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Corsendonk Christmas Ale - Brouwerij Corsendonk

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Corsendonk Christmas AleCorsendonk Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

885 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 885
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 55
Gots: 55 | 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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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-07-2014 18:20:16 | More by Damian74Shensky
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brandonkr

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-06-2014 00:39:17 | More by brandonkr
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Dope

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 06:55:09 | More by Dope
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-01-2014 11:49:33 | More by 773-F-I-B
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-01-2014 05:23:28 | More by Hallertau
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-01-2014 00:08:59 | More by Griggsy
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-20-2014 22:49:04 | More by richkrull
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2014 17:50:22 | More by jaltland
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-16-2014 00:32:47 | More by ZEB89
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squack

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-15-2014 22:32:57 | More by squack
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2014 00:33:43 | More by DLS168
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bb10k

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-11-2014 21:42:46 | More by bb10k
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-06-2014 15:44:41 | More by jackrodgers77
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Saind

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-06-2014 12:07:30 | More by Saind
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dth4lf

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-05-2014 22:43:42 | More by dth4lf
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-05-2014 18:57:51 | More by JT99125
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cburns48

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-04-2014 14:40:59 | More by cburns48
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2014 03:19:16 | More by robgage
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-02-2014 01:46:24 | More by rrski198
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-31-2013 03:06:56 | More by nmann08
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Nordicsk8er

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-31-2013 01:19:28 | More by Nordicsk8er
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mverity

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'08 and '09 bottles thanks to Masterson for bringing these. Pour a barely hazy deep brown with a faint hint of red. Nice tan collar. Almost ne head. Aroma of caramel and some faint spice. Taste is sweet caramel, tough of dirty funk and that same slight spice. '09 is slightly sweeter. Really enjoyable aftertaste. Smooth sweet and a tough of grit in the mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:55:52 | More by mverity
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rdoggg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-30-2013 02:34:48 | More by rdoggg
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tigerbeer90

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-29-2013 02:25:01 | More by tigerbeer90
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2013 02:22:01 | More by Liberatiscioli
Corsendonk Christmas Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
93 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.