Corsendonk Christmas AleCorsendonk Christmas Ale

Brouwerij Corsendonk

Oud-Turnhout, Belgium

Type of Beer: Belgian dark strong ale

ABV: 8.5%

Pours a dark caramel with ruby highlights and a light brown head that has the stamina of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Our panel experienced aromas of spiced fig, rum, plum, sherry and clove. Flavors of rum raisin, walnut, molasses toffee, black pepper, with alcohol heat finish. One taster called it a great Christmas beer, “like a boozy fruitcake.”

This beer was reviewed by John Holl, Dustan Lilas, Lee Movic and Kelsey Roth on Dec. 5, 2014, at the Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA. Photography by Peter Johnstone. Read more reviews from the tasting.