Corsendonk is one of the many defunct abbeys in Belgium that licenses out their name to a local brewery. My first experience with Corsendonk ended rather badly, when I consumed eight plastic cups of their blonde ale at a party somewhere in Antwerp province, Belgium, and then gave it all away to the toilet in my friend Simon’s grandmother’s house in ‘s-Gravenwezel. At the time, I thought it an odd place for a serious weasel, but upon reflection, I realize that I was very drunk the only time I ever visited ‘s-Gravenwezel… Oh well, on to the next Corsendonk beer!
Corsendonk Christmas Ale
Simplistic notes jotted down on New Years Eve 2014-15.
Appearance: dark brown, quite heady from the 3L bottle.
Nose: malty, raisins, spice.
Palate: malty, faint hint of hops, a bit frothy in the mouth.
Finish: long lasting, good balance of malt and hops. A lingering faint taste reminiscent of black liquorice.
Rating: 3/5 Good