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

bottled
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RATINGS: 914   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.


4.1
   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 (2966) - 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 (3640) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2005
Brown colour with a big beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of yeast, spices and alcohol. Very carbonated. Sweet aroma with notes of dried fruit and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2005
Clear brown with some ruby notes when held to light. Lasting small-medium tan head. Big prune aroma, with some spicy notes. Bit of a let down with the flavour. Mildly sweet with some fruity notes and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Great nose, inoffensive flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2005
Dark amber color, mildly cloudy appearance. Little beige head. Sweet, caramel, toffee, chocolate and malty aroma, excellent one. Mild alcohol in aroma too. Flavor is nice one too:starts with sweet caramel and chocolate, ends with medium alcohol and dry mouthfeel. Caramel lasts with alcohol. Nicely crispy mouthfeel, full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2005
I have sat on this since early December, Last night I need to celebrate! Poured a red mahogany with large off whit head. Aroma of malts some yeast and dark fruits as well. The flavors bite my tongue as well as nestle in my nose, and bang, alcohol kicks in fast. Good Belgian strong ale.


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