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Estrella Damm IneditEstrella Damm Inedit

Brewed by:
Damm S. A.

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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Reviews: 191 | Ratings: 472
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 BeersCriteria
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden champagne color with a white head.

S- A WHISP of spice notes and citrus.

T- Refreshing and clean tasting with hints of coriander and grapefruit, it's basically a wheat beer though. It's nothing overpowering, if anything, it's a little underwhelming. It tastes more like watered down white wine but this beer would be good on a warm summer night.

Food Pairing- The makers of this beer say that this beer is meant for dining and I can see why, it's very light and has low alcohol. I could see this pairing well with some fish and root vegetables.

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Photo of Seanibus
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The brewers bill this as a beer designed specifically to go with food, and I see where they are coming from. This is not a beer you sit and sip by itself (an anti-session beer?). It does have a white wine-like character to it.

Pours cloudy golden with a huge fluffy head. Malty, wheaty aroma, slight citrus and spice. Nice lacing. The flavor is sour wheaty, astringint, with a hint of spice, apricot and citrus. The mouthfeel is thin with a little sourness in the back. White wine like. Light. As it warms, apple notes become quite pronounced.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle stamped 07/11 L190216 poured to tulip glass. The beer pours a golden yellow with a small 1 finger white cap with little retention and little lacing. The aroma is faint but provides a floral light citrus fruitiness flavor. Heavy wheat influence here. Just like the nose the flavor is wheat heavy, too much so, in my opinion. The crisp fruity sweetness is very much subdued. Lighter bodied and decently carbonated. Overall, not much going on here. The little booklet suggests the beer is made to be paired with food. I paired mine with a baked chicken. The beer did nothing for the food nor me. Not sure it's worth close to the asking price. Not bad, not great.

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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1B adapted). Bottle 75 cl - Batch L080201. AROMA: sweet grainy lager profile background with faint orange and spicy notes and very faint coriander. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: pale yellow color and translucent. thin white head with low retention. TASTE: coriander and orange flavours with a grainy sweet profile. low bitterness. finishes semi-sweet. PALATE: thin body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down pale lager aromatized with some wit notes and nothing more.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A- Body is a completely transparent golder yellow hue with bubbles seen steadily rising to the top. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head which fades to about 1/2 finger and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- Nose is very mild. Grain, wheat, pale malt. Not really much to offer.

T- Taste is much the same. Bready grain. All the way through-no color or complexity to it.

M- Medium to high carbonation and somewhat bready light body.

D- This is a very simple wheat beer. It is certainly no witbier as there are no spices, herbs, or citrus. Just wheat and grain. This beer is not bad, its just bland and very boring. I can't write much more about it because there isn't anything else to it.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split with some friends and paired with many different types of sushi.

A- golden yellow almost perfectly clear. A bit of head but it quickly disappears.

S- very little nose. Just kind or crisp and clean. Maybe a spot of sparkling cider.

T- simple and clean. Wheat and a bit sweet and dry.

M- very effervescent really works well to clean the palate between bites.

D- its a rather tame beer but super drinkable. Pairs well with lots of stuff but I guess that's what they were going for. Easy drinking here.

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Photo of socon67
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Orange pour with a high white foam that settles quickly. Some cabonation is noted.

S - Scents or fresh oranges, light grains, and some funky yeast. All are very subtle however.

T - I found this to be a generally weak witbier. The citrus sweet flavors came across kind of mild. There is some flavor of fresh wheat bread, and a dash of spice. But overall I'd like to see this a bit more robust.

M - Certianly easy drinking. While a bit thin, it does seem generally balanced well and would be quite sessionable.

O - A novely beer from Spain and honestly, I prefer Mahou better. Worth trying but givren the price and packaging I expected more.

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Photo of beersheppard
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: light pale gold, cloudy, thin white head.

Smell: very nice at first, but disipates quickly. Initial aroma is muscat grapes.

Taste: light malt and wheat, some coriander, and orange. I found it lacking in the flavor department, I needed more.

Mouthfeel: thin and slick.

Drinkability: refreshing on a hot day, but I would choose one of the many other witbiers first.

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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 drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Courtesy Paul B, thanks amigo. Decent enough. Poured with a small off white head and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a cloudy amber. Aroma is quite a mild spicey, citrus, yeast, and malt. Flavors the same only bolder. Body is a bit thin but good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and fairly short. Could be a session for the right mood.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw gold with puffy white head that doesn't hang around. Vague lemon peel and creamed wheat nose.
Cream cracker and light lemon barley with herbal end and some spice tingle.
Thin but creamy and lively.

Feeble. In designing a food beer that is all things to all people, this has been dumbed down by committee to lack any real character. Inoffensive in the worst way.

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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 medic25
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good looking bottle; like a Champagne bottle. Pale yellow color with a thin white head. Minimal wheat aroma. Taste is like a bland impression of a good Belgian witbier. Very little of the coriander/citrusy flavor I expect from the class. Fairly light bodied, and quite easy drinking. Not something I'd go out of my way to buy again.

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Photo of REDAMI
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass

A- white foamy head which quickly dissipates, light amber color, slightly cloudy.

S- Odd buttery aroma with slight citrus and hop notes, some spice in the back round, almost anise... Hard to pin down.

T- Light... TOO light and quite sweet. Hints of orange peel bitterness come through with a slight spice kick.

M- Feels almost flat in the mouth, actually, watery is a better way of putting it. Odd as the head was impressive before it faded.

High praise for the concept, but the execution leaves A LOT to be desired. This beer would rock in an imperial version but as it is, it's like that Eric Idle comment on American beer (something about a canoe...). I wanted to love this beer and after reading the mini booklet that came with the bottle, I was expecting so much more

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Photo of benfons
3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A bit yellow for a witbier, a little haze, very little head

S: Very fruity, apple, lemon, pear, hints of spices

T: Very sweet, a lot of orange, nothing more

M: slightly undercarbonated, not very creamy even a bit sticky

O: Not really good, too bland, too sweet

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Photo of cjgator3
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle

A- Pours a dark hazes golden yellow color with an off-white head that has good lacing and decent retention as well.

S- The aroma smells like it has a good amount of wheat with sweet honey, a and a hint of licorice and spices.

T- The taste like the aroma has a faint  honey-like sweetness with some spices and yeast in the finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a decent beer but probably not something I'd pick up again especially at the steep $10 a bottle. Not worth the price.

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Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Nose is sour Belgian funky with a champagne-like fruitiness over a well-attenuated sharpness. Smells good.

Pours a translucent tangerine yellow with moderate head and fairly quick dissipation... kind of like champagne... is this a trend? At least it's supposed to be served in white wine glasses, not flutes. Looks solidly good.

Such carbonation! A solid pillar of grape-like fruit sits in front, wrapped in apple, pear, and some citrus fruit... tangelo maybe. Mild sourness, funkiness, and spicy coolness. Notes of shampoo (the professional non-scented kind) own the pre-finish (must be the liquorice). Slight dryness in finish.

I should have known that a beer with an arrogant advertisement-dogtag wouldn't live up to its smug claims. How does Damm know this is the first beer specifically created to accompany food? There are numerous beers that can be paired with the utmost respect to the 'best cuisine', which must be high-talk for good food.

Maybe Damm is just joking; maybe this beer and all of its audacity is just a joke...


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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 hreb
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

75cL curvy wine bottle, packaged in a fancy black box. Despite the rediculous and pretentious packaging I couldn't pass up a $12 bottle of what appeared to be Belgian wit from *Spain* of all places. As depicted on the box I served it in a wine glass. Beer is straw yellow in color and formed a nice white head which quickly sank. Aroma is initially yeasty, but underneath there's a sweetness, like apple juice (or adjunct lager...).

Flavor is pretty freaking marginal. I can appreciate cold and refreshing, but I don't need "The World's Most Awarded Chef" (whoever that is) to serve me a glass of ice water. Digging a little deeper, there is a hint of ginger and coriander. The flavor is neither sweet nor dry -- I think I would have preferred a little bit drier. Minus points because the package is deceiving: the flavor is anything but "high intensity" or "aromatic". It doesn't have "long aftertaste" because it hardly has any taste at all. Highly drinkable, but bland. The wheat flavor is not highlighted at all, rather it is used only as a mild vehicle for more mild flavors.

I assume the name is a pun on "Damn, I need it". Maybe not. But minus points either way. If this is Damm's best beer I don't feel much need to explore more.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 75cl bottle brought back from Majorca last year by my daughter and husband. The third bottle in last nights 'random tasting evening'.

Posh package, complete with tagged neck label explaining the idea behind the beer, what to eat with it and how it should be served.

I poured it into three different Belgian beer glasses, allowing the sediment into the last one.

The first two glasses were clear, golden and lager looking, the third a murky milky yellow/white.

I know it is supposed to be a delicate brew, etc, etc, but it didn't produce much aroma from any of the glasses, the third one being the only one that actually had a real smell (yeasts and a slight floral hop hint).

The taste also left me somewhat wanting, light, too light really. The glass holding the sediment being the only one to have any depth or true beery flavours.

The mouthfeel was obviously completely different depending on the glass.

If I'd only had the third glass the scores would have been a lot higher, but the other two held a lot more of the bottle than the last (third).

I had some Coeur de Lion Pié D'angloys (a soft French Cheese) with the beer and it went very well. However the beer just lacked that something which makes it stand out from the crowd, pleasant but no world beater.

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Photo of janubio
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden colour, with a good head that holds for a while and leaves a lace. Smell is clean, some spices, coriander, citrus, all very faint, I can't appreciate the liquorice. Watery in the tongue, it tastes of spices, banana and flowers. I think is a try to make a wit beer adapted to the big market, with te results one can expect: nothing to do with the real thing, though is refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of ATPete
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a mostly transparent pale yellow color with slight haze and a medium sized pure white head. Tons of sweet banana in the nose. Soft characteristics in both aroma and flavor, bubblegum, ginger, lemon skin, toasty wheat is pretty subtle, fruity yeast. Good body, could use a touch more carbonation IMO. I like the idea of a "food beer" i think it should be a little more neutral however, the banana /bubblegum flavor is almost overpowering and boarding on artificial.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
3.55 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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