Beer Review: Corsendonk Christmas Ale – Meh’ers gonna meh

I’ve got a bunch of f-ing Christmas beer to review, and it’s Christmas Eve already. It would have been nice had my employers taken my blogging schedule into account and stuck to their target adjournment date. Oh well. Next up, Corsendonk Christmas Ale.

Why haters gotta hate? I have encountered so much apathy about this beer. Lots of “mehs”, “ehhhs”, and “It’s OKs”. What the fuck, people? Look at it, it’s pretty. It smells nice. It tastes like gingerbread, brown sugar, bread, yeast, and a hint of dark fruit. What the hell else do y’all want in a Christmas Belgian? Are Holiday beers some kind of contest to see who can ingest the most cinnamon (which by the way is hilarious):

This thing is like 8 percent abv, but it still has delicate and beautiful flavors, is not too heavy, has no aftertaste, and has a booze presence so low you could probably even drink it at work. (Beerbecue does not generally advocate drinking at work).

Hate less. Drink more. I will get this every Christmas <shakes fist angrily>.

The Haybag: Ehh. It’s OK.

Me: Aaaaaaargh!

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5 thoughts on “Beer Review: Corsendonk Christmas Ale – Meh’ers gonna meh

  1. I actually had a “meh” reaction to this beer when I had it for the first time, but I think that’s solely a function of the fact that I had a St. Bernardus Christmas before I had the Corsendonk, and I loved the St. Bernardus beer. The Corsendonk just tasted thin and flavorless in comparison. I think perhaps if I had one of these by itself, I would have had a better reaction…

    • Thanks for coming forward as a Meh’er. I can certainly understand that reaction after a St. Bernardus Christmas. That damn, jolly-looking monk looks friendly, but he’s really just trying to ruin other Christmas beers!

      Maybe I’m over-reacting (probably). This beer isn’t going to blow any minds…I just think it deserves a little more R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

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