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Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BA SCORE
89
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 22
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2001)
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ROMER79

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4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The pour was a bubbly cloudy gold with a two finger white head. The aroma of citrus and honey was present. The taste was close to the smell with a alcoholic after note. The carbonation excites the palate so I wouldn't try to slam this beer down. Enjoy it. It is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2008 02:26:13 | More by ROMER79
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The one in the "1001" book is this, though, the tripel. Pours really wonderfully, a sort of brownish yellow that I suspect is hard to come by, because I don't see it all that often in tripels. The nose is flat, biggest disappointment of the beer IMHO, although after a bit you'll get dried fruits, alchohol, some citrus, a bit of honey. Mouthfeel is exceptionally soft, almost silky, though somehow it manages to retain its effervescence in the glass, no mean trick.

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While I do think the nose is deficient all in all I think this is one of the better tripels out there, nothing overwhelmingly fancy but exceptionally well-made. Arguably a good entry point into the style, actually, due to its intrinsic competency.

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Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
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