Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2012
May, 2003 Looks muddy. Smells good - smoked cheese. Taste is like a watery spiced malt loaf. I didn’t find this interesting or attractive. I played with it for a while - took it out to the theatre and bought it some new clothes - but we just didn’t get on. Some beers are like that. [2.1]
June, 2012 330ml brown bottle Chrissie brought back from Brussels. Browny red appearance. Malty sweet. Quite clean, though yeasty notes linger in the finish. Light mouthfeel, especially for a 7.5%. Awareness of alcohol in the swallow, along with a touch of woody spice. A quite pleasing beer - easy drinking, tasty and satisfying. [3.5]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2003
Pretty good but nothing special. Better than the light ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
Pours an amber brown with frothy head. Fruity maltiness in the nose and flavors. A touch sweet but still a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12113) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
Pours with a huge light-brown head atop a hazy chestnut body – no lacing as the beer is consumed. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange and spicy (cardamom and more). Taste is much the same, though some raisin also sneaks in. Finishes sweet and floral. A “wet” beer, but not watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 26, 2003
Had from bottle on April 18, 2003 at the Suffed Sandwich
An interesting beer, it pours with a light brown head and a solid brown color with a slightly hazy appearance. The flavor is quite acetic with a sweetness that masks the alcohol well. Smells of toasted malts and fruit. A slightly bitter finish, but it goes quite well with the sweetness of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2003
Wonderful large frothy head topping this redbrown Belgian. Hints of raisins and "English Sweets" in the flavor. Hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2003
This beer smells much like a Weiss Beer, but doesn't taste much like one. I enjoyed this beer much more than I expected to. This is much better than their pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hansen (7595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 11, 2003
I wasn't saticfied. I expeceted a real fine beer. But the aroma is only a bit of malt, and the taste is a bit sour. Perhaps it was bad?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Huge frothy latte head. Dark, slightly cloudy reddish brown. Sour hints compliment a generally sweet aroma. Some vinous and Apple notes as well. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Nicely done sweetness. A lot of interaction between different sugary flavors. Very light dried fruit notes and a chocolaty, earthy tang. This is all rounded out by a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. This is a steal for the price. A fine example of a fine style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
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.

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