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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Beers of Europe. Pleasant and not overpowering Aniseed and dried fruit aroma. Deep reddy purple colour, very effervescent with a fizzy pour. Palate is semi sweet but with a dry finish, the aniseed comes back in late on, with a warmth developing in the chest. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2881) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 10, 2014
Keg@bat
mid ruby with spicy star anise/candy sugar nose. Full bodied, spicey, sweet candy sugar, gentle carbonation, fruity rich finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - JAN 10, 2014
Came recommended by an acquaintance. 2012 vintage into tulip. Dark red, sparkling, huge foamy beige head endures. Smell - sweet malts, some cherry, sharp alcohol. Body is medium, very foamy, carbonation is quite low. Taste - mostly malts, slightly metallic, some sweet cherry towards the end but it’s toned down. Quite easy drinking for a 9% beverage, though the alcohol does show up. OK but there’s just not enough flavour for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. The aroma is mostly plum and sweetness. The taste is sweet plum, prune, pear.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yingwait (51) - - JAN 5, 2014
黑棗酒色,豐&#

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
33 cl brown wide belgian bottle, crown cap, gift from Rune, big thanks man! Light apricot coloured tart cream on the hazy amber-brown body. Very mild scents, lots of different spices, dark dried fruits. Taste; chocolate malts, spirited hops, yeast and fruits, prunes, raisins aso, spices a lot. Well bodied, alcohol as confectionery, elegant. Chocolate ending, roasted nuts, mocca, leather, spices, crispy and the bitterness is there underneath to remind me that this is a beer, not the cognac. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1728) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Reply nice ale. Pours a reddish brown. Nice aromas of raisin and dark fruit. Similar sweet flavors. Really nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2201) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Very sweet Taste a but like a bock or a less boozy barley wine. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinte (329) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle 0.75L. Hazy, deep amber body with a huge, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing. Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel) and light hoppy (orange) aroma with notes of cherries, raisins, brown sugar and some spices. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with light acidity in the finish and very light bitterness. Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
750ml bottle pours a dark copper with a tall tan head. Dark fruits and malt aroma. Taste is the same


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