Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale | Brouwerij Corsendonk

BA SCORE
88
very good
898 Ratings
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleCorsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk
Belgium
corsendonk.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
898
Reviews:
488
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
97
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mJJJJJJJ
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very lively tripel, with a pale golden colour and lots of bobbles, resulting in an impressive head of foam. This seem to block the smell of citric and malt a bit though. Taste is vineous and earthy, not as fruity as the average tripel. Very balanced, though complexity is a bit lacking. Nice tripel nonetheless.

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of Saviour
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint.
Pours clear golden with abundance of white head, excellent retention.
Smell - not so intense, spices, pear, lemon, yeasts.
Taste - spicy, lemony, peppery
Medium body, high level of carbonation, surprisingly drinkable. Hidden alcohol.
Masterpiece of clean abbey tripel - restrained in side-hues, but still complex.

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Photo of raindog814
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenHerdman
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden colour with an aggressive head but quickly dissipates. Smell is light and zesty, matching the taste with crisp lemon flavours and a persistant acidic aftertaste. Mouth feel is light and highly carbonated. A good tripel.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lmaduells
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A three very correct subtle to the mass. A quality beer made good job, good for most people. But I like beer more depth and more forceful.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It seems the bottle art and labeling has changed since this picture was uploaded, so it has some BAers a bit confused and someone created a separate tripel. My guess is there is only one Agnus, the pale ale and tripel are the same thing.

Bright clear golden yellow, with a big foamy head that slowly dissipates. Persistent carbonation, with a slow and wide distribution of bubbles all throughout the glass, as opposed to just up the middle. After it sits in the glass for a good period it becomes very cloudy.

Aromas of lemon, bright crisp yeast, and maybe some honey and wildflower.

These aromas are accompanied with the taste of naturally developed hints of pepper and coriander without the overpowering flavor of them being added after the fact.

Quite an effervescent mouthfeel.

Listed as only 7.5%, but the bottle conditioning seems to have allowed for some growth on that front. Booze is not apparent, but the aftereffects are feeling quite nice.

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Photo of WellRested518
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Let it be known that I don't like MOST trippel's.
Look up^. Cool.

L- Subpar. Cloudy off-gold with a thin crown. I will say that the initial carb screamed of effervescence. Those little scrubbing bubbles always put a smile on my face.

S- The obvious banana & clove seem restrained here, which I really enjoy. I get more candied orange, fresh-pressed cider, pear, coriander, & earthy hops than anything. The grist is also evident, with some biscuit & sweet corn.

T/M/O- More of the candied ginger/orange makes an appearance with a backing of earthy hops. Some citrus with a mild astringency make this a really easy drink. The finish is smooth with an off-dry overtone that just begs for another sip. For me, the subtlety of this trippel makes it world-class.

It's like wearing your favorite pair of jeans to the club. Sure you seem under-dressed, but in the end you're the only person that can have a real conversation. Perks of being a wallflower, I guess.

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Photo of JD554
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedvr
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlrejenkins
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lbry
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dabruman
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SassaDog
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
1.5/5  rDev -62%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of keithmurray
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - cloudy straw colored body with white head

Smell - ginger, coriander, pear, Apple

Taste - ginger, coriander, pear, apple

Mouthfeel - medium body, high carbonation, spicy upfront, slightly astringent/bitter on the finish

Overall - middle of the road beer for the style that doesn't endear itself to a revisit

Price Point - $3.79/11.2 oz single

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Photo of toinoucos
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden with a velvety head. Smell of butterscotch. Taste of caramel. Mouthfeel is chewy and smooth. Nice and drinkable, slick and slippery.

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Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
3.95 out of 5 based on 898 ratings.
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