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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 781   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stasyh (4) - USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
This beautiful bottle conditioned ruby brown abbey is the perfectly balanced beer. Nice dark, carmel/ chocolate malt with just a hint of hops. This is a beer you can sink your teeth into, but you don't need to chew on. Lingering chocolate aftertaste but not bitter. Rare and worth going out of your way to get.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2005
I LOVE THIS STUFF. Worth trying if not just for the beautiful floral aroma that persists from uncorking to the last drop-reminds me of the Castelain Blonde Bier de Garde in that way. I could not find anything objectionable in the taste at all and its one of the best Belgians Ive had. Now all I have to do is move to Belgium..

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1806) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
Bire brune magnifique la trs belle volution de ralisation, puisque nous lavons connue 7,5 % abv, et quelle affiche maintenant 8,5 % avec le trs joli vocable de rserve qui lui est attribu. Mais lvolution principale nest pas l, mais bien dans les saveurs profondes de ce splendide breuvage. Nous sommes en effet parti historiquement dune version belge de la Guinness, qui tait pour moi dans le tierc du genre que javais class lpoque, ce qui tait trs amusant: nous avions 3 vraies Guinness belges, voire mme meilleures que loriginal!!! Nous nous trouvons maintenant devant une brune rserve qui est de nette tendance vers les trappistes brunes de haut vol, donc plutt une quadruple quune double.... Le niveau de 8,5 est bien entendu trop limit pour cela, mais lvolution gustative est purement fabuleuse, et mrite des louanges sans nom. Laspect visuel est rest tel quavant: coloris quasi noir en apparence, et ambre ultra sombre en transparence, aspect opaque, mais bulles trs vives partout dans le verre en transparence. Mousse beige trs crmeuse avec de petits cratres trs fins: superbe. Armes de malt fonc, mais pas brl ni torrfi, avec des marrons et une trs fine pointe danis. 1re bouche beaucoup plus aromatique quune bire torrfie, les saveurs sont beaucoup plus fondues, avec une arrire-bouche pleine un peu sur un cognac de 20 ans... 2me avec une superbe ampleur et un quilibre sans faille, qui va beaucoup plus loin que la prcdente. Nous sommes demble dans la cour des plus grandes... 3me bouche sur des fleurs au bouquet gant, des arbres dautomne, des fruits confits et du cake la marmelade dabricots (alors que nous tions avant, ce stade-l, plutt sur du charbon de bois...). Saveurs prodigieuses, profondes et trs longues. La longueur ne peut que commencer sous les meilleures auspices!!! Effectivement on est en plein rve, cest magnifique, complexe souhait et quasi divin. La levure ne peut qutre en correspondance ce breuvage, une ligne complexe et dune extrme finesse: superbe est un mot qui ne peut reprsenter quun centime de la ralit.... Lalcool est parfait pour le thme qui est une grande symphonie. La finale ne laisse entrevoir que des nouveauts et des splendeurs dans ce monde dhumains qui nest peut-tre pas la hauteur de ce liquide dabbaye... Conclusion: je ne peux que conseiller un passage par les portes du ciel pour pouvoir se reprsenter ce quest une vraie bire, digne de son nom et de son histoire. A propos dHistoire avec une majuscule, celle-ci remonte 1125, et ne peut que nous laisser trs humble devant notre misrable condition de pauvre humain dgustant un breuvage divin... Merci St Feuillen dtre pass par la terre nous laisser ce tmoignage de sagesse! Un 5 absolu est un minimum chiffr ...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
justinz91 (34) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2016
St Feuillien Brune is a delicious beer that is a must try for those that love Trappist beers like me. Must Buy.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Has a dark brown color to it. Very tasty beer, has nutty hints of chocolate. Has a nice roasty taste to it. The head on this beer was very frothy and stayed throughout the whole drink. Very enjoyable tasty brew!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Masterpiece, great abbey aromas. Smells like bread, caramel, cherries, citrus, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Reddish brown, with a frothy head.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
MonkeyProver99 (24) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2001
I hate giving perfect scores but any beers as good as these deserve all they can get.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 14, 2001
This is an excellent brown ale, slightly malty, and almost dry. As you get through the bottle it almost tastes a bit like a stout. This has some of the most intestingly complex flavors ever.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Rerate: A bit of smoke in some of these beers; the Bretty nose and slight fruity hop and yeast charateristics shine at 60 deg. A world beater, IMO. Has fresh nut meat components. Original: 2/20/2002: Perhaps my favorite brew yet. The aromas of malt, wood, chocolate and some fruitiness (not as much as I anticipated) were outstanding. As others have mentioned, it is very effervescent, almost too much, and thinner than expected. I haven't liked that in some dubbels, but it works here although the palate rating drops a hair. The finish is very long, dry, fruity but also quite bitter, at the same time, and all in a good way. Middle is fruity as it warms, but not overly so. No sign of pepperiness in the finish or middle, but some noticeable alcohol burn at the end...just enough, really. A very refreshing beverage.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oli (108) - DENMARK - FEB 29, 2004
Wow this was a magnificent beer.This poured with a massive white head that lasted alond time.A lovely rich body which was well balanced-fruity,spicy,bitter with a great lingering aftertaste.I love this beer!


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