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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Hazy brown coloured body with a super dense off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, some root veg qualities (potatoes), cherries, nutmeg and definate malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Tart cherry flavour right up front followed by a large malt presence with the spicey qualities arising. Aftertaste is a good astringent maltiness with some sweet flavours and a bit of a drying feeling. Overall, a damn good dubbel, definately one to try! I got this 33 cL bottle courtesy of DougShoemaker at our last party in Toronto and sampled it on 26-May-2004. Thanks again Doug for everything!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Man I do like those abbey dubbels. Definitely can sense the unique yeast strain of the style. A lovely copper to reddish brown color, hint of either herb or spice and a good lace. Hmm hmm good, though alas no Chimay.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
Initially generous light brown head over a hazy brown body with ruby hints. The nose abunds with yeasty flavors, spices (pepper, nutmeg), dark chocolate and very fruity (grapes, plums, red apple). Palate is sweet (licorice, chocolate) and fruity with a light smoke note in the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The sweetness is either a little unbalanced or too balanced by yeast flavors for it to be world-class and it actually gives a slightly tart character, but it’s a nice after-dinner drink and good interpretation of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2004
Redbrown with thin beige head. Aroma of tomato, cheese, ham, malt, alcohol and cereals. Fruity flavor with peppery and sweet tones.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
Amber colour, off-white head. Complex malty flavour with a bit sourness. Roasted bread. Dryed fruit/ dusty port (in a positive sense). Soft palate. Overall above average ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2004
This abby brown ale is quite special. Pours ruby/brown with frothy white head. Nice fruity, spicy aroma. Clean smelling. Flavor is mild chocolate, smokey, fruity and yeasty. Seems uncomplicated and yet very satisfying. This is good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Enormous carbonation, with a bubbling head that never went away. Great color and aroma, with dark chocolate, caramel & fruit flavors create a memorable belgium ale.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 On draft at the Abbaye. I remember this being absolutely delicious, but not this time. Sorry Corsendokers, but this was a stanky sour tasting funkbrew. Poorly handled? Poorly aged? Just my poor tastebuds? In any case, I’ll come back in time for a rerate. Retasted (but not rerated) on 6-5-04: this time I tried it from a bottle, and I think this is the firt beer that I've had that was "corked." Sour, corky, overall funkbrew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2004
Red brown cloudy beer with a small tan head. Nuts and rasins dominates aroma. Sweet flavour: caramel, fruits and a malty bitterness at the end. Slightly acdic finish. I could drink alot of these :-)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
Appearance: Nice looking beer that gushed when opened. Huge head, nice light brown dark ruby color, clarity very good, clear. Bubbles rising quickly and is very effervescent. Nice lacing on glass with persistent head throughout the session. Aroma: Very complex aroma. Slight smokiness, no hop. Some caramelly malt with pineappley esters. Slight almond/sherry notes as well with a nutty component to it. I also got a winey aroma with chocolatey notes out of this. Nice! Flavor: The flavor of this beer doesn't match the complex aroma, but its still nice. Raisiny malt with spicy yeastiness and a vague smokey flavor. No hop flavor which is ok for style. Mouthfeel: High carbonation gives the impression of a thinner mouthfeel, and the carbonic acid and alcohol bite knock this one down a little in the mouthfeel rating. Still, not a bad mouthfeel. Overall: Good beer, with concentration of great characteristics in some fields (aroma and appearance) and not as great (but not bad!!) in others (flavor and mouthfeel). Would definitely try this again as it is a rather complex beer and good for style.


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