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Brouwerij Corsendonk
Corsendonk Dubbel Kriek

Corsendonk
Dubbel Kriek

Well this might be interesting ... 33cl bottle. Pour gives a cherry-red, brownish body with a pink tinge to the effervescent head. Bubbles fade fairly fast to yield some lace and thin film on the surface of the beer. Nose has mainly an artificial cherry smell that obviously opens up and grows on warming. Tastes are a chocolate covered cherry note with dashes of cough syrup in the there too. I mean there's just no getting away from that. The initial shocking sweetness actually goes away...

Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale

Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale

Masssive flavors are present from the get go, with a solid malt backbone and alcohol holding the whole thing together. No messing about here, this is a solid, powerful brew with no punches pulled and authenticity about the beer that is often lacking in so many other beers. Here's what I like; It dark, it's rich, it's satisfying, it's rounded, gives a full mouthfeel, good alcohol content, and an overall experience that is complete. Plenty of fruity esters, but in the perfect combination with...

Corsendonk Christmas Ale

Corsendonk Christmas Ale

Additional notes 01/14/23 (pictured) Bottle from Belgian Style Ales, best before 08/08/25. I try to get a bottle of this every year around Christmas, but the doesn't always work, and I've certainly not had it 20 times since those first notes, but I've certainly has a few since 2004. These are the first notes I've made since '04. The notes below reflect what I thought was that drab, Dubbel-like pour, but this beer in 2023 looks like aCOMPLETELY different beer. It has stunning, ruby red...

Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale

Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale

Updated notes 06/12/2022 Been a long time since I’ve had this (not 18 years since my last notes, but still a while). A great, yeasty, bitterly sweet bite that delivers an alcohol punch. It’s all there for a Tripel with white pepper and sweet/bitter competition. Light hops linger on the back-end and the beer feels bigger than 7.5% to be honest. I love this beer, always have. Original notes 11/13/2004 $6.99, 750 mL bottle. Yeh! Smashing example of the Belgian Pale/Tripel, a real quality product....