Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 336 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured from a large form bottle into a wine glass (as suggested in the little pamphlet). Best before appeared to be 9/11 need to drink it NOW!
A - pours a slightly cloudy golden color with lots of carbonation in the glass and a huge fluffy head that resolves after a minute leaving a lot of chunky lacing around the glass.
S - sweet malt, hint of floral and citrus
T - a bit of a surprise in that it's relatively powerful, but strangely subdued. Very little bitterness (just a hint) with the main body being lightly fruity and floral and a slight enduring citrus bitterness in the finish
M - very light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation; no alcohol warming
D - this is super-drinkable; frankly just barely tastes like a beer, and instead is somewhat of a thirst-quenching beverage. This is potentially super-dangerous in big quantity!
Interesting beer; engineered for food, as per the pamphlet, subtle but fairly tasty.
10-01-2011 23:03:26 | More by DoktorZee
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow/amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Citrus, hops, bread/grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, wheat and some lemon/orange juice and zest. There is also a bit of coriander and a bit of a corn/adjunct flavour. The beer finishes with a grainy aftertaste with a touch of lingering citrus and spice.
Overall - There is some potential here, but I was disappointed with the fact that it had some of the qualities found in a cheap adjunct beer. Especially considering the high price of the bottle.. Speaking of which, the flashy bottle is probably the best part of this beer. I wouldn't buy it again.
09-19-2011 17:00:32 | More by spinrsx
3.85/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
07-07-2011 03:37:10 | More by CrazyMike
4.22/5 rDev +17.2%
Reviewed this beer from notes:
appearace: light golden yellow with haze and a 2 finger white head
smell: citrus, oranges, spice, malts,
taste: grapefruit, orange, citrus, spices
mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,
overall: was impressed by this beer. never heard of them before and was happy to give them a try. And I really liked this beer.
06-26-2011 13:45:43 | More by THECPJ
3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
While this isn't really my favorite type of brew, it wasn't that bad. I wish that I had some food or cheese to pair with it, as they suggested, but I was full of E. Indian food already.
It is pale yellow, somewhat hazy, true to the style.
It was fairly well carbonated and left a tight white head and lacing.
I got a yeasty aroma with a hint of citrus. Not much.
Taste was clean and a bit sour. This is practically a saisson, but it lacks the really bold spicy and citrusy notes of that style.
Mouthfeel was good.
05-31-2011 21:37:48 | More by MAB
3.3/5 rDev -8.3%
This bottle was marked down from 13.99 to 3.99 in order to get it the hell out of the store. Damn...
Light yellow color with orange hues, decent sized white head that dissipates instantly, though the lacing is decent. No cloudiness whatsoever.
Doughy yeast and bright orange make the aroma.
Pilsner malt, a lot of sweet orange flavor, some Saaz (like?) hops. Not much spiciness or any peppery flavors that I can make out.
Pretty thin for the style with a less than average carbonation.
This brew doesn't taste that bad. However, the original price tag was too exorbitant and I hope that nobody bought it at that price. Seriously, when you need to mark own the beer 80%+ to move it...
05-28-2011 02:13:23 | More by tapman
3.4/5 rDev -5.6%
It comes in a nice 750Ml bottle. It pour a very bountiful head that leaves qickly but also leaves some lacing. It is slightly cloudy golden. It smells yeasty and wheaty and malty. Flavour is decent, not my favorite but ceertainly better than most Spanish beersI can't pin the exact thing that is jumping out of the flavour but I guess it is the malts in a caramel sort of way that make it a sweet whitbeir. It also has some fruitiness but not exactly discernible.
Mouthfeel is nice light to medium bodied. Overall a decent whitbier for a Spanish brewery but not as good as some of the German whits that are plentiful fow about the same price. This beer is approximately $6 USD out in town.
05-15-2011 15:49:08 | More by jhtipton
3.48/5 rDev -3.3%
Found at a COOP liquor store @ the reasonable price of $8.50/per.
Has a wit look. Cloudy, pale straw colour. Decent head and lacing.
Light, but classic wit aroma. Hints of pear, citrus(orange) and that classic dash of coriander spice.
Taste follows nose almost to a tee. Has it's watery bland moments, but all the classic elements are there.
As mentioned, it does come across slightly watery, perhaps due to carbonation that doesn't hold up.
Decent Wit. Certainly drinkable and would be one to introduce this style to a neo-phyte
05-07-2011 18:22:03 | More by Shadman
3.6/5 rDev 0%
Went to the SAQ to pick up some St. Bernardus Abt 12 and saw this one again. Decided to give it a try when I noticed it had something to do with ElBulli.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, hops, sugar, spices and ascorbic acid.
Hope this is good. Awfully elegant packaging for a bad brew.
A- Hazy apple juice/apricot gold. Nice lacing. Fluffy bone-white head. Retention isn't too good.
S- Smells great from the bottle: Honey, chamomille and lemon. A bit grainier once poured in the tulip. Some marshmallow and bubblegum. Burnt cream of wheat comes out more and more as it warms and ruins it for me.
T- Same as the smell. A bit of a green bitterness. A bit watery.
M- High carbonation. Medium body. Foams up nicely. Good amount of dryness.
O- Lots of nice flavours marred by wateriness and a dirty burnt taste. If I was making this for the same reasons as they are (a fancy drink for fancy dining) I'd try and make sure the liquid was clear and I wouldn't have that overwhelming burnt smell.
Still want to try more from this brewery or new collaborations with ElBulli since I feel like there was lots of potential. EDIT: Checked the reviews and the other stuff this brewery produces and seems like this is the best they've got. So...
04-20-2011 19:53:37 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.35/5 rDev -6.9%
Inedit's appearance may be the best thing it has going for it. Its a slightly cloudy light straw colour and has a huge frothy head.
The yeast smell is quite strong, supported by citrus and other fruit I can't quite nail down. The taste, however, is a little too watered down for me. Nice flavours like orange and lime are complemented by a sweet malt, but not much to balance it out.
A great mouthfeel makes up some lost ground with a creamy and light feel that finished very dry. Overall, not bad. A little bit pricey for what it is though. I paid 8 something for the bottle...
04-17-2011 01:12:08 | More by Intrinsic
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
Fairly mellow aroma. Yeasty, bready smell with hints of citrus, maybe a little apple.
Coriander and orange are evident on the first sip, but aren't strong. Hops are there in the background, thought they don't play a major part. Nice mouthfeel with a very clean finish. Overall, a mild tasting beer that was very drinkable. It would be good on a hot day with spicy foods.
04-11-2011 03:55:43 | More by ObeerwanCO
3.78/5 rDev +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.
03-28-2011 01:03:34 | More by ThatWineGuy
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
This beer pours a clear golden color with little head at all. The aroma is strong with floral hops and some spices... Very nice. The taste is a little too empty... You can definitely tell it is a wheat beer with the sweet perfume floral characters. The mouthfeel is a little too carbed, but overall worth a try.
03-18-2011 21:25:23 | More by csiewert
3.25/5 rDev -9.7%
The crimped cap on this skinny necked bottle slipped off with ease. What was inside was a dark golden color with a few centimeters of white foam. The aroma is wheat, malt, yeast and vinegar. The sourness of this combination is bit out of character.
The mouthfeel of this thing is a little thick and chewy, beyond what I would have expected for wheat laced beer. Pale malt leads to sourness in the center. A lager-like sweetness pulls it out of the center toward a spicy end.
Overall this is a bit of an odd duck. Not necessarily bad, I will gladly drink the entire bottle, but a little off for a Witbier.
03-18-2011 01:49:39 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.3/5 rDev -8.3%
Pours pale amber with a small head.
Nose shows doughy wheat and soft vegetal-like coriander.
Sweet flavours, more doughy wheat with a bit of sweet malt and very faint orange peel. Practically no bitterness. Gets boring quickly.
Nice soft creamy carbonation though.
03-10-2011 09:35:28 | More by CrazyDavros
2.55/5 rDev -29.2%
Pours a pale gold colour, slightly cloudy but allowing some light through. Head is off-white, modest when poured and sinks to a thin cloud of foam with some trails of lace around the edges. Pretty nice.
Smells quite tart and funky with an almost acrid intensity. Lots of vinegar on that with a large salty character and a slight sweaty-sock funk as well. Some bready grain hiding at the back, plus a higher note of cinnamon and star anise; these are the only pleasant aroma in an otherwise rank - if intriguing - bouquet.
Taste doesn't have a whole heap going on. Watery assault with hints of weak citrus and some forced carbonation flavour, just drops off for a bland and tasteless mid-palate. The only real flavour of which to sepak comes on the finish and it's still bland, just sticky adjunct grain, cornbread and yeast. Not enough to be cloying, but it's very uninteresting.
Fair body but then where's the flavour, if the body is decent? Not enough body to cover the carbonation sizzle and leaves very dry. Not a big fan.
An inoffensive drop, but a big wow on the boring factor. Fuck you I'm being oxymoronic. Your mother's an oxymoron.
03-09-2011 10:14:20 | More by laituegonflable
3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured from the 750ml capped bottle into white wine glasses, as suggested by Ferran Adria and the El Bulli team.
A - Pours a cloudy golden color. Nice duration of head and decent lacing. The bottom of the bottle's sediment produced an even more cloudy appearance.
S - Very rich, yeasty aroma. Some malts and citrus notes as well.
T - Lots of citrus right up front. Malty as well with a touch of coriander.
M - Light to medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D - Nice drinkability. About what you'd expect from a witbier.
I think part of the harsh reviews stem from the high expectations and heavy hype this beer has received. And I think it's silly to spend $30-40 on a bottle, as I've seen in some locations. For $10, though, this is a perfectly acceptable witbier that went nicely with the lemon chicken, hummus, and garlic flatbread my wife prepared.
03-07-2011 00:26:00 | More by LordSMAF
2.78/5 rDev -22.8%
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.
03-04-2011 21:47:27 | More by twelvepack
2.4/5 rDev -33.3%
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.
02-22-2011 08:03:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.15/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
02-20-2011 00:40:47 | More by jwinship83
3.35/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
02-05-2011 00:45:57 | More by bluejacket74
United Kingdom (England)
3.18/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
02-01-2011 19:41:28 | More by BlackHaddock
3.68/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
01-25-2011 07:39:31 | More by dgilks
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
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
01-20-2011 04:43:18 | More by joemcgrath27
3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
01-20-2011 02:34:40 | More by ludachris
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.