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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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Reviews: 175
Hads: 421
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 22.54%
Wants: 26
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
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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 TheBierdimpfe
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hazy straw color with a strong amount of activity. Slightly frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, with a good amount of legs.

Flavors of citrus lemon and lime, sweet grains, fresh floral feel, some herbal hops. The flavors are a little faint with high sweetness. A little roasted and grassy.

Slick light body with champagne like carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with a sharp zesty feel of citrus and flowers with a faint hoppy grassy feel.

Overall average quality craft. Decent flavors that are too faint, a weak body and low freshness from a flat feel. Highly acidic and overly sugary.

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Photo of Zorro
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Hazy gold colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of bread and slight coriander. Mild scent of honeysuckle and some soda cracker.

Starts out fairly dry with the flavor of soda crackers. Slight sweetness. No real hop flavor to speak of. High carbonation level.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall not much to this one. I can't really recommend this one.

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Photo of AMZB
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer has the distinction of being the least objectionable beer I've ever tried. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, and its flavours are so neutral that no one could possibly dislike it. However, it is fairly forgettable. Give it to your macrobeer-drinking friends, because it is easy to drink and might be a good entry-level beer.

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Photo of Frauditor
4.97/5  rDev +40%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a food beer. It is not a beer for sipping on a hot afternoon although you could because it is great tasting and well made beer. It is a beer that pairs with food because it was made for food. It was made to fill the void of beer’s independence to food and act like a refined wine … out of the beer bottle. Try it with something gourmet and experience beer like never before, or drink it by itself and miss the point of it, but it still is an exceptional beer.

Pours out hazy yellow and has a slightly greenish edge; apricot is the color when you look straight down the top of the glass. The head reduces quickly and becomes a thin cover and eventually fades to a halo that really never ceases to exist.

Spices on the nose fade to citrus. Starts out cinnamon and/or coriander, there are hints of pepper and licorice or anise, on the beer scale wheat is present like a hefeweizen, yeast is clearly present in the nose, the fade to citrus is orange and lemon. The nose is unique, but not overwhelming.

The beer is balanced between malt on the sweet side and the hops lingering in the background. In the middle are the spices and the citrus pairs up with the hops to bring the beer around. The taste is soft and creamy and does not overpower the palette, it coats, clears the palette, but does not wash it clean. The taste is consistent from start to finish and holds up well while the temperature climbs in the glass.

This beer has some substance, but is not overly thick, it is thick enough to be creamy and smooth, lighter in weight, but does not have an overwhelming carbonation factor. The carbonation does hold well, but reduces as the glass empties resulting in a less fizz feel as the beer glass empties; you can avoid this by topping off the glass at about 2/3 consumed.

Knowing when and how to drink a beer makes all the difference and I hope this review helps members to experience a very unique and incredible product. I rated it a 5 because it is a soft beer by itself and with food it is an animal. To be clear on what that means, the beer is made for food so it enhances the food being consumed and is not as filling as you would expect - this is the phenomenon. This beer is unique and holds the niche on where food is paired with beer and enhanced by the flavor, weight, and refined quality of this spectacular product. I am a wine and beer lover so when beer lovers come to dinner, we share this beer with them as they would have no appreciation for the wines we would serve. More than a dozen serious beer drinkers have left our dinner table blown away by this beer commenting particularly they had never experienced a beer that paired so well with food. It is a great culinary feature to make an evening pop!

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow with a greenish hue. Very mild white foam head with no retention. Smell is spicy and citric, very nice. Taste is fresh, spicy and citric, licorice adds a little bit of bitterness from the sweetness but it´s well balanced. Overall a spanish interpretation of the witbier, interesting and cheap, nice to try.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
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

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of drtth
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a clear whiteish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of wheat, lemons. Taste is wheat, oranges, lemons, some spice, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good warm weather beer.

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Photo of Ryry10
2.44/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

I am new to micro beers, however i have had enough to acquire a taste and this one is subtle and weak i taste. The hype does not do this beer any justice, the chef pro claimed beer falls short but can still be a good beginners drink .

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Photo of flyingpig
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.19):
This one was a little bit of a let down for me after I'd waited so long to get my hands on a bottle, the beer was definitely a light one and there was nothing truly noteworthy of it but it was an easy enough beer to drink in spite of this. The taste, and smell for that matter were both good but didn't seem especially strong meaning it was a bit of a struggle to pick anything up from this one sadly.

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Photo of Chefjesterperu
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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.

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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1B adapted). Bottle 75 cl - Batch L080201. AROMA: sweet grainy lager profile background with faint orange and spicy notes and very faint coriander. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: pale yellow color and translucent. thin white head with low retention. TASTE: coriander and orange flavours with a grainy sweet profile. low bitterness. finishes semi-sweet. PALATE: thin body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down pale lager aromatized with some wit notes and nothing more.

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Photo of slackattack
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy gold with loose, clumpy head of 3 fingers that hangs around and leaves a wet lacing. Aroma is grassy and spicy with some lemony tang, inviting. Taste is light, really lighter than I hoped or expected. Dominant flavors follow the aroma, a straw-like grassiness is the most obvious followed by a clean peppery spice. Not a big flavor profile at all. Carbonation was lacking and mouthfeel was dry but odd. Overall the fancy bottle and big name chef on the label caused a letdown. Doubt I would purchase again.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper.

This pours a straw gold, 2 fingers of foam that shrinks slowly. A spicy nose of coriander and cloves, banana, sweet malt. Tastes good. Coriander and lightish clove, sweet maltiness, fairly light bodied, easy to drink. This is a good one.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml nice bottle served in a thumbler glass.

A: Beautiful bottle art and format. Pours a pale and slightly hazy yellow color (with some notes of green against the light) forming a medium and very bubbled white head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet and spicy. Classic Witbier with strong notes of orange zest and coriander. Notes of liquirice, wheat and sweet pale grains. Sweet bread and a light perfume of flowery hops

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of pale malts, wheat, coriander, orange zest and liquirice. Quite smooth and very lightly bitter

M: Light body. Medium to low carbonation and a quite zesty and spicy aftertaste

O: Very good drinkability. Very easydrinking. Pleasant and spicy Witbier

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Photo of MarcoMignola
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of OsoPerezoso
2.11/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I have tried Estrella Damm while on vacation in the beer's native Barcelona, Spain and also while living in the U.S. and Panama.

This Catalonian Pilsner starts out refreshing enough with a slightly sweeter malt taste than most pilsners, but the aftertaste is atrocious and rates perhaps one of my least favorite European beers.

If you are walking La Rambla on a hot summer day, sure it is a fine thirst quencher, but I wouldn't stock the fridge with a six-pack.

If in Spain, you are better off asking the bartender for a Alhambra, Mahou, or play it safe with a reputable Belgian Stella Artois.

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Photo of HalfFull
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml. bottle from a friend and poured into a New Belgium globe glass. Pours a hazed lemon golden and somewhat clear in the light. Shows an inch or so of pretty sticky cap and lace.

Aroma leans to the sweet side and especially given yeast notes. Yet keeps it light on all fronts. Yeasty Tripel notes evident at times yet always contained by some wheat.

Taste is along the same lines. An interesting take on a wheat, offers a touch of sourness and a nice background funkiness. Slightly sweet and with a citric fruity character yet with an odd adjunct sense.

Quite different but good, nice yeast character on the aroma. I had limited expectations. They were exceeded easily. i will harvest this yeast, wow....

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Photo of EspressoGuy
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml-- best before 03/14 -- tasted at 4C

A: Apple juice yellow hazy; translucent
S: not fresh; simple, wet cardboard, touch of apple juice, winey. I hate to say it but it smells like a cheap lager.
T: light and simple but lacks a crispness and there is NO finish at all. Likeable but not memorable.
M: medium light bodied. carbonation could be higher.
O: an okay beer but my expectations were so much higher. I guess I was just a sucker for the story, the packaging, the website...

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Photo of Mike_Moe
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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!

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Photo of MadScientist
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of exonthebottle
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

I found this in Lisbon
Quite fluffy head clear yellow good lace. not much carbonation

slight citrus-y aroma and a bit of spice like coriander

Pretty nice for Stella better than their other beers for sure but perfect for a witbier too sweet and not enough yeast flavor.

Pretty weak feel just too smooth and not enough carbonation

could be better but for mass produced beer it is not bad not as good as Hoegaarden but a bit different than other wit beers made by the big breweries. I'd drink it over blue moon at least

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright orange hue, like an autumn leaf. Fairly cloudy, thin head disappears quickly. Looks super crisp and refreshing. Bonus point for the minimalist and clean bottle/box art.

S: Great tropical fruit and wheat esters, if a bit thin. Orange, apricot, banana, it's all good.

T: What a letdown. Those already thin aromas have really been watered down so that you can only get a bit of tropical fruits and a slight malty/bready background. I wasn't expecting much since the alcohol content is so (SO) low, but this has less flavor than PBR, even if the flavors that are there are more appealing.

M: Crisp, very fluid, good effervescence; enough to make it alive but not bloating. Refreshing.

O: I wasn't sure how this would go. The labeling on the box and bottle made it seem like a world class beer, but the price tag and alcohol content said run-of-the-mill. I was expecting the latter but kept myself open to the former. I got the latter. It did have those citrus notes and refreshment it promised, but on much smaller scale than suggested. It was good, but nothing I would advocate looking for.

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Photo of BlackDog
4.56/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
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