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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
82
good

340 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | 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 HalfFull
4/5  rDev +11.1%

750 ml. bottle from a friend and poured into a New Belgium globe glass. Pours a hazed lemon golden and somewhat clear in the light. Shows an inch or so of pretty sticky cap and lace.

Aroma leans to the sweet side and especially given yeast notes. Yet keeps it light on all fronts. Yeasty Tripel notes evident at times yet always contained by some wheat.

Taste is along the same lines. An interesting take on a wheat, offers a touch of sourness and a nice background funkiness. Slightly sweet and with a citric fruity character yet with an odd adjunct sense.

Quite different but good, nice yeast character on the aroma. I had limited expectations. They were exceeded easily. i will harvest this yeast, wow....

HalfFull, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Lehighace06, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%

750ml-- best before 03/14 -- tasted at 4C

A: Apple juice yellow hazy; translucent
S: not fresh; simple, wet cardboard, touch of apple juice, winey. I hate to say it but it smells like a cheap lager.
T: light and simple but lacks a crispness and there is NO finish at all. Likeable but not memorable.
M: medium light bodied. carbonation could be higher.
O: an okay beer but my expectations were so much higher. I guess I was just a sucker for the story, the packaging, the website...

EspressoGuy, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +11.1%

BryantForestry, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of educorgan
4.5/5  rDev +25%

educorgan, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

tbryan5, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +11.1%

vhmf1978, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of ralphw56
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ralphw56, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Schmoog, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Mike_Moe
4.54/5  rDev +26.1%

Appearance: Golden straw color.
Aroma: Light malty smell.
Flavor: This beer does not the tradition bold Witbier flavor. It has a very light citrus (non-orange) flavor. It’s medium bodied, with a non-hoppy, very smooth finish.
Overall: This is a very good beer which is easy to drink. Note that the 12 oz bottle version of this beer is very sunky (grade F). The 22 oz. bottle is quite pricey, but you can stop drinking it.. One of my friends call it “a nice sipping beer”. It’s on my “you gotta try” list!

Mike_Moe, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Azpittil57, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%

A: A fairly clear a light amber beer with a persistent head of low, rocky bubbles that leave a slight lacing on the glass. A date on the neck label of 04/13 that might be a best buy; I picked this up in a discount bin of $1.99.

S: A honey-like aromas dominate with medium amount of citrus peel and coriander notes. A moderated wheat and barley malt sweetness along with a slight anise aroma. The is a medium-low amount of yeast derived phenols with a some esters of light fruits like apricots.

T: Some light spice and herbal with a little malt or wheat sweetness that allow the medium-low hop bitterness to make it a moderately bitter beer on balance. No hops flavor. Some fruit flavors that seem to be the part of the yeast except a medium citrus zest flavor. The yeast also bring a medium-light clove character that is back by a light anise flavor. The finish is pretty dry with a quick aftertaste of citrus zest and spice.

A: A medium-light bodied beer with an almost champagne-like strong level of carbonation that prickles the tongue.

O: An enjoyable dry, beer that is pretty food friendly and would go well with lighter dishes such as seafood or chicken.

MadScientist, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of squack
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

squack, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DamageCase76, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of jwg782
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +11.1%

RochefortChris, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Yankee
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Yankee, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of PeterVesti
4/5  rDev +11.1%

PeterVesti, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Gusmotel
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Gusmotel, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of exonthebottle
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%

I found this in Lisbon
Quite fluffy head clear yellow good lace. not much carbonation

slight citrus-y aroma and a bit of spice like coriander

Pretty nice for Stella better than their other beers for sure but perfect for a witbier too sweet and not enough yeast flavor.

Pretty weak feel just too smooth and not enough carbonation

could be better but for mass produced beer it is not bad not as good as Hoegaarden but a bit different than other wit beers made by the big breweries. I'd drink it over blue moon at least

exonthebottle, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%

A: Bright orange hue, like an autumn leaf. Fairly cloudy, thin head disappears quickly. Looks super crisp and refreshing. Bonus point for the minimalist and clean bottle/box art.

S: Great tropical fruit and wheat esters, if a bit thin. Orange, apricot, banana, it's all good.

T: What a letdown. Those already thin aromas have really been watered down so that you can only get a bit of tropical fruits and a slight malty/bready background. I wasn't expecting much since the alcohol content is so (SO) low, but this has less flavor than PBR, even if the flavors that are there are more appealing.

M: Crisp, very fluid, good effervescence; enough to make it alive but not bloating. Refreshing.

O: I wasn't sure how this would go. The labeling on the box and bottle made it seem like a world class beer, but the price tag and alcohol content said run-of-the-mill. I was expecting the latter but kept myself open to the former. I got the latter. It did have those citrus notes and refreshment it promised, but on much smaller scale than suggested. It was good, but nothing I would advocate looking for.

1000lbgrizzly, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of BlackDog
4.55/5  rDev +26.4%

In honor of Barcelona's win in El Clásico this weekend, this week's beer of the week comes from Barcelona's Estrella Damm, where brewmasters teamed up with famed Catalan chef Ferran Adrià and his team at elBulli to create a unique wheat beer that's made to be paired with food.

A quick google search shows that Ferran Adrià doesn't mess around. After serving as a dishwasher and later as a chef in the Spanish military, Adrià joined elBulli as a line cook in 1984 at the age of 22. Eighteen months later he was the head chef. Since then, elBulli has been named the World's Best Restaurant by Restaurant Magazine five times, and Adrià has pioneered the "molecular gastronomy" movement while becoming the world's most awarded chef.

Inedit, with the help of Estrella Damm brewmasters and partner Juli Soler, is his beer. A wheat beer brewed with coriander, orange peel, and liquorice, it's meant to be paired with an food.

Inedit pours a light, hazy straw with a very fluffy white head. Retention is very good, while lacing is average.

The aroma of Inedit is, well, enticing. Notes of light wheat and straw meet orange, yeast, and citrus, inviting you to take a sip.

Tastes of wheat and lightly toasted grains are quickly outdone by orange, coriander, and other citrus notes. The beer has a floral spiciness toward the end, which follows through in the aftertaste.

The healthy carbonation lends to a creamy yet soft mouthfeel, which works well for the style.

The packaging of the beer (a large, wine-like bottle sold in a classy black box) suggests serving it chilled in a white wine glass, filling it only halfway. While I'm a proponent of using proper glassware to enhance the various qualities of a good beer, I'm not sure it's really necessary, as a regular pilsner glass does the job. While it certainly couldn't hurt to use a wine glass, I think Inedit will please no matter what.

BlackDog, Oct 31, 2013
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.