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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


OmegaX's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
A random purchase at the local store. Nose is light citrus with a winter spiced backbone, some lightly roasted malt, and a sweetness that lingers. Pour is dark brown with a nice head. Taste is similar with a sweet citrus, light roasted malt character, tons of spice, and a yeasty/bready malt presence.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (1510) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a dark amber/brown color, hazy, and topped with a fine beige colord head. Malty aroma, caramel presence, a bit of yeasty notes and spices as well. Taste follows what you smell. Sweet start, a bit yeasty and quite malty, some caramel presence. Quite filling, mild bitterness and some alcohol feel. Pretty average for my liking, actually.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2294) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle at home in the middle of summer, great timing. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, raisins, spicy. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, raisins, sugary, some alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (586) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
The ale itself is tasty. Slight spices for a xmas style though they are very much balanced. Deep red color. Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2015
250ml bottle. Dark brown, horse chestnut color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Dusty, grainy, bits of chocolate, faint plastic, malty aroma. Chocolate malts, licorice, sweet, caramel in taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Chocolate malts in aftertaste. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1246) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón oscura, muy bonita. Dos dedos de espuma cremosa y ocre. Agradable aroma malteado. Mantiene en boca, pero ya con mucho más. Picante, especiada. Chocolate. Bastante carbónica. Y con un calorcito alcohólico que envuelve todo y te acompaña en el postgusto. Notable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2716) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2015
This was poured into a corsendonk tulip. The appearance was a dark hazy burnt brown color with a one finger soft white lush foamy head. As it dissipated, light stringy lacing sticks to the glass. The smell starts off with a big apple aroma leading into Belgian sugar sweetness and dark fruits. Light Belgian spices round out the aroma nicely. The taste was mainly sweet with a thorough spicy effect from the Belgian side of the house. There’s no aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sessionable to sipping quality about it. Carbonation comes across pretty subdued with a grainy feel surrounding my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Belgian Strong Dark ale that I would have again. Looking forward to having this again around Christmas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
WL, 250 bottle from Rasmus40, dark walnut color with big froth head, nice malty caramel nose, lots of brown sugar, malty, caramel notes, touch of spice on dinish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle, 250 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours dark amber with beige head. Caramel malts, spices, quite sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle - Rich caramel malty notes. Cloudy amber with a light brown head. Sweet caramel and dark sugars and raisin. Nice dark malts.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1108) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
dark orange pour tan head. Aroma cherry twizzlers. Tastes cherries, honey, orange, but very light sweetness. chocolate. plums. crisp creamy palate and dry if a little watery.


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