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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Tripel
Turnhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6442) - 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 (1095) - 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 (2830) - 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 (12111) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Huge rocky white head atop hazy light golden hued body. Flowery aroma. Slight hint of honey sits on back of tongue for most of swallow. Light, crisp mouthfeel yields a lightly hoppy finish. Easily a summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 Pale golden in color(hazy) with a large frothy white head. Slighly hoppy aroma with notes of fruit and clove. Light and refreshing with some hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4420) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2003
Very pale Belgian style blonde beer, with a semi-fruity nose. Malted lightly hopped flavour , with a slighy citric edge. A good beer but not as complex as most Belgian ales.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Hazy golden with a rich head. Sweet malty with doughy touch. Spicy yeast. Nothing special.


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