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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
82
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347 Ratings
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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of canucklehead
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I will say that the pairing of brewer with restaurant is pretty cool especially with a place as famous and cutting edge as El Bulli. It makes sense that this beer is clean and crisp with a cross between lager and wit since it should complement the food not overpower it with huge flavours. As I drank a few glasses I really like the fresh flavour of some citrus and well balanced after taste. The much better than the standard Estrella and for the price it should be. I will buy this again as I think it very drinkable and food friendly

It should be noted that this beer retails for $5.86 Can at our government stores which is much less than the $10 US quoted in previous reviews

canucklehead, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of tigg924
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: small head, cloudy, bright light yellow, high carbonation

Smell: coriander, lemon, and orange

Taste: coriander, lemon, and orange

Mouthfeel: crisp, dry, highly carbonated and light bodied

Drinkability: This is another inoffensive highly drinkable wheat ale. The carbonation stands out and the flavor profile is good. I will probably not buy another bottle of this, but would look for it on draft. I think it would make a good starter beer for the style.

tigg924, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +11.1%

twelveinches, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of deapokid
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

deapokid, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

srandycarter, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of StJamesGate
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

StJamesGate, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

andrenaline, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of jera1350
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

jera1350, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +11.1%

ste5venla, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

crobinso, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Mitchster, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of allengarvin
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

allengarvin, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -16.7%

aztraz, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +11.1%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Daniellobo
2.3/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A trite marketing ploy. Macro European larger meets a lazy wheat brew with the pretentious coating of a star gourmet... I wasn't expecting much, but this is truly a shame for the effort.

Presentation: 500 cl. bottle. Simple design presentation with a label neck showing main branding and name, front small star sticker, and small back narrative noting main characteristics and intent of the brew explaining how it is ideal to go along with the the best of meals, and with perfunctory legal notes. Shows Alc. by Vol.(4,8%) and a semi legible best by date on the neck (06/10). A pretentious 16 page mini-booklet hangs on a cord from the neck, and shows off a small narrative about intent, uniqueness, main ingredients, extraordinary creative team, tasting and serving notes, and aging recommendations.

A - Hazy yellow pour with a generous head, fair retention, and poor lacing. A strange leftover last throughout on the surface even though one has abandoned the brew hours ago.

S - Faint aroma. Skunky Eurolarger nose coated with faint wheat notes, including a tad of spices.

T - Taste does follow the nose, unfortunately this is not a compliment this time since there is little to unveil. A standard cheap skunky larger taste does drive the experience coated with a faint wheat character, a weak spice mix, and a somewhat trite and sad attempt to reach out to better brews.

M - Very thin and light mouthfeel with plenty of quick carbonation. Bitter and wheaty sour finish on a very light side.

D - Even if one gets over the disappointing pretense of the brew this is rather boring and painful to have at this price and bottling sizes. It should not be such a killer but under these circumstances, with 500 cl or 750 cl bottles and these prices, next to other local market brews the drinkability is really poor unless one is bloated by the marketing pretense.

Notes: What an interesting marketing ploy. Expectations from a star gourmet pairing with a macro brewer to produce a better beer would seem to deserve an opportunity. At least a somewhat mediocre brew but one that would have helped to raise the average offering would have been rather welcome... But this? Pretense without the substance, and all that marketing and elitism can accomplish... Well, that is unfortunately a better sense of what this is all about. So much for Adria doing beer.

Daniellobo, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of IronDjinn
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

IronDjinn, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of kwjd
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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).

kwjd, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of wagenvolks
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

wagenvolks, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of PittBeerGirl
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of rarbring
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

rarbring, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of FLima
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

FLima, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

cliff1066, Jan 06, 2013
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.