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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by philipquarles on 09-07-2009

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192
Ratings:
477
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
23.38%
 
 
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Reviews: 192 | Ratings: 477
Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow with a greenish hue. Very mild white foam head with no retention. Smell is spicy and citric, very nice. Taste is fresh, spicy and citric, licorice adds a little bit of bitterness from the sweetness but it´s well balanced. Overall a spanish interpretation of the witbier, interesting and cheap, nice to try.

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Photo of CrazyMike
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden yellow appearance with lots of thick head that slowly settles down. Smell is a mixture of citrus, orange, honey and various spices. So far so good.

Taste is similar to the smell, citrus along with orange and honey. Picked up grain and wheat as well with a hint of bread. Taste is very light overall though. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a dry, citrus taste.

This is a beer that comes off strong but the taste is surprisingly weak. Still, this is a refreshing and tasty wheat beer, not to mention the spiffy bottle. I'd recommend this when it's hot out.

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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 PlutonowyManiek
2.31/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Gold color, straw, slightly hazy. Foam white, medium high and not very durable, leaves traces on the glass.
Malty aroma, a little hop notes, floral, slightly lemon.
Taste: malty, white bread, and again a little lemon.
Saturation average. For what reason is Witbier, I do not know, summing up: for me it is normal lager.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Estrella Damm Inedit | 750 ml. | 4.8% ABV | 2012

Brewer: Damm S. A.
Style: Witbier
Glass: White wine glass

Appearance:
golden cognac, with great lacing.

Aroma:
Soft floral aroma, like a field of poppies on a spring day.

Taste:
Light wheat flavors abound, but what is really astonishing is the depth of the floral and fruity flavors.

Mouthfeel:
Light and airy.

Harmony:
This is really enjoyable paired with food. I can see this complimenting most anything, but especially roasted vegetables and fish.

Would I get it again?:
Yes. I would get this especially to pair with food.

Bottled: ?
Served: February 18, 2012

Price = $9.99 at Whole Foods (NYC)

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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 Spineypanda
4.62/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours very light and straw color with a small yet residing head.
The smells to this beer are extreme. Overwhelming and complex, I love it. Straight up orange and Jasmine. I get more Jasmine than anything in the smell, which entices me to taste.
Taste is extremely complex as well lots of floral/jasmine notes and the citrus is present.

This is a great beer NOW i have to try it with the food pairings it suggests.

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Photo of dbalsock
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy with a light amber/orange body and thick, creamy white head. There's loads of carbonation and it stacks majestically on top of the beer.

Smell: Citrus, organe, pineapple and yeasties all come through on the nose. I think it matters greatly to be having this in Spain and freshly delivered from the brewery. I imagine these notes would be very dulled down by the length of a cross atlantic journey.

Taste: Blunted hops disappoint at first but the belgian yeast and tropical essence make up for that part. It has an almost biscuit aftertaste and a lingering unbalanced (almost stale) malt attack on the finish.

Mouthfeel: It is not as crisp as I want it to be, but th ecarbonation does alot to balance. The malt is a tad strong, although bland and seems refreshing at the same time. The mouthfeel is kind of a mystery to me.

Drinkability: It's terribly easy to drink and I wish it was on tap around here instead of the macro style lagers. If it were a tad more crisp it would be refreshing and have a higher score for drinkability.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into an Estrella Damm Inedit stem glass.

Hazy pale yellow in color with thick frothy white head that withstands with good retention, it gradually sinks to some foamy film covering atop along with elegant ring and several patch of lacing.

In a nose, here comes banana, floral, a hint of bubblegum, clove and coriander spice, light citrus, orange peel, elegant and inviting aroma in overall.

Led by citrus, lemon zest, and wheat snap, clove also coriander spice come in good mixture together with banana ester and slight hop bitterness.

Light body with very crisp, smooth, and lively mouthfeel from active carbonation, very dry finish.

Overall, this brew is very good and zesty yet high drinkability and easy to drink. I had it perfect match with sausage.

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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 MUTINY
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle into a Spiegelau Wit glass.

A: Pours a dull clear straw with 1/2" loose white head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is poor, retention is above-average.

S: Huge banana notes with traces of clove. Straightforward...dare I say...'on the nose'?

T: Similar to the nose. Very vibrant leap of flavor quickly turns into something much more mundane through the mid palate & into the finish. Finishes surprisingly sharp & sweet.

M: Moderate (& delicate) carb married to a light, slightly slick malty body. Very effective here. Finishes quite dry.

O: This is (to me) an interesting & overall rewarding take on the style.

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Photo of MAB
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
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 McNealc31
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer itself looks like a standard Witbier, pale gold color, astonishingly clear, with a fluffy white head. It's actually kind of fun to watch the bubbles race to the top. Smells of tangerine and wheat.The flavor is quite complex. Sweet grapes and lots of straw at first, leading to apricots and coriander. Very smooth. A tinge of anise in the finish.

As a witbier, it's very good, but not quite great. Admittedly, I am not enjoying this as suggested; with food.

However, I think the concept is a bit too pretentious for me. Developed by sommeliers and a chef? It should be served in wine glasses and kept in a chilled bucket? Here's how I'm interpreting all this. "Beer isn't as good as classy and refined as wine, so we're going to make one that's a close to a wine as possible, but still technically a beer."

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Photo of 4000qtrap
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: Bottle

Smell: Floral, yeasty, sweet spices, starfruit, a hint of ginger ale.

Taste: Delicate spices, crisp, with a dry but not too bitter character. Remarkably floral with abundant straw graininess and light, tart tropical fruits. Soft, full mouthfeel with a lingering floral/spicy finish. I'm not a big fan of spiced beer but in this case its remarkably well done with a deft hand. Overall, impressively balanced texture/mouthfeel and flavors and a very unique nose and flavor.

Note: As intended I ate this with food and found it to be a remarkable complement to my meal. I think that part of it comes from the fact that its very floral which contrasts to almost any food and refreshes your mind with a new smell and taste. In addition, its crisp dryness works well and requires very little bitterness for palette refreshment. I'd HIGHLY recommend not drinking this beer by itself, it was a really wonderful experience

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

A- Hazy golden colour with some visible carbonation. Nicely dense, 1 and a half finger white head. Retention and lacing are both pretty nice

S- Soft, sweet wheat malts on the background. Refreshing citric (orange peel) feel upfront, with a bit of spiciness (clove) to make things more lively. Overall very refreshing

T- A soft, sweet, white bread feel as the smell suggested. Then a nice amount of flavours showing up. Some lively spiciness (pepper, coriander), citric notes (lemon, orange), a light but still easily detectable hint of liquorice, maybe a bit of a sugary feel. Nice range of flavours, not feeling like they're perfectly integrated though, just showing up here and there

M- Light body, medium carbonation brings a bit of lively texture on the palate. Overall nicely smooth and easy on the mouth

O- Drinkabilty is great and the beer feels very refreshing. Could use some improvement in blending flavours a bit more. Shows once again that industrial breweries have potential in making good, fairly priced beer, if they only put a little effort. Think of what they could do if they put a lot of effort

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Photo of DaverCS
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great lacing on the beer. Copious amounts of fine carbonation.

Aroma: Citrus, apple juice, cilantro, herbaceous and floral.

Taste doesn't match the forward nose: tame. Watery and light, high amounts of carbonation. Very apple juice forward, but rather dry.

Overall, alone the beer is a disappointment; however, with food it pairs nice. Not overly aggressive or over-powering, but then again, that is its downfall. Had this with some various fish dishes at Posh restaurant, which worked great. It gets a 78/100.

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

Poured from a large form bottle into a wine glass (as suggested in the little pamphlet). Best before appeared to be 9/11 need to drink it NOW!

A - pours a slightly cloudy golden color with lots of carbonation in the glass and a huge fluffy head that resolves after a minute leaving a lot of chunky lacing around the glass.

S - sweet malt, hint of floral and citrus

T - a bit of a surprise in that it's relatively powerful, but strangely subdued. Very little bitterness (just a hint) with the main body being lightly fruity and floral and a slight enduring citrus bitterness in the finish

M - very light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation; no alcohol warming

D - this is super-drinkable; frankly just barely tastes like a beer, and instead is somewhat of a thirst-quenching beverage. This is potentially super-dangerous in big quantity!

Interesting beer; engineered for food, as per the pamphlet, subtle but fairly tasty.

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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 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 Guppy314
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a haze straw color with a thin white head that quickly vanished to nothing. Aromas of indistinct citrus and floral. Taste is subtle coriander, orange, and malt. On the back end, there is lemon and a bit of hops. Overall, this is far lighter than I generally go for, but it's really well balanced and executed; would be refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
3.62/5  rDev +2%
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 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 Dotcubed
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got excited when I saw this ElBulli inspired creation.

Looks like a farmhouse, pale yellow with only a light layer of lace.

Smells very unique, licorice & some funky malt. Figs? Very distinct.

Tastes, kind of blah. Watery, fruity. White peaches? Tartness Tame and unremarkable. Very pallet cleansing. They set out to create something that goes with lots of foods & I think they've succeeded. But, it is more like a dry prosecco. They made beer that does the same job as white wine but with malt.

While a great all around beverage it lacks the roasted notes that I like in beer. Very smooth, malty.

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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.
3.55 out of 5 based on 477 ratings.
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