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Estrella Damm Inedit (282 of 1001)

Rating: 3.25

My eleventh Spanish beer now and one whose name roughly translates as “never been done before” so I’m expecting something a little bit different from this one as you might expect. The beer is a collaborative effort between the Damm brewery of Barcelona and chef Ferran Andria and sommeliers of the elBulli Restaurant in Catalonia. This one is a beer that I’ve had my eye on for some time but have previously been put off by the price and the fact it is usually only found in 750ml but I recently noticed that Beers of Europe were selling smaller 330ml bottle and I decided not to pass this one up for any longer. It will be the first Spanish wheat beer I have tried and I’m quite excited to see how the beer turns out given most of the Spanish beers I’ve tried to date fall under the pale lager category, it’ll at least be interesting to find out how it rates.

Estrella Damm Inedit

Appearance (4/5): Light bodied and a golden yellow colour with a quarter centimetre tall, foamy white head that turns to a fine lacing that just about covers the surface of the beer after a minute or two.
Aroma (7/10): Wheat and clove on the nose initially, there is some background spice as well but the bulk of the nose is made up of the first two plus some malts and biscuit with some nice lemon/citrus notes changing things up a little soon after. The beer was a pleasant one of the nose but it did seem a little basic, perhaps it could also have been a little stronger too.
Taste (6/10): Wheat and light malts kick things off here, some barely features as well and the spices from the nose are present too but again not particularly strong. The cloves from the nose also feature with some faint coriander backing them up, the lemon citrus from the nose also helping out some with a touch of orange appearing too before some bitterness sees things out.
Palate (3/5): Smooth bodied with a lot of background spice on top of a light medium body that was perhaps just a touch thin for my liking. There was a nice citrus tang to proceedings with lighter than expected carbonation a feature as well.

Overall (11/20): 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.

Brewed In: Barcelona, Spain
Brewery: Damm S. A.
First Brewed: 2008
Type: Witbier
Abv: 4.8%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: BeersOfEurope.co.uk
Price: £2.19

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