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Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BA SCORE
89
very good

801 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 23
Gots: 42 | 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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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%

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reaganrvltn, Jun 21, 2014
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bralex, Jun 20, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip. Nice coloring, slightly hazy orange to golden amber, with a quickly dissipating two finger head. Aroma is grass and wheat. Taste increased in complexity as I drank the beer, I got a strong malt kick on my first sip and after a few more started picking up the wisps of fruit like pear apple and raisin. Towards the end I even started to pick up some honey and citrus. Overall an awesome
Tripel!

Phigg1102, May 29, 2014
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poskok, May 18, 2014
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GRUUMSH, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Zimm, May 04, 2014
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
89 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.