Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Tripel
Turnhout, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 1483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle: Unfiltered
Ingredients: Pleasant and Triumph barley malts and 7% wheat malt; Styrian Goldings, Hallertu, Herzbrucker and Kent Challenger hops.
It has a very big head indeed - pour it gently - and a very clean palate, beginning with a dry, lightly citric fruitiness, and finishing with a distinctive and delicate, perfumy, hop character. Very light and fluffy in texture, giving little hint of its strength.

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BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 19, 2006
750 mL bottle, BBE Sept ’05, lot no. 131484. Pours pale yellow/gold with a medium foamy white head, bubbles seem to have a little difficulty rising as if the beer is too much for them, lined/banded lacing. Yeast (barn, earthy), oak, and light malt (meal, straw) aromas with a fruity hop bouquet in the mix and a yeasty nose. Buttery yeast and malt flavor, heavily fizzy, moderately bitter and acidic, finish is chalky and hoppy. Light to medium bodied, fizzy and spicy palate that dries out at the end.

beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Notes from a couple different tastings, including Decatur Beerfest 05. Golden yellow pour, big head. Light caramel malty flavors, with nice touches of lighter fruits - lemon and maybe banana, and maybe something grassy / straw-like. Dry finish - fairly nice beer.

awebster (166) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Sweet tasting. Golden color. Good and strong. Lots of head. Finishes with a desire to have another.

pfhyde (61) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
It’s like aged Duvel without the bite--very smooth for a tripel, almost too smooth, and for this reason, I don’t see why they don’t try to push for a higher ABV. But if I were in the mood for a blonde and had to choose between this and Duvel, I’d go with Corsendonk, unless the Duvel were aged well enough. This assumption will have to be tested, though.

Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
Robe blonde claire surmontée d’une fine mousse blanche. Arômes de malt et de levures. Saveurs de malt, d’épices, de phénols et de levures. Houbon de soutien.

Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2006
More like a Blonde to my taste! Dry, yeasty with a definite citrus presence. Floral aroma! I kept looking for some complexity as it warmed slightly but I detected very little.Bitter on the finish but it does not linger at all1 Quite disappointing!!

temporrari (398) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 Golden straw pour, large white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, lightly yeasty, just a tiny touch of sourness. Flavor is mainly the same, just a bit more sour than the aroma, a definite apple presence, and somewhat dry, although the aftertaste leaves a sweetness in your mouth. Crisp, delicate, pretty light and lively, great mouth-feel. Nicely done, and very tasty.

sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Pours a light golden with a respectable head. Tart with hints of banana, lemon and buttery yeast on the nose. The flavor is also tart with a spicy dryness and only a hint of sweet fruit. Higher level of hop character that lends to the dry finish. Fizzy and medium light in the mouth. An enjoyable tripel.

Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2005
Golden coloured beer with an out-of-proportion white head. Citrussy nose, yeasty. Taste again with citrus, thick, but not full taste. Not really bitter but very dry. Too dry for my liking.

HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Pours a cloudy goldern yellow with chunks of suspended yeast. Lots of carbonation in the pour. Aroma has a sour and yeasty smell in it. Flavor is very crisp with an apple sourness to it. Also present is floral hops and sharp tartness.

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