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Corsendonk Christmas Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

970 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 69
Gots: 96 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 11-22-2001)
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Photo of MatthewWilde
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2002 (aged 9 years)

A: Very brownish red (garnet-like), strong head when poured which became a nice light head during drinking, moderate internal carbonation (even after such long aging)

S: Sweet, almost floral, definite traces of alcohol, some vanilla notes, dried fruit, cherries, not incredibly fragrant, however

T: Lightly fruity, some citrus, almost a bit creamy, nice tartness and sweetness, not very bitter at all

M: Quite light in the mouth, easy to drink even at 8.5% abv, hardly any aftertaste, doesn't wear on the mouth

O: A great all-around brew, probably a bit past its peak at this point but still delicious nonetheless

Photo of Samstronaut
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of matthewwiley
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006 vintage at Kulminator. Poured into a mini snifter. Low head and retention. Of course considering the age.  Dark, dark ruddy brown body. Aroma dominated by brown sugar, molasses, raisins, port and vanilla. Taste is malty sweet, caramel, vanilla. Low carbonation. Zero alcohol. None. This is a great example of why people have cellars. Perfect. 

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Redstar137
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Louski
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of chasesitten
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Zuidman
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ZekemusMaximus
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of chadmoe1
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Notes from 12/12/11

A -- Deep golden brown with 1" light tan head; lots of lacing

S -- Belgian fruity yeast, raisin and pear notes

T -- Toast malty goodness, fruity yeast, raisin/currant, long aftertaste

M -- Strong carb, medium body

O -- Belgian beer + Christmas! Distinct Belgian flavors (fruity yeast, smooth toasty/lightly roasted malt, warm alcohol) with spices that balance. I could drink this over and over again!

Bottle, poured in snifter glass

Photo of electtodefer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mscott1975
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bkaj21
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ThirstyTorpy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of kevgod
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is written from notes that were jotted down while drinking.

12: 11.2oz poured into a Duvel glass. Bottle lists ABV and DBD.

A: Dark brown, half-a-fingernail off white sits on top with decent lacing.

S: Malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, milk, and chocolate.

T: Dark fruit (raisin and plum), clove, orange peel, sugar, yeasty chocolate, and cake.

M: Heavy and very smooth.

O: The alcohol is blended well, it has wonderful flavor, and a great mouthfeel. Truly, this is an excellent beer and a great Christmas treat.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of EddieG28
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of nyrfan2323
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Corsendonk Christmas Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
93 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.