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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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82
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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | 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 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
Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Courtesy Paul B, thanks amigo. Decent enough. Poured with a small off white head and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a cloudy amber. Aroma is quite a mild spicey, citrus, yeast, and malt. Flavors the same only bolder. Body is a bit thin but good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and fairly short. Could be a session for the right mood.

drpimento, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of sfsean28
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

O.K. so I see this 750 ml bottle and wonder what is this. To my surprise I find a Spanish brew from Estrella Damm. A beer I've never had and while I was in Spain I drank Estrella Galicia and other beers from brewpubs.

I poured into a tall hefewiezen glass. The color was a hazy, golden straw color. Nice foamy head.
The smell was citrus. Very nice. Every sip was a fantastic aroma of lemon.

The taste was lemony and hints of banana at the finish. very refreshing and light. This is a great choice for the summer but I advise you to drink it rapidly because it loses some quality when the beer gets warm.
I think its a great beer, altough its pricey. This bottle cost 9.99.

sfsean28, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of janubio
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden colour, with a good head that holds for a while and leaves a lace. Smell is clean, some spices, coriander, citrus, all very faint, I can't appreciate the liquorice. Watery in the tongue, it tastes of spices, banana and flowers. I think is a try to make a wit beer adapted to the big market, with te results one can expect: nothing to do with the real thing, though is refreshing and drinkable.

janubio, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of Spineypanda
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours very light and straw color with a small yet residing head.
The smells to this beer are extreme. Overwhelming and complex, I love it. Straight up orange and Jasmine. I get more Jasmine than anything in the smell, which entices me to taste.
Taste is extremely complex as well lots of floral/jasmine notes and the citrus is present.

This is a great beer NOW i have to try it with the food pairings it suggests.

Spineypanda, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool looking, up-scale bottle and packaging that I surmise is designed to sway the wine-favoring Spaniards to try this beer. It also says that it was specifically designed to pair with food, but doesn't mention what foods. On to the beer...

Hazy whitish-gold with orange highlights and adequate foamy, white head.

Nice spice blend in the aroma that follows to the palate along with lots of crackery wheat and drying, quenching tartness. Hops are pretty absent, which is in line with the style, and works well here as they let the beautiful spicing shine through.

Really a nice Wit. The spicing is just about perfect, noticeable, but not overwhelming, and the addition of licorice is a nice touch that sets this apart from most other Wits. Indeed, this would be a nice pairing with food, I'm thinking some mussels or other shellfish and/or a fresh leafy greens salad with vinaigrette. I'd take this over many American, and even a few Belgian versions of the style.

bump8628, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of jwc215
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clouded golden with a white head that lasts.

The smell is of orange/lemon with coriander.

The taste is grainy with lemon and orange. Coriander spicing is mild, and comes and goes. Sweet and sour with a spicy-ish, dry finish.

It has a crisp light body. Smooth and refreshing.

A nice wit... Easy enough to drink. A bit pricey at about 10 bucks a bottle, but certainly worth trying at least once!

jwc215, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of sleazo
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A_Pours a slightly hazy straw hue with a rocky fluffy head. The lace is terrific and clings to the glass very well.

S_The aroma is of straw, pure wheat with an underlying sweetness and a mild yeastiness.

T_Sweetness and wheat push up from the front followed by a nice dose of orange, coriander and other citrus flavoured spices. These are not overpowering and manage to make a subtle yet complex taste. There is also a nice underlying floral quality here that is reminiscent of some artisinal honeys.

M_Rich and creamy, very well done for the style.

D_This is a fantastic Wit and one I hope to encounter again. It hits all the right notes for the style without getting into the cloying zone that some manage to do. Well balanced and tasty. highly recommended.

sleazo, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of cleverbeername
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

50* snifter, bottle

A white head, light apricot color

S peach pit, yeast with a nice cleanliness to it

T smooth, nice acid and crispness at end. fairly simple

M light, fresh and almost green

D 750ml, no problem. session beer, makes me think hot day in summer.

cleverbeername, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of weeare138
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy, straw toned gold with a small white cap that quickly fizzles out into a mild cap. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of lemon, coriander, and some light notes of sugary grain.
Taste is of the aromas with tastes of freshly baked bread and a dusting of orange zest.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, with zippy bits of carbonation tickling the palate.

weeare138, Feb 14, 2010
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.