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Corsendonk Apple White - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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58 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  3.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-01-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

CuteZombieDoll, Aug 09, 2012
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Jason, Sep 15, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a light hazed burst of sunrise gold, imagine a keller bier or a really yeast wit bier, large voluminous bright white head is fluffy like some cotton candy. Lacing is fine but speckled, head retention is pretty solid.

Aromatics first off the bat I'm picking up sharp citrus zest with a touch of spiced anise. Apple is there but not at the forefront the wit bier combo outweighs the apple at least in the nose.

Flavor battles it out, instead of harmonizing I feel the apple and citrus with wit spices are opposing forces on my palate. As the label puts it beer brewed with spices (coriander, orange zest, and licorice) with natural flavors. No apple juice here just some apple extract, however I'm proud to report that it doesn't reach the artificial Jolly Rancher green apple that most of these Belgian flavored beers usually pull off. The coriander is light and anise tones are very modest, again heavy citrus peel bitterness with a juicy apple finish sums up the flavor profile for me. Alcohol plays real no effect on the flavor this is much like one of the Welch's sparkling apple ciders but with more yeast and spice flavorings. One for the girlfriend to sample, don't attempt a whole 750ml bottle a dessert beer with Belgian candi sugar added to the mix for sure.

Mouthfeel is light and airy with fluffy soothing carbonation, light bodied slightly sticky with residual sugars. You could definitely reduce this and pour it over any dessert as a syrup.

Drinkability is okay as an aperitif or a dessert beer but not one to stand on it's on. I may get a sugar high on this one, it doesn't do any justice for Corsendonk I love their abbey brown and the Abbey pale isn't bad, this one just turns their label into a Lindeman's wannabe.

WVbeergeek, Jan 18, 2009
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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Cleveland. A fresh smell, apple. Yellow cloudy appearance, lace. Its apple juice, carbonated. Real apple juice or artificial flavour added? Average mouthfeel. OK drinkability.Hay, straw, sugar, on the too sweet side.orriander, spritzy carbonation.

Sammy, Aug 02, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold, with a thick head and no lace.

Aroma is like fresh apple juice. Appealing and delicious!

Taste is sweet and thick, and reminds (not surprisingly) of a smoother, less alcoholic cider. Not too sour or artificial with the apple. Nice touch.

At only 3.1% ABV, this one's easy to drink and quite mellow.

My aged bottle seemed to have blended the apple, coriander, orange zest, and licorice into a light cider. Not bad at all, but not one I'd seek out again.

secondtooth, Feb 26, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork & cage with a metallic gold and green label.

Pours a very cloudy peach colored body (looks like a mimosa) beneath a frothy head of bright white that drops readily and leaves only minor lacing.

The nose displays coriander / spice, orange peel, mild sweet apple... it's more witbier than apple in the aroma, but the flavor is more apple than witbier! It expresses distinct, sweet apple upfront, followed by a note of anise, wheat malt, and then some orange at the swallow followed by more anise in the finish.

Interesting and low-alcohol, this makes an easy drinking beer at parties, or an excellent apertif or after-dinner drink. And it would probably pair fairly well with sweet items for dessert, maybe gingerbead cookies and vanilla ice cream or carrot cake.

NeroFiddled, Sep 01, 2008
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4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The name is not deceiving at all...

A- Bright almost glowing yellow color. Similar to the color of Allagash white. Nice white head. Really glowing, I cannot stress that enough. Cloudy and hazy at times, carbonation bubbles came through though.

S- Smell was sour apple. Green apples to be exact. Some spice, but mostly apple. Real apple and not that fake syrupy stuff...

T- Exactly what I expected. Fascinating and damn tasty. Granny smith apples, apple pie, corriander, spice, and a real nice wheaty bite. I was surprised at how good this beer tasted. The flavors are not cloying at all.

M- Slick and light bodied.

D- This could go down all night long. Easy drinking with the ABV being so low. Tart, sweet, somewhat sour. A very interesting and tasty brew from Corsendonk.

DavidSeanNJ, Sep 17, 2008
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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

muskie4817, Yesterday at 11:41 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MarkJBurch, May 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

largadeer, Sep 06, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, almost milky pale orange straw with an abundant, creamy head that leaves little lacing and dies down quickly but has superb retention (so maybe my glass was to blame for the poor lacing). I don't mind hazy beers, but the milky/dirty look knocks this down a bit in my book.

Aroma is rich and complex, musty apple against a light warm spice, but it's towards the licorice or star anise end, a bit earthy and a hint of sharpness to it. Rich and complex, but I also don't love how it pulls together.

The taste hits home the blend of apple flavoring, although it's more of a red delicious than a granny smith, and the finish is sweet instead of dry, and musty funky instead of sharp and tangy. Blend of flavors with a nice bready maltiness and the subtle interplay of spices make this enjoyable, but it's a bit too sweet (and expensive) for a refreshing summer or spring brew.

Mouthfeel is very nice, creamy with a bit of a lift at the finish, but moderately bodied.

Despite my reservations, it's an interesting and complex brew, and it gets marks for that even if I find it a bit sweeter and a bit richer than I'd want in a wit, particularly such a low ABV wit. Masterful touch with the spices, here, however.

errantnight, Apr 10, 2009
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3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml into some tulips. Civic day tasting.

Poured a very pale yellowish white. Moderate retention and lace. Nose of apple cores and flesh, some light tart green apple notes and mild citrus rind. Taste has some light tart notes initially, but has a general apple juice profile to it. More red apple notes than green apple, with the sweetness overpowering the tartness and minimal acidity. Moderate spicing. Low bubbly carbonation, would've liked a strong mouthfeel with a bit more spritz. Mild tartness in the finish, a general air of apple juice is really all that can truly derived from this; fairly artificial if that. Alcohol content improves its drinkability.

liamt07, Sep 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18%

Dilan25, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SadMachine, Mar 18, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy pale straw yellow in color. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a thin film over the entire surface of the beer and a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Very light/mild aromas of citrus and spices but the aroma is dominated by the smell of apple juice.

T: Tastes like a sweeter than normal witbier, there is a light hint of the wheat flavors, some light citrus notes, and very light hints of spices. But overall there is a moderate presence of the apple juice with just a slightest hint of bitterness but the lingering flavor is sweet.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely refreshing, extremely easy to drink, and extremely enjoyable. I could easily drink this beer all afternoon long, even on the hottest day.

dbrauneis, May 08, 2012
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Beeradelphia, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

SocalKicks, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

YeastEnthusiast, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

SFC21, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

wonothesane42, Mar 14, 2013
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2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This stuff is quite lovely in the tall Maredsous glass with a big pile of foam on the bubbly pale golden brew. The smell is musty and cidery. Mouthfeel is quite spritzy and soda-like.

The first sip is like the last-- sweet and fruity. The apple flavor is quite good. It reminds me of the Mexican sidra, only sweeter. This doesn't really taste much like cider since it lacks the bitterish edge or even the acidic tang that is more appealing. I fail to detect any beer qualities except for the handsome, persistent white foam.

I don't quite know what to make of this. If you call it a fizzy apple drink with a light touch of alcohol, it's quite good. If this is supposed to be some kind of beer, much less a Witbier, it's hard to make the case. Whatever this is, it's quite a tasty but sweet soda-like brew. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Ibis Market in San Diego.

mactrail, Mar 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

salvy31, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Kopfschuss, Aug 19, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. Best before 9/27/2014.

Appearance: silvery-white hue with a nice light haze and lots of effervescence. Head is three fingers of pillowy white foam. I cannot imagine a more perfect witbier look.

Smell: extremely floral and perfumey aroma. Not particularly witbier-like, but as this is a fruit witbier you expect a sweet fruitiness. It's a bit heavy on the perfume for me, though.

Taste: nicely refreshing apple and perfume flavor. It reminds me of Canadian floral gum candy. It's not bad, but its flavor is just a bit too weird for me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a giant carbonation. Wonderfully delightful creaminess.

Overall: this beer has the look and feel of a perfect witbier. Unfortunately (for me, at least) some of the flavor/spicing choices are questionable. Very well crafted, but not formulated to my taste.

flagmantho, May 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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Corsendonk Apple White from Brouwerij Corsendonk
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.