Tmoney99 (15114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle Dark brown color with a large off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good smoky fruity aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Full well balanced sweet fruity flavor with a small sour finish. Good brew. sunevdj (4143) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a lively yellowish head. Some lacing. Smells of yeast and some fruit. Very lovely aromas of malt, yeast, port, fruits and some wood. Sharp sweet finish. Very nice and complex beer. altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 31, 2005
One of my favorite dubbels. I think it’s flavorful and smooth. Gets veryssmooth with aging, but may lose some character. awebster (166) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Good and strong, a good beer to sip on. Slightly sweet character that’s not too oppressive. Hint of hops, and a hint of raisins. GarrettB (1690) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 This review needs to be like the beer: punctual. Corsendonk is a swift beer, faster and more ephemeral than anything else I’ve drunk. I drink some beers with a forced velleity in order to prolong the flavor’s life, and I drink some beers at a snail’s pace because they’re just downright undrinkable. But the Corsendonk is too quick for that. It’s flavor slips by the tongue before the neural signals can pass to the brain leaving the drinker agog and confused. The color is browner than it is red, and the smell has a copious hints of wine, grapes, alcohol and assorted dark spices. The lacing is strong putting on a show worthy of box office sales. But for the life of me I cannot discern the flavor. It is woody perhaps, but far too quick for me to delve any deeper into its shrouded taste. Sadly, it’s a good taste, so I wish it would last just a bit longer, but like a torrid love affair it is indescribably good but imperceptibly fast. In a way it is like a haunting phantom – it appears to some only to disappear moments later, but in the spookiest cases it leaves a low wail that penetrates the listener’s and embeds itself in their memory. The Corsendonk Pater has likewise made a resounding entrance into my memory, though its wail is less macabre and more a fond reminiscence of a good flavor tragically lost to the brewer’s whim.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
This stuff is pretty good for an abbey ale. I’m still working on being able to taste the difference between Dubbels, Trippels etc. This beer has the typical belgian spiciness, and some mystery fruit. Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
Toffee colored with a nice a supple creamy head. Aroma is of oak, grape jam (the homemade kind) and something sharp and so far undiscernable. Not getting the black chocolate however it does have a slight bitterness to it that balances well with it’s sweetness. Aroma elements are very much present in the flavor along with prunes and hint of cloves. Very full on the palate and has a cloying sweet aftertaste. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2005
Bottled. A murky mid brown colour with a good large and lasting tan coloured head. The aroma is of tart berries and port like alcohol. It is very fruity. The taste has Christmas fruits and a little chocolate. There is sourness and some malt and wood. Intriguing. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
No#17. Aroma is sweetish, dark malt with soem spice. Taste is also malty with a kind of dunkel taste in it. Excellent beer. GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2005
[bottle] dusty yeast nose, fruity, raisins, caramel. ful bodied with a dry finish.