KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy dark brown with a nice reddish hue around the edges and an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that had great retention pretty much lasting throughout, thus creating some excellent sheets of sticky lacing.
The aroma starts with a roasted sweet bread malt and moves on with an earthy somewhat leathery yeast. In the back ground I sensed notes of milk chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, some dark fruit (raisons and figs), a hint of smoke and a mild winey alcohol presence.
The taste started with a nice malty sweetness and had hints of chocolate and brown sugar, progressing with a good bit of dark fruit and a slight alcohol finish. The flavor had a decent duration following the swallow with a sweet fruity taste fading as a mild creamy chocolate alcohol flavor settled on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a strong medium in body with an extremely smooth and creamy texture and an almost flat carbonation.
Overall this was an exquisite tasting brew, one that possessed a nice sweet malty taste with a really intense creamy feel. This hid the moderately high ABV extremely well and made a pleasure to consume...
EvNa (113) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Color: Very dark chestnut brown. Light brown head. Taste: Roasted malts, yeast, hints of nuts and chocolate.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 12/5/08. A little disappointed in this one, the aroma and flavors were barely present however there were very, very faint hints and tastes of raisin, and malts but not much else. It looked nice with a very deep brown body, plenty of carbonation and a good head. Mouthfeel was smooth and the alcohol was well hidden. I liked this beer overall but the flavors should have been more assertive for such a highly rated brew. I would like to give it a second chance someday.
hauxe (413) - Butzbach, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours chestnut brown from the bottle. Aroma is cherry soda and lightly yeasty. Taste has a dry sweetness, strong fruit notes ( mostly cherry) and a hint of caramel. Body remains on the light side. Decent stuff.
Grisza77 (556) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brązowe piwo o obfitej pianie, która zdobi szkło i redukuje się do warstewki na powierzchni. Aromat ciemnych owoców, głownie rodzynki. W smaku lekko kwaskowe, trochę owocowe, trochę ciemnych słodów. Goryczka średnia. Ogólnie bardzo udany dubel, typowy dla stylu, pijalny.
klm1 (986) - - SEP 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden color, clear, almost brilliant, with long lasting, very stable white creamy head (actually was untouched till last ship). Visually high carbonation. Aroma: muscat grape, some spices, florals...peaches, apples...flavor: bread, toffee like malt flavor, with spicy, floral, slightly citrusy notes of hops and grape like esters. Finish is very dry, slightly bitter, which lasting in aftertaste. Body is light to medium, texture soft, carbonation is medium.
Bitek (439) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Owoce, rodzynki, biszkopty, nuty przyprawowe, orzechy, słodka czekolada. Średnie ciało, goryczka średnia do niskiej, wysokie wysycenie.
UjoKlobasa (628) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown chestnut color, hazy liquid, not much of a head. Banana smell. Aroma of alcohol, banana, liquor, honey, malt. Good, but alcohol is too dominant in this one.
datrael (222) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie i smaku dominacja zbożowości i słodowości, nieco estrów. Ładne w wyglądzie - brązowe z solidną beżową pianą. Lekkie, przyjemne, dobre piwo, nagroda po całodziennej pracy.
tekstr1der (370) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with slight brown top. No lacing. Aromas of sweet malt and slight astringency. Flavor is somewhat watery, but pleasant. Lots of malt and some hop balance. Finish is similar. Very drinkable.
bartlebier (3408) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bb10/2018. - Named after an Augustine Abbey closed after the French Revolution, since 1906 contract brewed in "hommage" by defunct Keersmaekers in Oud-Turnhout who have now acquired a 100% in Du Bocq...and not a trace of any of them on the label. Bienvenue en Belgique. Ergo: "Corsendonk", like Leffe, is a beer firm and swindle label, reaching from the faux-abbey purist bottle design to the tight-lipped info about ingredients used ("contains barley malt"). - Pours a brackish brown plum juice with macro yeast eyes. Aroma very reticent, especially at the proposed serving temp of 4-6 C. Maybe some banana and plum, instant fruit sugars. Taste is basically old prune juice with two lumps of cassonade Graeffe, carbonation tongue numbingly high, brownish hop bitterness late, basic and bananapeel-metallic. The candi/y sugar in the frontal lobes of the skull starts to build after the 2nd sip... Like drinking sugary banana&plum bubble gum. Soulless brew. Why is this cheap 80s-style atrocity a TOP 50 Abbey Dubbel? #AnachronisticBelgianWorldExports #LiquidHeadache #AllMaltSharia4BelgianContractBrewers