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Estrella Damm Inedit - Damm S. A.

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82
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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 21
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
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Spain

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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Ratings: 378 | Reviews: 169
Photo of mrfrancis
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.61/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold colour, slightly cloudy but allowing some light through. Head is off-white, modest when poured and sinks to a thin cloud of foam with some trails of lace around the edges. Pretty nice.

Smells quite tart and funky with an almost acrid intensity. Lots of vinegar on that with a large salty character and a slight sweaty-sock funk as well. Some bready grain hiding at the back, plus a higher note of cinnamon and star anise; these are the only pleasant aroma in an otherwise rank - if intriguing - bouquet.

Taste doesn't have a whole heap going on. Watery assault with hints of weak citrus and some forced carbonation flavour, just drops off for a bland and tasteless mid-palate. The only real flavour of which to sepak comes on the finish and it's still bland, just sticky adjunct grain, cornbread and yeast. Not enough to be cloying, but it's very uninteresting.

Fair body but then where's the flavour, if the body is decent? Not enough body to cover the carbonation sizzle and leaves very dry. Not a big fan.

An inoffensive drop, but a big wow on the boring factor. Fuck you I'm being oxymoronic. Your mother's an oxymoron.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a small head.
Nose shows doughy wheat and soft vegetal-like coriander.
Sweet flavours, more doughy wheat with a bit of sweet malt and very faint orange peel. Practically no bitterness. Gets boring quickly.
Nice soft creamy carbonation though.

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours very clear straw yellow. Tall puffy white head. Lite retention and no lace.

S: Aromas of apples and honey. Light citrus.

T: Red apple with a hint of skin. Yeasty for sure with hints of honey, pear, and a touch of spice.

M: Lighter in body smooth with nice carbonation.

D: Not bad, a simple little beer that I probably held onto for a bit too long.

Photo of canucklehead
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
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

Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of deapokid
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a glass of this at Amada restaurant in Philadelphia on Saturday. I'm almost positive it was poured from a bottle and not taken from a tap.

Visually, it resembled the light orange/yellow look of a wit with aromatic notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. When held up to the light, a decent amount of sediment was noticeable and the head was definitely thick and lacey, without being too overpowering.

Its flavors boasted hints of lemon, wheat and banana, which all went strikingly well together. It went down very nicely and the bartender served it at a nice temperature (a bit above room), since most places would serve this a little colder than necessary. Although noted as a witbier, I feel like it more closely resembles a saison.

Carbonation was a bit high, reminding me of a hefeweizen, but if felt great hitting the tongue and it definitely didn't take a lot of work putting a few glasses of it down.

This is a nice surprise from Spain, a place I usually wouldn't expect to find a high quality ale.

Photo of jera1350
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up several bottles of this as it was being clearanced out for $2.49 a bottle.

A cloudy gold body with a tight and fluffy white head that leaves some nice lacing clinging to the glass.

Decent complexity in the nose consisting of wheat, butter, light citrus, golden raisin and apricot.

Pretty light in flavor, but somewhat satisfying. The taste is lightly wheaty with a buttery presence, a bit of crisp citrus and a trace of spices. Nothing crazy, but it's clean and goes down easily.

Mostly smooth with a light crispness to the carbonation. Pretty close to a medium body and a dry finish.

Dare I say anyone could drink this? I would dare. This is an easy drinking, clean, no frills beer. It really has nothing that makes it stand out which could be it's downfall. On the other hand, this is a beer that would make a nice intro beer for non-craft drinkers. Glad I grabbed a couple bottles for the price I got them for.

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to the neighbour for hooking me up with this bottle and I enjoyed it with my fellow BA joemcgrath27.

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, finger of head with decent retention and some fine sticky lacing.

S - Quite a lot of citrus with a touch of cloves and bubble gum yeast. A tad mild, but still offers a unique blend of scents.

T - Offers your standard hefe flavours with fruitiness dominated by orange and citrus followed by the spiciness of cloves and nutmeg.

M - A lighter bodied ale that goes down smooth, and is nice and wet on the finish.

D - Poundable, refreshing and flavourful. This stuff offers a unique orange citrus twist on the standard witbier. A perfect patio drink and definitely worth a try.

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice champagne stylish bottle. It poured a decent head.
Pleasant, though mild, hoppy aroma. It presented a low carbonation.
Taste elegantly sweet from malt and wheat, with a citric or acid twist.
Nice mild bitterness from its hops and orange peel.
Excellent drinkability and very well balanced.

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.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A- Body is a completely transparent golder yellow hue with bubbles seen steadily rising to the top. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head which fades to about 1/2 finger and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- Nose is very mild. Grain, wheat, pale malt. Not really much to offer.

T- Taste is much the same. Bready grain. All the way through-no color or complexity to it.

M- Medium to high carbonation and somewhat bready light body.

D- This is a very simple wheat beer. It is certainly no witbier as there are no spices, herbs, or citrus. Just wheat and grain. This beer is not bad, its just bland and very boring. I can't write much more about it because there isn't anything else to it.

Photo of Daniellobo
2.29/5  rDev -36.4%
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.

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of allengarvin
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of kwjd
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-yellow colour with thick white head that dissipates down, leaving a small ring above the beer. Some mild lacing on the glass. Smells of clove, other unidentified spices, wheat and oranges. Flavour is slightly tart, little bit sweet as well. Really smooth mouthfeel. A really nice witbier. I'd be likely to buy more of this if it wasn't so expensive (almost twice the price of Blanch du Chambly in Ontario).

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.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
82 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.