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Rince Cochon - Roman N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thierrynantes on 01-06-2011

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Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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!)

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable and pretty tasty.

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice golden-yellow with a little bit of cloudiness, nice white cap initially which fades leaving a small cap of white bubbles, no lacing

S: Nice Belgian yeast leaving a light banana, hay, light barnyard, pear and some whiffs of citrus

T: The taste is a bit astringent but the green apple, pear pretty much dominate the taste from start to finish. There is a nice little hay and cracker note in the mix as well. The finish is a bit dry, sharp, lightly bittering with a little booze sting

M: Medium bodied and refreshing, clean on the palate, well carbonated and no major flaws

O: Not bad at all. I rather enjoyed this after my Maharaja

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Aml42000
2.99/5  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.

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of gpawned
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of NWer
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mcss
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of dojii54
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CSQ1111
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter (Rince Cochon signature glass).

Appearance: Gold, body is full of bubbles and head is ridiculously over-sized on the first pour that it is scary (thick). Head is white rising to a notch over two fingers length.

Smell: Mild yeast, it is good but nothing to wow over.

Taste: Alright this beer isn't complex like some other BSPA I have had, but it is rather tasty. Lightly sweet and feel of the yeast.

Mouth: Definitely medium to heavy, slightly creamy with a almost a marzen feel to it.

Overall: Not bad beer, I really can't knock on it I wasn't sure what to expect when I first purchased it. You should be able to find this for 10 or less at your local guy. Salud!

Photo of Tucquan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-05-20 in Columbia, PA

A - Mostly clear yellow with a 1/2-finger white head. Mild lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, pear, green apple, light funk.

T - Pretty sweet, candied apple, powdered sugar and bready malt. Not much funk in the taste. Alcohol. Some bitterness comes it at the end to help things along.

M - Light body and heavy carbonation. Very effervescent.

O - It was really too sweet until having some sharp cheese with it. I think this brew is best with tangy food. I wouldn't seek it out as a standalone brew for my tastes.

Photo of StoicBeast
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of snaotheus
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Photo of CaptainHate
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Rince Cochon from Roman N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.