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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
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 Mebuzzard
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An interesting bottle/label design. Seems to want to replace white wine in the dinner pairing category.
Pours a huge, fluffy white head. Cloudy pale yellow body with light green tints. Looks OK, but I've had others with this look and they didn't please me much.

However this one is a tad different. A soft malty nose, with light coriander and orange zest. Not strong. A bit weak, but pleasant.

Taste is light and fluffy. Definitely not a strong beer. Yet it maintains the coriander and orange flavors. Some lemon and barely toasted biscuit.
Would like to have a bit more in the feel. Very light, slight carbonation. Went well with a variety of soft cheeses and bread. Brought out the orange zest. Very easy drinking. Would go well with many meals methinks.

Mebuzzard, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a nice light yellow in color with a hint of orange topped with a nice, light, fluffy white head.

Smell - The tight yeast and airy spices are rightly balanced at the nose. The coriander and orange in particular strike an impressive melody.

Taste - The yeast kind of falls apart a bit but the spices from the nose deliver nicely. I like that orange flavor in here which has a tinge of lemon to it.

Mouthfeel - This is not light-bodied but certainly not medium, either. The carbonation is very active and maybe even a tad too tingly.

Drinkability - This is good enough to savor if a bit clumsy.

RoyalT, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of crossovert
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It comes in an elegant bottle. There is a small booklet talking about the beer around the neck. I expected it to be fancy @ 9$ a bottle but it is Witbier, we will see how good of a witbier.

Pours darker than a normal witbier, but with the familiar giagantic foaming head. I like the darker color in comparison to most Hoegaarden-like Witbiers that are almost clear.

It smells more intense than a normal Wit, with orange and corriander being the obvious high points, but there is some other non orangey fruitiness too.

The taste is super fruity, tons of sugary orange in this one. There is also osme white peach in there too, it pairs nicely with food. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery but it finishes pretty dry.

This is an odd beer, it isn't that bad, it isn't worth the price but it isn't a bad beer at all. I wasn't expecting this high caliber brew for this brewery or this distinct of a brew.

crossovert, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of CHickman
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow gold with a 1/4 inch foamy off white head; smells of wheat, orange peel, yeast, grass and lemon/citrus.

Tastes of wheat, orange/orange peel, yeast, lemon, hops, coriander and some very faint spices. Feels like a creamy lager, but smells and tastes like a Belgian wheat beer. Very light to zero carbonation and very crisp and refreshing; it has a nice light feel and goes down very smooth and easy.

Not the most flavorful beer as nothing really jumps out and takes the lead in the flavor department, but still was a very enjoyable beer (perhaps the light feel and drinkability). This brew could use some more spices, roasted malt or even some hops to intensify it and keep it true to being a beer designed to eat a meal with.

After drinking it, I understand why it was made to pair with food, especially fish dishes. I liked the promo booklet attached to the bottle to give some of the history in making this beer and would try it again with a meal. I wish it was a tad bit less expensive, as it was not worthy of the price paid for it.

CHickman, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of bark
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is yellow-orange, the liquid is hazy. The compact finger thick head is off-white. Very little lacing.

The smell got some bitter-sour flavours; pineapples and a touch of wheat tartness make me think of Chinese sweet and sour sauce. Some exotic spicy flavours and citric lemon-orange notes. Fun flavours.

The taste is fruity: Orange squash, spicy coriander, some dry flavours of flour and dough. Lemon juice and spices... The aftertaste is mild with notes of fresh citric fruits, some bitterness and a sweet hint.

The carbonation is medium strong; the large bubbles are quite sharp. The liquid is light to medium.

A very interesting brew that probably will pair very well with a number of flavours and dishes, without being "too much".

bark, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of Daniellobo
2.3/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A trite marketing ploy. Macro European larger meets a lazy wheat brew with the pretentious coating of a star gourmet... I wasn't expecting much, but this is truly a shame for the effort.

Presentation: 500 cl. bottle. Simple design presentation with a label neck showing main branding and name, front small star sticker, and small back narrative noting main characteristics and intent of the brew explaining how it is ideal to go along with the the best of meals, and with perfunctory legal notes. Shows Alc. by Vol.(4,8%) and a semi legible best by date on the neck (06/10). A pretentious 16 page mini-booklet hangs on a cord from the neck, and shows off a small narrative about intent, uniqueness, main ingredients, extraordinary creative team, tasting and serving notes, and aging recommendations.

A - Hazy yellow pour with a generous head, fair retention, and poor lacing. A strange leftover last throughout on the surface even though one has abandoned the brew hours ago.

S - Faint aroma. Skunky Eurolarger nose coated with faint wheat notes, including a tad of spices.

T - Taste does follow the nose, unfortunately this is not a compliment this time since there is little to unveil. A standard cheap skunky larger taste does drive the experience coated with a faint wheat character, a weak spice mix, and a somewhat trite and sad attempt to reach out to better brews.

M - Very thin and light mouthfeel with plenty of quick carbonation. Bitter and wheaty sour finish on a very light side.

D - Even if one gets over the disappointing pretense of the brew this is rather boring and painful to have at this price and bottling sizes. It should not be such a killer but under these circumstances, with 500 cl or 750 cl bottles and these prices, next to other local market brews the drinkability is really poor unless one is bloated by the marketing pretense.

Notes: What an interesting marketing ploy. Expectations from a star gourmet pairing with a macro brewer to produce a better beer would seem to deserve an opportunity. At least a somewhat mediocre brew but one that would have helped to raise the average offering would have been rather welcome... But this? Pretense without the substance, and all that marketing and elitism can accomplish... Well, that is unfortunately a better sense of what this is all about. So much for Adria doing beer.

Daniellobo, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of TexIndy
2.35/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. The bottle was reminiscent of a wine bottle. Had a booklet hung around the neck talking about the beer and how it's designed to go with food. Was a hazy lemon yellow color with slight carb streams. It had a large white head that settled into a thin foam. Great lacing.

The aroma was typical wit with coriander and lemon in the lead. Was kinda subdued and had to swirl to get it going. The taste was lacking - almost not there. Not sure where the coriander went but this was basically lemon water. Wits are one of my favorite and most reviewed styles so it's not a style issue it's a flavor issue. Really not much there at all. Mouthfeel was light and extremely watery. Lacking in carbonation.

Overall, not a good beer. Weak in aroma and completely void in taste with watery mouthfeel. A mess. Don't recommend. I think I paid $10 for it so even more of a disappointment. Rotation - avail in TX but one and done for sure.

TexIndy, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three-finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer and leaves some lace. Yeasty orange nose. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is orange with the yeast in background. Nice wit. $9.99 for a 750ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

jdhilt, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of allengarvin
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this beer is a very hazy, cloudy tan color with a small, thick head. Excellent wit aroma, with a large amount of coriander, and a sharp scent of bitter oranges. The coriander isn't as strong in the taste, but it's present. The most obvious flavor is a sweet, acidic citrusness, with a yeasty hint of honey. Tart and refreshing. The body is odd: it's quite carbonated, yet it feels thin and watery. Otherwise, a well-crafted wit.

allengarvin, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of canucklehead
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I will say that the pairing of brewer with restaurant is pretty cool especially with a place as famous and cutting edge as El Bulli. It makes sense that this beer is clean and crisp with a cross between lager and wit since it should complement the food not overpower it with huge flavours. As I drank a few glasses I really like the fresh flavour of some citrus and well balanced after taste. The much better than the standard Estrella and for the price it should be. I will buy this again as I think it very drinkable and food friendly

It should be noted that this beer retails for $5.86 Can at our government stores which is much less than the $10 US quoted in previous reviews

canucklehead, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

srandycarter, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

brewdlyhooked13, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of wagenvolks
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

wagenvolks, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of DawnL
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

DawnL, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of philipquarles
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

philipquarles, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of genek
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

genek, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of Mitchster
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

$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.

Mitchster, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle

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.

cjgator3, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of brewandbbq
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

brewandbbq, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of dbalsock
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

dbalsock, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

scruffwhor, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of medic25
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

medic25, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of Buschyfor3
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Buschyfor3, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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...

Avoid.

MrHungryMonkey, Jun 25, 2009
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.