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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2004
Sweet and sour aroma with hints of yeast, banana and spices, nice deep ruby colour. Complex spicey taste with orange and a light canesugar tune. Feels like a "Tripel" Suitable as a nightcap!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2004
A rich, deep, full-tasting holiday ale. Definitely one of the better X-mas ales. Pours with a good, solid, dark ruby-red color. Complex, aromatic nose. Tastes of nutmeg, all-spice and orange rinds with hints of cocoa and cinnamon. Overall, very good and filling.... can't wait until next year to have more!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Very atringent and spicey. Crisp and harsh on the palate. The flavors are good and well balanced. Light fruits with holiday spices. I think I'm just a bit more partial to smoothness of a dubble.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2004
A really great brew from Corsendonk. Pours a deep redish brown with a medium beige head. I don't understand why I dont live in Belgium

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Beer 33 Belgium trip. Looks like Coke, especially when pouring, as it gets a big head that rapidly fades away. Aroma of baking bread and tangy yeast. Flavor matches, along with a note of spiced carrot cake. Balanced by the malts, this wasn't overpowering. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Pours an appealing semi-murky brown. Ginger and. . .allspice? If I cooked more, I might know the name for it. A bit too spicy--without the maltiness of the dubbel, this seems to finish with an unpleasant atringency. If other ratings are true and the larger bottles are better, I'll have to re-rate this eventually.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
midejo (19) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2004
(draught, wildeman) a small off-white head. A spice beer, bitter, cinnamon etc. but in general failed to impress

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Pours a dark amber/brown with a medium beige head. Thin lacing. Aroma and flavor are warm and spicy. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, malt and alcohol. This is a tasty beer, and wonderful for the season.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2003
25oz bottle. Very good. I've heard the smaller bottles aren't as good, I'll have to try one and re-rate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Poured a browned orange with a medium tan head. Nose seems dominated by spice and a light amount of malt. The taste is spice (allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg) mixed with sour apple, malt, and perhaps citrus. Seemed too dominated by spice. Good but not as great as I'd hoped. Still a good beer, though.


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