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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 Dark brown/amber with a small beige head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is sweet, spicy, caramel and pretty strong. Flavor is very spicy, peppery(black) and malt. The flavor is even better after 6-9 months in the celler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2003
This is a pretty good beer. It pours very dark and murky brown with a hint of red and a small head and little lacing on the glass. Much unlike the other Corsendonks that I've had in the past - better actually. The aroma was fairly spicy, but my terrible nose couldn't detect any of the scents very well (but they were there). The taste was very good. The alcohol was apparent, but barely and in a good way. There were some fruits and spices in the taste as well. I can't see gulping this beer, but as I drink it right now, the sips are heavenly. I recommend trying this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Okay so I must be totally trashed by now. Only wrote, dark brown with a lot of sediment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Cloudy dark reddish brown beer with a full tan head. Taste of toasted malt, banana, caramel, and winter spice. Dry tannic mouthfeel, sort of like spruce boughs had been used. Really enjoyable winter brew. Curious to see what it tastes like after aging for a year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4518) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
(Bottle) Cloudy brown body with a medium, cream head. Roasted malt aroma with slight spice. Taste of sweet roasted malt and some spice undertones. Finishes with a malty bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Pours with an opaque brown body topped by a thin to medium thick head that leaves a good amount of lace on the glass. Slightly sweet but mostly roasted and spicy malt aroma with an alcohol background. Slightly sweet and roasty malt flavor with a spicy background and a touch of alcohol. The finish is slightly sweet and malty with a slight bitterness. Full bodied, dry and warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Dark brown color with a nice frothy small head. A nice malty aroma with some yeast. Almost a bitter yeast flavor. Some strong alcohol flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
A nice burnt nut color on this one with a big snow cap head. Muchas malts, while cumquats sneak in here and there. Very nice belgian, one of the best I had all day. Made it feel like christmas again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2003
A superbargain at $ 2,- for 8 bottles and a glass. Huge frothy head. Malty aroma with chocolate, pepper and licorice. Sweet flavor with milk chocolate, hoppy and peppery. The alcohol is well hidden. Excellent beer that only lacks a bit of body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Nice shade of dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Nose is spicy with hints of citrus. It has a sweet and spicy flavor and a lasting finish. You really don't notice the 8.5% ABV. This is a very enjoyable season brew.

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