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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

884 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 56
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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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-28-2013 00:03:42 | More by mychalg9
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cw13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-26-2013 21:23:21 | More by cw13
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timoteo833

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-26-2013 04:56:35 | More by timoteo833
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

Best before 8/1/16.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of malt and dark fruit qualities.

12-26-2013 04:19:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev 0%

750 ML bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Batch 8116
Best before end: 20/08/15
My bottle says 8.1% abv

A - It is dark amber with ruby highlights. It is capped by several inches of beige head.

S - It has a red berry, fruity smell to it. It also has a candied, sweet aroma.

T - The taste is very pleasing. It is fruity and spicy. I taste some ripe red fruit, fig, and the spiciness from the Belgian yeast.

M - It has a medium feel to it. The carbonation makes my tongue tingle.

O - I bought this last Christmas. It tastes very nice. I enjoy the fruitiness and spiciness of this beer. I really didn't expect much, and it was a wonderful surprise. I may get this again for next Christmas.

12-26-2013 00:52:18 | More by buschbeer
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-25-2013 22:42:47 | More by campfirebrew
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2013 19:32:07 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured into a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass.

A: Dark brown with a huge three (or more) finger tan head that lingered. Very thick lacing. This one makes its presence known.

S: Belgian yeast, dark fruits (featuring dates, plums and raisins). Caramel, brown sugar, cloves.

T: Follows nose with a big gingerbread presence. Cherries, too. Tastes pop up as it warms. I recommend serving it warm instead of right out of the fridge.

M: Medium to heavy with uber frothy carbonation.

O: A fine Winter Warmer. Sip slowly and enjoy the season with friends.

12-25-2013 19:04:34 | More by brewskifan55
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-25-2013 18:36:12 | More by AngusOg
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-25-2013 16:50:54 | More by RochefortChris
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-25-2013 02:31:39 | More by RRC03
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jdash3d

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-23-2013 19:06:59 | More by jdash3d
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-23-2013 04:56:08 | More by amstokesdb9
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2013 19:42:38 | More by mizx
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Plissken

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-22-2013 13:14:56 | More by Plissken
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SteveLimoncello

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-22-2013 01:04:07 | More by SteveLimoncello
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adamguillette

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -70%

12-21-2013 23:11:12 | More by adamguillette
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BigMarty1980

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +12.5%

A- A deep ruby brown color

S- Strong scents of figs & cherries. Also yeast

T- Just as it smells. Figs & Cherries. Faint trail of citrus

M-Full bodied but not too much

O- My friend has raved about this beer for years. I went to a Whole Foods that offers alcohol and I saw this on the shelf. I grabbed the 2nd to last one and I am shocked I haven't made it a point to try this sooner. This beer is amazing & upon first taste it catapulted all the way to the top of my favorites list. If you find it...TRY IT

12-21-2013 01:35:25 | More by BigMarty1980
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 19:24:36 | More by Boone757
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

12-20-2013 14:51:45 | More by ShanePB
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Brown bodied coming off with a hazy body, you also can't forget the heavy bubbles on the body which made the head rise pretty high with a vigorous pour (maybe two finger's length) dropping quickly after one sip.

Smell: easily the weakest characteristic of this beer, with light dark grape scent and maybe a really light honey tone go with is what keeps it rated this high, the scent itself is lighter than air. Comes and goes too quickly.

Taste: Strong dark fruit feels that feel a bit bitter with a yeast undertones. It's feels sweet, sour and did I mention just slightly bitter?

Mouth: Heavy carbonation, sticky.

Overall: Picked this up randomly just because I knew I never had it before and personally I think I made the right choice. Six hundredth review and I'm still craving more...Salud!

12-20-2013 07:51:01 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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einman

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 02:38:58 | More by einman
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 02:31:05 | More by kkmiller76
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spense727

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%

Appearance - Great head and lacing
Smell - Belgian, bananas, brown sugar, a bit metallic
Taste - Very tasty with a bit of spicyness, a bitmetallic in aftertaste
Mouthfeel - Very carbonated, light
Overall - Tasty, fits style very well. Very drinkable.

12-18-2013 02:01:59 | More by spense727
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -16.3%

A: light-reddish brown, upward streaming lines of carbonation; scant light brown head; light but pervasive bands of pointillist lacing
S: malty, musky, caramel
T: apple-citrus, musky caramel
M: savory, medium-bodied
O: Pretty decent, melds together well but falls a bit short of special. The savory/musky elements might appeal to some, but I'm still looking for something with a fuller body and dry.

20oz. / Snifter / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

12-17-2013 02:23:54 | More by RandomExile
Corsendonk Christmas Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
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