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RATINGS: 1387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours a nice clear dark brown burgundy color with a large amount of froathy manilla head. Aroma is a little flat: slightly sweet, mellow yeast and spices, raisins, and slight sour orange scent. Flavor is sour, bananna, sour grapes, coriander with a smooth malty finish. Overall, I thought it could have been better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
Big fluffy, lasting pillow head. Gentle spice aroma. Full body, touch of sourness, warm malty flavour. Silky, malty but not a lot of special in it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Pillowy lasting small head. Bronze coloring. Yeasty spicey and slightly malty. It has a spicey bubbly finish. Available at Colonial Spirits in North Acton.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2005
Average off white head. strong herby aroma, hints of alcohol, fruit (banana). Full body, creamy, with a light bitter finish. sweet and bitter. Nice Christmas Ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Bottle 2005. White head. Very dark brown, Scent of oranges. Coriander, liqorice. Sweet long aftertaste. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 this IS silky smooth. Drinks very light for a darker brew. VERY nice long lingering finish just as the commerical description promises. Malty and just plain good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6753) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005
Full taste, nice bitterness in the finish. A proper Belgian ale, though not particularly Christmas-oriented except in the packaging. Quite similar to Delirium Christmas.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2005
Light brown, big, stable beige head.aroma is dominated by caramel. Flavour is caramel and fruits. Well-balanced, but a definite emphasis on sweetness. Creamy texture, medium body. A very pleasant, rich and sweet winter beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Looks great, with a lush, full-frothy head, very dark brown body. The aroma is very full and spicy, lightly fruited with dates and figs, hints of cherry, and it is slightly sour. The flavor is very much characteristic of the aroma: fruits, sweet and sour. This beer is an interesting take on the BSA - maybe a little too sweet and a little less spicy than most, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Dark burgundy color, with huge, foamy head that dissipates quickly - aroma of brown sugar, spice and gingerbread (quite christmas-like) - tastes like a very yeasty version of anchor OSA, with less spice/nutmeg presence - slightly tart toward the end, cutting some of the sticky, cookie-like malt flavors - there are many better chirstmas beers.


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