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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%


Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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StJamesGate

New York

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw gold with puffy white head that doesn't hang around. Vague lemon peel and creamed wheat nose.
Cream cracker and light lemon barley with herbal end and some spice tingle.
Thin but creamy and lively.

Feeble. In designing a food beer that is all things to all people, this has been dumbed down by committee to lack any real character. Inoffensive in the worst way.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 12:46:18 | More by StJamesGate
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OsoPerezoso

Illinois

2.1/5  rDev -41.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 00:17:52 | More by OsoPerezoso
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HalfFull

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%
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....

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 05:25:24 | More by HalfFull
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 01:55:38 | More by EspressoGuy
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +26.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 05:53:24 | More by Mike_Moe
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MadScientist

New York

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:51:42 | More by MadScientist
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exonthebottle

Minnesota

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 11:24:12 | More by exonthebottle
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 21:48:52 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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BlackDog

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +26.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 00:34:10 | More by BlackDog
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REDAMI

Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass

A- white foamy head which quickly dissipates, light amber color, slightly cloudy.

S- Odd buttery aroma with slight citrus and hop notes, some spice in the back round, almost anise... Hard to pin down.

T- Light... TOO light and quite sweet. Hints of orange peel bitterness come through with a slight spice kick.

M- Feels almost flat in the mouth, actually, watery is a better way of putting it. Odd as the head was impressive before it faded.

High praise for the concept, but the execution leaves A LOT to be desired. This beer would rock in an imperial version but as it is, it's like that Eric Idle comment on American beer (something about a canoe...). I wanted to love this beer and after reading the mini booklet that came with the bottle, I was expecting so much more

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 00:55:53 | More by REDAMI
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hreb

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

75cL curvy wine bottle, packaged in a fancy black box. Despite the rediculous and pretentious packaging I couldn't pass up a $12 bottle of what appeared to be Belgian wit from *Spain* of all places. As depicted on the box I served it in a wine glass. Beer is straw yellow in color and formed a nice white head which quickly sank. Aroma is initially yeasty, but underneath there's a sweetness, like apple juice (or adjunct lager...).

Flavor is pretty freaking marginal. I can appreciate cold and refreshing, but I don't need "The World's Most Awarded Chef" (whoever that is) to serve me a glass of ice water. Digging a little deeper, there is a hint of ginger and coriander. The flavor is neither sweet nor dry -- I think I would have preferred a little bit drier. Minus points because the package is deceiving: the flavor is anything but "high intensity" or "aromatic". It doesn't have "long aftertaste" because it hardly has any taste at all. Highly drinkable, but bland. The wheat flavor is not highlighted at all, rather it is used only as a mild vehicle for more mild flavors.

I assume the name is a pun on "Damn, I need it". Maybe not. But minus points either way. If this is Damm's best beer I don't feel much need to explore more.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 23:03:22 | More by hreb
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was forever intimidated by the $10 price tag on it, but my Manager said he loved it so I decided to dive in. First, the bottle itself is classy, classy enough that I would suggest it to wine lovers as a starting beer, just for the fact it comes in a similar looking bottle. But, seeing as we are all beer lovers, I digress.

It recommends on the bottle to pour it in a wine glass. Not having a wine glass I used my Stella Artois chalice since it is basically the same thing. It pouts a pale yellow with 2.5 fingers of head with yeast visibly floating in my glass when I shined a light on it. Smells citrusy, as any wheat beer would. Not a complex smell, but a pleasant one. Now the taste; it tastes like a below average wheat beer. It's not bad to be sure, but for ten dollars I expected a bit more complexity.

It is very watery, and the aftertaste is a little unpleasant. Not like "last sip" unpleasant, but not very good either. if it was maybe $6 or $7 for the bottle I would be less upset, but when you enter double digits it needs to be justified in the taste of the beer; sadly, It wasn't here.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 02:47:03 | More by Olek4374
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John_Henry

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 14:17:15 | More by John_Henry
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a great three finger white head that dissipates slowly leaving lots of lacing. Nice active carbonation in the glass. Classic witbier aroma of wheat and light fruit juice; apple and pear, mild malt. Flavor of sweet malt, apple and pear juice, very light sour lemon, a hint of coriander and hops. Flavors are nice, but attenuated almost to the point of tasting watered down. Light bodied. Pleasant, but uninspired and thin tasting. Nice classy bottle, but I'd rather have a stronger witbier in an ugly bottle. At least I can tick Damm without having to drink their macros...

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 04:07:07 | More by LiquidAmber
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benfons

Belgium

3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A bit yellow for a witbier, a little haze, very little head

S: Very fruity, apple, lemon, pear, hints of spices

T: Very sweet, a lot of orange, nothing more

M: slightly undercarbonated, not very creamy even a bit sticky

O: Not really good, too bland, too sweet

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 21:25:30 | More by benfons
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This witbier is fairly clear bodied and the carbonation is pretty good. The head is white and extremely bubbly and thins out really quickly. The aroma is pretty good, wheat and mild malts smells come through, light grasses, lemon zest and not much else. Its slightly spicy you can start to taste some other spices, coriander, mild hops start to come in as you swallow, but the taste is rather lacking, I wish the spices were a bit more evident. It is crisp on the tongue; and remains light and refreshing. This one isn’t bad for the style but I would expect more from a chef.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 05:59:38 | More by vickersspitfire
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Damn an aged Witbier. I also hear it's weak on flavor. Ow well at least I got it for just 5 bucks.

A - Damn is that a light shade of yellow and quite possibly the clearest Witbier I ever encountered, no haze whatsoever. Head is also minimal just a layer of lace that is mildly sticky.

S - Weak on the smell just a bit of lemon and rind with some fruity yeast in the background.

T - Not terrible the fruity yeast it rather nice with no cloying dry aspect. A mild zest of lemon gives it a kiss of puckering.Not getting much spice but I assume their is some coriander in there.

M - Light crisp easy enough to drink.

Overall not a bad Spanish take on a Belgium style. It doesn't drink like water and has enough flavor to consider it part of the style. I would pass on it if given the chance regardless of how fancy the bottle is.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 23:24:19 | More by DrDemento456
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obrike

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one as a gift for hosting a Chistmas eve dinner party.

Quite an elegant bottle. I've never heard of it and was quite interested to try it. Paired it with my leftover Christmas dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, and dressing.

Dull yellow, cloudy color. Some decent lacing but not much head to speak of.

Fairly mellow aroma. Yeasty, bready smell with hints of citrus, maybe some green apple as well.

Coriander and citrus are evident on the first sip, but aren't very strong. Hops take a back seat on this one. Pretty smooth mouthfeel and a very clean finish. Overall, a mild tasting beer that was certainly drinkable...just a bit boring. This one would be best served on a hot summer day with a barbeque than during the winter months.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 02:12:02 | More by obrike
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socon67

New York

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Orange pour with a high white foam that settles quickly. Some cabonation is noted.

S - Scents or fresh oranges, light grains, and some funky yeast. All are very subtle however.

T - I found this to be a generally weak witbier. The citrus sweet flavors came across kind of mild. There is some flavor of fresh wheat bread, and a dash of spice. But overall I'd like to see this a bit more robust.

M - Certianly easy drinking. While a bit thin, it does seem generally balanced well and would be quite sessionable.

O - A novely beer from Spain and honestly, I prefer Mahou better. Worth trying but givren the price and packaging I expected more.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 21:41:19 | More by socon67
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 04:28:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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madvoice

Australia

4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 07:21:38 | More by madvoice
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FLima

Brazil

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice champagne stylish bottle. It poured a decent head.
Pleasant, though mild, hoppy aroma. It presented a low carbonation.
Taste elegantly sweet from malt and wheat, with a citric or acid twist.
Nice mild bitterness from its hops and orange peel.
Excellent drinkability and very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 00:32:16 | More by FLima
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foles

Australia

2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nice bottle, nice creamy head on the pour, golden colour - all the good stuff. Witbier character coming through, but everything is good until the aftertaste. Macro lager follow through, probably brought on by a dodgy fermentation, or oversparging, or any of the other techniques employed by the big boys.

Dedicedly average

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 08:54:59 | More by foles
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colts9016

Idaho

4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 03:36:26 | More by colts9016
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impending

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

B

750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazed dull yellow gold, minor egg shell froth, minor lacing.

Aroma is sweet of spiced honey and overly ripe pear, heavy.

The taste too is sweet yeasty wheaty. Zero bitter, supplanted by a nice crispness.
Coriander is present magnitudes more than in the scent. Light bodied slick mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 05:43:32 | More by impending
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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
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