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Rince Cochon - Roman N.V.

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BA SCORE
82
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65 Reviews
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Reviews: 65
Hads: 231
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-06-2011

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Reviews: 65 | Hads: 231
Photo of BEERchitect
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,738 characters)

Photo of nonameperson
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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. (642 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (706 characters)

Photo of daledeee
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 ml bottle, corked. The pink pig makes me wonder if it is not made by the delirium bunch.

Poured a very light clear yellow with whipped egg white head. Lots of carbonated bubbles as well.

Nose is slightly fruity with hints of spice and hops.

Taste is fruity and sweet with a good dose of subtle Belgian hops. It could use a little more body, but I hate to discount it because this really is a crisp and refreshing beer. Alcohol is warming but not in your face. I like this beer. Not sure why the ratings are low. (521 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split into two large snifters

Pours pretty clear straw yellow with a nice looking head and lots of carbonation. Head lasts a long time. Smell is Belgian, light and grassy, a little funk, a little sour.

Taste is creamy, slightly sour, some lemony flavor, little or no bitterness, slightly strawy. Maybe a little tiny bit of banana. Sweet.

Mouthfeel is creamy and airy, fluffy. Overall, nice beer. (411 characters)

Photo of fourstringer
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. No identifiable date.

A: Hazy, golden yellow body with 2-3 fingers of rocky, white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Yeasty spice with slightly musty, earthy notes. Floral, noble-type hops. Faint soap. Cracker. Grass. Hints of candi sugar.

T: The yeast opens with a bit of spice. Leads into a bit of lightly fruity, pale malt sweetness before a mildly bitter, nicely hopped finish. Mostly dry and pretty clean. Alcohol is present, but light for 8.5% ABV.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with a light to medium body. A bit prickly, but suits the flavors reasonably well.

O: Tasty brew with a pleasant hopping. Nicely balanced. Reminiscent of Duvel with the fruit and complexity dialed back a bit. Pretty quaffable, for sure.

Prost! (845 characters)

Photo of NWer
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serves cloudy golden in Duvel tulip.
One finger head lingers.
Flowery, balanced, sweet wheat-like ale. Belgian yeast shines with a pleasant dominance.
I'm home from the restaurant where I had it and am still savoring the aftertaste.
Tempted to go back for a repeat performance. (277 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden yellow body with a super thick snow white head and a gentle carbonation. The head forms a good sticky lace with each sip.

S- The cream and yeast aroma has some soft floral hop notes to it but is a bit clean otherwise.

T- The mellow yeast flavor has some nice pear esters and a soft sweetness in the finish. There is a green bitter note that lingers for just a bit.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a creamy texture but no real alcohol heat is noticed.

O- This beer is very sessionable with a good balance of sweetness, esters and some bitterness. (611 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, $4.39.

A slow gusher, it pours a light gold with a 3 finger head of foam and does well with the lacing.

The smell is yeasty, fruity, malty, slight barnyard aroma, and bitter. Wow, that's a lot going on.

It starts of tasting sweet, candi sugar like, some bitterness in between and in the finish, yeasty, light flavour of maybe pitted fruit. Barnyard flavour...only a hint. It just might be a bit too sweet for me but overall, I'm digging it.

On the low end of medium bodied and with full carbonation, the mouthfeel is good. The big abv does show up but mostly after the swallow.

An interesting brew, labelled as a Belgian Golden Ale, and more than worth the money I paid for it. I'll be having more.(This is my 3rd bottle!) (742 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yum, cloyingly sweet, yet I succumb to its sickenly lucsicous over the top gluttonisously good beer candy. gimme. Pours with a large, off white, lasting to the bottom, foamy, thick, head, and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma is bread dough, malt, spice. yeast. Flavor’s about the same but with major candy sweetness, that has just enough bitter/ tang to light it off. Nice slap happy brew. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is just fine (483 characters)

Photo of BVukelich
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in a 22 and pour into a stein. I know that's not correct for a BSA but that's all my parents had available at their house. You work with what you've got.

A very rich, hazy golden color. You can tell by the activity in the glass that it is high on the carbonation. Average head, leaving minimal lace and I drank thru it. The aroma was decent, very apparent smells of sweet fruitiness and coriander? I believe. I actually really enjoy the taste of this ale and it's stronger notes of alcohol and yeast. Little to none on the hop flavor and bitterness. The spiky carbonated feel was nice as well. High on the carbonation. I realize from tasting and reading that there are many other superior BSAs to this one but I continue to buy it on occasion. It works for me. (772 characters)

Photo of travolta
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Appearance: A bursting head with rocky and voluminous form. Crystal clear, and almost totally bright yellow. Silvery colored head. Head retention and lacing are very very nice. Beautiful bubbles on the head after it sits.

Nose: Lemon meringue, lime, hint of white crackers and banana.

Taste: Perfect malt balance. A little medicine, aspirin, sweet bread, and meringue.

Notes: Give this one a try! (413 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium gold with a foamy white head. Splashy lace.

Tropical fruit, woody vanilla in the nose with some nice yeasty malt.

nice fruit/booze balance, with tropical notes and grain and booze and a little bitterness. Some vanilla and wood on the palate, light boozy bitter and fruity in the finish. Lovely brew. Very smooth.

Medium body, nice carbonation.

Nice version of the style. Highly drinkable and smooth. (416 characters)

Photo of ShaunVenish
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours foamy with a big aroma of yeast, sweet malt and a hint of hops.

Appearance: pale gold, hazy. Big fluffy white head. Some distinct lacing if you like that.

Smell: Fresh belgian yeast. reminds me of the smell of opening a new batch of yeast for brewing. There is a light bready-fruitiness and some sweetness to the aroma. Very pleasing and inviting. I smell this beer and can't wait to taste it.

Taste: Oh wow, so nice. (Of course it changes as it warms up) but I get a lot of pilsner malt, light honey flavors, pears (almost sort of appl-y), a little bit of banana, sweetish, but with a little zing of hop and carbonation. A smooth, slightly sweet ride over the tongue with a fairly balanced, clean finish. No cloying flavors after the fact.

Mouth Feel: Smooth, with delicate bubbles and medium to light body. Does not get in the way of the taste.

Over-all. A very drinkable beer, not too complex but interesting. Great balance, leaning towards sweet as it warms past about about 56F. Almost a session beer, if it were not 8.5% abv. (1,042 characters)

Photo of DenverLogan
4.53/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked bottle served in chalice. Nice cork pop.
Yellow gold with big head at first that disappears quickly.
Aroma of amber malt, honey, light wheat.
Significant carbonation gives a nice mouthfeel with the sweet malts.
Refreshing flavors of light sweet malts and subtle flavors of white pepper, light rosemary, clove, candy sugar, alcohol, bread, pear, a subtle touch of saison characteristics, grapefruit rind & other tasty Belgian yeast esters.
I get a special deal on this beer and have gone through half a dozen by myself and I've really gotten to enjoy it...very easy drinking, nice body, some complexity, significant carbonation and combined sweetness and dry finish. Reminds me a bit of St Bernardus Triple, Triple Karmeliet, and Watou Triple, even though this is a blonde. I'll buy it again! (799 characters)

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Rince Cochon from Roman N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.