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


on tap

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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 14/20
NosirIwont (2202) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours golden red/brown with a big beige/brown head. Complex aroma; sweetish and spicy with notes of plums, apple and candy. Flavour resembles the aroma with sweetness and spicyness. Finish has alcohol and a medium bitterness, as well as slight notes of apple. Okay, but it gets a bit cloying. 17-01-06.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2 year old bottle: Nutmeg, orange peel and herbal notes over a heavy malty background; substantial toffee and dark fruit flavors, chocolate, coffee, grape, and cola hints; not overly spiced with nutmeg and allspice; some balance bittering in the finish; creamy, moderate body. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Murky orange-brown body, medium/thick light tan head. Complex aroma of toffee, cinnamon, caramel, dark fruits, perfume and flower petals. Soft, delicate, and sweet. The flavor begins with spiced apples and apple skin, leading to dark candies and cherry. Subdued alcohol. Very rich and complex, dense and filling. A good dessert beer. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4187) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle, at home. Brown with a large light brown head, almost diminishing, good lacings. Aroma heavy malty (sweet brown fruits, roasted, brown sugar, spices), light hoppy and yeasty. Flavor heavy sweet, light to moderate bitter/spicy. Medium to full body, creamy, soft carbonated. The strength is not felt. A real Christmas ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2006
12.26.05 One pint, 9.4 fl oz (750 mL) brown bottle purchased from Armanetti’s, Mundelein, IL. 2005 vintage. Clear amber hued ale having a small diminishing off-white head with space lacing. Soft carbonation. Spice and toffee aromas. Medium bodied that starts dry with light malt sweetness, spice and toffee flavors. Finishes dry with light malt aftertaste. A very good drinkable malty Belgium winter brew enjoyed with family during the 2005 Christmas holiday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
Hazy dark brown ale with a thin moka head. Sweet candy malt with orange peels, coriander, cardamom, rich aroma. Rich malt in mouth, with nice classy hops, licorice, coriander, chocolate. Very rich bodied with smooth warming alcohol finish. Merci Chris. Shared with Chris, and Mike, November, 2005.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Pours murky brown with a nice creamy tan head. Musky sweet aroma with some plum and alcohol. Flavor is full of dark fruit with some cocoa and caramel. Finishes long and spicy. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2006
750ml - 2005 - Aroma is spicy, malty, fruity with strawberry, cranberry, raisin. Pours dark brown with nice medium head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with the alcohol becoming a factor. Palate is creamy and smooth. Quite tasty and a little time might mellow the alcohol and spice to be even better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (683) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Bottled. Redbrown in colour with a small tan head. It has an aroma that is Fruity with plum and raisins. It’s flavour is fruity with dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Draft. Poured a medium brown with a thick tan head. The aroma was tantalizing with sweet spices and fruits. The taste is really smooth, way too smooth to be 9% abv. Sweet fruits and winter spices dominate the flavor. An excellent beer!

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