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RATINGS: 1300   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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1487) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle at home in the middle of summer, great timing. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, raisins, spicy. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, raisins, sugary, some alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7575) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle - Rich caramel malty notes. Cloudy amber with a light brown head. Sweet caramel and dark sugars and raisin. Nice dark malts.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón oscura, muy bonita. Dos dedos de espuma cremosa y ocre. Agradable aroma malteado. Mantiene en boca, pero ya con mucho más. Picante, especiada. Chocolate. Bastante carbónica. Y con un calorcito alcohólico que envuelve todo y te acompaña en el postgusto. Notable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1455) - CROATIA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle, 250 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours dark amber with beige head. Caramel malts, spices, quite sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
WL, 250 bottle from Rasmus40, dark walnut color with big froth head, nice malty caramel nose, lots of brown sugar, malty, caramel notes, touch of spice on dinish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (535) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
The ale itself is tasty. Slight spices for a xmas style though they are very much balanced. Deep red color. Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3840) - 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 (1411) - 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 (1464) - 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 (238) - 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.


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