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RATINGS: 1385   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
txspartan (1046) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
Sweet, licorice and sadly some metal aromas. Head lasts a while with large bubbles. Dark chocolate, sweet red fruits and metal flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (899) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
L: -pours a hazy ruby red with a medium,foamy,beige head -low carbonation visible S: -Earthy,Plums,Rose Hip,Sweet,cooked Potatoes,Cherries T: -fruit Syrup.Earthy,Raisins,cooked Potatoes,Figs,Plums F: -medium to high carbonation -light to medium body -faint Alcohol noticeable O: A solid Winter Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3021) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Deep brown with a tall head. Dark, non-roasted malts, dark fruits, a healthy dose of spice but not overwhelming, sweet crystal malt, rice fig/raisin/plum finish. Hearty and well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyDeSmet (12) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2016
Medium to full bodied beer: light creamy texture, lively carbonation. Fresh, light-sour with hints of apple syrup. Well-balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (620) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 24, 2016
On tap at Crown. Pours brown with white lacing. Very malty and smooth. Bit of grape taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2353) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2016
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear dark mahogany, small dense off-white head. Sweet malty aroma, dark dried fruit, toffee and mild alcohol. Medium carbonated, medium/full bodied, sweet mouthfeel. Sweet taste, dark sugar, raisins, figs, caramel, stone fruit and brandy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (5166) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2016
Old rating rerated 24.12.2016, 0,75l bottle (best before 25.11.2014) @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, dried dark fruits, minerals, grass, caramel malts, raisins, citrus peel, fruit stones, bark. Taste is slightly fresh grassy, raisins, minerals, grass, fruit stones, almonds, nuts, hay, yeast, caramel malts, dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (992) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2016
Dark brown coulour with beige head. Aroma sugary and spicy. Taste is malty, molasse and sweets.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2016
On tap-thin lt tan-cloudy dk amber. A-soft spices, sweet med malt. T-spices-clove, sweet med malt/candi sugar, some dk fruit. A sipper.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1192) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle @ home. Ramato carico, con riflessi decisi, rosso rubino e schiuma beige fine, piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso fine e complesso. fruttato, frutta rossa sotto spirito, ciliege al liquore, speziata, di zenzero candito e coriandolo /lievemente affumicata, caramello, liquirizia e crosta di pane. Dolce amabile, fruttata, zuccherina, ricorda lo zucchero di canna grezzo con note di liquirizia e caramello, speziata, quasi citrica, tostata, lievemente acidula. corposa, non molto carbonata, calda, decisamente rotonda, vellutata la sensazione tattile. Equilibrata ed armonica,


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