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Corsendonk Christmas Ale



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RATINGS: 1207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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On the palate this silky smooth ale is predominantly malty, with smoky, spicy and citrusy notes, and a long, lingering finish that is lightly tart and malty.

Editor’s note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as King’s Blue in Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hednom (23) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle at home, Dark brown colour with beige top, sweet aroma and taste, A nice Christmas ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass. By the old Ones, what an awfull beer with an awfull taste of chemical... We’re in front of a not so nice Christmas beer, with a light aroma and nice appearance, but a very awfull taste, and a light, soft palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1047) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A nice Christmas ale. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Smells herby. Taste is herby, with some sasparilla in the finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
CTKlubben (35) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
corsendonk is a classic belgian christmas beer. licorice aromas, wit toast notes. the beer present itself with a fine brownish head. and a dark red color. taste medium sweet and bitter. the palate has a realy lively carbonation and a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (390) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle @pub. Pours dark brown with off-white adhesive head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malty. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
250ml bottle served in a Trappist glass. A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a big creamy beige head. Medium retention and many lacings left. Quite clear S: Delicious bready and fruity smell. Brown sugar, caramel malts, Belgian yeasts, dark fruits. Strong notes of dry plums and dry raisins S: Like the nose, brown bread, dark dry fruits, brown sugar, Belgian yeasts and licorice. Upfront is very sweet candy sugar. Yeasts are quite earthy. End is mild bitter M: Creamy heavy molasses body. Reasonable carbonation. Light hoppy and bready aftertaste. Warm alcohol O: Authentic Belgian ale. Well done. Very tasty and drinkable [ BA Review @ 4/4/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1681) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Flaska från SB (december 2013). Rödbrun vätska med medelstort lätt smutsat vitt skum. Nöt, frukt, malt och karamell i doften. Alkoholen gömmer sig väl i smaken. Mjuk munkänsla. Medelsötma, liten beska. Smakinslag av vanilj, nöt, karamell, dadlar och citrus. Nu är det (snart) jul igen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"figured i better get this winter ale drunk before it gets too warm. unique malt quality and feel, like the pater, but with a touch more body and the presence of some nice spices as well. dark, fruity, hint of ginger? a touch of hops and a little dry yeast in the finish. maybe the new standard for belgian christmas."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
konungen (67) - - SEP 30, 2014
Ölen ger ett fint skum men det är också allt jag gillar med denna. Tyvärr inget för mig. Flaska från Systembolaget ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Aroma after pour: roasty, nuts, smoke, raisin, Appearance: cloudy, brown, black, Head: frothy, rocky head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, lively co2, with a pleasant long finish. Bought this as a "closeout" beer at a small local beer store for $7. What a great bargain. This is a great after dinner drink, just skip dessert and grab one of these! Lots of good character in this brew, the notes are complex despite the aroma bring very subtle. Is definitely buy this again.

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