Rince Cochon - Brouwerij Roman N.V.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.23/5 rDev -12%
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.
10-08-2013 08:35:32 | More by BlackHaddock
4.48/5 rDev +22.1%
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.
09-24-2013 01:32:33 | More by ShaunVenish
3.76/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
09-01-2013 15:47:04 | More by Pegasus
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
08-16-2013 19:37:52 | More by janubio
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
08-04-2013 00:11:16 | More by Pencible
3.14/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
07-27-2013 17:13:57 | More by OWSLEY069
3.51/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
07-08-2013 02:14:18 | More by TXBulldog
3.59/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
07-01-2013 22:46:16 | More by katan
3.39/5 rDev -7.6%
Medium straw color with a slightly hazy cast. White head with moderate retention and nice lacing in the glass. Carbonation is fine.
Citrus and light lemon zest in the nose lead to peach, green apple and the light lactic sourness of sourdough bread.
Gentle hop bitterness with citrus and a light resin quality. Lightly bitter on the finish. There is some gentle heat from the alcohol, but the beer manages to balance it nicely.
A little bit of slickness on the palate. The hoppyness in the beer cleans everything up nicely in the finish.
I enjoyed the glass, but was looking to do something different after one...
06-25-2013 05:46:46 | More by Libationguy
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
This is a good example of the Biere De Garde style and was overall, quite refreshing and enjoyable. No hint of the 8.5% at first but as it warmed, it became rather boozy. I dont mind a boozy beer but you could tell its 8.5 by the end of the beer. I would buy it again but not all the time.
06-22-2013 05:14:46 | More by Jpinsk1
3.21/5 rDev -12.5%
Served in tulip. Poured a very pale straw-gold color with about 1/4 inch of white head that dissipated very quickly and left no lacing.
The aroma was about as expected, but very subdued. Light, soft grains, and a yeasty-spice that was interesting, but very delicate. The taste was the same, an understated version of what was expected. Low malts, some spice, some yeast and a hint of floral hops.
The body was nice, but much thinner than I would have liked. Drinkability was very good, this beer goes down very quickly and easily, and you could slip several down the throat before you realized it. Overall, a nice brew, not outstanding, but probably worth a shot, despite its $8 price tag.
06-09-2013 20:25:00 | More by beertunes
Rince Cochon from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
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