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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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RATINGS: 850   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (629) - 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.

4.3
   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 !!

4.2
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1572) - 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%...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (675) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdleder (162) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdwinLitzau (319) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Donkerbruine kleur, dikke laag schuim. Aroma is zoet, fruitig. Smaakt erg zoet, met een stevige bittere nasmaak. Prima bier.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (371) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Brown with xxl head. Dark berries with some alcohol. Lasting bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nittoh (13) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2013
Phenolic, spicy aroma. Amber color, head is huge. Sweet. Spicy flavor is dominant. Sweet finish. Medium-full body and alcoholic character. A little bit hot. Sweet spicy Belgian ale. Too sweetness destroys total balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (420) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013
From tap @ Delirium. chestnut brown with a copper glance, brown head. Nose : anice/black candy (zwarte rek) are dominating. Taste is very much to do about spices. Body is sweet, got some slightly metallic in the finish. Overall a very wam winter beer, alcohol is delicate, but gives a very long lasting effect. Alas the beer is a bit dominated by those spices in both nose and taste, not really my thing but besides of that a nice beer (once you can get over the spcies bombing)


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