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

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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is candis sugar, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is sweet, candis sugar, alcohol, roasted, caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
On tap at Hörnan, Stockholm. Amber with a great beige head. Fruity aroma, vanilla, sweet fruits and toffee notes. Fruity, citric flavor, some grapes andsome spices.

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 (10289) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 Chuncks of yeast float through this beer. Dough aroma with raisin. Good lacing. Sweet flavor with raisin, dough, licorice and orange. Full bodied, alcohol well hidden. Good beer! From tap @ Café Morshuis in Albergen, december 2009: malty aroma with dried figs and some roast. medium to full bdoied. Malty, slightly roasty flavor with butter, dried fruit and a hint of cinnamon. Sticky mouthfeel but satisfyingly balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 750 ml bottle: I really like this. Amber coloured with a huge lasting head. Aroma is filled with spices, fruits and has distinct notes of chocolate/caramel. Flavour is complex and well-balanced. As others has pointed out the high ABV is very well hidden in the variety of tasteimpression that hits you. This is one of my top-favourites for this years number one christmas brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10149) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
Nice heas, dark brown and the aroma is alluring. The first impression of the taste is mostly sweet and full-bodied. Then a mix of sweetness, spice and bitterness takes over. It has notes of fruit, raisin, plum, oranges etc. It’s a very nice beer, but strong even if the alcohol doesn’t show itself in the taste ;)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
Hazy dark brown ale with a thin moka head. Sweet candy malt with orange peels, coriander, cardamom, rich aroma. Rich malt in mouth, with nice classy hops, licorice, coriander, chocolate. Very rich bodied with smooth warming alcohol finish. Merci Chris. Shared with Chris, and Mike, November, 2005.


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