Corsendonk Dark Dubbel
Brouwerij Corsendonk

Corsendonk Dark DubbelCorsendonk Dark Dubbel
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Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Dark
ABV:
8.3%
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Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 17.19%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Brouwerij Corsendonk
 
Belgium
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JonnoWillsteed from England

2.8/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

L- Black until held to a bright light when flashes of ruby appear. Pours with 5mm tan head (I poured slowly so most sediment left in bottle).
S- It's quite meaty, but the most prominent smell reminds me of Madeira wine or sherry! (is it perhaps aged in those barrels?).
T- Quite toasty but this to me is also materially sweet, far too sweet, and there is a difference between sweet (sugar) and rich (a deeper/broader aspect). Surprising from a very trad/monastic brewery.
F- Pungent sweet, but lacking depth (richness) seems to lose a balancing aspect.
O- This is the third Belgian Dark Ale I've had this week or two and I'm finding them over-sweet and thin on feel vs pungency of taste and it's not working for me. Even at a thumping 8.3% that really doesn't convey at all for me via this level of sweetness. Bought from BeersOfEurope (UK). BB 06/05/2021

Mar 23, 2020
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ChrisCage from Canada

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours with a very nice dark brown cola coloration that is semi transparent. The head is tan colored and quite dense, with excellent retention, only settling from a couple of fingers thick down to about one finger in thickness of frothy espresso like foam on top of the brew. Lacing is quite excellent as well, with a huge amount of foam coating clinging to the inside of the glass, and from what I can see, there is a fair bit of aggressive tiny carbonation bubbles rising to the top.

S- A fair bit of caramel rich malt, cooked brown sugars, somewhat of stone fruits (plum/prune, raisin, apricot), yeast and somewhat bready. Overall a richly smelling beer that fits the bill of the style!

T- Lots of robust flavors happening with this one....plum or fig pudding come to mind, with rummy quality. Dark brown sugars, heavily roasted caramel malts, burnt toffee, licorice, blackstrap molasses, espresso coffee, and burnt almond nuttiness on the finish too. I also get some Earthy hop bitterness that lingers on the palate too. The alcohol is smooth but definitely noticeable.

M/O- Medium/full in body and the carbonation is detectable, however, not as aggressive as I would have thought upon looking at it. The alcohol definitely warms the belly and I think requires some cheese to sop it up in the gut. I find this enjoyable but wouldn't want more than one bottle in a sitting. Decent overall!

Sep 25, 2019
Corsendonk Dark Dubbel from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 4 ratings