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


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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Deep amber. Nose quite malty, some candy sugars, some raisin. Malty and sugary, some chocolate. Finishes with an overly strong alcohol burn, and somewhat sharply harsh as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 3, 2004
Wonderful dark bitter Abbey beer, very like paulaner Dunkel. Dark and full bodied witha huge head. Great malty flavours and a nce yeasty end to it. A great all round dark beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2519) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2004
Dark brown in colour. Aroma was malty (caramel, nuts, chocolate and butterscotch), some yeast and roasty. Flavour was slightly sweet, dark fruit, malt, brown sugar, yeast and caramel. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a yeasty, toffee bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Poured a dark hazy brown with an averaged sized off white head. Nutty, caramel, spicy and earthy aromas and tastes. Dry finish. Body was a little watery and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
Cloudy dark amber w/ ruby hue. Generous beige head. Malty (caramel, molasses, chocolate, butterscotch, licorice), yeasty (peach, banana), & fruity (raisins, plums) aroma w/ mild underlying sourness. Light, spritzy, highly carbonated feel. Fruity & malty flavour w/ a dry, peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
Brown body, good sized khaki head. Sweet malt and lots of dark fruits (fig, prunes) and very mild notes of chocolate in both the aroma and flavour. Tiniest hint of an underlying sour bitterness. Pleasant smooth mouthfeel but not too heavy. Very nice beer. Shared at Smokeless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
330ml bottle brought back from Belgium, in a Duvel glass. Very dark brown, reddish tinge. Chocolate aroma. The beer is chocolate, malt and heavy fruity. Pretty good….

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
Thanks to Doug Shoemaker for the thoughtfulness, saving a bottle at Smokeless Joe’s. Licorice in aroma of yeast along with fruit, and licorice in taste. Lace in brown appearance crowns it nicely. Malty. Tart aftertaste following hops. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2004
75cl bottle No BBD date except some cryptic code Sexy, gorgeous head giving brunette beer. Classic Belgian malt/raisin/fig/melanoidinal aroma. Smells "brown." Thickish dirty sponge sweetness leaves an odd feeling on the roof of my mouth. Iron taste? Otherwise the flavor follows the nose. Probably too much CO2. Malty, sweet beer, some English hop flavors(goldings? fuggles?) & a good dose of yeast. Greater than the sum of its parts, but not by much. Gorgeous beer, silky head & lace but marred by the over carbonated dead ladybug finish. Rich, but the iron ain’t cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2004
750 ml bottle, aged for about five years. Brown color with a very thin head. Complex and appealing aroma of toffee, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor of toffee, chocolate, candi sugar and alcohol. Light to medium body, liquorous texture, medium carbonation. It seems to be losing a bit in body but gains in complexity.

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