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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

Editorís note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as Kingís Blue in Norway.

Maakun's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4067) - The Hague, - MAR 13, 2014
Deep mahogany with medium beige head. Lots of peach candy, caramel, fudge, think sweet malts, ligh gluhwein spices. Very sweet with some bitter in the finish. Medium to full bodied. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiery_1 (313) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
250ml bottle @ home. Bottled 2003.08.29. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose of caramel and some Christmas spices. Flavour is caramel, brown sugar, light chocolate. Overall this is a very smooth ale, a great sipper... thinking I should have kept this for a Christmas Day beverage. Thank you Alex for the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (1038) - - OCT 6, 2016
Pours dark purple, slightly clear, with muddy yeasty bottom and with beige foamy head. Aroma: Toffee, hint of caramel, candy, dried fruits, leather...flavor: very similar to aroma, with spicy, floral note of hops. Finish is dry, slightly spicy bitter. Body is medium, texture soft, carbontion medium to full.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
25cl bottle. Dark ruby-brown pour with a tan head that gives way to a sticky lacing.Smells like dried fruit, coffee, chocolate, toffee, red grapes, copper. The taste follows the same notes, bitter-sweet leaning towards sweet, with a medium body, soft carbonation and a sticky sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (96) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Smell of malt, dark fruit, lemon, sugar. Come in dark red clear with thin creamy crown. Taste well, fresh, right carbonated, somewhat light body. Could take as slightly bland. Taste of fruit, malt, airly. Right texture. Pretty good, easy drink overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benfergy (247) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Has an aroma of grassy hops, fruit, and barrel aging, and as I sip I taste caramel malt; the taste has average sweetness and bitterness, but no sour; generally a decent beer (this bottle was old, so perhaps itís not in best condition).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (375) - , Washington, USA - APR 30, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle to wine glass reddish brown, clear, medium tan head quickly head goes away Nose: malty with a hint of beries drink: berries come out tasty, medium bitter lively carbonation very good beer ok to repeat, look for Drank: April 30, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (346) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2016
750 ml. bottle , marked best before Aug 17, 2018, from Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido for half off. Pour is dark ruby red with a decent tan head. Aroma of plum, sugar syrup, port, cherry, raisin, spices. You could call it plum holiday beer and it would be accurate. Malt forward but not too sweet, light bitter and slight sour. Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, sweet/sour finish, slight smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (2458) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2016
Amber with off white head - Malt aroma with hints of caramel and spice - Malty body with some notes of caramel and hints of hop and olso spicy hints from yeast - The malt goes into the finish - This was nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk Ýl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Freshly opened it had intense aromas of red fruits, red apples, anise, lots of caramel and some little chocolate. After a while it makes me think of cocacola. The same in the taste. Some earthy notes to it with alcohol that is quite well hidden. The beer is well balanced but suffers from watery body. Not bad but not interesting neither.

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