Rince Cochon | Roman N.V.

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Rince CochonRince Cochon

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Roman N.V.

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
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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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Tucquan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-05-20 in Columbia, PA

A - Mostly clear yellow with a 1/2-finger white head. Mild lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, pear, green apple, light funk.

T - Pretty sweet, candied apple, powdered sugar and bready malt. Not much funk in the taste. Alcohol. Some bitterness comes it at the end to help things along.

M - Light body and heavy carbonation. Very effervescent.

O - It was really too sweet until having some sharp cheese with it. I think this brew is best with tangy food. I wouldn't seek it out as a standalone brew for my tastes.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cotton Candy, Bread, Spicy, Floral

Classic in appearance with a healthy dose of head from a very effervescent level of carbonation. Its bright golden hue shows off its clarity. Quite warming. From taffy to stone fruit, yeast to flour-like breadiness, and rose water to peppercorns, these qualities all work together to flaunt its true complex Belgian character. Worthy of a taste, most certainly if you dig pale Belgians with a kick.

STYLE: Belgian Strong Pale Ale | ABV: 8.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #98 (MAR 2015)

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Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boto
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50cl can from the Simply Market in France: This one pours a crystal clear, light golden yellow color. There was a bit of a white head on it that left some lacing. Surprisingly light aroma for an 8.5% beer. It is a bit musty and grainy. Maybe a touch peppery. The taste is rather non-descript. It tries to have some tripel notes (yeasty, clove, etc.) but they are in the background. A bit of alcohol, notes of adjuncts. Just strong with minimal flavor. I guess it serves a purpose...

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Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Rince Cochon has some widely varying ratings from some of BA's top reviewers; making it something of a mystery. The worst thing about this Belgian Blonde is its mascot... the pink pig. Belgian Brewers in particular are known for their eccentricity; but it is never a good idea to imply that one's customers are pigs. (Curiously, the pig does not look as happy as it should be because it is drinking a very fine ale.)
At any rate, the pig implication hurts this ale's ratings.

Becoming more and more transcendent (as I drink this large bottle by myself), I continue to be impressed.
It Looks like a full voluminous (dare I say, voluptuous) Blonde. Full and soft.
Smells are mostly sweet malt, then the alcohol, and finally/barely I notice spicing.
Tastes are largely the same, but the yeast (which must be extraordinary) unloads all these flavors. They are too complex to dissect. (Besides, such effort would detract from my experience.)
Feel is soft and balanced. And tries to end peppery, but ends up ending just full.
Overall, Rince Conchon seems a lot like the leaders of its style. I'd like to try them side-by-side.
I Had The Pig with a medley of leftovers and pasta with a basil/garlic/tomato sauce.
All summed, this is as close to heaven as I get this week.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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 snaotheus
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split into two large snifters

Pours pretty clear straw yellow with a nice looking head and lots of carbonation. Head lasts a long time. Smell is Belgian, light and grassy, a little funk, a little sour.

Taste is creamy, slightly sour, some lemony flavor, little or no bitterness, slightly strawy. Maybe a little tiny bit of banana. Sweet.

Mouthfeel is creamy and airy, fluffy. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srandycarter
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into tulip
Aroma of fermenting fruit
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to 4 mm frothy ring and broken 2 mm layer
Lacing poor – few islands of tiny bubbles
Body straw, hazy
Flavor lightly sweet, non-specific fruity esters, hint of yeast phenolics; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, slightly syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.5

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Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of desint
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Prost76
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Rince Cochon from Roman N.V.
3.63 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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