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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

888 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 56
Gots: 58 | 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 mverity
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

'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.

mverity, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of rdoggg
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

rdoggg, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of tigerbeer90
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tigerbeer90, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Liberatiscioli
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Liberatiscioli, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mychalg9, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of cw13
4/5  rDev -3.8%

cw13, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of timoteo833
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

timoteo833, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
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.

buschbeer, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

campfirebrew, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of brewskifan55
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.

brewskifan55, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

AngusOg, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

RochefortChris, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of RRC03
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

RRC03, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of jdash3d
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

jdash3d, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

amstokesdb9, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of mizx
4/5  rDev -3.8%

mizx, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Plissken
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Plissken, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of SteveLimoncello
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

SteveLimoncello, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of adamguillette
1.25/5  rDev -70%

adamguillette, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of BigMarty1980
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

BigMarty1980, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Boone757, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

ShanePB, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
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!

BlurryVisi0n, Dec 20, 2013
Corsendonk Christmas Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
93 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.