Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Tripel
Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Pours gold, with a big head, distinct sweet, hoppy aroma, nice fruity blended taste with a pleasant aftertaste. Fine effort

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
Large white head, golden body. Fruity aroma and a well-balanced taste. A "gentle" and very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2003
My latest foray into the Belgian beer world... The Corsendonk poured a cloudy gold, lighter than the Orval but similar to the Chimay Cinq Cents. At first pour, the head rose like a volcanic eruption and I had to wait quite a long time for it to go down so I could continue pouring. The aroma is dominated by floral and citrus, which explains the taste. More than the Chimay White, the Corsendonk Abbey tastes like liquid tulips. There is a tad of bitterness and citrus which round out the flavor but I find the floral a little too much. The mouthfeel is great, a beer that has just enough carbonation to keep my interest and suggest the next sip will not be soon enough. This is a good beer. It's not my favorite of the Belgians but even a mediore Belgian beer (and this is far better than mediocre) is still damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Pours golden with huge head. Malt, yeast, and wheat in the nose. Slightly sweet malt and some fruit. Very nice tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2003
light pale color, medium white head. Yeast, sugar, spicy aroma. Bubbly and effervescent. Flavor is spicy, clove, sharp carbonation, medium dry finish. Body is a little thin, and I prefer softer carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2003 A nice big mild Beligium. Huge head. Floral and citrus notes. Sweet and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9081) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2003
Pale gold; huge, thick, VERY regular-bubbled white head, fast dissipating. Fresh citrussy smell, pale malt and good hops. Thick sweet taste with an unrefined burnt-grain flavour. Finish is better, flowery flavour, but retronasal again citrussy, this time completely artificial. Keeps hanging around, and I’m starting to wonder if this dishwasher aroma might have to be taken literal in the establishment. Medium-bodied. Bit sticky. Strange aftertaste – not pleasant, can’t pin it down. The nose promised delights. The disappointment is all the greater. Most important: there ain’t no such thing as a Corsendonck brewery. There’s just a very able De Keersmaecker salesman in Oud-Turnhout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5432) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Very slightly hazy golden colour with orange highlights. Very thin (<1 centimetre) large bubbled white head. The small bubbles rise VERY FAST from the bottom of the glass, but i'm not sure what that means. Aroma of yeast, bread, wheat, corn and a residual sweetness. Light to Medium-Bodied; Tastes of hops, coriander seed, wheat, yeast and a strong flavour of corn. The beer finishes with a sweetness perhaps from bananas and caster sugar, but is pretty pleasant. Overall a pretty spot-on beer for the style, and worth trying...because you can most likely find it in your area! I bought this 75 cL bottle from World Market in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia and sampled it on 30-August-2003.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Nice fruity peach,spicy yeast aroma.Sparkling medium blond appearance.Dry hoppy flavor at first then yeasty tropical fruit flavors set in as it softens.What a suprise to discover one of my favorite Belgian Tripels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnkauf (1) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2003 does not count
This Abbey ale pours with a nice amber color with a soft, white foamy head. A softly balanced bouquet of malt had hops. Full bodied pale ale, bold malt flavor with crisp hints of citrus and lightly hopped finish. Wonderful.

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