Estrella Damm Inedit

Type: lager wheat beer
Origin: Barcelona, Spain
Price: $8.99 per 750 mL

Ferran Adria is one of the greatest chefs in the world. This is the beer he created to be served in his Michelin 3-Star restaurant (only 81 currently exist in the world). That should say everything about this beer. Regular Estrella Damm is very much the Budweiser of Spain. A simple pilsner that aims to quench the thirst of the masses. If I tasted Inedit blindly, I would have thought it was from one of the Belgian abbeys. It has a very light citrus flavor that would pair excellently with seafood, but also is not overly sweet, and could go would meatier fare. The beer actually comes with a pamphlet about how to enjoy the beer. Here is the transcript:

“Inedit means “Never been done before”. In cooperation with the brewmasters of Estrella Damm, Inedit was crafted by the globally acclaimed chef Ferran Adria, Juli Soler and sommeliers Ferran Centelles and David Seijas from ElBulli Restaurant.

Inedit was created to pair with the most exquisite and challenging foods. Foods that contain: citrus and oils: ie. salads, vinegar based sauces. Bitter Notes: ie. asparagus, artichokes, rugula. Oily textures: ie. salmon, tuna, fatty cheese.

A skillfully brewed blend of lager and wheat beer styles. Inedit uses a combination of barley malt, wheat, hops, coriander, orange peel, yeast and water.

Uniquely brewed to create a complex aroma and opaque appearance, a floral nose leaves a sensation of fresh yeast and sweet spices. Lightly carbonated with a creamy texture, the soft, full body leaves a long and lasting finish.

It is recommended that Inedit is enjoyed in a white wine glass and kept in an ice bucket after serving.”

The way they describe the beer can come off a bit snobbish, but you can’t complain with the price. And the beer is simply incredible. They can say whatever they want, as long as they back it up where it counts.

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