Brewsday Tuesday: Corsendonk Pater
Our 8th Wedding Anniversary was today and we headed to Clusters & Hops in Tallahassee, Florida for dinner. The one that accompanied my entree of ostrich filet, smoked duck, and roasted duck was Corsendonk Pater. My thoughts are below. Cheers!
Name: Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale
Brewed by: Brouwerig Corsendonk
Location: Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
Style/ABV: Dubbel / 7.5%
Appearance: Pours a rich dark brown color with a lovely three finger deep cream head in a Corsendonk chalice. The head slowly fades and some lacing is present.
Smell: Yeasty estery goodness of dark fruits, bananas and bready malts. Brown sugar, and spices are also present.
Taste: Opens with sweet malts and some brown sugar before moving into the banana and spice notes. Mild hops with a sweet finish. Very nice.
Mouthfeel: Medium with medium carbonation. Crisp.
Overall: The complexities of this beer paired up amazingly well with the gaminess of the duck breast. I really enjoyed the layers of flavors this beer held, and would not hesitate to pick up another one.
Final Grade: A