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RATINGS: 1356   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.

Editor’s note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as King’s Blue in Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Bottle. Decent BSA. Color is deep brown, nearly black. When held up to light it becomes deep chestnut colored. Decent tan head. Moderate lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma. Well carbonated. Dry and fruity flavor. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Delicious, very fresh on tap at Lionheart Pub, Albany N.Y. ( $4.00/ Shaker "pint". )Near perfect appearance/ aroma. Has "holiday" style spicing, but not overdone..in fact ideal balance and drinkabiity. "Belgium" yeasty flavors intact. Overall, best Holiday ale. Alcohol well-hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16163) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2004
Bottled (brewed 1st Sep 2004)
Nut brown hazy, medium creamy brownish head. Aroma has raisins and grapes - quite soft nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity, malty, a bit citrusy and chocolaty. Finishing fruity, not showing much ABV, soft mouthfeel. This is very trappist dubbel-like brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
macdeffe (52) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2004
This is christmas... Had this one from a copita-glass, which must be the perfect belgian beer sampling glass. The aromas is enhanced times 10. Fruity, complex, sweet, a bit of yeast (It is Belgian!) It’s nice with a x-mas ale tasting of xmas. (We weren’t used to that in Denamrk until recently)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2004
12/11/04: Bottle.
Fruity, complex, aroma with notes of alcohol. Rich, ruby-brown body with minimal lace. Very flavorful. Caramel malts, with raisin and plum. Light hop bite followed by a caramel finish. Caution: contents of bottle under high pressure. Opening a bottle can lead to a chipped stove (-1 point on appearance for this)! Lot n° 137250.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Draught. Pours smooth with a chestnut wood color. Lace clings to the tulip glass until finished. Aroma is yeasty with a hint ginger and spice (?). Finish is very long lasting...very worth your while! Enjoyed it immensely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2004
On Tap At andy’s. Poured a deep red, with tan head.Aroma was sweet and spicy. Mid body with a smooth finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2004
On tap @ Andy’s Corner. Have had this in the past, but never on tap before. Dark, hazy amber color with a medium sized tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some unidentifiable spices. Smooth, rich malty flavor with some dark fruit and spices. Better than I remembered, and I remember it being pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6738) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 Corsendonk products are in my esteem a nice mid quality Belgian brews. Nothing to write home about but solid in their own right. Sampled this one from a 12 oz brown bottle. I was encouraged that it was a 12 oz as most Belgians come in 11.2 oz instead. The brew poured a dark mahogany color with a s large fluffy tan head. A rather pretty beer overall. The aroma was sour, sweet and mildly spicy. There was a nice dark malt element and a hint of maple syrup and molasses. The sharp hop presence is a bit surprising in a Belgian and I liked that quite a bit. There was a hint of ripe fruit on the finish. My only real complaint is that the beer is pretty fizzy and that is a texture issue that I do not much care for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Clear amber color with an almost tan head. Aroma is kindda florally with anise or fennel. Flavor is coffee and anise with a bitter finish. Also a bit yeasty. I would prefer a bit more maltiness in this one.

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