Kinroo Blue

Kinroo Blue by Brouwerij Martens
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

On the nose floats notes of herbal coriander, bitter orange, and light banana. Taste is rich, with yeast phenols of baking spices, citrus highlights and roundness contributed by the wheat and oats. A plentiful carbonation finishes this traditional Belgian witbier.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
9
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Tradition
Malts: 
Two-row spring barley, wheat, and oats
Judges Review 
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Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Kinroo Blue Belgian by Brewery Martens is a Belgian Witbier and will be judged as such by BJCP 2015 category 24A. This beer looks the part with a light yellow color, slight haze and a dense white head that lasts and leaves a lovely Belgian lacing on the glass. The aroma has a grainy, crackery, bready (think baguette) malt character along with some sweet honey-like notes, orange peel & candied lemon. There is also a light spiciness reminiscent of coriander, cloves and pink peppercorns and virtually no hops. The aroma does come off a little stale vs fresh and bright as in the best witbiers. The flavor is more lemon-forward with some tartness that combats the sweet honey wheat bread-like flavor. The spices are much more in the background with only a light coriander note left. There is very low herbal hops with a low bitterness that leaves the beer a little on the sweeter side despite the fairly dry finish. Unfortunately, this beer appears to be past its best days as the date on the bottle was only a few weeks beyond receipt. It retains the makings of a good wit, but the staleness truly diminishes it. 

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