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RATINGS: 1225   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1371) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a dark brown body. The aroma is roasted malt, anise, smoke and pine. The taste starts with a mild malty sweetness, toffee, burnt wood and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely complex profile. The texture is crisp and a bit too fizzy. A wonderful ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
I catched a sweet smell of raisins, spices and a lower sting from what I guess is the yeast, in other words, a hint of Santa’s underwear. The taste is dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar and a small bite of medicine? I guess it is pretty OK after all, I like the beginning and the longer aftertaste. It’s somewhere in the middle this one doesn’t cut it, with an emptiness and the medicinal aura.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4887) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
Appearance: Dark brownish color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Raisns, fruity and some spices.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Bready, Christmas spicy, toffee, raisisns and fruity..
Overall impression: Lovely Christmas ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (151) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
Flaska från bishop örebro. Svart med beige skum. Doft av choklad och mörka bär. Söt med toner av russin och jäst

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (167) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
Flaska Bishops arms örebro. Mörkbrun kulör. Doft av råsocker russin och ungsbakade äpplen. I smaken känns smörkola, bränt socker och romrussin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (301) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
75 cl bottle 8.1% abv 2013 vintage. aromatic with brown sugar. dark brown with small head. Sweet taste with dark fruit and syrup notes. medium carbonation. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (637) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Tap@ de klep als Corsendonk winterbier. Donkerbruin, veel plakkraag, ziet er goed uit. Ruikt metalig, mout. Smaakt moutig met sinaasappelschil. . Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
this beer will always remind me of the dutch. pours a muddy brown, light khakihead. brown sugar, orange peel, caramel malt. sweet. chewy body,with mild booze burn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Flanfl (122) - USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with a big white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and orange peal. Flavour of malt, caramel. Orange at the end. Medium body and carbo. Sweet medium finish. Nice but not impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (294) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2014
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar in Aalborg. Aroma of roasted malt, dried dark fruits, some smoke. Dark reddish brown with tiny tan head, none lasting. Moderate sweetness, little to none bitterness. Full body, creamy, lively, long sweet burnt finish.

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