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RATINGS: 1363   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.

Editors note: Sold as both Corsendonk Christmas Ale and as Kings Blue in Norway.

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3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thiesen (178) - Copenhagen, - NOV 2, 2012
Malty, sweet, tart and some more fresh fruit as well. Licorice and some spices. dark brown, small white foam.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erling1000 (628) - - NOV 24, 2016
A belgian, brown X-mas Ale with high, light brown head. Aroma is caramel, light roasted malt, light raisins, light spices. Taste is sweet and finishes bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1774) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Pours a clear, dark, ruby-brown with a light tan, clingy head. Unique nose. Weeds, garden vine, sweet, pull candy, custard. Moderately viscous with a moderate crispness. The flavors follow the nose.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (3841) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2016
@ Basunen 16-11-19: riktig trkig l. Sm toner av kryddor och lite kola, annars inget.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1251) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nutjes (417) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2016
25cl-fles op Marios 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiery_1 (352) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (1103) - - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1823) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (99) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benfergy (247) - 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 its not in best condition).


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