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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 19
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 joemcgrath27
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
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

Photo of ludachris
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its golden straw body is surprisingly clear for a witbier. The carbonation is aggressive and easy to see, feeding the finger's worth of creamy white head that's generated.

Altough the body lacks attractiveness and originality, baking spices, which are prominent in the nose, make for a unique smelling wit. Soggy wheat, orange sweetness, and lemon peel can also be pulled out. Mixed with the baking spices, this nose, although subtle, is quite inviting.

The baking spice character is easier to narrow down in the taste to ginger, coriander, with a pinch of cinnamon which are all smattered across the tongue amidst a silky wheat character. A flash of lemon peel midway through helps to cut some of the wheat even though it's not that hefty. A fresh doughy and cracker-like finish caps this beer off wonderfully.

The transitioning from spice and wheat to lemon and then bready malts is fantastic, really pushing you to take that next sip. Fluffy and light in the mouth with suberb balance and a refreshing kick of carbonation.

The appearance had me a tad worried from the start, but things only looked up from there. The spiciness loosely reminiscent of a winter warmer helps to define this beer and plays very well with everything from the wheat to the bready finish. It's a bit on the pricey side, but I'd give this another go.

Photo of tbeckett
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
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 andrenaline
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of 4000qtrap
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: Bottle

Smell: Floral, yeasty, sweet spices, starfruit, a hint of ginger ale.

Taste: Delicate spices, crisp, with a dry but not too bitter character. Remarkably floral with abundant straw graininess and light, tart tropical fruits. Soft, full mouthfeel with a lingering floral/spicy finish. I'm not a big fan of spiced beer but in this case its remarkably well done with a deft hand. Overall, impressively balanced texture/mouthfeel and flavors and a very unique nose and flavor.

Note: As intended I ate this with food and found it to be a remarkable complement to my meal. I think that part of it comes from the fact that its very floral which contrasts to almost any food and refreshes your mind with a new smell and taste. In addition, its crisp dryness works well and requires very little bitterness for palette refreshment. I'd HIGHLY recommend not drinking this beer by itself, it was a really wonderful experience

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 kwjd
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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).

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

A very noble bottle-design raises my expectations - let's see:
My first impression is a hazy lemon-like smell which converts in to a taste of bitter oranges once in my mouth.
Finish is dry, a little bit dull maybe, and yeasty.
Flawless and drinkable Witbier, not as well balanced as a Hoegaarden though.

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy pale goold, with a floral nose and no head, reminding me of roses and some oranges. Small bits of sediment was floating in the glass (love that). The mouthfeel was slightly thin, but it was very drinkable and went down easy. I did like the notes of rose flavor. For me it was very refreshing.

Definitely recommended.

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 Thorpe429
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Jared for the bottle.

Pours a light copper color with a good deal of haze. White head with decent retention. Nose is light spice, citrus, pear, and a bit of might caramel. Taste is a bit plain with lift orange and coriander. Pretty good feel but the body is a bit off. A pretty interesting concept and all around a pretty good beer.

Photo of Cyberkedi
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
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 jera1350
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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

750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 4.8%. Pale straw colour, slightly hazy, huge to moderate white head. Moderate wheaty and citrussy aroma, with notes of coriander and orange peel, also a hint of liquorice (when you know it should be there). The flavour is moderately citrussy, with moderate notes of coriander. The liquorice is barely discernible in the flavour. Light bodied, not very sweet, with minimal hops. "Empty" finish, but an otherwise nice and refreshing beer.

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

26.4 oz dark olive green bottle. Freshness date stamped on neck label.
Listed as a Witbier, more like a mild farmhouse.
The color is an opaque, foggy caramel candy with a rocky, firm white head. Patchy and trailing lace lasts throughout the glass.
Aromas of herbs and flowers are present at first pour. Smells of coriander and citrus follow and remain. A light whiff of wet cut grass seems out of place. A hint of banana sneaks in late.
The flavors are mild yet distinct. Orange Tang, herbs, and a little wheat in the background. Tastes of tart Chardonnay, citrus peel and limes are very pleasant. As in the aroma, a slight taste of banana is noticed as it warms.
This a very gulpable brew! Complex, but subtle. Unusual and difficult to compare.
Nice fringe beer!

Photo of gos42
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured bright, without much carbonation. Very lacy head, which diminished fairly quickly. Could actually watch the head collapsing on itself. The restaurant i had it in served it in a wine glass, as suggested. Good flavor, hints of orange peel on the tip of the tongue. Most surprisingly was the finish. Very dry. Paired very nicely with the sockeye salmon I had while on a visit in Vancouver

Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours very clear straw yellow. Tall puffy white head. Lite retention and no lace.

S: Aromas of apples and honey. Light citrus.

T: Red apple with a hint of skin. Yeasty for sure with hints of honey, pear, and a touch of spice.

M: Lighter in body smooth with nice carbonation.

D: Not bad, a simple little beer that I probably held onto for a bit too long.

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

750ml bottle, another weird find in a small-town BC government liquor store, and easy to mistake for a wine offering, I reckon.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden yellow colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and a tad soapy eggshell white head, which leaves some random strands of mitochondrial lace around the glass as it gently falls away.

It smells of semi-sweet crackery pale grain, a touch of soft wheat, oily citrus, earthy honey, further tropical fruit notes, and weakly spicy coriander. The taste is much heavier on the malt - toasted barley and wheat in equal measure - muddled orchard fruit, apple and pear, mostly, some ethereal anise notes, and a decreasing spiciness - coriander, white pepper, and lemon zest.

The carbonation is moderate, just a fluttery frothiness milling about, the body a stoic medium weight, generally smooth, and perhaps a little chalky in its low-key creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, some leafy hops arriving on the scene to counter the grain and wheat sweetness, along with a lingering spiced fruitiness.

An agreeable enough witbier, to be sure, pretty well balanced, if a bit more prevalent on the sweet malt side, than any of the now faded fruity, spicy offset. The accompanying booklet cum marketing spiel indeed promises a fair lot more than is actually delivered, but that's to be expected - this is just a more or less simply rendered, and drinkable wit, with or without food.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with some white haze and a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of coriander and some orange peel notes is somewhat bland. Taste is also an average mix between some orange peel with notes of coriander and light wheat malt. Body is too thin for style with some good carbonation. Makes you wonder why El Bulli decided to get associated with this beer as this is really average overall.

Photo of ritzkiss
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle brought by a visiting friend, interesting find. Classy packaging, obviously trying to reach out to a wine market - as the little booklet hung from the neck attests to. Chill in an ice bucket after service?!

Pours a thick, hazy blended juice, a couple fingers of head on top quickly recede but leave some sticky lacing on the glass.

Nose reveals some nice citrus, perhaps slightly muted, coriander, pear, biscuity malt.

Taste follow suit, a pretty hefty malt base for a wit, coriander, lemon, orange, pear, apple, perhaps a hint of white grapes. Quite a smooth, hefty, creamy feeling body due to low carbonation. Pretty simple but not a bad representation of the style.

I would have loved to give it a go with the pairing recommendation of a citrus-based fish dish - could be quite nice. As is, an easy drinker that won't wow a seasoned craft beer drinker.

Photo of jikvig
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super clear golden colour.

Focused malt aromas, getting some bread, sitrus flavours aswell. A hint of something tropical with a touch of banana to it.

Nice creamy foam, clear yeast tones followed by autolyse in a long aftertaste. The tropical flavours ar also present here, but mainly yeastflavours.

This dry witbier is made for food, with it´s clear yeast, sitrus and floral components. A really good mouthfeel, but it lacks some concentration.

Photo of rarbring
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle tried 15 Jun 2010. 07-10, L020211.

Poured in the 512 One snifter. Medium sized lacy off white head. Hazy bright golden color. Medium carbonation. Floral, yeasty, citrus, champagne aroma. Flavor is light, lots of orange blossom, bright and fresh. Sweet, fruity, citrus. Finish with a touch of bitterness. Aftertaste is clean with a lot of peaches and apricots. Light silky body. Light ethanol.

Nice easy summer drinking, would be a regular if the price was a bit more reasonable.

Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.