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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: 24   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
Bijna zwarte kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt mout, chocolade en iets fruitig. Smaakt bitterzoet, fruitig, hop, chocolade.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1141) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle 25cl, @ The Capital, Leuven. Dark brown colour, beige creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of light roasted malts with lots of caramel and brown sugar. Malty with some metallic notes. Not very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
250 ml bottle at home, poured into a tulip. ABV 6.5% Dark brown pour, with a tall and thick brown head sitting on top, with okay retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Very nice aroma, very fruity, mostly dark fruits, also some ripe pears. A bit of caramel too, nuts, chocolate malts. Nice taste too, basically following the aroma, fruity, sweet, some caramel and a bit of spices and yeast. Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels. Sticky palate. Overall quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
drunk at restaurant Molenhof dark brown colored body with an off white head and a malt fruity aroma a malt spicy caramel dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (1974) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
One of many Belgian dark beers. Sweetish, coffeeish and a subtle bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2013
Dark brown beer, a big head, but maybe could hold some longer. Slightly smoked, coffee, and bittering malts. Not bad at all, but it misses an extra boost.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Think that I picked this up from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home, Sunday 10th November 2013 Pours dark brown with a soft creamy textured beige head. To me this tastes not unlike a smaller brother of Rochefort 8, very moreish, very easy drinking, some chocolate, its a little bit fruity, enjoyable, very enjoyable. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2695) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
pours dark red/brown . good white head. smell is unintence, sweet. taste has caramel malts, some sweetness. bit malty, bit metallic . very low amount of bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2013
25cl bottle at home. Brown coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet malty coffee mucca hinted.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7211) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Dark red color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweet, slightly caramel and slightly some fruityness. Average body, medium carbonation.


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