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RATINGS: 1388   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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2.7
SirLimpsalot (4162) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2016
@ Basunen 16-11-19: riktig tråkig öl. Små toner av kryddor och lite kola, annars inget.

3.6
Rubin77 (2043) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2016
F: huge, brownish, good retention. C: dark brown, red against the light, opaque. A: malty, spicy, brown sugar, dark fruits, toffee, dark caramel, yeast. T: malty, toffee, hint of chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits, liquorice, spicy, medium to full body, good carbonation, good one, 25cl bottle from Carrefour in Etterbeek in Brussels.

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nutjes (872) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2016
25cl-fles op Mario’s kersbierentasting in de tennisclub te Ieper. U: Helder kastanjebruin met lichtbruine schuimkraag. G: Karamel, gedroogd fruit, veel sinaasappelschil, kruidnagel en wat koriander. S: Zoet met een bittertje. Opnieuw domineren karamel en sinaasappelschil het pallet. Ook zeer alcoholisch. Er valt ook kruidnagel, gedroogde pruimen en chocolade waar te nemen. Is niet meteen in balans. M: Niet echt volmondig met een carbonatie aan de sterke kant.

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fiery_1 (927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
250ml bottle @ home. Bottled 2003.08.29. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose of caramel and some Christmas spices. Flavour is caramel, brown sugar, light chocolate. Overall this is a very smooth ale, a great sipper... thinking I should have kept this for a Christmas Day beverage. Thank you Alex for the bottle!

3.6
klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - OCT 6, 2016
Pours dark purple, slightly clear, with muddy yeasty bottom and with beige foamy head. Aroma: Toffee, hint of caramel, candy, dried fruits, leather...flavor: very similar to aroma, with spicy, floral note of hops. Finish is dry, slightly spicy bitter. Body is medium, texture soft, carbontion medium to full.

3.6
mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
25cl bottle. Dark ruby-brown pour with a tan head that gives way to a sticky lacing.Smells like dried fruit, coffee, chocolate, toffee, red grapes, copper. The taste follows the same notes, bitter-sweet leaning towards sweet, with a medium body, soft carbonation and a sticky sweet aftertaste.

4.1
partchapol (126) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Smell of malt, dark fruit, lemon, sugar. Come in dark red clear with thin creamy crown. Taste well, fresh, right carbonated, somewhat light body. Could take as slightly bland. Taste of fruit, malt, airly. Right texture. Pretty good, easy drink overall

3.1
benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Has an aroma of grassy hops, fruit, and barrel aging, and as I sip I taste caramel malt; the taste has average sweetness and bitterness, but no sour; generally a decent beer (this bottle was old, so perhaps it’s not in best condition).

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donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - APR 30, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle to wine glass reddish brown, clear, medium tan head quickly head goes away Nose: malty with a hint of beries drink: berries come out tasty, medium bitter lively carbonation very good beer ok to repeat, look for Drank: April 30, 2016

3.9
Stuedmaster (351) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2016
750 ml. bottle , marked best before Aug 17, 2018, from Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido for half off. Pour is dark ruby red with a decent tan head. Aroma of plum, sugar syrup, port, cherry, raisin, spices. You could call it plum holiday beer and it would be accurate. Malt forward but not too sweet, light bitter and slight sour. Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, sweet/sour finish, slight smoke.


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