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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 18
Gots: 35 | 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 wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
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

wordemupg, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Thorpe429, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of Cyberkedi
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Cyberkedi, Oct 10, 2010
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 Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Sigmund, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of BeerResearcher
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

BeerResearcher, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of gos42
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
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

gos42, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

tpd975, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

biboergosum, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of ritzkiss
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

ritzkiss, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of jikvig
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

jikvig, Jul 25, 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 htomsirveaux
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

htomsirveaux, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caught somewhere between a Witbier and a Saison, Damm Inedit has all the halmarks of a softly textured witbier but with the spicy dryness of a Saison. Medium flavored, elegantly balanced, and crisply refreshing; this proves to be a masterful beer.

The pour delivers a hazy straw/yellow color, just shy of golden. A dainty and creamy head forms on the beer, lacing and retaining reasonably well. A firm cloudy haze creates a mysterious glow through the beer and adds to the intrigue.

Soft and subtle aromas of soft wheat malts, pilsner sweetness, and a mix of orange peel, lemon zest, and white pepper carry on with moderate intensity. Herbal hops, corriander, and soft phenols give a hint toward both Witbiers and Saisons.

Flavors of Saisons show up first with a very Belgiany berry tartness, spicy (white pepper) flavor, and a fruity mix of lemons, apples, pears, and appricots. But soon after, the Witbier character shows curraco orange beer, corriander, and a softer wheat/pilsner malt blend- tasting much like sweet and light breads.

The body is quite nice- starting out with a creamy and airy wheaty texture. But as the carbonation trails off, the softer and elegant powdery textures come into play. This allows for a minty-dry and evaporative finish that includes a bit of watering and lightness.

Although the beer is billed as a Witbier, Estrella Damm Inedit has many of the halmarks of Hoegaarden but with a more characterful spiciness and dryness.

BEERchitect, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of Stunner97
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was another beer of theres I got a chance to try as a sample that was interesting but not my overall cup of tea. It was very fruity and sweet wheat style beer. It certainly was something I could never see my self sitting down and drinking very much of at all. Just to sweet and too bland, and over citrusy to be my cup of tea. May be something that some witbier lovers would enjoy but just nothing special to me.

Stunner97, May 31, 2010
Photo of aristeros
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Will pour into a wine glass as the label says and note any differences after. Attractive bottle; never had a beer from Spain before. Pours a cloudy golden with a generous two plus fingers of white head, some retention and lacing. Very active carbonation.

Sweet at first on the nose, reminds me a bit of melon. Light citrus undercurrent. Floral hops.

Mildly sweet up front, you get some red fruit, some citrus, and definite wheat in the malt character. Honey near the back end, some orange. Refreshing, but not the best wit I've had.

Probably will not buy this one again. Incidentally, pouring it into a wine glass didn't change anything.

aristeros, May 23, 2010
Photo of therica
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Per bottle's instructions, poured and consumed from white wine glasses.

Better when consumed around 55F degrees or even warmer, to find the full nose and flavors.

A= slightly cloudy light yellow, modest head and rimming fading quickly.

S= champagne at first, then yeast, light pear, apple; nice floral fruity nose and a hint of coriander growing more evident as it warms.

T= lightly sweet, light fruits, slight sour apple and tartness.

M= slightly sweet, slightly dry, some mild tartness.

D= more of a novelty try for me, interesting but I probably won't buy it again. Worth the try if you're into Witbier variations, but at a very high price if you do find it. Honestly, I'd rather put my money into Witte or Allagash, both of which are much less expensive and also better.

therica, May 18, 2010
Photo of LadyBastet27
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Whitehorse, Yukon.Pours hazy yellow with massive, soapy head. Aroma of hops, hay and some citrus. Taste was light and slightly bitter with a sour, drawn out finish. Light carbonation and a thin body. Overall pleasant, but not terribly memorable. I feel that so much more could be done with this beer. Perhaps in future incarnations.

LadyBastet27, May 13, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a very exclusive-looking 75 cl brown bottle (champagne-stylee). Labeling is very discrete - which only makes the exclusiveness even more exclusive. There's only an Estrella (star).

A: The pour is murky dish-wash pale color with a compact large head that slowly dissipates into lacings galore. In short - it looks great (in the Witbier family)!!!

S: Surprisingly malty, but there's also some wheat. Citric notes as well as faint ripe bananas. Some yeast as well.

T: Wheat - sweet ripe bananas. And of course - coriander and citric notes, orange sezt. Honey.

M: Aftertaste is surprisingly long in this refreshing Witbier. Holds both sweet and faint bitter. Body is light and carbonation is smooth and rich.

D: Refreshing. Witbiers usually are, and this one is no exception. Really interesting that this one is brewed in Spain (I've only had rather boring lagers from Spain before).

Evil_Pidde, May 07, 2010
Photo of beersheppard
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: light pale gold, cloudy, thin white head.

Smell: very nice at first, but disipates quickly. Initial aroma is muscat grapes.

Taste: light malt and wheat, some coriander, and orange. I found it lacking in the flavor department, I needed more.

Mouthfeel: thin and slick.

Drinkability: refreshing on a hot day, but I would choose one of the many other witbiers first.

beersheppard, May 02, 2010
Photo of SylviaFaye
2.45/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: It pours out light yellow and fizzy with a beautiful, foamy, 2-inch head.

Smell: sweet, faintly of citrus, honey

Flavor: citrus aftertaste, simple to a fault. I was expecting something much more in line with the the intensity of the smell. A chemical quality comes out at the base of this beer, especially when given time to sit, as those initial flavors that exist fade quickly.

Over all, I am extremely let down. With all the good things that I'd heard here and the huge price tag, I was expecting something much better. I will not purchase this again.

SylviaFaye, May 02, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle and into a glass, have not had the pleasure of having this yet. Thx 4 the shot oglmcdgl.

A snazzy looking bottle, Estrella casts a golden glow with a hazy yellow punch. Not the cleanest looking brew, a little hard to see through. A nice pillow of white fluff stood above and retreated, leaving nothing. Smells mostly of pale malt and hay with some aroma hops. Getting some honey in the taste along with a very light sweet malt and apple skins. Some yeasty bread and the like. Feel is on the light side and tame in flavor although it's pretty well balanced, carb is on the low end. Very drinkable and approachable for many people, this is one that I would share with people that are not "big into beer". I hear this is the ultimate pairing beer when it comes to food, I prefer local 1 instead.

BARFLYB, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

oglmcdgl, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of ElGordo
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

ElGordo, Mar 28, 2010
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
80 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.