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

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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
This poured a light but opaque brown with a creamy tan head. It’s got a floral hop aroma that dominates the sweet malt and plum and peach scents beneath. The spicing of this ale becomes more noticeable as you drink, neatly complementing the fruitful caramel taste. Solid, continual carbonation. The alcohol says its howdy in the finish and in the blood.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
75 cl Bottel Color - Redbrown Head - Nice Beige Aroma - Flower, Fruit, Sweet Flavor - Sweet, Complex

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - DEC 7, 2005
well carbonated, chocolate colored brew. malty nose, chewy and complex. a standard christmas brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2005
750ml bottle. Nice, big head that lasts a while. Carbonation is solid with a flavor that isn’t overwhelming for a 9% abv. Mid-brown color and a floral aroma that fulfills its promise as a tasty brew. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1185) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Sampled from wawood beer tasting. Peachy, chocolate aroma. Typical Belgian. Pretty good flavor. I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2263) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
I had this sitting in my fridge for roughly a year from a tasting I had last winter. I didn’t realize I hadn’t rated it. Caramel aroma with some spice, molasses and peach. Reddish brown body, murky, with an off-white head. Wonderfully well balanced. Alcohol well hidden. Pepper notes at mid glass. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Red brown colour, sweet aroma (caramel?), slightly hoppy bread taste, little spicy, toffee present, not too heavily bodied, lovely aftertaste. A pleasant winter brew. Bought at Beer Paradise/Estate Wine in Holstebro, Denmark.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
This beer had a pleasant appearance. It was a very carbonated beer that tasted great. This was the first beer I tried that was corked.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 Dark red-brown colour. Diminishing off white head. Aroma is caramel sweet hints of roasted. Full body, light bitter taste, little bit malty. Bitter sweet and alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Tasty, warm, strong. hints of a heated rum raisin, mixed with dark bread. Pleasurable mouthfeel, not to hot on the tongue, sits nice and heavy in the cheeks.


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