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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%


Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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FLima

Brazil

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 00:32:16 | More by FLima
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foles

Australia

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

Nice bottle, nice creamy head on the pour, golden colour - all the good stuff. Witbier character coming through, but everything is good until the aftertaste. Macro lager follow through, probably brought on by a dodgy fermentation, or oversparging, or any of the other techniques employed by the big boys.

Dedicedly average

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 08:54:59 | More by foles
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colts9016

Idaho

4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Heineken Mug at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A monster three finger head that is persistent. The head is white and foamy, and the head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a medium gold color with light copper hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly cloudy, probably due to yeast.

Nose: A good amount of sweetness followed by a toasted grain note. Other notes in the beer is orange, honey, hint of grass, yeast, mild perfume, mild herbal, and a mild pepper note.

Taste: A moderate grain note with a medium sweetness. The grain is toasty with a hint of grass. Other flavors in the beer is honey, orange, yeast, medium herbal, mild perfume, and mild peppery note. No diacetyls.

The mouth feel of the beer is creamy, dry, and carbonated.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium, with a medium finish. This beer is really good. It fits the Witbier profile really well. Very well made, the flavors blend fairly well, and it is very easy to drink. Sad I only have one bottle of this beer. This beer is near perfection.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 03:36:26 | More by colts9016
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impending

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

B

750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazed dull yellow gold, minor egg shell froth, minor lacing.

Aroma is sweet of spiced honey and overly ripe pear, heavy.

The taste too is sweet yeasty wheaty. Zero bitter, supplanted by a nice crispness.
Coriander is present magnitudes more than in the scent. Light bodied slick mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 05:43:32 | More by impending
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Dennoman

Belgium

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

750 ml bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp.

Apparently this was once brewed in commission for El Bulli, formerly one of the best restaurants in the world, but since closed. Beers brewed for top establishments usually make me a little sceptic as they are always engineered from a food pairing point of view, but I'm willing to give anything a shot.

A: Nice cloudy looking wheat beer, pretty much how I expect them to look. Half a finger of a white head that disappears very quickly.

S: Wheat and some sort of herb, I'm guessing coriander.

T: Nice wheat forwardness, not much in the way of bitterness to cut through the sweetness though. A little dull, but very refreshing. Subtle coriander note. Sweetness seems to come from diacethyl.

M: Medium to light carbonation make the mouthfeel of this beer very silky and smooth. Nothing agressive and a nice experience.

O: All in all it's a typical purpose-brewed food pairing beer. A little sweet and clumsy to have just on its own, but it's a damn fine witbier when consumed ice cold, as it befits the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 20:09:01 | More by Dennoman
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zeff80

Missouri

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

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a one-finger white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of coriander, yeast and wheat.

T - Good spicy bite with strong yeastiness and coriander flavors. Nice wheat flavor with a touch of lemon.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty good witbier. Better than other beers from Estrella.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 21:05:32 | More by zeff80
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

A- Hazy golden colour with some visible carbonation. Nicely dense, 1 and a half finger white head. Retention and lacing are both pretty nice

S- Soft, sweet wheat malts on the background. Refreshing citric (orange peel) feel upfront, with a bit of spiciness (clove) to make things more lively. Overall very refreshing

T- A soft, sweet, white bread feel as the smell suggested. Then a nice amount of flavours showing up. Some lively spiciness (pepper, coriander), citric notes (lemon, orange), a light but still easily detectable hint of liquorice, maybe a bit of a sugary feel. Nice range of flavours, not feeling like they're perfectly integrated though, just showing up here and there

M- Light body, medium carbonation brings a bit of lively texture on the palate. Overall nicely smooth and easy on the mouth

O- Drinkabilty is great and the beer feels very refreshing. Could use some improvement in blending flavours a bit more. Shows once again that industrial breweries have potential in making good, fairly priced beer, if they only put a little effort. Think of what they could do if they put a lot of effort

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 09:12:14 | More by Cozzatoad
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 20:34:24 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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metter98

New York

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

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of orange peels in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of orange peels along with notes of wheat and a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and refreshing. I would also consider it to be thirst-quenching—unlike most beers in this style—because it doesn’t have flavors of spices.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 01:26:53 | More by metter98
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this belgian style white beer very much. I think Estrella just puts out quality products. Anyway Estrella is a quality product. I love love it. I chose this beer over Guinness for the Spain v Ireland Euro Cup soccer match much to the anger of my Irish brethren. But I go with my pick who is way favored to win the cup with the pick of the beers.

I recommend Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía's cd Friday Night cd for some wonderful guitar music that oozes out of the rich Spanish guitar tradition to blend with this wonderful Spanish beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 15:28:55 | More by frankiepop
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: no head really on a hazy straw body.

S: subtle spiciness and light malts but overall light on the nose. Corriander and yeast notes as well.

T: very watery. Almost like sweet lemon flavored water. Minimal malts and orange notes as well.

M: low carbonation and light bodied.

Overall: what the heck is this beer. It was so watery almost like spicey lemonade. It was fairly disappointing for the bottle and appearence. Good marketing.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 01:00:12 | More by kylehay2004
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow color, hazy. Pure white head with good volume but poor retention and lacing.

S: The usual, lemon juice, green apples, some pepper/cinnamon/cloves. Not very fragrant.

T: Again, lemon juice and green apples are there, stronger than expected too. Again with the spices: pepper, cinnamon and cloves. The weird thing is that there is a kind of tea like taste in this beer which makes the whole thing reminiscent of iced tea. Gotta be very refreshing during the summer.

M: Very light and watery. No fluffyness, no smoothness. Wrong yeast I expect.

O: This is an okay beer. Nothing out of the ordinary which makes me wonder why the El Bulli chef which is known for his experimental food would put his name on such a beer that plays it THAT safe without any form of innovation.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 00:45:15 | More by flipper2gv
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baos

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Large Black Bottle

A: Poured into my Atlas Good Luck jar. Straw-yellow slightly honeyed appearance. The slightest of haze that gives it a more sunny look. Three finger head that dwindles down to a nice sheen. Decent lacing.

S: The coriander and clove hints overpower the bubble gum banana. Candy sugar and bits of floral hops here and there. Nice sweet wheattiness.

T: Floral spicy flavor that balance the sweetness pretty well. An almost honeycomb after taste. A good bier!

M: On the light side, but very good and refreshing for the flavors here. A nice creamy carbonation feel.

O: I'm glad I gave this a try. I do not think I've had very many Biers from Spain, but this is very nice. I want to try more.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 04:35:23 | More by baos
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eriktoyra

Sweden

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

A: Pours a pale golden liquid into the glass. The head is about two fingers high and very white. It has a typical witbier look with yeast floating around.

S: Belgian yeast. Oranges and coriander. Maybe some gooseberries also.

T: Wheat of course. Belgian yeast, oranges and coriander. Very balanced in taste.

M: Feels very light in the body. The carbonation is surprisingly strong and it leaves a tickling on the tongue long after a sip.

O: A witbier that pairs very well together with fish soup (which I had at the time of testing). All in all an overall witbier.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 19:36:16 | More by eriktoyra
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BeerNemesis

New York

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

Estrella Damm Inedit | 750 ml. | 4.8% ABV | 2012

Brewer: Damm S. A.
Style: Witbier
Glass: White wine glass

Appearance:
golden cognac, with great lacing.

Aroma:
Soft floral aroma, like a field of poppies on a spring day.

Taste:
Light wheat flavors abound, but what is really astonishing is the depth of the floral and fruity flavors.

Mouthfeel:
Light and airy.

Harmony:
This is really enjoyable paired with food. I can see this complimenting most anything, but especially roasted vegetables and fish.

Would I get it again?:
Yes. I would get this especially to pair with food.

Bottled: ?
Served: February 18, 2012

Price = $9.99 at Whole Foods (NYC)

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 22:25:57 | More by BeerNemesis
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle stamped 07/11 L190216 poured to tulip glass. The beer pours a golden yellow with a small 1 finger white cap with little retention and little lacing. The aroma is faint but provides a floral light citrus fruitiness flavor. Heavy wheat influence here. Just like the nose the flavor is wheat heavy, too much so, in my opinion. The crisp fruity sweetness is very much subdued. Lighter bodied and decently carbonated. Overall, not much going on here. The little booklet suggests the beer is made to be paired with food. I paired mine with a baked chicken. The beer did nothing for the food nor me. Not sure it's worth close to the asking price. Not bad, not great.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 01:20:45 | More by hopfacebrew
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Tebuken

Argentina

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a gift from my brother, at first time i thought it was nothing to take into a count(coming from my brother,lol) but it has surprised me.It is something to give it a try,for sure.

A- Pale golden colored beer ,nice white foam ,persistent .

S- Some cloves,coriander and bananas smell.

T- Some citric flavor here, not very hopped with a dry finish.

M- Light body, very easy to drink,refreshing.

O- A nice beer for aa hot summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 02:48:55 | More by Tebuken
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Keithly

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colour with nice head on pouring that soon dissipates.

Fruity and floral notes, sustained bubbles that tingle in the mouth.

I drank with atlantic salmon followed by camembert and the beer paired beautifully with the food.

Left half a glass of the beer for drinking after the meal and it was not as good by itself.

It would seem as recommended in the booklet that comes with the beer the Inedit really is meant to be drunk with the types of foods suggested and is nowhere near as good as a stand-alone offering.

Would go for it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 04:12:49 | More by Keithly
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kikobcn

Spain

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes out from Estrella Damm production 3 years ago in this elegant 750Ml bottle with just a star on the black label. No can packaging till now.

It pours shining yellow with nice cap.

The smell is definitely citrous

The taste is light and smooth with a citrus aftertaste.

Overall is a light beer that match perfecly with seafood in general.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 20:57:22 | More by kikobcn
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elNopalero

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 22:32:08 | More by elNopalero
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ~ pours a pale peach with a half inch of head. Very bright & brilliant when held to the light. Lacing is on point.

S ~ coriander coming through strong with nectarine and well rounded wheat notes. Orange peel buried under dried prairie grass. 

T ~ Citrus peel first off with coriander following through with quite a bit of fresh wheat & candied lemon with a very dry grassy finish. There are scattered notes of white grape, nectarine, peach, & club soda. Orange comes through more & more throughout warming.  

M ~ seltzer like with an interesting acidic feel on the palette. Extremely dry with a lasting finish and well managed cloy. ABV is hidden phenominally well. Natural sweetness throughout. Balance is maintained throughout. Mellow. 
 
D ~ would mos def buy again, I enjoyed this way too much.
A really well done beer that is easily attainable. 

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 20:33:05 | More by chocosushi
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StJamesGate

New York

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 12:46:18 | More by StJamesGate
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was pulled out from the fridge with much gusto last night at the Thanksgiving table. The fact that the great Ferran Adrià had a hand in this beer -- a collaboration between Estrella and the late, great El Bulli -- caused a group of food nerds to nerd out just from reading the tag. Is the beer worthy of the association with one of the world's all-time great restaurants?

750mL bottle served into a pilsner glass

Pours a soft gamboge color, like a warm & nutty wheat beer. Not fully translucent; there's enough of a haze to tell you that this has a sizable wheat component in the malt bill. Around one finger of soft white head forms and sticks around for the whole drink.

If you're expecting a bouquet that wows you then you're going to be disappointed in that respect. This is a subtle nose, to say the least. Which isn't to say that it is without one; there's plenty going on. It's just all going on very, very quietly. A Hefeweizen-like yeast character is noticeable, giving the nose a banana and white flowers character. A bit of honeysuckle. Nutty wheat (not zippy or lemony wheat like in American wheat beers) rounds everything out. Light, light spicing as the beer warms up a bit.

The flavor of this beer is similarly unassertive. Coriander and citrus peel -- the typical witbier flavors -- are here. As is a trace of licorice and floral yeast flavors. The malt flavors are very soft. This beer is clearly meant to pair with light dishes. I mean, the marketing says as much but when you taste it you realize that they really mean it. I'm not scoring this as a stand-alone beer as much as I'm scoring it towards their stated goal of being a very food-versatile beer.

It's soft beer in terms of mouthfeel. The carbonation is pretty active, but it is never sharp of prickly. It's more cloud-like. Overall, this is an above-average witbier only because of its unique flavors for the style. This is not a beer to drink by itself, though. It's too seemingly under-flavored for that. Instead, drink this as the brewers and El Bulli collaborators intended it: as a true compliment to light foods that wine has trouble with. This beer is going to be fantastically complimentary with fish, with light & oily salads, with artichoke, asparagus, etc. It's very versatile with light dishes.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 17:45:45 | More by Reaper16
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BeersCriteria

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden champagne color with a white head.

S- A WHISP of spice notes and citrus.

T- Refreshing and clean tasting with hints of coriander and grapefruit, it's basically a wheat beer though. It's nothing overpowering, if anything, it's a little underwhelming. It tastes more like watered down white wine but this beer would be good on a warm summer night.

Food Pairing- The makers of this beer say that this beer is meant for dining and I can see why, it's very light and has low alcohol. I could see this pairing well with some fish and root vegetables.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 05:29:41 | More by BeersCriteria
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Bugsey

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An expensive disappointment.

Smell, taste, mouth feel, all were weak and disappointing.

Overall there was sourness that reminded me of spoiled wine, and nothing clean or refreshing, like I'd expect from a whitbier.

Of course the bottle is nice, but who cares.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 16:48:43 | More by Bugsey
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
81 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.