Estrella Damm Inedit | Damm S. A.

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BA SCORE
3.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain
estrelladamm.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,790
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
512
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
143
Trade:
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Reviews: 208 | Ratings: 512
Photo of elnachooo
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tiene una cabeza espumosa grande y que perdura por un buen tiempo. Es de cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y cítricos. En boca destaca la malta, especias y el cilantro.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can from the LCBO; best before Jul 29 2019 and served slightly chilled. Reviewed from notes.

Pours cloudy golden-blonde in colour, sporting one finger of lumpy, foamy white head that lasts for the better part of five minutes. By that point, it has been reduced to a frothy collar and a bubbly film upon the surface; a webbed pattern of lace has also been splattered about. Looks great, and the first few sniffs are also promising, featuring orange zest and lemon peel, backed by a clean, bready wheat malt sweetness. Mildly yeasty too, with hints of coriander and banana.

Not a bad little wit - there's some light sugar sweetness at the forefront, together with notes of bready malt and wheat grain. Citrusy orange peel and banana esters flavours develop by mid-sip, with the profile becoming yeastier towards the back end; light coriander and herbal notes precede a sweetish aftertaste that lingers for a moment. Medium bodied, with abundant carbonation that gives this brew a crisp, lively texture. Highly refreshing; something I could see myself drinking several of on a hot patio.

Final Grade: 3.61, a B grade. Damm Inedit is the best Spanish beer I've had to date. OK, you got me - that's actually not saying much, as I've tried a grand total of three beers that qualify... but in all seriousness I did find this to be a pleasant 'cerveza blanca' that I would not mind returning to occasionally, if I could find the darn stuff anywhere around here. Nothing to write home about exactly, but better than the macro witbiers for sure - give it a try.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for $3 CDN. Canned July 28, 2018.

Appearance - pours a hazy pale golden color with two fingers of dense white head. The head fizzles off to a half finger of extraordinarily rocky head and lots of retention.

Smell - wheat, hints of orange and coriander, but much more sweet and perfumery than many in the style.

Taste - lots of wheat, some banana, hints of mandarin and coriander. Quite a bit sweeter than most in the style and that makes it sweet and creamy.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, good but light carbonation and super creamy feel. Drinks really easily.

Overall - a pretty decent wit, better than I was expecting from the Spanish brewer, especially this being a Belgian style. Smell and flavor are average but the feel moves this up a notch.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A Spanish Wit? Weird. But hey, it's worth a whirl. Look is okay for the style, but there isn't as much head as I would like to see. Smell is sweet spices, fruity candi and some bubblegum. Flavor is extremely sweet. I can taste the candi strongly and then I do actually get some wheat, which surprises me. Feel is thin and watery. Finish is sweet and wheaty.

I didn't expect much from this beer and it delivered exactly that. A serviceable beer that was worth a try, but I won't revisit.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 750ml bottle with a BB of April 2019. Purchased recently from Tesco. The label states that this beer is created by the Damm brewery and Ferran Adrià, former chef of El Bulli. Described as a wheat beer brewed with spices.

A: Poured into a tulip (twice). Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy amber hue with intense carbonation and fine suspended sediment. Yields a huge head of fluffy white foam that lasts for a while before slowly subsiding to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity yeast with hints of esters, earthiness, mild banana, vague bubblegum, faint orange peel, spice, grainy wheat and a touch of breadiness. Understated but pretty good.

T: Tastes of earthy yeast with notes of mild fruity esters, subtle banana, light orange peel, spice, wheat, a touch of bread and faint leafiness. Pretty dry, followed by a very delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and decent body. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of earthy yeast, esters, spice, faint banana, vague peel, wheat and a touch of leafiness.

O: A decent stab at a Belgian wit, though not as good as the best examples. Looks fantastic, while the aroma and flavour showcase subtle fruity yeast, mild spice/peel and grainy wheat. Decent body; a tad thin. It's a well-crafted brew, it simply suffers from a lack of depth. A slight amping-up of the flavour is in order. That said, it's refreshing and worth sampling.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
2.77/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tried while on my tip to Spain, in some random pub...for a Spanish Witbier I probably should have expected too much, but it was ok. Didn't get the aroma that I was looking for from the style, it was a bit weak in flavor and it was over-carbonated. Would probably pass on trying again.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought from an expat grocery store in Shanghai, China. Poured form the 750mL bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a solid hazy orange color with a very small pure white head with very little retention.

S: Bright citrus notes. More hop forward than expected. Mostly citrus peels but also a slightly floral hop note throughout. Clean.

T: More citrus peel - orange and spices. A hint of ginger and malt in the back. There is also a slight banana bread note.

F: Very carbonated.

O: This beer is much like a typical witbier with much of the same notes. The balance is good and the taste stands up to the style, but nothing really exciting or out of the ordinary. Tis is a typical witbier pretty much, which is somewhat disappointing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a solid brew here, unconventional in its hoppiness, in fact, far hoppier than i normally associate european beers with being. i dont know why i always thought the damm beers were gluten free, there is no way this is. this has a nice wheaty base, clean and dry, a floral coriander type herbaceousness to it that leads nicely into the hoppy finish, and a citrus character that keeps it light and refreshing along with upbeat carbonation. i think this is really well made, and while its a bit different than what i am used to in the style, i appreciate the liberties it has taken. its super delicate in feel but has a ton of flavor, grain included, which is uncommon and delightful here. it also finishes really clean, almost too quick, refreshing for what it is, and nice with food. we had some spicy and fatty foods with this, seafood to beef, and it really worked on the table in this context. these beers, in my limited experience, seem built to be enjoyed with food, and they are always better when paired instead of on their own. this is underrated.

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Photo of Spike
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 750ml bottle.
L: Light haze, straw coloured with three fingers of loose, white head. Looks good. Wish the head was a little longer lasting.
S: Lightly spicy, lemon peel & banana.
T: Wheat, yeast, cardamom & lemon. But very, very subdued. Some dryness.
F: Smooth with moderate carbonation but strangely thin. Short finish.
O: Taste and mouthfeel fail to live up to a promising start. Easy drinking. Maybe a bit too easy. Lacks vibrancy. Better than Hoegaarden.

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

Clear straw colored pour with a white head. Grainy aroma with a hint of lemon. Taste has wheat and light lemon flavors up from. Clove, banana, and coriander flavors come out as the beer warms. Light bodied with a dry finish.

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Photo of Tone
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
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 +4.7%
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 +8.1%
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 -10.3%
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 +3.3%
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 +4.7%
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 -2.5%
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 -35.8%
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 +3.9%
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 -31.7%
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 -29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottled
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 +5.3%
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 +5.6%
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 +8.3%
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 +8.3%
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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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 512 ratings