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Rince Cochon Rouge

Brewed by Haacht
Style: Fruit Beer
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bière forte aux fruits rouges à base de houblon, d’orge, de malt, de levures et de pur jus de cerises.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrNosha (1343) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
33cl Flasche. Rote Farbe. Süss-alkoholischer Fruchtduft und Geschmack. Unausgewogen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zilb (77) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 3, 2016
Bue chez Jacky. Arôme chimique cerise. Bière rouge avec petit col de mousse façon kriek lambic. Sucrée, on ne sent pas les 7,5% d’alcool. Plutôt bien réussie pour une bière de soif/apéro.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Koelschtrinker (15602) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2016
Süßer, künstlich süßer Kirschantrunk. Mit der Zeit werden die Kirscharomen immer dumpfer und trockener, die Süße bleibt unangenehm. Bäh. 9/5/4/5/5/5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle shared, hugely pink with a nice picture of a pig drinking a beer on the label. A little much on the pink but fair play on the pig. The beer is a clear red with a pink head. Aroma is big candied cherries, like there was an idea of a kriek but so much sugar was thrown on the idea it got lost like a needle in a haystack. Flavour is as expected heavily sweet with no sourness even hiding behind. Above light bodied with soft carbonation. Mental note for next time when purchasing a beer: a fun picture of a pig on the label is note necessary a sign of quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2016
25cl bottle shared with Kermis. thin pink head. Clear light burgundy pour. Cherry aroma. Sweet cherry aftertaste. Not great at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3884) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
21 Nov 2015, bottle. dark pink. nose is pink candy. thin body and moderately fizzy. sweet, candy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SangreSani (394) - Głowienka, POLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Completely red beer. Even the head is slightly reddish. Roses and cherry in aroma. Tastes exactly the same as it smells. ;) It’s very sweet and has low bitterness. Rather light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
vickey9 (928) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2015
Cochon pork can replace a cake after dinner. From the other hand is is not reccommended as a drink for teenagers as ABV is 7.5. Almonds on palate..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (689) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2015
500ml Dose. Klar und bordeauxrot. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone, stark Spuren hinterlassend. Waldfruchtaroma. Angenehme Süsse. Voller Körper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alengrin (4077) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 The fruit version of Rince Cochon, made by Haacht for the French market, where strong, sweet, red fruit ales enjoy a lot of popularity these days (as is the case in Wallonia as well - see my next rating...). Creamily lacing, very pale pinkish lilac, moussy head over a deep vermillion red, clear beer with fairly strong sparkling. Aroma of strawberry ice cream, cooked red cabbage sweetened with brown sugar (combination of sugar and pasteurisation, probably), wet cloth, fruit bubblegum, clear corn like in a standard pale lager, banana candy, grenadine mixed with sparkling water, pale malt sweetishness, artificial cranberry juice, cough candy. Very sweet and sugary onset, concentrated ’forest fruit’ extracts, artificial raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and sweet cherry which all taste alike in this unnatural form, cloying but fortunately not exaggeratedly so, with an ascorbic acid-kind of lemonade quality to it as well as fairly strong, fizzy carbonation; supple and smooth mouthfeel, pale malt and corn sweetishness apparent but buried under the artificial fruit extracts and the overload of sugar, leading to a finish which is basically a continuation of the same: some lean pale malts, but primarily a lot of fruit bubblegum sweetness. A brief, very faint echo of ’deep’ hops lurks underneath for a moment, providing a little bit of structure against the sweetness, but the sugar does stick to the throat nevertheless. Alcohol remains hidden, though a faint ’glow’ can be felt when swallowing. I dislike this particular (sub)style of fruit beers, but this is not the worst example I had so far: though clearly artificially sweet and clearly ’corny’, there is still a certain beer-like quality to it, which is a plus, at least in my book. Would have been better if unpasteurized (so without the undeniable pasteurization odour), but admittedly I expected less from this. Still, not my kind of beer at all, way too sweet and too ’industrial’.

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