Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I did not care for this beer at all. I think that there is way too much chocolate going on in this medium complex brew.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a great nose. Sweet and malty. A fruity, roasted malt flavor. The champagne of Dubbels. Great looking beer. Awesome.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummy! Smells fruity like peaches, plums, raisins, and even raspberries. Drinks like liquid peach cobbler, with a nice doughy malt backbone underscoring fruit and luscious cream with a pinch of spice. Alcohol gives the illusion of WARM peach cobbler sitting in your belly. Give me some more!
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/brown color with a very large frothy head. Upon opening the bottle the nose is greeted by a fruity sweet wine-like aroma. A sweet fruity(raisin) flavor; slightly sour and yeasty. Lots of carbonation.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2003 Pours a nice reddish brown color with a large bubbly head. The aroma was decent...yeasty, slightly sour, fruity. The flavor was full...raisins, slightly sour, yeasty. The only thing about this beer that I didn't particularly like was the feel. The carbonation was just overwhelming. There was simply too much of it. Each drink filled me with copious amounts of unwanted gas. It actually kept me from enjoying what would probably be a magnificent brew.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I looked for this on "www.ratewine.com"...but it wasn't there! What is this apple cider/port doing on ratebeer.com? J/k. Anyways, this beer is a bit apple-cider like for me, even down to the sediment in the bottom of the glass. Cidery, porty, and dry flavor. I liked the beverage, but this Corsendonk is guilty of stretching the definition of "beer."
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 Huge head of bubbles on the bottom and nice frothy head on the top. Great carbonation throughout. Color of dark brown with decent clarity. Aroma of raisins, yeast, a bit of old decaying wood and fruit. Full bodied beer with flavors of malt, yeast, various fruits and alcohol. Finish is slightly metallic, dry and warming from the alcohol. Also some lingering spices (pepper) that make the tongue tingle. Not the best of the variety but a good beer in its class. Kind of average for a dubbel.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity sweet aroma. Good malt backbone throught. Finishes to the sweet side, then gradually dries out. A good example of the style.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather ordinary. Yeasty and sour, with dominant raisin notes. Too weak and too sour for my tastes. I strongly prefer Westmalle Dubbel.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color similar to a brown ale. Excellent belgain. Very malty flavor but enough hops are present. This is a beer I have been overlooking for a while but Im glad I finally gave it a try. Not as complex as many, but certainly as good