Brewed with Pale, Munich and Caramunich malts; Kent Goldings hops. This is a rich, dark, joyous brew with which to celebrate the holiday season. It’s aroma of chocolate malt and spiciness is reminiscent of the wonderfull smells of holiday baking in Mom’s kitchen. Silky smooth on the palate, it’s predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty. Bottle conditioned for a fresh, lively taste. Round and well balanced, it’s a welcome addition for holiday tables and beyond.
|Founded in 1938, the Priory of Corsendonk in present-day Oud-Turnhout comprised a rather important brewery and malt house. The Corsendonk monks famously brewed the beer as a contemplative practice. After the Austrian Emperor Joseph II shut down the Priory of Corsendonk in 1784, the brewing of Corsendonk beer changed hands throughout the course of a century. From 1982 onwards, the Corsendonk beer regained its fame and the simplicity of the packaging acts as an emblem of the middle ages and Corsendonk’s rich past.
Since its regain of fame, Corsendonk beer has been traditionally brewed in the craft breweries of Du Bocg in Purnode in the Belgian Ardennes. Corsendonk can boast the label “Brewed and Bottled in Belgium” and is brewed exclusively with all natural ingredients, which include: pure water, malt, hops, yeast, and herbs (coriander, dried orange rind, and cinnamon). Bottled Corsendonk is fermented twice; the first fermentation takes place in the brewery’s fermentation tubs, and the second fermentation is in the bottle itself.