Estrella Damm Inedit | Damm S. A.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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Ratings:
485
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
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Photo of Jimgaw
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This may be the perfect beer, built to enjoy with food, this wit beer does not disappoint...

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Photo of RodneyCarrington
5/5  rDev +40.8%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of Frauditor
4.97/5  rDev +40%
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 Frostypurps
4.93/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing as the chef who's behind it

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of Ezra92
4.7/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.63/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spineypanda
4.62/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours very light and straw color with a small yet residing head.
The smells to this beer are extreme. Overwhelming and complex, I love it. Straight up orange and Jasmine. I get more Jasmine than anything in the smell, which entices me to taste.
Taste is extremely complex as well lots of floral/jasmine notes and the citrus is present.

This is a great beer NOW i have to try it with the food pairings it suggests.

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Photo of Yodahoo
4.57/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackDog
4.56/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

In honor of Barcelona's win in El Clásico this weekend, this week's beer of the week comes from Barcelona's Estrella Damm, where brewmasters teamed up with famed Catalan chef Ferran Adrià and his team at elBulli to create a unique wheat beer that's made to be paired with food.

A quick google search shows that Ferran Adrià doesn't mess around. After serving as a dishwasher and later as a chef in the Spanish military, Adrià joined elBulli as a line cook in 1984 at the age of 22. Eighteen months later he was the head chef. Since then, elBulli has been named the World's Best Restaurant by Restaurant Magazine five times, and Adrià has pioneered the "molecular gastronomy" movement while becoming the world's most awarded chef.

Inedit, with the help of Estrella Damm brewmasters and partner Juli Soler, is his beer. A wheat beer brewed with coriander, orange peel, and liquorice, it's meant to be paired with an food.

Inedit pours a light, hazy straw with a very fluffy white head. Retention is very good, while lacing is average.

The aroma of Inedit is, well, enticing. Notes of light wheat and straw meet orange, yeast, and citrus, inviting you to take a sip.

Tastes of wheat and lightly toasted grains are quickly outdone by orange, coriander, and other citrus notes. The beer has a floral spiciness toward the end, which follows through in the aftertaste.

The healthy carbonation lends to a creamy yet soft mouthfeel, which works well for the style.

The packaging of the beer (a large, wine-like bottle sold in a classy black box) suggests serving it chilled in a white wine glass, filling it only halfway. While I'm a proponent of using proper glassware to enhance the various qualities of a good beer, I'm not sure it's really necessary, as a regular pilsner glass does the job. While it certainly couldn't hurt to use a wine glass, I think Inedit will please no matter what.

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Photo of Chayo
4.52/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of kilad
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of ocon20
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of freditoj
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of educorgan
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Mike_Moe
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Golden straw color.
Aroma: Light malty smell.
Flavor: This beer does not the tradition bold Witbier flavor. It has a very light citrus (non-orange) flavor. It’s medium bodied, with a non-hoppy, very smooth finish.
Overall: This is a very good beer which is easy to drink. Note that the 12 oz bottle version of this beer is very sunky (grade F). The 22 oz. bottle is quite pricey, but you can stop drinking it.. One of my friends call it “a nice sipping beer”. It’s on my “you gotta try” list!

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Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of sleazo
4.48/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A_Pours a slightly hazy straw hue with a rocky fluffy head. The lace is terrific and clings to the glass very well.

S_The aroma is of straw, pure wheat with an underlying sweetness and a mild yeastiness.

T_Sweetness and wheat push up from the front followed by a nice dose of orange, coriander and other citrus flavoured spices. These are not overpowering and manage to make a subtle yet complex taste. There is also a nice underlying floral quality here that is reminiscent of some artisinal honeys.

M_Rich and creamy, very well done for the style.

D_This is a fantastic Wit and one I hope to encounter again. It hits all the right notes for the style without getting into the cloying zone that some manage to do. Well balanced and tasty. highly recommended.

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Photo of SaranacinTexas
4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colts9016
4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Heineken Mug at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A monster three finger head that is persistent. The head is white and foamy, and the head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is a medium gold color with light copper hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly cloudy, probably due to yeast.

Nose: A good amount of sweetness followed by a toasted grain note. Other notes in the beer is orange, honey, hint of grass, yeast, mild perfume, mild herbal, and a mild pepper note.

Taste: A moderate grain note with a medium sweetness. The grain is toasty with a hint of grass. Other flavors in the beer is honey, orange, yeast, medium herbal, mild perfume, and mild peppery note. No diacetyls.

The mouth feel of the beer is creamy, dry, and carbonated.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium, with a medium finish. This beer is really good. It fits the Witbier profile really well. Very well made, the flavors blend fairly well, and it is very easy to drink. Sad I only have one bottle of this beer. This beer is near perfection.

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Photo of sfsean28
4.42/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

O.K. so I see this 750 ml bottle and wonder what is this. To my surprise I find a Spanish brew from Estrella Damm. A beer I've never had and while I was in Spain I drank Estrella Galicia and other beers from brewpubs.

I poured into a tall hefewiezen glass. The color was a hazy, golden straw color. Nice foamy head.
The smell was citrus. Very nice. Every sip was a fantastic aroma of lemon.

The taste was lemony and hints of banana at the finish. very refreshing and light. This is a great choice for the summer but I advise you to drink it rapidly because it loses some quality when the beer gets warm.
I think its a great beer, altough its pricey. This bottle cost 9.99.

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Photo of Humbaz
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gos42
4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured bright, without much carbonation. Very lacy head, which diminished fairly quickly. Could actually watch the head collapsing on itself. The restaurant i had it in served it in a wine glass, as suggested. Good flavor, hints of orange peel on the tip of the tongue. Most surprisingly was the finish. Very dry. Paired very nicely with the sockeye salmon I had while on a visit in Vancouver

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