by Brouwerij Corsendonk (at Brasserie Du Bocq)

I’ll be quite honest here – I bought this beer just because I love the glass!  I’ve wanted to have this beer in the packs for some time, and finally sorted it.

I had this beer many years ago, but to my memory it was a lighter colour and higher in alcohol.  More like a strong blond ale than what I’m going to put in the box of a Belgian amber ale.  But I can’t find anything on the history of this beer, so maybe I’m confusing it with another beer.

Our beer pours a nice copper colour, but with very little aroma.  There are notes of the Belgian yeast, and something a little earthy or herbal, but that’s about it.

Thankfully there is a bit more in the taste.  There isn’t a lot of sweetness to this beer.  It is quite dry right from the start.  Very fine bubbles of carbonation make this beer light in the mouth.

I think there is as much flavour in the aftertaste as there is while the beer sits on your tongue.  From the dry and slightly spicy finish, I get a little more malt flavour, and that dry and earthy minerality persists long after the beer has gone.


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