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

bottled
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RATINGS: 734   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.


3.3
   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. Iím 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 (7054) - 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 (1022) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
On draft at Zenoís, 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 (16837) - 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 itís a fairly normal brune

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2007
Found a four-year old bottle (Jan. 2003) and couldnít 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2007
The aroma and taste has the definitive malts taste plus presence of dark fruits. Yet, its got a very mild wild yeasty taste that leave a mild tart after thought. The beer has well carbonation through out the entire session.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2007
The aroma has dark fruits like plums and raisins along with yeast, brown sugar, and malt. The appearance is deep amber with a three finger head. The flavor is lie the aroma but quite astringent. The palate is thin with a dry finish for a Belgian. Overall itís a nice beer but not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a huge foamy off-white head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with great caramel Belgian malt is very enticing. Taste is a great mix between some candi sugar, Belgian malt and bready yeast. Body is quite full with no alcohol being discernable. Creamy texture is also quite enjoyable. Overall, this was a well done abbey dubbel with great drinkability characteristics.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Bottle (Per). Clear brown - offwhite head. Raisins, malty, sweetness, chokolate, caramel, yeasty, licorice, fruity. Light hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy brown with a tanned head. Sweet with flavors of dark fruits. Slight earthy notes. Slightly vinous and sour towards the end. Sweet and somewhat dry finish.


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