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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Tripel
Turnhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1311   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bananna, clove, grapefruit and light wheat aroma. Champagne head, yellow in the glass. Very tart lemon, wheat. Some orange and clove.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bottle pours a sedimentary golden color with a minor dishwater head.   Aroma is of an overly ripe banana and the usual belgian yeast.   Head has now dissipated.   Carbonation seems non-existant.   Flavor on this one falls somewhat flat.   Bad bottle perhaps?   The flavor isnt all there.   Perhaps some slight citrus tones, but other than that its very bland.   Need to rerate at some point.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a golden color, slightly hazy, with an amazingly thick white head. Had a nice creamy, soft palate with a flavor of yeast and citrus.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2004
750 mL bottle, snifter. Biscuit, toasted light bread malt (M); flowers, perfume, herb hops (H); white grape, pineapple, white wine, pepper aromas. Huge, creamy, white head is well lasting and sits on a slightly hazy, yellow-amber body with heavy carbonation. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, heavily bitter, lightly acidic finish. A little watery in the aftertaste. Medium body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: a real sweet and spicey gem.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2463) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
Orange gold in colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, lemon, oranges and some sweetness. Flavour was smooth, soft, yeasty and lots of citrus. Finishes with a mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 15 years old: Beautiful clear red and orange colour. Very round and soft. Nice round and flavourful mouthfeel. Rather sweet, but without the prunes and plums. Surprisingly good after all those years! Really worth waiting for. 5 3 5 3 11: Supposed to be sweet. I find it slightly bitter, hoppy and yeasty. Quite high carbonation. Yellow body with a strongly sparkling head. Yeasty middle and finish. Not as much hops as I hoped there would be. Not much fruityness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2004
Golden colour. Big initial head. Fragrant, fruity hop aroma. Apples and bitter oranges on the palate, with some underlying sweetness. Quite light bodied. Crisp, clean finish - slightly bittersweet. To me, more reminiscent of Duvel than an authentic tripel, but an agreeable beer nonetheless. Eminently drinkable and keeps the alcohol level rather well disguised. According to Tim Webb, the Cosendonk Pater is brewed by Van Steenberghe, but the Agnus is brewed by Bosq (or was when the book was published). Bottled, Aux Vieux Bon Temps, Brussels, September 2003.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 14, 2004
750 ml. corked and caged brown bottle. $5.99 each at World Market in Alexandria, Va. Bottled on 10/16/02. Sampled today. Poured out a bright pale golden color, only a shade or two darker than Bud. Bright, white, foamy head, much like whipped egg whites. It has some darker yeast in the head. Slight chill haze also. Aromas are of yeasty bread, sweet hay, and slightly acidic malts. Not much in the hops aromas or flavors. Earthy, slightly sour taste, along with the classic Belgian yeast taste as well. Slick mouthfeel, slides down easily. This beer hides it's alcohol taste very well, but not it's effect. This beer will hit you fast and hard. Finishes sweet, but not cloying. A really decent triple beer overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Bottle. Golden color with orange tint and a big fluffy white head. Aroma is of flowery citrus. This beer has a nice refreshing crispness with sweet citrus and a dry finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2004
A nice golden color. A delicate light fruity aroma, very inviting. As is the taste, dry complex. Fruity, malt character and spicy hops. Finishes clean and refreshing. Has almost a champagne factor to it, so it fit very well on New Years eve.


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