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RATINGS: 1209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (385) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle received as a gift for Christmas. A deep burnt caramel color with almost unnoticeable head. Surprisingly little Christmas about this ale. Some slight spices (cloves and nutmeg) and sweetness. Mostly tart and dark fruit reminiscent of a standard Belgian. Overall a little bit of let down if you expect something along the lines of a holiday ale. An OK but not great option.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (714) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a soft tan heady not much lace. Aroma is very malty sweet with spices and hint of smoke. The flavor is also very sweet with fruity bread and malt notes with a lightly dusty spicy bittern finish. Feel is velvety, lively, and very nice. A little too sweet for every day drinking but a nice comforting treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachneger (324) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Donker bruin bier. Geur zoet kruidig. Smaak kruidig (koek) gedronken met Bryan ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bryanvdv (581) - - DEC 31, 2013
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Donkerbruin. Aroma is zoet net als de smaak. Echt winterbier. Ik mis wel wat body en complexiteit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (653) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled. My Hoppy New Year 2014 beer! Malty in aroma, hoppy and malty and really dry in taste. Not mind blowing, but very enjoyable. Alcohol noticeable, but warming, not aggressive. Malty and dry in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5659) - ITALY - DEC 30, 2013
Quasi scura buona piuttosto persisrente ben maltata buona speziatura amaro contenuto buon corpo piacevole speziatura

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
’08 and ’09 bottles thanks to Masterson for bringing these. Pour a barely hazy deep brown with a faint hint of red. Nice tan collar. Almost ne head. Aroma of caramel and some faint spice. Taste is sweet caramel, tough of dirty funk and that same slight spice. ’09 is slightly sweeter. Really enjoyable aftertaste. Smooth sweet and a tough of grit in the mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1484) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
330 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC (best before August 21, 2015). Murky light brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of plums and brown sugar. The taste is sweet, but not overly sweet, fruity, but not overly fruity. Dry finish with the carbonation helping to remove any lingering tastes from the palate. Above average for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ratelle (2) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Belle couleur, jolie col mousseux, plutôt malte, peu d?arriere goût, bien apprécier ce cadeau

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianHR (191) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
Smells very sweet and spicy of caramel, cloves and sweet tobacco. The color is dark amber with a beige head. Tastes of roasted malt, liquorice, caramel and tobacco. Has a mouthfeel like champagne.

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