Rince Cochon - Brouwerij Roman N.V.
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3.96/5 rDev +7.9%
I pour it "easy like sunday morning" and am rewarded with two fingers of bubbly white head. The head goes down after a couple of minutes, leaving a decent amount of froth. A sheet of lace clings to the side as it's consumed, and slowly slides back into the drink. The body is the color of urine, but I don't mean that as a negative.
Yeast and sour apple immediately greets the nose. Grass and spice flesh it out.
Wheat and yeast start off the flavor tour. A bit of sour apple chimes in with a nice spiced package. Sweet grass and clove finish it off.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Almost seems to glide over the tongue, but leaves a little residue as it passes. Refreshing, with a slightly dry finish.
10-20-2013 17:03:06 | More by CFHMagnet
3.94/5 rDev +7.4%
Bottle I bought at a Cora in France. Best by 27/02/14. Served in a goblet glass at about 5-6 degrees C.
A) Beautiful pale (similar to a Stella Artois) yellow beer with about half a finger of head.
S) Boozie. Wasn't expecting that. I can't smell much else, that's why this was my lowest scoring section.
T) Typical blonde. Forward and back-of-the-tongue maltiness that's pleasant and not overpowering. The aftertaste does remind you there's some alcohol in there (8.5%).
M) Amazing. That is all.
O) I wish I bought more of these. Take my advice and if you have the chance to buy one of these buy two. No, make it three.... of ten. Great beer.
12-16-2013 22:50:39 | More by nonameperson
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
I find it strange and odd that this beer doesn't taste all that strange or all that odd- instead a playful and yeast-driven light ale that carries all the Belgiany halmarks that these styles expect.
Despite the hidious pink pig mascot that intently adorns the tap handle, what's much more beautiful is the glowing light golden elixer that exhibits a slight yeasty haze, froathy white foam character with classic retention and lace. Very effervescent, the beer remains lively and bubbly from start to finish.
Fruit and spice decorate the nose with yeast derived scents of succulent appricot, apple, pear, mango, and lemon. A balance of white pepper, dried orange peel, alcohol, and clove rise to that of estery fruits. A soft sweet bread note seems to bring together the variant aromas.
Sweet to taste with a soft powdered sugar or confectionate character of sugar cookie dough. Estery fruitiness weaves in the flavors that are described in the nose with under-rippened green apples and pear leading the charge. Low in hops, only an earthy and herbal taste governs the light bitterness in finish. Instead, the beer relies on the yeasty spices of corriander, clove, and white pepper for balance.
Medium bodied early on due to the expansive carbonation as it releases upon contact with the palate. But the fullness is short lived as the fleeting carbonation ushers in a dryish mid palate of waivering sweetness and growing spice. The finish reveals a whimsical memory of fruit and cotton candy-like evaporation and warm alcohols.
Rince Cochon is a nice Belgian Stong Pale Ale that does all that's expected from the style. But it does little to break out of the mold of La Fin Du Monde or Piraat Ale or to create any meaningful identity.
01-07-2012 18:05:00 | More by BEERchitect
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
Poured from a 33 cl bottle bought in France.
A - Beer is a very light straw color and perfectly clear. It could easily pass for champagne in the glass, except that the white head is more fluffy and persistent. The photo on this BA entry shows the 750 ml bottle was bottle-conditioned, but this smaller bottle was apparently filtered.
S - The aromas are at a low level, but I detect crisp pilsner-type graininess and low levels of grassy hops. The aromas are fresh and clean, but don't pop out.
T - Flavors are balanced between light malt reminiscent of white flour biscuits, and grassy, noble hops. The emphasis leans slightly to the malt. There is some complexity added by a bubblegum yeast note, but the taste is fairly simple. Perfectly clean and well-made; nothing out of place.
M - Light body. Smooth but full carbonation. Hops bitterness is at a low to medium level. Alcohol is noticeable, but not over-the-top.
O - This is a pleasing, surprisingly drinkable beer for such alcohol strength. It is perfectly executed with no flaws. I only wish it had a bit more complexity.
05-24-2013 20:44:44 | More by Radome
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured golden yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, and floral. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, cream, fruit, floral, and subtle spices. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This was a quite refreshing and well balanced brew on the flavor. Granted the aroma left a little to be desired as there wasn’t a huge amount going on in it unfortunately. If it would have been a little more complex this could have been a pretty good brew. Even though the aroma wasn’t overly good, it should not stop you from trying it. Trust me, you need to give this one a try.
04-17-2012 11:02:45 | More by thagr81us
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
oured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light golden amber with a massive white head with good retention and pillowy lacing. Aroma of light fruit, wheat, lemon, Belgian yeast and spicing. Flavor is sweet pear and apple juice, wheat, bready malt, lightly astringent wood, light lemon. Finishes with sweet/sour light fruit and a mild hops. Flavor a bit attenuated, but pleasant. Light to medium bodied with a nice mouth feel from constant carbonation. Not a super complex BSPA, but a nicely made and pleasant drinking one.
02-18-2013 05:17:16 | More by LiquidAmber
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
750 ml bottle into chalice, best by 4/7/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 2 finger foamy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some decent soapy lacing clinging on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up retaining a head. Aromas of pear, grape, apple, herbal, floral, earth, orange zest, grass, bread, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with decent strength; and nice balance and complexity. Very pleasant. Taste of pear, apple, grape, orange zest, herbal, floral, earth, pepper, clove, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, clove, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of fruity/peppery flavors with nice complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. Nice complexity and flavor balance; very crisp and smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.
07-09-2012 01:35:51 | More by superspak
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
A - Pours clear straw big white head. Not much lace.
S - Fresh straw, light hops, and sweet malt.
T - Bigger volume malt, straw and light malt.
M - Light body, good carb, fair balance.
D - Bigger than seems. Good beer.
I don't like the limits on these reviews.
10-20-2011 03:36:13 | More by srandycarter
3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
11.2 ounce bottle served cold in glass beer challis.
A) Bright but hazy golden brew. Off white puffy head, settles quickly.
S) Sweet and tart citrus fruit with mild esters and hint of bitter hops.
T) Delicious and classic Belgian pale/blonde ale. Sweet and fruity. Hint of banana, apple and apricot. Refreshing
M) Ample, fine bottle conditioned carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.
O) Good example of this category. Hard to find...
07-10-2014 01:22:59 | More by bskrtz
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Poured into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice frothy white head. Nice sticky lacing. Looks like a good Belgian.
Aroma is nice. Great hop aroma with some belgian yeast and some cloves. A bit of hay and malt. Nice fresh hop aroma mostly though.
Taste is lighter than expected. Belgian candy sugar sweetness is the most prominent flavor but it's kinda light. But of hop night and sweetness lingering on your tongue. Bit of Belgian yeast in the front. Pretty tasty and refreshing.
Mouthfeel is dry and crisp. High carb.
Overall a good and refreshing Belgian. Wish I could get it on tap. It would be a go to at bars.
11-23-2011 05:07:45 | More by PeprSprYoFace
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
ook: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Hazy medium golden body, crowned with by a large, coarse snow-white head, which retains very well. Superb, fine unbroken lacing adorns the glass walls.
Aroma: Light fruit and spices dominate the aroma, with coriander and light fruit, particularly sweet apples and pears. A faint herbal bitterness is also present.
Taste: Opens quite sweet, with green apples and ripe pears, lots of coriander, and a little clove. Sweet alcohol, white pepper and sugar cookies follow. A bit of earthiness is present as well. Finishes with a modest flourish of earthy and herbal hops.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: Very well-done, one of the best Belgian Strong Pale Ales that I have tried.
Presentation: Packaged in a One pint, 9.4 fluid ounce (750 ml) Belgian-style brown glass bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
09-01-2013 15:47:04 | More by Pegasus
Rince Cochon from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
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