Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk
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3.1/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
750ml in a giftset consisting of two Corsendonk glasses, Agnus, and Pater. Cork "Lot: 2699". Bottle dated 13/4/12. Served around 50F and allowed to warm.
Large off-white head fades to a smooth 1cm, definitely better than normal. Bubbles are larger than average. There must be a nucleation point on the bottom of these glasses because the middle of the head shows activity and growth. Good but not great lacing. Body is far closer to black than expected, despite using their glassware in an arguably overly-bright room.
Great aroma - very fruity but not overly sweet. Good malt presence.
Flavor seems impeded by the carbonation. What does come through from the roasted malt lingers for a while. Dark fruits, almost a little grape quality.
Mouthfeel is very overly carbonated, doesn't feel right, and really detracts from the beer. Oddly enough the Tripel showed more signs of higher carbonation but ended up being much better.
Would also be very drinkable if it wasn't for the absurd carbonation. Overall this is brought down entirely by the carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2012 02:23:43 | More by zachary80
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4.11/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Corsendonk Dubble Pater is Great Abbey beer.
A: It sports solid brown body with mahogany highlights and active carbonation. Forms an off white loosely knit head that lasts and laces, but not as much as the best Belgiques.
S: Creamy. Fruity and spicy to the nose.
T: Follows the nose with malty sweetness covered in caramel, and chocolate. Nice balance of sweet and tart to the taste. Fruits: plums, raspberries, dark grapes, figs, and dates.
Then tartness rounds the finish perfectly.
MF: Great balance that brings tingly spice to the dry finish.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 17:24:39 | More by Act25
Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
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