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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
americanjohn99 (1) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2002 does not count
Excellent, smooth flavor. One of the best brews I have tried. Each bottle has been a pleasant experience. The Brown Ale is a much better selection than the Pale Ale. A taste exquisite.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2004
I first heard about this beer when I was reading "Get Fuzzy" when Rob Wilco was balancing one on his stomach while drunk. I wondered if it is real. Lo and behold, it is! So I found some, and I was amazed!!! It tastes so much like the sparkling grape juice I drank as a kid, only better! The creamy head, the pretty color, and the sweet taste...this beer is awesome! I want to try the pale ale!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erykroom (1) - ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
The best beer that I have tasted so far. Full of flavours and great aroma. A beer just for me

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2004
With a full airy head and beautiful brown color, this is definitely one of the best beers i've ever had. Period.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (530) - BELGIUM - APR 21, 2012
Une bière de réputation brassée par la brasserie du Bocq à Purnode pour l’abbaye de Corsendonk à Oud Turnhout. Une très jolie bouteille gravée au médaillon de Marie de Corsendonk, de forme oblongue, et des caractères très jolis de style gothique. Décor idéal donc pour préparer la dégustation d’une abbaye double. Cette bière d’un niveau de 7,5 abv présente une très jolie couleur brun sombre, est d’une grande clarté et présente un pétillant vif, malgré un âge dépassant de 10 mois la date limite pour mon exemplaire. La mousse est beige, à flocons moyens et tiens correctement au début de dégustation. Les arômes sont d’épices particulières, avec une pointe de poivre fin, du terreau et du bois mouillé. Le volume est liquide à consistant. Le premier goût laisse poindre une pointe d’amertume, avec un goût de terre, de prune, un côté charbon de bois du style Guinness, et un arrière- goût de café et moka. La seconde bouche est de café, de chocolat noir, de fèves et de haricots tarbais. La 3ème fait arriver le houblon et le malt. La longueur est toute en équilibre et rondeur, avec malgré tout du caractère. La levure est bien structurée et très harmonieuse. L’alcool est de belle proportion. La finale est pleine et entière. Une très belle abbaye double, brassée par une brasserie traditionnelle d’une région rurale de Wallonie pour une abbaye de la région flamande à la limite des Pays Bas....

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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 One of those perfect beers for me. It’s my favorite of the Trappist Monk beers. It’s a bit on the expensive side, so it’s hard to stock up on it. But every once in a while it’s a treat to have it.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2003
I really liked this beer. My first observation was the sweet, fuity, almost wine like nose. Then when I poured it the dark thick sponge like head, and lastly the sweet, smooth, fruity, with a hint of choclate flavor. Definintly the best beer I've so far this year.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alecat (1) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2004 does not count
amazing head that stood an inch outside the glass. "Notes of raisin" were a little too much for my taste but i loved the chocolate aftertaste. I would like to try aging this one.


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