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Rince Cochon - Brouwerij Roman N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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MaevaS

France

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-25-2013 19:09:09 | More by MaevaS
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timoteo833

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-18-2013 18:25:37 | More by timoteo833
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janubio

Spain

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml. bottle. Pours a clear yellow colour, with a small head that doesn't hold much, but leave a ring. Smell is faint, but there's some vanilla, sugar and flowers. Creamy palate, good enough cabonation. Taste of sugar, citrus, biscuit. Kind of goes from delicate to average and to delicate again. I'll have to taste it again for a definitive opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 19:37:52 | More by janubio
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Trappist_Vince

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

08-11-2013 00:25:58 | More by Trappist_Vince
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-04-2013 02:51:52 | More by BKotch
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Pencible

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy straw with a little white head.
S: It smelled like lemon zest and grassy hops, with some sharp waxy Belgian yeast and a little funky horse blanket.
T: It tasted like subdued lemon zest and creamy bready yeast, with a little funky horse blanket and grassy hops. It had a clean, mild earthy aftertaste.
M: It was thick with smooth natural carbonation. Beautiful body.
D: This was an interesting beer that seemed very delicate and refined in some ways, but in other ways honestly seemed like a funky Blue Moon. The scent and taste were good anyway, and the body was excellent. The alcohol was really well hidden too, with a crazy smooth finish, so it was quite easy to drink. Not for aging. Probably not worth the cost.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:11:16 | More by Pencible
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 17:13:57 | More by OWSLEY069
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-09-2013 18:41:05 | More by Rekrule
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TXBulldog

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a Jester King tulip.

Pours a hazy straw color. Big foamy head.

Very mild on the nose, mostly getting malt and yeast sweetness.

First thing that hit the palate for me was banana, followed by breadiness. Not a lot of the spices I normally associate with a Belgian ale. Booziness was well hidden until the beer warmed a bit, but once it started it coming through it really improved the other flavors.

Very smooth mouthfeel with detectable alcohol warmth.

Belgian ales are admittedly not my go to beers. My wife picked this up for me to pair with a seafood chowder, and it went beautifully for that purpose. I don't know that I'd pick this up to drink by itself, but enjoyed it a lot on the night.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 02:14:18 | More by TXBulldog
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-06-2013 20:31:28 | More by djrn2
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katan

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml

A - Pours a light golden to straw color. Very clear, lightly bubbly . Head formation is huge, pearly white.

S - Strong yeast nose, very bready. Not very spicy, not much of the esters either.

T - Starts off very dry, somewhat biting. Mid-stream brings in some quality pilsner malt flavors and some fruity esters. Finishes with quite a bit more of those esters, but a underlying dry and bitterness grips the tongue.

M - Moderate body, strong carbonation. As mentioned above, the dryness grips your tongue. The top of my mouth tingles from the carbonation.

O/D - A decent but probably not truly remarkable Belgian. It certainly satisfies my ache for it however. Not very filling and the abv is manageable.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 22:46:16 | More by katan
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

06-29-2013 23:02:53 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-29-2013 23:02:19 | More by nickfl
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Libationguy

Nevada

3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Medium straw color with a slightly hazy cast. White head with moderate retention and nice lacing in the glass. Carbonation is fine.

Citrus and light lemon zest in the nose lead to peach, green apple and the light lactic sourness of sourdough bread.

Gentle hop bitterness with citrus and a light resin quality. Lightly bitter on the finish. There is some gentle heat from the alcohol, but the beer manages to balance it nicely.

A little bit of slickness on the palate. The hoppyness in the beer cleans everything up nicely in the finish.

I enjoyed the glass, but was looking to do something different after one...

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 05:46:46 | More by Libationguy
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Jpinsk1

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good example of the Biere De Garde style and was overall, quite refreshing and enjoyable. No hint of the 8.5% at first but as it warmed, it became rather boozy. I dont mind a boozy beer but you could tell its 8.5 by the end of the beer. I would buy it again but not all the time.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 05:14:46 | More by Jpinsk1
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beertunes

Washington

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 20:25:00 | More by beertunes
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dalahodson

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-09-2013 14:44:04 | More by dalahodson
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Hellmeh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-28-2013 02:24:33 | More by Hellmeh
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Radome

California

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 20:44:44 | More by Radome
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Grinky

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2013 01:36:22 | More by Grinky
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spikechiquet

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-17-2013 03:48:03 | More by spikechiquet
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9%

05-13-2013 03:21:06 | More by artoolemomo
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Ted

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-13-2013 01:50:09 | More by Ted
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 16:54:18 | More by rhoadsrage
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-23-2013 18:15:53 | More by Rhettroactive
Rince Cochon from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.