Sunday, July 10, 2011

Inedit Manila

I got an email from a family friend last month and she mentioned that she have been reading my beer blogs and she wanted to introduce me to a new brand of beer named "inedit"! What was that i replied immediately. Then she said it is a beer from Spain and i have been requesting you to add "Inedit Manila" in your Facebook but you haven't been responding to my requests. I embarrassingly answered, oh is that you? i thought it was something of a editing firm or ad agency that was randomly adding members so i did not pay attention to it but honestly i haven't heard anything close to it either. So what's Inedit and why the name? and where did it came from? Are you also giving me a bottle so that i can taste it? She excitedly answered yes, will give you sample! Since i am a beer lover, i immediately scheduled for the pick up and was trying to look for a perfect date to drink it!

I was shocked when i saw the bottle because it looked more like a wine than of a beer and i read the tags that says:

Inedit is a unique coupage of barley malt and wheat, flavored with coriander, orange peel and liquorice. Inedit means "never been done before"

Inedit is the first beer specifically created to accompany food. It is born from the conviction that a beer that could be paired with the utmost respect to the best cuisine was necessary. That is its aim and its virtue, and that is what makes Inedit different, special and unique.

Has been created by Damm brewmasters, heirs to a century-old tradition, and developers of highly appreciated beers, and by Ferran AdriĆ , Juli Soler and El Bulli’s sommeliers’ team.

Made to accompany the festival of flavours modern cuisine offers us. For Sommeliers trying to accomodate different types of flavours has always been a nightmare... now there is a solution!

With its delicate, sophisticated bubbles this beer can take acidic, sweet and sour flavours by the hand. the symphony of flavours in each dish is different, but there can be a common thread capable of unifying them all, for a sense of continuity so there is no need to switch drinks. This beer has a rich and highly adaptable bouquet. In other words a unique personality: smooth yet complex.

I had a hard time looking for the perfect night to drink this highly sophisticated beer because it said in its tag that it should be paired with foods like salmon, salads and the like. Unfortunately, as a normal Pinoy, i don't eat salmon and salads on a regular basis so I just paired it with Cheetos Jalapeno but i followed its serving instruction of drinking it in a white wine glass and kept in a wine cooler.

I am definitely sure that this beer is crafted with the best ingredients they can find in Spain. You can taste the wheat while sipping through it. This is the official description of the taste as per the tag. Tasting notes: High intensity and aromatic complexity. Its appearance is slightly cloudy. Fruity and floral to the nose, with a yeasty sensation and sweet spices reminiscences. Creamy and fresh texture, soft volume and delicate carbonic. Long aftertaste and pleasant memory.  All true but there is something missing, the bitterness! As a beer lover, i am somehow looking for the bitterness that should always be present in a beer. But again, the instruction said that it should be paired with exquisite food to appreciate it. So maybe that's why i missed what i am looking for. Overall, it could be the best craft beer i ever tasted but with its serving complexities, its gonna be difficult for every Juan to appreciate it. But if you are a beer lover, you can't pass on to this brew. Alcohol content is 4.8%. Estrella Damn Inedit is not yet available in the market but for interested beer lovers, you may send your queries to Cheers!

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