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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 925   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2005
750 ml bottle caged and corked - Pours a murky brown with a short offwhite head that dissipates quickly to a film that laces some on the way down. Aroma is yeast, caramel, apples, some cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla. Flavor is spicy as well notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, yeast and caramel can also be found in the flavor. Palate is medium bodied and smooth to drink. Not much carbonation there. Nice brew to celebrate with.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2005
red colored pour, big head that goes away quickly. malty smelling and sweet. taste is similar to that, easy drinking beer with plenty of spicies and hops and malts. a damn good beer. recommended to anyone that asks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2005
Tap @ Heidis Bier Bar. Looks almost perfect with a apperance, with a very tight and long-lasting head. Very complex taste with lots of fruits and a typical belgian beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Even nicer, then foam is just never ending. And the flavour, very spicy, and the colour very cloudy, like orange.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2005
Pours reddish-brown with light brown head. Powerful sweet aroma. Full body with the alcohol nicely balanced by sweetness and spice. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Dark copper brown, opaque body with thin, completely dissipating tan head. Hint of cramel, brown sugar, spice in the aroma. Dark fruits, warm alcohol, caramel flavor. Smooth medium palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 75 cl bottle. Yeast in bottm. Dark ruby brown colour with a great head. Aroma of candis, yeast and spice. Very nice flavour of complexity, combined with caramel and spice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Robe brune aux reflets cuivrés légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse jaunâtre épaisse et persistente. Arômes de framboise, de cerise, d’alcool et d’épices. Saveurs de cerises, d’épices, d’alcool et de liège.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1622) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle Creamy, caramel head. excellent lace. Clear, ruby body. Nose of malts: caramel, banana, .. Lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Nice beer, but definitely not extraordinary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3425) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 22, 2006 Pours red-brown with a beige head. Portlike smell. Sweet with aromas of port, prunes, cheese, alcohol and a hint of gunsmoke. Full bodied. Yeasty finish.


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