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RATINGS: 1197   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rosendale Brewmeister99 (55) - Rosendale, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2001

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jondr72 (11) - Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2004
This is a delicious ale. My bottle 75cl, 9.4% alc. Drinking it warm on christmas eve, it goes down big with a hint of spice at the back of the tongue.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
achilles4481 (11) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
I do not have the words to describe this properly. In sum, this-- quit reading about it, and get to a bar that has it on draft. And arrange for a ride home-- it is strong and no way you have only one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (558) - BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
Corsendonk, prieuré qui veille en cette nuit de Noël … Niveau de 8,5% abv, et de 18,3% en extraits secs... mais pauvre contenance de 25 cl !!! tout à fait incompréhensible... Couleur brun sombre, et rousse en transparence. Bulles moyennes en fontaine au centre. Mousse crémeuse comme la chantilly, beige à café crème. Arômes de bois de rose, noisette, noix, dattes, figues, prunes. 1ère bouche à la texture soyeuse, avec une forte impression de café, prune et bois de fût. Arrière-bouche bien pleine, et où l’orge arrive par vagues. Déjà longue. 2ème sur la levure, fortement présente (sur lie), avec des accents de trappiste … 3ème aux superbes nuances avec des fruits confits, du nougat, du poivre noir, du café moka, des pruneaux à l’armagnac. La longueur est progressive correctement, malgré cette contenance de 25 cl.... La levure est bien présente, boisée, en forte suspension. L’alcool est bien progressif et dosé, malgré un niveau un peu juste pour une noël. La finale présente une toute petite pointe d’anis, avec des épices, du malt et de la levure. Conclusion : le seul problème de cette bière est sa capacité de 25 cl, sans quoi c’est une bière magnifique aux superbes nuances, très belle et complète. Il faut l’adopter en 75 cl !!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Has a very beautiful aroma. Has hints of spice, almost has a nice nutmeg minty taste to. Pours a nice dark brown ruby color with a nice head to it. Highly reccomended

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
macdeffe (52) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2004
This is christmas... Had this one from a copita-glass, which must be the perfect belgian beer sampling glass. The aromas is enhanced times 10. Fruity, complex, sweet, a bit of yeast (It is Belgian!) It’s nice with a x-mas ale tasting of xmas. (We weren’t used to that in Denamrk until recently)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
valgalder (5) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
Nice and malty, dark fruits, not spiced up like a lot of other Christmas ales are, which I like. very smooth, not heavy but very complex. One of the best.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2002
On tap! Dark brown and very small off white head. Very complex, nice malt spice and hops. Tasted similar to thier brown but much smoother more complex and overall more enjoyable. Couldnt notice the alcohol at all. Nice sweet malty aroma with some subtle spicy yeasty notes. One of new favorites, however I will not get this again too soon because of the steep price- well worth it however.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 Dark brown/amber with a small beige head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is sweet, spicy, caramel and pretty strong. Flavor is very spicy, peppery(black) and malt. The flavor is even better after 6-9 months in the celler.


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