Brouwerij Corsendonk
Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Turnhout, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1724   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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80skid's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Pours medium brown with a nice off-white head. Taste is fruity but extremely light and satisfying. Hints of grape with some maltiness. Very smooth. Only flaw is the high level of carbonation. I feel like I could drink 5 of these massive bottles. Excellent Beer.

ljthiessen (1438) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, raisin, chocolate. Taste is the same, lots of carbonation, dry finish. Lighter body than some dubbels, but good flavour and balance.

mikeyo1 (871) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle @ home, Cellared two years. Ruby brown color with a giant beige head. Sweet aroma with bananas, dough, yeast, caramel, herbs, brown sugar. Taste is slightly sweet, not as sweet as expected after smelling, with a dry finish. High refreshing carbonation. Flavors of brown sugar, banana peel, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, sweet licorice, herbs, yeast. Finish has notes of dry fruit, ash and herbs.

sambaloelek (3) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2017 does not count
Ok, first some introduction I 'm from Belgium, and the last five years i have tasted more then hundreds of the best beers of Belgium. My current favourites in Belgium are Rochefort 8 and 10, Gouden Carolus Classic and Tripple, Bourgogne des Flandres, Sint Bernardus White, Prior 8 and Abt12, Malheur 12, St. Feuillion Brown and St. Feuillion Grand Cru , Chouffe Houblon and Triple, Chimay Triple (white label), Hoegarden Gran Cru, Surfine Saison, Buffalo Bitter, Noir De Dottiginies, Urthel Samaranth... En now just found this one in the local supermarket, always skipped it because i never knew the name of the beer (it never seems to have won a world award) But trust me, this beer is awesome. IT can do what all these other beers can do but at a lower alcohol percentage.This one is only 6.5 but gets almost to same feeling as a Malheur 12 for example which is 11.5%!. this beer is a beer that you can drink more then one for sure and has the quality of a high alcoholic abbey beer! Recommended full heartedly if you are a brown coffee/chocolate/caramel/herbs beer lover in the winter ! PS: ratedbeer says the alcohol percentage on this one is 7.5 but that is incorrect.Looking directly at the bottle it says 6.5% (Corsendonk Pater Dubbel the beer)

OminouSC2 (902) - Mora, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2017
Mahogany color, medium sized beige head. Sweet aromas of brown sugar, yeast, bananas and dried fruit. Balanced sweet taste with syrup, bananas, spices and bread.

kamilinho (315) - Toruń, POLAND - NOV 4, 2017
caramel, chocolate, toast, dough, black, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, fizzy,

Villyzzz (454) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma has sweet malts and bread. Taste is pretty mild with some yeast and malts. Pretty nice.

kamillozo (203) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Butelka. Piwo ma barwę ciemnobrązową, jest klarowne, przebłyskują przez nie rubinowe refleksy. Zdobi je jasnobeżowa, niska piana, zbudowana głównie z drobnych pęcherzyków. Okazuje się jednak być dosyć nietrwała - redukuje się lekko strzelając do postaci cienkiego kożuszka. Nieznacznie oblepia szkło. Aromat średnio-intensywny. Przebijają się nuty słodowe: opiekane, ciemnego chleba oraz owocowe estry w typie ciemnych i czerwonych owoców. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. W smaku umiarkowanie słodkawe, słodowe, chlebowe, przypieczona skórka, rodzynki lekka kwaśność. Alkohol zupełnie niewyczuwalny. Finisz bardziej wytrawny. Goryczka niska do średniej. Jak to w piwach belgijskich dość mocno nasycone. Niestety ma trochę zbyt mało ciała - jest nieco wodniste.

hohops (1096) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Label says 6.5%. Appearance is coca-cola brown, with a ruby tinge. A clingy off-white head. Aroma- dark fruit and cherry, chocolate hints. Taste- treacle, cherry, blackcurrant, hints of chocolate, raisin, rough malt, cardboard. Slightly fluffy mouthfeel.

electrotype (663) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2017
Légèrement trop mince comme corps. Mais c'est pas mal tout ce qu'on peut lui reproche!. L'âme est sombre et bourrée de fruits confits. Elle ne tombe pas dans le sucré excessif trop facile. Réussie.

MartyW (336) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Bottle. Dark brown/purple with a quickly fading off-white head. Bubbling like a soda. Malt, barley, hops, caramel, light roasted. Easy to drink, quite good.

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