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

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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Yeast aroma. Very balanced, mellow, woody flavors with some spice. Roastiness somewhere in there. Herbal finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Muddy brown color – sharp quickly dissipating white head - tons of sediment - nose of orange , cherry / chocolate , and yeast - taste of sour red fruits ( cherries , and raspberries ) , oranges , malt , brown sugar , and acidic - medium body - aftertaste of sour acidic red fruit , malts and brown sugar

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (476) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2009
Pours a clear dark copper color with a tan color head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits like plums and apples and brown sugars. Flavors of roasted malts, caramels, cinnamon, and spices with a hint of walnuts. Good carbonation with a little sweet bitterness and a little granny texture ending. A warm brew and quite complex and enjoyable winter beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
on tap - mcmenamin’s (philadelphia) - pours a ruby brown. aroma was not very pleasant- spices and sweaty feet (not good sweaty feet like some cheeses). Flavor was thin, mild, and slightly unpleasant. Not a favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JUN 28, 2012
Birra invernale, bevuta in estate, grondo di sudore! Cmq saporita aromatica, speziata! ottima birra! Una dele noel migliori!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (467) - SPAIN - DEC 3, 2014
Brown-reddish colour, with huge head that leaves a good lace and crown. Smell of dark fruits, spices, nutmeg licorice, cinnamon and almonds. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell: spices, licorice, almonds, dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
On tap, Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. cquiroga is right, this is like anchor’s christmas release Belgian style. Slightly spicy. Too sugary and sweeter than I like it. Overall this is not my type of beer. Still, it is very nicely made.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (453) - Łęczna, POLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Kolor ciemno brązowy. Aromaty belgijskie, śliwkowe, przyprawowe. W smaku alkoholu nie czuć. Odczucie w ustach śliskie.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Prune brown pour with a light tannish head. Dark fruit aroma. Sugary dark fruit flavors. Odd finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
750. Simple warming belgian. Heaving on the sweetness with some big fisted cardamom and fig. I did not eat much ’earthyness’ as others did. For my December buck I would stick with delirium noel.


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