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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: 1708   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
americanjohn99 (1) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2002 does not count
Excellent, smooth flavor. One of the best brews I have tried. Each bottle has been a pleasant experience. The Brown Ale is a much better selection than the Pale Ale. A taste exquisite.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2004
I first heard about this beer when I was reading "Get Fuzzy" when Rob Wilco was balancing one on his stomach while drunk. I wondered if it is real. Lo and behold, it is! So I found some, and I was amazed!!! It tastes so much like the sparkling grape juice I drank as a kid, only better! The creamy head, the pretty color, and the sweet taste...this beer is awesome! I want to try the pale ale!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erykroom (2) - ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
The best beer that I have tasted so far. Full of flavours and great aroma. A beer just for me

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2004
With a full airy head and beautiful brown color, this is definitely one of the best beers i've ever had. Period.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1621) - BELGIUM - APR 21, 2012
Une bire de rputation brasse par la brasserie du Bocq Purnode pour labbaye de Corsendonk Oud Turnhout. Une trs jolie bouteille grave au mdaillon de Marie de Corsendonk, de forme oblongue, et des caractres trs jolis de style gothique. Dcor idal donc pour prparer la dgustation dune abbaye double. Cette bire dun niveau de 7,5 abv prsente une trs jolie couleur brun sombre, est dune grande clart et prsente un ptillant vif, malgr un ge dpassant de 10 mois la date limite pour mon exemplaire. La mousse est beige, flocons moyens et tiens correctement au dbut de dgustation. Les armes sont dpices particulires, avec une pointe de poivre fin, du terreau et du bois mouill. Le volume est liquide consistant. Le premier got laisse poindre une pointe damertume, avec un got de terre, de prune, un ct charbon de bois du style Guinness, et un arrire- got de caf et moka. La seconde bouche est de caf, de chocolat noir, de fves et de haricots tarbais. La 3me fait arriver le houblon et le malt. La longueur est toute en quilibre et rondeur, avec malgr tout du caractre. La levure est bien structure et trs harmonieuse. Lalcool est de belle proportion. La finale est pleine et entire. Une trs belle abbaye double, brasse par une brasserie traditionnelle dune rgion rurale de Wallonie pour une abbaye de la rgion flamande la limite des Pays Bas....

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
S_jenk (4) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Delicious, and dark, and palatable, and the right amount of carbonation. The price is well worth it, and the bottle design is worthy of being put "on the wall" with the rest of the other great beer one has drank. Although I believe this would stand a bit taller than the rest...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Beers pours (in corsendonk glass) a large, frothy head. Color of beer is dark brown, but can easily be seen through when held up to light. Aroma is of plum, raisin, molasses, and chocolate. Head is off-white to medium caramel colored, and soft in texture formed by very small bubbles. Head rises slowly like the back end of the Titanic, spilling over onto the wood desk - damn it!! Will it ever stop?!?! Alright, head is scooped out with a metal spoon and discarded (is that bad?). Feels good in the mouth, very smooth, but not dry. Easily drinkable, somewhat sweet - the alcohol is very well hidden, not even noticable. Excellent beer - will definitely drink again (and again). Digital room temperature reading is 71 degrees. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit, then.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 One of those perfect beers for me. Its my favorite of the Trappist Monk beers. Its a bit on the expensive side, so its hard to stock up on it. But every once in a while its a treat to have it.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2003
I really liked this beer. My first observation was the sweet, fuity, almost wine like nose. Then when I poured it the dark thick sponge like head, and lastly the sweet, smooth, fruity, with a hint of choclate flavor. Definintly the best beer I've so far this year.


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