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Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This light ale has a deep golden colour with a smooth, frothy head. It is very perfumed with an unmistakable hint of aromatic hops and a fruity (citrus) note from the spices used in production. The body has an intense yet distinctive bitterness and a strong malty taste which is a delight to the palate. The overall effect, however, is a slight dryness and hoppiness.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. Sweet clove/berry aroma. Light yellow with ample head. Sweet berry flavor with mild tannic/alcohol finish. Nice fruity belgian strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2005
good head, but a little laging in retention. The smell and taste of hops are well balanced. Nice dry palate, but a little more complexity would be fitting. Overall a rather good blonde for a rather largish brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2005
Nice aroma. The taste is damn smooth and soft. Fruity, a bit yeasty. Pleasant clean and dry palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 (Bottled, 0.33l) Slightly hazy golden, medium, creamy head (almost no yeast in this one). Mild, honey-malty aroma with some spiciness. Pale-malty, quite coriander-spicy flavor with juniper. Somewhat acidic. Medium body, quite refreshing. A well-made, crisp blonde - but not as tasty as in the bigger, more yeasty bottle. (Bottled, "Jean de Nivelles Blonde") Hazy golden color with a large, tight and pillowy head, plus lots of large, floating yeast clumps. Leaves a very thick lace into glass. Honey-fruity, dryish and yeasty aroma with bubblegum hints. Quite dry and acidic, fruity flavor with honey hints. No alcohol present. Medium-bodied with balanced, slightly foamy carbonation. A pleasant, enjoyable and refreshing, dryish blonde with some acidity and sourness.
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2003 Total Score: 4
(Bottled, 0.75l, 0.33l) Hazy, light golden color with a white, foamy and lacy, everlasting head. Mint, juniper, yeast and flowers in the very refreshing aroma. Lemony-fruity, sweetish and spicy juniper and anise flavor. Medium-bodied, slicky and sweetish palate with a high and foamy, but smooth carbonation. A crisp and refreshing, spicy and harmless summer blonde. A bit similar to Radermacher Rader Blonde.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2005
Bottle. The foam is white and rather high; the liquid is clear and pale yellow-orange-beige.

The smell got that typical sour wheat bear flavour, there are also some notes of bitter lemons, spices, some yeast and a dry bitterness.

The carbonation is very strong and bubbly, a bit short however.

The taste is sour-bitter with flavours of sweet fruit candy, some earthy yeast, and citric peels.

Quite a run of the mill blonde Belgian wheat ale. It is OK, but nothing to write home about.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
This is a good Belgian Strong Ale. Caramel, Earthy, and spicy flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1086) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2005
Draught
Most likely served too cold. Little in the way of aroma, a pleasant palate and a fruity taste. Goes down well, but not spectacular or even tasty, just bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2005
When is a St. Feuillien not a St. Feuillien? When it comes in a bottle, sized less than 1.5l (=Magnum). Mine is ’only’ 75cl., so it isn’t a St. Feuillien. Then what is it? A beer, commissioned by the St. Feuillien brewery, but brewed at Du Bocq. Unbelievable? Incroyable n’est pas Wallon. <P> White head, fast reduced to a few mm rim; clear golden beer. Glue, apple, orangezeste, candi sugar in the nose. Dry-ish initial taste, grainy and herbal. Gets more sweet subsequently, carbondioxide participates in the taste. Herbal, dry-bitterish spice flavour, not identifyable. Medium bodied, slick MF. Reasonably dry, bit gassy, though not too bad. Bit middle-of-the-road triple. I’d like to try the original.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wacher (129) - Ĺrhus C, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2005
orange uklar řl, med holdbart hvidt skum. Dufter af frugt og honning. Smagen er krydret, men ukompliceret. Svćrt at identificere specifikke smagsnoter, muligvis en anelse citrus. Bitterhed til sidst. Ikke bryggeriets bedste!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Light orange color, small fast diminishing head. Orange, yeast nose and taste. Also pine in the middle. Dusty finish.


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