groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmmmmm...... the perfect beer for a cold winter evening!! The malt charateristics are as refined and tasty as Iíve had. Corsendonk rulz.......
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Browish-reddish color with a loose head that dissipates after about a minute. fairly high carbonation apparent in looking at it and in feeling it. the aroma is yeasty with a hint of spiciness. the flavor has the same characteristics, some spice (coriander, nutmeg?, and orange)and lots of yeasty goodness. medium to light body. goes down easy. did not strike me as a christmas special, just a belgian strong that hides its alcohol very well.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ruby brown color with a brown head. Malty with a good spice (cinammon), caramel, sweet, and balanced.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, spicey, wheaty and sweet. First time ti was disapointing. But second time around it was very good with a meal.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting in Dec. 2002, from a bottle dated best before end 2001, so this had some age on it. Great aroma--sweet tofee, honey, slightly yeasty. Deep red-brown color, with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Roasted malts come through strongly in the flavor. Has a tangy touch, while slightly sweet, with a berry-like note. Only drawback is a slender mouthfeel.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A maroon/redish brown color with a persistent head. The aroma is slightly sweet and slightly tart, with notes of apples, molasses, caramel, nuts, and spices. Easy drinking with well-hidden alcohol. One of the best Christmas beers Iíve had yet.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 it poured a shiny reddish orange and sported dissipating frothiness atop its shining body..dark yeast aroma..lots of spice pointing towards orange peel and coriander..yeasty and spicy onslaught..spices make it full bodied..peels of orange,..apple cinnamon..lots of belgian yeastiness..some more apple cinnamon and yeast..green apples too maybe..candied apples..candied cinnamon apples sprinkled with yeast and coriander..and there you have it.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huuh! Strong almost brutal aroma that is hard to describe because of it. Well made, bitter of medium body. Sadly there is something missing, maybe better yeast should be used? Nether less still good brew. I was jus expecting more from Corsedonk.
maupie (926) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is a normal christmas beer.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
thick opaque rusty brown, frothy head that dissipates pretty quickly. aroma: yeasty spicy goodness and this is nice and malty, just the way i like it. finally, a yummy christmas ale!!! and i didnít even notice the alcohol content til just now in the commercial description.