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RATINGS: 1382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steelhead3686 (263) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a deep red with a large cream head. Very subtle aroma of citrus and spice. Mostly a medium to sweet taste. Thin texture with a light body and lively carbonation. Finish is sweet. Very different from other christmas seasonal beers. The spice is very good, but it is a bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, and spice; Nicely balanced; Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (960) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 22, 2017
750 ml. bottle from 2016. Rich toasted malt and dark fruit aromas with a touch of molasses. Murky dark brown color but nice orange/red color under bright light. Dark cherries and dates with some nutmeg and allspice mixed in the flavor. The body is quite light for what I thought it would be with a creamy texture and the alcohol seems subdued for 8.5%. Theres a touch of vanilla and cream in there too. Finishes with a little heat and a lasting dark fruit and vanilla flavor. Although all the components were very good, for some reason the overall result was somewhat less than the sum of the parts. Still a very good Christmas ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klipper13 (9) - SPAIN - JAN 22, 2017 does not count
Bought from birrabox. Pours a dark brown color with a medium head that lasts for 1,5 min. Medium carbonation. Aroma has some alcohol and a hint of citrus, not very good for me. Great body. The taste is complex, spicy. The aftertaste has some bitterness and a bit of swetness. Very good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (533) - CYPRUS - JAN 15, 2017
Slightly hazy brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma is pleasant dried fruit, some spice, orange peel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyhallmanti (356) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017
25cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a big soapy beige head which slowly recedes to a thin layer on top and leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of dark malts, spices, prunes, candy sugar, raisins, berries. Taste is fairly sweet, light bitter with a sweet and warming finish. Notes of spices, liquorice, thyme, rosemary, caramel, raisins, prunes, dark malts. Texture is creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSteveBrule (50) - - JAN 7, 2017
750 ml from Monastery Greetings (Belgian-Style Ales). Pours a dark brown with a lingering tan head. Aroma isn't pungent but still complex with spices, roasted grains, and yeast. Taste is surprisingly light for the color. Spicy with some roastiness. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent but has a long, spicy, toasty aftertaste that sticks around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattMex (14) - ITALY - JAN 7, 2017
One of the few Christmas Ale, I have found in Italy...Cereal malt and a spicy taste, are the principal caracteristics. Full body and a lightly brown color. Good!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
txspartan (1044) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (894) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3000) - 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.

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