belgian pale ale
Slightly golden blond
Malty aromas of caramel and notes of alcohol
Full and sweet flavours of malt, low bitterness
malty & chewy
In the past, this beer was brewed by SPA under the name of « The Rince Cochon », it is now brewed by the Haacht Brasserie, in Belgium, such as Primus or Tongerlo beers.
The character of this strong lager lies in a pale yellow body that usually evokes light Pils. Yet, it has a 8.5° ABV, making it very different from Pils and other Lagers. It also displays a white medium head that has a good retention on the glass rim.
It features light malt aromas along with light bitter-sweet hints of lemon. The alcohol is also noticeable and does not leave any doubt about the distinctive character of this beer. In the mouth, you’ll sense sweet and full flavours with malt and fruity notes. To conclude, this beer is quite sugary, only the sensation of the alcohol breaks its sweetness.
This is a lager featuring very few hops that will please amateurs of full but strong beers. Indeed, sweet flavours of malt balance the alcoholic presence in order to offer an harmonious and very pleasant beer. Rince Cochon is a lager from Flanders that allies skillfully a tasty recipe and a commercially “offbeat” product.
This beer must be drunk responsibly due to its high ABV, and releases the most of its flavours when poured at 6°. It tastes delicious with a plate of delicacies or as an aperitif.