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

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2005
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Excellent blond. Bottle conditioned hazy blond appearance persistent whitish head. Spice, honey, vanilla, lemon, pepper, yeast all meld together nicely in aroma. More complex than your average blond.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Cloudy golden colour. Peppery, slightly spicy flavour. Aniseed in aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) In my original version simply known as "St. Feuillien" (the "Brune" and "Triple" came later. Pale golden with a huge head. Very soft and rounded body with just the right touch of hops in the dry finish. 100496

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2005
a sim rate: (on tap) This beer looks as appetizing as a blonde beer ever does! Floral scent which mingles with sweetness once in your mouth.The palate is full and it’s easy-drinking. There’s a perfumy flavour in the aftertaste, but not in a bad way. It’s a delightful beer and smooth as ever on tap!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is very appealing and enjoyable, I can smell fruits, hops, yeast, bread and spices. The flavor is very enjoyable with a decent level of complexity, there’s hops, fruits, spices, yeast and bread, the finish is mild and bitter. Medium to full body, the texture is very smooth and confortable, the carbonation is lively. I’m very surprised and blown away by this beer, it’s very good, very well made.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2005
Light yellow color, cloudy appearance. Lively carbonation. Medium sized white head. Spicy, fruity, basic Belgian aroma with hints of licorice. Medium bodied. Strong alcohol in flavor with strong spices and mild fruits. Alcohol lasts strongly in aftertaste. Too alcoholic for my taste, aroma is nice with mild licorice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8235) - 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 (4673) - 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.


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