When your restaurant is Costa Brava's elBulli -- consistently acclaimed as the best in the world -- you'd like to think you have some influence on what people drink with the food you create.
elBulli Head Chef Ferran Adrià and his team of sommeliers believe in the need for a beer to accompany and compliment the varied flavours found in modern gastronomy.
"There are many wonderful beers in the world, but none to accompany the entire meal." said Adrià, "Some people do not ask to drink beer because it's not glamorous."
Working in collaboration with Spanish brewery Estrella, Inedit Damm (4.8% ABV) was created in 2008 specifically to pair with and compliment food.
Inedit Damm was born from the need to have a beer to accommpany haute cuisine with maximum respect; this virtue makes this beer quite unique.
Inedit works with a wide variety of culinary creations, including even the most complicated dishes based on citrus fruits and strong, bitter elements. Not too heavy, it works very well with appetisers and starters, salads and fatty fish. Inedit's versatility also allows it to happily accompany bittersweet and spicy flavours.
Brewed with wheat and barley malt, flavours are accentuated with coriander, orange peel and liquorice.
Best served chilled and in an elegant white wine glass, its appearance is slightly cloudy; highly aromatic, it is fruity and floral to the nose, with pleasant yeast detected and nuances of sweet spice. A creamy, fresh texture, soft volume and delicately carbonic with a pleasantly long aftertaste.
Estrella Inedit Damm is now available as a permanent listing through James Clay.
24 x 330ml bottles / 12 x 750ml bottles