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

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RATINGS: 882   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Christmas Beer and Cheese Tasting Summit’s Wayside Tavern...Poured an amber color with a smalll off white head...Aroma of sweet malts...Flavor was of caramel malts which dominated much of the beer...Very lightly spiced...a good Christmas offering


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle at home. 2 years old. Pours a hazy, deep brown head and big, soapy, beige head. Careful aroma of dried fruit, berries, chocolate, dried meat and leather. A little careful. The flavour has more leather, meat, coffee, some chocolate and wood. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. Proper dark Belgian ale but a little light maybe.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark mahogany with a huge beige to yellow head, some lacing. The aroma is sweet with brown sugar, sweet caramel, fruity with grape sugar and ripe dark fruits, banana, and some vanilla. The taste is sweet and balanced with some bitterness. Very smooth and pleasant palate, easy to drink, nice Christmas beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (823) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Tap at Rootz festival. Amber with big off white head. Very sweet malty with caramel and candy, licorice, lots of spices. Very sweet, medium to full bodied. Meh

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (773) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet with dark fruits and spices, can’t taste the higher abv.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
migajos (201) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
On tap atHopsters, Warsaw, Poland. Weak aroma and taste. Nkthing special. Just regular belgian ale. Cant really feel christmas spices. Not recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3075) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dark fruits, dry fruits, spices, anise, Belgian yeast and malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1505) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Aroma: sugar syrup, caramel, cough syrup, spices. Appearance: clear, dark amber, massive, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: massive carbonation, cough syrup again, very intense caramel malt, alcohol. Overall: almost tastes like medicine, too intense, too fizzy. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (333) - Lublin, POLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Kolor ciemno brązowy. Aromaty belgijskie, śliwkowe, przyprawowe. W smaku alkoholu nie czuć. Odczucie w ustach śliskie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (440) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Beatiful deep brown colour with nice beige foam. Nose of dark fruit with spices (aniseed!). Light sweet with bitter finish. Spicy aftertaste. Good beer.


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