1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Corsendonk Christmas Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

Not Rated.
Corsendonk Christmas AleCorsendonk Christmas Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

894 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 894
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 58
Gots: 61 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Corsendonk Christmas Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 894 | Reviews: 535 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev -3.8%

VeganUndead, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of DeanCHS1980
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

DeanCHS1980, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Lazaro
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Lazaro, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Lehighace06, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Jah_Json
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Jah_Json, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a chalice.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark crimson color with a little vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Spicy yeast, clove, caramel, raisins, prunes, figs, sweetness, cherry, toffee, belgian candy, and a little orange.

Taste: This beer tastes as good as it smells. A little booze too folks.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium to full bodied, a little booze, medium carbonation, a little dry, a little chewy, and quite the sipper.

Overall: You can't go wrong. Corsendonk comes through as top notch once again.

Flounder57, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Xandrose
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Xandrose, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Goldndomer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of msquared36
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Muddy/dirty water appearance. Only real negative with the beer. Retains foam with moderate lacing left on glass.

Weak scent. Noticeable scent is sweet and fruity.

Well balanced and refreshing. Plum and bread at first. Finishes with moderate sweetness. Just bitter enough to counter the sweetness.

Smooth and syrupy with champaign like carbonation.

Very good beer. Comforting christmas ale without overpowering spice.

msquared36, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Zekenyce, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Damian74Shensky, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of brandonkr
4/5  rDev -3.8%

brandonkr, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dated 17.07.16 - a best by date I assume.

A: Pours dark brown with an extremely effervescent and tall light brown head. Head fades very slowly with a big island of foam sticking around. Light fluffy chunks of lacing everywhere.

S: Smells mostly like a typical fruity BSDA. Lots of dark fruits like raisin, prunes, and grapes. Quite a bit of brown sugar sweetening it up too. Might be just a hint of nutmeg but I think it's the power of suggestion. Light cloves.

T: Loads of sweet sweet belgian candi sugar with loads of dark fruit. Candied dark fruit everywhere. Brown sugar. Has almost a cola-like character. Really kinda tastes like coke with dark fruits in it. Some light spices in the middle, cinnamon and maybe even a little nutmeg? Light cloves follow. Lightly spicy aftertaste with more dried dark fruits lingering.

M: Medium heavy - smooth and sweet.

O: This is one hell of a nice brew. Perhaps the best belgian christmas ale ever. Spices aren't out of control like most, they just provide a nice layer of complexity. Loads of awesome belgian candi sugar everywhere. Great complexity and balance. Drinkability is great as well. My only nitpicking is sometimes I get a plasticky taste in the aftertaste. It's sorta random. Maybe I should stop eating bubblewrap.

Dope, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of 773-F-I-B
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

773-F-I-B, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Hallertau
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Hallertau, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Griggsy
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Griggsy, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev -3.8%

richkrull, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of jaltland
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jaltland, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ZEB89, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of squack
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

squack, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of DLS168
4/5  rDev -3.8%

DLS168, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of bb10k
5/5  rDev +20.2%

bb10k, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of jackrodgers77
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jackrodgers77, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Saind
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of dth4lf
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

dth4lf, Jan 05, 2014
Corsendonk Christmas Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
93 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.