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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
12th June 2008. Sour molasses tinged malt with a fruity undertone. Finishes with a Belgian candy sugar dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
1,5 liter bottle: Dark amber with fine creamy head. Sweet malty & spicy notes. Ok filling body. Lively carbonated almost sparkling. Soft & smooth texture. Lasting spicy bitter finish. Very enjoyable on a cold night!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2007
250 ml bottle at home ...Nice deep red brown ...big loose foam head ... nice aromatic spicy caramel nose ... Full on fruity caramel flavour let down by a very bitter edge.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
Bottle. Dark chestnut colour. Big creamy head. Malty, sweet aroma. Malty, sweet, spicy and peppery flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle at home. Dark brown - white head. A lot of dried dark fruits (Raisins, prunes), nice hopped, sweet malty, licorice, cherry, spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2007
Bottled, 75cl champagne cork. An unclear, reddish brown beer with a tan head. Nice roasted aroma with some caramel. The roastiness is a bit toned down in the flavor, and there’s also some sugar and cellar, as well as caramel. Fullbodied, sweet mouthfeel and a nice, sweet and spiced finish. Nice one. (061229)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 Bottle. Ruby colour, no head. Red berry aroma, over carbonated in mouth. Nice red berry fruit flavour throughout this. Fairly simple but I am a sucker for that red berry taste. Re-rate, a little too boozy, but otherwise it’s a drinkable Belgian strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (11942) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2004
Bottled (BB 09/2006)
Dark brown with good cloudy brown head, some lace. Malty, ashy nose. Sweetish, fruity medium-bodied malty body. Warming aftertaste. Good dessert for christmas meal.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
Firm, yeasty-malty palate. Faintest hint of apples & cinnamon. Lacks development of malt character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
(750 ml bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a large rocky light tan head. Aroma of toffee, yeast, apples, and spices. Complex yeast and spices. Smooth, creamy palate.


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