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Leireken Special Spelt (Leireken Witte Spelt Ale)

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28
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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Witbier
Ichtegem, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with spelt grain; fully biological growth.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inoven (289) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
Flesje thuis gedronken. Bleek gelig bier. Heftig schuimend. Geur van bloemen. Smaak is plat. Weinig nasmaak.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2882) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle. Hazy white colour, white foam. Citrussy, watery, light bitter finish. Bit unbalanced. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (557) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
As Leireken Witte Spelt. Typical Belgian blanche pour, hazy, light yellow, lasting head. A: medium sweet malts, metal note, fresh grain note,citrus fruits, light cilantro, faint soapy note. T: nice malty grainy taste, light cilantro returns, some orange peel as well. Light to medium bitter development with notes of hay. Sweet malts in finish, towards biscuit even. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (985) - MOns, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2016
Robe blonde claire, peu de mousse. Un nez assez discret sur des notes de céréales et une légère pointe d’agrumes. Bouche fraîche et élégante, courte mais très digeste et raffraîchissante. Une bière de soif, une bière d’été.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3935) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle @ tasting. Pours a hazy golden beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma of sweet nothing, mostly grainy stuff and not much else. Flavor is light sweet and watery. Incredibly boring, uninteresting and dull. Almost no finish and very undercarbonated. Just a tick.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (9999) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours very hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of coriander, light spice, wheat, yeast and light fruit. Flavour is above light sweet and bitter. Light to light medium bodied with light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8909) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
33cl bottle from Natuur, Antwerp. Thin creamy white head. Hazy light golden pour. Ok. Not my favourite style of beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kajser27 (1357) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 8, 2015
Pale yellow colored, floaters, almost no white head, instantly gone. Aroma is like a very watery Wit, weak coriander, spice and orange peel, bit soury. Taste is low sweet wheat, coriander, some sugary notes, yeast, bit of orange peel, slight acidity. Light+ bodied, watery texture, fizzy. (bottle, Leireken Bistro, Steenhuffel, B)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2015
Ook te verkrijgen in de Bio-planet, ook veel bezinksel op de bodem, maar wel lekker om te drinken.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4519) - 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.


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