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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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3.5
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2005
amberish brown color. roasty malty taste with some dark fruits, raisins, carmel, finish is dry and spicy. not sure why i am drinking this in june, but i need to empty my fridge before i graduate college.

3.9
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Pours medium brown, with a tan head. Aromas are caramel, sweet malt, raisins, and some chocolate. Flavors are fruit, caramel, chocolate, and spices.

3.5
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Pours a semi-dark amber with a white head. Smells sweet with caramel hints, kinda spicy. Taste is very syrupy and thick, with some light spiciness, bready. Fairly simple, not impressed.

3.4
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
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
ABUSEDGOAT (2760) - 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
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle. Brown beer with a biege head. Sweet candy malt and some fruit aroma. Dark fruit flavor that’s yeasty with some malt backing. Finishes dry. Well balanced and easy to drink. Masks alcohol well.

3.6
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
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
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!


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