This week, while sipping on one of those "plain domestic" drafts, I thought to myself , “What OTHER beers are out there?”
Well, I did some digging, and found the perfect “I wonder” beers.”
Estrella Damm Inedit, of Spain is categorized as a Catalonian Pilsner, and it is its own unique breed. It is a blend of barley malt, coriander, orange peel, and licorice. So I thought “a new beer... why not?”
I brought it home, and I poured it into a glass-- and it filled the glass quite nicely. It had a small head, but nice lacing, and semi-cloudy golden in color. This brew also carried a long aftertaste and its carbonation was nicely balanced.
The first taste was caramel and buttery, and discovery of orange, with licorice behind it. The beer has long-lasting carbonation with fruity and floral aromas-- it is quite a pleasure to the senses.
Though it is offered year-round, this is a great beer for the spring and summer seasons with a 4.80% ABV.
Now I know what you’re thinking, “What food does it best pair with?” Well, according to brew Master Estella Damm and his partner Ferran Adria (a top chef), this beer is actually designed to compliment food. Specifically, I recommend pairing with something off the grill--perhaps a grilled pork chop, or citrus-seasoned chicken.
My overall impression of the beer was quite positive. I like that it is easy to locate, and can be served year-round, plus, I find it interesting that it is recommended to be served in a wine glass. But if you don’t have one handy, a beer stein or simple pint glass will do. And though it was designed to compliment a meal, Estrella Damm Inedit is quite tasty on its own.