Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale
Brouwerij Corsendonk

Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown AleCorsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale
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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Ranked #18
Ranked #10,850
4 | pDev: 11.25%
Apr 05, 2023
Mar 02, 2001
This beer has caramelized malt on the nose with hints of ripe fruit. Mild on the palate with wellbalanced bitterness, hints of fruit, toasted bread, liquorice, coffee and caramel.
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Rated by chinchill from South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The body is light with excellent natural carbonation.
Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This was easy drinking for sure, honestly kind of light. It has high ratings but I found it to be not as good as others. It was the cheapest dubbel bomber at the time and I understand why. It was just light, not bad at all but left me searching. It could easily have been a little too cold. Needs a revist
Sep 19, 2022
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Reviewed by GlenFarclas from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It's been like 10 minutes and the head is still hanging around. It's bottled conditioned so that explains why. Nose is plum, dates and fig. There's some rounded malt character, like roasted malt and pilsner. It's a lighter beer so it's actually quite easy drinking, nothing going to the head, really a nice beer for a day when you're maybe heading out in the evening but want something light.

Taste is largely of malt and what you'd call Belgian estery yeast. Some hints of perhaps clove, really reminiscent of what Ommegang's house yeast tastes like. Finish is dry, it's the complete opposite of the decadent super sweet malt bomb that was Primator's Doppelbock (which I had last week). Very pleasant drinking beer.
Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2022
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
that’s a nice little dubbel that, i was but concerned off the nose that’d be too sweet but the flavours are bang on between black bread malt, oaky nutty flavours, a nice bit of caramel sweetness, some biscuity flavours there as well, bit of tobacco, spice, belgian yeast, banana, almost a vinous quality to it, light bitterness on the finish, light to medium bodied and high carbonation, a little bit more body would serious elevate this beer, but it’s quite nice all the same
May 24, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Mar 05, 2022
Rated: 3.55 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a four-pack from TW-Greenville, SC 12-26-21 for $15.99. Best before 3-6-24; consumed 1-30-22.

Beer poured mahogany brown with a beautiful tan head that has some great hang time.

Nose has a definite vibe of yeasty esters that lean towards fermented grapes and dark fruits.

Taste follows the nose with a light but fair sized malt base that is nicely integrated with the fruity esters of the yeast that gives a distinct red wine flavor with notes of plum and cherry. Finishes balanced.

Mouthfeel is delightfully light as each sip dances across my palette.

Overall a wonderful beer! Can’t believe i never reviewed it but definitely recall having it with my brother at a Cardinals tailgate a few times.
Jan 30, 2022
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Caramel brown appearance with a sparse beige head that recedes quickly to a collar, low retention, no lacing. Butterscotch, fig, raisin, bread. Light to medium body, light carbonation. A little aged but still great!
Jan 11, 2022
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very dark mahogany colour with three fingers of puffy tan head, carbonated like a champagne, typical of a Belgian beer. On the nose is spice, spice, and more spice, and the taste is the same, plus a bit of orange peel. Pepper, coriander, and nutmeg, are the dominant flavours. In fact, there's not much else. A bit of roasted malt at first, a suggestion of toffee and chocolate, but this is quickly overshadowed by the spice. This is hands down the spiciest beer I've ever had. There is an interesting tension between and underlying silky smoothness and the spiciness, but the spice wins out and makes the mouhtfeel and finish end up on the dry side. Overall an interesting beer to be sure, if not supremely drinkable.
Dec 11, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Mar 23, 2021
Rated: 4.65 by beerrat from Virginia

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Iamchzh from Canada (NB)

3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Welcome to 2021, pours a chestnut brown colour with a large lasting beige head. Notes of caramel, dark malt, dry fruits and burned sugar. First sip follows above flavours with hints of sour pumpernickel. Prickly carbonation, finishes dry.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.79)
Very dark mahogany, bordering on black with a thick, foamy head that's beige with outstanding retention. Sweet & slightly malty, some alcohol but plenty of caramel & toffee but it's balanced too. The taste is similar, there's maybe a touch more alcohol showing but it's sweet & sticky with lots of caramel again & some nice bread malts. It's a medium bodied, smooth & softly carbonated beer that's boozy but still seemed easy to drink.
Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by plutonash from Latvia

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Extermely carbonated while pouring which results in a large head. Dark mahogany/brown in color, clear. Has nice lacing.
S: First whiff is kind of unexpected, it is a lot more refreshing on the nose than anticipated. I get a bit of the La Chouffe blonde vibe (coriander/lemon), but it definitely has some dark/overripe fruits (pears/banana) and breadiness.
T: Caramel, dark candy, coriander, malty/nutty.
F: Light bodied and quite refreshing. Good carbonation and balanced bitterness.
O: Definitely more refreshing than I thought it to be - label said dubbel but kind of falls into the realm of brown ale.
Nov 08, 2020
Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1261 ratings