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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.

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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbtallguy (131) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
In fles 33 cl. Mooie donkere kleur. Smaak beleving. Je proeft Veel koolzuur maar echt een sterke of duidelijke smaak heeft dit bier niet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
In bottle .. very nice chistmas ale. Spicy with citrus and berry notes ... a little malty and creamy at the finish. Very good though still like the St. Bernardus christmas ale better ...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (177) - - DEC 26, 2013
Pours a dark amber body with thin head. Rick smell and nice taste, full of christmas

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (70) - - DEC 25, 2013
Tangy Christmas ale. Little bit of a bite to it, not a smooth ale. Nice double bock style for Christmas Day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (621) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours hazy medium-dark brown with a small lasting ultra-foamy micro CO2 head, lots of thick lacing, several moderate-speed streams. Nose: initial reaction - burnt toast?!/charcoal, malts, molasses. (6/10)-aromatic strength. Attack: super-creamy mouthfeel, Mid-palate: alcohol detection, (7/10)-sweetness, (MAIN) malt, turbinado sugar, dark rum (HINT) cola Finish: mild licorice, malty bittersweet fizzy finish. Summary: It has a strange "burntness" up front but is alright once you get used to it. Good character, body, and balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1080) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottled, 0.25l. Pours hazy amber brown with medium frothy light brown head, good lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, yeast, raisins, dates,plums and alcohol. Taste starts sweet malty with sour fruity and yeasty following, warm alcoholic and spicy mouthfeel and mild bitter finish. Full body, thick texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. Typical Belgian strong ale...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1127) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, caramel, yeast, metallic, red fruits and some pine. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Quite sticky texture. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (963) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
from tap. poured a light brown colour with with a light tan head. malt, caramel, citrus, yeast, dark fruits, some cacao. not that great for a christmas beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2059) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
8.5% bottle from Ohtsuki shared at Christmas Tasting. A reddish brown ale with a beige head. Woodsy, malty, sweet. The taste is sweet, maple & some metallic notes. Honestly, I didnít pick up on the metallic quality so much but this was beer 8 or 9 I think at the tasting so we probably didnít give it such a fair shake-the low end of the pack though pretty good. Too young I think, it was bottled in November! I might try it again if I find a year old bottle.

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