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Review of Corsendonk Agnus Tripel Ale

08 Jun
Hello everyone.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be drinking the Corsendonk Agnus Tripel Ale produced by the Brouwerij Corsendonk located in Oud-Turnhout, Belgium.

I had the Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale some time ago, but other than that I haven’t tried anything else from them.

From the website, corsendonk.com, we find this bit of information regarding the Agnus.

Corsendonk Agnus is brewed with pale malt, hence its gold blonde colour.

It is a full-bodied, blonde, top-fermented beer, refermented and matured in the bottle to obtain a lively, bubbly beer with a herbal bouquet and hoppy aftertaste.  

Sounds good enough to me.  Let’s drink.

   
This brew comes in a 25.4 oz. bottle and it has an ABV of 7.5%.

It poured a hazy, lemony/yellow color with a huge, soapy, sudsy, soft, bright white head.  The retention time was excellent and quite a bit of foam was left on the sides of the chalice.  I could see a few bubbles rising from the bottom and I could also see a small amount of sediment floating about as well. 

The smell released hints of apple and lemon citrus.  Tones of lemon grass combined with a solid bready/yeasty component.  Spices of both coriander and pepper as well as a significant floral aroma.  Just the slightest touch of sourness on the nose.  This beer smelled pretty good in my opinion. 

The taste let loose more of the lemon citrus and tart green apples.  A little bit of sourness was had at the very beginning, but it quickly went away.  A welcomed peppery bite meshed well with the grassy/earthy hops while the yeasty aspects helped to “round off” the entire flavor.  The bitterness was not overwhelming at all.  Mostly it just gave a slight tickle. 

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Rather smooth and dry.  Clean, crisp, snappy and refreshing.  The carbonation was very lively.  Just the slightest bit of warmth was felt at the back end from both the alcohol and the peppery spice.  An honorable amount of flavor was left behind on the palate too.

Well, I liked this beer pretty well.  I found it to be well representative of the style.  It looked nice, smelled nice and tasted nice.  What else does a person need for an excellent drinking experience?  The drinkability was good and I believe it could be enjoyed at most anytime of year, however the Spring and Summer would be the most ideal in my opinion.  I would definitely like to have another bottle of this sometime that’s for sure.  Have you guys ever tried the Corsendonk Agnus Tripel Ale?  What did you think of it?  Did you like it?  Be sure to let me know with a comment.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.05 out of 5
Grade:  A- 

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4 Comments

Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Corsendonk, Country: Belgium

 

4 responses to “Review of Corsendonk Agnus Tripel Ale

  1. Third Street Blog

    June 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    What's the price for one of these bad boys?

     
  2. Third Street Blog

    June 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    What's the price for one of these bad boys?

     
  3. Scott Shrewsberry

    June 12, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Third Street Blog,

    You know what? I have no idea how much this particular bottle cost. I picked up so much the day I got this that I didn't even look at the price. I would guess that it was somewhere between $10-$15, but who knows. Sorry I couldn't provide you with the information.

    Thanks for reading and commenting though. I really appreciate it.

    Cheers,
    Scott

     
  4. Scott Shrewsberry

    June 12, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Third Street Blog,

    You know what? I have no idea how much this particular bottle cost. I picked up so much the day I got this that I didn't even look at the price. I would guess that it was somewhere between $10-$15, but who knows. Sorry I couldn't provide you with the information.

    Thanks for reading and commenting though. I really appreciate it.

    Cheers,
    Scott

     

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