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Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Le Roeulx, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brown ale has a marked ruby brown colour with a generous and lasting head. It has a distinctive aroma reflecting the wide range of ingredients used in its production. The fruitiness resulting from its fermentation blends harmoniously with a dominant liquorice and caramel flavour. The body is decidedly malty. The bitterness is the result of a complex alchemy between the fine hops and special malts used. These give St Feuillien Brune a typical dark chocolate appearance.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2007
A cork pops with enthusiasm and here I pour a beautiful, hazy bronze beer with a vermillion glow... lightly carbonated under a soft, thick, cookie-dough colored head which holds forever. Its aroma is suggestive of the cellar dank and mysterious with earth and soft, rotting wood. Deeper notes of caramel and pitted fruit add a sense of sweetness (as well as a level of comfort and familiarity). The fruitiness of cherry & peach also enhances the "darkness" of its flavor. Old leaves, thin whisky, hint of nickel. Full-bodied and fluffy in the mouth with a mild stickiness to let these tasteful memories linger for quite some time.

I started on RateBeer three years ago today. And while I have made it a habit to rate a Unibroue beer on New Years Eve (and to compile a total of 666 ratings per year), 2007 has slipped away from me and my rating habits are far from the only things to have gone all "willy-nilly". Regardless, St. Feuillien Brune was a fine note with which to end the year, and I look forward to many more delicious adventures like this one in 08.

<font size=-4>750ml bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Oak Forest, IL 60452</font>

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4569) - Holbk, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruits), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter, well balanced. Medium/full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Dark red/brown color with a white head that left a solid lacing. Strong smell of nuts, grapes, and cherry. Taste is of nuts, dark fruit, and toffee. A little different, but not bad. Plenty of carbonation and full bodied. Decent, didnt have trouble finishing the glass, but there are other examples Id probably rather have. Worth a try.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 15, 2007
Bottiglia da 33cl al Duca; versa colore marrone rossiccio molto scuro, ma potrebbe fare pi schiuma. Aroma piuttosto "caldo", alcolico e note di tostatura che riprendono vigore nel sapore, tuttavia penalizzato da scarsa complessit e da un corpo estremamente acquoso. Tutto sommato il bilancio non dei migliori, stato difficile un po per tutti finirla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5964) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2007
750 ml bottle purchased at Wine on the 9. Pours a cloudy mud colored brown with a nice size light biege head that never fully disipates. Big sweet initial aroma with lots of yeast, raisin, sugar and brown bread. Medium bodied with noticable carbonation on the back of your throat that is slightly biting. Flavor is not as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe. Grainy bready flavor with notes of yeast, dark fruit and brown sugar. While this is a good beer it is not great but then again neither is my vertical leap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2007
This beer pours a gorgeous pillowy head that falls into a little head with a lacing thats stuck to the glass. Color is dark and clear amber when held up to the light. The smell is very hoppy and strong with very flowery hops. It has a slight sugar candy smell to it, and it also has a nutty flavor to it. Taste is fairly hoppy with many flavors, like a big nutty flavor. It has a slight scent of banana for a flavor, but that is overpowered by so many other flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 11, 2007
Impressiona o aroma e o paladar de malte. No aroma, alm do malte, caf torrado e presena de lcool.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2007
750 ml bottle intended for our dubbel tasting but overlooked in my lack of beer cellar. So after some extended bottle conditioning in andrews fridge, its finally popped.
Pours a reddish brown with a beige head. Fruity nose with malts and a touch of grain and sour. Apples, red fruit, grains, and that touch of sour in the flavor. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2007
750ml bottle. thanks to holdenn for being a forgetful SOB. pours reddish brown with tan head. nose of red and dark fruits. flavor is mutted but some plums and toffee. watery body. fizzy carbonation. alcohol hidden well. nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de lige, obtenue via Importations Prives Biropholie. Arme: Odeur de caramel fruit avec une pointe de noix grilles. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque avec une faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun large col mousseux beige avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat au lait (?). Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de caramel en arrire got. (Rating #1368)


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