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Tempelier - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website
Belgium

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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Reviews by gyllstromk:
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gyllstromk

Belgium

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish copper with a nice thick frothy head. Nose is very clean -- almost soapy -- with aromas of anise and juniper, and perhaps a hint of soft orange or lemon. Flavor is spicy, and a soap/sunscreen character; overwhelmed by the spice, however. A slightly sour finish, and a thin body.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 16:38:58 | More by gyllstromk
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Australia

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khmel

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3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 22:17:46 | More by khmel
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doktorhops

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 07:02:47 | More by doktorhops
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-05-2014 18:56:16 | More by RochefortChris
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New Jersey

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Jetulio

Spain

3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle poured into a Chalice glass
Appearance... amber beer with a 2 fingers creamy head colour white
Aroma... grass, fruits and floral. Fresh , not too strong smell
Taste... citrus and fruity in mouth with dryness at the end, all in a light style
Mouthfeel... medium body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall... a drinkable version of an abbey from Belgium, bitterness is almost not present but is a refreshing beer too.

Serving type: bottle

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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Dark reddish brown, thick white head that stayed a few minutes

S - Malts and brown sugar are all I'm really getting here

T - Light malts, burnt/caramelized sugar, and woody hops. Very little after taste

M -Very crisp and clean, mild carbonation, rather thin body

O - Quite nice as a Belgian Dark/Amber, with the crispness as well as the malty, smokey flavours. Perhaps a little too light for my taste, as I'm not greatly experienced in this particular style, but I would have liked a bit more flavour (at least some pleasant aftertaste). However, it is a good beer for a warm day when you still want some of the flavour profile of darker beers with the crispness of an amber.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 16:12:46 | More by freneticamnesic
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Tempelier from Brouwerij Corsendonk
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.