Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I was enjoying this so much that I almost forgot to rate it. First of all, be careful opening this bad boy or you might put your eye out. i still havent found the cork from when it shot out like a bullet. That being said...the first thing I noticed was the wonderfully complex, pleasing aroma with some caramel. After the long wait for the head to recede, I found that the flavor matched the aroma with its complexity. Absolutely great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Special ale. Firm notes of raisin and chocolate are balanced by fruity/estery Belgian yeast character. Strong and substantial yet oddly drinkable as only the Belgians can accomplish. Belgian ale truly makes life worth living. My favorite abbey (non-Trappist) ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pringles68 (28) - Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2005
wow this ones good, can really taste the dark chocolate & raisins... dark but sweet rather than bitter. ran right out and bought a case. good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - AUG 23, 2005
A very fine looking beer with a nice head and a deep brown ale color. The flavor has hints of yeast, sweet fruit and alcohol. For myself, a let down Belgian. A little too syrupy sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3 liter bottle most recently. Dark brown pour. Huge fruity malty aroma. Lots of raisins and maple / molasses. Nice medium body and decent carbonation. Caramel fruity candied sweet malt flavors. A slight touch of chocolate if its not too cold. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Lovely dark color and wonderful flavor. I lovethis ale long-time! Brillant malt sweetness blends well with a nice cake-like body, followed by some bitter hops. This is the gate-way Belgian, but not a love it and leave it kind of beer. I could enjoy this one at any time of the year!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1539) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2005
this one poured a big head. i thought it had a raisinish aroma i aked my brother for a second opinion and he said it just smelled like beer. HA! strong carbonation. great overall taste but i coulnt really pick anything out besices the yeastness. no black chocolate or raisin taste in my palate and I have no f-ing idea what port is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle from my brother, Alex. Everything youd expect from an Abbey Dubbel. Ruby brown with brown/white head. Malty aroma, caramel, raisin, yeast. Good mouthfeel, not overly sweet. Well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
Dense off-white head on a hazy brown body. It has a very smooth and rounded taste in spite of its 7,5 %. Very well made and complex: raisin, apricot, other fruits, a bit on the winey side. A very pleasant experience on the whole.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Pours a hazy brown that you cant even look through, there is a light brown head which is thin as well. This is loaded with a very strong sweet raisin aroma and then I also got some milk chocolate out of it. The taste is similar, but more fruity and like wine. It was nice and smooth, I enjoyed this one a lot.

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