Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium


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RATINGS: 926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Also sold as ’St Feuillien Spéciale’ in the USA. This beer has a generous head - compact and firm. Its slightly brown colour is the result of the roasted barley. It has a dark ruby brown colour and a very intense aroma. The aromatic herbs and spices used greatly enhance its delicious smell. This beer is full-bodied with a smoothness that is the result of the synergy of caramelized malts, carefully controlled fermentation and long cold storage. St Feuillien Cuvée de Noël has a very subtle bitterness that is the dominant flavour in this harmonious ale that strikes a perfect balance between all the different ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4304) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
On draft at Trio in Kill Devill HIlls, NC. Pours cloudy brown with a thin ecru head. Peppermint nose. Flavors of caramel and butterscotch with herbal notes. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
29.12.2014. Brown reddish. Aroma of anise, liquorice, caramel malts and dark fruits. Tastes dark fruits, liquorice, spices. Great. Less sweet version of Gouden Carolus Christmas if I recall correctly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1896) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
Rødbrun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Søtlig lukt, røde bær, fudge og krydderlukt. Fyldig øl, smaker salt lakris, anis, mørke frukter, rosin og noe fudgesmak. Kort. Sitter igjen med søtsalt ettersmak. litt oljete

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (763) - NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
Rødbrun farge med beige skum. Lukter karamellmalt, krydder. Smaker også av forskjellige krydder og etterhvert også lakris. Medium fylde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (222) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2015
Esta cerveza de Navidad tiene un color moreno y una espuma cremosa. Aroma dulce con notas de levadura, especias, hierbas, malta tostada y caramelo .Tiene un gusto poderoso. Sabor dulce y picante. Es seca al final de boca. Su volumen de alcohol es del 9 % y es refermentada en botella. Una muy buena cerveza de navidad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5340) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old rating, best before 24.08.08. Fruchtig-süßliches dunkles Bier. Leicht alkoholisch, klebrig-malzig, nett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2008 bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with beige head. The aroma is caramel and yeast. Med mouth with strong booze, yeast, candy sugar, held up well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4263) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 25, 2015
At MBR. Thanks for splitting this one, guys! Poured a daaark red body, almost blackish. Blast of mint in the aroma., sweetish, lovely peach notes, freeesh. Sweet taste, typical Belgian, but with lovely minty notes too which make it a pleasure to drink. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (822) - CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
Very cloudy brown color with red hue, average sized off white head. Aroma of overripe fruits, strawberries, malt, yeast. Full body, lively carbonation. Creamy texture. Taste is sweet with some bitter notes in finish. Very nice, actually.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 17, 2015
A classic Belgian beer seasonal! A label that reminds Christmas and Santa Claus! Reddish copper color, with a beige cream voluminous, compact and solid. A delicious aroma emerges, being well fruity with strong presence of red fruits, and malt rises as well, gently toasted caramel hops providing a special touch in a well integrated carbonation in the set. Condiments bring a special and soft touch and the medium / low bitterness is underscored by the spices. It also appears, a citrus and floral perhaps simple touch. At first sip I felt a consistent carbonation that great body, and there stands the caramel a balanced combination where the flavor is balanced with the malt, hops and fruit in the exact measure. At no time this beer proved cloying and heavy although we are in full in December, spring / summer of the tropics. A master worthy recipe this drink. The end has a long, discreet closing, tasteful, without excesses leaving a soft taste and a malt that balances the senses remaining in the aftertaste. Alcohol shown is noticeable despite its 9%! Fantastic!

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