Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.
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3.6/5 rDev 0%
Pours a cloudy, straw yellow color with a small white head. Very hazy. The aroma is yeasty with a little bit of coriander but not too much else. Still, it smells nice. The flavor is not what I was expecting, as I didn't get any orange or coriander. I got a lot of peach flavor, which was nice, even if unexpected. The beer has a very light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Not true to the style, but still a very refreshing beer.
11-23-2009 02:10:43 | More by Mora2000
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
Thanks to Ray at Cafe Sevilla in San Diego for hooking me up with this one.
A - Very light straw, pure white head. Tons of cling lace. Somewhat murky.
S - Light clean malt smell. No off smells.
T - Good clean malt flavor. Nice pure taste. A little thin for me, but that is my opinion.
M - Good carb and coating, fair balance.
D - Not the extreme beer, but a nice session.
11-19-2009 08:31:11 | More by srandycarter
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
Appearance - pours a cloudy lemon color with three fingers of sticky white foam. Leaves irregular patches of lace behind, no symmetry or pattern.
Aroma - has a soft, mildly sweet, powdery dough and yeast smell. Very unassuming, a nice start. A faint hint of butter/diacetyl.
Taste - the first healthy thirst-quenching pull is a lightly buttery grain, some mellow spicing, and a good dose of yeast flavor. A decent melding of components, nothing stands out in particular besides a touch of diacetyl. The aftertaste shows a trace of fruit and tartness, but it is distant and vague. Ends about the same, some graininess returns at times. Tastes okay but needs more presence of the spicing.
Mouthfeel - fluffy, smooth, and easy-flowing.
Drinkability - tasty but over-priced. Spend the sawbuck at your local brewpub's wit instead, it'll go so much farther.
11-03-2009 22:04:05 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
Never before have I seen a beer try so hard to be a wine. Bulbous bottle, hefty price-tag, minimal label, fancy booklet tied around the neck proclaiming how "Inedit was created to pair with the most exquisite and challenging foods" and recommending that I should "enjoy chilled in a white wine glass and [keep the bottle] in an ice bucket after serving". I was not quite sure what to expect. Needless to say, I put on my best reviewer's face and slowly poured this lager into (what else?) a wine glass.
Several slow 'glugs' release a dirty, peach-straw colored body with a slim head of spittle foam that recedes quickly. Quite the hazy witbier, Inedit is nearly opaque to the eye. The aroma easily makes up for what the appearance lacks, delivering a complex blend of floral, citric spices to the olfaction. Coriander, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and wheat malt all mingle nicely.
Largely non-descript flavor. Hints of sharp citrus and white pepper spice, but the malts taste thin and listless. However, in Inedit's defense I can imagine this beer pairing nicely with the foods recommended by the booklet. Crisp, bubbly body with a zesty carbonation level that enlivens the thin mouthfeel.
Overall, a fairly tasty Spanish beer that pushes a few envelopes as a Witbier-Lager hybrid, but ultimately needs some more "oomph" given the pricetag and pomp surrounding it.
10-28-2009 02:43:24 | More by wagenvolks
3.83/5 rDev +6.4%
Hazy golden hue with a big, white, fluffy head that dissipates into fine lace.
Sweet, malty nose with faint peach aroma. A little spicing from hop presense and coriander. Floral notes. A little melon on the nose as it warms - reminds me of watermelon seeds.
Creamy mouthfeel. Very crisp with fine bubbles - but plenty of them.
Slight tartness on the attack. It's like revisiting an old friend who got a good facelift. Palate is so light it's hard to get anything off it. Getting some of the licorice when look for it - no coriander or orange peel though. Fresh white peach flavors some through. Licorice gets overwhelming as it warms. Cold, I would give the palate a 4.0. Warm, it gets a 3.0.
This is a very easy beer to drink when well-chilled.
Made for enjoying with a meal. I think this is an excellent food beer. I would definitely pair this with a French meal - would go nicely with cream sauces.
I would buy this beer again.
09-25-2009 15:12:15 | More by DawnL
3.73/5 rDev +3.6%
75cl bottle. Inedit is not a traditional witbier; it's actually blended with a lager. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a substantial white cap that recedes to leave very nice lacing. Huge bouquet of coriander and orange. Tangy wheat in the background; quite floral. Heavily spiced taste, with plenty of coriander and orange peel again. Citric, yet quite sweet right up to the finish. Light-medium body. Decent, but slightly overspiced.
09-07-2009 21:15:02 | More by philipquarles
2.8/5 rDev -22.2%
A- pours well with nice head, poor retention it held up for a minute or so. Fair golden appearance very clear. Decent lacing though poor carbonation
S- Nothing noteworthy, slight citrusy floral scent
T- Too mellow, few beer attributes. No hops to speak of, almost cloying honey flavors with some citrus that is difficult to identify (orange on the label.) No malty-ness either. The flavor is very shallow, though I'm attempting to see layers in this drink there are none I can identify
M- Fluffy is the best term I could think of, not sippable but gulpable, This beer slides down easily
D- Split a bottle with a friend and now, 10 minutes later its empty, though if there was one more bottle I don't believe either of us would crack it.
I am hoping that Barcelona's got something more exciting for me to pour, if anyones got something spanish to try I'd be happy to hear about it.
09-06-2009 22:42:05 | More by genek
4.22/5 rDev +17.2%
$9.99 for a 750ml capped bottle. Pours to a slightly cloudy pale straw golden, forming a modest flimsy white head with poor retention and nice lacing. Carbonation is medium. The nose is delicious and has a unique reisling like quality. I don't know the ingrediants in this, but I also get vanilla and I think orange peel. The mouthfeel is very light and pillowy soft. Very refreshing. The taste is very good. It is light with a decent orange peel taste and a clean, crisp finish. Bitterness is neglible and there are faint overtones of honey and vanilla. No off flavors.
This beer is infinitely drinkable, very refreshing and has a good flavor. Perfect for summer or after mowing the lawn, but at $9.99 is a little cost prohibitive.
09-03-2009 22:33:46 | More by Mitchster
3.13/5 rDev -13.1%
A- Pours a dark hazes golden yellow color with an off-white head that has good lacing and decent retention as well.
S- The aroma smells like it has a good amount of wheat with sweet honey, a and a hint of licorice and spices.
T- The taste like the aroma has a faint honey-like sweetness with some spices and yeast in the finish.
M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D- Overall, this is a decent beer but probably not something I'd pick up again especially at the steep $10 a bottle. Not worth the price.
08-22-2009 03:31:33 | More by cjgator3
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
750ml bottle from the fridge.
Pours hazy yellow with a dense head of white that sat a full half-inch above the rim. Streaks and dots throughout the glass along with a solid skim coat on the surface.
Aromatics lead off with hints of citrus and a slight wheat twang. A bit peachy and almost salty. Clovey phenols are subdued and really lacking in the witbier aromatics.
Light bodied with a crisp, soft mouthfeel.
Light citrus and a lemony tinge start the palate. Barely a trace of orange or coriander.
Finishes fairly watery with a hint of citrus.
Not being familiar with this beer I was surprised to see it listed here as a Witbier as it really doesn't display much of that character in any aspect. Pretty clean though and certainly goes down quick on a hot summer night.
08-19-2009 01:22:34 | More by brewandbbq
3.88/5 rDev +7.8%
Appearance: Hazy with a light amber/orange body and thick, creamy white head. There's loads of carbonation and it stacks majestically on top of the beer.
Smell: Citrus, organe, pineapple and yeasties all come through on the nose. I think it matters greatly to be having this in Spain and freshly delivered from the brewery. I imagine these notes would be very dulled down by the length of a cross atlantic journey.
Taste: Blunted hops disappoint at first but the belgian yeast and tropical essence make up for that part. It has an almost biscuit aftertaste and a lingering unbalanced (almost stale) malt attack on the finish.
Mouthfeel: It is not as crisp as I want it to be, but th ecarbonation does alot to balance. The malt is a tad strong, although bland and seems refreshing at the same time. The mouthfeel is kind of a mystery to me.
Drinkability: It's terribly easy to drink and I wish it was on tap around here instead of the macro style lagers. If it were a tad more crisp it would be refreshing and have a higher score for drinkability.
07-26-2009 13:05:16 | More by dbalsock
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
Pours just a slightly pale banana peel pilsner hay color. Very quick, bright white bubbly head that recedes to nothing. The bubbling is just awesome, almost frantic. Gypsum, banana, and chammomile aroma are subtley picked up the a deep nasal inhale. Parched pilsner malt and dry wheat start the flavor profile first. The middle has the yeast adding a banana peel flair to the middle. The finish tops everything off with some mild herbal hints of chammomile and grains of paradise. Very carbonated beer, but thin in palate. Brisk and refreshing, while at the same time, a little bland and boring. Overall, OK.
07-16-2009 05:19:57 | More by scruffwhor
3.13/5 rDev -13.1%
Good looking bottle; like a Champagne bottle. Pale yellow color with a thin white head. Minimal wheat aroma. Taste is like a bland impression of a good Belgian witbier. Very little of the coriander/citrusy flavor I expect from the class. Fairly light bodied, and quite easy drinking. Not something I'd go out of my way to buy again.
07-13-2009 04:23:42 | More by medic25
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
Found a 750ml bottle at Rich O's and decided to split it with a friend to close out a great night.
A: A crisp, clear golden body - not much haze/cloudiness like I see in other witbiers. Thin white head without much volume recedes to clingy, wispy white lacing.
S: Slightly sweet, slightly spicy and musky. There are notes of orange peel, fresh lemon, some coriander, some white pepper, maybe a dash of nutmeg or grains of paradise. Then there is the musky grain note - fresh milled wheat, some cereal-like sweetness.
T: Faintly sweet fruitiness with flashes of lemon, apple, pear, and a plethora of citrus rind notes. The sweetness up front is followed by a quick flash of spiciness - white pepper and coriander are two flavors that come to mind. Overall taste profile moves from fruity sweetness to peppery spice and then dries like a champagne in the finish.
M: Huge crispness on the palate as there is enough carbonation that leaves a searing, prickly sensation on the tongue.
D: I found this wit easy to quaff because the alcohol was not very present at all. That said, however, there are a couple other wits that are just as easy to drink with bolder and more interesting flavor profiles, and they are easier/cheaper to acquire.
This beer was designed to be paired with food, and while we had Rich O's famous beer cheese and pizza, I don't think that we got to see this beer in its fullest because we weren't able to pair it with the selections of food it was meant to pair. That said, I still enjoyed this beer, but it would probably shine even more in the right environment with the right gourmet selections to highlight its unique characteristics.
06-28-2009 18:47:19 | More by Buschyfor3
3.1/5 rDev -13.9%
Nose is sour Belgian funky with a champagne-like fruitiness over a well-attenuated sharpness. Smells good.
Pours a translucent tangerine yellow with moderate head and fairly quick dissipation... kind of like champagne... is this a trend? At least it's supposed to be served in white wine glasses, not flutes. Looks solidly good.
Such carbonation! A solid pillar of grape-like fruit sits in front, wrapped in apple, pear, and some citrus fruit... tangelo maybe. Mild sourness, funkiness, and spicy coolness. Notes of shampoo (the professional non-scented kind) own the pre-finish (must be the liquorice). Slight dryness in finish.
I should have known that a beer with an arrogant advertisement-dogtag wouldn't live up to its smug claims. How does Damm know this is the first beer specifically created to accompany food? There are numerous beers that can be paired with the utmost respect to the 'best cuisine', which must be high-talk for good food.
Maybe Damm is just joking; maybe this beer and all of its audacity is just a joke...
06-25-2009 01:39:38 | More by MrHungryMonkey
3.6/5 rDev 0%
This isn't a stellar witbier, and I would have pegged it as a very bready, lemony, and fizzy lager, but witbier it is. This was a nice change up beer, quite light, a bit floral, very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beer isn't brilliant, but it was enjoyable at the time for what it was.
06-14-2009 22:03:30 | More by albern
3.98/5 rDev +10.6%
Bottle from one of the Sacramento BevMo!s. Interesting bottle with an odd, dubious-claim-filled tag ('the first beer brewed to be paired with food"). $9.99. Pours with a massive white head...just all foam at first. With a more careful pour, a yellowish to light brown body is revealed. slightly cloudy. Smells vaguely of citrus and tangy wheat. Flavor is very clean and interesting. Mild tangy wheat with oranges and some yeastiness. Mild and dry. Not quite medium bodied, but not noticeably thin either. drinks quite well despite the pretentious bottle...still, not quite worth the price tag.
06-13-2009 02:40:48 | More by aforbes10
4.2/5 rDev +16.7%
I got excited when I saw this ElBulli inspired creation.
Looks like a farmhouse, pale yellow with only a light layer of lace.
Smells very unique, licorice & some funky malt. Figs? Very distinct.
Tastes, kind of blah. Watery, fruity. White peaches? Tartness Tame and unremarkable. Very pallet cleansing. They set out to create something that goes with lots of foods & I think they've succeeded. But, it is more like a dry prosecco. They made beer that does the same job as white wine but with malt.
While a great all around beverage it lacks the roasted notes that I like in beer. Very smooth, malty.
06-08-2009 03:28:39 | More by Dotcubed
3.4/5 rDev -5.6%
750 ml bottle poured into a small wine glass as suggested.
Many crazy, rushing bubbles originate from a globby white substance at the bottom of the glass, is it yeast? I've seen floatie bits of yeast but never one big chunk! It will remain a mystery until I finish the liquid! The color of pure golden bricks and a large, all-white head with decent retention from the crazy-ass bubbles. fine lacing in the wake of the flood.
Sweet and wild fruits greet the nose, raspberry and tart wild strawberries. Corriander and wheat malt, corn husks, herbal and zippy heat.
A light corn and wheat malt is a thin but effective flavor. Veery light bodied, zippy with a good amount of earthy goodness from the corriander and herbal hops. Slight spices and lemmon zest follow up with a not very complex range but very drinkable. It's light and herbal for summer.
Not exactly the holy grail of beers from the spainards but not bad at all.
05-20-2009 02:37:20 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
3.28/5 rDev -8.9%
A: Pale yellowish orange, actually too pale considering the style. Slightly hazy. A white fluffy head of small bubbles settles into small lacings.
S: A rather sweet smell. Malts and wheat reminiscent of white bread. Lemon peel, orange, coriander, grass, fruity bubblegum, some general spices. All in all, a very light smell and I had to struggle to detect the different components. Rather anomymous, but still kind of pleasant.
T: Not as good as the smell, and rather thin in general. Almost a copy of the smell, but not as complex and weaker. According to the rather cheesy info sheet hanging around the bottle neck on this one, the beer is a blend of lager and wit and in the taste the lager really comes forth with a quite boring and bland character. Sweet malts with prominent wheaty notes. Sweet citric notes and orange, coriander, faint grassy hops. One or two earthy notes. Sweet flavor of bubblegum. The finish is short and slightly mineral-like with notes of spices.
M: Very light body, feels bland in every aspect. A boring mouthfeel.
D: As notes, this is supposed to be a blend of lager and wit, but actually it comes out more as a wit diluted with lager. It doesn't taste bad or anything - actually it's kind of refreshing and it has some nicely tasting flavors - but it's just boring. The smell is definitely the highlight of the beer, and not even that is more than ok. It is no way near of living up to the boasting presented in the cheesy note around the bottle neck.
05-17-2009 23:15:07 | More by ricke
2/5 rDev -44.4%
A decidedly average brew in every way. Looks fine, but I really don't care what my beer looks like. Not much in the nose. Mouthfeel a bit fizzy, like seltzer. Flavor was wan, expected much what with all the spices. Very, very light. No body whatsoever.
I wouldn't complain if someone handed me a cold glass on a hot summer day, but I wouldn't be terribly excited either. Certainly won't pay for it again.
05-06-2009 20:14:45 | More by sanhedrin
3.25/5 rDev -9.7%
A Spanish beer? Expectations are not high, but might as well give it a try. Classy bottle and not too pricey ($9ish for 750ml).
Hazy golden pour with a good, lasting white head. Smells of spices and grass with an herbal, medicinal quality. Not bad, not great.
The taste is rather light with some wheat notes to soften the flavor and some herbal notes against a simple, lackluster body. Light hop bite.
Watery mouthfeel that could really use a kick from some decent carbonation or else a more interesting, more complex body. As is, lacking, but there is some promise too.
Of the Spanish beers I have had, this is probably the best. Then again, this is probably the only craft Spanish beer I've had. Fun to try though...and, if in Spain, and if not in the mood for wine, on a hot summer day, I could see reaching for this.
Edit: Oh...licorice...that's the flavor on the back of the tongue that I couldn't place. Interesting. Unique twist.
04-30-2009 02:39:10 | More by rallison
2.58/5 rDev -28.3%
poured into a wine glass as recommended on the tag, a golden yellow with a small white bubbly head, and some lacing.
smell was faint, some fruit, and some spice.
taste of weak fruit, grain, coriander, and some other spices, as the tag said it was better with food, but still lacking something.
04-16-2009 23:32:40 | More by froghop
3.73/5 rDev +3.6%
Appearance: small head, cloudy, bright light yellow, high carbonation
Smell: coriander, lemon, and orange
Taste: coriander, lemon, and orange
Mouthfeel: crisp, dry, highly carbonated and light bodied
Drinkability: This is another inoffensive highly drinkable wheat ale. The carbonation stands out and the flavor profile is good. I will probably not buy another bottle of this, but would look for it on draft. I think it would make a good starter beer for the style.
04-13-2009 16:29:49 | More by tigg924
2.38/5 rDev -33.9%
Pours a cloudy whitish-yellow color with a one-finger head into my goblet.
Aroma is full of citrus and coriander in the nose. A bit harsh, likely due to the alcohol. Citrus is definitely present.
Taste is a bit sweet and full of citrus notes upfront. Seems like it has faded or something.
Mouthfeel is a bit weird. Doesn't quite match the beer as it's just way too light and watery. There's not much, if any flavor left in the mouth from this.
Average at best. Hardly drinkable as well. Too watery. Avoid.
03-17-2009 18:38:44 | More by Brad007
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.