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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485
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a great three finger white head that dissipates slowly leaving lots of lacing. Nice active carbonation in the glass. Classic witbier aroma of wheat and light fruit juice; apple and pear, mild malt. Flavor of sweet malt, apple and pear juice, very light sour lemon, a hint of coriander and hops. Flavors are nice, but attenuated almost to the point of tasting watered down. Light bodied. Pleasant, but uninspired and thin tasting. Nice classy bottle, but I'd rather have a stronger witbier in an ugly bottle. At least I can tick Damm without having to drink their macros...

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Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
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 Mebuzzard
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An interesting bottle/label design. Seems to want to replace white wine in the dinner pairing category.
Pours a huge, fluffy white head. Cloudy pale yellow body with light green tints. Looks OK, but I've had others with this look and they didn't please me much.

However this one is a tad different. A soft malty nose, with light coriander and orange zest. Not strong. A bit weak, but pleasant.

Taste is light and fluffy. Definitely not a strong beer. Yet it maintains the coriander and orange flavors. Some lemon and barely toasted biscuit.
Would like to have a bit more in the feel. Very light, slight carbonation. Went well with a variety of soft cheeses and bread. Brought out the orange zest. Very easy drinking. Would go well with many meals methinks.

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Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
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 AngusOg
4.63/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 biegaman
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like at least a few of Ferran Adrià's creations this one is served under a blanket of bubbling foam, at least a good finger's worth of it. The beer beneath it, despite looking colourless coming out the bottle, has the tone of a good quality extra-virgin olive oil (and possibly the same extent of clarity despite being much more dazzling against the light).

Whether it's a positive or negative, the sign of a skilled brewer or skimpy brewer is somewhat subjective; what can be said with certainty, however, is that this ingredients list looks more impressive than it either smells or tastes. Despite the addition of coriander, orange peel and licorice nothing about the beer is overly zesty or distinctive.

That's not to say that it isn't without at least a little zest and distinctiveness - there is a touch of citrus on the finish and a light brush of coriander on the tongue - but it's not like I'm seeing orange groves or the street stalls of Marrakesh. Still, it's undeniably more flavourful than most of this (and other commercial) brewery's offerings.

This beer was designed to pair with food. I know this because they said so in all their promotional materials. I would have thought some of the world's proclaimed food and drink experts would know not to make such blanket, nonsensical claims. To their defense they specify a little: oily textures (cheese, fish) and bitter flavours (veggies).

Without having tried the suggestive pairings I can't comment on the accuracy of their assessments. What I will say is that the beer is more likely to compliment foods rather than vice-versa; this simply does not have enough character to be gratifying on its own (unless you're really thirsty). You'll find more depth in just about any stout or Belgian ale.

You put one of history's most innovative chefs and the sommeliers of the world's most famous restaurant in a room together and they came up with a witbier? I never ate at El Bulli but from my impressions this beer is no different - beyond the fancy presentation and considerable price tag there's nowhere near the amount of substance it is hyped up to have.

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Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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 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 Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a very exclusive-looking 75 cl brown bottle (champagne-stylee). Labeling is very discrete - which only makes the exclusiveness even more exclusive. There's only an Estrella (star).

A: The pour is murky dish-wash pale color with a compact large head that slowly dissipates into lacings galore. In short - it looks great (in the Witbier family)!!!

S: Surprisingly malty, but there's also some wheat. Citric notes as well as faint ripe bananas. Some yeast as well.

T: Wheat - sweet ripe bananas. And of course - coriander and citric notes, orange sezt. Honey.

M: Aftertaste is surprisingly long in this refreshing Witbier. Holds both sweet and faint bitter. Body is light and carbonation is smooth and rich.

D: Refreshing. Witbiers usually are, and this one is no exception. Really interesting that this one is brewed in Spain (I've only had rather boring lagers from Spain before).

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Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow/amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Citrus, hops, bread/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, wheat and some lemon/orange juice and zest. There is also a bit of coriander and a bit of a corn/adjunct flavour. The beer finishes with a grainy aftertaste with a touch of lingering citrus and spice.

Overall - There is some potential here, but I was disappointed with the fact that it had some of the qualities found in a cheap adjunct beer. Especially considering the high price of the bottle.. Speaking of which, the flashy bottle is probably the best part of this beer. I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three-finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer and leaves some lace. Yeasty orange nose. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is orange with the yeast in background. Nice wit. $9.99 for a 750ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Liquor Shed in Casper.

This pours a straw gold, 2 fingers of foam that shrinks slowly. A spicy nose of coriander and cloves, banana, sweet malt. Tastes good. Coriander and lightish clove, sweet maltiness, fairly light bodied, easy to drink. This is a good one.

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Photo of weeare138
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy, straw toned gold with a small white cap that quickly fizzles out into a mild cap. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of lemon, coriander, and some light notes of sugary grain.
Taste is of the aromas with tastes of freshly baked bread and a dusting of orange zest.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, with zippy bits of carbonation tickling the palate.

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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 Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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 Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into pint glass nov11 2010

A very slight haze in a pale yellow liquid, very few bubbles considering the large 3 finger head that fell rather quickly and left a few specks of lace

S lots of dry cereal, mild citrus and faint banana

T not too far from the smell perhaps just a little more citrus with some yeast and faint spice

M pretty crisp and a clean finish, light bodied and fairly smooth

D my only complaint is the chilly weather outside, pretty easy too drink and I took the big bottle down pretty fast

better then I expected so that's never a bad thing, perhaps much better suited to some hot sun but I may drink it again even with our shitty weather

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Estrella Damm Inedit from Damm S. A.
3.55 out of 5 based on 485 ratings.
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