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


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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 Cuve de Nol has a very subtle bitterness that is the dominant flavour in this harmonious ale that strikes a perfect balance between all the different ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
Hazy dark brown, thin white head. Acidic, orange nose with some hints of alcohol. Acidic raisin flavour. Almost no bitterness. Small yeasty notes in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Tap pour - ruddy brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is bold and yeasty...lots of spice, malt, bread, hint of licorice. Flavor is similarly yeasty and bready, slight hint of bittering hops, fruit (dark), anise note, and a good dose of spice...pretty intense stuff. Palate is medium bodied and the alcohol was quite evident in this brew...somewhat chewy. Good brew overall, though didnt feel right drinking this with warm temps outside!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (729) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours a deep orange/amber with a large tan head. Aroma is of raisin, caramel, lots of brown sugar. Flavor repeats the aromas but with the addition of Belgian yeast, heavy cream, some biscuit flavors. Ashy/sweet finish. Full mouthfeel/viscosity, medium carbonation. A very enjoyable Christmas ale from St. Feuillien, as anticipated. Overall, very good to excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours opaque ruby brown brimmed by a frothy and dense tan head. The aroma... Rich maltiness and caramel malt, strident spiciness, perhaps from the yeast. Lightly fruity almost like tart apples.. Some hops seem to be present in the nose. Crazy. Flavor is very malty, fruity malt and caramel malt, considerable spice, some bitterness, tastes like hops but may be a product of the spice as this style usually doesnt display hops lightly sticky sweet finish and aftertaste. That is one tasty abbey ale. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2011 Bottle 2008, exp 19.09.09. Pours a nice mahogany colour with a tan head. Pipe dates, nuts, caramel and a hint of alcohol in the aroma. Flavour is very similar with bitter notes and a nice balance. No signs of oxidation. This was much better than a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (720) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
10/01/2015 @home 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel. Ruby-brown with tanned head. Aroma is sosdark malts, spices, dark fruits. Taste is dark malts, dark fruits, sweet caramel, some alcohol and bitterness in the end, nice balanced. Ive had it way sweeter. Let it in the cellar for a year!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (717) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
God og behagelig julel. Tilpas med krydderier. God smag, men med en anelse for meget alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2005
[bottle] Pours a nice dark brown color- head is light, white and fluffy. Aroma is strong and fruity, as is the taste. This is a fine brew, a treat for christmas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2004
Exhuberant light brown head on top of a ruby red/brown body. This beer has a strong taste, with fruits and nuts, but also bitterness in the taste. Whats more, I could distinctly feel the alcohol in this brew, which is never very nice. Id say its a half-failure as a Chisrtmas ale.

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