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RATINGS: 1227   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma of cider on malt. Pleasant notes of apple, malt, spices and some citrus notes. Very easy to drink, a very decent dark ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (297) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Ticks Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca... Etter best evne...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (708) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at La birreria di Como. A tasteful Christmas ale. Full body, spices, winey, clovs

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (417) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Donker bier met een wat zoete caramel en rook smaak. Sporen van drop en kers in het aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1751) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
A dark brown beer with a big, creamy and beige head. The nose is dark fruity, plums, spices, simple. Taste is smooth and dark fruity, quite strong spicyness that gives the more interest. Medium bodied, high and smooth carbonation. Very simple beer, but quite tastefull, anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjakopa (220) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a very dark red/amber with slight head. Aroma is caramel, some smoke, malts and herbs. Body is sweet caramel, strong in alcohol but t doesn’t overpower the taste. Finish is more caramel, but with a shorter tail. A well balanced and quite tasty belgian, christmas ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (197) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
25cl bottle served in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a dark brown liquid with a beige head. A little underwhelming after reading previous write-ups. The level of spice was less than I expected and had my expectations not been raised quite so high would score higher. Nothing to suggest this is a Christmas beer but nevertheless a well balanced and accomplished Belgian Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2297) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pretty subtle stuff in a great way. Nose is there, but a little subdued. Dark fruit and a little sugar. Appearance is grand, clear, dark, reddish, fine head, that stays, nice lacing and retention. Taste is a bit sweet at 1st with the candied sugar and dark fruit, then dries out nicely. Nice mouthfeel, solid and substantial as it warms. Nice fine carbonation feel, a well made beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rok1024 (1155) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2014
Almost clear amber red brown appearance with good head. Caramel, dates, raisin aroma, sweet with a hint of sourness. Great abbey dubbel style beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. As of this moment, this is the tenth most rated beer I have not yet rated. Pours a slightly hazy rust color with a large frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark malts, brown sugar, candied fruits. The taste is brown sugar, plum, dark fruits, mild spice and apple skins. Medium bodied, slight warmth, low carbnation. Nice beer.


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