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

A solid performer in the Belgian dark tradition that I enjoyed very much. The classic dark pour, with a murky body and rather too frothy a head. The head was a little annoying when pouring, and the look - is as often the case with these type of beers - not very special. However, one whiff and then the first taste, soon makes up for the aesthetic disappointment. Chock-full of all the classic sweet, dark fruit flavors with the added addition of of some mixed spice and some fruit peel. A warmth...

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....