Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Marketed as Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale in North America.
Launched 1982 by Jef Keersmaekers as Pater Noster. Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq since launch.
Ingredients: Caramel, Pilsen and Munich barley malts, and Saaz, Kent and Hallertau hops
Brewed with roasted malt, hence its deep dark reddish colour. It is a mellow, dark, top-fermented beer, refermented and matured in the bottle to obtain a lively, bubbly beer with a rich head

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours red with a lasting big rocky off white head. Musty malt aroma. Bittersweet caramel and lemon. Itís a really intersesting version of sweet and sour. Biscuity, fruit spice. A little cheese funk, smoke and salt. Dry finish. Very tastey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
Balanced malt, carmel and orange and spot of chocolate and fig and spicy and tangy cherry, and raisin. Very drinkable. Soft spice, easy yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Good with fish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2005 Deep brown pour, sizable head. Yeasty, Belgian aroma. Oh yeah. I get the impression itís going to be a bit dry. Not sure how to describe it. Body is quite carbonated, not overly by any means, though. Flavor is good, unique for sure. I donít really know how Iíd explain it, perhaps fruity and a hint of dark malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
Brown color with a very thick, creamy head. Aroma and flavor of fruits, malt, alcohol and caramel. Medium to full body, slightly creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2644) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2004
XXL tan head thats climbing out of my glass, long lasting, rocky, a little much. Clear brown color. Nice malty nose, fruit, laced with co2 though. Medium body, prickly. Flavorful maltiness,caramel, yeasty, dark fruits with a hint of chocolate. Finish is dry, quick. Whats with the over carbonation?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
duvel tulip glass / aroma: sugary, fruity... yes, i suppose itís smoky but thatís just because i read the commercial description... of course belgians seem to always have at least a little note of yeast anywhere... appearance: really dark but the body is clear; copper with reddish orange highlight. big and very light tan head; fizzy, sparkly, and it diminishes slowly into a rocky and airy topping but eventually thereís just random thick lacing with only a ring around the glass. flavor: lightly fruity, caramel. interesting balance among sweet, sour, salt, and bitter. i sense licorice, as if this is a root beer! palate: lively and smooth. overall: it would all be smooth and laidback hadnít the palate be so lively, but itís goood; interesting shit! let this puppy warm because i cannot bare it when itís cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2004
I thought this beer smelled and looked fantastic. Iím not really sure what I was expecting tastewise - I suppose a combination of a Belgian and a Brown. What I got was a strange-tasting beer that I canít really say I liked all that much. It just tasted like something was wrong with it, but I couldnít point to any one thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Very nice looking brown with huge Duvel-esque head. Smells dusty, with sweet and sour coming through. Some Charcoal and smoke, old hops. Chocolate is there too. Now, on my first taste, I was caught way off gard. Tastes like Bretts and a little sugar. Second sip tastes like apple juice, some sour grapes, grape juice? This is one weirdass beer. Sweet and sour, totally caught me off guard, Iím not sure how much the taste is pleasing me... At least itís smooth across my palate with a little warming in my tummy. Weird, to say the least...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Almost like a wine with a foamy tan head. It pours a rich brown color with a dried fruit - plums, raisins, etc. - aroma. The taste is sweet/sour, the fruitiness coming through heavily. Thereís also a solid sweet maltiness to it. Has a nifty bitter aftertaste. And, I got a free Corsendonk glass with the drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Wow, what an explosive 750ml bottle, the cork almost ripped my arm off as I opened it. The beer pours a brilliantly clear deep amber color. The ample carbonation keeps a light tan colored head afloat atop the beer. The aroma is bready and sweet, with notes of caramel, plums, and raisin. The taste is a mixture of sweet and tart (though not in the sense of a sour ale) and highly carbonated. The finish is rich and malty with lingering notes of sherry, and caramel. There is a bit of funky Belgian character here, it contributes a rich fruitiness (plum, fig, and raisin), a light spicy character, as well as a light musty type character, that may be more a function of age. This is certainly and enjoyable beer, it is perhaps a little soft and fruity, but not so much that it detracts. I definitely recommend trying this beer.

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