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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (99) - - 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 (63) - - 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 (593) - 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 (976) - 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 (1126) - 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 (878) - 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 (1592) - 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 didn’t pick up on the metallic quality so much but this was beer 8 or 9 I think at the tasting so we probably didn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
kersen rood/bruin met minimale witte kraag
aroma: redelijk zoet en rode fruiten zoals kersen
smaken: redelijk zoet, zwak bitter, zwak fruit zuurtje, rozijn, caramel, matig sterkte, redelijk fruitig van het rode fruit, matig moutig, redelijk kruidig, aroma is echter wel wat beter dan de smaak,
matige body, glad in de mond, laag van co2, afdronk wat kruidig/zoetig, voor een kerstbier is deze wat te slapjes, wel lekker kruidig, aardig maar niet bewonderenswaardig

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
Bottled Nov 2013. Very young. Brett comes off as very metallic. Light, spicy and sweet. Needs a few more years on it. Good but need to wait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12/22/2013. 750 ml. bottle. pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aromas of dark malt, dried fruit and spices. Flavors are brown sugar, citrus, spices and malt. Very nice balance.

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