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Corsendonk Christmas Ale | Brouwerij Corsendonk

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4.14/5
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Corsendonk Christmas AleCorsendonk Christmas Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Corsendonk
Belgium
corsendonk.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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#3,567
Reviews:
625
Ratings:
1,272
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml cage and cork bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with 1-2 fingers of pale tan head. Aroma is malty - plum, brown sugar, bit of molasses, stone fruit. Taste of toffee, burnt sugar, dark fruits, some clove/all spice. Creamy mouthfeel on medium body, mild hint bitterness at finish. Very nice.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of augustgarage
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena on New Year's Day.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MNAle
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma - Raisins, caramel, brown sugar, sweet baked bread, hint of alcohol. Tall tan head, thick and creamy, falling in 5 minutes or so to a thick cap, leaving lots of lacing behind. Dark brown color, which becomes a red wine with a back light. Feel is a bit on the thin side, but soft. Taste is as the aroma, raisins, caramel, sweet malts, with spices coming through. Aftertaste remains as with the taste, and lingers of awhile. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of gobrewsome
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Genx
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep ruby red with a huge tan head that refuses to give way. Great lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruit and spices. Flavor is dark brown sugar, figs, raisins and also grapes. Feel is super smooth and creamy. Overall an outstanding ale.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OlaB
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark-brown color with a medium top of beige head that dissolves very quickly. Aroma is of dark malt,caramel,bread,raisins,plums, ginger, anis, corriander and brown sugar. The taste is sweet with notes of dark and dried fruits at the start with a nice malty back with notes of bread, caramel and spices. The finish has a slight bitterness while I also sense some notes of licorice that blends very good in. Aftertaste has a good lenght and strenght.
Mouthfeel is soft and oily with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
A very good example of a belgian christmas ale. Enjoyable and great tasting.

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Photo of steverx8
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tuowl74a
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Djoneil
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draught 8oz snifter at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore. Probably the best looking Belgian (or Belgian-inspired ale) I've encountered. Like all the Belgians I've encountered (still a fairly limited sample size) it possesses a notable nose - which in this case works for it.

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Photo of chiefz1
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmbranum
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aged 2 years, poured from a small bottle into a glass.

Extremely rich, lots of wine and raisin notes, some spices, malty but not too much. Toasty notes. Reminds a tiny bit of Aventinus surprisingly enough.

Super smooth mouth feel. Not much hops but aging might be a factor here.

Clear mahogany brown.

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Photo of corneliustoad
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle bb 22/08/20 poured into a Corsendonk tulip glass at fridge temp and allowed to warm 8.5% ABV. The beer pours medium brown in color with prolific tan colored head. The head settles to a foamy island and ring leaving spots of lacing all down the glass. The aroma reveals sweet bread, brown sugar, dark dried fruits and cherries. The taste is semisweet breads, brown sugar and dark fruits with a firm and equalizing bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with above average carbonation and a dry finish. The alcohol is very restrained and unnoticeable in aroma or taste. Overall, very good. Very well executed and balanced BSDA. Recommended, especially if the sweetness of other Belgian beers is a concern.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the swap at our Christmas party. thanks to whomever brought it. Just a hint of haze in this dark brown liquid with a feisty tan head that persists. Rich dark malts hint of oxidation some nice dark fruits bubbly mouthfeel. Pretty tasty sipper.

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Photo of Epiktetos
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shenk87
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Corsendonk Christmas Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,272 ratings