Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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Reviews: 173
Hads: 416
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 22.19%
Wants: 25
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle stamped 07/11 L190216 poured to tulip glass. The beer pours a golden yellow with a small 1 finger white cap with little retention and little lacing. The aroma is faint but provides a floral light citrus fruitiness flavor. Heavy wheat influence here. Just like the nose the flavor is wheat heavy, too much so, in my opinion. The crisp fruity sweetness is very much subdued. Lighter bodied and decently carbonated. Overall, not much going on here. The little booklet suggests the beer is made to be paired with food. I paired mine with a baked chicken. The beer did nothing for the food nor me. Not sure it's worth close to the asking price. Not bad, not great.

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Photo of Tebuken
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a gift from my brother, at first time i thought it was nothing to take into a count(coming from my brother,lol) but it has surprised me.It is something to give it a try,for sure.

A- Pale golden colored beer ,nice white foam ,persistent .

S- Some cloves,coriander and bananas smell.

T- Some citric flavor here, not very hopped with a dry finish.

M- Light body, very easy to drink,refreshing.

O- A nice beer for aa hot summer.

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Photo of Keithly
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colour with nice head on pouring that soon dissipates.

Fruity and floral notes, sustained bubbles that tingle in the mouth.

I drank with atlantic salmon followed by camembert and the beer paired beautifully with the food.

Left half a glass of the beer for drinking after the meal and it was not as good by itself.

It would seem as recommended in the booklet that comes with the beer the Inedit really is meant to be drunk with the types of foods suggested and is nowhere near as good as a stand-alone offering.

Would go for it again.

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Photo of kikobcn
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes out from Estrella Damm production 3 years ago in this elegant 750Ml bottle with just a star on the black label. No can packaging till now.

It pours shining yellow with nice cap.

The smell is definitely citrous

The taste is light and smooth with a citrus aftertaste.

Overall is a light beer that match perfecly with seafood in general.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.98/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Come into the light?... This is a light-golden colored beer with a nice bit of foam. There’s a light pale Belgian-style aroma to it—some floral esters but not a whole lot. It’s thin-bodied, lightly flavored (do you see the trend here?) with a curious finish. For as much as I’ve seen this around I really didn’t miss much by not trying it until now.

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Photo of chocosushi
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A ~ pours a pale peach with a half inch of head. Very bright & brilliant when held to the light. Lacing is on point.

S ~ coriander coming through strong with nectarine and well rounded wheat notes. Orange peel buried under dried prairie grass. 

T ~ Citrus peel first off with coriander following through with quite a bit of fresh wheat & candied lemon with a very dry grassy finish. There are scattered notes of white grape, nectarine, peach, & club soda. Orange comes through more & more throughout warming.  

M ~ seltzer like with an interesting acidic feel on the palette. Extremely dry with a lasting finish and well managed cloy. ABV is hidden phenominally well. Natural sweetness throughout. Balance is maintained throughout. Mellow. 
D ~ would mos def buy again, I enjoyed this way too much.
A really well done beer that is easily attainable. 

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw gold with puffy white head that doesn't hang around. Vague lemon peel and creamed wheat nose.
Cream cracker and light lemon barley with herbal end and some spice tingle.
Thin but creamy and lively.

Feeble. In designing a food beer that is all things to all people, this has been dumbed down by committee to lack any real character. Inoffensive in the worst way.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was pulled out from the fridge with much gusto last night at the Thanksgiving table. The fact that the great Ferran Adrià had a hand in this beer -- a collaboration between Estrella and the late, great El Bulli -- caused a group of food nerds to nerd out just from reading the tag. Is the beer worthy of the association with one of the world's all-time great restaurants?

750mL bottle served into a pilsner glass

Pours a soft gamboge color, like a warm & nutty wheat beer. Not fully translucent; there's enough of a haze to tell you that this has a sizable wheat component in the malt bill. Around one finger of soft white head forms and sticks around for the whole drink.

If you're expecting a bouquet that wows you then you're going to be disappointed in that respect. This is a subtle nose, to say the least. Which isn't to say that it is without one; there's plenty going on. It's just all going on very, very quietly. A Hefeweizen-like yeast character is noticeable, giving the nose a banana and white flowers character. A bit of honeysuckle. Nutty wheat (not zippy or lemony wheat like in American wheat beers) rounds everything out. Light, light spicing as the beer warms up a bit.

The flavor of this beer is similarly unassertive. Coriander and citrus peel -- the typical witbier flavors -- are here. As is a trace of licorice and floral yeast flavors. The malt flavors are very soft. This beer is clearly meant to pair with light dishes. I mean, the marketing says as much but when you taste it you realize that they really mean it. I'm not scoring this as a stand-alone beer as much as I'm scoring it towards their stated goal of being a very food-versatile beer.

It's soft beer in terms of mouthfeel. The carbonation is pretty active, but it is never sharp of prickly. It's more cloud-like. Overall, this is an above-average witbier only because of its unique flavors for the style. This is not a beer to drink by itself, though. It's too seemingly under-flavored for that. Instead, drink this as the brewers and El Bulli collaborators intended it: as a true compliment to light foods that wine has trouble with. This beer is going to be fantastically complimentary with fish, with light & oily salads, with artichoke, asparagus, etc. It's very versatile with light dishes.

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Photo of BeersCriteria
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden champagne color with a white head.

S- A WHISP of spice notes and citrus.

T- Refreshing and clean tasting with hints of coriander and grapefruit, it's basically a wheat beer though. It's nothing overpowering, if anything, it's a little underwhelming. It tastes more like watered down white wine but this beer would be good on a warm summer night.

Food Pairing- The makers of this beer say that this beer is meant for dining and I can see why, it's very light and has low alcohol. I could see this pairing well with some fish and root vegetables.

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Photo of Bugsey
2.3/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An expensive disappointment.

Smell, taste, mouth feel, all were weak and disappointing.

Overall there was sourness that reminded me of spoiled wine, and nothing clean or refreshing, like I'd expect from a whitbier.

Of course the bottle is nice, but who cares.

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Photo of McNealc31
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer itself looks like a standard Witbier, pale gold color, astonishingly clear, with a fluffy white head. It's actually kind of fun to watch the bubbles race to the top. Smells of tangerine and wheat.The flavor is quite complex. Sweet grapes and lots of straw at first, leading to apricots and coriander. Very smooth. A tinge of anise in the finish.

As a witbier, it's very good, but not quite great. Admittedly, I am not enjoying this as suggested; with food.

However, I think the concept is a bit too pretentious for me. Developed by sommeliers and a chef? It should be served in wine glasses and kept in a chilled bucket? Here's how I'm interpreting all this. "Beer isn't as good as classy and refined as wine, so we're going to make one that's a close to a wine as possible, but still technically a beer."

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Photo of evlu1441
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An elegant 750Ml bottle with just a star on the label. Very interesting. Lets hope it lives up to the elegance of its presentation

It pours a medium apricot colour with a nice fluffy white head that quickly dissipates. It is quite hazy and there is lots of carbonation rising up to the top.

The aroma is very citrusy. Mandarin orange and a slight hint of yeast.

The taste is quite light. Malted wheat and citrus dominate. The carbonation dances on the tongue, but might be a bit too intense for the subtle flavours.

Overall, this is a light refreshing beer. It might be nice during the summer. The flavours aren't especially interesting though. I think it tries to have snob appeal with the bottle, but I was a little underwhelmed.

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Photo of DoktorZee
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a large form bottle into a wine glass (as suggested in the little pamphlet). Best before appeared to be 9/11 need to drink it NOW!

A - pours a slightly cloudy golden color with lots of carbonation in the glass and a huge fluffy head that resolves after a minute leaving a lot of chunky lacing around the glass.

S - sweet malt, hint of floral and citrus

T - a bit of a surprise in that it's relatively powerful, but strangely subdued. Very little bitterness (just a hint) with the main body being lightly fruity and floral and a slight enduring citrus bitterness in the finish

M - very light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation; no alcohol warming

D - this is super-drinkable; frankly just barely tastes like a beer, and instead is somewhat of a thirst-quenching beverage. This is potentially super-dangerous in big quantity!

Interesting beer; engineered for food, as per the pamphlet, subtle but fairly tasty.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow/amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Citrus, hops, bread/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, wheat and some lemon/orange juice and zest. There is also a bit of coriander and a bit of a corn/adjunct flavour. The beer finishes with a grainy aftertaste with a touch of lingering citrus and spice.

Overall - There is some potential here, but I was disappointed with the fact that it had some of the qualities found in a cheap adjunct beer. Especially considering the high price of the bottle.. Speaking of which, the flashy bottle is probably the best part of this beer. I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of CrazyMike
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden yellow appearance with lots of thick head that slowly settles down. Smell is a mixture of citrus, orange, honey and various spices. So far so good.

Taste is similar to the smell, citrus along with orange and honey. Picked up grain and wheat as well with a hint of bread. Taste is very light overall though. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a dry, citrus taste.

This is a beer that comes off strong but the taste is surprisingly weak. Still, this is a refreshing and tasty wheat beer, not to mention the spiffy bottle. I'd recommend this when it's hot out.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed this beer from notes:

appearace: light golden yellow with haze and a 2 finger white head

smell: citrus, oranges, spice, malts,

taste: grapefruit, orange, citrus, spices

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: was impressed by this beer. never heard of them before and was happy to give them a try. And I really liked this beer.


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Photo of MAB
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While this isn't really my favorite type of brew, it wasn't that bad. I wish that I had some food or cheese to pair with it, as they suggested, but I was full of E. Indian food already.
It is pale yellow, somewhat hazy, true to the style.
It was fairly well carbonated and left a tight white head and lacing.
I got a yeasty aroma with a hint of citrus. Not much.
Taste was clean and a bit sour. This is practically a saisson, but it lacks the really bold spicy and citrusy notes of that style.
Mouthfeel was good.

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Photo of tapman
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This bottle was marked down from 13.99 to 3.99 in order to get it the hell out of the store. Damn...

Light yellow color with orange hues, decent sized white head that dissipates instantly, though the lacing is decent. No cloudiness whatsoever.

Doughy yeast and bright orange make the aroma.

Pilsner malt, a lot of sweet orange flavor, some Saaz (like?) hops. Not much spiciness or any peppery flavors that I can make out.

Pretty thin for the style with a less than average carbonation.

This brew doesn't taste that bad. However, the original price tag was too exorbitant and I hope that nobody bought it at that price. Seriously, when you need to mark own the beer 80%+ to move it...

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Photo of jhtipton
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It comes in a nice 750Ml bottle. It pour a very bountiful head that leaves qickly but also leaves some lacing. It is slightly cloudy golden. It smells yeasty and wheaty and malty. Flavour is decent, not my favorite but ceertainly better than most Spanish beersI can't pin the exact thing that is jumping out of the flavour but I guess it is the malts in a caramel sort of way that make it a sweet whitbeir. It also has some fruitiness but not exactly discernible.

Mouthfeel is nice light to medium bodied. Overall a decent whitbier for a Spanish brewery but not as good as some of the German whits that are plentiful fow about the same price. This beer is approximately $6 USD out in town.

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Photo of Shadman
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found at a COOP liquor store @ the reasonable price of $8.50/per.

Has a wit look. Cloudy, pale straw colour. Decent head and lacing.

Light, but classic wit aroma. Hints of pear, citrus(orange) and that classic dash of coriander spice.

Taste follows nose almost to a tee. Has it's watery bland moments, but all the classic elements are there.

As mentioned, it does come across slightly watery, perhaps due to carbonation that doesn't hold up.

Decent Wit. Certainly drinkable and would be one to introduce this style to a neo-phyte

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Went to the SAQ to pick up some St. Bernardus Abt 12 and saw this one again. Decided to give it a try when I noticed it had something to do with ElBulli.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, hops, sugar, spices and ascorbic acid.

Hope this is good. Awfully elegant packaging for a bad brew.

A- Hazy apple juice/apricot gold. Nice lacing. Fluffy bone-white head. Retention isn't too good.

S- Smells great from the bottle: Honey, chamomille and lemon. A bit grainier once poured in the tulip. Some marshmallow and bubblegum. Burnt cream of wheat comes out more and more as it warms and ruins it for me.

T- Same as the smell. A bit of a green bitterness. A bit watery.

M- High carbonation. Medium body. Foams up nicely. Good amount of dryness.

O- Lots of nice flavours marred by wateriness and a dirty burnt taste. If I was making this for the same reasons as they are (a fancy drink for fancy dining) I'd try and make sure the liquid was clear and I wouldn't have that overwhelming burnt smell.

Still want to try more from this brewery or new collaborations with ElBulli since I feel like there was lots of potential. EDIT: Checked the reviews and the other stuff this brewery produces and seems like this is the best they've got. So...

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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...

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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.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of csiewert
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
81 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.