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Corsendonk logo.jpg
Corsendonk logo
Typebeer brand
Current supplierBrasserie Du Bocq

Corsendonk is a Belgian beer brand. The brandname refers to the Priory of Corsendonk in Oud-Turnhout; which was in operation from 1398 to 1784, and was rebuilt in 1968 as a hotel complex by new owners Corsendonk Hotels.[1][2] In 1982, on the 125th anniversary of the Oud-Turnhout municipality,[3] Jef Keersmaekers, grandson of Antonius Keersmaekers who had founded a brewery in 1906,[4] was approached by the local tourist office to use the Corsendonk name for its abbey association, as an abbey beer marketing technique.[1] He launched Pater Noster, now called Corsendonk Pater (or "Abbey Brown Ale" when marketed in America), and Agnus Dei, now called Corsendonk Agnus (or "Abbey Pale Ale" when marketed in America).[5] As the family brewery had closed down in 1953, the beers were contracted out to other breweries, including Brasserie Du Bocq, who now brew all the brands.[6] Other brands include Corsendonk Blond, Corsendonk Bruin and Corsendonk Christmas Ale.[7]

Corsendonk Pater, sold as Abbey Brown Ale in USA


  1. ^ a b Moor, Des de (5 Dec 2011). 1001 Beers: You Must Try Before You Die. Hachette UK. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Priorij Corsendonk". 2012. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Signing Ceremonies in Chongqing". 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  4. ^ Stephen Snyder (28 Oct 1996). The beer companion. Apple. p. 120. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  5. ^ Joris Luyten, Michael Jackson (1 Oct 2006). Grandes bières de Belgique. Lannoo Uitgeverij. p. 330. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  6. ^ Joris Luyten, Michael Jackson (1 Oct 2006). Grandes bières de Belgique. Lannoo Uitgeverij. p. 332. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Brouwerij Corsendonk - RateBeer". 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.

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Coordinates: 51°17′1″N 5°0′34″E / 51.28361°N 5.00944°E / 51.28361; 5.00944