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Inedit Damm

    Style: Blended wheat / lager
    Brewery: Estrella
    Origin: Spain
    Size: 75cl
    Alcohol: 4.8%
    Price: 60kr
    Systembolaget: 1583

    The brewery was founded in 1876 by young master brewer August Kuentzmann Damm, who emigrated from Alsace with his wife Melanie, fleeing the Franco-Prussian War. Based in Barcelona, the company currently owns two breweries in the city. Estrella’s products are present in over 90 countries worldwide; being one of the few independent breweries which is still brewed 100% at origin. Inedit was created in 2008 by Damm’s master brewers, Ferran Adrià. Brewed with coriander, liquorice and orange peel, this beer is a blend of lager and wheat beer. I thought this sounded like a very interesting way to kick off the tasting, so this was the first beer of the night.

    This was slightly cloudy straw in colour with good head retention. The aroma was sweet, with big herbal and orange peel notes present. It was a delicate yet pleasant aroma, being very fresh and enjoyable on the nose. The wheat notes hit the tongue immediately upon sipping, with a thick and soft taste that filled the mouth. Honey notes rolled around the palate, accompanied by the orange zest backing it up with a fruity undercurrent. Cracker notes were also there, but hidden by the slightly sweet notes. The elevated carbonation levels helped the herbal notes come to the forefront, with the coriander noted. This was rather drying, with the palate becoming drier as time lapsed between sips.

    Light and fresh, this could be perfect to share with friends, but maybe a bit too big at 75cl to enjoy on your own. I would love to try this with some fish and chips or mussel soup, as the citrus note and light body would pair with those perfectly. A very interesting and good value beer indeed!