Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale

Brewery: Brouwerij Corsendonk
Style: Tripel
ABV: 7.5%
Country: Belgium

Poured a bright golden yellow that was slightly hazy. Head was stark white and was massive and foamy taking a long time to die down. Aroma was mild and sweet. Vaguely smelled like apples. A hint of spiciness was noticeable as well. Taste was mostly dry and subtle with only a hint of fruity sweetness. Sweet malts are present but most of the flavors are coming from the hops and yeast. A clove spiciness was the most prominent which was followed by earthy and herbal flavors. The finish contained some bready malt flavors along with more yeasty notes. No real bitterness to speak of.. Body was bubbly and crisp giving the beer an champagne like feeling overall. I had to remind myself a few times while drinking this that this was 7.5% ABV. There where no overt alcohol flavors which was nice considering there where no dominant flavors to mask them. The only hint that this was alcoholic was a pleasing warmth in the end. This was a yummy beer for sure. A-

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