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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 644   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Foam exploded out of the bottle, and the glass foamed over when I first poured, filling the air with a strong chocolate aroma. Flavor dominated by chocolate and nuts, and maybe some raisins, like a good candy bar, but with just a touch of espresso to round it out. After all that commotion when I opened the bottle, the beer itself is rather low in carbonation. Excellent, much like a Tootsie Roll in a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2002
Chocolate coloured, filled with particles. Very malty (too malty), chocolate, raisin, caramel taste. Creamy, almost slimey mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5604) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 7, 2002
Deep red color but weak head, caramel and bisquit in aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2002
A bitter-sweet symphony of a beer! This may be ’brune by numbers’ but it is still impressive, anyway.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Rerate: A bit of smoke in some of these beers; the Bretty nose and slight fruity hop and yeast charateristics shine at 60 deg. A world beater, IMO. Has fresh nut meat components. Original: 2/20/2002: Perhaps my favorite brew yet. The aromas of malt, wood, chocolate and some fruitiness (not as much as I anticipated) were outstanding. As others have mentioned, it is very effervescent, almost too much, and thinner than expected. I haven't liked that in some dubbels, but it works here although the palate rating drops a hair. The finish is very long, dry, fruity but also quite bitter, at the same time, and all in a good way. Middle is fruity as it warms, but not overly so. No sign of pepperiness in the finish or middle, but some noticeable alcohol burn at the end...just enough, really. A very refreshing beverage.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2002
The combination of double features as caramel and malts, and some fruity elements, is extraordinary. Im not a fan of those fruity elements, but this St Feuillien Brune makes it hell of a worthwhile!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2002
A deep, dark, cloudy brown/copper. Thin white head with thick lace. Aroma is staggering. Nuts, wood maybe,liquorice, fruit and malt. Very lively in the mouth. Palate full of malt complexities, caramel, nuts and spices, maybe citic fruitiness going on. Slighty bitter in the finish. Loaded with flavor and class. An awesome brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2445) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Flowery/fruity/nutty/hoppy aroma, huge off tan cream head that clings to glass like a champ. Very effervescent mouthfeel, the middle is light ans soft, the finish becomes nutty, semi-bitter and semi-dry. This beer would go oh so well with many, many fine dishes. Another 'standout' from one of my favorite breweries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2001
Light brown medium persistant head of foam on a red copper-brown brew, with many fine bubbles. Good fine hoppy-malty nose with youthful fruit. Foamy mellowness in the mouth, with low-level but good hops and malt. A very decent brew, medium-long aftertaste but with excellent balance and body. Good, well-balanced beer with quite some character, another good one!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Toiletduck (20) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 21, 2001
I was itching for a World Wide Stout to wash down my food, but to my dismay, Monks didn’t have it that night. My homey Fishman, recognizing the sheer angst across my brow, recommended this Brown and I must say it was quite delicious. Nice head, a pleasant malty flavor and subtle hints of caramel made me forget about my lust after Dogfish Head for a while.


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