Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.
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3.18/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
75cL curvy wine bottle, packaged in a fancy black box. Despite the rediculous and pretentious packaging I couldn't pass up a $12 bottle of what appeared to be Belgian wit from *Spain* of all places. As depicted on the box I served it in a wine glass. Beer is straw yellow in color and formed a nice white head which quickly sank. Aroma is initially yeasty, but underneath there's a sweetness, like apple juice (or adjunct lager...).
Flavor is pretty freaking marginal. I can appreciate cold and refreshing, but I don't need "The World's Most Awarded Chef" (whoever that is) to serve me a glass of ice water. Digging a little deeper, there is a hint of ginger and coriander. The flavor is neither sweet nor dry -- I think I would have preferred a little bit drier. Minus points because the package is deceiving: the flavor is anything but "high intensity" or "aromatic". It doesn't have "long aftertaste" because it hardly has any taste at all. Highly drinkable, but bland. The wheat flavor is not highlighted at all, rather it is used only as a mild vehicle for more mild flavors.
I assume the name is a pun on "Damn, I need it". Maybe not. But minus points either way. If this is Damm's best beer I don't feel much need to explore more.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 23:03:22 | More by hreb
3.4/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I was forever intimidated by the $10 price tag on it, but my Manager said he loved it so I decided to dive in. First, the bottle itself is classy, classy enough that I would suggest it to wine lovers as a starting beer, just for the fact it comes in a similar looking bottle. But, seeing as we are all beer lovers, I digress.
It recommends on the bottle to pour it in a wine glass. Not having a wine glass I used my Stella Artois chalice since it is basically the same thing. It pouts a pale yellow with 2.5 fingers of head with yeast visibly floating in my glass when I shined a light on it. Smells citrusy, as any wheat beer would. Not a complex smell, but a pleasant one. Now the taste; it tastes like a below average wheat beer. It's not bad to be sure, but for ten dollars I expected a bit more complexity.
It is very watery, and the aftertaste is a little unpleasant. Not like "last sip" unpleasant, but not very good either. if it was maybe $6 or $7 for the bottle I would be less upset, but when you enter double digits it needs to be justified in the taste of the beer; sadly, It wasn't here.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2013 02:47:03 | More by Olek4374
Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
81 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.