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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
487
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
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Photo of jccuevasr
1.18/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Worst "beer" ever.

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Photo of vanderSchorpioen
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of BierVogel
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of mpenning13
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of sanhedrin
2.01/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A decidedly average brew in every way. Looks fine, but I really don't care what my beer looks like. Not much in the nose. Mouthfeel a bit fizzy, like seltzer. Flavor was wan, expected much what with all the spices. Very, very light. No body whatsoever.

I wouldn't complain if someone handed me a cold glass on a hot summer day, but I wouldn't be terribly excited either. Certainly won't pay for it again.

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Photo of OsoPerezoso
2.11/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I have tried Estrella Damm while on vacation in the beer's native Barcelona, Spain and also while living in the U.S. and Panama.

This Catalonian Pilsner starts out refreshing enough with a slightly sweeter malt taste than most pilsners, but the aftertaste is atrocious and rates perhaps one of my least favorite European beers.

If you are walking La Rambla on a hot summer day, sure it is a fine thirst quencher, but I wouldn't stock the fridge with a six-pack.

If in Spain, you are better off asking the bartender for a Alhambra, Mahou, or play it safe with a reputable Belgian Stella Artois.

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Photo of theskjoung
2.16/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Smells and tastes like sausage

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Photo of Daniellobo
2.29/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A trite marketing ploy. Macro European larger meets a lazy wheat brew with the pretentious coating of a star gourmet... I wasn't expecting much, but this is truly a shame for the effort.

Presentation: 500 cl. bottle. Simple design presentation with a label neck showing main branding and name, front small star sticker, and small back narrative noting main characteristics and intent of the brew explaining how it is ideal to go along with the the best of meals, and with perfunctory legal notes. Shows Alc. by Vol.(4,8%) and a semi legible best by date on the neck (06/10). A pretentious 16 page mini-booklet hangs on a cord from the neck, and shows off a small narrative about intent, uniqueness, main ingredients, extraordinary creative team, tasting and serving notes, and aging recommendations.

A - Hazy yellow pour with a generous head, fair retention, and poor lacing. A strange leftover last throughout on the surface even though one has abandoned the brew hours ago.

S - Faint aroma. Skunky Eurolarger nose coated with faint wheat notes, including a tad of spices.

T - Taste does follow the nose, unfortunately this is not a compliment this time since there is little to unveil. A standard cheap skunky larger taste does drive the experience coated with a faint wheat character, a weak spice mix, and a somewhat trite and sad attempt to reach out to better brews.

M - Very thin and light mouthfeel with plenty of quick carbonation. Bitter and wheaty sour finish on a very light side.

D - Even if one gets over the disappointing pretense of the brew this is rather boring and painful to have at this price and bottling sizes. It should not be such a killer but under these circumstances, with 500 cl or 750 cl bottles and these prices, next to other local market brews the drinkability is really poor unless one is bloated by the marketing pretense.

Notes: What an interesting marketing ploy. Expectations from a star gourmet pairing with a macro brewer to produce a better beer would seem to deserve an opportunity. At least a somewhat mediocre brew but one that would have helped to raise the average offering would have been rather welcome... But this? Pretense without the substance, and all that marketing and elitism can accomplish... Well, that is unfortunately a better sense of what this is all about. So much for Adria doing beer.

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Photo of Bugsey
2.3/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An expensive disappointment.

Smell, taste, mouth feel, all were weak and disappointing.

Overall there was sourness that reminded me of spoiled wine, and nothing clean or refreshing, like I'd expect from a whitbier.

Of course the bottle is nice, but who cares.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.31/5  rDev -34.9%
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 TexIndy
2.41/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. The bottle was reminiscent of a wine bottle. Had a booklet hung around the neck talking about the beer and how it's designed to go with food. Was a hazy lemon yellow color with slight carb streams. It had a large white head that settled into a thin foam. Great lacing.

The aroma was typical wit with coriander and lemon in the lead. Was kinda subdued and had to swirl to get it going. The taste was lacking - almost not there. Not sure where the coriander went but this was basically lemon water. Wits are one of my favorite and most reviewed styles so it's not a style issue it's a flavor issue. Really not much there at all. Mouthfeel was light and extremely watery. Lacking in carbonation.

Overall, not a good beer. Weak in aroma and completely void in taste with watery mouthfeel. A mess. Don't recommend. I think I paid $10 for it so even more of a disappointment. Rotation - avail in TX but one and done for sure.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.43/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Special release bottle split with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a very clear and very lagery looking golden hue, with a filmy but fine head of white foam. Steady streaking lacing of white, but this just adds to the appearance of a lager. Body has some heft to it, which is pleasant, and leaves some good static carbonation.

Nose is grainy and soft, with a little adjunct sweetness, and a slight Belgian-style whiff of baked beans. Not a lot of fragrant buoyancy, and no spice or acidity like I expect from a witbier, so it's definitely off stylistically. Just seems rather mediocre to me.

Taste is similar, or worse. Very bland lagery grain character through the most part, imparting a floury bread-yeast note to finish. Very light bodied, despite the appearance of heft, and there's not much depth to it at all.

No, not a lot going for this. It really doesn't manage to struggle above its genesis as a pale euro lager. While it's probably cleaner and a little more interesting than most, calling this a witbier is a genuine stretch.

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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 Brad007
2.45/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy whitish-yellow color with a one-finger head into my goblet.

Aroma is full of citrus and coriander in the nose. A bit harsh, likely due to the alcohol. Citrus is definitely present.

Taste is a bit sweet and full of citrus notes upfront. Seems like it has faded or something.

Mouthfeel is a bit weird. Doesn't quite match the beer as it's just way too light and watery. There's not much, if any flavor left in the mouth from this.

Average at best. Hardly drinkable as well. Too watery. Avoid.

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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 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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Photo of crosenkrantz
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of xnicknj
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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 SylviaFaye
2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: It pours out light yellow and fizzy with a beautiful, foamy, 2-inch head.

Smell: sweet, faintly of citrus, honey

Flavor: citrus aftertaste, simple to a fault. I was expecting something much more in line with the the intensity of the smell. A chemical quality comes out at the base of this beer, especially when given time to sit, as those initial flavors that exist fade quickly.

Over all, I am extremely let down. With all the good things that I'd heard here and the huge price tag, I was expecting something much better. I will not purchase this again.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. Pours pale golden in color. Foggy, honey appearance. White, close, creamy crown. Fairly good retention. Citric, subtle coriander, spiced –clove- aromas. Some spiced & wheat hues. Sweet malty upfront, low bitterness. Fizzy sensation, lager-like watery texture. Ligth body, medium to high carbonation. Smooth citric finish. I´ve expected much more from this since marketing campaign. Pronounced vanilla & spices as long as orange/tangerine notes are missed. Refreshing & drinkable as a lemonade.

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Photo of froghop
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

poured into a wine glass as recommended on the tag, a golden yellow with a small white bubbly head, and some lacing.

smell was faint, some fruit, and some spice.

taste of weak fruit, grain, coriander, and some other spices, as the tag said it was better with food, but still lacking something.

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3.55 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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