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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2003
This was odd: my first taste yielded nothing. I tried it again about three hours later (after a lot of intervening beer) and I found all this bubblegum, tropical and orchard fruit underpinned with good light caramel. This is good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Yum. This is the most Christmas invoking beer I have ever had. Everything about the beer screams of spice cake. The aroma and flavor are like the best spice cake you have ever tasted in liquid form. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Aroma: peppermint, along with chocolate and carmel malts. Appearance: cherry or mohogany in colour. Flavor: Fresh mint and other spices, hops, and a bit of citrus. Has a very fresh bite to it. Palate: bit of hoppy dryness combined with carbonation and spice kick. Overall, not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Clear dark amber color with a big foamy head. Spicy and soapy aroma, which is soft and smooth, while the taste is bright, sharp and bubbly, a nice contrast and unexpected from the aroma. A very "Belgian" taste, spiced, with clove and pine presence. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Big head like a champagne almost. Aroma is yeasty as hell. Brownish red hue which is see through. Very nice spicey flavor. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2003
That's my Corsendonk, coming through when I knew it would. The ten foot head is nice but maybe a little too active. Great auburn color. Tan frothy head. Very different smell. Spices, pepper, lemon, orange, raisin. Intense flavor, licorice, bitterness, and an odd floral flavor that I cannot really place. Fennel. A little citrus in the flavor as well, orange peel perhaps a little oily. Very interesting beer to say the least. Worth trying, and like all other Corsendonks worth trying more than once.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2003
Shiny amber color with a wonderful head. But the aroma i a little flat sweetish. Flavor is sweet, chocolate and licorice, but it could have been more in it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2003
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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2003
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.


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