Rince Cochon | Roman N.V.

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82
good
259 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roman N.V.
Belgium
roman.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thierrynantes on 01-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
259
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer that is quite subdued in taste for it's strength and doesn't strike any particular note. It is rather highly carbonated and is enjoyable at most usual temperatures for Belgian beers or bières de garde. It doesn't have any major qualities but it does not have any major fault either, and reminds of better beers (ex: Duvel) rather than of lesser ones (ex: cheap session beers). At 3.50€ ($4.00) a liter in France it is well priced. For import buyers who would buy it in the same price range as better Belgian beers, i would not recommend it as strongly, though i wouldn't say anything bad about it either.


2: didn't like
3: ok
4: liked
5: liked a lot

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pour it "easy like sunday morning" and am rewarded with two fingers of bubbly white head. The head goes down after a couple of minutes, leaving a decent amount of froth. A sheet of lace clings to the side as it's consumed, and slowly slides back into the drink. The body is the color of urine, but I don't mean that as a negative.

Yeast and sour apple immediately greets the nose. Grass and spice flesh it out.

Wheat and yeast start off the flavor tour. A bit of sour apple chimes in with a nice spiced package. Sweet grass and clove finish it off.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Almost seems to glide over the tongue, but leaves a little residue as it passes. Refreshing, with a slightly dry finish.

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Photo of nonameperson
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle I bought at a Cora in France. Best by 27/02/14. Served in a goblet glass at about 5-6 degrees C.

A) Beautiful pale (similar to a Stella Artois) yellow beer with about half a finger of head.
S) Boozie. Wasn't expecting that. I can't smell much else, that's why this was my lowest scoring section.
T) Typical blonde. Forward and back-of-the-tongue maltiness that's pleasant and not overpowering. The aftertaste does remind you there's some alcohol in there (8.5%).
M) Amazing. That is all.
O) I wish I bought more of these. Take my advice and if you have the chance to buy one of these buy two. No, make it three.... of ten. Great beer.

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Photo of Vixie
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. The head seems to be in no hurry to go away, it is persistent.

The smell is yeasty and bread like, also hints of citrus.

Fruity up from, tastes a bit like apple, pear, and apricot. There is just a hint of pepper at the finish, leaving a lingering spice.

Smooth in the mouth, very little tingling from the carbonation.

My expectations were a bit low for this one, due to the low price and less than enthusiastic reviews. However, this is not a bad beer. Maybe not world class or world changing, just a decent basic Belgian beer. Worth a try for fans of the style, and for the price, a pretty good value.

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3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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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Photo of Radome
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33 cl bottle bought in France.

A - Beer is a very light straw color and perfectly clear. It could easily pass for champagne in the glass, except that the white head is more fluffy and persistent. The photo on this BA entry shows the 750 ml bottle was bottle-conditioned, but this smaller bottle was apparently filtered.

S - The aromas are at a low level, but I detect crisp pilsner-type graininess and low levels of grassy hops. The aromas are fresh and clean, but don't pop out.

T - Flavors are balanced between light malt reminiscent of white flour biscuits, and grassy, noble hops. The emphasis leans slightly to the malt. There is some complexity added by a bubblegum yeast note, but the taste is fairly simple. Perfectly clean and well-made; nothing out of place.

M - Light body. Smooth but full carbonation. Hops bitterness is at a low to medium level. Alcohol is noticeable, but not over-the-top.

O - This is a pleasing, surprisingly drinkable beer for such alcohol strength. It is perfectly executed with no flaws. I only wish it had a bit more complexity.

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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Rince Cochon from Roman N.V.
3.62 out of 5 based on 259 ratings.
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