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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
81
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319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 13
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philipquarles on 09-07-2009)
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twelvepack

California

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

A-Pours a white,yellowish brown color. Head hangs for a bit and leaves some lace.
S-Light smell of yeast, coriander, wheat.
T- Taste leave a lot of be desired. Flavor is less developed than many other witbiers out there. Citrus and malt up front that leaves a taste of cloves and malt.
M-Light carbonation. Very enjoyable creaminess that lingers.
D-Nothing spectacular here. You could spend less and get more out of your beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 21:47:27 | More by twelvepack
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.4/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Special release bottle split with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a very clear and very lagery looking golden hue, with a filmy but fine head of white foam. Steady streaking lacing of white, but this just adds to the appearance of a lager. Body has some heft to it, which is pleasant, and leaves some good static carbonation.

Nose is grainy and soft, with a little adjunct sweetness, and a slight Belgian-style whiff of baked beans. Not a lot of fragrant buoyancy, and no spice or acidity like I expect from a witbier, so it's definitely off stylistically. Just seems rather mediocre to me.

Taste is similar, or worse. Very bland lagery grain character through the most part, imparting a floury bread-yeast note to finish. Very light bodied, despite the appearance of heft, and there's not much depth to it at all.

No, not a lot going for this. It really doesn't manage to struggle above its genesis as a pale euro lager. While it's probably cleaner and a little more interesting than most, calling this a witbier is a genuine stretch.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 08:03:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml capped bottle picked up at my local grocery store. drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass. no freshness information on the bottle.

A- this one pours out a cloudy looking golden yellow colored body with a large bright white head on top. the head lasts for a while before falling, and leaves behind lots of sticky lace.

S- pale malts and malted wheat are the first things that i notice in the nose. after that, i get some faint lemon zest and a little bit of orange. slight notes of coriander and a little bit of metal.

T- the taste starts out with soft pale malts and a little bit of malted wheat. after that i pick up faint orange zest and coriander. there is a definite metallic twang reminiscent of american adjunct lagers. pretty off-putting. a little bit of lemony hops in the finish.

M- light bodied, bordering on medium with a very heavy level of carbonation.

D- i think this was my first and only spanish beer that ive tried. i dont think ill be rushing out to sample anything else from this brewery. the literature that comes on the bottle claims this lager/ale hybrid is the ideal pairing for any meal. i dont see how thats possible.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 00:40:47 | More by jwinship83
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention is good and there's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells mostly like wheat/grain, along with some orange peel and a bit of coriander. The taste is just like the aroma, it tastes mostly like wheat/grain, along with some coriander and orange peel. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium and has high carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it's not hard to drink. Not a bad brew overall, it was nice to try but I don't think I would ever buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 00:45:57 | More by bluejacket74
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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

Brown 75cl bottle brought back from Majorca last year by my daughter and husband. The third bottle in last nights 'random tasting evening'.

Posh package, complete with tagged neck label explaining the idea behind the beer, what to eat with it and how it should be served.

I poured it into three different Belgian beer glasses, allowing the sediment into the last one.

The first two glasses were clear, golden and lager looking, the third a murky milky yellow/white.

I know it is supposed to be a delicate brew, etc, etc, but it didn't produce much aroma from any of the glasses, the third one being the only one that actually had a real smell (yeasts and a slight floral hop hint).

The taste also left me somewhat wanting, light, too light really. The glass holding the sediment being the only one to have any depth or true beery flavours.

The mouthfeel was obviously completely different depending on the glass.

If I'd only had the third glass the scores would have been a lot higher, but the other two held a lot more of the bottle than the last (third).

I had some Coeur de Lion Pié D'angloys (a soft French Cheese) with the beer and it went very well. However the beer just lacked that something which makes it stand out from the crowd, pleasant but no world beater.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 19:41:28 | More by BlackHaddock
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dgilks

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, straw colour with a moderate white head.

Mildly spicy, herbal aroma with a light wheat note. Nothing amazing but not bad.

A smooth mix of witbier and lager with clear citrussy notes combining with a spicy hop character and crisp malt. Not bad.

Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation.

A decent beer to go with food with a few fruity and spicy notes but ultimately it falls a little flat with too much of a lager element to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 07:39:31 | More by dgilks
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

stumbled upon a taste of this when i gave my BA in crime andrenaline a pickup at the airport
A - hazy golden straw, nice white head left a solid covering
S - lemon citrus with some creamy cereal and light banana
T - like a hefe with lemon, has toasty grains and banana with a pleasant citrus finish
M - creamy smooth yet light, finish bready and a little tangy
D - goes down extremely easy and the flavour mix is very appealing, this would be a great summer sessioner

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 04:43:18 | More by joemcgrath27
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its golden straw body is surprisingly clear for a witbier. The carbonation is aggressive and easy to see, feeding the finger's worth of creamy white head that's generated.

Altough the body lacks attractiveness and originality, baking spices, which are prominent in the nose, make for a unique smelling wit. Soggy wheat, orange sweetness, and lemon peel can also be pulled out. Mixed with the baking spices, this nose, although subtle, is quite inviting.

The baking spice character is easier to narrow down in the taste to ginger, coriander, with a pinch of cinnamon which are all smattered across the tongue amidst a silky wheat character. A flash of lemon peel midway through helps to cut some of the wheat even though it's not that hefty. A fresh doughy and cracker-like finish caps this beer off wonderfully.

The transitioning from spice and wheat to lemon and then bready malts is fantastic, really pushing you to take that next sip. Fluffy and light in the mouth with suberb balance and a refreshing kick of carbonation.

The appearance had me a tad worried from the start, but things only looked up from there. The spiciness loosely reminiscent of a winter warmer helps to define this beer and plays very well with everything from the wheat to the bready finish. It's a bit on the pricey side, but I'd give this another go.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 02:34:40 | More by ludachris
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 01:01:13 | More by tbeckett
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to the neighbour for hooking me up with this bottle and I enjoyed it with my fellow BA joemcgrath27.

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, finger of head with decent retention and some fine sticky lacing.

S - Quite a lot of citrus with a touch of cloves and bubble gum yeast. A tad mild, but still offers a unique blend of scents.

T - Offers your standard hefe flavours with fruitiness dominated by orange and citrus followed by the spiciness of cloves and nutmeg.

M - A lighter bodied ale that goes down smooth, and is nice and wet on the finish.

D - Poundable, refreshing and flavourful. This stuff offers a unique orange citrus twist on the standard witbier. A perfect patio drink and definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 05:02:36 | More by andrenaline
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Body is a completely transparent golder yellow hue with bubbles seen steadily rising to the top. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head which fades to about 1/2 finger and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- Nose is very mild. Grain, wheat, pale malt. Not really much to offer.

T- Taste is much the same. Bready grain. All the way through-no color or complexity to it.

M- Medium to high carbonation and somewhat bready light body.

D- This is a very simple wheat beer. It is certainly no witbier as there are no spices, herbs, or citrus. Just wheat and grain. This beer is not bad, its just bland and very boring. I can't write much more about it because there isn't anything else to it.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 20:30:08 | More by PittBeerGirl
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

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

From a 750 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed golden wheat hue, tall rocky white head that retains.

Tart wheat, tangerine and marmalade on the nose, blended with some mild spice.

Flavour is subtle, and somewhat underwhelming. Mild citrus and spice, some sweet and tangy wheat.

Medium-light mouthfeel, very brisk carbonation.

For the effort of going out of their way to produce a such a blended product (they claim wheat beer and lager) it doesn't quite stand up on its own beyond an average experience. Quenching for sure, but light in the flavour department.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 20:47:50 | More by IronDjinn
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4000qtrap

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: Bottle

Smell: Floral, yeasty, sweet spices, starfruit, a hint of ginger ale.

Taste: Delicate spices, crisp, with a dry but not too bitter character. Remarkably floral with abundant straw graininess and light, tart tropical fruits. Soft, full mouthfeel with a lingering floral/spicy finish. I'm not a big fan of spiced beer but in this case its remarkably well done with a deft hand. Overall, impressively balanced texture/mouthfeel and flavors and a very unique nose and flavor.

Note: As intended I ate this with food and found it to be a remarkable complement to my meal. I think that part of it comes from the fact that its very floral which contrasts to almost any food and refreshes your mind with a new smell and taste. In addition, its crisp dryness works well and requires very little bitterness for palette refreshment. I'd HIGHLY recommend not drinking this beer by itself, it was a really wonderful experience

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 06:28:13 | More by 4000qtrap
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like at least a few of Ferran Adrià's creations this one is served under a blanket of bubbling foam, at least a good finger's worth of it. The beer beneath it, despite looking colourless coming out the bottle, has the tone of a good quality extra-virgin olive oil (and possibly the same extent of clarity despite being much more dazzling against the light).

Whether it's a positive or negative, the sign of a skilled brewer or skimpy brewer is somewhat subjective; what can be said with certainty, however, is that this ingredients list looks more impressive than it either smells or tastes. Despite the addition of coriander, orange peel and licorice nothing about the beer is overly zesty or distinctive.

That's not to say that it isn't without at least a little zest and distinctiveness - there is a touch of citrus on the finish and a light brush of coriander on the tongue - but it's not like I'm seeing orange groves or the street stalls of Marrakesh. Still, it's undeniably more flavourful than most of this (and other commercial) brewery's offerings.

This beer was designed to pair with food. I know this because they said so in all their promotional materials. I would have thought some of the world's proclaimed food and drink experts would know not to make such blanket, nonsensical claims. To their defense they specify a little: oily textures (cheese, fish) and bitter flavours (veggies).

Without having tried the suggestive pairings I can't comment on the accuracy of their assessments. What I will say is that the beer is more likely to compliment foods rather than vice-versa; this simply does not have enough character to be gratifying on its own (unless you're really thirsty). You'll find more depth in just about any stout or Belgian ale.

You put one of history's most innovative chefs and the sommeliers of the world's most famous restaurant in a room together and they came up with a witbier? I never ate at El Bulli but from my impressions this beer is no different - beyond the fancy presentation and considerable price tag there's nowhere near the amount of substance it is hyped up to have.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 07:00:49 | More by biegaman
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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).

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 18:13:12 | More by kwjd
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stoepsel

Spain

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very noble bottle-design raises my expectations - let's see:
My first impression is a hazy lemon-like smell which converts in to a taste of bitter oranges once in my mouth.
Finish is dry, a little bit dull maybe, and yeasty.
Flawless and drinkable Witbier, not as well balanced as a Hoegaarden though.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 20:33:30 | More by stoepsel
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 04:10:24 | More by IRONRakkasan
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into pint glass nov11 2010

A very slight haze in a pale yellow liquid, very few bubbles considering the large 3 finger head that fell rather quickly and left a few specks of lace

S lots of dry cereal, mild citrus and faint banana

T not too far from the smell perhaps just a little more citrus with some yeast and faint spice

M pretty crisp and a clean finish, light bodied and fairly smooth

D my only complaint is the chilly weather outside, pretty easy too drink and I took the big bottle down pretty fast

better then I expected so that's never a bad thing, perhaps much better suited to some hot sun but I may drink it again even with our shitty weather

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 04:40:11 | More by wordemupg
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Jared for the bottle.

Pours a light copper color with a good deal of haze. White head with decent retention. Nose is light spice, citrus, pear, and a bit of might caramel. Taste is a bit plain with lift orange and coriander. Pretty good feel but the body is a bit off. A pretty interesting concept and all around a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 13:14:01 | More by Thorpe429
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Aroma is crisp, yeasty and wheaty with an undertone of lemon and a touch of sweetness. It pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow - not inspiring, but at least the snow-white head is fairly thick and fluffy and leaves decent lacing - an extra half point for that. Flavor is typically wheaty and yeasty with a faint lemon undertone, a teensy on the thin side but still potable. Texture is smooth, a bit watery, barely fizzy. I expected better from the appearance of the bottle, as well as the cost - I lost the slip so I'm not sure how much I spent, but it was not cheap. Don't think I'll be looking for this one again, but I'm glad I gave it a fair shake.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 00:30:33 | More by Cyberkedi
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up several bottles of this as it was being clearanced out for $2.49 a bottle.

A cloudy gold body with a tight and fluffy white head that leaves some nice lacing clinging to the glass.

Decent complexity in the nose consisting of wheat, butter, light citrus, golden raisin and apricot.

Pretty light in flavor, but somewhat satisfying. The taste is lightly wheaty with a buttery presence, a bit of crisp citrus and a trace of spices. Nothing crazy, but it's clean and goes down easily.

Mostly smooth with a light crispness to the carbonation. Pretty close to a medium body and a dry finish.

Dare I say anyone could drink this? I would dare. This is an easy drinking, clean, no frills beer. It really has nothing that makes it stand out which could be it's downfall. On the other hand, this is a beer that would make a nice intro beer for non-craft drinkers. Glad I grabbed a couple bottles for the price I got them for.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 01:18:48 | More by jera1350
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Sigmund

Norway

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

750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 4.8%. Pale straw colour, slightly hazy, huge to moderate white head. Moderate wheaty and citrussy aroma, with notes of coriander and orange peel, also a hint of liquorice (when you know it should be there). The flavour is moderately citrussy, with moderate notes of coriander. The liquorice is barely discernible in the flavour. Light bodied, not very sweet, with minimal hops. "Empty" finish, but an otherwise nice and refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 00:07:18 | More by Sigmund
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 00:26:54 | More by BeerResearcher
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gos42

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 03:05:52 | More by gos42
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tpd975

Florida

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

A: Pours very clear straw yellow. Tall puffy white head. Lite retention and no lace.

S: Aromas of apples and honey. Light citrus.

T: Red apple with a hint of skin. Yeasty for sure with hints of honey, pear, and a touch of spice.

M: Lighter in body smooth with nice carbonation.

D: Not bad, a simple little beer that I probably held onto for a bit too long.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 23:09:09 | More by tpd975
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
81 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.