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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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Reviews: 179
Hads: 437
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 22.54%
Wants: 28
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
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Damm S. A.
Spain | website

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 deapokid
4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a glass of this at Amada restaurant in Philadelphia on Saturday. I'm almost positive it was poured from a bottle and not taken from a tap.

Visually, it resembled the light orange/yellow look of a wit with aromatic notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. When held up to the light, a decent amount of sediment was noticeable and the head was definitely thick and lacey, without being too overpowering.

Its flavors boasted hints of lemon, wheat and banana, which all went strikingly well together. It went down very nicely and the bartender served it at a nice temperature (a bit above room), since most places would serve this a little colder than necessary. Although noted as a witbier, I feel like it more closely resembles a saison.

Carbonation was a bit high, reminding me of a hefeweizen, but if felt great hitting the tongue and it definitely didn't take a lot of work putting a few glasses of it down.

This is a nice surprise from Spain, a place I usually wouldn't expect to find a high quality ale.

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Photo of kwjd
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
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).

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - pours a cloudy lemon color with three fingers of sticky white foam. Leaves irregular patches of lace behind, no symmetry or pattern.

Aroma - has a soft, mildly sweet, powdery dough and yeast smell. Very unassuming, a nice start. A faint hint of butter/diacetyl.

Taste - the first healthy thirst-quenching pull is a lightly buttery grain, some mellow spicing, and a good dose of yeast flavor. A decent melding of components, nothing stands out in particular besides a touch of diacetyl. The aftertaste shows a trace of fruit and tartness, but it is distant and vague. Ends about the same, some graininess returns at times. Tastes okay but needs more presence of the spicing.

Mouthfeel - fluffy, smooth, and easy-flowing.

Drinkability - tasty but over-priced. Spend the sawbuck at your local brewpub's wit instead, it'll go so much farther.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ray at Cafe Sevilla in San Diego for hooking me up with this one.

A - Very light straw, pure white head. Tons of cling lace. Somewhat murky.

S - Light clean malt smell. No off smells.

T - Good clean malt flavor. Nice pure taste. A little thin for me, but that is my opinion.

M - Good carb and coating, fair balance.

D - Not the extreme beer, but a nice session.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this beer is a very hazy, cloudy tan color with a small, thick head. Excellent wit aroma, with a large amount of coriander, and a sharp scent of bitter oranges. The coriander isn't as strong in the taste, but it's present. The most obvious flavor is a sweet, acidic citrusness, with a yeasty hint of honey. Tart and refreshing. The body is odd: it's quite carbonated, yet it feels thin and watery. Otherwise, a well-crafted wit.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

$9.99 for a 750ml capped bottle. Pours to a slightly cloudy pale straw golden, forming a modest flimsy white head with poor retention and nice lacing. Carbonation is medium. The nose is delicious and has a unique reisling like quality. I don't know the ingrediants in this, but I also get vanilla and I think orange peel. The mouthfeel is very light and pillowy soft. Very refreshing. The taste is very good. It is light with a decent orange peel taste and a clean, crisp finish. Bitterness is neglible and there are faint overtones of honey and vanilla. No off flavors.

This beer is infinitely drinkable, very refreshing and has a good flavor. Perfect for summer or after mowing the lawn, but at $9.99 is a little cost prohibitive.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Come into the light?... This is a light-golden colored beer with a nice bit of foam. There’s a light pale Belgian-style aroma to it—some floral esters but not a whole lot. It’s thin-bodied, lightly flavored (do you see the trend here?) with a curious finish. For as much as I’ve seen this around I really didn’t miss much by not trying it until now.

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Photo of CHickman
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow gold with a 1/4 inch foamy off white head; smells of wheat, orange peel, yeast, grass and lemon/citrus.

Tastes of wheat, orange/orange peel, yeast, lemon, hops, coriander and some very faint spices. Feels like a creamy lager, but smells and tastes like a Belgian wheat beer. Very light to zero carbonation and very crisp and refreshing; it has a nice light feel and goes down very smooth and easy.

Not the most flavorful beer as nothing really jumps out and takes the lead in the flavor department, but still was a very enjoyable beer (perhaps the light feel and drinkability). This brew could use some more spices, roasted malt or even some hops to intensify it and keep it true to being a beer designed to eat a meal with.

After drinking it, I understand why it was made to pair with food, especially fish dishes. I liked the promo booklet attached to the bottle to give some of the history in making this beer and would try it again with a meal. I wish it was a tad bit less expensive, as it was not worthy of the price paid for it.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
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

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never before have I seen a beer try so hard to be a wine. Bulbous bottle, hefty price-tag, minimal label, fancy booklet tied around the neck proclaiming how "Inedit was created to pair with the most exquisite and challenging foods" and recommending that I should "enjoy chilled in a white wine glass and [keep the bottle] in an ice bucket after serving". I was not quite sure what to expect. Needless to say, I put on my best reviewer's face and slowly poured this lager into (what else?) a wine glass.

Several slow 'glugs' release a dirty, peach-straw colored body with a slim head of spittle foam that recedes quickly. Quite the hazy witbier, Inedit is nearly opaque to the eye. The aroma easily makes up for what the appearance lacks, delivering a complex blend of floral, citric spices to the olfaction. Coriander, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and wheat malt all mingle nicely.

Largely non-descript flavor. Hints of sharp citrus and white pepper spice, but the malts taste thin and listless. However, in Inedit's defense I can imagine this beer pairing nicely with the foods recommended by the booklet. Crisp, bubbly body with a zesty carbonation level that enlivens the thin mouthfeel.
Overall, a fairly tasty Spanish beer that pushes a few envelopes as a Witbier-Lager hybrid, but ultimately needs some more "oomph" given the pricetag and pomp surrounding it.

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

A light golden slightly hazy beer, a very white head that leaves good lacing.

The smell is citric - bitter oranges, lemon, fruity - banana and apples, spicy - coriander, cardamom.

The taste is upfront sweet, honey with orange zest, lemon and lime, spices - the coriander and some clove.

Medium carbonation, very smooth and refreshing. A bit watery.

A very good beer for warm weather. Went well with Swedish herring. Probably the best Spanish beer I've tried.

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Photo of socon67
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split with some friends and paired with many different types of sushi.

A- golden yellow almost perfectly clear. A bit of head but it quickly disappears.

S- very little nose. Just kind or crisp and clean. Maybe a spot of sparkling cider.

T- simple and clean. Wheat and a bit sweet and dry.

M- very effervescent really works well to clean the palate between bites.

D- its a rather tame beer but super drinkable. Pairs well with lots of stuff but I guess that's what they were going for. Easy drinking here.

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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 brewandbbq
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle from the fridge.

Pours hazy yellow with a dense head of white that sat a full half-inch above the rim. Streaks and dots throughout the glass along with a solid skim coat on the surface.

Aromatics lead off with hints of citrus and a slight wheat twang. A bit peachy and almost salty. Clovey phenols are subdued and really lacking in the witbier aromatics.

Light bodied with a crisp, soft mouthfeel.

Light citrus and a lemony tinge start the palate. Barely a trace of orange or coriander.

Finishes fairly watery with a hint of citrus.

Not being familiar with this beer I was surprised to see it listed here as a Witbier as it really doesn't display much of that character in any aspect. Pretty clean though and certainly goes down quick on a hot summer night.

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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 crossovert
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It comes in an elegant bottle. There is a small booklet talking about the beer around the neck. I expected it to be fancy @ 9$ a bottle but it is Witbier, we will see how good of a witbier.

Pours darker than a normal witbier, but with the familiar giagantic foaming head. I like the darker color in comparison to most Hoegaarden-like Witbiers that are almost clear.

It smells more intense than a normal Wit, with orange and corriander being the obvious high points, but there is some other non orangey fruitiness too.

The taste is super fruity, tons of sugary orange in this one. There is also osme white peach in there too, it pairs nicely with food. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery but it finishes pretty dry.

This is an odd beer, it isn't that bad, it isn't worth the price but it isn't a bad beer at all. I wasn't expecting this high caliber brew for this brewery or this distinct of a brew.

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Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool looking, up-scale bottle and packaging that I surmise is designed to sway the wine-favoring Spaniards to try this beer. It also says that it was specifically designed to pair with food, but doesn't mention what foods. On to the beer...

Hazy whitish-gold with orange highlights and adequate foamy, white head.

Nice spice blend in the aroma that follows to the palate along with lots of crackery wheat and drying, quenching tartness. Hops are pretty absent, which is in line with the style, and works well here as they let the beautiful spicing shine through.

Really a nice Wit. The spicing is just about perfect, noticeable, but not overwhelming, and the addition of licorice is a nice touch that sets this apart from most other Wits. Indeed, this would be a nice pairing with food, I'm thinking some mussels or other shellfish and/or a fresh leafy greens salad with vinaigrette. I'd take this over many American, and even a few Belgian versions of the style.

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Photo of adamette
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted last night. Review from notes. Poured into a small glass at my Uncle Dave's House in Peninsula, Ohio.

A Kind of disappointing look of maybe an american lager with an off white bubbly head (although it was a 4 inch generous, long lasting head of about 3 minutes) over straw yellow translucent body with some carbonation rising up. Minimal amount of sediment (yeast, wheat?).

S Light wheat and spices of coriander, maybe cinnamon but none of it really strong. This smells a bit wimpy.

T Basic Witbier really. There is the nice texture of a Witbier and even some of the spices that come through in the last 1/3 of the taste spectrum but I was hoping for something "bigger" than what I got.

M Light to moderate with some grain feel and plenty of carbonation. Mouthfeel was a bit above average.

D Really quite good at reasonably low ABV and a pleasant enough beer.

Notes: Glad to have tried it but I will not likely buy it again. Just too boring.

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Photo of albern
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This isn't a stellar witbier, and I would have pegged it as a very bready, lemony, and fizzy lager, but witbier it is. This was a nice change up beer, quite light, a bit floral, very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beer isn't brilliant, but it was enjoyable at the time for what it was.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a small wine glass as suggested.

Many crazy, rushing bubbles originate from a globby white substance at the bottom of the glass, is it yeast? I've seen floatie bits of yeast but never one big chunk! It will remain a mystery until I finish the liquid! The color of pure golden bricks and a large, all-white head with decent retention from the crazy-ass bubbles. fine lacing in the wake of the flood.

Sweet and wild fruits greet the nose, raspberry and tart wild strawberries. Corriander and wheat malt, corn husks, herbal and zippy heat.

A light corn and wheat malt is a thin but effective flavor. Veery light bodied, zippy with a good amount of earthy goodness from the corriander and herbal hops. Slight spices and lemmon zest follow up with a not very complex range but very drinkable. It's light and herbal for summer.

Not exactly the holy grail of beers from the spainards but not bad at all.

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Photo of ElGordo
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 750ml capped bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. A big, lively, foamy white head forms but begins to dissipate almost immediately. Body is a bright golden color with active carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass.
Aroma is sweet, with heavy notes of vanilla and citrus. Lemon, grapefruit, banana, and clove all pop through. Palate is bright and airy up front, with a heavy lemon presence. A sweet vanilla flavor emerges mid-palate and builds all the way through the swallow, along with a good bit of banana flavor. Finish is heavy on the banana and also holds a touch of clove.
Body is light, bright, and airy, very refreshing and thirst-quenching. Although the flavor profile is a bit sweeter than I look for in a witbier, it's still quite pleasant, and the mouthfeel is lovely. A bit pricey, but a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. Pours pale golden in color. Foggy, honey appearance. White, close, creamy crown. Fairly good retention. Citric, subtle coriander, spiced –clove- aromas. Some spiced & wheat hues. Sweet malty upfront, low bitterness. Fizzy sensation, lager-like watery texture. Ligth body, medium to high carbonation. Smooth citric finish. I´ve expected much more from this since marketing campaign. Pronounced vanilla & spices as long as orange/tangerine notes are missed. Refreshing & drinkable as a lemonade.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
81 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.