Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk
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4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle (stamp on label = 14/02/15 H 12:29) poured into a Tulip glass. Slow pour to leave the yeast sediment behind. Was mostly successful on the pour - only a tiny bit came along.
Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a hint of brown/grey tint to it. Beer glows a bit the way it defracts the light. Thin off-white rocky head that died back to a ring at the edge of the glass. Some islands and strands of lacing noted.
Smell: Fruit/berries, sweet, and a hint of banana. Just a hint of citrus too as the beer warms up.
Taste: Crisp, sweet, hint of honey and apple, with a strong herbal / spicy finish of German style noble hops.
Mouthfeel: Robust, but not fizzy, carbonation that scrubs the palate. Tiny bit sticking to the teeth. Nice thickness under it all.
Overall / Drinkability: A definite sipping beer, but I wish I had a larger bottle, so good marks for drinkability. Good with a meal (fish and green beans) but I think it would hold up all on its own....although I think it would always be better with some food. I can't quite put my finger on it, but a beer like this seems best with food. By itself it does quite well, but I think more of the flavors are notable with food to contrast against. A solidly outstanding beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 22:50:09 | More by damndirtyape
4.24/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a light lemon-yellow color with a 1/2 finger head in a Trappist glass.
Immediate stone fruit aroma- peaches and more. As the beer warmed up, more spice,and more prominent in the balance of aromatics. Stone fruit aroma and taste are less common in a tripel.
The mouth feel was not too carbonated. This transitioned well into the taste which continued with
stone fruits: peaches and apricots.
The finish rounds off the beer: dry and perfect accompaniment to the fruit-spice character of the aroma/taste.
Overall: I really enjoyed this Belgian Tripel. Different than others in the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 02:10:42 | More by brureview
4.04/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I found this hidden between some American 'Abbey' style beers at my local Wine and Beer shop. Seeing as how I'm on a Belgian kick as of late I figured I would try one from Belgium to see how they stack up against their American hybrids.
Golden, tan hay-like color, slight haze, with vigorous head that attacks my tulip glass like a Belgian should. Long lasting thick lacing and cap.
It took me a while to get anything out of the aroma, but now that the head has died down substantially and I've drank a bit of it I'm getting a nice, strong Belgiany smell. More farmhousey than it's American brothers, with a strong green fruit presence. Like a dry champagne with malt. Nice breadiness to the aroma, as well, which I love.
Taste is a super clean, pale Belgian. Right away I can recognize the differences between this and an American BPA/Tripel. Slightly drier, more robust yeast and malts, less hop presence but with a nice bitterness that you would expect. Nice yeast spiciness without the feeling of being a 'Spiced Belgian' beer. Bready, nutty, and fruity, this would go great with some fresh pears, goat cheese, and good sourdough bread.
Mouthfeel is a reminder of the effervescence, with a light and tingly character from the dryness.
Superb brew with some good live yeast in the bottle. I could see this doing well as a Cellar beer, and I will be picking up another bottle. Belgium does make some fine beers, and there are plenty of American brews up to the task of taking them on in their own game.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 19:24:28 | More by JCarey
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
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