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RATINGS: 1198   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown / amber color with white head. Aroma of sweetness with spices like plum and coriander. Orange touch. Plum and maltiness. Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Good finish !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
75 cL bottle. Pours hassle nut brown with off-white head. Nice round caramelly and malty smell which is also dominating the taste together with slight herp elements that I cannot make out and carbonation (little). Well balanced beer, pleasent no surprises.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2002
A brown beer with a small head. The aroma is fruity as ale yeast often renders. The flavor is a little flat - but it has a good ale taste - slightly sour and fruity. A very nice ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Opaque, dark brown - close to black actually. An incredibly tall, creamy head. Extremely complex, I sense both dates, coffee and rum (!). Yeast and candi sugars is very evident, but it’s perfectly in balance and never gets cloying. The alcohol is perfectly hidden. A wonderful ale indeed. 140100

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of anise, fruits and dried fruits. Fruity flavour of dried fruits, spices and anise.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber coloured, big beige foamy head. Weak aroma of malts and some grainy notes. Also kind of sweet. Flavour first malty then it turns sweet. Pretty boring in my opinion, I had expected more.... Kind of bitter/sourish aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2002
Sampled draught. Dark amber. Sweet, malty, butterscotchy, late balanced bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2006
Draught @ ­Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Pours a clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Malty spicy warming alcoholic aroma. Sweet malty spicy flavor. Sweet malty yeasty finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 2009-09-24, bottle, vintage ~2000 (bb August 2003), 9 years old, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Dark brown color; creamy head. It’s a solid and balanced brew, showing only slight maturity signs of age; the aroma is lighter than the flavor; it still has a good body structure, with full caramel aroma, very light residual sweetness, chocolate notes; as expected the bitterness is low; the alcohol can’t be perceived. Still very good, balanced and quite complex; a good beer to age, better than most other Belgians.

2006-12-27, Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Beautiful dark amber color with mahogany shades; big head. Good Belgian ale, with some malt and orange peel. Mellow body, sweet malt flavor, with a very interesting fruity touch (both oranges and tangerines).

2002-12-01, Bottle, 10-5-9-4-17=45
Hazy dark amber colour. Very strong aroma, malty and spicy (nutmeg and others), complemented by some fruitness (orange peels, curaçao), Grand Marnier.
Good malt, less sweet than other Christmas with an even dryer final; roasted malt, a lot of caramel and candi sugar. Light Sherry and Madeira wine
Strong palate, enough bitter, not enough aromatic, characterized by evident roasted malt and caramel.

Finally a real complex beer, strong Belgian ale but with a dry character. A lot of malt, spices and hop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
(Bottled) Dark amber color with a small, beige head. Sweet and malty aroma with mandarine and some anise hints. Sweet, caramely-malty flavor with plums, licorice and raisins. Medium to full-bodied palate with medium carbonation. Hides the ABV well


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