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

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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Brown body with a huge head. Yeast, candy sugar, toffee, and banana come through in aroma and flavor. Didnít seem as powerful or interesting as most Belgian beers Iíve had.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
A hazy amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroam is sweet with strong notes of yeast, while the flavor is dusty (probably the hops), yeasty, combined with notes of berries.
Earlier Rating: 8/27/2002 Total Score: 3.1
A dark red beer with a good head. It is very fruity in as well the aroma as the flavor - but it has a well rounded flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large beige head. Aroma of plums, chardonnay grapes, molasses, and bread. Flavor of malt, dark fruits, and spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2005
From a 750 ml bottle. huge head that will not go away. The body is dark brown and ruby with copious carbonation. The head is light tan. The aroma has some sweet pears and some earthy mushrooms. There is also a little moss and some leather. Everything is fresh smelling. The taste is rather dry pears and Macintosh apples with some light prunes. There is also carmel here. A very well doen dubbel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour with a huge brown head. Caramel malty, herbal aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/5/2005 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle. Brown colour with a big baige head. Sweet fruity plum aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Dark ruby red color with a huge frothy head. Aroma of raisins and spices. It has an apple and raisin flavor and is smooth going down.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2005
09.14.05 750ml bottle, cork says lot no. 135376. Quite clear pour, ruby-mahogany; medium, dense, lasting tan head. Very attractive. Lightly sour aromas of pear, raisin, plum. Yeasty and dusty, plus a touch vinous. Something else rich like toffee or butterscotch. flavor compliments aromas and adds some dry, bitter floral notes. Lots of toffee and brown sugar. Tobacco and milk cocoa retronasally. Thick, almost syrupy, rich and full body is wonderul. Itís not a great flavor although inasmuch as it doesnít all come to gether very well, but the components are delicious and the body is so pleasing it covers up some of the mess. Long and mild finish is mostly sweet but carries hints of those flowery hops which turn cleansingly astringent, woody. Nice stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Smells great, like crisply snapped apples. Has a huge slow dissolving head, which tastes slightly of apples, but also of something heavier and less tasty that I canít place.The beer has the same thickness, with hints of the metal bottle, but is still quite good. Can be downed quickly and effortlessly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
a sim rate: The smell and first impression of this beer is of chocolate and caramel. But thatís not the last youíre seeing of chocolate. Oh no! Full flavour. Thick. Smooth. Chocolate in the taste too. Tastes like a whole dessert in a glass. This is one of my old faves and definitely a top brune! Great creamy aftertaste that lingers like a great chocolate banquet!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2005
This beer was served too cold. Brown colour with a hint of alcohol, with a little slow disappearing browny head. Malty with spices, caramel and spices. The flavour is more fruity than expected from the aroma, with a roasty finish.


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