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


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RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (4276) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
On tap at gästgivaregården, Helsingör. Opaque black with beige head. Aroma of liquorice, bread and light solvent. Taste has liquorice, bread, light alcohol, bread and light liquorice candy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4234) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from a shop in Germany. Fruity smell with liqourice. Similar taste. Im not that fond of the liqourice but I reckon that others that do like it wil enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy ruby body with a medium beige head that holds well. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of spices, burnt toast, stewed apple and strawberry syrup. Flavour of wood, red fruits and a hint of liquorice. Medium body with a powdery texture. Light fizz. Very easy drinking for the strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (991) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma: Sharp spicy initially. Medium-light minty, licorice, pepper Appearance: Clear, brown body. Medium, tan head, fair retention Flavour: Rich malty, melanoidins, licorice. Medium sweetness. Medium-light bitterness. Dry, crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. High carbonation Overall: Very nice, but the licorice tends to be the prominent flavour. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (480) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Dark reddy brown body with a frothy tan head - very lively at first. Aroma of malt, brown sugar and sherry trifle. Good body, though no more than medium. Flavours include cherry, mulled wine, sugar and darker malts. Good, bit too sweet maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from Wholefoods Piccadilly. Pours clear reddish brown, large off white to beige foam head. Nose is caramel, malty, prune, dried fruit, spices, herby. Taste is caramel, spice, slight grape or cognac, prune, dried dark fruit. Nice spicy Christmas beer, with full flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (432) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Dark ruby, bronzy in colour, looked thick without being opaque, medium slightly tanned head, pretty good head retention. S: Cherry, molasses. T: Fig, prune, brown sugar, some cherry which faded before any sourness could kick in, something made me think of mouse. Kept the booze under wraps. M: Light texture, moderate carbonation. O: Good beer to accompany a heavy meal on a cold day, does what its supposed to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1185) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
On tap @ Café Olivier, Utrecht with Ivar. Hazy brown with a a tan head. aroma of caramel, lightly roasted malts and star anice. Taste is sweetish and the body is rather thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5979) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
330ml Bottle - Brown/red with a small head. Dried fruit, marzipan and aniseed in the aroma. Fruity taste with aniseed, liquorice and dried fruit all feature in the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joskevermeulen (23) - liedekerke, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Typisch donker kerstbier. Heerlijk van smaak. Een zware jongen maar smaakt zeker zo niet. Probeer ook de vorige jaargangen, zeker in flessen van 75cm, het bier betert met de jaren

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