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:
488
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
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29
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Photo of laituegonflable
2.61/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold colour, slightly cloudy but allowing some light through. Head is off-white, modest when poured and sinks to a thin cloud of foam with some trails of lace around the edges. Pretty nice.

Smells quite tart and funky with an almost acrid intensity. Lots of vinegar on that with a large salty character and a slight sweaty-sock funk as well. Some bready grain hiding at the back, plus a higher note of cinnamon and star anise; these are the only pleasant aroma in an otherwise rank - if intriguing - bouquet.

Taste doesn't have a whole heap going on. Watery assault with hints of weak citrus and some forced carbonation flavour, just drops off for a bland and tasteless mid-palate. The only real flavour of which to sepak comes on the finish and it's still bland, just sticky adjunct grain, cornbread and yeast. Not enough to be cloying, but it's very uninteresting.

Fair body but then where's the flavour, if the body is decent? Not enough body to cover the carbonation sizzle and leaves very dry. Not a big fan.

An inoffensive drop, but a big wow on the boring factor. Fuck you I'm being oxymoronic. Your mother's an oxymoron.

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Photo of BakaGaijin
2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer is extremely disappointing. Not much smell. Not much flavour. Meh.

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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 delegeferenda
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Quite boring, to be honest. Was expecting something a little more exciting.

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Photo of robthepenguin
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of smonice
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Arriskuwonder
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of petluo
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Boonvanno
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of coldmeat23
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Beerman3000
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This beer has a little booklet attached that says it was brewed specifically to go with food. Also says it is brewed with coriander, orange peel, and licoroice. Use of both barley and wheat along with bottle conditioning alludes to a Belgian style of some sort or other. Seems to be dated 07/09, so should be fresh. Hazy, lemonade-like yellow color, like a witbier. Big, puffy, white head -- velvety and natural. Unusual, bright, slightly citrus-peely (but not sour) nose. Also some sweetish, vanilla tones, and just a hint of toasting. A tad of white pepper like dryness. Light, fizzy mouth feel - quite champagne-like. Not much flavor. Rather offish, actually, with dull cardboardy notes. I cannot detect any of the advertised spices. Label does not indicate % alcohol, but I'd guess around 4-5%. Great nose, good body, poor flavor. This beer seems as though it has been poorly handled and has been damaged. And I dropped $10.50 for this sucker at Whole Foods! I'll have to try it again from another supplier.

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Photo of genek
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours well with nice head, poor retention it held up for a minute or so. Fair golden appearance very clear. Decent lacing though poor carbonation

S- Nothing noteworthy, slight citrusy floral scent

T- Too mellow, few beer attributes. No hops to speak of, almost cloying honey flavors with some citrus that is difficult to identify (orange on the label.) No malty-ness either. The flavor is very shallow, though I'm attempting to see layers in this drink there are none I can identify

M- Fluffy is the best term I could think of, not sippable but gulpable, This beer slides down easily

D- Split a bottle with a friend and now, 10 minutes later its empty, though if there was one more bottle I don't believe either of us would crack it.

I am hoping that Barcelona's got something more exciting for me to pour, if anyones got something spanish to try I'd be happy to hear about it.

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Photo of twelvepack
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a white,yellowish brown color. Head hangs for a bit and leaves some lace.
S-Light smell of yeast, coriander, wheat.
T- Taste leave a lot of be desired. Flavor is less developed than many other witbiers out there. Citrus and malt up front that leaves a taste of cloves and malt.
M-Light carbonation. Very enjoyable creaminess that lingers.
D-Nothing spectacular here. You could spend less and get more out of your beer.

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Photo of foles
2.81/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nice bottle, nice creamy head on the pour, golden colour - all the good stuff. Witbier character coming through, but everything is good until the aftertaste. Macro lager follow through, probably brought on by a dodgy fermentation, or oversparging, or any of the other techniques employed by the big boys.

Dedicedly average

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Photo of EspressoGuy
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml-- best before 03/14 -- tasted at 4C

A: Apple juice yellow hazy; translucent
S: not fresh; simple, wet cardboard, touch of apple juice, winey. I hate to say it but it smells like a cheap lager.
T: light and simple but lacks a crispness and there is NO finish at all. Likeable but not memorable.
M: medium light bodied. carbonation could be higher.
O: an okay beer but my expectations were so much higher. I guess I was just a sucker for the story, the packaging, the website...

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.84/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: no head really on a hazy straw body.

S: subtle spiciness and light malts but overall light on the nose. Corriander and yeast notes as well.

T: very watery. Almost like sweet lemon flavored water. Minimal malts and orange notes as well.

M: low carbonation and light bodied.

Overall: what the heck is this beer. It was so watery almost like spicey lemonade. It was fairly disappointing for the bottle and appearence. Good marketing.

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Photo of BARFLYB
2.86/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle and into a glass, have not had the pleasure of having this yet. Thx 4 the shot oglmcdgl.

A snazzy looking bottle, Estrella casts a golden glow with a hazy yellow punch. Not the cleanest looking brew, a little hard to see through. A nice pillow of white fluff stood above and retreated, leaving nothing. Smells mostly of pale malt and hay with some aroma hops. Getting some honey in the taste along with a very light sweet malt and apple skins. Some yeasty bread and the like. Feel is on the light side and tame in flavor although it's pretty well balanced, carb is on the low end. Very drinkable and approachable for many people, this is one that I would share with people that are not "big into beer". I hear this is the ultimate pairing beer when it comes to food, I prefer local 1 instead.

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Photo of Stunner97
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was another beer of theres I got a chance to try as a sample that was interesting but not my overall cup of tea. It was very fruity and sweet wheat style beer. It certainly was something I could never see my self sitting down and drinking very much of at all. Just to sweet and too bland, and over citrusy to be my cup of tea. May be something that some witbier lovers would enjoy but just nothing special to me.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with some white haze and a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of coriander and some orange peel notes is somewhat bland. Taste is also an average mix between some orange peel with notes of coriander and light wheat malt. Body is too thin for style with some good carbonation. Makes you wonder why El Bulli decided to get associated with this beer as this is really average overall.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Aroma is crisp, yeasty and wheaty with an undertone of lemon and a touch of sweetness. It pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow - not inspiring, but at least the snow-white head is fairly thick and fluffy and leaves decent lacing - an extra half point for that. Flavor is typically wheaty and yeasty with a faint lemon undertone, a teensy on the thin side but still potable. Texture is smooth, a bit watery, barely fizzy. I expected better from the appearance of the bottle, as well as the cost - I lost the slip so I'm not sure how much I spent, but it was not cheap. Don't think I'll be looking for this one again, but I'm glad I gave it a fair shake.

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Photo of elNopalero
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Come into the light?... This is a light-golden colored beer with a nice bit of foam. There’s a light pale Belgian-style aroma to it—some floral esters but not a whole lot. It’s thin-bodied, lightly flavored (do you see the trend here?) with a curious finish. For as much as I’ve seen this around I really didn’t miss much by not trying it until now.

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Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of nebula1999
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of katiatanner
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of tjsmith910
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
3.55 out of 5 based on 488 ratings.
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