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


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RATINGS: 995   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

BlackHaddock's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, - MAY 1, 2012
April 2009: Brown 33cl bottle, best before Oct 09, it had been hanging around in my stash for a couple of years and I decided its time had come! I knew it could produce a stupidly large head, so I used my equally large ’Judas’ glass to review it in. Because the glass could take it, the beer looked fantastic. The body was a dark ruby colour, but clear when held to the light. On top sat a wonderfully full off-white, slightly tanned head. At the end of the review there was still a full covering of head, thinner but still a full covering, with heavy lacing down the glass. The smell is toffee apple with malted biscuits, cinnamon and liquorice, I’ll let you decide which is the strongest when you try the beer. A hidden sweetness comes through in the taste, not the sickly over-sweet flavour some Belgian Christmas beers have, but never-the-less, it has a sweet side to it. For me the liquorice is the dominant feature of the taste, this gives the beer a dryness that the first sweet impression doesn’t even hint at. Other Christmas type spices arrive as the beer warms (chives?), very moorish! Rich but not creamy (the liquorice sees to that), the flavours do hang around and the 9% was more and more evident as the review progressed. For the last two years I’ve been to the ’Belgian Christmas Beer Festival’ in Essen. I like to think I know a bit about this type of beer and this one is worth getting hold of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Korkin avaamisen jälkeen olut suorastaan ryöppysi ulos pullosta, vaikka pullo oli ollut paikallaan jääkaapissa useamman viikon. Kesti todella pitkään, että koko pullon sai kaadettua trappistilasiin. Punertavanruskea olut todella runsaalla vaahdolla. Suurin osa vaahdosta kuitenkin häviää aika nopeasti; pitsiä jää hieman. Tuoksu perinteisen belgihiivainen ja marjainen. Maku karamellisen makeahko, runsaan marjainen, aika kuivahko kokonaisuus ja loppupuoleltaan yllättävänkin kuivan katkera. Perinteiset belgifiilikset siis häipyivät aika lailla kokonaan kuvasta. Marjaisuudesta huolimatta ei oikein myöskään joulufiilistä. Keskitasoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
susonagger (196) - spain, - JUL 20, 2016
Esta cerveza tiene una generosa cabeza de espuma, compacta y firme. Su color marrón profundo es el resultado de la cebada tostada. Tiene un aroma muy intenso. Las hierbas aromáticas y las especias utilizadas mejoran su delicioso aroma. Esta cerveza tiene un cuerpo completo con una suavidad que es el resultado de la sinergia de maltas caramelizadas, fermentación controlada cuidadosamente y largo almacenamiento en frío. St-Feuillien Cuvée de Noël tiene una amargura muy sutil. Una Ale armoniosa que logra un equilibrio perfecto entre todos los diferentes ingredientes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (707) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
BBE 26.06.2017. Tummanpunertavan ruskea väri, viipyvä ok vaahto. Sammutettu tuoksu vaahdon läpi, suutuntuma viipyvän vetinen, ei erityisen alkoholinen prosentteihin nähden, pientä pirteää hedelmäisyyttä, samettisen tunkkainen. Hyvä.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (309) - FRANCE - JUN 1, 2016
Robe brune aux reflets ambrée. Mousse beige, épaisse qui tient bien. Arômes d’épices, pain toasté, fruit confits, alcool. Goût épicé, léger fumé, biscuit, levure, fruits noirs, caramel. le biscuit reste en bouche. Texture crémeuse. Excellente.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Raian (9) - Mexico, MEXICO - MAY 29, 2016 does not count
toast, herbs, alcohol, smoke, dough, Incredible aroma, but taste not that good, including palate. I liked a lot how it transformed while swallowed and the rich inner-nose it gives, its generous and the calories provided gives a full sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1931) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red, clear. Some fizzy light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, spices, anise. Licorice.
Taste: Dark malt, warming. Lots of spices, anise. Definitely tastes of Christmas, which feels odd in May.
Bought: Gift from MG - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 28/5-2016, BB: 27/7-2017

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlfSt (27) - - MAY 22, 2016
Pours a beautiful Amber color. Belgian style triple with notes of Christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (613) - MEXICO - APR 12, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A dark reddish beer with a small white head. Aroma is of citrics, lemon and pine. Taste is bitter with some carbonation and astringency. Medium bodied with a sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (894) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 12, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Deep reddish with a frothy tan head. Aromas of dried fruits, anis, alcohol. Robust to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet malty character into a spicy finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (905) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Almost black colored beer with beige head. Aroma of candy sugar and spices including anise. Taste is sweet, fruity and spices.

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