Estrella Damm Inedit
Damm S. A.

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #343
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #40,708
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 14.33%
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
516
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Damm S. A.
 
Spain
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  143
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews by deebo:
Photo of deebo
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
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 drtth
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed pale yellow color with a 1/4" ragged white head that recedes fairly soon leaving spotty lacing. Sipping leaves lots of small speckles of lacing. The ring around the glass and a very thin island of foam remain much longer.

The subtle aroma is full of coriander along with some wheat and orange zest.

The flavors show off a touch of malt sweetness along with the coriander and a bit of wheat. The herbal bitter hops are almost entirely hidden in the background

Mouthfeel is light and crisp and the light soft carbonation is refreshing. The finish is medium length and ends dry in a slight herbal bitterness.

Overall, an interesting beer with light clean flavors that should go well with food. Also this would be a a nice beer for a hot summer day. If you buy this expecting the full flavors of a Belgian wit you'll be disappointed, but this is a pleasant interpretation with many of the same flavors, but not as intense.

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Photo of Frauditor
4.97/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

NOTE
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.

LOOK
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.

SMELL
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.

TASTE
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.

FEEL
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.

OVERALL
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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Photo of thehyperduck
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
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 mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a small wine glass as suggested.

Many crazy, rushing bubbles originate from a globby white substance at the bottom of the glass, is it yeast? I've seen floatie bits of yeast but never one big chunk! It will remain a mystery until I finish the liquid! The color of pure golden bricks and a large, all-white head with decent retention from the crazy-ass bubbles. fine lacing in the wake of the flood.

Sweet and wild fruits greet the nose, raspberry and tart wild strawberries. Corriander and wheat malt, corn husks, herbal and zippy heat.

A light corn and wheat malt is a thin but effective flavor. Veery light bodied, zippy with a good amount of earthy goodness from the corriander and herbal hops. Slight spices and lemmon zest follow up with a not very complex range but very drinkable. It's light and herbal for summer.

Not exactly the holy grail of beers from the spainards but not bad at all.

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Photo of freditoj
4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of MrBoh
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of GingerPeach
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 75cl bottle brought back from Majorca last year by my daughter and husband. The third bottle in last nights 'random tasting evening'.

Posh package, complete with tagged neck label explaining the idea behind the beer, what to eat with it and how it should be served.

I poured it into three different Belgian beer glasses, allowing the sediment into the last one.

The first two glasses were clear, golden and lager looking, the third a murky milky yellow/white.

I know it is supposed to be a delicate brew, etc, etc, but it didn't produce much aroma from any of the glasses, the third one being the only one that actually had a real smell (yeasts and a slight floral hop hint).

The taste also left me somewhat wanting, light, too light really. The glass holding the sediment being the only one to have any depth or true beery flavours.

The mouthfeel was obviously completely different depending on the glass.

If I'd only had the third glass the scores would have been a lot higher, but the other two held a lot more of the bottle than the last (third).

I had some Coeur de Lion Pié D'angloys (a soft French Cheese) with the beer and it went very well. However the beer just lacked that something which makes it stand out from the crowd, pleasant but no world beater.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of stoepsel
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very noble bottle-design raises my expectations - let's see:
My first impression is a hazy lemon-like smell which converts in to a taste of bitter oranges once in my mouth.
Finish is dry, a little bit dull maybe, and yeasty.
Flawless and drinkable Witbier, not as well balanced as a Hoegaarden though.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Shadman
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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 crosenkrantz
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy yellow with a white head. Nose is airy. Flavor is very interesting. Nice and complex enough, but light enough that it keeps it food friendly (as it's intended to be.) Interesting aftertaste that's worth noting. Almost like a light honey thing. Floral and spice tones are evident. But the honey just hits on numerous fronts and I like it. Almost seems like there's a bit of vanilla there as well. Even and nowhere near overpowering citrus is there as well. Carbonation feels a bit unusual. It's almost like champagne in a way? Definitely not typical, but it's not outlandish. Liquid is slick and smooth. This is an exquisite beer. Portrays many characteristics you normally see in other beers but delivers it in a more refined way with layers of character.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of orange peels in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of orange peels along with notes of wheat and a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and refreshing. I would also consider it to be thirst-quenching—unlike most beers in this style—because it doesn’t have flavors of spices.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Nose is sour Belgian funky with a champagne-like fruitiness over a well-attenuated sharpness. Smells good.

Pours a translucent tangerine yellow with moderate head and fairly quick dissipation... kind of like champagne... is this a trend? At least it's supposed to be served in white wine glasses, not flutes. Looks solidly good.

Such carbonation! A solid pillar of grape-like fruit sits in front, wrapped in apple, pear, and some citrus fruit... tangelo maybe. Mild sourness, funkiness, and spicy coolness. Notes of shampoo (the professional non-scented kind) own the pre-finish (must be the liquorice). Slight dryness in finish.

I should have known that a beer with an arrogant advertisement-dogtag wouldn't live up to its smug claims. How does Damm know this is the first beer specifically created to accompany food? There are numerous beers that can be paired with the utmost respect to the 'best cuisine', which must be high-talk for good food.

Maybe Damm is just joking; maybe this beer and all of its audacity is just a joke...

Avoid.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 516 ratings