Rince Cochon - Brouwerij Roman N.V.
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3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
750mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a bright white fluffy head, sticky chunks of lace, steady carb.
Aroma is slightly grainy pale malt, Belgian yeast, subtle floral hops.
Taste is pale malt w/ a hint of crushed aspirin, some yeasty funk, green apple. Slightly unpleasant lingering aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is a little prickly and sharp up front - lacks the smoothness of most bottle-conditioned beers.
Unfortunately this is a one and done for me.
03-17-2012 05:18:42 | More by draheim
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
02-20-2012 23:32:01 | More by daledeee
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
02-03-2012 23:21:08 | More by bluejacket74
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
From the 25 ounce caged/corked bottle. Sampled on January 29, 2012. This has a long-lasting, foamy white head which caresses the somewhat agitated straw yellow pour. The aroma kicks off with yeast followed by sugar and malts. Not much in the way of spice but there is a modest hop crispness on the nose. The body is creamy and light. As for the taste I found it to lean on the sour side, which was kind of a letdown but not necessarily unexpected. Also a bit of overripe fruit with a near-dry finale. I migth have enjoyed it better if sour character had been more subtle.
01-29-2012 18:49:35 | More by puboflyons
3.38/5 rDev -7.9%
pours nice pale yellow color a little cloudy thick head that stuck around for the whole drink
sweet hoppy aroma with a bit of clove very pleasing
taste was a little two sweet with a little yeast
finish was a little bitter but still crisp not great but drinkable
01-24-2012 07:48:13 | More by Kwak
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
01-07-2012 18:05:00 | More by BEERchitect
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Poured into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a nice frothy white head. Nice sticky lacing. Looks like a good Belgian.
Aroma is nice. Great hop aroma with some belgian yeast and some cloves. A bit of hay and malt. Nice fresh hop aroma mostly though.
Taste is lighter than expected. Belgian candy sugar sweetness is the most prominent flavor but it's kinda light. But of hop night and sweetness lingering on your tongue. Bit of Belgian yeast in the front. Pretty tasty and refreshing.
Mouthfeel is dry and crisp. High carb.
Overall a good and refreshing Belgian. Wish I could get it on tap. It would be a go to at bars.
11-23-2011 05:07:45 | More by PeprSprYoFace
4.22/5 rDev +15%
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
11-08-2011 03:50:13 | More by drpimento
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
Belgian style bomber, caged and corked. No freshness info.
Pours near clear, very light straw. Looks like, dare I say it..."Fizzy yellow beer"....near white head is pretty thin, stays at the film and low collar stage, with fine sheeting and nice looking lace. More then average amount of tiny bubbles continue to stream to the top
Sugary nose with some faint floral qualities.
Sweet take on the style with notes of sugary candies, melon marinated in sweet lime juice, and more floral notes and some light peppery flourishes come to mind. Moderate hop bite in the finish. Not terrible, in general lacks the complexity, depth of flavors and intrigue of the all stars of the style.
11-07-2011 02:23:40 | More by Billolick
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
This beer is a dusty pale gold in color that allows some light to shine through the haze while remaining cloudy. The head that forms is pure white and is pretty tight though small and does fade pretty quickly. It leaves a decent amount of spotty lacing to just beyond halfway down the glass before dropping off.
The aroma is a little funky with some fruity sweetness along with something like candi sugars, a bit of citrus, and some bubble gum. There's something a bit dusty about this one, and I assume it's Belgian yeast. It's not counter to the overall effect.
The combination of the citrus, funk and grassiness lends itself to something of a lemongrass flavor, though the grassiness gives way to a more wet hay funkiness. The bubble gum remains as well as a dustiness, which almost seems at odds overall with the sweetness.
The body is on the light side of medium and a touch too spritzy, but with just enough creaminess to give it a bit of heft and remain crisp.
Overall this is an interesting beer. I don't think it deserves a C+, but to each his own.
11-02-2011 14:52:42 | More by Brenden
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
A - Pours clear straw big white head. Not much lace.
S - Fresh straw, light hops, and sweet malt.
T - Bigger volume malt, straw and light malt.
M - Light body, good carb, fair balance.
D - Bigger than seems. Good beer.
I don't like the limits on these reviews.
10-20-2011 03:36:13 | More by srandycarter
Rince Cochon from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.