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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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979 Ratings

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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 37
Gots: 59 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

brutalist, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

wrightst, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

parintele, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

stomioka, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

akttr, Jun 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

bralex, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

leffeblind, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

AlpacaAlpaca, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of chadwickwb
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

chadwickwb, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of uspbacchus
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours a dark clear beer. Too dark to see through. Pours with a nice light carmel head. It last for a bit, then dissipates to some nice lacing.
S. Getting some nice dark fruits with a malt backbone.
T. Dynamite. Similar to the smell. Dark fruits, raisins, I can convince myself of a cherry in there somewhere.
M. Appropriate for the beer. Moderately carbonated. What I would expect from this beer.
O. A well crafted dubbel if not on the easier side of a dubbel. Not a brown Ale as advertised.

uspbacchus, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Rod_J, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

chossboss, May 27, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a moderate amount of light cream colored head that lasts quite a bit and does not dissipate very quickly. The beer itself is a dark brown with some dark purple notes and is opaque. The beer smell has strong sugar and dark fruit notes. The hop notes are also strong. The hops are closer to an orange smell. The Belgian sugar smell mixes very well with the dark fruits and create a very sweet note. The taste is somewhat similar to the smell. The beer still retain the sugar/dark fruit/orange hop taste but the hops are a bit bitter and the sugary combo give it a slightly artificial taste. However, the taste is still fairly good. The mouthfeel is heavy bodied but on the lighter side. The biting carbonation give the beer a bit of texture in an otherwise smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a very good beer.

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

sephyrott, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the first Belgian beers I ever enjoyed back in the mid 1990s. It's been a few years since I've had one, and I just realized I had never written a review.

The beer is chestnut brown with a substantial beige head that has plenty of staying power. The aroma offers a big dose of Belgian yeast, brown bread, alcohol. Very tasty beer. Big time yeast character with light warming alcohol. Easy drinking with a great feel on the palate. Bready, yeasty, malty, not too heavy, perfect carbonation level. Overall, a solid beer. A fine example of the style. This beer has stood the test of time and I'm sure I will be enjoying a Corsendonk from time to time as long as I am able.

Huhzubendah, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

JLSIV, May 18, 2014
Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown reddish color with a thin beige thick head with short retention, but leaving a constant plate and laces.
Elegant and nice aroma, not entirely on the common ground for Dubbels, with lots of tangerines, prunes and spices.
Great flavor with notes of chocolate, toasted malts, tangerines, cocoa powder, raisins, prunes, red grapes, earthy and citrus hops, caramels, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, mild white pepper, blackberries, red fruits, figs and yeast. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness and a nice light tartness.
Light body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is simply not there.
Excellent beer, not a heavy Dubbel, actually felt quite modern to me, even like an American Brown Ale. Great balance on complexity and drinkability. Recommendable.

FLima, May 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

DeanCHS1980, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Ritesh, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

davidwhatshisnam, May 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Jen-P, May 03, 2014
Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
90 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.