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

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RATINGS: 854   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulvanpelt (333) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
Aroma van suiker, mout. Licht kunstmatig. Donker amber. Licht zuur. Licht zoet. Medium body. Zacht.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3046) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
33 cl bottle. Dark yet clear red-brown pour with very thick frothy off white foam. Aroma is spicy, cinnamon, quite herbal, minty, peppermint, spicy belgian yeast. Taste is sweet, quite spicy, light metallic notes, quite grainy, caramel, pepper. Palate is med-dry, full bodied with full carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (685) - Besançon, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur brune cuivrée avec une mousse qui monte vite, en bouche les notes grillées du caramel et du café arrivent et enfin une amertume forte.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (4346) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
This one poured a light orange with a white head. Aroma was of cardboard, oxidation, booz and some dark fruits. Flavor was similar, very caramel cardboardy, lots of booze, and not really any traditional belgian characteristics at all.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltznbelg (5) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
This beer is as good as taffy. A treat each season with its mellow mouth feel and seasonal pleasure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
33cl bottle in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a ruby brown colour with a wonderful amount of white head. Very well carbonated and flavoursome. Dark fruits and liquorice dominate with quite a bitter finish. One of my favourite Christmas beers which I revisit every year. Exemplary.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1212) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Very, very enjoyable. Splendid carbonated Belgian yeast ale, and at that point is quite good. But flavored subtly with holiday spices, and that makes it great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
budedou (389) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 19, 2014
Pas exceptionnelle.... Gout réglissé, trop alcoolisé... Manque de caractère...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2290) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 9% Dark red brown colour on the body with two fingers o f thick light beige head. Okay retention, light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of spices, caramel, a bit faint ot be honest. Taste is more intense, again caramel, lots of spices and specifically anise, some herbs. Light bitterness on the aftetaste. Highly carbonated, medium thin body. Overall a good one, although I expected more.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hallstein (126) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
Very spicy, anise-ish flavor and aroma. Good carbonation. Yeasty, bubblegum’ish with a licorice flavor clearly apparent on the palate. Full-bodied good belgian beer.


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