Estrella Damm Inedit | Damm S. A.

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Estrella Damm IneditEstrella Damm Inedit

Brewed by:
Damm S. A.

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Tone
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of adjunct, slight pale malt, Euro yeast, hint of floral hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of citrus (orange). Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, pale malt, Euro yeast, citrus hops, coriander, hint of sweet malt, and slight adjunct. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, blend, and body. The adjunct flavors and aromas are a derogation, but otherwise a better than average Witbier.

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Photo of Suds
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have to admit that I really didn't expect much. Having tried other beers from this brewery, I had low expectations. This brew, though, is flavorful and enjoyable. The aroma has a nice mix of malt, wheat twang, spice, and a little citrus underneath. Light in body, spritzy, and just a little sweet. Nice.

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Photo of cknoch
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An interesting appetizer beer; I hear different opinions over whether this actually is a witbier or not but it certainly is spiced like one. The distinguishing factor between this beer and other witbier would be the intensity of the flavour. The Estrella Damm is INCREDIBLY light in flavour, which at first is kind of nice if that's what you were going for but after a while the beer becomes slightly boring. There's no real depth to the flavour given its lightness and should definitely be a considered a beer to share, so as not to be taken aback by this factor.

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Photo of Gordono
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweet, reminiscent of honey yet surprisingly crisp and refreshing. The real star of this beer is its sparkling mouth feel. With an unremarkable hazy yellow color and a very slight malt aroma, it's the light sweet flavor and tickle of the tongue that makes this beer so drinkable.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has an interesting look to it as it has a greenish color mixed with yellow, nice and hazy looking also. It has a citrus flavor which was a pleasant surprise. Full flavor mouthful while still being light enough to drink all night.

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Photo of deebo
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle at the Spanish restaurant, Columbia in Ybor City (Tampa).
This is an easy drinking wheat beer with nice flavors of light orange and coriander. Light bodied that gives a smooth body. Not overly complex but refreshing and smooth.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a haze straw color with a thin white head that quickly vanished to nothing. Aromas of indistinct citrus and floral. Taste is subtle coriander, orange, and malt. On the back end, there is lemon and a bit of hops. Overall, this is far lighter than I generally go for, but it's really well balanced and executed; would be refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.31/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Gold color, straw, slightly hazy. Foam white, medium high and not very durable, leaves traces on the glass.
Malty aroma, a little hop notes, floral, slightly lemon.
Taste: malty, white bread, and again a little lemon.
Saturation average. For what reason is Witbier, I do not know, summing up: for me it is normal lager.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle into a Spiegelau Wit glass.

A: Pours a dull clear straw with 1/2" loose white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is poor, retention is above-average.

S: Huge banana notes with traces of clove. Straightforward...dare I say...'on the nose'?

T: Similar to the nose. Very vibrant leap of flavor quickly turns into something much more mundane through the mid palate & into the finish. Finishes surprisingly sharp & sweet.

M: Moderate (& delicate) carb married to a light, slightly slick malty body. Very effective here. Finishes quite dry.

O: This is (to me) an interesting & overall rewarding take on the style.

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Photo of OldStyle29
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle in to a glass

L- Hazy golden color with a foamy head that dissipated slowly
A- Aroma of orange with other citrus flavors mixed in
T- Tasted rather flat with little carbonation. Expected more carbonation
F- Not as good as I thought it was going to be. I wouldn't drink this by itself. Defiantly drink it with some kind of food, such as a steak dinner or something along that line and you will be fine and probably enjoy it.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Golden body the white head retreats to a few bubbles around the rim of the glass
Smells like
Smells of lemon barley water
Tastes like that too sweet some spice but not much
Rather dull really

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours a hazy straw colour with a white foamy head. Aromas of grains, lemon, yeast , light floral hops, banana, light pepper and coriander. Tastes is on the light side much of the former as well as sweet honey and caramel, citrus and a hint of spice. Aftertaste has a slightly dry fruity feel with a light bitter finish. Overall a very good effort of a blend of lager & wheat style beers.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into an Estrella Damm Inedit stem glass.

Hazy pale yellow in color with thick frothy white head that withstands with good retention, it gradually sinks to some foamy film covering atop along with elegant ring and several patch of lacing.

In a nose, here comes banana, floral, a hint of bubblegum, clove and coriander spice, light citrus, orange peel, elegant and inviting aroma in overall.

Led by citrus, lemon zest, and wheat snap, clove also coriander spice come in good mixture together with banana ester and slight hop bitterness.

Light body with very crisp, smooth, and lively mouthfeel from active carbonation, very dry finish.

Overall, this brew is very good and zesty yet high drinkability and easy to drink. I had it perfect match with sausage.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 12/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy rings of lacing cling down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice witbier style! All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DaverCS
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great lacing on the beer. Copious amounts of fine carbonation.

Aroma: Citrus, apple juice, cilantro, herbaceous and floral.

Taste doesn't match the forward nose: tame. Watery and light, high amounts of carbonation. Very apple juice forward, but rather dry.

Overall, alone the beer is a disappointment; however, with food it pairs nice. Not overly aggressive or over-powering, but then again, that is its downfall. Had this with some various fish dishes at Posh restaurant, which worked great. It gets a 78/100.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

What does it say about someone who keeps buying a beer that is over-priced ?
Maybe, I just don't get it.
First time I drank this, I thought it was more like an expensive lager, albeit hazy.
Second time I drank it, I couldn't understand how this wit beer could go with the food of its creator's world class restaurant.
Third time, I figured out that the minor spicing (coriander and orange ) actually reflected the food of northern Spain.
If you like indigenous beers that don't fit our normal categories, try this.

This is listed on the "1001" and I just make the argument that it should not be.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Bottle. Pours a Cloudy yellow with small white head that laces glass quite well. Aroma spices, Orange, citrus. Taste follows the nose coriander, lemmon, citrus, spices. Very nice.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Aroma is a mix of spices and lager yeast, like a wheat pale lager/AAL. The flavor is wheat and pretty much the same as the aroma with a slightly tart/sour finish.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is grain, orange peal and some spices.
The taste progresses from mild bitter to a little sweet and finishes with a little peppercorn.
The texture is crisp.
It's enjoyable.

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Photo of scootny
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly cloudy with a two finger pure white head. Scads of lacing all the way down make for a lovely looking beer. Carbonation is evident and mildly active. Sweet hone in the nose is underscored by pale and wheat malt notes of bread and light twang. Some notes of pepper and coriander as well as a blend of Belgian yeast and faint alcohol. Great taste. Smooth, with a honeyed maltiness that opens up a lemony wheat flavor and light fruits. Pear like sweetness flows into a green apple tartness and a dry crackery finish. Very clean and dry with a light Saaz spiciness. Crisp carbonation lends is still full and velvety. Super drinkable and very refreshing and thirst quenching. A great session beer that is wonderfully drinkable and accessible. A perfect gateway beer that everyone can enjoy.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice, light beer that had just enough flavour to be interesting. A creamy caramel flavour was in the background that I wasn't sure what to make of it - but overall a decent beer.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hazy straw color with a strong amount of activity. Slightly frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, with a good amount of legs.

Flavors of citrus lemon and lime, sweet grains, fresh floral feel, some herbal hops. The flavors are a little faint with high sweetness. A little roasted and grassy.

Slick light body with champagne like carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with a sharp zesty feel of citrus and flowers with a faint hoppy grassy feel.

Overall average quality craft. Decent flavors that are too faint, a weak body and low freshness from a flat feel. Highly acidic and overly sugary.

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Photo of Zorro
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Hazy gold colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of bread and slight coriander. Mild scent of honeysuckle and some soda cracker.

Starts out fairly dry with the flavor of soda crackers. Slight sweetness. No real hop flavor to speak of. High carbonation level.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall not much to this one. I can't really recommend this one.

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Photo of AMZB
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer has the distinction of being the least objectionable beer I've ever tried. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, and its flavours are so neutral that no one could possibly dislike it. However, it is fairly forgettable. Give it to your macrobeer-drinking friends, because it is easy to drink and might be a good entry-level beer.

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Photo of Frauditor
4.97/5  rDev +40%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a food beer. It is not a beer for sipping on a hot afternoon although you could because it is great tasting and well made beer. It is a beer that pairs with food because it was made for food. It was made to fill the void of beer’s independence to food and act like a refined wine … out of the beer bottle. Try it with something gourmet and experience beer like never before, or drink it by itself and miss the point of it, but it still is an exceptional beer.

Pours out hazy yellow and has a slightly greenish edge; apricot is the color when you look straight down the top of the glass. The head reduces quickly and becomes a thin cover and eventually fades to a halo that really never ceases to exist.

Spices on the nose fade to citrus. Starts out cinnamon and/or coriander, there are hints of pepper and licorice or anise, on the beer scale wheat is present like a hefeweizen, yeast is clearly present in the nose, the fade to citrus is orange and lemon. The nose is unique, but not overwhelming.

The beer is balanced between malt on the sweet side and the hops lingering in the background. In the middle are the spices and the citrus pairs up with the hops to bring the beer around. The taste is soft and creamy and does not overpower the palette, it coats, clears the palette, but does not wash it clean. The taste is consistent from start to finish and holds up well while the temperature climbs in the glass.

This beer has some substance, but is not overly thick, it is thick enough to be creamy and smooth, lighter in weight, but does not have an overwhelming carbonation factor. The carbonation does hold well, but reduces as the glass empties resulting in a less fizz feel as the beer glass empties; you can avoid this by topping off the glass at about 2/3 consumed.

Knowing when and how to drink a beer makes all the difference and I hope this review helps members to experience a very unique and incredible product. I rated it a 5 because it is a soft beer by itself and with food it is an animal. To be clear on what that means, the beer is made for food so it enhances the food being consumed and is not as filling as you would expect - this is the phenomenon. This beer is unique and holds the niche on where food is paired with beer and enhanced by the flavor, weight, and refined quality of this spectacular product. I am a wine and beer lover so when beer lovers come to dinner, we share this beer with them as they would have no appreciation for the wines we would serve. More than a dozen serious beer drinkers have left our dinner table blown away by this beer commenting particularly they had never experienced a beer that paired so well with food. It is a great culinary feature to make an evening pop!

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