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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Tripel
Turnhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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It has a very big head indeed - pour it gently - and a very clean palate, beginning with a dry, lightly citric fruitiness, and finishing with a distinctive and delicate, perfumy, hop character. Very light and fluffy in texture, giving little hint of its strength.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Appearance identical to the pic. Aroma was full of alcohol and citrus. The taste was a nice crisp mixture of citrus & hops. A very nice beer to have at any time but especially enjoyable in the hot summer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
Moderate fruity nose and flavour. Some prominent alcohol notes in the beer are unpleasant. Very clean belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Slightly cloudy light golden color with a luscious creamy white head. Medium carbonation. Smelled mainly of pears and apricots, with a light hint of green apple. Taste was of peaches, pears, golden raisons and banana with an overlay of candy sugar sweetness. No discernable hop or malt flavors. Reminded me of a lighter version of Duvel. Very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2003
A simple wonderful pale ale/trippel. Light clear beer with a soft noise. The first sip could be mistaken for an american micro, but the abbey flavors sneak up on you on the next sip.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Somewhat hazy golden color, good head and some lacing, full-bodied. Pear, grapefruit, pine, clove, mild cheese all detected in the aroma, complex. The fruity and spicy tones are subdued by a nice malt presence, vinous as well. Dry finish, lighty alcoholic with lingering fruitiness. While I'm more of a fan of the Abbey brown, this is still a very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Crystal clear light gold color w/ very little head retention. Clove, wheat malt,and floral hop aromas pretty well evenly balanced w/ a slight fruitiness. Malty(wheat) and hop flavors from the start; also well balanced w/ a hopy flavored dry finish. The cloves aren't as apparent in the flavor as they were in the aroma. A little light citrusy fruit as well, but nothing complex or very outstanding. It has a dry m/f with some higher carbonation and a medium light body and slightly warming alcohol, but it's very well hidden. To me this was not a terribly complex tripel; better than a couple, not as good as most for the style given.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2421) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 One of the best Belgian pale ales. Nice golden color with a great looking head, second to only Duvel’s foamy top. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Smooth like a newborns bottom. RE-RATE (May 7, 2006): used to be one of my top beers to drink. Still enjoy this but not as terrific as I once thought it was. A little to lively for me. But still a fine brew.

I keep wanting to e-rate this on May, what a weird coincidence. So what I really love about this beer is the perfect use of banana esters in a lively yet easy drinking and full bodied Triple-like beer. There is just enough Belgian sweetness, banana esters and lively carbonation to offset each other.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Pours a beautiful golden color (to be distinguished from the crappy golden colors found in American Standards) with a massive white head. The aroma started off with some interesting barnyard tones, later joined by some nice perfume and fruity (mostly pear) tones. The flavor was a great mix of pear, lemon, perfume, and hops. Nice bubbly feel, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Golden body topped by a quickly dissipating medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pear, some floral hops. Taste is hoppy and pear, moderately sweet. Medium-light body. Very pleasant beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 Pours with a deep golden body topped by a thick white rocky head with a good amount of lace. Slightly sweet and citrusy (grapefruit and oranges) aroma with slight spicy notes and a touch of yeastiness. Slightly sweet and yeasty flavor with orangey notes and a touch of spicyness. Medium bodied and smooth.


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