St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

305 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002

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Reviews by kkipple:
Photo of kkipple
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml into my goblet.

Hmm... looks cloudy brown, hazy with a small head. Smells like caramel, malt and... figs? Something else too. Cotton candy?

Taste is sour malts blended with caramelized sugar, with that crazy Belgian yeast and hints of figs and perhaps grapes. The sweetness really stands out. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, initially dry on the tongue, moving to very warming in the mouth and back of the throat.

The sugar in this beer is pretty evident, and thus I'd rate it more of a good after-dinner sipping beer than a session.

This St. Feuillien (which gets its name from an Irish martyr in Belgium) is a good sweet brew that's quite warming, and thus, perfect for the cold season of the holidays. While not amazing, it's a solid brew and I'd certainly not turn down a glass next year.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful, dark brown in color with some active carbonation and a nice head that left a quarter-sized pool of foam on top and in the center of the liquid.

Smell – The darkish malts and light brown dough have a sizable heaping of sweets tossed in for good measure. The raisins and dates are big, and they are accompanied by a hefty dose of prune juice. I can also pick up some dark spicing, but it’s hard to break down.

Taste – The malts really come together at the taste. The bready dough is just barely there though, more of a compliment really, and the main attraction here seems to be the fruits from the nose. They aren’t sugary. The prunes and raisins have a hint of cherry sweetness to them. This is a very complex flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This one is almost full in the body with some terrific carbonation. There is so much going on with this BSDA you just want to hold every drink in between your cheeks.

Drinkability – This really is a terrific winter ale that is right at home any time of the year.

Comments – This delicious sample was bottled in January 2004. It’s already a year old and could age for another two or three, but is quite tasty right now.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from Inaugural Issue of Beeradvocate Magazine.

The name dates back to the 7th century. An Irish monk by the name of Feuillien was preaching the holy word in what is now called Le Roeulx. For this, he got his head lopped off. His disciples built a chapel in his memory, and the beer started flowing.

Their Cuvée De Noël is their biggest beer, weighing in at a hefty 9 percent, perfect for wintertime sipping. Pours with a vigorous tan head, and an inviting dark brown color. Malty, graham cracker aroma with hints of spice and dark fruit in the nose. Suggestions of baker's chocolate, licorice root and pie spices layer between the maltiness and warming alcohol. Light-footed on the hops, no real bitterness, though there is an herbal flavor underneath the malt. Finishes sweet with caramelized sugar and a spike of spicy alcohol. Paired especially well with a buttery blue cheese and ripe fi gs.

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

This is a two-year-old 750 ml bottle of this brew, cellared in the dark at 55 degrees. Yeast packs solid onto the bottom. Took a good 30 seconds to get the cork out of this one, and at that I had to go VERY carefully to release the carbonation. No foaming, no gushing - good sign.

Medium brown with reddish highlights, fairly high carbonation, an offwhite head that lasts a LONG time. Aroma of toffee, marzipan, cocoa, slight alcohol, very slight oxidation if any - no cardboard.

VERY earthy, marzipan-like flavor - depth is off the charts. Pinpoint carbonation and lots of it prevents the true flavors from revealing themselves off the bat. The alcohol kicks in, along with a faint smokiness, about halfway through the sip. The finish adds in dried cherries and hints of banana that last through the finish. Prickly carbonation lightens the mouthfeel. Would love to have another bottle, but alas, I only cellared one.

This brew is eminently suitable for cellaring - give it a shot!

Photo of merlin48
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 ml corked and caged bottle, a 2003 edition according to the cork. Pours into a goblet a dark brown, opaque body. No light gets through this, even when backlit to a 150 watt bulb. A two finger, tightknit head is tan in color, and lasts forever. Very attractive, island chain lace adorns my goblet.
Aroma is heavy with thick malts. Chocolate and caramel, raisins and figs, lots of spices, and fusel alcohol.
Mouthfeel is full and rich. Very heavy feeling, with a note of ethanol.
This is a very interesting ale to review. I had to let this warm to room temperature, before getting a real sense of its character. Malty, in a heavy sense, with a thick feeling of sticky burnt caramel and candy sugar, backed by dark fruits, and ignited by a strong ethanol and spice presence. Nutmeg, ginger, coriander, and allspice, combine with some floral hops for a strong bittering presence. Finish is, likewise, bitter with spices and a yeast twang. I just realized that I spent two hours with this one. It was a battle to finish, with so much going on. Too many spices, and a little too much ethanol presence to really say that I enjoyed it. It's an excellent, Belgian winter warmer, that's for sure. Just leave this in the cellar, if the temperature outside is well above freezing.

Photo of badbeer
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL poured into a Tripel Karmeliet chalice.

Poured wonderful red brown color with a very soft head leaving good lacing. In the aroma I found caramel, various spices, dark fruit and bread. Has an earthy taste mixed with spice and plum, brown sugar is hidden in there as well. Has a nice alcohol warmth going down the throat. Light to medium carbonation with medium bodied. Excellent holiday, or for that matter any time of the year beer.

Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Tulip.

Appearance: Very cloudy orangish-brown with not too much head (but it was from tap and I didn't see the pour).

Smell: Hard to pinpoint, but I am getting traces of overripe fruits, raisins, butterscotch, fruitcake and spices.

Taste: Like the aroma, this is a wide mix of notes that mostly work well together but make it hard to describe. Plum, raisin, butterscotch, fruitcake, coconut and licorice all seem to be in there. The finish is lightly spicy and even a little cognac like.

Feel: Medium to full body that is smooth and chewy. Carbonation is lower than it would be if from the bottle.

Overall: This really does have a Christmas vibe going on. I like it.

Photo of ADR
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brownish appearance, small 1/8 of an inch head, tannish. Laces in simpler webs than many. Aroma is slightly rummy and ginger-like, dark dried fruits and a raisiny tone. Good coating body and lower carbonation. Slighlty overly sweet but pleasant early -- sugary with pronounced molasses and over ripe dates. Dries considerably at the finish, almost too harshly in the transition. Not a bad beer, fine aroma and beginning, the end is more astringent and thinner than I anticipated. Alcohol is not immediately noticeable but more apparent on warming. Storing this a while might help smooth the profile.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly cloudy murky deep amber chestnut hue going on, large off white tan head forming thick and rising high above the rim of my large Chimay chalice. Fine layer of Belgian style lacing coats the glass, appears to be a beautiful etched pattern laid down by the beer gods. Aroma has deep alcohol and fruits intertwined, raisin/grape skins sweet cherry notes. A hint of caramel/chocolate intertwined with spicy black pepper in the back ground with herbal hops to balance things out. Flavor is dark fruit mainly plums/raisins soaked in soothing alcohol with hints of spice mainly nutmeg and caramelized chocolate malts going on. It works as a Christmas ale but the body is flowing with effervescent carbonation and a silky smooth Belgian style body. Drinkability overall is very nice smooth drinking high alcohol Christmas ale pretty amazing stuff.

I've had bottles since last year sitting around let's try one...11.2 ounce or 330 ml bottle stubby in nature pours into a St Feuillien chalice. Persistent toasted bread drizzled with honey, a very nice biscuit malt profile with some plum puree fruit content. A bit of dry nutty yeast component coming through with an air of somewhat hidden booze. Flavor has dried out secondary fermentation in the bottle has lessened the residual sugars in this bottle, making it much more balanced and drinkable. Spices died down, and the yeast character is thriving a nutty dry finish amongst the honey drizzled toasted bread notes. Gets even better after a year is my final impression, carbonation is sturdy effervescent with a medium body.

Photo of rastaman
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty nice, you wouldn't really pick that it was 9%, pretty well hidden, dried fruit flavour, slightly gassy, soft yeast character and slightly spicy, i think it was nice, not sweet at all, which is always nice in the stronger brews. Elegant in every way. Beautiful soft texture, with some acidic notes.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leathery brown with copper, caramel and ruby tints, hazy and nearly opaque, a beautiful beer to look at, and that's saying nothing of the creamy head, made of tight and tiny bubbles. Small colonies of lace hug the side of the glass.

Aroma sends up nothing unusual for a Belgian dark, just a pleasing mix of cocoa, dark fruits, chocolate shavings, pie spices and heavy yeast.

Chocolate and rum-soaked raisin come through first in the sip, then you're hit with a huge glow from the alcohol, which expands and eventually takes over by the finish. A little too boozy, swallowing some of the subtle flavors, like the toffee, cinnamon and caramel characteristics that try to get through.

Nice milky smoothness to the mouthfeel, balanced by enough carbonation and cooling dryness to give the beer more depth.

A bit unbalanced no thanks to the too-dominant alcohol, but if you want a slow-sipping holiday beer that'll turn the cheeks rosy, hey, you could do way worse than this.

Photo of cokes
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'03

Intense, luminous black cherry crowned with inches of pale khaki foam. Retention and lace are second to none.
The nose sent me reeling back in shock and delight. So famliar. So delicious. It's a near dead-ringer for Abbaye des Rocs, aroma-wise. Full of caramel and rummy tropical fruits, traced with Belgo-yeast spiciness. It eventually diverts from this well-known path as a vanilla-tinged, root beer quality is manifest as it warms.
It begins with a bready maltiness that seems covered in caramel and raisin. Brightens as it progresses with notes of star fruit, kiwi, and passionfruit. Reverts to a molasses twanginess, then back to fruit with black cherries and phantoms of green grape tartness. Dusty yeast hues add more earthy qualities than spice, but a definitive clove essense is here as well as some muted white pepper. Generally though, it's chalkboards and wet pavement. Ends with a dilute brown sugar/caramelized pineapple notion. A vague rendition of dead leaves is the hops only contribution.
This is full in stature, but light feeling with its fizzy carbonation. Up front, it's too much, but it assembles nicely as it sits.
I'm forced to love anything that reminds me this much of des Rocs. It's got some coarseness, and a few akward moments, but in sum, this is straight glorious, and one of the biggest surprises I've had in a while, especially since their Tripel left me cold.

Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the bomber with friends. It was a close runner-up among four good xmas beers on March 25. Nicely carbonated, dark brown, nutmeg and some cinammon, maybe a tad of cardomon and vanilla. Wonderful with chocaloate. A crowd pleaser find from Cellars new store in Fort Lauderdale.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle, corked & caged. The bottle is dated 24-08-02. I assume they give this a year before the "expiration" date which would make this 14 months old. After tasting it now and finding it in excellent condition, I'm hoping to find a few more bottles to put away for a few more months. It pours a hazy reddish-brown topped by a solid 1/4" of densely creamy, light-tan froth. The head has exceptional holding power but oddly leaves little lace. The aroma is fruity, sweetish, lightly musty and very lightly spicy. The body is medium with a very fine and moderate carbonation which leaves it quite creamy and smooth in the mouth. The flavor is quite supple and extremely well-rounded after aging. It starts fruity (strawberries, light raspberries & cream, raisins, maybe some fig?) with a sweet and very lightly chocolatey malt, then dries out in the finish with some supportive bitterness. Everything then carries over into a long aftertaste! Exceptional. Full of interesting character and quite drinkable as well. Well worth trying when it's first released, and also a great candidate for cellaring.

Photo of prototypic
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cuvée De Noël pours an attractive copper color. It's a little hazy, and has a wealth of yeasty particles swimming around (even after a careful pour). Backlighting reveals deep crimson highlights. A tan head caps it and stands about a finger and a half tall. It receded to a surface covering quickly, but held there for a while. Lacing was light.

The nose is pretty good, but isn't quite a standout. It lacks a little in the strength department. It does feature some caramel/toffee notes up front. It doesn't smell all that sweet though. There are some light spicy notes, mostly holiday spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg are the most apparent. Pear seems to be the only real fruity scent. Belgian yeast is there, but it's not strong. More would be good. Alcohol is blended well and doesn't come through strong at all.

The flavor is a bit better than the nose. It warrants a score bump. The festivities are kicked off with a not so sweet mix of caramel and toffee. It's alright for a malt base, but could be more substantial. Holiday spices follow. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and to a lesser extent, ginger are noted. They're not very strong, but have a nice effect. Light apple and pear and a fruity twist, but are subtle. Belgian yeast is a little more prominent and is responsible for the score bump. Alcohol is masked very well. Finishes a little spicy and yeasty.

Cuvée De Noël has a medium body that is smooth. Carbonation looks quite active, but the bubbles feel light. Drinkability is above average. I'm enjoying this beer, but there are much better choices out there if you're looking for a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, a holiday ale, or a combination of the two. For what it is, it goes down relatively easy.

I believe this is my first encounter with Brasserie St. Feuillien. It's been a good overall experience, but Cuvée De Noël could easily be improved. Bolstering the flavor would be the place to start. More fruit, spices, and malts sounds like the ticket. Not a bad Belgian holiday beer though. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of MiScusi
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2005 version.
On tap at Lucky Baldwin's Belgian Beer Festival in Pasadena.

Beer poured a darkish brown. Not much of a head on this beer, even with swirling. Malty and spicey all the way. Carbonation was on the very low end... spices were subtle. I prefer American winter beers over this one, it just didn't hit the spot.

Photo of bditty187
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, almost murky, dull coppery-brown in hue with faded red highlights, the liquid is quite unimpressive to look at. Beige foam, at the apex the head was a good three fingers tall but the bubbles rapidly faded to a half finger cap, not bad I suppose. A small cap lasted the entire consumption. The subsequent lacing was spotty but not widespread. Overall, the appearance is decent.

The nose has a lovely interplay between malt and spice. Muted caramel and chocolate hints upfront but quickly some melon and tropical fruit notes arrive. Thus far the nose is delicate but likeable. As the nose ends I detect hints of spice (I can’t really name any one spice, which might be a really good thing) and suggestion of alcohol. I’ve only had this beer once before and I was very drunk when I had it. Of course I loved it dearly. It was damn yummy at the time. Thus far the nose isn’t really sparking any memories. No matter, I’ll call the nose inviting but it is kind of simple and soft-spoken.

The palate doesn’t deliver the malty goodness I remember. However, the lively alcohol and spicy undercurrents do strike a fancy with me. I understand how this beer could defeat my palate fatigue and soaked brain when I had this beer before. Onto the present… the palate starts hot but not in a bad way, quickly I detect fruity notes, some apples, a bit of raisins and figs, plenty of tropical fruit and some melons. None of the fruity flavors are very prevalent but they do blend perfectly with the soft caramel malts, toffee, and a soft blend of chocolate and molasses. I just realized my cork says “1/04.” Okay, so this beer is older than I thought. That might explain some of the “faded” aromas and flavors. Fairly quick finish, somewhat warm but thin aftertaste; I am disappointed at how this beer finished. I am surprised this beer is still this hot. I can’t wait to try a fresh sample, again.

Medium in body, low and empty carbonation, the mouthfeel is totally uneventful and yet it seems to fit this beer well enough. On a side note, the aftertaste is starting to increase… I find it warm and malty now (it is quite nice!).

In conclusion, I like this beer but I don’t think it aged all that well. Sure it held up fine but it seems to have lost some beef. Maybe not. Like I said, I can’t wait until winter so I can try this beer fresh. So, yes, I found it drinkable. I was thrilled to see a 750ml bottle in Des Moines, IA recently. I purchased the last two bottles (I gave the other to a friend). I liked it but I didn’t love it like I thought I would. No doubt it is worth a try.

Photo of beveritt
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Purchased in a three pack with a St. Feuillien glass. The glass only lasted for one beer, than broke while washing it. Hoping the beers are a little more impressive, but these holiday gift packs tend to disappoint. Poured from a stubby little bottle into a Duvel goblet. The label depicts a country winter scene. Say "best before end" but the date is 0630300. Not sure what date that is, but the ABV means this one should last just fine.

Appearance: Pours with just shy of two fingers of tan head, that is after a large portion of the bottle sprayed all over the place just after popping the cap. This settles slowly, though it leaves a fairly substantial ring around the glass and a large island of foam directly above the nucleation point. The beer itself is almost a muddy brown and completely opaque. Lots of loose sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Smells of figs and raisins, with a definite sweet alcohol smell. Slight aroma of cherry and vanilla.

Taste: Sweet cherry and plum flavors with a slightly nutmeg and nutty undertone. A little bit warming in the finish, though all in all, the alcohol is hidden well.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is excellent.

Drinkability: A great beer to sit and sip. Flavorful, warming, and complex.

Photo of nickthetick
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best Before End: 0930132 whatever that means.

A: hazy thick mahogany with a lot of visible yeast, poured into a st feuillien chalice. Half a finger of khaki head that fizzles away quickly to a little island of condensed head in the middle of the glass. Not very effervescent looking and the suspended yeast makes it look thick as molasses, in fact it looks like organic maple syrup in a glass.

S: strong caramel malt and brown sugar right off the bat with some figs and plums mixed in. Nutmeg and other christmas like spices are slightly cloying and the alcohol is noticeable.

T: well there's the brown sugar and spices I smelled and noticeable dark fruit. Mild hop bitterness and some leather in the middle(in a good way). The alcohol is defiantly there, and the yeast presents a small amount apple.

MF: heavy and the floating yeast is felt around the tongue. The alcohol warms a bit and it is almost overly sweet and not very bitter.
D: a fine beer especially in the winter but not one I would go out of my way for. If I see it again with the glass I would get it and maybe put a year on it.

Photo of morimech
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before date of 14/08/09. Pours a murky reddish brown with 1/2 inch tan head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Very little lacing is left on the glass. I smell caramel and dark fruit. Some alcohol wafts of the liquid and is picked up. The taste consists of figs, dates, prunes. Mostly dark fruit qualities. I do not get much spice from the yeast. Alcohol is well masked. Just a bit of warmth going down the throat. The carbonation is a little fizzy but otherwise has a nice texture. A good representation of the style. Not as big and flavorful as others but it makes this much more drinkable despite the high ABV.

Photo of CDBeerDisappear
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy brown in color with massive tan head. Excellent retention and lacing. So much foam I was thinking about using it to shave. Sweet malty aroma with abundant spiciness. It has an earthy, spicy flavor that is very appropriate for a winter/Christmas offering. This is a very nice abbey ale and even though the alcohol is 9% it was not overpowering. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Goes down easy and I would drink it again.

Photo of rebel1771
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head and large bits of yeast floating around.

S: Boozy, bready aroma with candied fruit notes.

T: Heavy sweet malt flavor dominates with a strong alcohol punch. The same candied fruits from the aroma show up here. Thick almost chewy mouthfeel.

O: This is a nice holiday treat, a couple will definitely put you in the holiday spirit.

Photo of Minotaur
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this both on tap and in various bottle sizes. But I am currently sipping from a Chimay goblet poured from a 75cl bottle. This is the direct Belgian import: a hard to find bottle discovered at Spinnerstown Hotel.

It is a light hazelnut colored brown-amber with tan highlights. A luxurious but not huge head which hangs around and recedes to a fine snowy looking lacing.

The aroma is plumb, raisin, cinnamon, a bit of hops. After warming a bit the smell of alcohol seeps in.

The taste is dense, sourdough bread with an underlying prune-raisin like sweetness. There is a strong ester flavor, nuttiness (reminds me of toasted filberts), a bit of bitter sourness from hops and alcohol. There is a fruitiness reminiscient of warm, mulled wine. I am reminded of lingon berry and holly. Perhaps there is a bit of spruce in there as well? Despite the sweetness there is ample bitterness in the finish - especially at the warmed end of the glass.

Had it with Chimay cheese, pretzel bread and bison sausage. The strong flavors of the food seemed to soften the slight sharpness in the aftertaste.

The texture, mouth feel (thick, full) - almost chewy. Which is perfect for the bread and toast-like flavors coming through in this brew.

The alcohol makes it smooth an quaff able - but I wouldn't say *drinkable* for many folks. I however drank it just fine.

An excellent example of a Belgian style winter ale.

Photo of ToolHead
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75 cl bottle, served in Westmalle chalice.
Deep brownish red; moderate head. There's a nice, warm fullness to the taste. Delicious malt character, and an impressively long, distinctive finish. Very good drinkability - it's so easy to forget the 9% abv...
One of the better Christmas brews I've tasted, although it's not in the same league as Gouden Carolus Christmas or Affligem Nöel. A very nice beer, though, and very popular in Denmark - easily the most available imported Christmas brew this year, and winner of several Christmas beer tastings.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy ruby copper with yeast chunks floating around.
Nose shows wheaty bread, golden syrup, aromatic wood (cedar) and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg).
Flavours include more wheat, spicy alcohol (almost hot though), ginger and golden syrup.
Carbonation is too high.

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St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
90 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.