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

bottled
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RATINGS: 908   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2005
750 ml bottle date 28 07 06 Deep mahogany pour holds up a firm thick off white head. Easily laces the glass while giving off a heavy complex aroma of malt, yeast, dough and fruit. Alcohol too. Smooth and light on the tongue but in no way thin or watery. The flavor has a light sweetness, very little bitterness yet remains complex and satisfying. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
2004 750ml bottle:pours a deep ruby red with a nice light brown lumpy head.lots of yeast,bread,and fruit in the aroma.the first sip gave me a complex blend of yeast,pears,apples,malts,and oranges.the mouthfeel was a tiny bit acidic and a little watery.although i must say the complexity of the palate is delightful.this is a very fruity and tastey b.s.a.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9036) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
Had the bomber with friends. It was a close runner-up among four good xmas beers on March 25. Nicely carbonated, dark brown, nutmeg and some cinammon, maybe a tad of cardomon and vanilla. Wonderful with chocaloate. A crowd pleaser find from Cellars new store in Fort Lauderdale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davolina (19) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
Nice heavy dark brown colour, sweet aroma, nice smooth caramel taste, with a bit spice..lovely aftertaste that stays with you for quite a long time.. Me like.. alot!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2005
The beer abandons the 750ml brown corked bottle a deep clear brow with a magisterial creamy tan head that slowly fades leaving a satin sheet of lace to coat the glass. Nose has a sweet fruit aroma with hints of spice, light sweet milk chocolate comes to mind, fresh and pleasing; start is somewhat sweet with a potent malt profile and a middling top. Finish is strikingly acidic with a definite hop spicy bite, tart and tingly, very dry and the 9 percent ABV shows in the finish and aftertaste, a delightful beer that I liked.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
good spicy a litle bit and a bit too of dry grape taste its a good beer but i wouldnt want to buy some more

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
Aroma:Plums,alcohol and sugar... Appearance:Dark brown small head... Flavor:Sugar,caramel and barly cnady...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Chocolate, spices, marzipan, cherries and bitter orange in the aroma. Opaque ruby brown with shy, off-white head that recedes to ring. Nutty chocolate flavour with fair spiciness and a very present fruitiness. Moderate carbonation with medium-full body that fills the mouth nicely. Bottle sampled at the Voyager par des Papilles group tasting Feb-05.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
Pours a ruby color with no head. Very good aroma of spices, malt and alcohol. Sweet flavor of cherries, spices and alcohol. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3637) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle conditioned, at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Deep ruby red, yellow/white head and moderate condition. Sweet buttery caramel and toffee in the nose, pleasant sweet malt and gentle hop flavours in the mouth. Sweet and buttery finish with a lingering fruitiness that could almost have been bananas.


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