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RATINGS: 1387   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
phrygian68 (9) - Columbiana, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Next to the Rochefort Trappist 8 and 10 this is the best belgian dark ale that i have had! pours a dark mahogany with a nice tan 2 finger head! smell is of dark bread,apricots,raisens and figs,taste is the same with low carbonation and a smooth malty finish,wow what a great beer! cant wait till next christmas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (360) - Brugge, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2017
Pours cloudy dark brown with a lasting, foamy, beige head. The aroma contains malt, caramel, raisins, dates and other fruits, some licorice and spices. It tastes medium sweet and - in the finish - light bitter and even light sour. The alcohol is well hidden. Creamy/oily texture, light, fizzy carbonation, long finish. Reminded me a bit of Rochefort 10, though not as complex and intense, of course. I find this very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rferrey (114) - Huelva, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2017
Color marrom oscuro, aroma muy ligero que no se corresponde con el sabor, una belgian strong mas, con cuerpo medio, predominio maltoso, ligeramente acida y alcohol que se nota en garganta

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (3107) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2017
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 26/02/17 Color marron, sabor especiado, dulce, caramelo, cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - FEB 20, 2017
25cl bottle. Dark brown with nice tan head. Spices, licorice, plums and candy sugar. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (752) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2017
Enjoyable Christmas Ale. Pours a nice brown glass of ale with a malty aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2844) - 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 (981) - 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 (549) - 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 (397) - 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

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