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

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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee). Pours copper-ruby with tan head. The head stays forever. Aroma is very sweet, fruits, spices, malt. Flavor is sweet, spices, malt, fruits, plums, toffee, and some alcohol. Finish is burnt sugar bitterness with spices and some alcohol. Overall: nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2015
Old rating. Dark red brown. Anise, spice, candy sugar, caramel, booze, pretty strong bitter finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli - picked up from Beermerchants. Pours clear amber with a modest, frothy khaki head. The nose holds licorice, Belgian yeast, lightly toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with some wintery spices, more bread, light bitter leaves, berries, more licorice, plums, yeast. Full bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with notes of ripe fruits, bread, grain, faint rubber, anise. So so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4437) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1721) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1973) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (779) - NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
Rødbrun farge med beige skum. Lukter karamellmalt, krydder. Smaker også av forskjellige krydder og etterhvert også lakris. Medium fylde.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (229) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5494) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old rating, best before 24.08.08. Fruchtig-süßliches dunkles Bier. Leicht alkoholisch, klebrig-malzig, nett.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6055) - 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.


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