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Rince Cochon - Brouwerij Roman N.V.

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Roman N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-06-2011)
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Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Marc33, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Trappist_Vince
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Trappist_Vince, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of emerge077
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Into a tulip glass it pours a bright gold, thin white head of foam, no lace. Looks typical of a high gravity Belgian ale, nothing overly special really. Soapy white lace, high clarity brassy color, decent retention.

Apple, sweet cooked vegetables, wet hay, light grassy aroma.

Wet barley, some apple notes from the yeast, a mild hop bitterness. Too boozy with a tacky, envelope glue aftertaste. Unbalanced with some off notes from the alcohol, and an odd metallic note. Overall unpleasant. Something seems to have gone wrong here, and i'm not going to waste $10+ again to find out if it ever improves. Not very drinkable, a good 6 ounces were dumped, couldn't finish it.

emerge077, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Dayman766
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Dayman766, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Jsmitty1967
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Jsmitty1967, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Rekrule, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of snpub540
2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw hue with a 1 inch white head that sticks around for a very long time before settling down. Loads of carbonation in this one. Lacing is scattered on the glass the entire way down.

Smells of ripe fruit, grass, and a nice earthy yeastyness.

Taste is sweet upfront but followed by a green apple flavor and a hot solventy finish, especially as the beer warms. I can't say it is unpleasant it just feels hot to me at the moment.

Dances on the tongue because of carbonation. Hard to drink because of the warming alcohol present.

snpub540, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of dsprainman
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Monoprix in Angers.
This Beer Poured a light straw color with a very white head that dissipates slowly, fair amount of lacing. Aromas of smokiness meet the nose along with a grassy smell. Taste is that of the smell, slightly sweet and smokey, poor job of masking the alcohol content. All in all, somewhat unimpressed. This beer just doesn't really hit the mark in any category. It's plenty drinkable, but just no real standout. Worth trying, but definitely not a favorite.

dsprainman, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of Aml42000
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Deep golden color with a hearty white head. This left ample lacing in the glass and was quite beautiful to look at.

S- Disappointing, and the most incomplete aspect of this beer. Yeasty aromatics with some hints of pear, but you really had to work to draw them out.

T- This was very sweet right away. It reminded me of some domestic Tripels. The yeast kicks in on the mid palate and leaves a hint of brioche on the finish with some light apple flavors. The sweetness persists throughout.

M- Soft and round which adds to the fruit and sugar mentioned above. Lacks refreshing character one looks for in a lighter beer.

O- Well crafted, but extremely sweet. This could pair well with sharp cheese or some spicy Asian dishes. The nose could be so much more considering that this is a flavorful beer.

Aml42000, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Bnoise11
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Bnoise11, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -18.3%

JAHMUR, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of DaveHS
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-750ml opens with a pop and a wisp of gunsmoke. Pours straw yellow with 2 inches fo creamy eggshell white head. Leaves stringy lacing.

S-Hand soap, grapefruit rind, white pepper, clove and coriander.

T/M-Intense prickly carbonation really hurts the mouthfeel in a big way. That, combined with overwhelming citrus rind dry bitterness overshadows the already muted spiciness. The finish is sharp, with a burst of clove.

O-Boring.

DaveHS, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a slight gingerbread like malt and a mellow sweetness. In the taste, lemon citrus and mellow everything else, malt, hops, candy sugar. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry lemon and small yeasty presence in the aftertaste. Lemon like presence is nice, but just about average.

OWSLEY069, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : clear golden yellow color with white foamy head.
Smell : malty and floral aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : yeasty with citrus notes, sweet and bitterness well balanced.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian strong pale ale.

thierrynantes, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow-hued body with a short-lived, very thin, white head.

Smell: Unimpressive, not too particularly appealing aroma of sugar laced apple, grape juice.

Taste: Candied sweetness, though little flavor of malts present. White grape, apple fruitiness. Minor spiciness. Transient alcohol quality. Low gum hint. Fairly sweet on the finish with a final touch of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Just a notch above medium carbonation.

Overall: A bit too basic, a bit too sweet. PIG. OUT.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Funnier than the pink pig drinking beer on the label is the pregnant women silhouette with a ghostbusters symbol around it (cirlce and a slash). Before pouring this beer I'm dedicating it to all the illiterate pregnant women out there. Appears a pale golden sunshine bright with a pearly white head forming even lacing around the sides of my glass. Aroma has some grassy herbal hops with a flowing pale malt sweetness and a touch of light pear fruitiness. Flavor is a bit more sweetness almost malt liquor like with fruit esters and pear and apple highlights with a touch of rough graininess. Not very refined compared to most Belgian specialty ales, but the mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with effervescent carbonation flowing, and a bit of spicy hops leaving a touch of bitterness behind between each sip. Drinkability as a whole isn't ver good it's hard to get through a 750ml bottle call for back up and show everybody the anti pregnant women symbol on the back of the bottle.

WVbeergeek, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of tastymug
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden color with a big head.

Smell: Malty, sweet and wheaty.

Taste: Definitely tastes like a Belgian Blonde Ale and has caramel notes to it as well as light spices and sugar. Light and bready.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy with balanced carbonation; crisp; medium-bodied.

Overall: I found this to be a very nice Belgian Ale. I don’t always like beers that fall under the Blonde category but this was very agreeable and easy to sip. It would be a nice compliment when paired with the right meal.

tastymug, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in tulip. Poured a very pale straw-gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that dissipated very quickly and left no lacing.

The aroma was about as expected, but very subdued. Light, soft grains, and a yeasty-spice that was interesting, but very delicate. The taste was the same, an understated version of what was expected. Low malts, some spice, some yeast and a hint of floral hops.

The body was nice, but much thinner than I would have liked. Drinkability was very good, this beer goes down very quickly and easily, and you could slip several down the throat before you realized it. Overall, a nice brew, not outstanding, but probably worth a shot, despite its $8 price tag.

beertunes, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Found this 50cl can in a supermarket in Ste Maxime on the South of France: cracked it at my mates holiday villa on 17 Sep 2013.

Poured into two tumblers: golden, bright and light, small white head, very lager/pilsner like in appearance.

The nose was both yeasty and hoppy, the taste more grainy in nature. Semi-dry feel to the brew and the alcohol wasn't too pronounced. I thought it would be sweeter, but compared to the Amsterdam Navigation and Kronenbourg 7.2 Blonde it wasn't sweet at all (Ant and I were having a heavy can tasting session).

It is now brewed by HAACHT by the way.

BlackHaddock, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of braugon
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

braugon, May 31, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Beerswag, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

dvmin98, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch white head. The head didn't stay around for long, and there wasn't much lacing on the glass. Aroma is nice and fruity, the brew smells like apples, mango, yeast, orange peel, cloves, and some pears. Unfortunately, the taste isn't quite as nice. I can pick up apples, pears, bready malt, peppery spice and a bit of clove, but there's also a bitter mineral-like flavor that I didn't care for. The mineral taste was pretty strong at first, but it did get weaker as I continued to drink the beer. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy with good carbonation. I think this is an OK brew, but I don't think I would buy it again. But for $7.99 a bottle, it's certainly worth trying.

bluejacket74, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

EgadBananas, Mar 17, 2014
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Rince Cochon from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.