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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2005
Pours brown with good tan head. Aromas of caramel malt and plums or raisins and holiday spices. Flavors much of the same with a little bit of cocoa as well. A little bit thinner in the palate than I was hoping for with a Christmas Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2005
the rich, smoked ruby color of thick maple syrup, but clear-- and on top it bears a heavy, slurpy head that laces in parchment colored weaves and wobbles. it smells like a mandarin orange cake with creamed nutmeg meringue-- like a load of fresh juniper berries and coriander in an old wooden chest. full bodied and sweet with the same oily citrus bitters, backed with malts that resemble mild coffee and pumpkin bread. the carbonation wore itself out quickly, so as it warmed it flowed as easily as water over smooth stones, while the alcoholic component crept inconspicuously among the dark amber shadows. if grand marinier made a beer, it might be like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2694) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2017 Brown colored, light tan head that lasts. Aroma of spice, citrus, caramel, sugar, yeast. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, lightly sugary. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle. Brown beer with a biege head. Sweet candy malt and some fruit aroma. Dark fruit flavor thats yeasty with some malt backing. Finishes dry. Well balanced and easy to drink. Masks alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Quite tasty. This beer was indeed spicy and sweet. Alcohol well masked, an enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Very clean and balance brune. Lite mouthfeel some woody and bread notes with toasted almonds and raisins. Not near one of the best Belgian Christmas beers. Just average.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2005
Very dark red, amber color.Spices, licorice, toffee, sweetness, caramel in aroma, very rich. Little beige head. Licorice, chocolate, caramel, lasting sweet chocolate in aftertaste. Mild alcohol in aroma and flavor. Somehow short ending, still excellent brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4598) - Holbk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle, at home. Dark brown. Sweet and fruity aroma, yet well balanced. Long duration.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2005
Ruby with a lasting beige head. Great aroma, some banana notes, caramel, spices. Sweetish yet balanced flavour. Banana showing up again, with toffee, plums and spices. Little bit thinner than i was hoping for in body, but still a really tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cphbeerking (154) - Kbenhavn K, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2005
A flavorful, somewhat typical warming Belgian with a healthy dose of brown sugar (or so it feels). Tasty, but not morish in the vein of real top Belgians. Still, I enjoyed it and will be back for more.


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