Tempelier | Brouwerij Corsendonk

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Brouwerij Corsendonk

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by weissbierdrinker on 05-03-2010

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Iam not sure if this a Belgian pale in style but i gotta say I liked this beer alot.Poured into a chalice a mix of slightly hazed deep burnt orange and copper color with a great looking billowing light tan colored creamy head atop.Aromas of light spiced phenols,dark fruit,and mild nuttiness.Flavors of not overly sweet toffee and cake,again some nuttiness comes into play along with spice and dark fruit.This a solid Belgian dark in my opinon,very quaffable but packing nice flavors.

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy light brown under a 3” clingy off white cream colored foam cap that drops after 5 minuttes to about ½”.
S: Light grains and fruit, some spice, cinnamon, and cardamom.
T: Caramel, fruit, raisins, light fruit cake, spice.
F: Creamy medium body, medium high carbonation.
O: Refreshing and delightful to drink.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Purchased ages ago while on a trip to Belgium and since stored carefully. Presumably a fermented hommage to the Knights Templar - the front label reads 'They left to fight for the faith, sword in hand and two to a horse'.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich coppery-reddish hue with some chunky floating sediment and intense carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of caramel malt, mild grain, subtle raisins, earthiness and stewed leaves. Pretty dry.

T: Tastes of vaguely fruity yeast with a dry finish. Notes of caramel malt, faint raisins, a twinge of barley sugar, yeast esters, earthiness, stewed leaves and harsh cardboard. Well-attenuated, followed by a dry, herbal bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and decent body. Could be a shade thicker. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of caramel malt, mildly fruity yeast and acrid cardboard/stewed leaves.

O: So-so; probably the result of being a bit old. Looks nice enough, and the aroma is satisfyingly fruity. Unfortunately the flavour is rather lacklustre and wishy-washy, with some undesirable off-notes. Body is alright but a bit watery. Not a stand-out brew.

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Photo of kwkdmk
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of schavuytje
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

corse dark often comes with decent Belgian ales including this one; the hint of bittersweet is accompanied by a strong acid sip which reverberates in the mouth
not my first choice sometimes nice for a change

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Photo of OlaB
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper color with a medium top of white head that dissolves in a medium pace. The aroma is of light fruits, caramel,biscuits, yeast,sugar and herbs. The taste is very sweet with some fruity tones, while it is some malty bready tones in the back . The flavour then gets more notes of herbs and spices, and is quite much bitterness in the finish. The carbonation is quite high and it does not match well with the flavours at all. Light body with a soft but to flat mouthfeel.
A decent enough dark ale, but a little dissappointing.

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Photo of Rickus
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of xKALECx
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of RuudJH
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apart from the well known meaning of Tempelier (Knight Templar), In dutch there's also a saying 'to drink like a tempelier', meaning someone drinking a lot, and fast.

Copper coloured ale, good fluffy head, nice carbonation, nice lacing.
Smell, apart from malts and yeast, is defenately very hops, pine, grapefruits.
Taste is a lot of the hoppy bitterness (pine citrus), slightly sweet malty.
Soft and easy in the mouth.
Very drinkable and pleasant.
This ale has a lot of the characteristics of a Belgian IPA.

My local liquorstore has this in stock since ages, but this is the first time I tried it.
It surprized me pleasantly.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corsendonk Tempelier has a thin, egg-shell head, very little lacing, and a fairly murky, quite bubbly, red-orange-brown appearance. The aroma is of medium-roasted malt, some sugar, and tannin. Taste is the same, with bread crust and low-level hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and very prickly, and Corsendonk Tempelier finishes semi-dry, and highly drinkable. For a Belgian-style red ale, this is delightful.


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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of marcrech
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dumpy 33cl brown bottle, poured into a Palm badged tulip.

Good mid-amber body, clear, bright and clean looking, on top a huge white crown of bubbles.

The smells are all about malty molasses and Belgian yeasts, you know instantly this is a Belgian beer: how do they do that?

The taste/flavours also are all around the malts and yeasts, the hops, as so often with Belgian brews, is of secondary importance, needed, but not prominent. On the sweet side but not overly so, this is an easy drinking Belgian beer with it's alcohol content well contained and concealed.

The Corsendonk people know what sells, this is a beer that fits the bill completely.

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Photo of parintele
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of 54V4G3
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of eluvah
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Absumaster
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark copper, brown beer with a big head which lasts the entire brew.

The smell is malty with a modest amount of fruity flavors. There is a distinct metallic smell, which is right above my threshold and takes the focus of the other and nicer smells.

Taste is light fruity with some caramellic and bready notes. The beer has a light mouthfeel, which makes the beer very drinkable, but also lighten the overall experience. There is a light bitterness, which gets more pronounced once swallowed. Aftertaste is bready, crusty and has a medium short bitterness.

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Tempelier from Brouwerij Corsendonk
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