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Estrella Damm Inedit | Damm S. A.

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Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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464
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
23.1%
 
 
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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 Tebuken
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a gift from my brother, at first time i thought it was nothing to take into a count(coming from my brother,lol) but it has surprised me.It is something to give it a try,for sure.

A- Pale golden colored beer ,nice white foam ,persistent .

S- Some cloves,coriander and bananas smell.

T- Some citric flavor here, not very hopped with a dry finish.

M- Light body, very easy to drink,refreshing.

O- A nice beer for aa hot summer.

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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 atis
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Barcelona. I normally do not drink Estrella, but had to try this, it cost unusually high 2.40 Eur therefore my expectations were rather high.

Pours light hazy pale golden with foamy white head with good retention, leaves excellent patchy Belgian lace. Aroma is spicy citrusy malt with mild yeast and weak perfumy hops.

Taste is spicy and orange and lemon malt, some wheat with dry finish, but I expected flavour to be more pronounced. Mouthfeel is light with average carbonation.

Overall, I have always been convinced that most of Estrella's creations are bad. But if only all of their beers could be this good....

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Generous white foamy head has plenty of staying power. The beer has yellow colour with orange and tangerine highlights; it seems to glistin as it catches light in the glass despite a chalky hazy translucence. Ample carbonation, lace minimal despite impressive head.

Nose is citrus, peach, pitted fruit, floral, some spice, orange rind. Taste is very citrus-y, nice balance of fruit with low acidity, flavourful taste, enough hops to make it all work. Body on the thin side. What I really liked about this beer is the refreshing effervescence, clean sweet finish lingers briefly. Not bad at all, likely better in warmer weather.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

75cl bottle. Inedit is not a traditional witbier; it's actually blended with a lager. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a substantial white cap that recedes to leave very nice lacing. Huge bouquet of coriander and orange. Tangy wheat in the background; quite floral. Heavily spiced taste, with plenty of coriander and orange peel again. Citric, yet quite sweet right up to the finish. Light-medium body. Decent, but slightly overspiced.

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Photo of crossovert
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It comes in an elegant bottle. There is a small booklet talking about the beer around the neck. I expected it to be fancy @ 9$ a bottle but it is Witbier, we will see how good of a witbier.

Pours darker than a normal witbier, but with the familiar giagantic foaming head. I like the darker color in comparison to most Hoegaarden-like Witbiers that are almost clear.

It smells more intense than a normal Wit, with orange and corriander being the obvious high points, but there is some other non orangey fruitiness too.

The taste is super fruity, tons of sugary orange in this one. There is also osme white peach in there too, it pairs nicely with food. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery but it finishes pretty dry.

This is an odd beer, it isn't that bad, it isn't worth the price but it isn't a bad beer at all. I wasn't expecting this high caliber brew for this brewery or this distinct of a brew.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never before have I seen a beer try so hard to be a wine. Bulbous bottle, hefty price-tag, minimal label, fancy booklet tied around the neck proclaiming how "Inedit was created to pair with the most exquisite and challenging foods" and recommending that I should "enjoy chilled in a white wine glass and [keep the bottle] in an ice bucket after serving". I was not quite sure what to expect. Needless to say, I put on my best reviewer's face and slowly poured this lager into (what else?) a wine glass.

Several slow 'glugs' release a dirty, peach-straw colored body with a slim head of spittle foam that recedes quickly. Quite the hazy witbier, Inedit is nearly opaque to the eye. The aroma easily makes up for what the appearance lacks, delivering a complex blend of floral, citric spices to the olfaction. Coriander, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and wheat malt all mingle nicely.

Largely non-descript flavor. Hints of sharp citrus and white pepper spice, but the malts taste thin and listless. However, in Inedit's defense I can imagine this beer pairing nicely with the foods recommended by the booklet. Crisp, bubbly body with a zesty carbonation level that enlivens the thin mouthfeel.
Overall, a fairly tasty Spanish beer that pushes a few envelopes as a Witbier-Lager hybrid, but ultimately needs some more "oomph" given the pricetag and pomp surrounding it.

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Photo of Keithly
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colour with nice head on pouring that soon dissipates.

Fruity and floral notes, sustained bubbles that tingle in the mouth.

I drank with atlantic salmon followed by camembert and the beer paired beautifully with the food.

Left half a glass of the beer for drinking after the meal and it was not as good by itself.

It would seem as recommended in the booklet that comes with the beer the Inedit really is meant to be drunk with the types of foods suggested and is nowhere near as good as a stand-alone offering.

Would go for it again.

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Photo of weeare138
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy, straw toned gold with a small white cap that quickly fizzles out into a mild cap. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of lemon, coriander, and some light notes of sugary grain.
Taste is of the aromas with tastes of freshly baked bread and a dusting of orange zest.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, with zippy bits of carbonation tickling the palate.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml nice bottle served in a thumbler glass.

A: Beautiful bottle art and format. Pours a pale and slightly hazy yellow color (with some notes of green against the light) forming a medium and very bubbled white head. Medium retention and lots of lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet and spicy. Classic Witbier with strong notes of orange zest and coriander. Notes of liquirice, wheat and sweet pale grains. Sweet bread and a light perfume of flowery hops

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of pale malts, wheat, coriander, orange zest and liquirice. Quite smooth and very lightly bitter

M: Light body. Medium to low carbonation and a quite zesty and spicy aftertaste

O: Very good drinkability. Very easydrinking. Pleasant and spicy Witbier

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Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a one-finger white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of coriander, yeast and wheat.

T - Good spicy bite with strong yeastiness and coriander flavors. Nice wheat flavor with a touch of lemon.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty good witbier. Better than other beers from Estrella.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An interesting bottle/label design. Seems to want to replace white wine in the dinner pairing category.
Pours a huge, fluffy white head. Cloudy pale yellow body with light green tints. Looks OK, but I've had others with this look and they didn't please me much.

However this one is a tad different. A soft malty nose, with light coriander and orange zest. Not strong. A bit weak, but pleasant.

Taste is light and fluffy. Definitely not a strong beer. Yet it maintains the coriander and orange flavors. Some lemon and barely toasted biscuit.
Would like to have a bit more in the feel. Very light, slight carbonation. Went well with a variety of soft cheeses and bread. Brought out the orange zest. Very easy drinking. Would go well with many meals methinks.

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Photo of stoepsel
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
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 biegaman
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like at least a few of Ferran Adrià's creations this one is served under a blanket of bubbling foam, at least a good finger's worth of it. The beer beneath it, despite looking colourless coming out the bottle, has the tone of a good quality extra-virgin olive oil (and possibly the same extent of clarity despite being much more dazzling against the light).

Whether it's a positive or negative, the sign of a skilled brewer or skimpy brewer is somewhat subjective; what can be said with certainty, however, is that this ingredients list looks more impressive than it either smells or tastes. Despite the addition of coriander, orange peel and licorice nothing about the beer is overly zesty or distinctive.

That's not to say that it isn't without at least a little zest and distinctiveness - there is a touch of citrus on the finish and a light brush of coriander on the tongue - but it's not like I'm seeing orange groves or the street stalls of Marrakesh. Still, it's undeniably more flavourful than most of this (and other commercial) brewery's offerings.

This beer was designed to pair with food. I know this because they said so in all their promotional materials. I would have thought some of the world's proclaimed food and drink experts would know not to make such blanket, nonsensical claims. To their defense they specify a little: oily textures (cheese, fish) and bitter flavours (veggies).

Without having tried the suggestive pairings I can't comment on the accuracy of their assessments. What I will say is that the beer is more likely to compliment foods rather than vice-versa; this simply does not have enough character to be gratifying on its own (unless you're really thirsty). You'll find more depth in just about any stout or Belgian ale.

You put one of history's most innovative chefs and the sommeliers of the world's most famous restaurant in a room together and they came up with a witbier? I never ate at El Bulli but from my impressions this beer is no different - beyond the fancy presentation and considerable price tag there's nowhere near the amount of substance it is hyped up to have.

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Photo of jera1350
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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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 LordSMAF
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750ml capped bottle into white wine glasses, as suggested by Ferran Adria and the El Bulli team.

A - Pours a cloudy golden color. Nice duration of head and decent lacing. The bottom of the bottle's sediment produced an even more cloudy appearance.

S - Very rich, yeasty aroma. Some malts and citrus notes as well.

T - Lots of citrus right up front. Malty as well with a touch of coriander.

M - Light to medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Nice drinkability. About what you'd expect from a witbier.

I think part of the harsh reviews stem from the high expectations and heavy hype this beer has received. And I think it's silly to spend $30-40 on a bottle, as I've seen in some locations. For $10, though, this is a perfectly acceptable witbier that went nicely with the lemon chicken, hummus, and garlic flatbread my wife prepared.

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Photo of dgilks
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, straw colour with a moderate white head.

Mildly spicy, herbal aroma with a light wheat note. Nothing amazing but not bad.

A smooth mix of witbier and lager with clear citrussy notes combining with a spicy hop character and crisp malt. Not bad.

Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation.

A decent beer to go with food with a few fruity and spicy notes but ultimately it falls a little flat with too much of a lager element to it.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This witbier is fairly clear bodied and the carbonation is pretty good. The head is white and extremely bubbly and thins out really quickly. The aroma is pretty good, wheat and mild malts smells come through, light grasses, lemon zest and not much else. Its slightly spicy you can start to taste some other spices, coriander, mild hops start to come in as you swallow, but the taste is rather lacking, I wish the spices were a bit more evident. It is crisp on the tongue; and remains light and refreshing. This one isn’t bad for the style but I would expect more from a chef.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper.

This pours a straw gold, 2 fingers of foam that shrinks slowly. A spicy nose of coriander and cloves, banana, sweet malt. Tastes good. Coriander and lightish clove, sweet maltiness, fairly light bodied, easy to drink. This is a good one.

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Photo of csiewert
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden color with little head at all. The aroma is strong with floral hops and some spices... Very nice. The taste is a little too empty... You can definitely tell it is a wheat beer with the sweet perfume floral characters. The mouthfeel is a little too carbed, but overall worth a try.

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Photo of ludachris
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its golden straw body is surprisingly clear for a witbier. The carbonation is aggressive and easy to see, feeding the finger's worth of creamy white head that's generated.

Altough the body lacks attractiveness and originality, baking spices, which are prominent in the nose, make for a unique smelling wit. Soggy wheat, orange sweetness, and lemon peel can also be pulled out. Mixed with the baking spices, this nose, although subtle, is quite inviting.

The baking spice character is easier to narrow down in the taste to ginger, coriander, with a pinch of cinnamon which are all smattered across the tongue amidst a silky wheat character. A flash of lemon peel midway through helps to cut some of the wheat even though it's not that hefty. A fresh doughy and cracker-like finish caps this beer off wonderfully.

The transitioning from spice and wheat to lemon and then bready malts is fantastic, really pushing you to take that next sip. Fluffy and light in the mouth with suberb balance and a refreshing kick of carbonation.

The appearance had me a tad worried from the start, but things only looked up from there. The spiciness loosely reminiscent of a winter warmer helps to define this beer and plays very well with everything from the wheat to the bready finish. It's a bit on the pricey side, but I'd give this another go.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Jared for the bottle.

Pours a light copper color with a good deal of haze. White head with decent retention. Nose is light spice, citrus, pear, and a bit of might caramel. Taste is a bit plain with lift orange and coriander. Pretty good feel but the body is a bit off. A pretty interesting concept and all around a pretty good beer.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
81 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.
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