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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

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Ranking:
#4,339
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
1,157
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
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Photo of Jcbroome
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Has an aroma of dried dark fruit,yeast,brown sugar and molasses. High on carbonation but overall an excellent beer

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Photo of jhlosito75
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a nice dark brown color with a huge top of beige head that dissolves rather quick but leaves some good lacings on the glass. The aroma is of dried fruits like raisins,dates and figs and I also sense bread,caramel,tofee and brown sugar. The taste start of with a strong bready and roasted flavour with good notes of caramel, while it is being balanced out with a a fruity and sweet flavour with good notes of dark dried fruits. The sweetness is not overwhelming at all like it can be with some belgian dark ales. The finish is slight bitter with malt and some spices good in the back. Medium carbonated with a full body with a smoth and oily mouthfeel.
This is a great dubbel, is not much else to say about that.

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Photo of Roberto11232
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours dark brown color with long-lasting tan head. Aroma isn't strong, but molasses and Belgian yeasty esters like plum are evident. Moderately malty sweet taste has complexity of caramalts, brown sugar, plum and raisin. It finishes slightly spicy and semi-dry which is signature of Belgian yeast. Low carbonation with medium body. Smooth and delicious, another very good Belgian.

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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

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