As I was saying goodbye to the dreaded year 2022 and greeting the year 2023 with hope, I opened a bottle of Corsendonk Agnus Tripel, which I was given as a 50th anniversary present, that is, a little over a year ago. This beer was recommended to be consumed before December 2023, so not very vintage and I probably rushed it a bit. I rushed it, but I didn’t miss out!
This brand of beer is currently brewed at Brasserie du Bocq brewery. This may not be the only brewery where they brewed their beer, as I mentioned Van Steenberge in previous posts.
Somehow it happened that I almost always wrote about Brouwerij Corsendonk beer on holidays, although being in Belgium itself and trying it there, I didn’t feel much enthusiasm. Nevertheless, the same Corsendonk Pater was rated “A-“. That was true, more than ten years ago.
Corsendonk Agnus Tripel (Belgium, Thurnhout or Purnode) – 7.5% alk. A fine, if not perfect sample of triplet. Aroma has a pleasant floral and honeyed tones. The taste is dense, malty and yet not sweet. In the aftertaste, light spices in the form of black pepper and a dash of cloves (or nutmeg?) are added to the floral flavor. Excellent balance! The alcohol is almost invisible, but you feel that you’re drinking something quite strong. Rating of “A”.