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Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Le Roeulx, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brown ale has a marked ruby brown colour with a generous and lasting head. It has a distinctive aroma reflecting the wide range of ingredients used in its production. The fruitiness resulting from its fermentation blends harmoniously with a dominant liquorice and caramel flavour. The body is decidedly malty. The bitterness is the result of a complex alchemy between the fine hops and special malts used. These give St Feuillien Brune a typical dark chocolate appearance.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2007
Bottled. Pours hazy brown with a beige head. aroma is sweet and yeast. Taste is fruity, caramel, brown sugar and roasted malt. Nice mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 God belgisk rødbrun klar ale, som har en god balance med den belgiske gær. Duften er dog som en classic med noter af karamel. Alcohollen er dog (for) meget tydelig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7610) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2007
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with huge, frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dark fruit, prunes, dried figs, raisins, chocolate and dark rye bread. Malty, slightly burnt taste with dark/dried fruit, prunes and chocolate fudge. Slightly vinous finish with warming alcohol sweetness and spicy hops. Very solid and reliable abbey dubbel. A school book example. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (752) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
The color is brown with very little head. It has a rich caramel aroma. The taste is sweet toffee and spicies, with just a bit of bitterness, no aftertaste.I had this beer at L’Autre Oeil.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear brown with little red shine and a beige head. Aroma malts, yeasts. Medium body. Taste caramel, roasted malts, hops, sweet and a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2007
75 cl. bottle from the supermarket. Poured a dark and cloudy reddish brown with an almond colored head. Aroma dominated by an oaky/alcohol sherry character, with molasses, dark coffee and chocolate notes. Sweet malty (molasses, coffee) and some earthy flavors, with an underlying alcohol warmth. I’m surprised here by what I perceived as strong alcohol notes considering that the ABV is listed at only 7.5%. Kind of a thin mouthfeel, especially on the first pour, which leads to a disappointing finish given the predominantly malty flavors. Overly sweet maltiness without any real complexity to make it interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6898) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 11.2 oz bottle - part of a 3-pak which includes a nice glass. Dark brown pour, silky khaki-colored head. Toffee, chocolate in the aroma. Some raisins, baked brown bread, toffee and chocolate all swirled around together nicely in the flavor. Only gets better as it warms. Thickish, creamy mouthfeel. Satisfying - very solid Belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (996) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
On draft at Zeno’s, Penn State. Pours deep brown with fizzy white head. Very sweet, brown sugary flavor. Tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
33cl bottle from Noel Cuveliers. Hazy red/russet colour with lasting thin beige head. Slightly yeast/sour aroma. Turns into a brown beer in the mouth, malty and then more sourness on finish. Other than that it’s a fairly normal brune

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1437) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2007
Found a four-year old bottle (Jan. 2003) and couldn’t resist opening it last night. It was gorgeous. Ruddy-dark brown color with thick, dark-beige and lasting head. Still well carbonated. Smells of brandy and roasted malt, light chocolate. Flavor was still balanced with dark-malty hops, sweetish caramel, and alcohol only in the background. Awesome flavor, spicy with some raisin and gingerbread cookie. Gently dry and still pretty lively. Should have done a side-by-side with a new one. Next time, next time. This is still an underrated brewery that makes excellent versions of the classic Belgian styles.


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