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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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188
Ratings:
464
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
23.1%
 
 
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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

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 +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.
Once.

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

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 Mike_Aguirre
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow with a greenish hue. Very mild white foam head with no retention. Smell is spicy and citric, very nice. Taste is fresh, spicy and citric, licorice adds a little bit of bitterness from the sweetness but it´s well balanced. Overall a spanish interpretation of the witbier, interesting and cheap, nice to try.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

pours pale hazy yellow, thin head that reduces quickly to a thin film, a little lacing
smells, crisp, bright, lemony, yeasty, coriander, powdered sugar
taste, follows the nose, light, lemony, a little spicy (coriander and pepper) and wheaty, a little like those cheap lemon cookies with the powdered sugar
feel, a little crisp and sharp from the spice, but a bit watery
overall this is actually a nice refreshing little pop for a summer afternoon. just a little too light and sweet for me

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Large bottle split 3-ways.
Pours with a cloudy, apricot colored body and a decent head that leaves spotty lacing.
Fruity and yeasty aroma that would lead me to guess a Belgian origin.
The flavor largely follows. Moderate complexity.

O: as claimed, drinks like a cross between a light lager and a wheat beer.

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Photo of drtth
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
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 tone77
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a clear whiteish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of wheat, lemons. Taste is wheat, oranges, lemons, some spice, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good warm weather beer.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

From Carrefour Camas. One of the best macro spanish beers Ive tasted. And very cheap. The best in quality-price. 4/4/4/4/4

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. 75cl bottel shared with Luis & Javi in lunch at home. In wine glass. Smooth beginning of the sip, too much smooth indeed, but nice spicy touch the end. A bit more carbonated feeling would improve it

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Photo of Ryry10
2.44/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

I am new to micro beers, however i have had enough to acquire a taste and this one is subtle and weak i taste. The hype does not do this beer any justice, the chef pro claimed beer falls short but can still be a good beginners drink .

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Photo of flyingpig
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.19):
This one was a little bit of a let down for me after I'd waited so long to get my hands on a bottle, the beer was definitely a light one and there was nothing truly noteworthy of it but it was an easy enough beer to drink in spite of this. The taste, and smell for that matter were both good but didn't seem especially strong meaning it was a bit of a struggle to pick anything up from this one sadly.

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Photo of Chefjesterperu
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Not much in the nose, light effervescence,very watered down wheat flavor with no after taste. High price for not much punch. Even tried using it as a marinade with no real result in imparting flavor. I expected more with the Adria name on the front.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
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