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: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,476
Reviews:
601
Ratings:
1,203
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
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74
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175
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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours dark maroon red with a dense creamy light tan foam head. Smells like rich caramel, toffee, chocolate, big red and black grapes, raisin, black cherry, fig, apple, pear, toasted bready malts, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like rich caramel, toffee, chocolate, red and black grapes, raisin, black cherry, figs, apple, pear, toasted bready malts, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice dubbel.

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of q33jeff
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
03/14/12

On tap at Witherspoon Grill, Princeton.

AROMA: weak aromas, but pleasant.
LOOK: Dark Brown Color. medium head.
TASTE: Nice malty, bready flavors.
FEEL: Smooth beer, excellent carbonation. Livens up your taste buds.

**

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Photo of jeffdr123
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle at home. Poured a lovely mahogany with almost foamy lace. I compare all dubbels to Celebrator. This one is more carbonated, drier, and not as sweet. I like ita lot.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear . Chestnut brown with ruby highlights and softer brown hues. Tan head of Belgian style foam that dwindles and leaves plenty of lace to adorn the glass as you drink.

The nose is very fruity . Vibrant with plum and then showing a bit of cool sugar, spice and earth. As the foam falls the nose settles in with sweet raisin and dried dates.

Taste is festive with molasses and earth. Soft brown sugar and sweet dried fruit. A touch of bitterness leaves it to linger sweetly . Crisp finish with plentiful bubbles. It's the alcohol not the hops that comes to bitter the finish in this beer and when it does it shows you a light warmth after the swallow. Dries as it lingers with plenty of soft rich malt and a light plum like tartness. Light soft caramel and light cocoa as it warms.

What a beautiful dubbel. Complex malt with vibrant festive flavors and perfect execution.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with floaters & sediment, producing a nice 2 finger, fluffy, mostly tightly bubbled, light tan, moderately lasting head that leaves only a little lace. Aroma is Belgium yeast, dark caramel malt, sour dark fruits & a hint of smoke & mustiness. Taste is very malty: roast & dark malt. Belgian yeatiness & light funk with subdued dark fruity vinuous esters, some brown sugar & hints of chocolate. Hop presence is minimal as is common with most Belgians.

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Photo of prisdefer
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown and dark mahogany color with a large foam head that quickly recedes. It leaves a collar and thin lacing.
The aroma is my favorite thing about it. Sweet cacao and chocolate malts hit the nose. This is followed by dark fruit, mainly alcohol soaked raisins, and dark caramel. Dark candi sugar also adds to the sweetness.
The taste is a bit drier as compared to the aroma, but there is still an ever present coating of dark fruit sweetness and dark malts. Sweet, silky and creamy cocoa like finish. Fluffy and velvety in the mouth. The carbonation is active and provides a cola like tingle. The spices balance things out as well as the slightest hint of hops. The alcohol is there but light and well masked. Medium bodied and on the light side for a Dubbel. Easy to drink; is there such a thing as session Dubbel? Solid overall.

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Photo of LJTate
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DanGeo
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tankg
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarlHvK
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with slight brown top. No lacing. Aromas of sweet malt and slight astringency. Flavor is somewhat watery, but pleasant. Lots of malt and some hop balance. Finish is similar. Very drinkable.

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Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of jdhilt
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a three finger, khaki head that leaves a little lace. Opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light roasted malt nose. Flavor follows, a hint of soapy bitterness at finish. $4.80 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.99/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a very dark coffee color with a tan head, two finger-widths high. Tons of lacing with this beer.

The beer presents a very complex bouquet with aromas of rich malt, chocolate, raisin, and oak.

The initial taste presents the rich malty flavor, and then it immediately warms to present the hints of chocolate and then some sweetness of the alcohol followed by the raisin. The beer finishes with a deep smokey flavor as it warms on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is heavy at first, but gives way to a crisp finish as the alcohol warms on the tongue.

Overall, this is a great example of the dubbel style that will not disappoint you.

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Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,203 ratings