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

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RATINGS: 1047   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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3.8
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2006
750 ml bottle into a Tulip glass. Pours a deep mahogany brown with orangey hints. An off white thick head tops this one. Aroma of deep sweet malts and plums with Belgian candied sugar tossed in the bunch. The flavor begins with an almost overly sweet malt blast which moves into a figgy and plum filled body, ending on somewhat of a bittered apple note. The apples definitely come out more as this warms. In the finish comes a tiny bit of an alcohol singe, but its very well built into the beer. Another very enjoyable brew from St. Feuillien!!

3.8
thornecb (5878) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Pours deep mahogany into t tulip. Tan head quickly recedes to skim rim. Dark caramel and alcohol aromas. Dry with a lasting sweet caramel finish.

3.9
yespr (44793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2006
75 cL bottle. Pours brown with light brown and creamy head. Fruity and caramel smell with alcohol elements. Sweet taste with aroma hops that gives taste of fruit together with malts that provides darker roasted like notes. Caramel taste too. Round and well balanced into the aftertaste. Very drinkable beer. Well suited for the wide audience as a good belgian x-mas beer experience.

3.8
MattShizzle (612) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Dark brown. Pretty good. Strong, but doesn’t taste nearly as strong as it actually is. Very malty.

4.3
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Cloudy, murky reddish brown, nice off white head, dark ripe fruit, earth and toffee aroma, flavors are sweet, dark fruits, plum, sugar, malt. Excellent

3.6
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Draft at Isaac Newton’s. 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 couldn’t tell the difference. Not as balanced as I wouold have thought.

2.8
nick76 (4399) - 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 won’t be getting it again.

2.7
Palidor19 (3186) - 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
Grovlam (4220) - 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
DruncanVeasey (8225) - 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 it’s 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.


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