Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Damm S. A. visit their website
Spain

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 John_Henry
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My brother gave me a bottle of the for Christmas of 2011. I was a big Adria fan and hadn't heard of the beer prior to being given a bottle, so was quite excited to try it.

Overall I was a little disappointed. I guess because I was expecting a lot from this. It is a good beer, and I can't complain about any aspect of it in particular, but nothing was really much above average.

I guess it is quite a unique style, and I can't say I've had anything quite like it before or since. But, overall it really just isn't that exciting, especially coming from the likes of Ferren Adria. I'd have it again but not in a hurry or at a price.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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 benfons
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A bit yellow for a witbier, a little haze, very little head

S: Very fruity, apple, lemon, pear, hints of spices

T: Very sweet, a lot of orange, nothing more

M: slightly undercarbonated, not very creamy even a bit sticky

O: Not really good, too bland, too sweet

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This witbier is fairly clear bodied and the carbonation is pretty good. The head is white and extremely bubbly and thins out really quickly. The aroma is pretty good, wheat and mild malts smells come through, light grasses, lemon zest and not much else. Its slightly spicy you can start to taste some other spices, coriander, mild hops start to come in as you swallow, but the taste is rather lacking, I wish the spices were a bit more evident. It is crisp on the tongue; and remains light and refreshing. This one isn’t bad for the style but I would expect more from a chef.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
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 obrike
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one as a gift for hosting a Chistmas eve dinner party.

Quite an elegant bottle. I've never heard of it and was quite interested to try it. Paired it with my leftover Christmas dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, and dressing.

Dull yellow, cloudy color. Some decent lacing but not much head to speak of.

Fairly mellow aroma. Yeasty, bready smell with hints of citrus, maybe some green apple as well.

Coriander and citrus are evident on the first sip, but aren't very strong. Hops take a back seat on this one. Pretty smooth mouthfeel and a very clean finish. Overall, a mild tasting beer that was certainly drinkable...just a bit boring. This one would be best served on a hot summer day with a barbeque than during the winter months.

Photo of socon67
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 1/2013.

Pours a murky light orange-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, citrus fruit, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that is easy to drink.

Photo of madvoice
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a rather stylish package and a champagne type bottle. Poured a light golden colour with a thick frothy head that left very little lacing. Smelled of hops, banana and citrus. Had a banana wheat flavour with a slight orange citrus aftertaste. Low on the carbonation and easy to drink. Very nice.

Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of foles
2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
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

Photo of colts9016
4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

Photo of impending
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Photo of Dennoman
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of frankiepop
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Photo of flipper2gv
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of baos
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Photo of eriktoyra
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of BeerNemesis
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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)

Photo of hopfacebrew
3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.