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De Plukker Rookop

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Brewed by De Plukker
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rookop is a brown, top-fermented ale that is not sweet, with coffee in the flavour and a fine, mild bitterness. Rookop used to be brewed in the St-Joris brewery in Reningelst, Belgium until 1963 when the brewing activities stopped. The brewery was restored back to its original condition in 2012 and now functions as a meeting centre for families with children. We were asked to bring this famous beer back to life. Since the original recepy could not be recovered, a brand new beer was developed.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4935) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2016
Dark brown colour. Aroma and flavour have caramel, dark roasted malts and some bready notes too. Some hints of bitter coffee in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5038) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2016
Brown, pretty clear, large beige head. Toast, butterscotch, salty caramel, cake, coffee liquor. Hard roasty taste, quite dry actually. Not the typical Belgian dubbel. I enjoyed it. (33cl bottle from Dranken Pauwels)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (14797) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2015
Das Bier ist leicht trüb und hat eine dunkel rötlich braune Farbe mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Der Geruch ist kräftig malzig, dunkle rote Früchte, Gewürze, Kirschen. Der Geschmack ist leicht schokoladig, dahinter rote Beeren, Karamell, Gewürze, insgesamt dominieren die roten Früchte.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1629) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
Aroma: Brown sugar fruits and malt. Flavour: Ripe dark berries and brown sugar with malt and caramel. Colour: Brown with an offwhite head. From: Tap @ Volby Ølmesse August 2015

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (9404) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle @ Voldby øl-messe. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt caramel, sweet dark fruit, wood. Flavor is rather sweet, malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruits, wood, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish. 290815

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4854) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 11, 2015
sample during visit
dep ruby brown with dense beige head. Fruity, red berries, dubbel-like, moderate carbonation, fairly sweet, toffee notes, savoury quality with coffee in finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (1320) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle@ølmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate notes, some fruits. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Light bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (16009) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and candy sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 050815

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1391) - LATVIA - JUL 15, 2015
BRown with medium beige head. Flowerly aroma. Roasted malt taste with some coffee, flowerly and unfortunately slight alcohol notes. Flowerly yeast aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (1265) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015
Brune basique de 6,5 %, refermentée, mettant l’accent sur le fumé – si l’on s’en tient à son nom. Couleur brun roux, et roux en transparence. Bulles fines en colonne centrale, et quelques extérieures, vivantes. Mousse beige caramel, bien crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt grillé, haricots blancs, pointe de fumée, de ciboulette et noisette. 1ère bouche douce sur l’écorce fumée, fanes sèches de pommes de terre, pointe de muscade. Arrière-bouche pas très riche, un peu fade. 2ème avec quelques belles nuances, mais trop faible. Arrière-bouche peu maltée, assez courte. 3ème sur malt noir, pointe de fumée, mais pas d’équilibre. Arrière-bouche aqueuse. Longueur très faible, manque d’harmonie de l’ensemble. Jambes lisses, faiblement marquées. Levure douce, faible. Alcool sans efficacité sur les saveurs. Finale banale. CONCLUSION : en-dehors du format déplorable (25 cl !!), cette bière est vraiment simple et fruste. Juste quelques petites notes positives !!


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