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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 14, 2007
murky brown color with a small tan head. yeasty aroma. flavor is nutty and dry. not a lot going on. seems more like an american brown than a belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 13, 2007
Big bottle. "St. Feuillien Brune No. 1540". Amber/brown colour with an average short lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, hops, alcohol. Bubbly champagne mouthfeel though also bit siruppy. Flavour is bitter-sweet with plenty of hops, well roasted malts, good touch of toffee. Very dry finish. Long fruity dry aftertaste. A good champagneish Abbey Dubbel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours dark amber color slightly hazy with a tall beige head. Very sweet aroma with hints of plum, caramel, liqourice, bread, and spice. Very sweet up front with a cool dry liqourice flavor blending with the melted caramel and fruity palate. Very warming and well meshed flavor. The high carbonation kept this beer alive, never feeling heavy and really kicked the spices in the arse to come say hello. The finish was dry and spicy with a long lingering sweetness into the aftertaste. Very nicely made belgian brown or dubbel or whatever it is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a nice light beige head. Rich caramel malt aroma with lots of spice and some slight roast and yeast. Caramel malt flavor with lots of licorice and some backing bitterness. Licorice lingers and lasts a long long time - too much licorice for me. Slight alcohol presence along with some plum fruitiness. This is the bottle that had it in for me. The cork wouldn’t budge and took 2 minutes of pulling to loosen it. Getting frustrated I turned to look at the top of the cork - why I don’t know. Anyway - HUGE pop and luckily just a glancing blow an inch and a half from the eye. Sheesh

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Reddish brown color. Off white/ slight rust colored foamy head. Fruit, spice, charcoal, banana, bread, nuts, licorice, anise. Fresh green fennel aroma with roasted caramel malts!! Tastes of malt, and a little corn pops. Slight bitter finish. Aroma is much more magical than the taste... Very light textured. Looks and smells were very deceiving to the taste of this bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. What an impressive head it displays, with an off-white colour to it that lasted forever. Nice lacing is left on glass. Colour was brown and slightly cloudy. Aroma is roasted, caramel, and liquorish, with a light mix of hops in there as well. Slight alcohol mouth feel giving it a nice medium body. Medium sweet flavour with a very fizzy carbonation. Finish is medium lasting and sweet. Light bitterness is reviled in the finish as the beer becomes slightly warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
750ml bottle sampled in mid-May ’06: Pours a clear mahogany ruby brown with a nicely-lacing, big off-white head. Lightly sweet, bready earthy dark caramel biscuity Belgian yeasty aroma. Body starts with a bittersweet earthy malty with some dark chocolate notes. Finishes more dry and slightly bitter. A nice abbey dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2006
Bottled. Dark brownish copper colour, mediumsized brown bubbly head. Aroma is chocolate, slight roasted malts and some flowery hops weak in the background. Flavour is roasted malts along with licorace and chocolate. Some slight hints of metal, but the metal disappears, once the beer gets a bit warmer. Long toffeeish hoppy aftertaste. Hides it’s alcohol well. A bit too biting/crispy carbonation, otherwise very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8413) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Creamy light brown head. Hazy brown body. Fresh and fruity aroma. Well rounded hoppy flavor with caramel a touch of licorice and astonishingly much carbon dioxide, alcohol contents well hidden by the carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2006
On tap at Ris Ras Filongongong, Aarhus, August 2006. Chestnut brown colour. Served way too cold, which effectively stifled the aroma and I was a bit too thirsty to nurse it until it had warmed sufficiently to display its wares. Lots of pruney fruit and fat caramel malt on the palate, with touches of liquorice. Not too sweet, with some tart notes on the finish which resulted in a relatively easy drinking beer for the strength and style. Decent but I didn’t really find anything to lift it into the realms of excellence. Perhaps the bottle I have at home will convince me otherwise when I open it.


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