Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
This was best from a tulip glass. A classic Belgian with good beige-ish head, nice aroma and wonderful, somewhat raisiny taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Nice off-white head. Raisins and yeast in the aroma. Nice flavor.. raisins, figs, nuts. Not too sweet and the alcohol isn't overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3902) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2003 Appearance is reddish brown with a good amount of off white head. Has some shimmering cloudiness. Smells like sweet alcohol and figs, maybe some brown sugar in there and the yeast mixes in to the aroma, drying it out somewhat. Taste is surprisingly dry yet has some rich undertones. Like dry maple syrup, and molasses, even some woodiness in here. Perhaps a bit too dry. There is some big alcohol-fig/raisin taste towards the begining/middle, and the body is medium. Dosent thin out as much as leffe brun, so that was nice, though I find myself wanting just a touch more sweet malt. This beer is very delicately balanced and must be served at the right temperature (60-62 degreeish), to fully appreciate the complexity. This is very different from chimay red, and it is pleasant to try something different.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5459) - Pennsburg, 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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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