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RATINGS: 1229   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (181) - - DEC 21, 2013
Niet zo’n sterke geur, schuim snel weg. Wel lekker, niet super. Ik kan niet zoveel melden verder.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (644) - - DEC 20, 2014
25cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met mooie dekkende schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: kruidig als steranijs, donker fruit, fris als sinaasappelschil, zoet Conclusie: lekker kruidig als kerstbiertje zoals het hoort, niet helemaal mijn smaak normaal dat anijsachtige, maar erg smakelijk zo in het koude december ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (886) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska från SB. Brunsvart vätska. Dofter av russin och färska druvor. Stor smak där russinen återkommer. Lite kaffe/choklad. God.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (227) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a large foamy tan head. Aroma is dark dried fruits, syrup, toffee, and raisins. Thick full body. Dried fruit, raisin, and slight black licorice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (273) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours brown with a large beige head. Spicy aroma yeasty aroma with figs, scorched toffee, caramel, dark bread, dark syrup, lemon, flowers. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. Flavor is sweet with toffee, caramel, syrup, figs, raisins, flowers. Semi dry finish with additional notes of licorice and a balanced bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Nice stuff. Comes together great for style. Pours cloudy dark brown with good head and lacing. Some spice, strong florals and perhaps some clove. It’s been too long since I had a Corsendonk beer. Good stuff. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slubgob (193) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 14, 2014
750 mL into wine glass. Dark chocolate color with lingering white head. Make, fig, touch of male syrup in the nose.heavier mouthfeel, warm malts touch of spice.long finish a bit sweet for my taste.fantastic winter beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (485) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 14/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Caramely, toffee, fruity, berries. Taste: Caramely, toffee, fruity, sweet. Body is light full, the finish is caramely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tonypreto (118) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
1 pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle poured into chalice. Great yeasty aroma with slight chance of fruit and a little bit of citrus. Pours a ruby red tinted dark brown with a rapidly dissipating fluffy tan head. Very smooth up front. A great mouthfeel with just a slight carbonation. Flavor of yeast, a slight spice and just a hint of citrus. A great holiday Belgium, especially at the price point.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ABS (552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
0,75 L bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Best before 05.09.16. Poured in trappist glass. Brown, slightly unclear body with very slight hints of red colour. Quite a lot of foamy, white head. Berry, malt and milk chocolate nose. Quite high carbonation. Smooth, medium thick body. Medium bitter, with some sweetness. Light chocolate, malt, some hay and hint of orange flavour. Also some smoke, a little vanilla, candy and cola. Red fruit, berries and some apple. A very, very good beer. Reminds me of Rochefort 8, but a bit milder and smoother. That is not a bad comparison in my book.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1394) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
Mørk orangebrun klar med beige lavt skum. Karamell, krydder og hint av røde bær. Smaker søtlig karamell, krydder mot pepper og noe bitter smak. Sødmen ligger langt bak. Kort, litt tørr


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