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

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RATINGS: 872   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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Copper red body with a dense white head. Aroma has a warming alcohol feeling . Also some hint of fruit in the background here. Flavor is sweet malt, candy sugar, citrus and herbs. A full bodied beer with a complex taste of Christmas.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
d07c0m (90) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Thick generous head, dark ruby appearance, allows some light in. Aroma is spice, warm esters and dark fruits, some hop. Flavor is immediately nice and effervescent, clean bitter, and lingering licorice. Really nice treat this time of year.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (305) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle, bb 9-2016. Pours dark ruby with a large off white head. Aroma: wet hay, berries, earthy, grass, clove, aniseed, candy sugar. Taste: dark and red fruit, candy sugar, overripe blue grapes. Pretty sweet, light-medium bitterness, somewhat thin oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, relatively dry finish with pronounced aniseed taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2654) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
On tap at Macgregor’s. Poured a brownish/orange beer. Alive with bubbles. Large creamy head. Caramel and spices with red fruit in the aroma. Sweet taste balanced with a good bitterness. Soft carbonation, warm bittersweet finish. A warming beer like all Christmas beers should be. The ABV is hidden well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (496) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2014
75 cl, flaske, 9,0 % ABV, købt i SuperBest i Rotunden i Hellerup, 25. november 2014. Rødbrun ufiltreret belgisk julebryg (Belgian Strong Ale) med flot tætskummende skumtop med flotte små bobler. Toppen svinder til 1 cm efter en halv snes minutter. Typisk aroma af humle, masser af frugt og ristet malt. Blomme, banan, appelsin, kandissukker. Dejlig smag, men også noget metallisk (?!) i slutningen. Smagen er præget af en mellem sødme med tilhørende mellem bitterhed og intet surt. Ret kraftig karboneret et stykke over medium, og en noget boblende fornemmelse i munden. Kroppen er middel fyldig, og konsistensen er cremet. Eftersmagen fin bittersød, men det dér metalliske "forurener" indtrykket af en ellers god juleøl. Mon det kun er et fænomen i 2014-modellen?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (182) - Tienen, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Brown Reddish with a firm head. Roasted malts, burnt caramel, spices, dark fruits, a hint of Amaretto even maraschino cherries. Full body and long finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1126) - - NOV 16, 2014
Brown color with medium head. Aroma is dark fruits, some spices. Flavor is malt, bit sweet, spices. Nice XMAS beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1325) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
Kobber klar skum hvid Anis humle citrus gær neikller Bitter lidt sød moderate Cremet blød @fox fad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstevens (4) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
Belle couleur ambrée, belle mousse jaune et généreuse, arômes pain d’épices allongés d’une touche de réglisse, notes de pruneaux et de figues baignées dans une très douce amertume en fin de bouche...joyeux Noël

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
La classica birra di Natale. Una strong ale molto carica. Di colore ambrato-ramato scuro, con ottima schiuma fine e persistente, sentori fruttati con retrogusto leggermente speziato

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (439) - LATVIA - NOV 11, 2014
Dark brown with small yellow head. Licorice aroma. Dry taste with caramel bitterness and good (enough, but not too much) licorice notes.


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