Brewed by De Plukker
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark brown body with a large beige head. Aroma of soft roasted malts and some yeast. Nice fruity and rather sweet tasted with a dry finish. ****

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle, bought @ De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours deep brown to black with a large, creamy, beige head. Aroma has hazelnuts, light coffee, raisins, milky chocolate. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of chocolate, mild coffee bitterness, raisins. Fine malty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (670) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
light yellow-brown dense head, some lacing. brown cloudy beer. alcoholic, woody, spicy, some cognac/whisky-like notes, earthy and turf aroma. bitter and very dry after taste, somewhat BIPA-like. medium carbonation. quite special, can’t compare it to anything i’ve tried before.(bottle 25cl / notes from backlog)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle@ Gents Bierfestival. Dark brown coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a medium off white head. Rather different spicy malty roasted hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is strong malty roasted spicy and herby hinted. Strong. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
Light cloudy dark brown beer, no head. Hoppy aroma mixed with roasted malts. Caramel, light chocolate and light banana. Fresh hoppy flavour, light bitter, some roasted malts. Fresh fruity finish, with herbal notes of fresh green leaves. Quite nice.
(Sampled from bottle @ GBF3, Gent)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suedehead288 (255) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
2012.08.18 derde Gents Bierfestival - Small bottle - Chocolate and caramel - lightly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 25cl, new exclusive organic brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, malty/roasted and slightly smoked/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
Head fast gone; fully hazy dark brown beer. Sweetish, lightly smoked-ashy nose, dry. Wry-lightly bitterish flavour (chicory), also woody, yeast products, green leaves. Light "smoked chocolate", if that makes sense. Very slick, medium to well-bodied. Nice, if unspectacular. Not one to serve too cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Bottle sampled @ GBF 2012 // hazy darkish brown with not much in the way of a head // smell is a bit on the sweeter side, malt heavy, some chocolate and light bread, I am getting some light roasted malts here // taste is lightly roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, sweetish milk chocolate, light roast in the back as well, Belgian-esque fruits and small touch of bread // m/m body // ok - wonder what it was like before

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2012
26/VII/2012 - 25cl bottle from the brewery @ Klaas’ place - BB: IV/14 - (2012-756) Thanks to Bene for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy brown beer, small beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, malty, yeast, bit dusty, some chocolate. MF: ok darbon, medium body. Taste: quite some chocolate, mocha, some caramel, overripe fruits, touch of banana. Aftertaste: mocha and chocolate again, bit of alcohol, toast. Not too sweet at all, pleasantly surprised about this one!

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