SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite good! * Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Nice head, nice colour. The taste is fine but its not very christmasbeer-like. Tones of chocolate and liquorice. The taste of malt is distinctly. Average beer.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This clearly is the greatest of all possible Corsendonks. It was amazing. I had it in the prerequisite Corsendonk goblet at a local bar in NB. Loads of spicy and fruity notes, this beer truly is silky smooth. Definitely one of the best Belgian Strong Ales I have had, especially in a while. It felt so good once it hit the lips. Yummy. Yes sir, I will have another.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lot 020722. This brew poured a large head of light brown colored mostly lasting foamy finely sized bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was very mild with notes of caramel and malt. The mouthfeel was smooth, tingly and bubbly from start to finish. The flavor was very good with mild notes of caramel malt. I really enjoyed drinking this brew as it went down smoothly and was very tasty.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice clean palate. Good head retention. Good brew. Deep brown in color. Malty with some christmas beer spice. Enjoyable. Pleasant.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one hellofa beer. Beautiful deep brown clear color, with a lasting tan head. Complex fruity aroma, with notes of raisin, apple, and orange. Big malt flavorwith a carmel apple finish. Maybe even some Christmas spice.
hotstuff (3737) - Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lot#02/07/22-750ml. When poured into my glass, the head was large, tan and contained fine-small sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body had soft carbonation, clear and the hue was reddish brown. The nose was lightly malty, spicy, citrusy, and some alcohol notes. The flavor reminded me of black licorice along with a sweet taste. The palate was very smooth and dry and medium bodied. If you enjoy drinking Belgian Strong Ales, I would recommend that you try this one.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before 09/01--Dark amber colour almost like a cola- had a huge head that stuck around for most of the glass leaving excellent lacing around the glass. Spicy nose that gave up hints of darker fruits: raisins, dates and plums. Flavours were very layered and complex almost too complex. I had some difficulty discerning one flavour from the next. A very enjoyable seasonal with a finish that lasts a lifetime. Very nice offering.
guzzler67 (1477) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Attractive dark ruby color. Herbal, malty aroma did not open up until it warmed. Full-bodied mouthfeel developed into a dark fruit and spicy taste. Good head with decent lacing. Well carbonated. Finish had a hint of sourness that was not unpleasant.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red, brownish colour, slightly brownish head. A veray spicy and also bit malty aroma. Dito, but very strong flavour. Malty aftertaste.