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Corsendonk Apple White - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BA SCORE
83
good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website
Belgium

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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blakesell

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750ml caged and corked bottle into a German Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance- Beer pours cloudy and yellow with a huge pillowy head that rises insanely high to the top of the glass, a full 9 fingers going by the finger judgment scale. Lacing is slow to die down but eventually does and does leave some ample lacing.

Smell- Apple is no joke here, crisp apple cider scents with a light witbier wheatiness and pilsner malts. A dry champagne nose is also present, a light graininess is also coming in as the beer warms. Very suitable for the style along with a lot of apple.

Taste- Sweet tart fiji apples, lots of wheat content, a lot of honey flavor, the taste actually goes against everything that makes up a witbier. The smell was closer to what a wit should smell like along with an overly apple scent, the taste is completely off. It is sticky and sweet and a good beer that I don't mind tasting, but so off style that I have to dock it at least a half point.

Mouthfeel- Strangely sticky for the low ABV. It also gives the perception of warming which shouldn't be possible at all for such a low gravity beer. Medium bodied, not near as highly carbonated as the appearance suggests, I would call it medium low in carbonation.

Drinkability- Smooth and drinkable. Not something I particularly prefer, but it is a smooth drinkable ale. As Corsendonk goes, this is the least likely to be repeated of their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 00:23:04 | More by blakesell
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steelslug92

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-22-2014 02:41:24 | More by steelslug92
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GeauxSioux

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-14-2014 16:05:55 | More by GeauxSioux
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-26-2014 01:17:58 | More by MarkJBurch
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-18-2014 01:17:15 | More by SadMachine
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mactrail

Washington

2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 07:02:35 | More by mactrail
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml was poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with good clarity and lots of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Apple, vanilla, bready malts.

Taste: Light apple, vanilla, bready,

Mouthfeel: A little dry, medium to high carbonation, crisp, refreshing, chewy, and light bodied.

Overall: I like where this beer is going for a witbier, it this falls short with no spices or citrus qualities.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 04:59:25 | More by Flounder57
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

09-16-2013 19:29:21 | More by bluerabbit
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-15-2013 23:04:21 | More by Aisha
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-14-2013 23:11:35 | More by Jason
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale straw color with some mirth from the spilled yeast. Tight white head piles high and retains okay, too.

Floral aromas of apple blossom, estery yeast, green apple, and eggy wheat malts. Smells delightfully fresh, yet yeasty; fruity, yet flowery.

Refreshingly tart apple, red apple skins, wild floral notes, pale wheat, gummi candy, mild bitterness, touch of white grape, and a nice sweet/sour finish. Thirst-quenchingly light, yet bursting with fruit flavor. Wheat notes seem eggy, still, like a mild sour cocktail spun with egg whites. Softens the mouthfeel, which aches of sugary stickiness. The bubbles are intricate and special to the way it feels.

A delicious summery fruit witbier, heavy on the fruit. Has moments that are less than ideal (overly sweet, sticky feel, short on complexity), but it's still a great Belgian ale that yearns to be enjoyed on hot, stuffy days.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 15:10:25 | More by thecheapies
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at The Belgians Are Coming held in Old Town Newhall in Newhall, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and apple aromas. Taste is much the same with spiced apple and earthy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an apple presence that is more earthy than sweet.

Serving type: bottle

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Corsendonk Apple White from Brouwerij Corsendonk
83 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.