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

bottled
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RATINGS: 854   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 (11450) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11158) - 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 (11055) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (10953) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Golden brown w/ thick white head. Caramel aroma. Medium mouth. VERY caramel taste with light hops, so a bit more bitter (in a nice way!) than most Christmas ales.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10929) - 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.

3.2
   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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10883) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
Tap @ Ris Ras. Murky brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, sweet, roasted malts and spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10867) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Hazy dark brown with a big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruit, yeasty and very spicy. Flavor is very sweet and light bitter. Full bodied and smooth. The finish is sweet and very spicy. Too spicy and sweet for my liking, but otherwise a great beer. 121109

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10780) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a surprisingly thin yet creamy off-white head. S: Lots of banana esters to the nose along with raisins and plums. Plenty of nice caramel and brown sugar aromas to provide sweetness and just a subtle all-spice note. T: Starts off with sweet brown sugar and caramel, and clove coming through after that. A fair amount of banana and raisins, perhaps a bit of cherries. A bit more alcohol presence that I had expected. M: The body is medium to full with a pretty high carbonation that is typical for this style. D: Not quite as good as some of the other Belgian Christmas beers, but this one was still pretty good. Would have this again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (10769) - 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)


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