Saturday, 29 September 2012
Estrella Damm Inedit (Spain)
Estrella Damm Inedit
Estrella Brewing Company
The Spanish beer that has been made with the intention of being the perfect beer to consume with food. Not only that but it has been made with the assistance of Ferran Adria of El Bulli - one of the world's best chef. The marketing behind the beer is good, it is well packaged and even comes in a wine bottle style that would look the place on any high end restaurant table.
The commercial description is as follows : -
"Aromatized with coriander, orange peel and liquorice.
Inedit means "Never been done before". In cooperation with the brew master of Estrella Damm, Inedit was crafted by the globally acclaimed chef Ferran Andria, Juli Soler and sommeliers Ferran Centelles and David Seijas from El Bulli Restaurant."
The beer is a blend of a lager and a wheat beer - it has the usual characteristics of a wheat beer but quite subtle. On the nose you have floral hops with the added aroma of cloves, orange peel with a little malt. The beer is cloudy with a pale golden hue with an attractive foamy white head. The flavours on the tongue are of typical wheat beer characters but taste almost watered down. The beer itself has a creamy mouthfeel with a light body.
Overall I was a little disappointed by the lack of flavour of the beer. Although the bottle, the branding and the packaging is certainly a bit of a show stopper. I do agree that this would pair many different foods successfully but to drink on it's own there is just not enough flavour on the tongue, the aromas are good infact the nose gets it over the line.