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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 21
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Spain

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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Ratings: 377 | Reviews: 169
Photo of Intrinsic
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Inedit's appearance may be the best thing it has going for it. Its a slightly cloudy light straw colour and has a huge frothy head.

The yeast smell is quite strong, supported by citrus and other fruit I can't quite nail down. The taste, however, is a little too watered down for me. Nice flavours like orange and lime are complemented by a sweet malt, but not much to balance it out.

A great mouthfeel makes up some lost ground with a creamy and light feel that finished very dry. Overall, not bad. A little bit pricey for what it is though. I paid 8 something for the bottle...

Photo of ObeerwanCO
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fairly mellow aroma. Yeasty, bready smell with hints of citrus, maybe a little apple.

Coriander and orange are evident on the first sip, but aren't strong. Hops are there in the background, thought they don't play a major part. Nice mouthfeel with a very clean finish. Overall, a mild tasting beer that was very drinkable. It would be good on a hot day with spicy foods.

Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Generous white foamy head has plenty of staying power. The beer has yellow colour with orange and tangerine highlights; it seems to glistin as it catches light in the glass despite a chalky hazy translucence. Ample carbonation, lace minimal despite impressive head.

Nose is citrus, peach, pitted fruit, floral, some spice, orange rind. Taste is very citrus-y, nice balance of fruit with low acidity, flavourful taste, enough hops to make it all work. Body on the thin side. What I really liked about this beer is the refreshing effervescence, clean sweet finish lingers briefly. Not bad at all, likely better in warmer weather.

Photo of csiewert
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden color with little head at all. The aroma is strong with floral hops and some spices... Very nice. The taste is a little too empty... You can definitely tell it is a wheat beer with the sweet perfume floral characters. The mouthfeel is a little too carbed, but overall worth a try.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The crimped cap on this skinny necked bottle slipped off with ease. What was inside was a dark golden color with a few centimeters of white foam. The aroma is wheat, malt, yeast and vinegar. The sourness of this combination is bit out of character.

The mouthfeel of this thing is a little thick and chewy, beyond what I would have expected for wheat laced beer. Pale malt leads to sourness in the center. A lager-like sweetness pulls it out of the center toward a spicy end.

Overall this is a bit of an odd duck. Not necessarily bad, I will gladly drink the entire bottle, but a little off for a Witbier.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a small head.
Nose shows doughy wheat and soft vegetal-like coriander.
Sweet flavours, more doughy wheat with a bit of sweet malt and very faint orange peel. Practically no bitterness. Gets boring quickly.
Nice soft creamy carbonation though.

Photo of laituegonflable
2.61/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold colour, slightly cloudy but allowing some light through. Head is off-white, modest when poured and sinks to a thin cloud of foam with some trails of lace around the edges. Pretty nice.

Smells quite tart and funky with an almost acrid intensity. Lots of vinegar on that with a large salty character and a slight sweaty-sock funk as well. Some bready grain hiding at the back, plus a higher note of cinnamon and star anise; these are the only pleasant aroma in an otherwise rank - if intriguing - bouquet.

Taste doesn't have a whole heap going on. Watery assault with hints of weak citrus and some forced carbonation flavour, just drops off for a bland and tasteless mid-palate. The only real flavour of which to sepak comes on the finish and it's still bland, just sticky adjunct grain, cornbread and yeast. Not enough to be cloying, but it's very uninteresting.

Fair body but then where's the flavour, if the body is decent? Not enough body to cover the carbonation sizzle and leaves very dry. Not a big fan.

An inoffensive drop, but a big wow on the boring factor. Fuck you I'm being oxymoronic. Your mother's an oxymoron.

Photo of LordSMAF
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750ml capped bottle into white wine glasses, as suggested by Ferran Adria and the El Bulli team.

A - Pours a cloudy golden color. Nice duration of head and decent lacing. The bottom of the bottle's sediment produced an even more cloudy appearance.

S - Very rich, yeasty aroma. Some malts and citrus notes as well.

T - Lots of citrus right up front. Malty as well with a touch of coriander.

M - Light to medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Nice drinkability. About what you'd expect from a witbier.

I think part of the harsh reviews stem from the high expectations and heavy hype this beer has received. And I think it's silly to spend $30-40 on a bottle, as I've seen in some locations. For $10, though, this is a perfectly acceptable witbier that went nicely with the lemon chicken, hummus, and garlic flatbread my wife prepared.

Photo of twelvepack
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a white,yellowish brown color. Head hangs for a bit and leaves some lace.
S-Light smell of yeast, coriander, wheat.
T- Taste leave a lot of be desired. Flavor is less developed than many other witbiers out there. Citrus and malt up front that leaves a taste of cloves and malt.
M-Light carbonation. Very enjoyable creaminess that lingers.
D-Nothing spectacular here. You could spend less and get more out of your beer.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.43/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Special release bottle split with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a very clear and very lagery looking golden hue, with a filmy but fine head of white foam. Steady streaking lacing of white, but this just adds to the appearance of a lager. Body has some heft to it, which is pleasant, and leaves some good static carbonation.

Nose is grainy and soft, with a little adjunct sweetness, and a slight Belgian-style whiff of baked beans. Not a lot of fragrant buoyancy, and no spice or acidity like I expect from a witbier, so it's definitely off stylistically. Just seems rather mediocre to me.

Taste is similar, or worse. Very bland lagery grain character through the most part, imparting a floury bread-yeast note to finish. Very light bodied, despite the appearance of heft, and there's not much depth to it at all.

No, not a lot going for this. It really doesn't manage to struggle above its genesis as a pale euro lager. While it's probably cleaner and a little more interesting than most, calling this a witbier is a genuine stretch.

Photo of jwinship83
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml capped bottle picked up at my local grocery store. drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass. no freshness information on the bottle.

A- this one pours out a cloudy looking golden yellow colored body with a large bright white head on top. the head lasts for a while before falling, and leaves behind lots of sticky lace.

S- pale malts and malted wheat are the first things that i notice in the nose. after that, i get some faint lemon zest and a little bit of orange. slight notes of coriander and a little bit of metal.

T- the taste starts out with soft pale malts and a little bit of malted wheat. after that i pick up faint orange zest and coriander. there is a definite metallic twang reminiscent of american adjunct lagers. pretty off-putting. a little bit of lemony hops in the finish.

M- light bodied, bordering on medium with a very heavy level of carbonation.

D- i think this was my first and only spanish beer that ive tried. i dont think ill be rushing out to sample anything else from this brewery. the literature that comes on the bottle claims this lager/ale hybrid is the ideal pairing for any meal. i dont see how thats possible.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention is good and there's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells mostly like wheat/grain, along with some orange peel and a bit of coriander. The taste is just like the aroma, it tastes mostly like wheat/grain, along with some coriander and orange peel. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium and has high carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it's not hard to drink. Not a bad brew overall, it was nice to try but I don't think I would ever buy it again.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 75cl bottle brought back from Majorca last year by my daughter and husband. The third bottle in last nights 'random tasting evening'.

Posh package, complete with tagged neck label explaining the idea behind the beer, what to eat with it and how it should be served.

I poured it into three different Belgian beer glasses, allowing the sediment into the last one.

The first two glasses were clear, golden and lager looking, the third a murky milky yellow/white.

I know it is supposed to be a delicate brew, etc, etc, but it didn't produce much aroma from any of the glasses, the third one being the only one that actually had a real smell (yeasts and a slight floral hop hint).

The taste also left me somewhat wanting, light, too light really. The glass holding the sediment being the only one to have any depth or true beery flavours.

The mouthfeel was obviously completely different depending on the glass.

If I'd only had the third glass the scores would have been a lot higher, but the other two held a lot more of the bottle than the last (third).

I had some Coeur de Lion Pié D'angloys (a soft French Cheese) with the beer and it went very well. However the beer just lacked that something which makes it stand out from the crowd, pleasant but no world beater.

Photo of dgilks
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, straw colour with a moderate white head.

Mildly spicy, herbal aroma with a light wheat note. Nothing amazing but not bad.

A smooth mix of witbier and lager with clear citrussy notes combining with a spicy hop character and crisp malt. Not bad.

Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation.

A decent beer to go with food with a few fruity and spicy notes but ultimately it falls a little flat with too much of a lager element to it.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +1.4%
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
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
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 +11.1%
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 -15.8%
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
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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
4.11/5  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 +2.2%
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
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
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
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.