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Qroontje

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Qroontje
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Formerly brewed at Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Qroontje, brewed on express demand of the largest Flemish Dentists’ association, is a Belgian wit - however, NOT in the ubiquituous Hoegaarden style, but more in the line of Leuvense Peeterman, Neeryssche Dobbel-wit or other historic wheatbeers (wit has to be translated as tarwe, wheat; not as white). The name is a reference to something dentists like to make, as to the peculiar spelling, the label says it all.
55% pilsnermalt, 35% wheat, 7% oats, 3% biscuitmalt, Spalthops. Separate fermentation Saccharomyces and Lactobacillus.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9116) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell - thanks to Paul, 15/02/14. AS Wadesda #2. Lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is tangy citrics, straw, earthy, peach, bitter orange. Taste comprises bitter fruits, orange tang, straw, scorched grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lingering bitter notes. Ok stuff - Belgian Wit - really ?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
15th February 2014
Scopey 5K Tasting in deepest Croydonia. As Wadesda #2. Cheers Paul. Light haze on this burnished gold beer. Little white head. Palate is light and crispy and dry. Mild minerals. Pretty intense grapefruit bitterness along with an unsweet lactose. Light dry finish and a strong bitter linger. Bitter bastard beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Cheers to Paul for this shocker. Hazy golden pour with a big white head. Nose is big lemony biscuit, sherbert and quite peachy. Taste is very, VERY bitterwith heavy tangy lemon. Bitterness is just so over the top it comes across as burnt. Not good at all

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle shared at the Scopey 5K tasting - big thanks to Paul for this one. Pours clear, yellow-gold, effervescent with a frothy white head. Sugary dough in the nose with nips of cereal, puke and corn. Light sweet flavor with dry wheat, bitter hay and grains. Light bodied with average carbonation. Bitter, husky grain finish with dirty hay in the mix as well. So so. The bitterness is a bit harsh, though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle at my 5K tasting. It pours clear light amber with a thick white head. The nose is hay, toast, peppery, biscuit, orange peel and dough. The taste is doughy, hay, spice, toast, decent bitterness, biscuit and citrus peel with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a whole lot going on, but fine anyways.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, hops, bread and marmelade. Bitter flavour, malts, yeast and orange zest. Bitter finish, malts, hops, bretty citrus peel, hefty carbonation. Nice, also for its age. I quite like De la Senne brews!
(From 33cL bottle (as Qrootje) @ the pre-RBBWG get-together at Tim’s place. Shared by Tim, thanks!!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Wadesda #2
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a four finger thick, plus an additional two-finger thick note above the rim of the glass, pale tan colored head. The beer is a copper color that shows a clear, bright yellow color when held up to the light. The aroma smells sort of tropical, but with ample pear cider notes, up front and is immediately followed by a complex pale malt character that leans towards dried hay, and nutty pale malt notes, as well as a complex pale grain cracker like maltiness.

As I was keeping the beer from overflowing my glass I had to eat some of the foam, it is quite bitter and hoppy. Light bodied up front, the beer then has a solid bitterness that is perhaps just a touch metallic in the finish. There is a floral, spicy, lightly herbal character to this beer that definitely seems hop influenced. Perhaps a touch of light citrus character is in the middle, and there is a solid pear like fruitiness here that isn’t quite as noticeable as in the aroma. There is a light, sun-baked, straw character here, as well as a touch of pale wheat cracker character that even has a hint of rounded, savory, not really sweet grain character.

There is a touch of light tartness to this beer, but this is definitely not really a sour beer; this is a really good Belgian, Golden Ale though. I really like the mix of bitter, herbal hop character, light tartness, expressive pale malt character, and earthy fermentation character here. Definitely my type of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
17/I/14 - 33cl bottle as Qroontje from Joris’ stash @ home - BB: n/a (2014-58)

Clear pale orange beer, huge aery to rocky irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: floral, bit spicy, soapy touch, fruity, hint of banana, some citrus, bit sweet. MF: lots of carbon, too much to be pleasant, medium to light body. Taste: surprisingly bitter start, grapefruit, citrus, very hoppy, bit spicy. Aftertaste: bitter hops, citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit, bit of medicinal bitterness. Not as bad and aged as I was afraid it would be! I guess the lambik is upholding the beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (6565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle from Beer Planet, as Wadseda #2. Poured out with an enormous fine head, tons of carbonation rising, and a cloudy dark yellow color. Rather funky nose of wheat and grains, biscuit, bread, peach or melon, cream. Rather raspy flavor, cabbage, funk, tart weirdness, pickles. Tastes terrible. Very astringent and bitter in the finish. I guess they were trying something interesting, but this is a bit rough.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. Very carbonated. Pours a slightly hazed yellow orange color with a large foamy white head. Biscuit and slight grainy, grassy note. Light, watery. Odd metallic bitterness note. Honey with slight florals. Not a favorite.


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