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Leireken Special Spelt (Leireken Witte Spelt Ale)

Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Specialty Grain
Ichtegem, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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Brewed with spelt grain; fully biological growth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2884) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Spelt beer in this series, intended to represent the ’witbier’ style but as a specialty grain, also tasted as Leireken Witte Spelt. Witbier-like with snow white, frothy head and golden blonde colour; fruity and yeasty, grainy, sweetish with the typical (but faint) spicy sourishness of spelt, weak citrussy touches. All in all a bit simple for this type of beer, but with a very high drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Net zoals de Leireken Boekweit Blond en Bruin weer een bier met een heel bijzondere smaak, die ik echt lekker vond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1010) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2013
Jaune voilée, effervescence moyenne et gazeuse, col blanc fin. Grains bien présents dès le départ, suivis par du fruité (citron, pelures d’agrumes), de la coriandre et une légère amertume. Une bonne petite blanche...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HermanW (1044) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
25 cl fles @home. Bier was direct dood. Dus geen schuim. het is een beetje zurig.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
77ships (4765) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2012
25 cl. bottle @ Bier Central // nice bottle & label, quite like it, the beer on the other hand is pretty terrible // pale golden with a patchy white head // smells like lemon cleaning agents, freaking bad lemonade and alternative grains, spelt I assume, bad as well is sugar and yeast or something // taste is disturbing, feels like I am drinking some cleaning agent, terrible alternative grains, incredibly chemical lemon, it is sweet as well, spices, corn, floral, yeast and some acid in the back // body is supposed to be light but not like an enjoyable way because of the taste, you know. bit less carb. // remainder was drank with tobasco, cut the taste somewhat and made it lightly spicy, too spicy to drink for some but more manageable for me // it is bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1738) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
I like the use of special grains, and spelt never really dissappoints. Slightly sweet, nice palate and pale yellow and cloudy. Bottle from De Schans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2012
22/VII/2012 - 25cl bottle @ Erwin’s place - BB: 2011 - (2012-739) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear blond beer, practically no head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, sweet malts, honey, sugary, oranges. MF: good carbon, medium to light body. Taste: some citrus, oranges, bit sweet, peach candy. Aftertaste: little bitter, more citrus and orange peel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shaney (2426) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2012
#1240 Ein wässrig, plörriges Wit mit hefiger Säuerlichkeit. Kaum Würze, wenig Hopfe. Da hilft auch die Bio Attitüde nicht. Arm!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2012
From backlog

Head: white, large, foamy
Colour: yellow , bit hazy
Smell: mostly sweet malts and grains
Taste: yeasty , malts, grains, a bit of acidity in the end , refreshing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
Very sweet taste, some bitterness is hardly let through at all. A bit thin on the palate, lively carbonation. Very sweet smell, caramel and fruits like banana is in there. Clear golden colour, white head. (Bottle)

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