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


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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - DEC 15, 2009
0,33l bottle. Thick creamy head.Strong aroma with spicy hints and soap. Semi oily palate. Complex flavor, sweetness, fruits, citrus, spicy hops, some metal notes . Sour-bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
purpledragons (5) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015 does not count
From a bottle at Chez Sophie in Shrewsbury. Dark ruby with a substantial head. Not a particularly big aroma, but getting some caramel and subtle spiced fruit. Big, rich mouthfeel with gingery, plummy fruitcake flavours, fading a little to a slightly disappointing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamnowek (906) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Deep amber in appearance. Lots of caramel sweetness in the taste at the start but with a slightly bitter finish to really even it out. Pretty boozy and warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1656) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2015
reddish brown colour, huge, stable beige-ish head; aroma of anise, biscuit, dried fruits (figs, and cherry), hints of apple and some coriander notes; taste is the same with carmel sweetness, some herbal and peppery notes; good ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1463) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 15, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours deep amber/brown with a big and persistent off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, anise, licorice, amazing complexity. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel with a good bitter end, some roots notes in the aftertaste. Full body, medium carbonation. A very nice winter beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (954) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
Clear amber with creamy head. Cherries, wine gum, caramel and Belgian yeast. Sweet, fruity and floral finish. Overall: Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
Pours clear deep amber with large head. Highly carbonated. Spicy phenolic aroma. Caramel, star anise, clove. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (518) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
God og behagelig juleøl. 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 16/20
Rubin77 (324) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2015
F: pale brown, huge and long lasting. C: dark ruby brown. A: caramel, anise, liquorish, hint of spicy, malt, yeast. T: malt, anise/liquorish, hint of mint, fruity, caramel, some toffee, plums, medium to full body, average to low carbonation, some spicy like cinnamon, badian, some dusty tones, so excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1655) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 8, 2015
Draught @ Rattle&Hum. Cloudy dark brown with small foamy beige head, spicy caramel aroma, low carbonation, caramel taste with cinnamon and a hint of cloves, typical Belgian yeast taste, long spicy finish. Noce for a winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1473) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Pours a deep brown with almost no head. Aroma is strong anise, prune, caramel, cola. Taste was very cola sweet, anise, prune/raisin. Low carb, very sweet, and sticky. Medium body. Not my fav by far.

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