Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.
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4.6/5 rDev +27.8%
This beer pours very light and straw color with a small yet residing head.
The smells to this beer are extreme. Overwhelming and complex, I love it. Straight up orange and Jasmine. I get more Jasmine than anything in the smell, which entices me to taste.
Taste is extremely complex as well lots of floral/jasmine notes and the citrus is present.
This is a great beer NOW i have to try it with the food pairings it suggests.
03-13-2010 07:45:43 | More by Spineypanda
4.55/5 rDev +26.4%
In honor of Barcelona's win in El Clásico this weekend, this week's beer of the week comes from Barcelona's Estrella Damm, where brewmasters teamed up with famed Catalan chef Ferran Adrià and his team at elBulli to create a unique wheat beer that's made to be paired with food.
A quick google search shows that Ferran Adrià doesn't mess around. After serving as a dishwasher and later as a chef in the Spanish military, Adrià joined elBulli as a line cook in 1984 at the age of 22. Eighteen months later he was the head chef. Since then, elBulli has been named the World's Best Restaurant by Restaurant Magazine five times, and Adrià has pioneered the "molecular gastronomy" movement while becoming the world's most awarded chef.
Inedit, with the help of Estrella Damm brewmasters and partner Juli Soler, is his beer. A wheat beer brewed with coriander, orange peel, and liquorice, it's meant to be paired with an food.
Inedit pours a light, hazy straw with a very fluffy white head. Retention is very good, while lacing is average.
The aroma of Inedit is, well, enticing. Notes of light wheat and straw meet orange, yeast, and citrus, inviting you to take a sip.
Tastes of wheat and lightly toasted grains are quickly outdone by orange, coriander, and other citrus notes. The beer has a floral spiciness toward the end, which follows through in the aftertaste.
The healthy carbonation lends to a creamy yet soft mouthfeel, which works well for the style.
The packaging of the beer (a large, wine-like bottle sold in a classy black box) suggests serving it chilled in a white wine glass, filling it only halfway. While I'm a proponent of using proper glassware to enhance the various qualities of a good beer, I'm not sure it's really necessary, as a regular pilsner glass does the job. While it certainly couldn't hurt to use a wine glass, I think Inedit will please no matter what.
10-31-2013 00:34:10 | More by BlackDog
4.54/5 rDev +26.1%
Appearance: Golden straw color.
Aroma: Light malty smell.
Flavor: This beer does not the tradition bold Witbier flavor. It has a very light citrus (non-orange) flavor. It’s medium bodied, with a non-hoppy, very smooth finish.
Overall: This is a very good beer which is easy to drink. Note that the 12 oz bottle version of this beer is very sunky (grade F). The 22 oz. bottle is quite pricey, but you can stop drinking it.. One of my friends call it “a nice sipping beer”. It’s on my “you gotta try” list!
01-10-2014 05:53:24 | More by Mike_Moe
4.5/5 rDev +25%
A_Pours a slightly hazy straw hue with a rocky fluffy head. The lace is terrific and clings to the glass very well.
S_The aroma is of straw, pure wheat with an underlying sweetness and a mild yeastiness.
T_Sweetness and wheat push up from the front followed by a nice dose of orange, coriander and other citrus flavoured spices. These are not overpowering and manage to make a subtle yet complex taste. There is also a nice underlying floral quality here that is reminiscent of some artisinal honeys.
M_Rich and creamy, very well done for the style.
D_This is a fantastic Wit and one I hope to encounter again. It hits all the right notes for the style without getting into the cloying zone that some manage to do. Well balanced and tasty. highly recommended.
02-19-2010 04:44:38 | More by sleazo
4.45/5 rDev +23.6%
Poured into my Heineken Mug at 45 degrees.
Appearance: A monster three finger head that is persistent. The head is white and foamy, and the head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a medium gold color with light copper hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly cloudy, probably due to yeast.
Nose: A good amount of sweetness followed by a toasted grain note. Other notes in the beer is orange, honey, hint of grass, yeast, mild perfume, mild herbal, and a mild pepper note.
Taste: A moderate grain note with a medium sweetness. The grain is toasty with a hint of grass. Other flavors in the beer is honey, orange, yeast, medium herbal, mild perfume, and mild peppery note. No diacetyls.
The mouth feel of the beer is creamy, dry, and carbonated.
Overall: The body of the beer is medium, with a medium finish. This beer is really good. It fits the Witbier profile really well. Very well made, the flavors blend fairly well, and it is very easy to drink. Sad I only have one bottle of this beer. This beer is near perfection.
09-30-2012 03:36:26 | More by colts9016
4.43/5 rDev +23.1%
O.K. so I see this 750 ml bottle and wonder what is this. To my surprise I find a Spanish brew from Estrella Damm. A beer I've never had and while I was in Spain I drank Estrella Galicia and other beers from brewpubs.
I poured into a tall hefewiezen glass. The color was a hazy, golden straw color. Nice foamy head.
The smell was citrus. Very nice. Every sip was a fantastic aroma of lemon.
The taste was lemony and hints of banana at the finish. very refreshing and light. This is a great choice for the summer but I advise you to drink it rapidly because it loses some quality when the beer gets warm.
I think its a great beer, altough its pricey. This bottle cost 9.99.
03-21-2010 21:19:13 | More by sfsean28
4.3/5 rDev +19.4%
Poured bright, without much carbonation. Very lacy head, which diminished fairly quickly. Could actually watch the head collapsing on itself. The restaurant i had it in served it in a wine glass, as suggested. Good flavor, hints of orange peel on the tip of the tongue. Most surprisingly was the finish. Very dry. Paired very nicely with the sockeye salmon I had while on a visit in Vancouver
09-07-2010 03:05:52 | More by gos42
4.28/5 rDev +18.9%
Large Black Bottle
A: Poured into my Atlas Good Luck jar. Straw-yellow slightly honeyed appearance. The slightest of haze that gives it a more sunny look. Three finger head that dwindles down to a nice sheen. Decent lacing.
S: The coriander and clove hints overpower the bubble gum banana. Candy sugar and bits of floral hops here and there. Nice sweet wheattiness.
T: Floral spicy flavor that balance the sweetness pretty well. An almost honeycomb after taste. A good bier!
M: On the light side, but very good and refreshing for the flavors here. A nice creamy carbonation feel.
O: I'm glad I gave this a try. I do not think I've had very many Biers from Spain, but this is very nice. I want to try more.
04-24-2012 04:35:23 | More by baos
4.25/5 rDev +18.1%
Pours a foggy yellow with a white head. Nose is airy. Flavor is very interesting. Nice and complex enough, but light enough that it keeps it food friendly (as it's intended to be.) Interesting aftertaste that's worth noting. Almost like a light honey thing. Floral and spice tones are evident. But the honey just hits on numerous fronts and I like it. Almost seems like there's a bit of vanilla there as well. Even and nowhere near overpowering citrus is there as well. Carbonation feels a bit unusual. It's almost like champagne in a way? Definitely not typical, but it's not outlandish. Liquid is slick and smooth. This is an exquisite beer. Portrays many characteristics you normally see in other beers but delivers it in a more refined way with layers of character.
11-02-2008 06:34:06 | More by RblWthACoz
4.25/5 rDev +18.1%
A - Three fingers of white, fluffy head leaving quality lacing with a ton of carbonation on a bright, straw/golden body.
S - Some sweet spice, citrus, yeast, and graininess are all present.
T - Nice citrus character in the flavour and a good yeasty aspect. I'm pretty surprised by this actually. Good sweet baking spice there and the citrus aspect works well with it.
M - Good amount of carbonation. It isn't particularily strong but keeps things moving. Medium bodied and quite smooth.
D - Very drinkable for the abv. I wasn't expecting much from this so it's a good surprise. A quality wheat beer I could have all night.
01-08-2011 01:01:13 | More by tbeckett
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
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