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RATINGS: 1387   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Very good, the bottle is nice, dark and good foam, very cloudy and very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Sampled at a 2005 Christmas and Winter beer tasting at Delilahs, Chicago, IL. 2004 vintage. Hazy amber ale having small diminishing off-white head. No discernable carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with spicy, sweet malt flavor and finishes with light malt aftertaste. Good drinkable winter brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2005
This was just alright. Nothing too impressive. Murky poo water pour that looks appealing. Rocky head that dissipates. Aromas are strange. Greyish cradboard and citrus. Lots of citrus. Eww...weird. Flavors are simliar to this, with a pronounced bitter cardboard that isnt all that nice. ive had better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2005
25-cl. bottle, courtesy of my Milwaukee YEHa! Secret Santa (thanks Nathan?) Translucent cherry brass in color with a creamy, sudsy, clinging tan head. Delectable aroma comprised of cloves, lemon zest, bananas, brown sugar, dates, nutmeg, anise, cinnamon and mulled apple cider. Prunes, dates and sugar plums dance for the flavor. Slight aluminum steel chord at the back belt of the tongue. Allspice, anise and straw doormats further the flavor, but the doormat is weathered, as if its been brought in after a particularly harsh autumn season and a few too many weeks trailing into winter. Heavily effervescent with airy quaffs filling up my belly, so its a touch too spritsy. Suggestions of rye, raisins and dried prunes manifest in the finish. After all these years, I think Im finally beginning to understand what "figgy pudding" is. Well, at least Corsendonks interpretation of the yuletide classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a great head. Strong aroma of cinnamon and anis, also in the taste, a very spicy christmas ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Pours a slightly hazy ruby amber with a large off white foamy head that laced nicely. Aroma Im picking up ginberbread, yeast, orange and dark fruits. The flavor is more of a roasty malt, with some dark fruits and yeast also picking up some metallic in the taste. Nice palate...cant pick up much of a 8.5% at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Great dark color with greeeeat head. Cinnamon, orange licorice taste - but its too orange for my taste. (re-rated 2012) Now - no orange, but more traditionally raisin flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
IvanLauridsen (32) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
botlle, head large light brown, lacing excellent. Sweet with medium bitterness. Poured deep red

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
big bottle xmas gift from kirk82. deep brown with a billowing beige head. spicy gingerbread nose; frosking, cake on the nose. alcohol well hideen in the body, slightly sweet, quick finish. an easygoing, enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (4059) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Pours brown with an off white head. Sweet with medium bitterness. Aromas of yeast, banana, orange, malts and plum/prunes. Full bodied. Mellow bitter finish, with some alcohol. Quite nice.

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