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Rince Cochon - Brouwerij Roman N.V.

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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

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-06-2011)
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Photo of aflies
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

aflies, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

CFHMagnet, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

metter98, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bandi, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dbrauneis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of mikefuski17
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mikefuski17, Oct 14, 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 Reem
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Reem, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of ShaunVenish
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

ShaunVenish, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of mantissa
4/5  rDev +9%

mantissa, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +9%

Bunuelian, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Soumya
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Soumya, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of davegray
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

davegray, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Pegasus, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of MaevaS
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MaevaS, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of timoteo833
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

timoteo833, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of janubio
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.

janubio, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Trappist_Vince
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Trappist_Vince, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BKotch, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Pencible
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.

Pencible, Aug 04, 2013
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 Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Rekrule, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of TXBulldog
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.

TXBulldog, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

djrn2, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of katan
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.

katan, Jul 01, 2013
Rince Cochon from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.