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

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RATINGS: 849   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Creamy tan head with mahogany body. Aroma is champagne, fruity (white grape), and malty. Taste is medium sweet, malty, and fruity, with a mild whiskey-ish finish. Creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Cuvee de Noel
Date: 12/09/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub

clear ruby red, big beige head, touch of lace, light fruity aroma, big spicy malt flavor with hints of cinamon and nutmeg, light bitter finish from the spices, settles down to be a creamy sweet and spicy beer with caramel sweetness on top of the spices,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2005
An absolutely stunning beer. Quite sweet when you first taste it, but with several undertones of cinnamon, koriander and fruityness. It has a beautiful brown/yellow head. Recommended to drink it above 5 degrees C.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 Cloudy red, brown beer with a big bubbly, off-white, short lived head. Malt, orange and berries in the aroma. Has a pleasant bitterness in the flavour with a litte metallic note, and it has way too much carbonation for my taste. One year old: More pleasant carbonation? Same aroma. Fruity, toffee, spicy flavour, in excellent balance.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
large 70cl bottle. aroma is christmas spices, orange peel, alc. appears red brown, large yellowbrown head that selttles quickly. Strong is the first word that pops up in my mind to describe this brew. sweetness, caramel, alc. chrismas spices, slight sourish orange flavor. alc is too dominant, and it feels sort of onesided. lacks finesse and depth. perhaps they sell these in different qualities, or something. i’d never rate it 3.73, it’s more like a midrange european "macro" christmas brew, than a belgian beer.(okay, belgium is in europe, but their beer is generally out of this world)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
750 ml bottle. Aroma of medium dark fruit and caramel. Brilliant ruby color with a decent tan head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Starts with a bit of heat, followed by dark berry, strong caramel, and some bitter at all points. It’s got a spicy fresh impression. It’s dry and sweet all at once. Perhaps a bit woody in the end. The bottle claims to be full of sumptious, exciting contrasts. Right on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
Brown beer with medium head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with overripe fruits and spices. Sweet taste with prunes, dates and roasted malt. Packed with christmas spices. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle. Red-brown colour, nice well lasting head. Sweet caramel and some roasted malts in the aroma. Good caramellic and malty flavour with some alcohol. Bit creamy. A really tasty Christmas brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 This is a real christmas-beer. Strong head and a magnificent golden colour. This beer is so inviting that you just need to smell and taste it. And you won´t be dissapointed. It smells and tastes just as good as it looks.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured hazy brown color with a large fizzy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was as complex modetate spicy sweet and yeast. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish with a small alcohol bite. Good brew.


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