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RATINGS: 1294   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2007
Thick rich off-white lasting head. Pours a very dark black Malty aroma blends well with strong sugary malts and robust flavor. Very quick and smooth finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2015
250ml bottle. Dark brown, horse chestnut color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Dusty, grainy, bits of chocolate, faint plastic, malty aroma. Chocolate malts, licorice, sweet, caramel in taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Chocolate malts in aftertaste. Nice one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1320) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2015
Small bottle. Clear chestnut body, medium head. Aroma has sugar syrup and leather seats, more sweet than leathery. Very sweet taste with sugar and leather. Body and flavour intensity is light, carbonation high. Weird finish with some smoke and molten plastic bags. Quite poor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1263) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 9, 2015
0,25L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 21.10.17. Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, malt spices. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt spices, metallic notes, caramel. Finish is burnt sugar bitter. Carbonation is high. Overall: ok brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (154) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 8, 2015
Dark brown, ruby hue, weak beige lasting head. Aroma is of brown sugar, spice, coriander and strong on orange peel, a bit of alcohol present in the nose. Taste is medium sweet malt, brown sugar, spices - cinnamon, coriander, orange, some dark fruits, Belgian yeast, some toasted malt and a bit of chocolate in the finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied with a very pleasant aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparf (160) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Ganska liten doft med toner av torkad frukt och kandisocker. Finns även jäst, nejlika och apelsinskal i bakgrunden. Tråkig, mörkt brun färg och ett skum med halvätt, kort skum. Söt smak med kandisocker, bränd karamell, melass, torkad frukt och hasselnöt. Eftersmaken påminner mest om fruktkaka. Halvfyllig till fyllig kropp. Livlig men välavvägd kolsyra.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
26.12.2014. Dark brown. Dark fruity aroma with spices, plums, also sth tart and zest. Smooth but crisp carbonation. Spicy sweetness, dried fruits, slight bitterness at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Enjoyed on tap at Centraal in Milwaukee, WI. Appearance dark brown, thick with light tan head. Aroma of Belgian candi, very sugary, clove notes. Taste is sweet, caramel and clove, strong, just decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3999) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
250 ml. bottle. Pours golden brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is fruit, citrus, malt, spice, and caramel. Very tasty and very well made.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (98) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Extremely dark beer, almost black. It looks delicious. The beer has a nice little bitternes, perfectly balanced with a nice, rich, fruity sweetness. The layer of foam was nice, completing the whole appearance of the beer. The finish was zweet and fruity and very nice. It definitely tasted for more. However, on a empty stomach, another one of this beer is not a good idea. The 8.1% kicks in quite rough. Perfect brewmanship.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pershing (485) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
750 ml bottle with a dark brown pour into a chalice glass with a tan head that remained throughout. Bread and spice aroma. Medium body with some spice and sweet malt. The alcohol level is very noticeable. Filling finish. Not bad for $4.99.


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