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Corsendonk "Christmas Ale"

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Corsendonk "Christmas Ale"
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Strong Dark Abbey-style Ale - Belgium / Seasonal
$9 / 24 oz.
8.5 per cent ABV

A handful of Belgian Trappist monasteries have preserved a medieval approach of brewing into the modern day, and have inspired brewers of "Abbey-Style" ales in Belgium and beyond.  Corsendonk is a classic example, and their seasonal Christmas Ale is a divine inspiration, one of the finest winter ales of all time.  Rich and dark-hued, this well-crafted beer is potent, but still eminently drinkable on a chilly mid-winter night.  As it pours, heady aromas of dessert spices emerge with graceful notes of floral hops, star anise and coriander.  Beers like this are heaven-sent, or as Benjamin Franklin put it, "... proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."


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