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Enkel | The Commons Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the brewer’s beer. Enkel is the name for the table beer at many brewing monasteries. Our’s has malted spelt for a creamy grain character and rich body, as well as malted rye for it’s characteristic spiciness.

Added by vkv822 on 08-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by vkv822:
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler; into tulip.

Commercial Description: Belgian table beer made with malted spelt, rye and Ardennes yeast.

Pours a hazy, very pale yellow with a thin, foamy white head.

The spelt definitely shines through, with a nutty, wheat like malt base with hints of rye spice followed by faint floral, fruity notes from the yeast.

Smooth, medium+ body, mild, foamy carbonation.

A really enjoyable, easy drinking beer. I'm happy I got a growler of it, though I could probably drink more than that. I hope I see this around more. The spelt adds a unique flavor and seems to help smooth out and add some base to the mouthfeel, as wheat would.

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4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had at the brewery in SE Portland

A bright hazy yellow/straw body with a solid brilliant white head.

Somewhat muddled zesty, lemony, and herbal with faint whispers of spelt.

Falls somewhat flat on the palate with a crisp, and pleasant, finish.

Not this brewery's best beer. Didn't really register in a lineup that was otherwise stellar.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Enkel from The Commons Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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