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

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common

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RATINGS: 850   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 75 cl bottle, pours dark amber with a decent head, aroma of malt and dark fruit, taste is malty, dark fruits and brown sugar, fairly sweet, ok finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (257) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Heel goed bier, donker bruin van kleur met heel veel koolzuur. Schuim blijft lang staan. Smaak, kruidig, iets zoet, cholcolade, citroen en fruit en anijs. Eén ven de betere Kerstbieren. Fles 33cl waarvan etiket is aangepast.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (255) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Great head and copper brown colour. Not as dark as I expected. Taste resembles toffee with a hint of bitterness. Interesting, this is different than most of the winter or chrismas beers or ales. I’m glad this is in a small bottle, since the 9% of alcohol might be too much unless your are having a company.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 7, 2008
TAP.Pours a cloudy brown with a thick but quickly dissipating head Aroma of dense fruit, featuring fig, raisin,and prune notes with a touch of chocolate Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
This Belgian poured a rich burgundy, with a nice thick, creamy head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Rich flavour, bursts in your mouth, and tickles the palate. I'd make a special trip to Belgium, just for this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2007
bottle. ruby color with a small head. nice spicy aromas of cloves and oranges with a touch of alcohol and sugar. spicy goodness up front with nice sweet candi sugar in the back balanced nicely with lightly roasted malt and burnt chocolate giving it a medium mouthfeel and a hint of bitterness, good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle. Incredibly beatiful dark amber color, massive beige head. Aroma is fruity with a strong malty touch. Flavor is spicy and malty with a nice balance of both. The alcohol makes the mouthfeel quite big and warm. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
Nice head. Very malty rich aroma. Nice balance in taste, not too sweet, some hop and dryness in the finish. Palate is thinner than expected. Quite fair for a christmas dinner, since it is less sweet and heavy than others.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - APR 11, 2003
Smooth and easy to drink. Fruity , spicy indeed very x-masy. Full-bodied. One of the best x-mas ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebarnes (236) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2006
22 oz bottle. 2005 vintage. Pours a very deep brown with a large, lasting head. Aroma is malty, fruity, spicy. The taste is typical Belgian Strong Ale with a little holiday spice for the season.


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