Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale
Brouwerij Corsendonk

Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown AleCorsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale
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Belgian Dubbel
Ranked #14
Ranked #5,045
4.03 | pDev: 11.41%
Brouwerij Corsendonk
Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown AleCorsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale
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Reviews: 610 | Ratings: 1,225
Photo of doerickson
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice mahogany color with a frothy cream-colored head that doesn't quit. Sweet malt and fruit aromas; very rich-smelling. Slick, creamy mouthfeel. Taste has a port-like sweetness, with notes of ripe fruit, and yeast from the bottle conditioning. The sweetness is never cloying. The relatively high alcohol level provides a nice warming effect. Very well made and a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of marc77
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy deep garnet in hue, topped by a creamy, persistant light tan head that leaves loose lace. The aroma consists of caramelized sugar and sweet candied dark fruit, along with a hint of raisiny Special B and banana esters. Clean, yet appetizing aromawise. Black licorice and dark candi sugar molasses - like sweetness hits the palate upfront and is ensued by light clove and mellow, smooth chocolate notes. Lightly bodied for style and highly carbonated, perhaps overly so. Finishes with pleasant dark caramel and candy sweetness lingering. Although overly attenuated and a touch lacking in malt character, Corsendonk's Abbey Brown has a myriad of flavors. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of StevieW
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brown bottle, small label on the neck, with a bunch of European gibberish. I think it's the same beer. Murky brown color, tight tan head. Smell was mostly sweet and yeasty, some faint perfumey florals and fruits. Lots of yeast to start the taste, and a finish of roasted fruits that seemed to linger. Medium bodied, high abv, makes it an after dinner beer for me. Taste was more subtle and improved as it warmed in the glass.

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Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite nice, i thought it was more sweet and less bitter than the pale, but thats probably often the case when dark malts are involved (not that i'm saying that this is always the case), this like the plae has a lovely soft yeast flavour, plus they hap cool bottle designs.

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Photo of Wildman
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a dark brownish amber color and formed a light tan head that left little lace(might have had chilled too cold). Some degree of carbonation. The aroma was of grapes/raisin. The flavor was of grapes/raisin, spice and light chocolate. The finish was a bit tart with some elements of the grape and spice. A good ale which hides the alcohol fairly well.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh yeast nose with lots of spice. Thick beige head with a lasting lace and 1/4 inch sheen over the goblet. Black cherry in color. Rich malt taste with slight caramel sweetness and spice. Slight dryness (alcohol) left on the back of the tongue and throat. I was expecting a little more fruit and spice in the taste. Very smooth and drinkable ... nothing here is overwhelming... just smooth and silky.

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Photo of stoutman
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This concoction has a cloudy brown color with a yeasty, fruity bouquet and notes of port, raisins and black chocolate. Well balanced and easy to drink. In my opinion, one of the better belgians.

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Photo of aracauna
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large foamy, light tan head. The body is a deep ruby brown. It's a very aromatic beer. Right after I poured it I could smell the floral fruitiness of it from 3 feet away even with mild sinus pressure. Very pleasant aroma. I may have picked up some caramel in the flavor as well as some sharp citrus aspects and some sweetness. There was something else that I couldn't place and can't seem to describe. It was a little bit of a dissapointment due to it's lack of complexity (compared to some of the other Belgians I've had). Good beer, ok Belgian.

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Photo of John
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic and delicious abbey brown. Raisins, dark plum, nuts and lovely malty sweetness blend together for an awesome brew. Very smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of DrDocRudge
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I know a lot of folks think this is a classic, but the flavor is too weak. While complex, it just doesn't seem to be definitive in its taste profile. Does have a stunning appearance though.

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