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

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RATINGS: 1043   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 Cuve de Nol 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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Draft at Isaac Newtons. Very strong bubblegummy aroma with a slight yeast hints. Orange look with thin head. Good flavor but it was very spicy, enough to where I couldnt tell the difference. Not as balanced as I wouold have thought.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 This is my 1000th beer and I was really excited about trying a really special beer. Sadly that is going to have to wait. This beer is by no means bad just disappointing for a special Christmas beer. The aroma has citrus, raisins, caramel, and yeast. The flavor is bitter and citrus like with raisins and what seems like tap water. The palate is also watery. I am glad I tried this but I wont be getting it again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (3176) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Not quite what I was hoping for. The taste is very lively on the tounge, mild taste of spices and citrus flavors are apparent in this beer. Fine a for a big Christmas dinner

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown color with an average head that was mostly lasting. Aroma was very malty with notes of roast, caramel, rye bread, grain. Dry fruit, Christmas spice and some hops can also be detected. Warm mouth feel where evidence from the alcohol which is always the case with St. Feuillien. The palate had medium body with a light creamy texture and fizzy carbonation. Moderated sweet-bitter flavor. Finish starts off sweet and ends slightly bitter. This is defiantly a drinkable Christmas beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2009 Caramac/mahogany. A nose that makes me long for Belgium. Strange, unameable, medicinally herbal, sharply yeasty. Clove, coriander, vanilla, apple, cinnamon. SPICY. Not to mention the honey and gooseberry. Just reeling ingredients off the top of my head, really. But its all in there. Definitely getting some Orval, but I always say that. Spicy, balanced, one to revisit (848417)... (Revisit) Aroma of high alcohols over bubblegum, plum, distant loafy malt and wholemeal. 7. Harsh and warming with heavy liquorice- accented spicing. Too hot and dropping out of my top 50 shortly.

1.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Whorst (15) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Tastes like bad extract homebrew brewed with a dry yeast. Sorry, love Belgians, but this is crap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2006
dark red/brown. perhaps opaque. great dense head. raisin aroma. smells like some hot indian spice. metallic taste, but that goes away. not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3748) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 Just picked up a stamped 2002 bottle yesterday. A nice little treat, about 4 years old. Pours brown with amber tints, murky, small head. Aroma is very present, the malt has really taken on an English biscuit aroma with almost a barleywine like pruniness. Taste is showing some age with a bit of oxidation, some biscuit. Also some alcohol in the flavor, has an old ale feel to it now. Feel some alcohol burn in the end. Lots of floaties of course. Nice beer, lasted well but seemingly on its way down.

A fresher bottle, best before 0830157, I am going to guess that best before late 2008, so probably about 2 years old. Still very vibrant, nowhere near the aged feel of the other brew. Its very Belgian-y black bread, raisin, and some pretty strong spiciness but I feel like it isnt from the yeast. 8/4/8/8/3/16. Final score is come combination of these 2 ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24814) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty spicy, yeasty aroma. Whith some hints of dark fruits. Sweet malty spicy flavor hints of yeast and dark fruits. Warming sweet malty fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
I had this beer at a bevmo tasting in Laguna Niguel, California. It pours a medium brown color and had the aroma and flavor of dried fruit (raisins?)along w/ some caramel notes in its taste. Its a very nice sipping beer.


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