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RATINGS: 1246   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
Delirium Cafe Brussels: mmmm, all the flavors you want in a Christmas beer but with a nice fizz.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1392) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Mooie roodbruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt vanille, mout, kruiden. Smaakt zoetig, vanille, chocolade.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1243) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station. A fitting glass on Christmas Day! Colour...a deep, ruby amber with a thick off white head. Nose..lightly fruity with notes of freshly risen bread dough and orange zest. Palate...delicately frothy up front with a slight bitterness to begin. Soon after a bit of sweetness follows, accompanied by flavours of mandarins and blood oranges. At the back of the palate notes of quince, kumquat and mulled spice make their presence known. The finish is long, slightly warming and has hints of boiled sweets. A lovely ale for Chtistmas night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2014
it has been 8 years, 8 months, and 3 weeks since i put this on my wishlist, put on originally 4/20/2006 .. . dark purple brown .. . awesome foam .. . lots and lots of prune, plum, grape, belgian yeast, and rich christmas pudding .. . very nice beer!

Oh Mr. Mayor, excuse me sir. I don’t mean to insult your city, but the people on this beach are very rude and hostile.

Well, I’m sorry to hear that... Captain Dork!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (778) - Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a copper tea color with an off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is malty and bready like fruit cake. Taste is also like fruit cake with some herbal spiciness and a bit of citrus. Finishes mostly dry with just a bit of malt sweetness. Light/medium bodied with high carbonation. Tastes like a spicy dubbel. Also had two year old 2012 version that had less of the the spiciness and more malt, with a little smoother taste. I prefer the more complex fresh bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kambei70 (679) - - DEC 25, 2014
2012 and 2014 bottles. Pours a fairly clear brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is grainy and bready with a little dark fruit. Taste is the same with an herbal tea flavor that is much more prominent in the older bottle. Newer bottle has more fruit taste, like fruit cake. Medium, very dry mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (431) - USA - DEC 25, 2014
A muddy brown with a bit of off white head. Smells of fig, raisin, brown sugar, tomato, caramel. Taste is like a fruit cake, brown sugar, caramel malt, tomato, a tea bitter, bready, yeasty. Medium mouth, alcohol well hidden, very little bitter on the tongue, fairly dry. Spices in it are very subtle, hardly noticeable, but that's not a bad thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (492) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
Duft rigtig fin duft af krydderier appelsin Smag: karamel appelsin nelliker

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (615) - CROATIA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle; pours a cloudy amber with a tan head; sweet aroma of caramel, malt, yeast, and hints of dark fruits and spice; taste is also sweet with caramel, yeast, dark fruit and spice; has a bitter finish; nice beer to have on Christmas

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (1163) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
25cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a small tan head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Pretty sweet with some bitter tones. Raisin, caramel, brown sugar, herbs and spices. A decent winter brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (863) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Smells like chlorine and alcohol/yeast and dark druit. Taste is warm alcohol, malt, wheat, fruit. Warming boozy feel. Medium body.


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