Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)
Brouwerij Corsendonk

Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)
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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #38
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #6,589
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 10.78%
Reviews:
518
Ratings:
1,006
From:
Brouwerij Corsendonk
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  40
Gots
  139
SCORE
89
Very Good
Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)
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Reviews: 518 | Ratings: 1,006
Photo of John
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw/gold. Sutble estery aroma. Yeasty undertones are present contributing some breadiness in addition to a reserved fruity, white grape flavor. Quite a nice tripel though a bit less complex than most in the style. A session tripel at 7.5% abv ;-)

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Photo of tigerpaws
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew just didn't impress me. Poured with almost no head and was very light looking almost clear. It had more of a smell than aroma IMO sort of skunky. And it didn't remind me of any pale i had ever tried, but the worst thing about the beer was the awful after taste. The first belgian that I have tried that I won't drink again.........CHEERS

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Photo of paceyourself
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle
A striking golden color, pours a quickly disappearing fizzy head. Spicy aroma is pleasantly inviting. Apple and lemon taste add to the increasingly warm alcohol feel. Enjoyable in small volumes.

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Photo of doerickson
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden coloring with a pure white head. In the same way that I can somehow identify Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing without knowing for sure it's him, the aroma and taste of this brew are distinctly Belgian to me, which I could point out even in a blind tasting (don't know quite what it is about Belgians that is so readily identifiable....yeast strain? just not sure)...estery, with a warming alcohol presence. Pretty short, dry finish. Very drinkable for a Tripel.

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Photo of yen157
4.67/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dense, white head with aroma expected of this type of beer. Many fruits are detectable at first, and when drinking the perfect mix of swwet and sour come out when the beer hit the back of your throat. Long, fruity fininsh. Fine example of a lighter tripel.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bright, golden color into the goblet...not quite clear even though there was no yeast in the bottle. Huge(!) frothy, white head - required a long, slow pour. Lots of visible carbonation....head lasted all day, and lacework was lovely. A real thing of beauty! Nose was spicy, yeasty, peppery and hinted of dryness. Has medium body and, considering the visible carbonation, it was surprizingly smooth on the tongue. Had some pale malt-like sweetness initially, then a plethora of spicy, peppery notes. Some mild yeasty flavor comes into play, with some hop sharpness sneaking in at the dry finish. A real pleasant offering!!

Prosit!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of mickeymac
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's surprisingly light for its style, almost akin to the color of some light style lagers. It's got that unmistakeable Beglian smell. The flavor is not bad but definitely on the light side for a tripel. It also seemed a bit thin. However, it's pretty drinkable. If you're going to drink a tripel outdoors on a hot summer day, this may be the best choice.

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Photo of psugrad98
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden straw in color. Citrus/floral nose with rich wheat-like yeasty aroma, somewhat breadlike. Smooth and drinkable with mellow malt character. Rich mouthfeel helped with tasty hop character. Very drinkable.

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Photo of marc77
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden hue w/ a thick, lace - leaving head. Sweet citrusy fruit, green apple acetaldehyde, black licorice and pepper in aroma, w/ a tinge of earthy Styrian Goldings hop. Only a hint of phenol is perceptible. Sweet, lemony fruit flavors upfont, followed by lightly tart cidery notes. Quite clean overall flavorwise. Hop bitterness sufficiently balances residual malt sweetness. Moderately bodied & refreshing considering the relatively high ABV. Finishes dry w/ a quickly fading licorice note. Abbey Pale Ale is tasty, very drinkable and smooth on the palette. It's not a showstopper, but is highly enjoyable. A great beer is you're craving a flavorful Belgian, but aren't in the mood for an intense Tripel.

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Photo of rastaman
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very solid little beer, sweetish start, with hints of apple, and a nice soft yeast flavour, not overly complex, but very enjoyable, and easy to find in Belgium, i thik this is a nice one to fall back on, good bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Musty, slight peper/yeast/sweet nose. pale and bubbly with a white head. Great looking in the goblet! Very fresh hop falvor with a sweet malt finish. Beautiful gold color with consistant carbonation throughout. A very good beer. Above average but not the best Belgian Pale I've tasted... just a 1/2 step below, but great tasting beer.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a bit strong and like they say, it is silky smooth and very tasty. i enjoy the expensive belgian ales in the 750 ml bottles, and even though i am more of a dark beer man, this pale ale does it for me. fine beer must be appreciated no matter what class it is in. recommended to all!!

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Photo of StevieW
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really thought this one stands out. Pours a bright golden orange color, that almosts glows in the light. Big fizzy head, dominated by floral, spices, and warm inviting smells. Very inviting aroma. Taste was bubbly, but with a nice balance of sweetness. Nice fruity feel and the end, and very very dry. Almost nothing lingering, but still crisp and refreshing. Good looking bottle and glass to match.

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Photo of stoutman
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Ale has a very clean palate, starting with a dry, lightly citric fruitiness and finishing with a distinctive and delicate hop character. Very light and fluffy in texture, it has a big head so be gentle.

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Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first Belgian style-Pale Ale from Belgium I have had.Good floral aroma,real yeasty and fruity flavor.High alcohol content but real easy to drink,became stronger as it warmed.

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Photo of aracauna
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's got a nice blonde color and heavy carbonation with a steady stream of bubbles throughout although the head quickly dissipates. The nose is sweet and spicy and it goes into the flavor followed by some fruitiness (peach? citrus?) The spiciness is almost too strong, though.

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Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown euro shaped bottle with a "best before end" date clearly notched on the neck label.

Appearance: Light radiant golden with a mild chill haze and a powdery fluffy white lace.

Smell: Citric and apple in the fruitiness ... earthy yeast also.

Taste: Very crisp with a semi smooth mouth feel. On the dry side, light to medium in body and well composed. Some fruity esters and a flavoured hop bitterness to balance. Dash of sweetness up front ... more grain, husk and yeast dry the brew in the finish.

Notes: One of the more drinkable, yet tame and less complex imported Tripels. Still flavourful and very deceiving for its potency though not as boisterous or flamboyant as other Tripels can be.

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Photo of AaronRed
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I decided the other day to try this on tap, being that I have only had it in bottles. What a difference. Fresh and inviting, you could smell the flowery and fruity esters rising out of the glass. Very appealing to look at, light and with a delicate white head. Taste was outstanding, smooth and crisp, with a slight sweetness to balance out the richness of the pale ale. A nicely textured beer to drink all year round.

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Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale) from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1006 ratings