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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
81
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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 21
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of biegaman
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.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
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...

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
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).

Photo of wordemupg
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

Photo of Brad007
2.45/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy whitish-yellow color with a one-finger head into my goblet.

Aroma is full of citrus and coriander in the nose. A bit harsh, likely due to the alcohol. Citrus is definitely present.

Taste is a bit sweet and full of citrus notes upfront. Seems like it has faded or something.

Mouthfeel is a bit weird. Doesn't quite match the beer as it's just way too light and watery. There's not much, if any flavor left in the mouth from this.

Average at best. Hardly drinkable as well. Too watery. Avoid.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of bark
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
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".

Photo of scruffwhor
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours just a slightly pale banana peel pilsner hay color. Very quick, bright white bubbly head that recedes to nothing. The bubbling is just awesome, almost frantic. Gypsum, banana, and chammomile aroma are subtley picked up the a deep nasal inhale. Parched pilsner malt and dry wheat start the flavor profile first. The middle has the yeast adding a banana peel flair to the middle. The finish tops everything off with some mild herbal hints of chammomile and grains of paradise. Very carbonated beer, but thin in palate. Brisk and refreshing, while at the same time, a little bland and boring. Overall, OK.

Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of xnicknj
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle

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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle

A- Pours a dark hazes golden yellow color with an off-white head that has good lacing and decent retention as well.

S- The aroma smells like it has a good amount of wheat with sweet honey, a and a hint of licorice and spices.

T- The taste like the aroma has a faint  honey-like sweetness with some spices and yeast in the finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a decent beer but probably not something I'd pick up again especially at the steep $10 a bottle. Not worth the price.

Photo of Cyberkedi
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

Photo of tbeckett
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Photo of dgilks
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.

Photo of RoyalT
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a nice light yellow in color with a hint of orange topped with a nice, light, fluffy white head.

Smell - The tight yeast and airy spices are rightly balanced at the nose. The coriander and orange in particular strike an impressive melody.

Taste - The yeast kind of falls apart a bit but the spices from the nose deliver nicely. I like that orange flavor in here which has a tinge of lemon to it.

Mouthfeel - This is not light-bodied but certainly not medium, either. The carbonation is very active and maybe even a tad too tingly.

Drinkability - This is good enough to savor if a bit clumsy.

Photo of laituegonflable
2.61/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
81 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.