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De Plukker Rookop

Brewed by De Plukker
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14271) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1077) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (932) - 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 !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (637) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, pours ruby/brown with an off white head. Aroma: spicy, floral, brown sugar. Taste: light roast, spices, some chocolate, caramel, raisins, pears, light smoke, cinnamon. Medium sweet, light-medium bitter, thin oily texture, light body, short finish. Interesting, but lacks body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23002) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Bottled@HBF2015. Deep ruby colour, small white head. Aroma is raisins, smoked wood, some floral notes. Flaour is alcohol, yeast, some wooden notes as well as mild floral and herbal notes. A bit sweet without the yeast put in.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ RBESG 14 Grand Tasting at Moncada Brewery, Unit 1 Middle Row, Kensal Town, Greater London, England W10 5AT.

[ As De Plukker Rookop ].
Unclear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, candy, moderate yeasty, spicy yeast, phenol notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, candy, brown sugar, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140809]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2683) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 75cl bottle from Poperingse Bierfestival 10/2014, brewed 05/2014. Dark acajou-brown pour with again a luscious cap. Rich earthy aroma of caramel roast, bread crust, fragrant fresh bread, an inkling of strawberry and meadow hops. Taste is a well-balanced mix of all that, surprisingly dry and rich. Popering hop bite with great character in the finish. Nice Flemish Dunkel!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Fruity, wineous and toasted malty. Smooth caramelish and åhenolic. Toasted malty. Bitter and dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Apperance: Dark brown color. with a small of white head. Aroma: Malty roasty caramel, with a a light licorice tone in the back. Taste: Malty caramel sweetness upfront, some cinnamon and alcohol Medium to Full body. Taverage carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014 Moncada Brewery. Aroma is floral hop, ginger nut biscuit, ginger snap. Murky red / caramel coloured pour no head. Flavour is orange peel, caramel malts, light spices. Palate is fairly light, moderate carbonation. Meh.

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