: An enjoyable dry, beer that is pretty food friendly and would go well with lighter dishes such as seafood or chicken. (1,166 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of irrevjim
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

pours pale hazy yellow, thin head that reduces quickly to a thin film, a little lacing
smells, crisp, bright, lemony, yeasty, coriander, powdered sugar
taste, follows the nose, light, lemony, a little spicy (coriander and pepper) and wheaty, a little like those cheap lemon cookies with the powdered sugar
feel, a little crisp and sharp from the spice, but a bit watery
overall this is actually a nice refreshing little pop for a summer afternoon. just a little too light and sweet for me (488 characters)

Photo of Chefjesterperu
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Not much in the nose, light effervescence,very watered down wheat flavor with no after taste. High price for not much punch. Even tried using it as a marinade with no real result in imparting flavor. I expected more with the Adria name on the front. (252 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: small head, cloudy, bright light yellow, high carbonation

Smell: coriander, lemon, and orange

Taste: coriander, lemon, and orange

Mouthfeel: crisp, dry, highly carbonated and light bodied

Drinkability: This is another inoffensive highly drinkable wheat ale. The carbonation stands out and the flavor profile is good. I will probably not buy another bottle of this, but would look for it on draft. I think it would make a good starter beer for the style. (469 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, straw yellow color with a small white head. Very hazy. The aroma is yeasty with a little bit of coriander but not too much else. Still, it smells nice. The flavor is not what I was expecting, as I didn't get any orange or coriander. I got a lot of peach flavor, which was nice, even if unexpected. The beer has a very light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Not true to the style, but still a very refreshing beer. (432 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of marchnlv
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Large bottle split 3-ways.
Pours with a cloudy, apricot colored body and a decent head that leaves spotty lacing.
Fruity and yeasty aroma that would lead me to guess a Belgian origin.
The flavor largely follows. Moderate complexity.

O: as claimed, drinks like a cross between a light lager and a wheat beer. (312 characters)

Photo of TheBrk
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of frankiepop
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this belgian style white beer very much. I think Estrella just puts out quality products. Anyway Estrella is a quality product. I love love it. I chose this beer over Guinness for the Spain v Ireland Euro Cup soccer match much to the anger of my Irish brethren. But I go with my pick who is way favored to win the cup with the pick of the beers.

I recommend Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía's cd Friday Night cd for some wonderful guitar music that oozes out of the rich Spanish guitar tradition to blend with this wonderful Spanish beer. (564 characters)

Photo of robthepenguin
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, another weird find in a small-town BC government liquor store, and easy to mistake for a wine offering, I reckon.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden yellow colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and a tad soapy eggshell white head, which leaves some random strands of mitochondrial lace around the glass as it gently falls away.

It smells of semi-sweet crackery pale grain, a touch of soft wheat, oily citrus, earthy honey, further tropical fruit notes, and weakly spicy coriander. The taste is much heavier on the malt - toasted barley and wheat in equal measure - muddled orchard fruit, apple and pear, mostly, some ethereal anise notes, and a decreasing spiciness - coriander, white pepper, and lemon zest.

The carbonation is moderate, just a fluttery frothiness milling about, the body a stoic medium weight, generally smooth, and perhaps a little chalky in its low-key creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, some leafy hops arriving on the scene to counter the grain and wheat sweetness, along with a lingering spiced fruitiness.

An agreeable enough witbier, to be sure, pretty well balanced, if a bit more prevalent on the sweet malt side, than any of the now faded fruity, spicy offset. The accompanying booklet cum marketing spiel indeed promises a fair lot more than is actually delivered, but that's to be expected - this is just a more or less simply rendered, and drinkable wit, with or without food. (1,446 characters)

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a small wine glass as suggested.

Many crazy, rushing bubbles originate from a globby white substance at the bottom of the glass, is it yeast? I've seen floatie bits of yeast but never one big chunk! It will remain a mystery until I finish the liquid! The color of pure golden bricks and a large, all-white head with decent retention from the crazy-ass bubbles. fine lacing in the wake of the flood.

Sweet and wild fruits greet the nose, raspberry and tart wild strawberries. Corriander and wheat malt, corn husks, herbal and zippy heat.

A light corn and wheat malt is a thin but effective flavor. Veery light bodied, zippy with a good amount of earthy goodness from the corriander and herbal hops. Slight spices and lemmon zest follow up with a not very complex range but very drinkable. It's light and herbal for summer.

Not exactly the holy grail of beers from the spainards but not bad at all. (931 characters)

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
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