Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale) | Brouwerij Corsendonk

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Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)
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3.97/5
Very Good
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Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk
Belgium
corsendonk.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,883
Reviews:
514
Ratings:
1,000
pDev:
10.83%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
138
Trade:
1
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Photo of scootny
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Life is so strange. This and the Dubbel were my house beers over thirty years ago. They were always in waiting, at least two 750 ml bottles of each at all times. For me to come face to face with the fact that I had never reviewed either of them on BA was an eye opener. Yet here we are.

So this is a lovely beer. Deep golden with a lightly cloudy state. Lovely thick head with a good amount of lace. Stays and fades slowly. Stays covered all the way down to the bottom.

Nose takes me back. Loads of bubble gum and cotton candy sugar. Light dinner roll breadiness. Faint alcohol sweetness. Some honey, a bit of pepper. Mild hops give a touch of earth to balance.

Taste is so malty, sweet and mild. Pilsner malt in spades with lots honey and a healthy bubblegum. A firm hop bitterness follows. Lots of Fuggles give a solid earth dryness along with a mineral edge to create a quenching finish with a cracker body coating my mouth and a light bit of mild hop dryness. Not a trace alcohol.

Feel is full on crazy. Each sip brings a blossoming creaminess that fills my mouth. Dry quenching and easy drinking. How can a beer do all that while being crisp and dry, begging you to session it like there's no tomorrow.

This is a world class beer that I am embarresed to have overlooked. It's a unique take on the style while remaining true to it. I loved it way back when, without the sophisticated beer knowledge I have these days. I love it even more tonight.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eltrandos
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Its good, but not as good as many other Belgium Tripels. I likely wouldn't seek this one out on its own. But when I see the Corsendonk variety 4-packs which include this beer I usually pick one up.

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Photo of pkalix
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aquaholicc
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RayCannata
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1988sqft
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heftklammer
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OlaB
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a big top of white head that dissolves slowly and leaves some decent lacings. Aroma is of apples,lemon,yeast,honey,biscuits and spices. The taste starts of sweet and dry with notes of fruits and spices while in the back is some slight notes of bread and biscuits. The finish has some slight bitternes with some floral notes. The finish and aftertaste is a little weak. Mouthfeel is smooth with some crispness. Prickly carbonation with a medium body.
A fairly good and enjoyable triple, but falls a little short to be among the best ones out there.

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Photo of spencerrenparker
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sraufstok
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vainosuomi
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Clean gold with a frothy white head
Smell: sweet fruit and spice (corriander, clove)
Taste: sweet malt flavors of brown sugar, fruit (apple pear), with spicy yeast
Feel: medium body, medium-low carbomation

A solid tripel.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dazka
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aszatk01
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Up there with Fin Du Monde, and not quite Chimay or Bernardus.
a) Pours a wine-like slightly hazy, golden body with a mounding three-finger white head that laces well in a white wine glass.
s) Funky yeast, wheat, medicine cabinet. see-saw of sweet and white pepper.
t) More spicy, mineral, and yeasty, Sauvignon blanc/ chardonnay like, easy afternoon sipper.
f) It's crisp, sharp minerally, with a dry finish. A lighter tripel with a meditative yeasts, tongue ticklers and alcohol warmth.
o) Love these beers and this is just below top tiers. Try 24.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

a: clear, vibrant pale orange color - almost copper - color with a large 3 finger, frothy off-white head that fades somewhat quickly

s: lemongrass, earthy grains, sweet green pears, a mix of red and green apples, Belgian yeast spice, sweet citrus, and some sweet grains

t: loads of pears, apple, and sweet grain up front. A mellow Belgian yeast spice behind that along with some lemongrass and those earthy grains. definite phenols in this one. a hint of pepper, sweet malt, and a big bready note to close it out

m: solid medium mouthfeel with high carbonation


o: a solid Tripel. It's definitely not the best i've had, but there is nothing wrong with it. It could use a touch more of the fruity esthers in here, and maybe a bit more spice. Other than that, a nice beer to drink

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear yellow straw with a medium head and limited lace. Nose is mild for the style. There is a bit of spice and earth, but the esters really aren't what I was looking for. Taste is more-or-less what you'd expect from the nose in that it is straightforward and doesn't have a dominating aspect. A touch of yeast and some pear, and something like a sharpness/tang as well. I will say the mouthfeel is really nice like champagne. Overall, just okay.

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Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale) from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 1,000 ratings