Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4604) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 28, 2013
bottle (2014 expiry) from mathieuc, thanks! pours hazy light brown with a nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. fruitiness, caramel, lot of spices - coriander, molasses and roasted caramel malts. hint of acidity and umami, relatively dry herbal-grassiness. average to soft carbonation, medium body, medium long bittering grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (346) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Pours a clear very dark amber to brown body with a fluffy light brown head that has good retention. Nose has sweet chokolate and bisquit notes alongside an interesting yeasty twist. Taste has a slightly sour, roasty character and the finish is smoothly bitter. Carbonation is high with lots of small bubbles forming in the mouth, the high carbonation also lightens the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kleurplaatje (42) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Pours clear dark brown with a small compact, stable and lasting off-white head. Beautiful appearance. Yeasty, fruity and malty aroma. Clear notes of the sugars, some chocolate as well. Dark fruits, raisins, indeed the yeast... Nice spicy touch... Great nose. Taste is mildly sweet with a small bitter and a nice roasty tone. Nice, strong kick of the fruits, beautiful touch of the spices, small chocolate in the finish, underlying note of the caramel... Nice sweetish, porto-like tones, beautiful complexity in the malts... Aftertaste is a bit dryish, yet there still is a nice lingering sweetness in it. It truly is nice and very well balanced, yet it tends to miss a bit of oomph. Could have had a small alcohol kick to strengthen the taste experience. Medium bodied, smooth, yet creamy texture, bit sticky as well. Carbonation is quite lively with a bit disturbing feel on the tongue. Overall seen this beer is quite a nice one. Truly a great entertaining dubbel. Nicely balanced, very tasty and aromatic, but it misses a further refinement and a small oomphy kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (233) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
750 ml bottle, labeled as Corsendonk Pater Dubbel Ale. Pours dark brown with a slight off white head, no lacing. Aroma of crisp malt, cocoa, bread, earth, slight grass. Has a very clean, dry feeling on the tongue, not very sweet with chocolate, herbal, and earthy notes, low bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation, creamy texture, and a mellow, balanced finish. Has nice warming qualities for 6.5% abv. A very malt forward beer with a dry flavor and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1320) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Black color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet, bread, caramel, malts. Malty taste, bread, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (708) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Brownish pour with a generous tan head. Nose has loads of sweets, vanilla, caramel and some chocolate. Taste is light estery, loads of sweet caramel, malts and some herbal notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (826) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Dark color, heady foam and tons o lace. Aroma of fig, raisins, soap, molasses, burnt malt and yeast. A solid natural dub. Doesn’t poke around with too many flavors. The alcohol is potent but the figs and molasses create a licorice like flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (114) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Brune rouge foncée. Mousse beige généreuse, bonne rétention. Beaux dépôts sur les parois. Arômatique sur le taostage et légèrement sucrée caramel. Fruitée et épicée, un peu de coriandre décelable. Peu de levure au nez. Houblonnage qui rappelle la pils de Urquell (le Saaz sûrement). En bouche tout ça en très bien balancé, avec une grosse carbonation. Fin de bouche légèrement amère. Mousseuse en bouche. Peu de repères pour ce type de bière, mais très bonne :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in Chimay chalice. A: Pours a dark brown cloudy color forming a huge and very fluffy beige head. Medium retention, however, it never disappear totally and leaves some lacings S: Quite spicy for a Dubbel. Smells Belgian yeasts, bready malts, coriander and brown sugar T: Follows the nose: Belgian yeasts, brown sugar, brown bread, spices (coriander) and caramel malts. Very smooth and balanced Dubbel beer M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Milt earthy hoppy aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Excellent Dubbel [ BA Review @ 4/6/2012 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1507) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells malts, caramel and sweet. Tastes chocolate, roasted and malts. Lively carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1342) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Chocolade bruine kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruit, crème, vanille. Smaakt lekker zoet, vanille, crème en chocolade.

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