Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale | Brouwerij Corsendonk

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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown AleCorsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk
Belgium
corsendonk.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

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#3,971
Reviews:
589
Ratings:
1,152
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
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Photo of captaincoffee
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a little hazy brown with good sized head that had staying power and left good lace. Nose is small, with bread, esters, and raisin sweetness. Taste has some burnt sugar, molasses, and and herbal flavor as well. Disappointing cold, but much more flavor as it warms. Mouthfeel is hard to judge...it is nice and creamy, but honestly seems overcarbonated for the style and I think detracts from the flavor. Overall, a decent dubbel but not a top one.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: super dark ruby red color, almost to the point of being murky brown. Large 2 finger tan head

S: dates, fig, raisins, grapes, brown sugar, caramel, and fresh dough

T: deep and rich dark fruits upfront. Dig, huge raisin, date, and plum. After that there is an abrupt cutoff of th sweetness and we get a purple grape flavor and huge bready malt note. A touch of caramel behind that

M: heavy mouthfeel with large carbonation

O: real nice example of a Dubbel here. Sweet dark fruits and bready malts take the stage.

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Photo of Atg1095
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of firewrx
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

08/06/19 date, I assume best by? Who knows.

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a very tall, very airy brown head. Head lightens up and fizzes away fairly quickly. No real lacing.

S: Bread crusts with a side of raisin. Hints of toffee and some earthy spices?

T: Heavy breadiness with some caramel sweetness. Very earthy. Some indistinct spices that I can't quite place. Lots of raisins, especially in the middle and finish. Practically raisin juice for a split second. Fairly dry finish with lots of mild spices floating around.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Not a bad dubbel, on the spiced side for sure which helps cure some of the typical dubbel blandness. Well balanced and quite flavorful for only 6.5%.

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Photo of REDAMI
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Dark brown pour with a finger of tan head that reduces quickly.

S - Very light nose, brown bread, malts, raisins.

T - Toasted raisin bread, fruit in the front, grains at the end. Almost a grape jelly taste with a slight hop bitterness.

F - Thin, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

Flavorful dubbel with some complexity. A great table beer, not over-filling or overpowering.

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Photo of emincems
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zladovac
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanglow
2.86/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours bright dark brown, decent head.

Weird aroma - flat cola, carbonic acid, sick. Bit of unwelcome sulphur. Not good.

Taste is flat cola, dandelion and burdock, some tartness and dryness. better than the aroma. No hop aroma, flavour, tiny bit of bitterness. This has three years on the BBD, god knows what it will be like then

High carbonation, thin/med body.

Avoid.

Edit: Not heeding my own advice I had another one of these as I'd bought a 4 pack - this time with food it was a lot more enjoyable. But I wasn't rating it

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Photo of Tomislav
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MoohMooh
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, ruby red reflections. Two-finger tan head. Pretty thick lacing. Looks great.

Smells of caramel, bread, cloves, banana. Coffee. Not too aggressively sweet like a lot of belgians are.

Tastes bready, kinda roasty. A bit fruity too (apple and banana). Like the smell, the light (for the style) sweetness is a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one. Distinct bitterness too, which probably helps reduce the sweet factor. Slightly peppery and spicy.

Well carbonated, medium body. Kinda prickly actually.

Very nice, me likey. Not a style I'm usually overly fond of, but this is really great.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Lidl, Bristol - Pours dark brown with a medium tanned foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - yeasty/bready notes, ripe fruit -apples overtones. Taste - Slightly sweet, yeasty notes, ripe fruits, light malt middle, light bitter finish. Nice easy drinking Belgian brown ale.

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Photo of Freepack88
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I saw this beer for sale at a local liquor store, and picked up a couple of bottles. (one to enjoy, and one to review) This is called Abbey Brown Ale, but they also call it a Pater beer. Beer has the same alcohol content as their tripel, which was surprising to me.

Smell is a faint smell of apples mostly. Taste consists of malt, apple, brown sugar, and bread. Feel is very smooth, medium carbonation, and a somewhat light feel. There is little aftertaste, maybe a malty aftertaste, but very pleasant-- and beer is not dry at all, without any alcohol detected. Beer is tasty and refreshing.

I actually enjoyed this beer, and found it to be better than their Tripel offering, much to my surprise. I enjoy Tripel beers in general, but this is considered a Dubbel-- and the first I have had of the Dubbel-- looks like I will seek out more beers of this kind. Now I just wish they sold this in more places around where I live, but at least I do know where to find it!

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