This beer pours a wonderful slightly hazy, golden straw colour. It is topped by a thick two to three fingers of white foam, which subsides fairly quickly. The aroma is not strong, but you candetect slight floral notes along with the Belgian yeast-driven banana and bready-ness.
It is described on the bottle as an Abbey Pale Ale, though this is the way the beer is marketed in America. It truly presents more as a tripel style. The taste is a brilliant balance of sweet biscuit malt, summer fruits (pineapple and grapefruit) along with a citrusy zest and slight peppery prickle from the soft spices and hops. The beer is crisp and clean, with goodcarbonation and a slightly dry finish.
After the family brewery closed down, the Corsendonk beers were contracted out to other breweries. The full Corsendonk range is now produced in the Du Bocq brewery.
Availability : generally available in 330ml bottles only.