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Joseph Spelt Ale | Brasserie De Silenrieux S.A. (Chez L'Père Sarrasin)

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3.71/5
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55 Ratings
Joseph Spelt AleJoseph Spelt Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Silenrieux S.A. (Chez L'Père Sarrasin)
Belgium
belgacom.net

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,448
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
55
pDev:
13.48%
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours from the 750ml corked bottle a transpicuous bright gold color, the head is Bunyanesque in size, bubbly in texture and a brilliant white color, the lace a thick and velum like sheet. The nose that of fresh cut hay and bit of yeast and over ripe pears, citrus crisp, clean and fresh, start is somewhat sweet, hints of grain, the top is light to middling in its feel on the palate. Finish is almost astringent; hops are indeterminate, quite dry and lingering aftertaste. While being drinkable, I can’t really say I care much for this beer, but then I’m not particularly fond of “Blonde” beers, of any nationality, maybe it’s a little to “Lager Like” for my taste, even if it is a wit.

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Photo of BillSempf
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I was not as impressed with this beer as I thought, but it was still a vew good example of an organic ale. I have a particular fondness for spelt - one of my clients is a seed grower! Anyway, you'll find the aroma pleasantly fruity, and the feel light and bubbly - sort of like a champagne. Enjoyable beer.

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Photo of marburg
2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not terribly impressed with this beer. It opened with a loud pop, and the carbonation was quite nice though the head with a bit mediocre. Aromas of apples and lemon peel. The taste is light and wheaty up front but has an almost rotten sweetness to the end. It's not very complex, there isn't a whole lot going on, and the light aftertaste is a little gross. It was a 750mL bottle. I had a glass and then dumped the rest.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewery Visit - 24th April 2000.

Tried on draft in the Café, which is next to the Brewery, the Chez L’Père Sarrasin. Limited Notes.

Joseph, 6% ABV.
A very strange, deep yellow, wheat beer brewed with spelt wheat and very cloudy indeed. The literature that I picked up, states that this is intentional due to the double-fermentation. Spicy hints in the aftertaste. Reasonable drinking beer as I recall, but quite strange and can take some getting used to.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An unusual wheat beer, spelt is a very old grain in the wheat family. Cloudy, high carbonation, strong head. A good wheat style. Organic, $8.99 for 750ml. Importer: WIN - IT - TOO Inc. Santa Barbara, Ca.

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Joseph Spelt Ale from Brasserie De Silenrieux S.A. (Chez L'Père Sarrasin)
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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