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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Thin offwhite head on a reddish/brown body. A thin head remained throughout. Has an aroma of raisins and a little nutty. Pretty nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Raisins, with a good strong smell. Well balanced and appropriate body. Not too sweet. Lacing hangs on glass all day.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Poured with an OK head that quickly diminshed and left no lacing. It had a fruity aroma. It had a flavor of sour grapes, very good!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Smells like raisins, very aromatic, perfume like. Flavor is sweet and slightly sour. No bitterness. Heavy, wet mouthfeel. Smooth, with alcohol barely noticable. Pretty good stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Beers pours (in corsendonk glass) a large, frothy head. Color of beer is dark brown, but can easily be seen through when held up to light. Aroma is of plum, raisin, molasses, and chocolate. Head is off-white to medium caramel colored, and soft in texture formed by very small bubbles. Head rises slowly like the back end of the Titanic, spilling over onto the wood desk - damn it!! Will it ever stop?!?! Alright, head is scooped out with a metal spoon and discarded (is that bad?). Feels good in the mouth, very smooth, but not dry. Easily drinkable, somewhat sweet - the alcohol is very well hidden, not even noticable. Excellent beer - will definitely drink again (and again). Digital room temperature reading is 71 degrees. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit, then.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Very good overall, complex flavor with some hints of a traditional brown ale flavor. Very smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Dark beer with a nice head. You can taste the added zip although the alcohol is hidden nicely. Smooth aftertaste left me wanting another.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Dark ruby red color with a thick head. Aroma of raisins & fruit. Intitially had a raisin flavor leading into bitter then a sweet aftertaste. One of the most complex beers I have tasted

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Red-brown body topped by a thick lasting off white head with good lace. Sour yet slightly sweet aroma with vinious notes and hints of berry. A touch sweet and malty flavor with a touch of spice and fruit. Full bodied and dry with a wierd almost numbing sensation on the tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Hazy red/Brown color with huge head and some lacing, medium-bodied. Apricot, nutmeg, floral aroma. Fruity and bittersweet chocolate twang with some underline sweetness, fizzy. Good balance with a port like finish. A well made Belgium Brown, a favorite of mine.


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