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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

982 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 37
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
Photo of GeezLynn
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle 4 or 5 years ago. Stored at ideal conditions, label says best by 25/05/09.

A: Murky dark brown with a fluffy, well-retained white head.

S: Surprisingly vibrant dark fruit. Raisins, figs, prune, apricot, and underneath it all, a little chocolate malt.

T: A little fruity, but not nearly like the aroma. Light prune, followed by bready malt and a touch of chocolate. Ends with some smoke and a rather clean dry finish.

M: Light bodied, but heavy on the carbonation. A bit frothy for my liking.

Forgot about this bottle and let it sit a bit too long, but it's held up quite well. The fruit flavors attenuated slightly, showing a bit more of the toasty malt. As a whole, very nice especially for a beer so easily obtainable.

GeezLynn, Feb 26, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium brown color with medium head that left some real nice lacing,aroma of powdered sugar and dried fruit with a bood malt accent.A somewhat fruity taste with a deep malty background a little sweet with a somewhat thin mouthfeel.Was expecting a little more from this one but not to bad.

oberon, May 28, 2003
Photo of Popsinc
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottles pours a dark brown with an enormous tan, pancake head. plenty of lacing. the nose is similar to the Agnus with it's yeasty qualities however, the Pater tends to have more citrus and raisiny sweetness in the nose. taste wise this beer has good complexity. a little more sweetness in this beer. still some champagne yeast flavours and a drying quality. counterbalanced nicely with sweetness of raisin and grape. earthiness. taste lingers well and leaves a dry/sweet finish on the tongue. very lively mouthfeel. crisp & pleasant. again, a beer that doesn't have a HUGE flavour profile but one that is solid in its complexity & balance. simply a rock solid beer that is a perfect example of an Abbey Brown/Dark. thumbs up.

Popsinc, Jan 02, 2005
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit light in body, color, and zest but otherwise solid. Raison malt base is matched well with plums, apples, and biting yeasties that seem almost grape like. Simpler and lighter than most dubbels but damn tasty none the less. Very drinkable but this doesn’t blow e away like most of it’s fellow Belgian dubbels.

DaPeculierDane, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +6%

tbryan5, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Dmann
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one out of a 750ml bottle and finished every last drop. It poured a dark brownish color with a nice head that settled into a half inch pillow on top of the beer. This one had a berry-ish smell and kind of reminded me of champaigne. The flavor is also champaigne like with some nice spices and a very bubbily mouthfeel. This is not a beer that I could drink all the time for sure, but I can definantly respect the quality and the flavour of the style.

Dmann, Oct 25, 2003
Photo of SanDNigel
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml
A- Tan head-translucent brown body
S- A certain 'abbey' sharpness that makes me think this is exactly what I should be drinking
T- I really like it. Surprisingly crisp and clean. Chocolatey in a sense, but not heavy chocolate.
M- Clean feeling. Perfect size bubbles to keep it light, yet allow the beer to touch your tongue
O- Outstanding beer. Solid 4+. Will buy it again to enjoy

SanDNigel, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of BigMarty1980
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%

BigMarty1980, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of daveshawley
4.25/5  rDev +6%

daveshawley, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -0.2%

JakerLou, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +6%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown euro shaped bottle with a "best before end" date clearly notched on the neck label.

Appearance: Cloudy dark mahogany with a fluffy light tan head.

Smell: Fruity with ripe apples, grapes and pears ... with hints of grain.

Taste: Crisp with a textured mouth feel that seems to be on the smooth side. Warming and slightly spicy alcohol in the middle. Traces of red grapes, raisins and ripe apples in the fruitiness. Hint of carob and grain on the palate which leaves a ghost like smoke flavour. Touch of yeast in the finish with a little more carob.

Notes: Quite complex between the fruity, yeasty and malt chracters. An obvious cult classic.

Jason, Sep 19, 2002
Photo of merlin48
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz capped bottle served at cellar temperature into a large tulip glass. A careful pour produces 10% ale and 90% foam. After 10 minutes the enormous, frothy head settles down to reveal a mostly clear, red copper amber. The beige head has amazing retention and could have been ladled out of the glass. Pleasant aroma of bananas, oranges, toffee, and nutmeg. Mouthfeel is silky with medium carbonation. Taste is complex, with plenty of dark fruits like plums, figs, and raisins, cloves, coriander, biscuity malt, musty yeast, and some bitter hops. Overall, a very drinkable Dubbel, but not the best one out there. This one has a few contradictions. Its appearance suggests overcarbonation that is not present elsewhere. The taste is very different from the nose. Very interesting Belgian here.

merlin48, Feb 20, 2004
Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

large bottle, with the typical and allways appreciated Belgian cage and cork thing going on. Pours dark almond brown, fairly clear with a world class head that has amazing retention. Leaves loads of nice lacing. Nose is currants, chocolate and a hint of must. Notes of caramel, figs, brandy. Not sure if I get a slight sourness or an astringent note. Either way this one finishes fairly sweet. Not my favorite Dubbel, I sensed a few off flavors clashing a bit here.

Billolick, Jun 18, 2005
Photo of nem2006
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Drank from a 750 ml corked bottle. Pours a deep brown with a nice, slightly tanned head.

Has a sweet nose of chocolate, stone fruit and maybe a slight hint of coffee. (Wife said she caught some molasses)

The taste is full, but not overpowering. Coming on smooth and finishing smooth. It starts sweet, malty, stone fruit, a little chocolate. Fades into a little fruitiness from the yeast before an ever so sudden hop bitterness at the end.

This beer is smooth from start to finish. A very balanced beer with full flavor and extremely drinkable.

nem2006, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of badbeer
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with some dark red coming through when held up to a light. Had a rich, creamy, tan head with a solid lacing. The aroma is of yeast, strawberries, and other fruit. The taste was quite pleasant, I found many various things inside. Started off with some nuts and fig, finished dry with some vanilla and spice. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a strong carbonation, was also nice and creamy mouthfeel. This beer hides alcohol like it isn't even there, serve cool and notice differences as it warms.

badbeer, Jan 27, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz. amber bottle with screened graphics and best by date on paper ring around the neck.

Appearance: WARNING: Do not pour this beer quickly. Monster head after a slight pour with this one. Once it calmed down, I was able to s-l-o-w-l-y fill my glass. A brownish-amber color in appearance with a coffee-colored (did I mention BIG) head that quickly settles down and behaves itself...until you pour more in. Then it foams up big time again.

Smell: At first, I though it might be soured, but it's really almost all fruit. Green apples...and a tart sweetness that is really different.

Taste: Very fruity as well. Tart sweetness makes for a somewhat unpleasant flavor. Not much to balance this flavor out. The taste got a little better as it warmed.

Mouthfeel: Very active carbonation and the puckering tartness made for a different, though pleasing, mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I wasn't really fond of this one. It was OK, but something about it just didn't sit well with me. I didn't find myself wanting to drain the glass.

OldFrothingSlosh, May 21, 2003
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

chossboss, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Marius, Jan 05, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper-brown with a fluffy off-white head. Not a lot of lacing. Malty, caramel aroma. Heavy phenol/medicinal scents with nutmeg and earthy bread. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected; the carbonation makes this much easier to drink than other, syrupy dubbels. Mostly dark dried fruits blended with candy and brown sugar in the taste. Again, the alcohol, while not very high, is noticeable. Sweet without cloying. Not what I expected, but a good beer, nonetheless.

magictrokini, Jan 23, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Hugh37, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of jcdiflorio
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a Chimay goblet. The beer was cellared for 2 years.The best by date was 12/07/08.
The beer was very cloudy,a sort of pale brown looked like apple cider.
An amazing head,off white a little towards tan or mocha.Extremely creamy,very retentive,clinging and lacing down the entire sides of the goblet.
The aroma was intense of raisins,fruity,winey,sweet,slightly burnt,chocolatly and alcoholic.A very complex,interesting aroma.
Tastes of raisins,chocolate,very fruity,a nice tartness,a slight hint of an alcohol presence.The aging of the diminished a lot of the yeast taste.
A very creamy texture,rich tasting,very dry.tart,a prickley tounge feeling,yet light and airy feeling also.
This beer would be great with some cheese.A fairly drinkable beer for a Belgium.A great drinking experiance. Discribing the beer,I couldn't find the word,untill I seen the back of the bottle "robust" a perfect word for this beer.
A must try Belgium.

jcdiflorio, Oct 21, 2006
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ImFlyerThanYou, Jun 30, 2014
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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
90 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.