Rince Cochon | Roman N.V.

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82
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257 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:
257
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bwbetts
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of Bruno74200
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An okay beer. It's balanced between the caramel and Munich malts, the herbal hops and the peppery yeast. Too bad it's overly sweet and a bit artificial in the end.
On a second tasting, less okay with a band aid smell and taste. The artificial ending remain.

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frank69
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.74/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alucard
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of constantine_272
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper with some active big foam bubbles. Surprisingly clear for bottle fermented. This falls flat on the nose. Mostly just bread yeast and a little honey and not much else. The taste also is heavy on the bread yeast but brings to the party some straw, wheat, and sand earthyness. It finishes with a good bubbly crispness but leaves a residual candy sugar that is a bit cloying. As a whole, this doesn't really stack up to some of the other strong pale blondes. Some of the flavors are a little lack luster and the sugary finish brings it down a notch. At 30cl, that's enough.

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Photo of Yoann
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of augustgarage
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled August 28th, 2014. Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Clear maize body supports a fat fist of magnolia-tinged merengue. Huge tendrils of lace; superior retention, no legs.

Bright winter fruit filled aroma with pear and hints of citrus along with a mild grassy funk from the yeast. Pleasant, angular phenolics - faint grain.

The palate reflects the nose with juicy pear notes accompanied by gently spicy and vaguely wild notes from the yeast. The base malt and a touch of mildly bitter continental hops converge with the yeast elements before all the flavors evaporate in the dry, largely clean finish.

Somewhat light mouth-feel but the carbonation gives a hint of creaminess and slows you down just enough that you don't gulp the entire glass in a few draughts. Alcohol is well hidden.

A pleasant thirsty quenching ale with decent character from the yeast. Good value - would pick this up again as the weather grows ever warmer.

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Photo of BeerMe203
4.64/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with a bit of white head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet, quite clean and classic belgian. Taste starts yeasty with sweet malts and some booze. Finish is slightly bitter but still yeasty. Body is light to medium with high carbonation. Classic Belgian, nothing special here.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JakeScully
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A fairly good Belgian Strong Pale Ale, originally French with a head reminding that of Duvel, this one if my weekly buzz, especially for the 50cl/16 oz 8.5% can. Don't be mistaken, you might not like it as much as other Belgian Pale Ale as the one i named before, and I don't know the availability in the US. But try it if ever in Belgium.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HippieDave56
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprised ratings are so low. Lovely Belgian blonde with a good amount of fruity esthers and phenols. Incredibly smooth and balanced for an 8.5% beer.

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Photo of JLapadura
2.43/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brob245
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thibaut
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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 desint
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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Rince Cochon from Roman N.V.
3.62 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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