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


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RATINGS: 852   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (263) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2013
33cL. Bottle. Home. Brown unclear beer. Alive but not sparkling. Large creamy head. Caramel, alcohol, spices with red fruit and star anise notes. Sweet taste balanced with a good bitterness. Soft carbonation, warm bittersweet finish. A warming beer like all christmas beers should be (from my point of view).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (176) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
De la Saint-Feuililen noëlisée achetée au Match du coin. Bière brune bien dans la tradition : lourde en sucre en malt et en alcool; le genre qui te fait croire au ptit jésus - l’espace d’un instant - parce qu’on déchante vite à cause de cet arrière goût métallique qu’elle laisse dans la bouche. A l’attaque, elle offre pourtant ce bouquet à la fois aigre et fruité libérant des saveurs herbacée. Mais en bouche, le fruité de la St-Feuillien originale disparaît au profit d’ester alcooliques fortes accompagnées de ce biscuité moelleux sur des notes de café caramélisé. Peu amérisée. Donc, un bière sympa sauf sur la fin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (664) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Reddish brown beer with a big beige head like a decent Belgian beer always has. Aroma is rubbery anisey with herbs and spices, little sweetness. Flavor is similar with little waterness upfront. Finish has surprisingly lots of bitterness, it’s a pretty long finish. Palate is little thicker than medium and slick. Somehow still feels watery at first in the mouth. Doesn’t really taste like christmas or like a good Belgian brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - DEC 20, 2013
Sublime robe ambrée, très belle mousse, arôme fruitée mais pas trop, elle est vraiment excellente, je l ai bu en bouteille de 33cl, j en aurai bien bu plus.... Excellente bière que je recommande chaudement... Un arrêt obligatoire sur la route d une bonne voie maltée !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stephen_S (20) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Great belgium beer just in the time for the holidays. I was in Bruges, Belgium once for a few days and I went to the famous "blood chapel" that had a relic that was a piece of cloth that is believed to be stained with Jesus blood. I looked at it drunkily with admiration

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1843) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Free share from a fellow customer at Craft Beer Base a nice fruity spicy beer, very dark brown color with a definite belgian yeast flavor that was boozy even though it’s 9%-really nice stuff. Dec. 2013 - 9% bottle from Yamaichi. After bouncing around in my backpack it was a gusher. A dark mahoganey pour with a beige head similar to the Gouden Carolus Noël. A spicy fruity aroma, yeasty goodness. The taste is sweet, niscuity, bready, plums & figs but nowhere near as boozy as Gouden. Much smoother, fruity & balanced. Not boozy this time around but it could just be in comparison to the Gouden’s 10.5%...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (687) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Kaatuu tulppaaniin punertavan ruskeana ja todella runsasvaahtoisena, joka säilyy melko hyvin. Hajussa vahvimpana tuntuu belgihiivan mausteisuus, jonka tukena on marjapensaista tuntumaa ja jotain joulumaustetta (neilikka tai kardemumma tulee mieleen). Lievää leipäisyyttäkin on joukossa. Maussa on marjaista ja hieman karamellista makeutta, mausteista belgihiivaa ja hieman ruohoa ja jouluista mausteisuuttakin. Suutuntuma on melko hiilihappoinen ja suht täyteläinen. Hieman lämmittävyyttäkin tuntuu. Melko täyteläinen ja mausteinen belgiolut, joka kuitenkin jää tyylinsä parhaista. Hieman joulua on myös joukossa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdleder (170) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
75 cl. champagne flaske. Hele 9 %. Mørk rødlig farve med meget højt luftigt lysebrunt skum,. Har godt af at stå lidt i glasset, så forsvinder den lidt sprittede smag. Udemærket julebryg

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Donkerbruine kleur, dikke laag schuim. Aroma is zoet, fruitig. Smaakt erg zoet, met een stevige bittere nasmaak. Prima bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (410) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Brown with xxl head. Dark berries with some alcohol. Lasting bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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