jazz88 (2510) - 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 (6288) - 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 (927) - 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.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour with large but quickly fading head. Ruby brown color. Nice spicey aroma. This is like a good quality Dubbel with spice. Quite nice, even if not Christmas.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap! Dark brown and very small off white head. Very complex, nice malt spice and hops. Tasted similar to thier brown but much smoother more complex and overall more enjoyable. Couldnt notice the alcohol at all. Nice sweet malty aroma with some subtle spicy yeasty notes. One of new favorites, however I will not get this again too soon because of the steep price- well worth it however.