Corsendonk Rousse | Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk
Belgium
corsendonk.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thierrynantes on 11-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
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2
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of SayBoom
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DJLehnherr
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My favorite of the Corsendonk beers. The rousse poured out darkish amber, with a red tint perhaps, and a smallish white head. A bit yeasty scent, but the smell is overwelmingly citrus: orange and lemony.

The head has settled to a haze. Very sweet on the taste, a nice round, fizzy sweetness on the front of the tongue: orange, lemon and graphs flavors. Other spicy notes that I can’t place. A very good overall taste, but almost hard to call this a beer, the sweetness is so overwhelming. Very little to no bitterness and hops. A little alcohol flavor on the finish, but I was quite surprised this was an 8% ABV beer. Nice texture, quit a lot of carbonation. Very easy to drink. Reminds me a bit of a berry Weiss, but the flavor is even less complex and maybe smoother. A nice taste, but it doesn’t linger very long. The alcohol content will catch up to you quick after a few sips!

This is a great, easy-to-drink beer, especially for when you want a break from a “beer-tasting” beer, or for those friends who claim they don’t like beer. I think it would be perfect in the early springtime with noodles and prima vera vegetables.

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Photo of Yoann
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dougbreathe
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PeetPP
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Warfarin
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of SassaDog
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden like peach juice, cloudy, lots of fine bubbled carbonation and a huge 5 finger yellowish brown head with an almost pink tinge. Some random lacing.



S: Lemony like a lemon pie, Belgian yeasts. Much like a triple. Some light spicy pepper notes.



T: Sweet, peppery, guava, cloves, really interesting.



M: Medium syrupy body with light carbonation.



O: Really interesting brew. I was pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness of it, so I love it. Bought in Kunming, drank here April 4th, 2015.

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Photo of Antyk
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of der_meister
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip.
Pours clear amber/copper with rose hues beer with thick off-white head, moderate retention.
Smell - malty, peppery, belgian yeasts, resembles tripel
Taste - sweet malty, fruity, peppery, belgian yeasts, uncommon. Hops are forgotten.
Sticky body, smooth and silky, medium carbonation. Pleasant texture.
Unique brew.

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Photo of Filosoof
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: almost perfect look; two fingers, lasting foam; cognac-colour;
S: pear, citrus, smells like the Corsendonk Agnus, but with a bit of caramel and celery;
T: as an Agnus-addict this taste was a little disappointment; good, but no more than that; a bit too sweet and too short of hops/bitterness to complete the taste.
M: I thought it was 5%, but looking on the bottle I was surprised to see it was 8%. The sweetness hides the alcohol completely. The carbonation was quite right.

Drink it extra cold, to suppress the sweetness. Otherwise this one will be your disappointment too.

By the way: I don't see this beer on the website of Corsendonk anymore. Has it been withdrawn, not competing with the other Corsendonk-success-stories?

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Photo of Nordin
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUduke
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thierrynantes
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2010.

Appearance : clear amber color, with white foamy head (some lacing).
Smell : yeasty and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : caramel and fruits flavors, a very sweet finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Pale Ale.

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BJSmit
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Corsendonk Rousse from Brouwerij Corsendonk
3.57 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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