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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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


4.3
   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 havenít tried it. Good cold or even slitghtly uncold which is nice if you are going to take awhile to finish your glass.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Huge billow of lasting light tan head that leaves very nice lacing. Half way through the glass there is still a nice skim of head. Amazing. How do they do that? Oh yes, and the beer itself. A nice tawny brown. Very clean, sweet aroma. Maple syrup. Figs. Some clove and banana, but very subdued and part of the whole, rather than the main thing. Flavors of brown sugar and some toasty flavor that compliments the brightness of the carbonation. A little bit smokey.Some definite bitterness, but none of it lingers into the finish. Mouthfeel is very pleasant. A nice take on the classic Belgian sugared up palate. There is something creamy there that makes it feel a bit more substantial than most dubbels, though still quite delicate and drinkable. Overall: 17/20 This is a very well made dubbel. It has lots of the types of flavors that I expect in the average dubbel, but displayed with much more restraint, balance and subtly. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2005
33cL bottle. Ah, itís been awhile since Iíve had a darker Belgian. This thing pours like a beaut. Dark brown with a decent size head that recedes but never disappears. The aroma is a bit thin: vinous, cherry and a little bit of port show up. Flavor is much better than the aroma, raisins, cherry, port, and a slight hint of molasses. Finish is rather dry, but not too much so that it turns you off. Very playful mouthfeel with the active carbonation. As you get toward the end of the glass, it gets sweeter by the sip but remains dry. Overall, itís rather good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
Aroma is pleasant; spicy Belgian yeast, cherry, vinous notes. Pours a very nice ruby brown, fairly clear, very nice off-white head. Body is thin. Fruit, raisins, sweetness in the flavour, slightly tart. Finish is fairly flat. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours a nice brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma is nice and yeasty and the flavor is fruity and grows on you in a quick type manner. Overall not a bad brew at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2139) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2005
dark brown color with a tan head. initial smell is sweet, yeasty, and fruity. taste is rich, fruity and chocolatety. a really really good dubbel actually. almost killed myself opening it because the cork blew off. it was quite unexpected. a really nice beer all in all.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2005
Dark amber colour and a big, (very) pale head, that lasted quite a bit in the glass. Discreet aroma, almost indistinct. Nice fruit and malt in the flavour and a pleasing smoothness on the palate. (Bottled)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Pours a transparent red brown with a decent amount of froathy light brown head. Aroma is not too distinct: slightly yeasty sweet malty fruit. Flavor is raisiny and sweet with a slight spicy yeast flavor, but nothing too overpowering or out of the ordinary. Overall, a pretty decent belgian.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
(on bottle) Dark red-brown, like a fox in the fall. Aroma like burnt toast and canesugar. Tad of fruit too. Funny absense of a fullness in the mouthfeel. It feels and tastes more like plumjuice, fruitness, with a hint of oxidaded hops and cocobean. The finish has a hint of malts. Funny gummybear taste in the late finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9286) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2005
(on tap at Lťon de Belge in Essen/Ruhr) Dark amber colour with a small tanned head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of dried fruits, yeasts and coriander spice. Initially sweetmalty taste with an almost refreshing slightly sour fruitiness turning into a spicy (pepper, coriander) and sweetbitter finish with hints of grilled red paprika. Medium body, the alcohol is well integrated. A very tasty Dubble !


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