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Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BA SCORE
89
very good

795 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 23
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of seedyone
4.59/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

05/24/12 On tap At Beer Authority, NYC. This is one helluva beer. Very smooth, light and yes I'll say it ...sophisticated. It has so much character it should be appreciated year round. This is one of the few beers I will order whenever and wherever I see it. And so considerate at only 7.5% ABV.

seedyone, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of BrianQuinn
4/5  rDev +0.5%

BrianQuinn, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of robertjskelton
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

robertjskelton, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Pithy756, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Flip_Smash, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Casterbridge, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Draesith
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Draesith, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of TheMcCollums
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was one of the first tripels that I had, and I was impressed by the depth of flavor. The aroma was fragrant and full of delightful spice, as was the beer itself. The mouthfeel was one of the best parts; nice carbonation, and full-bodied without seeming dense or heavy. Words I would use include spicy and nutty, with a lovely long finish and little bitterness or sourness to speak of. I have not had many tripels yet, but would recommend this beer to anyone who was interested in a moderately complex and tasty sipping beer. Would certainly buy again.

TheMcCollums, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of bugstuff
2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

bugstuff, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

risteardj, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dannyboygaga, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

josvemden, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

rojavaga, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

drummerguy, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Latarnik, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

dcadams, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of dougbassett
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" -- #50 of the ones I've reviewed here.

There are a few Belgians that, at least in my neck of the woods (Philadelphia) seem to be omnipresent. I don't know why, they're not necessarily better or worse than any other Belgians, but for whatever reason if a bar or a restaurant or a beer store sells Belgians, they'll have these. Maybe its distribution?

One Belgian you can find throughout Philadelphia is Corsendonk, both it's dubbel and tripel. I had the dubbel yesterday and rather liked it, its a little less sweet and more "bracing" than other dubbels I've tried.

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.

The flavors are about what you'd expect for the style: dried fruit (especially raisins or prunes), some xmas spice, a bit of citrus. A dry blast at the end makes this a bit crisper than other beers in the style (their dubbel has something of the same effect).

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.

dougbassett, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

FelipeMenezes, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

SimonPuggle, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

ffshore545, Jul 03, 2014
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
89 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.