Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 1697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Lovely dark color and wonderful flavor. I lovethis ale long-time! Brillant malt sweetness blends well with a nice cake-like body, followed by some bitter hops. This is the gate-way Belgian, but not a love it and leave it kind of beer. I could enjoy this one at any time of the year!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2005
this one poured a big head. i thought it had a raisinish aroma i aked my brother for a second opinion and he said it just smelled like beer. HA! strong carbonation. great overall taste but i couln’t really pick anything out besices the yeastness. no black chocolate or raisin taste in my palate and I have no f-ing idea what port is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle from my brother, Alex. Everything you’d expect from an Abbey Dubbel. Ruby brown with brown/white head. Malty aroma, caramel, raisin, yeast. Good mouthfeel, not overly sweet. Well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
Dense off-white head on a hazy brown body. It has a very smooth and rounded taste in spite of its 7,5 %. Very well made and complex: raisin, apricot, other fruits, a bit on the winey side. A very pleasant experience on the whole.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Pours a hazy brown that you can’t even look through, there is a light brown head which is thin as well. This is loaded with a very strong sweet raisin aroma and then I also got some milk chocolate out of it. The taste is similar, but more fruity and like wine. It was nice and smooth, I enjoyed this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Pours a lite brown with an off-white frothy head. The nose is very vinous and has notes of vanilla, raisins and maple. The flavor is a bit on the tart side, but has an underlying complexity with sweet apricots and other fruits. The body is med. The finish is long. I like many others far better than this but it is certainly good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - JUL 14, 2005
rich brown color with brown head that does not diminish. Sweet malty flavor balanced by hops. very pleasant beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Nice strong Brown ale. Pruney Malty chocolately taste. Very well balanced refined Brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (330ml). In a Corsendonk tulip glass. Pours with incredible head - light mocha, tons of little bubbles, not much bubbling in the beer, somewhat murky reddish brown - even with a careful pour, it was half foam!. Aroma quite sour/tart, raisin, stewed prune, stale wine, vinegar, over-ripe apple, a little bread-doughy. This bottle is about a year old, flavour is incredibly mild (more than younger bottles) slightly tart malt, melange of wine-steeped fruits (see above), with a pleasant cru-ish finish. A hint of hops as it warms up, would be interested in a vintage bottle - say 5 years? Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LawofCreation (8) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
Man this is some good beer. I had to hold the glass at about 178 deg. or else the head was like woah. And man, what a head. After it settled, it was great, nice n fruity. Left a sort of creamy taste, sort of like that childhood memory of drinks from Sonic. This beer was a beautiful chocolate color. Only gave it a 3 on appearance because it takes like 3 years for the head to settle if you pour this out at any greater than 5mL a min. Still an awesome buy if you haven’t tried it. Good cold or even slitghtly uncold which is nice if you are going to take awhile to finish your glass.

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