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Rince Cochon - Roman N.V.

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83
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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

PthPndr, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

BEERchitect, Jan 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

Marc33, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

evilkorova, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

JAHMUR, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

PeprSprYoFace, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Mages64, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

auro0006, Nov 19, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +15%
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

drpimento, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of Billolick
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Billolick, Nov 07, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brenden, Nov 02, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

srandycarter, Oct 20, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Certainly lacking originality, but a decently balanced and inexpensive brew.

Med thin body, slick and clean mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Sweet malt presence upfront with notes of candied orange, zesty herbal hops, and a light bitterness.
Notes of sweet apples, grain, and grassy hops throughout.

Abv is well hidden, reminiscent of Duvel but less bitter, carbonated, and dry...

pixieskid, Oct 17, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Funnier than the pink pig drinking beer on the label is the pregnant women silhouette with a ghostbusters symbol around it (cirlce and a slash). Before pouring this beer I'm dedicating it to all the illiterate pregnant women out there. Appears a pale golden sunshine bright with a pearly white head forming even lacing around the sides of my glass. Aroma has some grassy herbal hops with a flowing pale malt sweetness and a touch of light pear fruitiness. Flavor is a bit more sweetness almost malt liquor like with fruit esters and pear and apple highlights with a touch of rough graininess. Not very refined compared to most Belgian specialty ales, but the mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with effervescent carbonation flowing, and a bit of spicy hops leaving a touch of bitterness behind between each sip. Drinkability as a whole isn't ver good it's hard to get through a 750ml bottle call for back up and show everybody the anti pregnant women symbol on the back of the bottle.

WVbeergeek, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of DaveHS
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-750ml opens with a pop and a wisp of gunsmoke. Pours straw yellow with 2 inches fo creamy eggshell white head. Leaves stringy lacing.

S-Hand soap, grapefruit rind, white pepper, clove and coriander.

T/M-Intense prickly carbonation really hurts the mouthfeel in a big way. That, combined with overwhelming citrus rind dry bitterness overshadows the already muted spiciness. The finish is sharp, with a burst of clove.

O-Boring.

DaveHS, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of snpub540
2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw hue with a 1 inch white head that sticks around for a very long time before settling down. Loads of carbonation in this one. Lacing is scattered on the glass the entire way down.

Smells of ripe fruit, grass, and a nice earthy yeastyness.

Taste is sweet upfront but followed by a green apple flavor and a hot solventy finish, especially as the beer warms. I can't say it is unpleasant it just feels hot to me at the moment.

Dances on the tongue because of carbonation. Hard to drink because of the warming alcohol present.

snpub540, Sep 15, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL brown glass cork and caged bottle purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. No date.

Pours a crackly pale yellow with thin white head. Nose is a little floral and a little corn-husk-like. Palate is crisp and zippy with some pleasant bitterness. Floral, corn-husk, hay, preserved lemon, key lime essence. Short finish.

This is by no means a complex beer. However, it is doing the job that I think it was made for: refreshing me after working out in the garden. If you think of it as a peasant saison or something, it's not bad. But it's also not great.

SFLpunk, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aren't I a lucky guy? A random bottle showed up at Beachwood Brewing, and a Belgian one at that. I couldn't turn down a taste of it. On to the beer:

Looks light yellow in color with short lived head and retention. The nose is a lot like apple juice and a pilsner on steriods; loads upon loads of grassy aromas.

This is certainly one of the most "different" breeds of the BSPA style that I've had. A little sweet like sugar and canned fruits, but in general very grassy tasting. Its strong carbonation reminds me of a Duvel, though since this is chokefull of grass, it is a little bit of a chore to drink.

Had I known this beer was from Brouwerij Roman (one of the breweries featured on Tournee Generale), I would have been very excited beforehand. While it was still cool to try my first beer from these guys, a 750 of The Pig sounds like a homework assignment.

DoubleJ, Aug 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 mL bottle from an unknown benefactor at Beachwood II,

A: Pours a translucent gold with a medium white head, spotty lace.

S: Pears, stone fruit with citrusy hops and some golden raisins.

T: Strong honeyed malt and sugar cane flavours with the aforementioned pear ester notes. Quite nice.

M: Overcarbonated at first, but doesn't really get in the way of the flavour, though I don't really like this. Medium-bodied, spritzy overall feel.

O: I quite liked this effort I and don't understand why the early reviews have been so harsh. Different palates I guess.

Halcyondays, Aug 19, 2011
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2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Monoprix in Angers.
This Beer Poured a light straw color with a very white head that dissipates slowly, fair amount of lacing. Aromas of smokiness meet the nose along with a grassy smell. Taste is that of the smell, slightly sweet and smokey, poor job of masking the alcohol content. All in all, somewhat unimpressed. This beer just doesn't really hit the mark in any category. It's plenty drinkable, but just no real standout. Worth trying, but definitely not a favorite.

dsprainman, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of emerge077
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Into a tulip glass it pours a bright gold, thin white head of foam, no lace. Looks typical of a high gravity Belgian ale, nothing overly special really. Soapy white lace, high clarity brassy color, decent retention.

Apple, sweet cooked vegetables, wet hay, light grassy aroma.

Wet barley, some apple notes from the yeast, a mild hop bitterness. Too boozy with a tacky, envelope glue aftertaste. Unbalanced with some off notes from the alcohol, and an odd metallic note. Overall unpleasant. Something seems to have gone wrong here, and i'm not going to waste $10+ again to find out if it ever improves. Not very drinkable, a good 6 ounces were dumped, couldn't finish it.

emerge077, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of thierrynantes
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : clear golden yellow color with white foamy head.
Smell : malty and floral aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : yeasty with citrus notes, sweet and bitterness well balanced.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian strong pale ale.

thierrynantes, Jan 06, 2011
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Rince Cochon from Roman N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.