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RATINGS: 1246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2004
The aroma is not exactly what I wanted. Bitter smell and first taste. Spicey flavor takes hold making this not exactly what I want but it will grow on you.

   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!

   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!

   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3365) - 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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

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