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

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RATINGS: 868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3745) - Tours (and Paris), - JAN 20, 2013
Copper brown body and yellowish kaki head. Lots of spices, cinnamon, red apple, clove and sweet crusty bread. Lively carbonation, sweet start but more roasted malts and bitterness later on. Warming body, ending not too long but rich in flavour. Very refined and just enough spice. Tasty for for sure, although it could even be richer. (33cl bottle from Cave Gambrinus)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (181) - Tienen, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Brown Reddish with a firm head. Roasted malts, burnt caramel, spices, dark fruits, a hint of Amaretto even maraschino cherries. Full body and long finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1125) - - NOV 16, 2014
Brown color with medium head. Aroma is dark fruits, some spices. Flavor is malt, bit sweet, spices. Nice XMAS beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1325) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
Kobber klar skum hvid Anis humle citrus gær neikller Bitter lidt sød moderate Cremet blød @fox fad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstevens (4) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
Belle couleur ambrée, belle mousse jaune et généreuse, arômes pain d’épices allongés d’une touche de réglisse, notes de pruneaux et de figues baignées dans une très douce amertume en fin de bouche...joyeux Noël

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
La classica birra di Natale. Una strong ale molto carica. Di colore ambrato-ramato scuro, con ottima schiuma fine e persistente, sentori fruttati con retrogusto leggermente speziato

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (431) - LATVIA - NOV 11, 2014
Dark brown with small yellow head. Licorice aroma. Dry taste with caramel bitterness and good (enough, but not too much) licorice notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CPH2200 (295) - DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 75 cl bottle 9.0% abv. Sweet spicy aroma and heavy carbonation. Taste has caramel and orange and spicy notes. This is a great Xmas ale indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (545) - SERBIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour ot dark amber color with medium white head.On the nose apple.Taste and aroma of apple, pear, caramel, cinnamon, camimile and lots of spices.Very interesting christmas.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LasseVPedersen (265) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. Pours dark ruby amber color, towards brown, with a big, foamy, dense beige head. Strong, good retention and lacings. Rich aroma, dark fruits, raisin, prune, figs, Belgium yeast, bread, cola, spices, cloves, herbal hops and earthiness. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet, spices, dark fruits, prune and figs, malty, lots of earthy herbal hops along Belgian yeast. Brown, candy sugar and anise as well. Med-full bodied character and richness. Alcohol very well hidden, understated and mostly explicit in its warming present as it ends in a slight dry matter. Delightful strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1145) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared magnum bottle at RB/HD at Tau 18.10.14. Unclear copper colour. Persistent beige head. Aroma of spices and star anis Similar taste, with caramel abd sweet malt.


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