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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

Editorís note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as Kingís Blue in Norway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm Backlog 29 Dec 2004
Robust. Sweet. dades, rasins, nuts and the hole lot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
i decided to open this due to the fact that i got a raise from my boss today.....!!!! 750 ml bottle poured into a duvel glass 1/4 at a time.the first pour brought on a huge 3 inch head that took about 4 minutes to calm down.at first,it appeared a very dark brown.alot like a quad.although when i held it up to light,it was a very nice ruby red.this was a very nice surprise.then,the very first sniff i took was not a nice surprise.it was pretty much a medicinal aroma with a bit of the cork....not to good.now im a bit nervous,i brought the trappist glass up to my lips and recieved.....acid,carbonation,and medicine.is this the "lightly tart" they are talking about? so i decided to let it sit for a few minutes.(like i did the frist time i had orval)and ya know,it did the trick. the aroma then balanced out and gave me some spice,yeast,and a sour ending.the flavor was now really smooth.again,the spice came out,the belgian taste,and some malts in the end.if you have not had this.make sure you pour it into a glass,AND LET IT SIT FOR AT LEAST 5 MINUTES.now matter what the temp is,this christmas likes relax a bit before it goes to work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2005
750 Bottle. Pours brown with a large, fluffy tan head that diminishes mostly, shines a beautiful clear garnet-brown color when held to light. Aroma is sweet like brown sugar on fresh dark brown bread with a sprinkling of holiday spices. Flavor is malty sweet with some pleasing tartness as well, yeast, spice and hints of lemon and hops make for a full palate of flavors. Finishes with a lemon-grapefruit and maple. Medium body and gently building carbonation. Nice winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with burgundy highlights and a moderate beige head. Aroma of molasses, mustiness, cinnamon, and cloves. Flavor of raisins and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Dark ruby brown in color with decent head that lasts awhile. Light malt aroma. Flavor was fruity with a little malt. Could taste banana,apple and maybe cherry? Has a slight alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Draft, at the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL. It may not be fair to rate this when Iím still coming off a cold, but I still find it very interesting. A deep ruby color, brown head with a hoppy taste all its own. Beer itself is a light blend of spices, some allspice perhaps, and dried apple. This was poured from a beer engine, so not much carbonation, and a flannel-type mouthfeel. Found the alcohol to be very strong only after the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2297) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Very malty with sone citrus and noticable alcohol. The flavor is distinctively Belgian. I did not detect much in the way of spice in the aroma or flavor, so it seemed less of a holiday style and more of a straight ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2004
Nice malty nose with some fruit and spices. Reddish colour with lively off-white head. Flavor is malty with some spices, hints of alcohol and yeast in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2004
75 cL bottle, chalice, bbe 22/09/06. Bread, grain and nutty malts; spruce and lemon hops; and earthy yeast are all in balance but overshadowed by date, smoke and primarily leather aromas. Small (for a Belgian) head is off white in color, frothy in texture and crowns a deep maroon beer. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderatley acidic, lightly bitter finish. The bitterness in the finish spruce-like, almost to the point of being metallic. A leathery taste lingers long after the beer is gone from the palate. Cinnamon, nutmeg and perhaps cardamon become aparent in the aftertaste once the beer warms a bit. I donít really feel any astringency in the beer, but there is a steady and building numbness on the middle of my tongue. Medium body, watery/slick texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: I was really hoping for more considering my attraction to the other two Corsendonk beers...This is an odd beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2004
This is a strange brew. I like it and it sucks. Old leather,crisp bad belgian brown with a weird almost creamy chocolate finish. I drank a whole cork top at 50 F and it still boggles the mind. Things that make ya go Hmmmmmm?!

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