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Inedit - BOTTLEInedit Damm
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Company info:
Brassee Par: C.C Damm
Barcelona, SPAIN

[No website listed]

Bottle size sampled: 330ml

Alcohol: 4.8%
Standard drinks: 1.5

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $TBC AU

Label info: ‘Wheat and barley beer with spices’

What the label really means: Straight to the point.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Just like the previously reviewed Estrella Damm I love this label. A single gold star shines out from a matte black label. It’s simple and sophisticated, classy and elegant. As you would know, dear readers, I am generally against gold on beer labels but in this case, it’s just the right amount. It’s beautiful. Once again it ‘reeks of revolution. It reeks of liberation. It reeks of freedom. It also reeks of tradition, quality, and a beer not to be messed with. The label is tough, staunch, unblinking in the face of a pudgy, angry dictator with a penchant for tight trousers. It stares down authority and gives the finger to establishment.’ Who wouldn’t want to be seen holding this?

I give it a label rating of 8.5 out of 10.

AROMA:  Deliciously hoppy, floral aromas.

Taste: GLASS – Oh wow. This is one superbly crafted brew. All the elements are there for a smooth wheat beer with an undercurrent of citrus, but somehow it rises above this to pure brilliance in every drop. It’s clean, crisp and delicious. I am very impressed with this beer and finding it hard to stop drinking.Inedit - GLASS

I give it a beer from glass rating of 8 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – From the bottle, Inedit loses a good deal of that clean, refreshing mouth feel and becomes a little watery. Flavours are definitely diminished here, and while it still gives a fine glimpse into this heavenly brew it most certainly is better from the glass.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 6 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Drunken garlic prawns.

Best season to appreciate: Definitely a summer brew.

All-nighter beer? For sure! This is very easy to drink and it’s refreshing nature keeps you wanting more.

Other: This is my first review in a while and the reason for that is revealed over at my official Facebook page – come join me why don’t you? In the mean time I’ll get back to bringing weekly reviews your way.

NEXT WEEK: Pistonhead

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Estrella Damm - BOTTLEEstrella Damm

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Company info:
S.A Damm
Barcelona, SPAIN

[www.estrelladamm.es]

Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 4.6%
Standard drinks: 1.2

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for AU$3.50

Label info: ‘La Cerveza de Barcelona. Estrella Damm, the premium quality beer brewed in Barcelona since 1876. Today it remains at the heart of city life. Enjoy the taste of Barcelona.’

What the label really means: Great label description.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: The label for Estrella Damm, with it’s bold gold star reeks of revolution. It reeks of liberation. It reeks of freedom. It also reeks of tradition, quality, and a beer not to be messed with. The label is tough, staunch, unblinking in the face of a pudgy, angry dictator with a penchant for tight trousers. It stares down authority and gives the finger to establishment. Let the Estrella Damm revolution begin.

I give it a label rating of 8 out of 10.

AROMA: There’s a soft, citrus and wheaty aroma. It’s giving me psychadelic flashbacks of the previously reviewed ‘Bluebottle beer’.

Taste: GLASS – Estrella Damm is a pilsener, and as such is really quite pale in colour. Based on this appearance, and the soft aroma I expected a mellow, light flavoured, watery beer. But, this is a lager that packs a strong bitter punch. I am really enjoying this.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 7 out of 10.

Estrella Damm - GLASS

Taste: BOTTLE – Although I would not have found it necessary, drinking from the bottle seems to mellow this beer out. It tastes less feisty with the bitterness smoothing out in intensity.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 7.5 out of 10.

A word from the wife: “Not too heavy…not too light…it’s just right…but perhaps a bit watery”

She gave it a taste rating of 6 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Bring me a Spanish plated fiesta of baby octopus, squid, olives, eggplant, and chorizo all drizzling in olive oil.

Best season to appreciate: This would be an ideal Summer thirst quencher, best consumed prior to siesta.

All-nighter beer? Yes, I think so! 

NEXT WEEK: Birra Moretti