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Brewed by:
Damm S. A.
Spain | website

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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3.55
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Photo of slackattack
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy gold with loose, clumpy head of 3 fingers that hangs around and leaves a wet lacing. Aroma is grassy and spicy with some lemony tang, inviting. Taste is light, really lighter than I hoped or expected. Dominant flavors follow the aroma, a straw-like grassiness is the most obvious followed by a clean peppery spice. Not a big flavor profile at all. Carbonation was lacking and mouthfeel was dry but odd. Overall the fancy bottle and big name chef on the label caused a letdown. Doubt I would purchase again.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 750 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed golden wheat hue, tall rocky white head that retains.

Tart wheat, tangerine and marmalade on the nose, blended with some mild spice.

Flavour is subtle, and somewhat underwhelming. Mild citrus and spice, some sweet and tangy wheat.

Medium-light mouthfeel, very brisk carbonation.

For the effort of going out of their way to produce a such a blended product (they claim wheat beer and lager) it doesn't quite stand up on its own beyond an average experience. Quenching for sure, but light in the flavour department.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours just a slightly pale banana peel pilsner hay color. Very quick, bright white bubbly head that recedes to nothing. The bubbling is just awesome, almost frantic. Gypsum, banana, and chammomile aroma are subtley picked up the a deep nasal inhale. Parched pilsner malt and dry wheat start the flavor profile first. The middle has the yeast adding a banana peel flair to the middle. The finish tops everything off with some mild herbal hints of chammomile and grains of paradise. Very carbonated beer, but thin in palate. Brisk and refreshing, while at the same time, a little bland and boring. Overall, OK.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - pours a cloudy lemon color with three fingers of sticky white foam. Leaves irregular patches of lace behind, no symmetry or pattern.

Aroma - has a soft, mildly sweet, powdery dough and yeast smell. Very unassuming, a nice start. A faint hint of butter/diacetyl.

Taste - the first healthy thirst-quenching pull is a lightly buttery grain, some mellow spicing, and a good dose of yeast flavor. A decent melding of components, nothing stands out in particular besides a touch of diacetyl. The aftertaste shows a trace of fruit and tartness, but it is distant and vague. Ends about the same, some graininess returns at times. Tastes okay but needs more presence of the spicing.

Mouthfeel - fluffy, smooth, and easy-flowing.

Drinkability - tasty but over-priced. Spend the sawbuck at your local brewpub's wit instead, it'll go so much farther.

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Photo of ricke
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellowish orange, actually too pale considering the style. Slightly hazy. A white fluffy head of small bubbles settles into small lacings.

S: A rather sweet smell. Malts and wheat reminiscent of white bread. Lemon peel, orange, coriander, grass, fruity bubblegum, some general spices. All in all, a very light smell and I had to struggle to detect the different components. Rather anomymous, but still kind of pleasant.

T: Not as good as the smell, and rather thin in general. Almost a copy of the smell, but not as complex and weaker. According to the rather cheesy info sheet hanging around the bottle neck on this one, the beer is a blend of lager and wit and in the taste the lager really comes forth with a quite boring and bland character. Sweet malts with prominent wheaty notes. Sweet citric notes and orange, coriander, faint grassy hops. One or two earthy notes. Sweet flavor of bubblegum. The finish is short and slightly mineral-like with notes of spices.

M: Very light body, feels bland in every aspect. A boring mouthfeel.

D: As notes, this is supposed to be a blend of lager and wit, but actually it comes out more as a wit diluted with lager. It doesn't taste bad or anything - actually it's kind of refreshing and it has some nicely tasting flavors - but it's just boring. The smell is definitely the highlight of the beer, and not even that is more than ok. It is no way near of living up to the boasting presented in the cheesy note around the bottle neck.

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Photo of rallison
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A Spanish beer? Expectations are not high, but might as well give it a try. Classy bottle and not too pricey ($9ish for 750ml).

Hazy golden pour with a good, lasting white head. Smells of spices and grass with an herbal, medicinal quality. Not bad, not great.

The taste is rather light with some wheat notes to soften the flavor and some herbal notes against a simple, lackluster body. Light hop bite.

Watery mouthfeel that could really use a kick from some decent carbonation or else a more interesting, more complex body. As is, lacking, but there is some promise too.

Of the Spanish beers I have had, this is probably the best. Then again, this is probably the only craft Spanish beer I've had. Fun to try though...and, if in Spain, and if not in the mood for wine, on a hot summer day, I could see reaching for this.

Edit: Oh...licorice...that's the flavor on the back of the tongue that I couldn't place. Interesting. Unique twist.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow color, hazy. Pure white head with good volume but poor retention and lacing.

S: The usual, lemon juice, green apples, some pepper/cinnamon/cloves. Not very fragrant.

T: Again, lemon juice and green apples are there, stronger than expected too. Again with the spices: pepper, cinnamon and cloves. The weird thing is that there is a kind of tea like taste in this beer which makes the whole thing reminiscent of iced tea. Gotta be very refreshing during the summer.

M: Very light and watery. No fluffyness, no smoothness. Wrong yeast I expect.

O: This is an okay beer. Nothing out of the ordinary which makes me wonder why the El Bulli chef which is known for his experimental food would put his name on such a beer that plays it THAT safe without any form of innovation.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The crimped cap on this skinny necked bottle slipped off with ease. What was inside was a dark golden color with a few centimeters of white foam. The aroma is wheat, malt, yeast and vinegar. The sourness of this combination is bit out of character.

The mouthfeel of this thing is a little thick and chewy, beyond what I would have expected for wheat laced beer. Pale malt leads to sourness in the center. A lager-like sweetness pulls it out of the center toward a spicy end.

Overall this is a bit of an odd duck. Not necessarily bad, I will gladly drink the entire bottle, but a little off for a Witbier.

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Photo of adamette
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted last night. Review from notes. Poured into a small glass at my Uncle Dave's House in Peninsula, Ohio.

A Kind of disappointing look of maybe an american lager with an off white bubbly head (although it was a 4 inch generous, long lasting head of about 3 minutes) over straw yellow translucent body with some carbonation rising up. Minimal amount of sediment (yeast, wheat?).

S Light wheat and spices of coriander, maybe cinnamon but none of it really strong. This smells a bit wimpy.

T Basic Witbier really. There is the nice texture of a Witbier and even some of the spices that come through in the last 1/3 of the taste spectrum but I was hoping for something "bigger" than what I got.

M Light to moderate with some grain feel and plenty of carbonation. Mouthfeel was a bit above average.

D Really quite good at reasonably low ABV and a pleasant enough beer.

Notes: Glad to have tried it but I will not likely buy it again. Just too boring.

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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 LadyBastet27
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Whitehorse, Yukon.Pours hazy yellow with massive, soapy head. Aroma of hops, hay and some citrus. Taste was light and slightly bitter with a sour, drawn out finish. Light carbonation and a thin body. Overall pleasant, but not terribly memorable. I feel that so much more could be done with this beer. Perhaps in future incarnations.

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Photo of tapman
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This bottle was marked down from 13.99 to 3.99 in order to get it the hell out of the store. Damn...

Light yellow color with orange hues, decent sized white head that dissipates instantly, though the lacing is decent. No cloudiness whatsoever.

Doughy yeast and bright orange make the aroma.

Pilsner malt, a lot of sweet orange flavor, some Saaz (like?) hops. Not much spiciness or any peppery flavors that I can make out.

Pretty thin for the style with a less than average carbonation.

This brew doesn't taste that bad. However, the original price tag was too exorbitant and I hope that nobody bought it at that price. Seriously, when you need to mark own the beer 80%+ to move it...

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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 CrazyDavros
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a small head.
Nose shows doughy wheat and soft vegetal-like coriander.
Sweet flavours, more doughy wheat with a bit of sweet malt and very faint orange peel. Practically no bitterness. Gets boring quickly.
Nice soft creamy carbonation though.

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Photo of evlu1441
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An elegant 750Ml bottle with just a star on the label. Very interesting. Lets hope it lives up to the elegance of its presentation

It pours a medium apricot colour with a nice fluffy white head that quickly dissipates. It is quite hazy and there is lots of carbonation rising up to the top.

The aroma is very citrusy. Mandarin orange and a slight hint of yeast.

The taste is quite light. Malted wheat and citrus dominate. The carbonation dances on the tongue, but might be a bit too intense for the subtle flavours.

Overall, this is a light refreshing beer. It might be nice during the summer. The flavours aren't especially interesting though. I think it tries to have snob appeal with the bottle, but I was a little underwhelmed.

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Photo of kikobcn
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes out from Estrella Damm production 3 years ago in this elegant 750Ml bottle with just a star on the black label. No can packaging till now.

It pours shining yellow with nice cap.

The smell is definitely citrous

The taste is light and smooth with a citrus aftertaste.

Overall is a light beer that match perfecly with seafood in general.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden color with about an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention is good and there's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells mostly like wheat/grain, along with some orange peel and a bit of coriander. The taste is just like the aroma, it tastes mostly like wheat/grain, along with some coriander and orange peel. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium and has high carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it's not hard to drink. Not a bad brew overall, it was nice to try but I don't think I would ever buy it again.

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Photo of CHickman
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow gold with a 1/4 inch foamy off white head; smells of wheat, orange peel, yeast, grass and lemon/citrus.

Tastes of wheat, orange/orange peel, yeast, lemon, hops, coriander and some very faint spices. Feels like a creamy lager, but smells and tastes like a Belgian wheat beer. Very light to zero carbonation and very crisp and refreshing; it has a nice light feel and goes down very smooth and easy.

Not the most flavorful beer as nothing really jumps out and takes the lead in the flavor department, but still was a very enjoyable beer (perhaps the light feel and drinkability). This brew could use some more spices, roasted malt or even some hops to intensify it and keep it true to being a beer designed to eat a meal with.

After drinking it, I understand why it was made to pair with food, especially fish dishes. I liked the promo booklet attached to the bottle to give some of the history in making this beer and would try it again with a meal. I wish it was a tad bit less expensive, as it was not worthy of the price paid for it.

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Photo of eriktoyra
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pale golden liquid into the glass. The head is about two fingers high and very white. It has a typical witbier look with yeast floating around.

S: Belgian yeast. Oranges and coriander. Maybe some gooseberries also.

T: Wheat of course. Belgian yeast, oranges and coriander. Very balanced in taste.

M: Feels very light in the body. The carbonation is surprisingly strong and it leaves a tickling on the tongue long after a sip.

O: A witbier that pairs very well together with fish soup (which I had at the time of testing). All in all an overall witbier.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A fairly clear a light amber beer with a persistent head of low, rocky bubbles that leave a slight lacing on the glass. A date on the neck label of 04/13 that might be a best buy; I picked this up in a discount bin of $1.99.

S: A honey-like aromas dominate with medium amount of citrus peel and coriander notes. A moderated wheat and barley malt sweetness along with a slight anise aroma. The is a medium-low amount of yeast derived phenols with a some esters of light fruits like apricots.

T: Some light spice and herbal with a little malt or wheat sweetness that allow the medium-low hop bitterness to make it a moderately bitter beer on balance. No hops flavor. Some fruit flavors that seem to be the part of the yeast except a medium citrus zest flavor. The yeast also bring a medium-light clove character that is back by a light anise flavor. The finish is pretty dry with a quick aftertaste of citrus zest and spice.

A: A medium-light bodied beer with an almost champagne-like strong level of carbonation that prickles the tongue.

O: An enjoyable dry, beer that is pretty food friendly and would go well with lighter dishes such as seafood or chicken.

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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 Reaper16
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was pulled out from the fridge with much gusto last night at the Thanksgiving table. The fact that the great Ferran AdriĆ  had a hand in this beer -- a collaboration between Estrella and the late, great El Bulli -- caused a group of food nerds to nerd out just from reading the tag. Is the beer worthy of the association with one of the world's all-time great restaurants?

750mL bottle served into a pilsner glass

Pours a soft gamboge color, like a warm & nutty wheat beer. Not fully translucent; there's enough of a haze to tell you that this has a sizable wheat component in the malt bill. Around one finger of soft white head forms and sticks around for the whole drink.

If you're expecting a bouquet that wows you then you're going to be disappointed in that respect. This is a subtle nose, to say the least. Which isn't to say that it is without one; there's plenty going on. It's just all going on very, very quietly. A Hefeweizen-like yeast character is noticeable, giving the nose a banana and white flowers character. A bit of honeysuckle. Nutty wheat (not zippy or lemony wheat like in American wheat beers) rounds everything out. Light, light spicing as the beer warms up a bit.

The flavor of this beer is similarly unassertive. Coriander and citrus peel -- the typical witbier flavors -- are here. As is a trace of licorice and floral yeast flavors. The malt flavors are very soft. This beer is clearly meant to pair with light dishes. I mean, the marketing says as much but when you taste it you realize that they really mean it. I'm not scoring this as a stand-alone beer as much as I'm scoring it towards their stated goal of being a very food-versatile beer.

It's soft beer in terms of mouthfeel. The carbonation is pretty active, but it is never sharp of prickly. It's more cloud-like. Overall, this is an above-average witbier only because of its unique flavors for the style. This is not a beer to drink by itself, though. It's too seemingly under-flavored for that. Instead, drink this as the brewers and El Bulli collaborators intended it: as a true compliment to light foods that wine has trouble with. This beer is going to be fantastically complimentary with fish, with light & oily salads, with artichoke, asparagus, etc. It's very versatile with light dishes.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Inedit's appearance may be the best thing it has going for it. Its a slightly cloudy light straw colour and has a huge frothy head.

The yeast smell is quite strong, supported by citrus and other fruit I can't quite nail down. The taste, however, is a little too watered down for me. Nice flavours like orange and lime are complemented by a sweet malt, but not much to balance it out.

A great mouthfeel makes up some lost ground with a creamy and light feel that finished very dry. Overall, not bad. A little bit pricey for what it is though. I paid 8 something for the bottle...

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Photo of jhtipton
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It comes in a nice 750Ml bottle. It pour a very bountiful head that leaves qickly but also leaves some lacing. It is slightly cloudy golden. It smells yeasty and wheaty and malty. Flavour is decent, not my favorite but ceertainly better than most Spanish beersI can't pin the exact thing that is jumping out of the flavour but I guess it is the malts in a caramel sort of way that make it a sweet whitbeir. It also has some fruitiness but not exactly discernible.

Mouthfeel is nice light to medium bodied. Overall a decent whitbier for a Spanish brewery but not as good as some of the German whits that are plentiful fow about the same price. This beer is approximately $6 USD out in town.

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Photo of aristeros
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Will pour into a wine glass as the label says and note any differences after. Attractive bottle; never had a beer from Spain before. Pours a cloudy golden with a generous two plus fingers of white head, some retention and lacing. Very active carbonation.

Sweet at first on the nose, reminds me a bit of melon. Light citrus undercurrent. Floral hops.

Mildly sweet up front, you get some red fruit, some citrus, and definite wheat in the malt character. Honey near the back end, some orange. Refreshing, but not the best wit I've had.

Probably will not buy this one again. Incidentally, pouring it into a wine glass didn't change anything.

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
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