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RATINGS: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.

Nephilium's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1453) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
This starts off with an aroma of fruit and spice. It’s less carbonated then the other Corsendonk Ales that I have had. It’s a somewhat sweet Christmas ale with a very long finish. This is one of the reasons I look forward to winter every year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparf (149) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1167) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1579) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3926) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (57) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (396) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
This beer pours a mostly clear brown color with lots of carbonation bubbles streaming to the top. There is a thick off white head that retained throughout the beer and left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma is malty and bready. I pick up some slight caramel and grassy notes. The taste is dark fruits up front with some earthy hops and bitterness and some spices. In the aftertaste I pick up some slight hints of chocolate and maybe even licorice. The mouthfeel is on the medium side. The drinkability is low with this one, it is more of a sipper and the alcohol is somewhat noticed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (613) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Dark with a creamy head.. Great yeasty nose with a slight touch of fruits and a little bit of citruses. Body is full, carbon medium, texture thick. Taste is sweet. Palate of yeast, a spices, coffee, and just a hint of citruses. B@H

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (390) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
2015/01/16 - Pours a hazy brown colour with a foamy, khaki head that slowly reduces. Moderate lacing. Aroma is bread, yeast, fruitcake, spices, caramel, raisins and figs. Taste follows nose; doughy/spiced fruitcake notes, figs, raisins and caramel. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is medium, with sharp carbonation and a sweet and mildly bitter finish. Not too sweet: Just right. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2293) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle to glass - strange nose which makes me think this is old but the best buy date is for 5 months from now. Caramel, grass, spicy and saison like yeast. No smoke. Sweet.

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