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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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Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool looking, up-scale bottle and packaging that I surmise is designed to sway the wine-favoring Spaniards to try this beer. It also says that it was specifically designed to pair with food, but doesn't mention what foods. On to the beer...

Hazy whitish-gold with orange highlights and adequate foamy, white head.

Nice spice blend in the aroma that follows to the palate along with lots of crackery wheat and drying, quenching tartness. Hops are pretty absent, which is in line with the style, and works well here as they let the beautiful spicing shine through.

Really a nice Wit. The spicing is just about perfect, noticeable, but not overwhelming, and the addition of licorice is a nice touch that sets this apart from most other Wits. Indeed, this would be a nice pairing with food, I'm thinking some mussels or other shellfish and/or a fresh leafy greens salad with vinaigrette. I'd take this over many American, and even a few Belgian versions of the style. (966 characters)

Photo of madvoice
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a rather stylish package and a champagne type bottle. Poured a light golden colour with a thick frothy head that left very little lacing. Smelled of hops, banana and citrus. Had a banana wheat flavour with a slight orange citrus aftertaste. Low on the carbonation and easy to drink. Very nice. (301 characters)

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 BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caught somewhere between a Witbier and a Saison, Damm Inedit has all the halmarks of a softly textured witbier but with the spicy dryness of a Saison. Medium flavored, elegantly balanced, and crisply refreshing; this proves to be a masterful beer.

The pour delivers a hazy straw/yellow color, just shy of golden. A dainty and creamy head forms on the beer, lacing and retaining reasonably well. A firm cloudy haze creates a mysterious glow through the beer and adds to the intrigue.

Soft and subtle aromas of soft wheat malts, pilsner sweetness, and a mix of orange peel, lemon zest, and white pepper carry on with moderate intensity. Herbal hops, corriander, and soft phenols give a hint toward both Witbiers and Saisons.

Flavors of Saisons show up first with a very Belgiany berry tartness, spicy (white pepper) flavor, and a fruity mix of lemons, apples, pears, and appricots. But soon after, the Witbier character shows curraco orange beer, corriander, and a softer wheat/pilsner malt blend- tasting much like sweet and light breads.

The body is quite nice- starting out with a creamy and airy wheaty texture. But as the carbonation trails off, the softer and elegant powdery textures come into play. This allows for a minty-dry and evaporative finish that includes a bit of watering and lightness.

Although the beer is billed as a Witbier, Estrella Damm Inedit has many of the halmarks of Hoegaarden but with a more characterful spiciness and dryness. (1,461 characters)

Photo of kwjd
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-yellow colour with thick white head that dissipates down, leaving a small ring above the beer. Some mild lacing on the glass. Smells of clove, other unidentified spices, wheat and oranges. Flavour is slightly tart, little bit sweet as well. Really smooth mouthfeel. A really nice witbier. I'd be likely to buy more of this if it wasn't so expensive (almost twice the price of Blanch du Chambly in Ontario). (421 characters)

Photo of canucklehead
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I will say that the pairing of brewer with restaurant is pretty cool especially with a place as famous and cutting edge as El Bulli. It makes sense that this beer is clean and crisp with a cross between lager and wit since it should complement the food not overpower it with huge flavours. As I drank a few glasses I really like the fresh flavour of some citrus and well balanced after taste. The much better than the standard Estrella and for the price it should be. I will buy this again as I think it very drinkable and food friendly

It should be noted that this beer retails for $5.86 Can at our government stores which is much less than the $10 US quoted in previous reviews (680 characters)

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy pale goold, with a floral nose and no head, reminding me of roses and some oranges. Small bits of sediment was floating in the glass (love that). The mouthfeel was slightly thin, but it was very drinkable and went down easy. I did like the notes of rose flavor. For me it was very refreshing.

Definitely recommended. (333 characters)

Photo of aforbes10
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from one of the Sacramento BevMo!s. Interesting bottle with an odd, dubious-claim-filled tag ('the first beer brewed to be paired with food"). $9.99. Pours with a massive white head...just all foam at first. With a more careful pour, a yellowish to light brown body is revealed. slightly cloudy. Smells vaguely of citrus and tangy wheat. Flavor is very clean and interesting. Mild tangy wheat with oranges and some yeastiness. Mild and dry. Not quite medium bodied, but not noticeably thin either. drinks quite well despite the pretentious bottle...still, not quite worth the price tag. (593 characters)

Photo of MarcoMignola
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favourite during summer.

A: Light Orange, Dusky (due to the yeast), White Foam not so persistent
S: Light smell of orange and spices, a preview of the taste
T: The mix of malt and wheat and the use of not so bitter hops give to the beer a very nice taste, pretty persistent. First orange-mandarine, than corriander - erbal and than at the and a very smooth bitterness. (380 characters)

Photo of dbalsock
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy with a light amber/orange body and thick, creamy white head. There's loads of carbonation and it stacks majestically on top of the beer.

Smell: Citrus, organe, pineapple and yeasties all come through on the nose. I think it matters greatly to be having this in Spain and freshly delivered from the brewery. I imagine these notes would be very dulled down by the length of a cross atlantic journey.

Taste: Blunted hops disappoint at first but the belgian yeast and tropical essence make up for that part. It has an almost biscuit aftertaste and a lingering unbalanced (almost stale) malt attack on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It is not as crisp as I want it to be, but th ecarbonation does alot to balance. The malt is a tad strong, although bland and seems refreshing at the same time. The mouthfeel is kind of a mystery to me.

Drinkability: It's terribly easy to drink and I wish it was on tap around here instead of the macro style lagers. If it were a tad more crisp it would be refreshing and have a higher score for drinkability. (1,050 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 1/2013.

Pours a murky light orange-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, citrus fruit, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that is easy to drink. (478 characters)

Photo of jikvig
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super clear golden colour.

Focused malt aromas, getting some bread, sitrus flavours aswell. A hint of something tropical with a touch of banana to it.

Nice creamy foam, clear yeast tones followed by autolyse in a long aftertaste. The tropical flavours ar also present here, but mainly yeastflavours.

This dry witbier is made for food, with it´s clear yeast, sitrus and floral components. A really good mouthfeel, but it lacks some concentration. (449 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

26.4 oz dark olive green bottle. Freshness date stamped on neck label.
Listed as a Witbier, more like a mild farmhouse.
The color is an opaque, foggy caramel candy with a rocky, firm white head. Patchy and trailing lace lasts throughout the glass.
Aromas of herbs and flowers are present at first pour. Smells of coriander and citrus follow and remain. A light whiff of wet cut grass seems out of place. A hint of banana sneaks in late.
The flavors are mild yet distinct. Orange Tang, herbs, and a little wheat in the background. Tastes of tart Chardonnay, citrus peel and limes are very pleasant. As in the aroma, a slight taste of banana is noticed as it warms.
This a very gulpable brew! Complex, but subtle. Unusual and difficult to compare.
Nice fringe beer! (763 characters)

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a very exclusive-looking 75 cl brown bottle (champagne-stylee). Labeling is very discrete - which only makes the exclusiveness even more exclusive. There's only an Estrella (star).

A: The pour is murky dish-wash pale color with a compact large head that slowly dissipates into lacings galore. In short - it looks great (in the Witbier family)!!!

S: Surprisingly malty, but there's also some wheat. Citric notes as well as faint ripe bananas. Some yeast as well.

T: Wheat - sweet ripe bananas. And of course - coriander and citric notes, orange sezt. Honey.

M: Aftertaste is surprisingly long in this refreshing Witbier. Holds both sweet and faint bitter. Body is light and carbonation is smooth and rich.

D: Refreshing. Witbiers usually are, and this one is no exception. Really interesting that this one is brewed in Spain (I've only had rather boring lagers from Spain before). (905 characters)

Photo of McNealc31
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer itself looks like a standard Witbier, pale gold color, astonishingly clear, with a fluffy white head. It's actually kind of fun to watch the bubbles race to the top. Smells of tangerine and wheat.The flavor is quite complex. Sweet grapes and lots of straw at first, leading to apricots and coriander. Very smooth. A tinge of anise in the finish.

As a witbier, it's very good, but not quite great. Admittedly, I am not enjoying this as suggested; with food.

However, I think the concept is a bit too pretentious for me. Developed by sommeliers and a chef? It should be served in wine glasses and kept in a chilled bucket? Here's how I'm interpreting all this. "Beer isn't as good as classy and refined as wine, so we're going to make one that's a close to a wine as possible, but still technically a beer." (816 characters)

Photo of CrazyMike
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden yellow appearance with lots of thick head that slowly settles down. Smell is a mixture of citrus, orange, honey and various spices. So far so good.

Taste is similar to the smell, citrus along with orange and honey. Picked up grain and wheat as well with a hint of bread. Taste is very light overall though. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a dry, citrus taste.

This is a beer that comes off strong but the taste is surprisingly weak. Still, this is a refreshing and tasty wheat beer, not to mention the spiffy bottle. I'd recommend this when it's hot out. (593 characters)

Photo of bark
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is yellow-orange, the liquid is hazy. The compact finger thick head is off-white. Very little lacing.

The smell got some bitter-sour flavours; pineapples and a touch of wheat tartness make me think of Chinese sweet and sour sauce. Some exotic spicy flavours and citric lemon-orange notes. Fun flavours.

The taste is fruity: Orange squash, spicy coriander, some dry flavours of flour and dough. Lemon juice and spices... The aftertaste is mild with notes of fresh citric fruits, some bitterness and a sweet hint.

The carbonation is medium strong; the large bubbles are quite sharp. The liquid is light to medium.

A very interesting brew that probably will pair very well with a number of flavours and dishes, without being "too much". (751 characters)

Photo of DawnL
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden hue with a big, white, fluffy head that dissipates into fine lace.

Sweet, malty nose with faint peach aroma. A little spicing from hop presense and coriander. Floral notes. A little melon on the nose as it warms - reminds me of watermelon seeds.

Creamy mouthfeel. Very crisp with fine bubbles - but plenty of them.

Slight tartness on the attack. It's like revisiting an old friend who got a good facelift. Palate is so light it's hard to get anything off it. Getting some of the licorice when look for it - no coriander or orange peel though. Fresh white peach flavors some through. Licorice gets overwhelming as it warms. Cold, I would give the palate a 4.0. Warm, it gets a 3.0.

This is a very easy beer to drink when well-chilled.

Made for enjoying with a meal. I think this is an excellent food beer. I would definitely pair this with a French meal - would go nicely with cream sauces.

I would buy this beer again. (936 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clouded golden with a white head that lasts.

The smell is of orange/lemon with coriander.

The taste is grainy with lemon and orange. Coriander spicing is mild, and comes and goes. Sweet and sour with a spicy-ish, dry finish.

It has a crisp light body. Smooth and refreshing.

A nice wit... Easy enough to drink. A bit pricey at about 10 bucks a bottle, but certainly worth trying at least once! (403 characters)

Photo of chocosushi
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ~ pours a pale peach with a half inch of head. Very bright & brilliant when held to the light. Lacing is on point.

S ~ coriander coming through strong with nectarine and well rounded wheat notes. Orange peel buried under dried prairie grass. 

T ~ Citrus peel first off with coriander following through with quite a bit of fresh wheat & candied lemon with a very dry grassy finish. There are scattered notes of white grape, nectarine, peach, & club soda. Orange comes through more & more throughout warming.  

M ~ seltzer like with an interesting acidic feel on the palette. Extremely dry with a lasting finish and well managed cloy. ABV is hidden phenominally well. Natural sweetness throughout. Balance is maintained throughout. Mellow. 
 
D ~ would mos def buy again, I enjoyed this way too much.
A really well done beer that is easily attainable.  (862 characters)

Photo of Tebuken
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a gift from my brother, at first time i thought it was nothing to take into a count(coming from my brother,lol) but it has surprised me.It is something to give it a try,for sure.

A- Pale golden colored beer ,nice white foam ,persistent .

S- Some cloves,coriander and bananas smell.

T- Some citric flavor here, not very hopped with a dry finish.

M- Light body, very easy to drink,refreshing.

O- A nice beer for aa hot summer. (443 characters)

Photo of atis
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Barcelona. I normally do not drink Estrella, but had to try this, it cost unusually high 2.40 Eur therefore my expectations were rather high.

Pours light hazy pale golden with foamy white head with good retention, leaves excellent patchy Belgian lace. Aroma is spicy citrusy malt with mild yeast and weak perfumy hops.

Taste is spicy and orange and lemon malt, some wheat with dry finish, but I expected flavour to be more pronounced. Mouthfeel is light with average carbonation.

Overall, I have always been convinced that most of Estrella's creations are bad. But if only all of their beers could be this good.... (636 characters)

Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Generous white foamy head has plenty of staying power. The beer has yellow colour with orange and tangerine highlights; it seems to glistin as it catches light in the glass despite a chalky hazy translucence. Ample carbonation, lace minimal despite impressive head.

Nose is citrus, peach, pitted fruit, floral, some spice, orange rind. Taste is very citrus-y, nice balance of fruit with low acidity, flavourful taste, enough hops to make it all work. Body on the thin side. What I really liked about this beer is the refreshing effervescence, clean sweet finish lingers briefly. Not bad at all, likely better in warmer weather. (628 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)

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

75cl bottle. Inedit is not a traditional witbier; it's actually blended with a lager. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a substantial white cap that recedes to leave very nice lacing. Huge bouquet of coriander and orange. Tangy wheat in the background; quite floral. Heavily spiced taste, with plenty of coriander and orange peel again. Citric, yet quite sweet right up to the finish. Light-medium body. Decent, but slightly overspiced. (434 characters)

Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
80 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.