Corsendonk Christmas Ale | Brouwerij Corsendonk

Corsendonk Christmas AleCorsendonk Christmas Ale
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 1,214 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 11-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,615
Reviews:
608
Ratings:
1,214
Liked:
1,085
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
10.39%
Alströms:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
192
Trade:
1
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Aged for 1 year in the beer fridge.

Pours a deep red with a fizzy lingering head. Nose hints of cloves and some candy sugar. Hit on the tongue is all about the malt. Approptiately thick without being syrupy, a big plus for my tastes. Starts sweet, the candy sugar takes over, and finishes sweeter. A decadently sweet brown ale.

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A: Hazel chestnut color with depth. Khaki head is creamy and frothy. So far so good.

S: Cherry slushy, oak, burnt caramel, toast and maple.

T: Begins sweet and fruity with some serious figs, over ripe dark cherries, blueberry and raspberry. I think the next flavor I identify could be described as brown sugar bubble gum, quite nice. You can find anise, nutmeg and perhaps some coriander as well. Perhaps some lemon on the tip of the tongue too. Most of the malty backbone seems to actually be accounted for by the sugar added. Finishes with hints of apricot, peach yogurt and brown sugar.

M: Medium body, full mouthfeel with just a bit of fluffiness.

D: This beer reminds me a lot of the Delerium Noel but sort of like the less alcohol cousin. Good drinkability and not too sweet.

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Corsendonk Christmas Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 1,214 ratings
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