St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien Cuvée De NoëlSt. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

301 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002)
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Photo of heymikew
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, deep amber brown in color, with a large, dense off-white head, which retains superbly. Thin, glass-coating lacing adorns the glass walls. While I cannot see the carbonation through the haze, masses of fat bubbles decorate the glass walls.

Aroma: Massive aroma of vinous alcohol, sweet caramel, toasted malt, bitter apples , pears, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The alcohol is quite notable in the aroma.

Taste: Opens with a wave of sweet alcohol, dark malt and bitter apples, as the taste progresses, there is a subdued wave of caramel, spices , cinnamon and ginger. Later the taste becomes extremely sweet, mostly from the alcohol. Finishes with sweet alcohol and a bit of herbal hoppiness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, sot, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very nice, although I wish it were a bit more over-the-top.

Presentation: Packaged in a 750 ml Belgian bomber with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of jonb5
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip.

A: Dark ruby, bronzy in colour, looked thick without being opaque, medium slightly tanned head, pretty good head retention.

S: Cherry, molasses.

T: Fig, prune, grape, brown sugar, some cherry which faded before any sourness could kick in, something made me think of mouse. Kept the booze under wraps.

M: Light texture, moderate carbonation.

O: Good beer to accompany a heavy meal on a cold day, does what its supposed to.

Photo of mcconnell325
3.14/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as good as I expected

Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Outstanding good Christmas beer for the colder day at the end of the year. Had it from tap which made this beer really enjoyable. Some nice spices which makes this beer very drinkable.

Photo of spoony
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of janubio
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Brown-reddish colour, with huge head that leaves a good lace and crown. Smell of dark fruits, spices, nutmeg, licorice, cinnamon and almonds. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell: spices, licorice, almonds, dark fruits.

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Sarmento
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of thefluker
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of PedroNasser
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of eskilgh
4/5  rDev -0.2%

A - Clear dark copper. Forms a nice frothy, even head. Looks awesome.

S - Upfront is a red-berry oriented fruitiness, quite unlike other Belgians I've tried. I get redcurrant, strawberry, raisins and even ginger! Really exciting esters. Also comes with hints of acidity. Malt foundation is fairly low key and/or integrated with the fruity smells.

T + M - When you start to drink it you can definitely notice a high level of carbonation, after a second that berry profile starts to dominate the taste. Body is smooth and of a really fitting medium profile.

O - A good beer, don't know if I would call it a belgian strong dark ale though. It's nice to taste esters that go in a different direction then I've had before, however, for me the malt backbone is a bit too weak, and the beer just a little bit too one dimensional.

Photo of lmaduells
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +6%

01/15/14 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This stuff doesn't mess. Should be in those little barrels they hang around the St Bernard rescue dogs. Bracing. Spicy hits that great spot between bitter & sweet. Catch it if you can.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Quafftastic
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Joshmistake
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy very dark reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass, significant amounts of large particulates in suspension, and some amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized thick patch of medium bubbles surrounded by a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of caramel and toffee malt sweetness with moderate notes of brown sugar and dark fruit (raisins). Light aromas of spices (cinnamon and clove).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel and toffee malts with a moderate presence of brown sugar. There is a moderate presence of dark fruits (raisins) and moderate amounts of spices (cinnamon, clove, and allspice). Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which does not linger for long.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue.

O: Really nice holiday spice flavors really complement the dark fruit flavors of the BSDA. Very easy to drink but it is obvious this is a big beer and quite enjoyable. Best sipped slowly and would probably be great while sitting by the fireplace on Christmas Eve while waiting for the fat man to come visit.

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy and very dark brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head. It is hard to see through, but it appears that particulates of yeast are floating near the bottom of the glass. The head died down, but left a thin layer of bubbles that mostly covered the surface and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits and clumped Yeast are present in the nose.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has flavors of yeast and dark fruits along with some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate anud has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of yeast in the taste, but also has nice amounts of dark fruits in the smell and the taste. No alcohol is perceptible.

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
90 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.