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Brewed by De Plukker
Style: Belgian Ale
Poperinge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand Tasting. Hazy dark amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry, mild fine carbonation. Light dry malts with tangy caramel. Touch of floralness. Tired dried fruits. Light dry finish. Dull.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle grand tasting RBESG14. hazy dark brown lasting beige head. Its malty. Its drinkable its fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11188) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy head. Sweet and bready, with notes of caramel, rich fruits and moderate grains. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet and bready to finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. dark brown color. malty roasty caramelly aromqa with a hint of licorice. Malty sweet, roasty, slightly alcoholic flavor with licorice, cinnamon and caramel. Hints of pear drups. Full bodied. Tasty beer, certainly not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8888) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle(RBESG, Degustation grande, Moncada): Amber coloured, almost clear, stable off-white head; caramelly and fruity nose with very small traces of herbal hops; light to moderate sweetish-bitter flavour, relatively light bodied; slightly lingering caramelly-ffuity finish with some hops in the very end. O.K.; but surely not exciting…

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14. Murky mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is earthy, toffee, brown bread. Taste comprises mellow fruit, earthy, spice, fruit cake. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Belgian offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8395) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7940) - 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.


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