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

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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AbbeyRoade (449) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Dark fruit flavor with a strange spice taste. Not an easy beer to swallow with its unique bite. Definitely not my favorite mix of malts and fruits in a beverage...


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (1510) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a brown color with coppery undertone, topped with a beige colored head. Malty aroma, caramel, some fruity notes (dark and gentle), slight yeasty feel. Taste is malty, sweet with some caramel. A bit yeasty and some final bitterness. Highly carbonated and some presence of alcohol. Strong one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
meireteixeira (159) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 26, 2015
Cor marrom clara, turva. Espuma boa, bege, cremosa e persistente. Aroma intenso de malte, frutas vermelhas, caramelo e álcool. Paladar bem condimentado com toques cítricos, frutado e de caramelo. Altamente equilibrada. Retrogosto marcante e alcoólico. Excelente!!!!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (497) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
The Belgian St. Feuillien may not be the best Christmas beer, but its alcohol of 9%, compiled with the large bottle of 75 cl. and again summed up the most often available at reasonable cost, making it an attractive Christmas beer that I can really only recommend. It has rich caramel, tingling alcohol, sweet fruit notes and a comfortable hoppy bitterness. Easy to drink, very intoxicating and pleasing to the eye.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1242) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Bonito color de vino rosado tirando a cereza y bastante transparente. Espuma muy consistente y cremosa. Aroma a frutas rojas y caramelo. Muy rica en la boca, con caramelo, uvas, canela, especias… Buena carbonatación y cuerpo medio. Muy bebible y agradable, pese al alcohol, que no obstante está ahí… calentando el conjunto. Muy sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1803) - ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2015
Brown beer, medium beige head. Nose is yeast and fruit, some malt notes, spice. Flavor is dried fruit, roasty notes with caramel, sweetness, dried fruit, spice notes. Can hardly detect the alcohol. Tastes pretty christmas-y. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (492) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Butelka, warka do 14-08-2016. Brazowo-czerwonawe, opalizujace, z bardzo wysoka piana, powoli opadajaca i zostajaca bialawa, cienka warstewka az do konca. Aromaty slodowe, owocowe (zwlaszcza owocowe, i to nie tylko typowe owoce dla BDSA jak sliwki, figi, rodzynki, ale rowniez maliny? wisnie?), przyprawowe, zbozowe, karmelowe. Czasami tez belgijskie drozdze, choc tylko w tle. Nieco winne aromaty tez chwilami. Smak dosc analogiczny - przy czym od innych swiatecznych w charakterze piw rozni je duzo mniejsza przyprawowosc a duzo wyzsza owocowosc. W ustach pozostaja mocno slodkie i slabsze kwaskowato-owocowe posmaki. Goryczka - przyprawowa - dosc wysoka jak na styl. Wysycenie srednie. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Niemalo ciala. W ustach nieco lepkie, syropowe. Bardzo dobre, bardzo zlozone, ladnie ulozone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle; cloudy brown with an off white head; has a fruity aroma with caramel, yeast, and spices; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and yeast; dry spicy finish; good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (408) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Brown color with thick light brown head. Aroma has ripe fruits, caramel and malt. Taste is malty sweet with quite long a bit dry aftertaste. Flavors of raisin, ripe fruits, caramel and chocolate. Some alcohol warmth also present. Quite high carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Massive beige-brown head, stays. Looks beautiful. Fruity, peach, slightly sour, raisins, berries, hints of white chocolate in aroma. Caramel, toffee, raisins, white chocolate, berries, touch of Belgian yeast in taste. Quite high carbonation, but it’s not disturbing. Malts and white chocolate with raisins in aftertaste. Nice brew!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2015
Small bottle. Reddish brown body, medium off-white head. Aroma has spices and some rye bread. Dark caramelly taste with more spices and rye bread. Later a hint of plum skin. High carbonation. Finish has herbal bitterness. I’m not a big fan of herbal bitterness but otherwise it’s alright.


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