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RATINGS: 1318   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.

Editor’s note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as King’s Blue in Norway.

crossovert's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (10014) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2009 vintage. Came with a glass which I will use for this review. Pours a deep dark brown with hints of ruby when held to light. The head fits perfectly in the Corsendonk branded glass and it is off white, semi quickly dissipating, with some spotty lacing. Smell is typical belgian dark, but with an elevated level of fruitiness. In addition to the normal dark dried fruits, I sense some banana, citrus, and grapes. There is also a hint of spice. The taste follows suit, but with a nice hit of spices. The sweetness is very balanced and the fruit flavors are vibrant and up front. There are also hints of caramel and a small amount of alcoholic bite. The mouthfeel is silky smooth with a perfect amount of carbonation, though the bottle is far too small at 8.5 oz. This is a fantastic brew, for lovers of Belgian Stong Dark ales. This one is highly drinkable, downing a whole gift pack of these would be feasible, though you’d be feeling it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-19-2009 04:08:42

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LLaurin (79) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
Malty nose with a red appearance and white head. Taste with a lot of caramel and malty tones. Some vanilla at the palate but short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonKromann (27) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
From tap. Pours clear, dark brown. Aroma is chocolaty and slightly lemony. The taste is sweet, slightly sour and a bit spicy. Notes of caramel, cinnamon, cloves, and lemon. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjakk (542) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 21, 2015
Red, clear, nice yellow foam. Banana, apricot in the aroma. Sour banana toffee, with sour mildly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2709) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Corked, caged 750 ml. bottle with an expiration date of 17 Aug 2018. Amber-red pour under a lingering tan head. The aroma emits sweet barley malts, coriander, plums, black licorice, and toffee. Low alcohol profile. Smooth, bold body. While there was no alcohol profile in the aroma the sweet Belgian malt and spice character evolves into a mild but warming alcohol burn. A delightful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1194) - , CYPRUS - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour, little head. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, plums, medium bodied,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (2416) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of sweet malt, bread, spices, caramel, sugary notes, raisins. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet. Body is medium. Lots of spices and malty sweetness. Decent, but not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (494) - - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Sweet malty nose, round sweet taste with a malty finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown almost like a cola colored with a medium off white head. Nice lacing that clings to the glass. Nice aroma of tart, sour fruit. Medium body. Taste is slightly tart and tangy with some mild spices that linger on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Flavor gets better as it warms up a bit. Its OK for a Belgian style ale but the flavors seem a bit underwhelming for a Christmas Beer. It was pretty enjoyable but not as good as I had expected. The spices are not prominent enough for a winter warmer and slightly weaker than other Belgian ales I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (518) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2015
Flot juleøl, med god smag af jul. Flot rødbrun farve. En god juleøl over middel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bjarne2 (2) - - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
Er en god juleøl kraftig i smagen. Flot maghoni farve, med kraftig gylden skumtop ....

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