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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Tripel
Turnhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2004
This beer flowed...thats the best descriptor I can think of at this moment in time...it flowed from start to finish. It pours a light to medium yellow, clear color with a massive white soapy head which does dissipate but leaves a creamy layer throughout the entirety of the beer...and i can truly appreciate that. The lacing on this was also very nice. The aroma is light and sweet with heavy emphasis on the yeast and fruity esters.... citrus, lemon, perhaps a hint of barnyardiness and grass..but basic and earthy. The flavor is light bodied with subtle fruity esters and tickling carbonation silkily dancing their way across your tongue. Fruity nectarines lighty coat up front, followed by yeasty and malty sweetness and lemony tartness and dryness in the finish. No alcohol presence, but trust me, it sneaks up on your toward the bottom of your glass. Surprisingly light mouthfeel, yet not dissappointing. Yeasty bliss!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 (Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy golden with a large, foamy and white head. Very grainy-malty, lemon-grassy, neutral aroma with some sourish-earthy, saisony character. Slightly sour-lemony, solidly pale-malty, honeyish flavor with subtle grassy hops in the finish. Medium-bodied, neutral and refreshing palate with mild acidity. An easily drinkable, but nicely balanced and enjoyable, slightly saisony tripel. The yeast is a bit ashy and not so fresh - I’d say it’s better without. (Bottled, 0.33l) Pale golden color with medium, foamy head. Lemony-malty aroma with some grassy hops. Light, wheaty-malty and slightly spicy flavor with some sour apple. Medium-bodied, stingy carbonated palate. Very easy to drink, and hides the ABV reasonably well. A very Duvelish brew - but with less head, complexity and flavor. Has some saison characteristics. (Bottled, 0.75l, 1987 vintage, sampled in 2006: 9-4-8-4-16=4.1) Muddy dark brown color with a very small head. Very brandyish, earthy, dry, very malty aroma. Quite doppelbocky, IMO. Sweetish, very full-malty flavor with syrup, figs. Medium-bodied, low-carbonated palate. A very nicely aged ale, still in excellent balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 One of the best looking beers I have seen. Extremely active carbonation that keeps adding to a slowly rising marshmallow head. Clear and golden in color. Tart, malty, hoppy, slight grainy aroma with some hay and yeast. Clean, lean and classy in flavor with a quick finish. Malty and a little sweet with a well balanced bitterness. A bit of yeast and floral hop flavor. Very elegant and well made ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
330ml bottle from a gift pack poured into the official Corsendonk tulip glass....revealed a hazy pale gold ale with a phenomenal fluffy white cap that piled out of the glass like meringue...very active in the glass with thousands of tiny champane like bubbles streaming up the glass sides. Nose is understated but distinct...fruit (Pears?) spice and a wisp of must from yeasts. Front side is peppery from the effervescence but the spice overpowers it and then comes some fruit/malt tastes (like a pear cider)..finish is deceptive...dry with the alcohol fully cloaked...light fruit after taste mingles with the drying....this is a nice pale abby...Me like-a varra much!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle. This ale best enjoyed before 11/9/05. Poured a large white head that was mostly diminishing with fine-small sized bubbles, fair lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a yellow hue. Malty, hoppy, citrusy aroma. Flavor was sweet, fruity and somewhat dry. Smooth, dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2004
This beer has a blond body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a little carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2004
Light hazy gold-blond beer with nice fluffy head. Refreshing lemony smell with good malty aroma’s and fine hint of vegetal hops. It has a medium full taste with again this citrusy-fruity accent and the clear taste of malts and hops. This is not a very complex beer but it has a clear taste and a good balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
Budels take note: this is what lcbo gift pack bottles should taste like. Cloudy yellow pour, huge white head. Lots of spice, yeast, and bread notes in aroma. Taste is crisp with lots more spice, and a nice lingering bitterness. Alcohol is disguised very well, this could have been 4% and I would not have known, the other flavours are so dominant. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Bottle. Very pretty color; hazy yellow-orange, looks the color of honey. Lightly frothy white head. Laced the glass very well. Very sweet, yeasty, then slightly hoppy end. Malt and yeast more prevalent than hops. First Belgian beer I have been able to try! Very nice, I will buy this one again. Could have enjoyed it more if the girlfriend wasn’t yelling for me to clean the house!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2004
Bottle. aroma is spicy, yeasty, some biscuit malts. golden colour with a gigantic fluffy white head. great fruity flavour. complex. This is a great tripel. I liked it better than the Pater.


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