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RATINGS: 1380   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5188) - 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 (5772) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Beautiful beer, deep amber-brown and nice head. Aroma of yeast and a little spice. Taste is similar. Good, but not very christmas-ish..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a dark brown, small white head. Aroma of lemons, spice, molasses, nuts. Flavor is spicy and sweet, balanced with a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 No#51. Nice bottle which attracted annoying woman, anyway. Aroma is nicely sweet with spices dominating, decent amount of malt too. Taste is very similar with a great sweet finish. Appearance was nearly a 5 with excellent lacing. RERATE: Kulminator, 1998. It smells of age, cigar box thats well old and leather. Full body, woody, thick age. Really well aged.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Nice sudsy pour with lots of fizz out of the bottle. Spicy smoke on the nose with a hint of alcohol. Dark red to dark copper with a nice lacing head. Spice on the tip of the toungue with a fruit rasin, pepper with some sweet in the finish. Full bodied beer with a pleasant warming strength that is suprising for the smooth flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 malty earthy and musty aroma. plum, raisin , dark fruit flavor. yeast and malt finish. complex beer. reddish orange color with a tan head. slightly sugary. could use some more spices.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3890) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
Reddish brown,lasting tan head.Sweet carmel malt nose.Somewhat tinny spicy malt flavor, sweet finish. Certainly a dissappointment, possibly too old?. Faint clove presence

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2005
Drunk on a hot summer day in Belgium (they exist :). Reddish brown colour, with a brown head. Strong maltiness in the aroma, with some cherry, citrus, sugar, spices. Full bodied, with some light caramel, alcohol and apples notes added in the flavour. Aftertaste is strong malty.


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