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

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RATINGS: 1051   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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2.9
Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
Firm, yeasty-malty palate. Faintest hint of apples & cinnamon. Lacks development of malt character.

3.7
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
On tap at Hörnan, Stockholm. Amber with a great beige head. Fruity aroma, vanilla, sweet fruits and toffee notes. Fruity, citric flavor, some grapes andsome spices.

3.8
chrisv10 (18498) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
Tap @ Ris Ras. Murky brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, sweet, roasted malts and spices.

3.8
TBone (18225) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2004
Bottled (BB 09/2006)
Dark brown with good cloudy brown head, some lace. Malty, ashy nose. Sweetish, fruity medium-bodied malty body. Warming aftertaste. Good dessert for christmas meal.

3.7
yngwie (17234) - 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)

3.7
FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 Keg (Poirotti Eira, Helsinki) Rich ruby red. Thin light persistent head. Initially a cnadifloss sweet aroma with a sharp mint component, and a slight hint of banana too. Soft lightly carbonated, feels lovely in the mouth. Sweet malty body. Finally it clicks! The aroma has caroway in it, it’s almost like some aquavits. Classic strong Belgian beer. Rerate of (6-4-8-4-13=3.4) 330ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Winter Ales 2004) Distinctly belgian. Brown, with a fluffy head. Flowery but rich malty aroma. Brown (brun) malty taste.

3.4
Benzai (16685) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle at Cafe buitenlust, Oirschot. Don’t really like the smell but the taste is fine. Hazy dark brown color. Medium body, decent carbo.

3.7
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a surprisingly thin yet creamy off-white head. S: Lots of banana esters to the nose along with raisins and plums. Plenty of nice caramel and brown sugar aromas to provide sweetness and just a subtle all-spice note. T: Starts off with sweet brown sugar and caramel, and clove coming through after that. A fair amount of banana and raisins, perhaps a bit of cherries. A bit more alcohol presence that I had expected. M: The body is medium to full with a pretty high carbonation that is typical for this style. D: Not quite as good as some of the other Belgian Christmas beers, but this one was still pretty good. Would have this again.

3.1
Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle - Anise and spice. Clear Amber with a rich off white head. Tons of liquorice and a long finish.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
1,5 liter bottle: Dark amber with fine creamy head. Sweet malty & spicy notes. Ok filling body. Lively carbonated almost sparkling. Soft & smooth texture. Lasting spicy bitter finish. Very enjoyable on a cold night!


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