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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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Ranking:
#37,491
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
495
pDev:
14.44%
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Photo of tpd975
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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 Beginner2
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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 Dennoman
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp.

Apparently this was once brewed in commission for El Bulli, formerly one of the best restaurants in the world, but since closed. Beers brewed for top establishments usually make me a little sceptic as they are always engineered from a food pairing point of view, but I'm willing to give anything a shot.

A: Nice cloudy looking wheat beer, pretty much how I expect them to look. Half a finger of a white head that disappears very quickly.

S: Wheat and some sort of herb, I'm guessing coriander.

T: Nice wheat forwardness, not much in the way of bitterness to cut through the sweetness though. A little dull, but very refreshing. Subtle coriander note. Sweetness seems to come from diacethyl.

M: Medium to light carbonation make the mouthfeel of this beer very silky and smooth. Nothing agressive and a nice experience.

O: All in all it's a typical purpose-brewed food pairing beer. A little sweet and clumsy to have just on its own, but it's a damn fine witbier when consumed ice cold, as it befits the style.

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Photo of scratch69
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, straw yellow color with a small white head. Very hazy. The aroma is yeasty with a little bit of coriander but not too much else. Still, it smells nice. The flavor is not what I was expecting, as I didn't get any orange or coriander. I got a lot of peach flavor, which was nice, even if unexpected. The beer has a very light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Not true to the style, but still a very refreshing beer.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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 Mlkluther
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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 albern
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This isn't a stellar witbier, and I would have pegged it as a very bready, lemony, and fizzy lager, but witbier it is. This was a nice change up beer, quite light, a bit floral, very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beer isn't brilliant, but it was enjoyable at the time for what it was.

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Photo of MAB
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While this isn't really my favorite type of brew, it wasn't that bad. I wish that I had some food or cheese to pair with it, as they suggested, but I was full of E. Indian food already.
It is pale yellow, somewhat hazy, true to the style.
It was fairly well carbonated and left a tight white head and lacing.
I got a yeasty aroma with a hint of citrus. Not much.
Taste was clean and a bit sour. This is practically a saisson, but it lacks the really bold spicy and citrusy notes of that style.
Mouthfeel was good.

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Photo of Oxandre
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabianno
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kouts
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie71
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoyalT
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This is a nice light yellow in color with a hint of orange topped with a nice, light, fluffy white head.

Smell - The tight yeast and airy spices are rightly balanced at the nose. The coriander and orange in particular strike an impressive melody.

Taste - The yeast kind of falls apart a bit but the spices from the nose deliver nicely. I like that orange flavor in here which has a tinge of lemon to it.

Mouthfeel - This is not light-bodied but certainly not medium, either. The carbonation is very active and maybe even a tad too tingly.

Drinkability - This is good enough to savor if a bit clumsy.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Went to the SAQ to pick up some St. Bernardus Abt 12 and saw this one again. Decided to give it a try when I noticed it had something to do with ElBulli.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, hops, sugar, spices and ascorbic acid.

Hope this is good. Awfully elegant packaging for a bad brew.

A- Hazy apple juice/apricot gold. Nice lacing. Fluffy bone-white head. Retention isn't too good.

S- Smells great from the bottle: Honey, chamomille and lemon. A bit grainier once poured in the tulip. Some marshmallow and bubblegum. Burnt cream of wheat comes out more and more as it warms and ruins it for me.

T- Same as the smell. A bit of a green bitterness. A bit watery.

M- High carbonation. Medium body. Foams up nicely. Good amount of dryness.

O- Lots of nice flavours marred by wateriness and a dirty burnt taste. If I was making this for the same reasons as they are (a fancy drink for fancy dining) I'd try and make sure the liquid was clear and I wouldn't have that overwhelming burnt smell.

Still want to try more from this brewery or new collaborations with ElBulli since I feel like there was lots of potential. EDIT: Checked the reviews and the other stuff this brewery produces and seems like this is the best they've got. So...

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Photo of Buschyfor3
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a 750ml bottle at Rich O's and decided to split it with a friend to close out a great night.

A: A crisp, clear golden body - not much haze/cloudiness like I see in other witbiers. Thin white head without much volume recedes to clingy, wispy white lacing.

S: Slightly sweet, slightly spicy and musky. There are notes of orange peel, fresh lemon, some coriander, some white pepper, maybe a dash of nutmeg or grains of paradise. Then there is the musky grain note - fresh milled wheat, some cereal-like sweetness.

T: Faintly sweet fruitiness with flashes of lemon, apple, pear, and a plethora of citrus rind notes. The sweetness up front is followed by a quick flash of spiciness - white pepper and coriander are two flavors that come to mind. Overall taste profile moves from fruity sweetness to peppery spice and then dries like a champagne in the finish.

M: Huge crispness on the palate as there is enough carbonation that leaves a searing, prickly sensation on the tongue.

D: I found this wit easy to quaff because the alcohol was not very present at all. That said, however, there are a couple other wits that are just as easy to drink with bolder and more interesting flavor profiles, and they are easier/cheaper to acquire.

This beer was designed to be paired with food, and while we had Rich O's famous beer cheese and pizza, I don't think that we got to see this beer in its fullest because we weren't able to pair it with the selections of food it was meant to pair. That said, I still enjoyed this beer, but it would probably shine even more in the right environment with the right gourmet selections to highlight its unique characteristics.

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Photo of Tone
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of adjunct, slight pale malt, Euro yeast, hint of floral hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of citrus (orange). Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, pale malt, Euro yeast, citrus hops, coriander, hint of sweet malt, and slight adjunct. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, blend, and body. The adjunct flavors and aromas are a derogation, but otherwise a better than average Witbier.

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Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice champagne stylish bottle. It poured a decent head.
Pleasant, though mild, hoppy aroma. It presented a low carbonation.
Taste elegantly sweet from malt and wheat, with a citric or acid twist.
Nice mild bitterness from its hops and orange peel.
Excellent drinkability and very well balanced.

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Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Sigmund
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 4.8%. Pale straw colour, slightly hazy, huge to moderate white head. Moderate wheaty and citrussy aroma, with notes of coriander and orange peel, also a hint of liquorice (when you know it should be there). The flavour is moderately citrussy, with moderate notes of coriander. The liquorice is barely discernible in the flavour. Light bodied, not very sweet, with minimal hops. "Empty" finish, but an otherwise nice and refreshing beer.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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 chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
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 tdm168
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%

Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 495 ratings
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