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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown AleCorsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale

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962 Ratings

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Ratings: 962
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 37
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website

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)
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Reviews by xybreeder:
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

A: Copper, a little cloudy, very lively (carbo), and a nice large head. Beautiful lacing.

S: Banana and floral, that's all I'm really getting..

T: This is an area where the beer really stands out, taste is very complex. Sweetness, caramel, banana and bubble gum, why in the world would that be a good combination, but for some reason it works.

M: Not too heavy, not too light, just right.

D: A great one time beer (don't want to be chugging this all night), taste is so unique that you really don't want to overdo it.

01-01-2010 03:27:19 | More by xybreeder
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

05-28-2003 18:38:04 | More by oberon
Photo of Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

01-02-2005 19:15:07 | More by Popsinc
Photo of DaPeculierDane


3.55/5  rDev -11.5%

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.

04-10-2006 22:10:03 | More by DaPeculierDane
Photo of tbryan5


4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-24-2013 01:30:22 | More by tbryan5
Photo of Dmann


4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

10-25-2003 05:14:41 | More by Dmann
Photo of SanDNigel


4.05/5  rDev +1%

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

08-22-2013 07:15:47 | More by SanDNigel
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-16-2012 12:51:41 | More by daveshawley
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-28-2014 00:43:25 | More by JakerLou
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-15-2014 22:33:04 | More by petewheeler
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4.05/5  rDev +1%

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.

09-19-2002 18:07:04 | More by Jason
Photo of merlin48


4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

02-20-2004 03:24:06 | More by merlin48
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

06-18-2005 20:06:22 | More by Billolick
Photo of nem2006


4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

08-11-2009 01:01:36 | More by nem2006
Photo of badbeer


4.15/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

01-27-2006 01:25:06 | More by badbeer
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

10-10-2013 03:34:39 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-05-2013 04:18:46 | More by Mugenlude
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

05-21-2003 15:51:04 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-27-2014 02:33:50 | More by chossboss
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-05-2013 22:15:51 | More by Marius
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

01-23-2009 17:56:35 | More by magictrokini
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-17-2013 00:42:43 | More by Hugh37
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West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

10-21-2006 04:56:27 | More by jcdiflorio
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-30-2014 00:26:03 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-12-2012 14:39:23 | More by wattoclone
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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
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