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Rince Cochon - Roman N.V.

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83
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 215 | Reviews: 64
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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pale golden, almost murky straw color. Pretty good head and lacing. A summer looking beer

Lemon zest aroma, some acetone and sweet bread.

The taste is a bit watered down. Up front there some strong flavors of lemon and hints of orange. The middle is lacking but not bad. This beer is a summer blond type of thing.

A good beer with salad or maybe some fruit sherbet.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of daledeee
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.92/5  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.

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1/5  rDev -72.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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