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
985 Ratings
Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk
Belgium
corsendonk.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,257
Reviews:
511
Ratings:
985
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KonigObHops
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a bright golden wheat color with an ivory head that was about two finger-widths thick. There was a lot of lacing.

The aroma is earthy with a strong hop head, but also has citrus tones and a hint of banana.

The initial taste is biscuity and hoppy. In the middle, it is almost as if the favor fades, and there is a momentary taste vacuum. At the end some slight citrus flavor comes forward.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp... You could drink this tripel very quickly if you were not careful. There was a lot of carbonation.

Corsendonk is my favorite brewery, but this tripel is rather lackluster. Many tripels taste almost like candy due to the alcohol content and some fruitier notes, but this one is pretty bland. I would go with their evil are pale ale over their tripel any day.

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Photo of YvesB
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houborg1
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackVeg
3.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ginger-tipple
4.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer always makes me happy. Its balance of flavors and full body is spot-on. Probably the world's best commercially available Abbey Pale Ale.

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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from 0.33l bottle into chalice.
L: Turbid amber color with a beautiful white foam head.
S: Orange, sweet fruits. Pleasant aroma.
T: Light fruits, lime, pleasant bittersweet.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Classic tripel. Very good to start.

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Photo of mJJJJJJJ
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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 Tucquan
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2016-04-24 in Columbia, PA from a 350ml bottle.

A - Golden-orange with a 3-finger fluffy white head that sticks around with good lace

S - Perfume, bread, orange, coriander, clove and other spices. Pleasant.

T - Orange, butterscotch, some banana, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, lightly toasted bread, very mild bitterness.

M - Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Lightly syrupy at first then dry.

O - Didn't know what to expect and was quite pleased with the fresh, spicy, balanced flavor. Rich tasting without being heavy-handed. Will have this again.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As I finish this below-average batch of my winter soup, I know I will have difficulty repeating this moment because Corsendonk's tripel has made the experience excellent. The reason is simple: I can always make this below-average soup, I can only rarely find Agnus Dei to make my cooking better. For this feat, I offer this rating.

Drinking Agnus Dei stimulates my lurking theory: that the new entries to the tripel style have taken on more alcohol and spices so that they can compete with the masters. When in fact, the mere 7.5% of Agnus Dei is that its secret yeast makes alcohol and spices a less necessary camouflage.

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium" MJ confirms that "it is of the Tripel family" with "a clear, yeasty, bouquet that is surprisingly light, textured with a great deal of finesse: beginning flowery and developing into a delicately dry finish."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

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Photo of Saviour
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dentist666
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale) from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 985 ratings