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

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RATINGS: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Pours a deep dark reddish brown, with a head of mass. Nose of different spices, and various malts. The aroma has much more kick than the flavor. A great brew!

3.7
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2007
Bottled, 75cl champagne cork. An unclear, reddish brown beer with a tan head. Nice roasted aroma with some caramel. The roastiness is a bit toned down in the flavor, and there’s also some sugar and cellar, as well as caramel. Fullbodied, sweet mouthfeel and a nice, sweet and spiced finish. Nice one. (061229)

3.5
Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2007
pours reddish-brown with a sweet aroma warm alcohol with a spicy finish flavour is sweet caramel with some fruity notes very balanced

3.2
Beer5000 (6483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2007
750 ml bottle. Copper red body with a dense white head. Aroma is dominated by a warming alcohol feeling together with candy sugar. 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.

3.8
jonno (2761) - JAPAN - JAN 18, 2007
A joyful surprise. Looks great and has a great chocolaty sugary taste, without being too overpowering

3
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 14, 2007
murky orange/red/brown with a small tan head. fruity, medicinal aroma. flavors of cherry,plum, mint and spices. i don’t see what big deal is with this.

4.8
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
As soon as I popped the cork on the 750 ml bottle, I could smell this wonderful caramel malt aroma. Further inspection led to a sweet yeasty bread and some brown sugar. The beer is the red/brown color of strong tea, slightly hazed, and topped by an impressive head of creamy tan foam. Good head retention and lacing. One delicious brew - with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and fig. There is a hop bitterness for balance that is not detected in the flavor until the finish - where it is a bit spicy with a mild citrus character. Toffee, black tea, leather, spice, bread dough, and alcohol linger in the aftertaste. Medium to full body, with gentle but very full carbonation.

3.9
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours cola-like with a hazy, burgandy color; head is somewhat small, fizzy, and pale tan in color woth minimal nice lacing and a small head that sticks around, creamy-like. Intriguing nose, cola, rum soaked prune, sweet caramel, very bread like qualities, and a zesty fruit note that I can’t put a finger on. Flavor is like the nose would have suggested; still cola-like, very toasted bread, almost nutty, prune still there, light brown sugar, and the zest (I’ve seen coriander in other notes, that could be what I am tasting?). Palate is lively, medium-full, round and a little oily. Finish is unexpected, drying out and lingering with burnt bread and anise; mild bitterness is also noted. Nice winter Belgian, very palatable and nice to enjoy the whole bottle, without a struggle. Not something I would want all the tiime but certainly worthy of a try for the Christmas season.

3.7
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle. Red-brown colour, nice well lasting head. Sweet caramel and some roasted malts in the aroma. Good caramellic and malty flavour with some alcohol. Bit creamy. Tasty beer!

3.7
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a thick beige head. Very pleasant and unsual fruity aroma, something of rootbeer smell about it, but in a good way. Smooth and softly carbonated and quite light bodied. taste of caramel and spices, malts and dark fruits. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Nice.


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