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


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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Very light brown colored head. The body is a murky medium brown color. The aroma is tart with dark cherries. There is also ginger bread, pears and cinnamon. The taste is sweet with some rich pears, cinnamon, and a little chocolate. The finish is harsh with some old chewed bubblegum. I like the start, but not the end of each sip. Still, this is a solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Brownish red color with a thick and lasting head. Aroma is sort of funny like burned spices. Dark fruits and lots of spice in the flavor with a nice bready finish. Sparkling mouthfeel. Almost no trace of alcohol. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2005
dark ruby red with a smallish head. Caramel and raisins aroma. Fruity and spicy. Sweet caramel and raisins flavours, not a lot of bitterness. Full-bodied with warming alcohol. A good winter warmer that probably gains complexity with aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2005
[bottle] Pours a nice dark brown color- head is light, white and fluffy. Aroma is strong and fruity, as is the taste. This is a fine brew, a treat for christmas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
bottle. pours a brown coloured body with a small ring of off-white head and small specks of yeast floating around. the aroma is pleasing and interesting with strong fruit notes...pear and berries, specifically. quite sweet with lots of that fruit coming through in the flavour and a soft yeasty texture. mildly tart but balanced off by the sweet pears. perhaps a little bit of bitter chocolate in the finish. very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11652) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2005
An absolutely stunning beer. Quite sweet when you first taste it, but with several undertones of cinnamon, koriander and fruityness. It has a beautiful brown/yellow head. Recommended to drink it above 5 degrees C.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 25, 2005
750ml bottle, 2004 vintage. Sweet, estery aroma, malty and spicy with notes of doughy, musty yeast, toffee, cinnamon, allspice, raisin and red apple skin. Hazy deep, dark red brown color, the ivory head lasting and thick with fairly spotty lace. Flavor profile is tangy, lightly citric and fruity to start, the midpoint seeing some gentle bitterness introduced and finishing with a blend of rich, sugary malts, berry-like fruit, orange, apricot, cookie, faint roastiness, spices and a slight alcohol presence. Nicely smooth palate, active yet mellow and warming, with a hint of acidity and a full body. Frighteningly easy to drink and very flavorful.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2128) - 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.

   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.

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