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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2004
As the commercial description states this has a fruity/yeasty aroma. Initial flavor is raisins and herbs. Thinner body than I expected but quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinksalot (7) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2004 does not count
Incredible. Smell fruity yet slightly smokey. Tastes of rasins and chocolate. One of the best beers I have ever had

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Aroma was fruity... kind of sweet and sour at the same time. Also a slight hint of chocolate. Appearance was wonderful... looked like dark muddy water. Flavor was of dirt, chocolate, fruit, and yeast. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
This brew is all nose and mouthfeel...kind of like my girlfriend. Cheers G-rat

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Pours a mahogany color with foamy light tan head. Aroma of citrusy fruit and wine. Very dry...almost the dryness of Orval. Sharp citrus flavor that reminds me a whole lot of wine. Overall, definitely a delicious beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 Re-rateSecond tastig on draft was much improved (Strange for a Belgian). There was a hint of blood in the taste, but in a good way. Almost as if it was fortified with minerals. (No i'm not a vampire). <P> This is a pretty simple one - if you can get past the old (musty, sweaty) elements of the aroma - you have a wonderful beer. It pours beautifully, with a rich, dark head. The flavor is significantly "darker" than most dubbels, almost like a smoky Westmalle. The finish is creamy and a touch spicy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Reddish brown in color with good head. Aroma was intriguing. Fruit and malt in a curious way. Mouthfeel was smooth and pleasant. Flavor was full, sweet and tart, raisins. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a puffy light tan head. Sweet caramel and Belgian yeasty aroma has a touch of earthy maltiness and light fruit. Starts with a sweet caramel toffee body and a fresh yeasty flavor hinting at tartness toward the finish. Full, smooth and tasty, a vice nice Abbey Dubbel thats hides its alcohol well.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Okay, I have been waiting to try this for a few days and now I have my chance. Here goes! Nice bottle. Poured into a Trappist glass with an opaque brown body and a tiny head. Head goes quickly and doesnt leave much lace. This beer has an original fragrance consisting of smoky fruit blends, yeast, and malt. I want to give this beer a ten for aroma but something is holding me back. I dont know for sure what it is. Mouthfeel is highly effervescent. Flavor is smoky, fruity, and slightly bitter in the finish. Tastes like a Belgian Strong Ale with a hint of smoke. FYI, I dont really like smoke in my beer; although I do enjoy smoke alongside my beer. Finish is peppery in the beginning and clean and sweet at the very end. Overall, I think this is a decent Abbey Dubbel and would enjoy drinking it again but Chimay Rogue would still be my primary choice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1693) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2004
Brown (slightly reddish) ,clear body. Brownish frothy head, mostly diminishing. Malty and spicy aroma. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish.


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