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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 849   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1459) - 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 (1949) - 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 (301) - 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 (918) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suedehead288 (255) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
2013.12 - met dank aan Klaas - bruinrood bier, schuim was bij ’tasting’ reeds verdwenen - zowel neus als mond : zoete porto.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
1,5L bottle, THX Klaas for the glass. Expired 2012 APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, no foam. NOSE: caramel, little oxidated, some port. TASTE: caramel, little oxidated, quite some port. Very decently aged!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at xmas tasting. Ruby, liquorice and spices on nose, sweet, bit fizzy, aniseed, caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (436) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from Fleggaard, Harrislee. Dark amber colour with an off-white presistent head. Sweet roasted malts, yeasts, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, some spices. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Good warm finish. Great Belgium Christmas beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Ruby crown, clear, emitting a fireside warmth, large foamy beige head; aroma is sticky sweet malts; taste is malty, both toffeeish and sweet yet toasty too; the Christmas spices are present but subtle; the alcohol gives it a lovely warmth; slightly bitter with a clear dry finish; really good festive fare.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (415) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 28, 2013
Clear dark amber, cappuccino head. Aroma honey, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Taste sweet, roasted cereals, some caramel, liquorice, spices.


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