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RATINGS: 1383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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

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3.6
IMtheOptimator (1169) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Poured an effervescent darkruby with a small fizzy off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, cinnamon, bubble gum, chocolate, and lemon. Taste is pretty dry and consists of smoked chocolate, figs, ginger, and alcohol. Long dry and smoky finish. Body is decently full but aggressively carbonated, a bit too much for my taste. Pretty tasty and smooth Belgian. My favorites are a little less dry than this.

4.1
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Mmmm, very very tatsty. Had at Tyler’s in Carrboro. Root beerish tasting. Brownish color.

3.2
pivnizub (10612) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, thin, firm beige head, lacing; sweet-malty nose, traces of liquorice and coriander(?); sweetish, fruity start, drying out a bit and becoming slightly tart; sweet and a bit bitter flavour; short, malty finish with a distinct bitterness. O.K.

4
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Excellent beer. Nice balance between the sweet intricate malt and the sublte spice. The hops present an earthiness and zippy bitterness that reminds me of Orval.

4.3
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
On tap at Mahars. This was an amazing beer. Dark, but not too heavy on the palate, had a great belgian beer flavor with a sweet mollasses finish that really stood out, excellent.

3.2
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Clear ruby brown color with thin off white head. Smells of floral hops and anise. Anise comes out again in the flavor along with alcohol and a hint of fresh mint leaves. Alcohol flavor lingers in the nose.

3.6
joergen (28103) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear orange brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of anise, fruits and dried fruits. Fruity flavour of dried fruits, spices and anise.

3.7
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Medium-brown in color, small head. Aroma is fruity with carmel, yeast and alcohol. Slghtly sweet with multiple spices, cinammon & clove. Pretty darn good.

3.8
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Bottled. 75cl champagne-style. Red/amber in color. Dense, light tan head. Nice lacings. Aroma of christmas spices, sugar and cellar. Much the same in flavor. Long fruity bitter finish. (051126)

3.6
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2005
bottle, 1 year old. aroma: fruity(peach, pineapple), cookie dough, molasses, dark candy and syrup. taste: malty, sweet, bitterish, spicy(cinnamon, licorice), coffee and chocolate. bitter fruity finish. nice after a year!!


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