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


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RATINGS: 1073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Well, this may be licensed away to Affligem these days, but my version was from Brasserie Friart in Le Roeulx - the original home of the St. Feuillien range. Dark brown, very hazy - lots of impurities here. All the typical notes of sweet, dried fruits, roasted malts and candy sugar - with some spices. A very full-bodied, potent beer - almost the quintessence of a Christmas beer. Lovely. 200398

Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, fruchtig, leicht würzig. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, überreife Früchte, nur leicht alkoholisch.

Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli - picked up from Beermerchants. Pours clear amber with a modest, frothy khaki head. The nose holds licorice, Belgian yeast, lightly toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with some wintery spices, more bread, light bitter leaves, berries, more licorice, plums, yeast. Full bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with notes of ripe fruits, bread, grain, faint rubber, anise. So so.

Rasmus40 (22129) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
Hazy dark brown with a big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruit, yeasty and very spicy. Flavor is very sweet and light bitter. Full bodied and smooth. The finish is sweet and very spicy. Too spicy and sweet for my liking, but otherwise a great beer. 121109

Koelschtrinker (22068) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 28, 2016
Malzig cremiger Antrunk. Typische belgische Hefigkeit, Nuancen von Lakritz, die Trockenheit sorgt für eine ausgleichende Balance zum süßlichen Alkohol. Süffig, zum Ende stärker nach Kräutern. 12/11/13/11/9/12

fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Keg, 2003-11-29, 9-5-9-4-18
Dark ruby color. Alcoholic malty nose, honey, herbs (Drambuie). Incredible flavor: malty, sweet, a lot of raisins; then caramel, spices (nutmeg, coriander, …), gingerbread, sweet orange peel. Gorgeous! The best Belgian ale on keg that I had!

Keg, 2003-01-13, 5-5-7-3-14
Wonderful ruby color, thick generous head. Malt aroma, pretty sweet, too poor hop, a bit metallic, missing a real character. Caramel in the final.

mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
750mL bottle, split 5 ways, pours a hazy orangey brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of candied sugar, licorice, mint and nutmeg. Flavour of X-mas spices (including nutmeg), licorice, slight mint and caramel malt - quite muted though. Medium carbonation with a flavour profile that dies quickly. Decent, but nothing special.

saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
Red brownish colour. Taste of caramel and nuts. Medium lasting head. Nice full body with lots of taste

harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 Bottle. Ruby colour, no head. Red berry aroma, over carbonated in mouth. Nice red berry fruit flavour throughout this. Fairly simple but I am a sucker for that red berry taste. Re-rate, a little too boozy, but otherwise it’s a drinkable Belgian strong ale.

Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
Firm, yeasty-malty palate. Faintest hint of apples & cinnamon. Lacks development of malt character.

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