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Tempelier - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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very good

66 Ratings

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weissbierdrinker on 05-03-2010)
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A: Light amber/copper color, hazy. Lots of carbonation trails. HUGE creamy head that has serious retention and lacing.

S: Faintly fruity, sweet malt and Belgian yeast.

T: Belgian yeast, malt, hops in the end. The flavor is not bad, there just isn't much of it. Meh.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium-bodied. Low carbonation. A little dry in the finish.

O: If this beer was as tasty as it is beautiful looking, it would be excellent. But the flavor is just lacking all around. Somewhat enjoyable but probably not a repeat.

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Tonight I will be both drinking and taking a history lesson because the next two beers I am reviewing are Tempelier and Piraat! First is Tempelier and judging by the red cross on a white background this brew pays homage to the famous Knights Templar, aka "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon" (yes that is a mouthful) one of the most distinct and skilled of the fighting "monks" during the Crusade. No they weren't actually monks but they lived by similar rules such as celibacy and not talking during meals, and only eating meat 3 times a week... so what happened to them? Basically the Crusade ended and they had nothing to do, and then King Philip IV of France killed them off to get out of a massive debt. Moral to the story: Don't lend money to the French.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Hazy rust-copper body with a pleasingly full and foamy cream coloured head that settles to about half a centimetre.

S: Nice sour dough and champagne yeast character upfront on the nose, with a sweet honeyed malt middle with hint of coriander, some dark fruits and medicinal herbs in the finish. All round a very solid, though yeast heavy, aroma from this fine Belgian Dark Ale.

T: Surprisingly easy to drink for a Belgian *anything*... that yeast gives this brew a dry/sour note, followed by more barnyard Saison flavour profile (which was unexpected from the aroma): apple peel, cut grass hops, champagne yeast and some light honeyed dark fruit malt in the middle. Citric hop acidity in the finish cuts through the dryness a little and makes this one damn refreshing beer.

M: Mid to light bodied with that classic light but dense creamy carbonation.

D: A surprising Belgian Dark Ale then, quite well-balanced with a lighter flavour than expected. Easy drinking and very sessionable. The only thing about this brew is it lacks a little compared to other Belgian beers at 6% ABV, it could benefit from a bit more vigour in the flavour department, that being said it would make a decent patersbier - a light dinner beer that Trappist monks consume. Not bad, not bad at all Tempelier.

Food match: The spot on acidity levels in this would cut right through a cheese platter well, I would also recommend some fresh crusty bread and creamy soups with this ale.

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Tempelier from Brouwerij Corsendonk
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.