squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cap dated 03/2014 on a 330ml bottle. Bottle labeled "Cochonnette" with a frolicking large-breasted pig in a white t-shirt brandishing a white bandana. Purchased fairly cheep as a close-out from a CT distributor. Drained every last drop of the fine yeasty dregs into an off white head which died much slower than its sound would have indicated. Very bubbly and noisy. Dark orangy brown. Sort of the color of Rare Vos, but cloudier. Total overtone smell of pear/apple cider -- the good stuff from Normandy. Head settles into a thin-but-complete covering, a "flor" if I may. Nose undertones of roasted nuts and some dried black fruits, but mostly green fruit cider. Nice smooth sourness as taste maintains very high quality cider components. Elegant, darkish, quite refreshing for 9% abv. Perfect beer for a turkey dinner. I agree with the "severely underrated" statement. Thirty minutes later head even thinner, but still complete. Nose brighter. Taste? This beer is gourmet food.
edgallow (2633) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit and a little funk. Taste is yeast, raisins and malts.
DrSilverworm (8182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted during Nepenthia. Nice orange peel up front, mild spice. Some earthy character. Caramel. Amber color. Thin off-white head. Bits of lace. Lots of particles in the body. Medium-plus body. Kind of slick. Lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, mild bitter. Solid fruity belgian ale.
NosirIwont (2105) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 9.0%. No ’best before’ date. 10 cl. sample. Pours an unclear amber/brown with a light tan head. Good lacing. Sour and fruity aroma with a bit of brett. Light metallic overtone. Fruity flavour with a light sourness. Dry, bitter finish, a bit tart. Too much carbonation. Overall okay, but still kind of meh. 01.05.15.
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Falling Rock, hazy orange-red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some dark fruit into a bit of coriander, clove, some slight hints of oaky notes with a touch of toast. Taste was a mix of earth, grain, dough into a bit of caramel, some fruity notes into a bit of dark fruit, some red fruits, citrus, finishing slightly dry, slightly sweet.
Akiro (19) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Degustata in bottiglia da 75 centilitri. Con le cochonne in bottiglia c’è sempre un rischio calcolato... Noi comunque la bottiglia l’abbiamo comprata a Pipaix prima e ci siamo bevuti diverse birre direttamente dal produttore per cui sappiamo qual è il vero sapore e irrinunciabile. Al colore torbida schiuma evanescente color caramello. Il sapore inizialmente dolce, miele con una nota di castagno e zucchero di canna però al palato rimane anche una nota leggermente luppolata. Addirittura oserei dire che si sente un pizzico di lambic. È una birra che si abbina con tutto me vi consiglio di non eccedere dopo il quinto bicchiere gli effetti collaterali sono ingestibili dato il tenore alcolico di nove gradi che si sente non al bicchiere ma in testa. Sopra i 40 anni 5 bicchieri diventano 4... :)
djd07 (5405) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with no head. The aroma is strong funk, caramel, figs, spice. Medium mouth, funky, fruity, lemon zest, good.
Enjoyit (3573) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
VBC 2015 hazy amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of spice, malty, sweets and weak sour. A flavor of sweet malt, spice, wood and dry. A saison?
MOLA_DK (340) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at VBC. Flew out the bottle, overcarbonated. Hazy dark amber with a small white head. Brett aroma. Medium low body, low bitterness and hop flavour.
tderoeck (5859) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
28/II/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) as "Cochonette" @ home - BB: VIII/2016 (2015-241)
Clear amber to red brown beer, small irregular aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit dirty, sourish, apple skin, fruity, bit sweet, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very malty, some caramel, sourish touch, green apples, bit dirty, very spicy, and is that cloves? Aftertaste: caramel, very spicy, cloves, bit sweet, unpleasant bitterness.
ForlornHope (181) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl bottle at home (Cochonette). Dark brown in colour and pan flat. Aroma is sharp, wine-like. Taste is also sharp, some fruit and then dry. Tart, mineral, almost sherry tastes. No real effervescence, sticky finish. Not sure what to think of this. I normally enjoy sour beers, but this one falls short.