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RATINGS: 1386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Previously 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.

Editors note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as Kings Blue in Norway.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Ver dense, dark winter brew with nice malty taste with some vanillaish hints and a bit smoky finish, my bottle was lacking a head, but still very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Rasins and other dried fruit. Centered with a slight sour note that did not sit well on the roasted malts. Not what I was expecting and not a re-try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clean light brown beer with coppery highlights. Delicious candi sugar aroma, some toffee, light ginger, sweet plummy special B and a bit of orange zest. Falvour is less compelx than the aroma would have suggested. Sweet caramel, special B fruitiness but some farily astringent spiciness as well. Finishes quite bitter and hoppy. In back of the malts there is a nice sprucey flavour. As it warms the maltiness intensifies a bit, decent richness and a bit of honey flavour behind all the darker malts. Some spicy yeastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Pours deep brown with reddish hue, carbonation and medium tan, foaming, lacing head. Nutbread, sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty brown sugar flavor. Medium, non-descript palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 pours a darker amber color with a nice sized off white head, aroma of malts, belgian style spices, and alcohol, the taste is similar to its aroma a nice mix, not a bad beer at all, nice body, worth a try.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Bottled. Redbrown in colour with a tan head. An aroma that is fruity wih hints of caramel. The flavour is sweetish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2005
Bottled. Dark amber coloured, big beige foamy head. Weak aroma of malts and some grainy notes. Also kind of sweet. Flavour first malty then it turns sweet. Pretty boring in my opinion, I had expected more.... Kind of bitter/sourish aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 Pours a dark brown. Much darker than I expected. Smallish head. There isnt a very strong aroma, but what is there is primarily spicy. Flavor is spicy and malty, with a hint of warming alcohol. There is also a definite citrus character. The spicy flavor lingers and grows as an aftertaste. A pretty good ale for a cold winter night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5944) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Smells very christmas spicy. A nice spicy dubbelish strong ale, thought the alcohol doesnt take over. Quite good, but the best is still the brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 27, 2005
Bottel, 25cl. Hmmm, only 25cl. What a pity! When i was really starting to enjoy this one..... Pours a dark brown amber colour with hints of red. Huge beige head, mostly lasting. Nicely carbonated. Aroma is very complex, predominantly malty and spicy. Flavour is strong but not as good as the aroma. In fact, body is a litttle thin. It has notes of caramel, malt and coffee. A little less sweeter than i expected. A very good beer but, in my opinion, a bit over-rated.

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