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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

283 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002)
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-16-2013 22:39:50 | More by RBorsato
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desint

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-20-2013 21:47:31 | More by desint
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SGToliver

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-23-2013 08:49:01 | More by SGToliver
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-04-2013 16:56:20 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-04-2013 22:39:06 | More by WOLFGANG
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -7.7%

Best before 9/30/13.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and spice aromas. There is also a slight soy sauce aroma that comes out as the beer warms up but it's not really a negative thing. Taste is much the same with dark fruit and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice dark fruit presence in the aroma and flavor.

06-23-2013 03:11:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-25-2013 21:54:48 | More by Slatetank
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robertmitchum

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-24-2013 15:54:33 | More by robertmitchum
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2013 19:54:58 | More by InspectorBob
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SStein

Belgium

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-08-2013 10:47:27 | More by SStein
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2013 02:28:19 | More by Jamison85
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-05-2013 17:32:29 | More by captainbearcat
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

02-26-2013 12:36:34 | More by xnicknj
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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-24-2013 23:36:02 | More by Beerstorian
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markmcconv

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-13-2013 19:14:24 | More by markmcconv
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-07-2013 22:01:12 | More by Haybeerman
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Satyr179

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-03-2013 17:11:57 | More by Satyr179
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Chrily

Norway

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2013 11:37:25 | More by Chrily
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2013 00:10:46 | More by FLBeerGuy
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iKrystin

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-12-2013 23:23:29 | More by iKrystin
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured a 750 ml bottle into a chalice. Finishing 2012 and starting 2013 off with a good beer.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a murky crimson brown with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: super maltiness and dark fruit goodness. I do pick up some of that orange mamalade a lot of people are talking about, pepper, bready malts, a little chocolate, dark fruits, and lots of goodness.

Taste: Caramel, chocolate, and bready malts. Spicy pepper, raisins, oranges, some bitternes, and a lot of the mentioned flavors above too.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium to high carbonation, medium to full bodied, and some boozy alcohol.

Overall: Pretty solid BSDA that was quite the treat. Happy to have scored this a year ago. It is good to know that it stood the test of time. Best before was 9/30/13. Might have to see if the store has any more bottles kicking around.

01-01-2013 07:46:53 | More by Flounder57
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-27-2012 20:10:23 | More by cliff1066
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +2%

Poured from 22oz caged bottle into pint. Pours a nice ruby hue brown with off white head. Really nice sweet dried fruity aromas...some cognac/sweet liquor notes. Great dried fruit and fruitcake belgian flavor, some banana and chocolate. Smooth but sharp flavor...well balanced and great spice chatacter but not overly done. Really nice brew.

12-27-2012 03:23:22 | More by DrinkSlurm
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Anyone dreaming of a muddied marmalade Christmas? If so, St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël is a wish come true. In fact, the beer also doubles as a snow globe; thick clumps of sediment speck the glass. (I could have opted to exclude them but that would have entailed leaving nearly half the liquid behind.) Funny enough, however, there's little (if any) snow flakes atop.

Initially an acquired taste, I now have the greatest admiration for Belgian yeast strains. Where else do you find spicy and savory all rolled into one composite package? The nose sings a lovely holiday carol of candied orange rind, bread, nutmeg, black licorice, caramel apple, and savory herbs. Despite the beer's strength, the blend of citrus and spice is nice and mellow.

Cuvée De Noël features hints of plum, butterscotch, mulled apple cider, and has a spicy fruitcake, Cognac-like finish. As mentioned, the yeast is the kind to grip early and lock the palate down throughout. There is an almost tannin-like, black licorice bitterness. All considered, it is a fairly delicate beer (even despite the spicy flavours and 9% alcohol).

The fact that this is just past the 'consume before' date on the bottle explains a lot: the slightly tarnished complexion, the slightly dulled aromatics, and the more syrupy, liqueur-like mouthfeel. It has obviously passed its recommended window. Nevertheless, it makes a splendid, flattering Christmas ale, one which really defines the general style for these kinds of seasonal beers.

St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël is not far off the quality or brilliancy of Belgium's best Christmas ales, though it is not my personal favourite. It's definitely something I'd buy again, mind you, and it does provide all the fruity, spicy, savory (Christmas cake and Cognac) elements one could ask for in a holiday tipple. It is an offering of which I can say only good things, though 'great' compliments are bit harder to muster.

12-25-2012 20:50:27 | More by biegaman
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astidad

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2012 03:08:57 | More by astidad
St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
90 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.