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St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

286 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | 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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3/5  rDev -25.2%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jak, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

hopburster, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

KirstenJ, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

slasich, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

theArchitect, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Armsby Abbey Ho-Ho Belgian Christmas, but have many aged bottles in the cellar and surprised I haven't reviewed this yet.

Creamy head that stick around forever, murky yeast filled brown rusty color.

Nose dark Belgian beer, candi sugar, Belgian dark malts, yeast, etc. Then dark fruit, brandy soaked raisins, light plum, light oxidized aroma I think, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg like spices, herbal, almost plum sweet wine like.

Taste similar, fruits, brandy soaked raisins, pear, apple, plum wine, bit of booze, nutty, cinnamon and nutmeg like spices, caramel, toffee, candi sugar, Belgian darker malts and yeast, light spicy, creamy and smooth. Finishes with more sweeteners with caramel candi sugar, etc. bit more booze, dark fruits.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, decent carb, bit of warming booze.

Overall nice, great dark Belgian strong flavors fruits, spices, etc. good touch of booze.

jlindros, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

PthPndr, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

tjseveryday, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a medium brown color with good carbonation leaving a dirty white head

S: Loads of toffee, caramel, dark fruits

T: Brown sugar, toffee, caramel upfront with a faded clove and some dark fruits

M: Full bodied and tasty

O: Pretty good overall

barleywinefiend, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of OneDropSoup
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Deep amber body with some lighter gold & ruby highlights under a finger of soft, pillowy khaki head that drops to a thin coating & a nice collar. Some sediment floaties.

Smells of honey, banana, some grape jelly, a little baking spice. Sweet & very present, good stuff. Can detect a little booze, but just a hint, even a little spicy hop character at times.

Taste is very similar to the smell, moving through many of the same movements but turning dry & alcoholic toward the end. A nice round toffee character shows up in the finish, as well as a little grape cough syrup.

First couple sips are a little too active for me, with a prickly carbonation that then mellows out & turns smoother. A little on the thin side from what I was expecting, but still good. Dryness wears a little bit on the tongue.

This is a keeper, for sure. I love that clear honey presence in the smell, that's really doing it for me. Would definitely go back to this.

OneDropSoup, Dec 06, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, hazy amber with subtle ruby highlights and a thin tan mousse that sticks around far longer than expected. If held up to the light, little chunks of yeast can be seen suspended in the liquid.

S: Very gentle, subtle aromas of dark bread, cream, toffee, caramel, raisins, and figs are present on the nose, but take some time to detect. This ale smells nice, but I do wish that the aromas were a bit more assertive.

T: Notes of cream, prunes, raisins, figs, dark bread, cocoa, subtle spice, caramel, and toffee, as well as a restrained, earthy hop bitterness are present on the palate. The finish is smooth and delicate with caramel, toffee, cocoa, and earthy hop notes.

M: Full bodied, luscious, and velvety, yet somewhat on the dry side for this style. Carbonation is initially prickly, but quickly mellows out, fading to a delicate tingle in the background. The alcohol is very restrained and just barely noticeable. Goes down very smoothly.

O: Beers like this are quickly confirming my high opinion of St. Feuillien. Overall, I feel that this brewery produces some of the best artisanal ales in Belgium and Cuvee de Noel does absolutely nothing to convince me otherwise. This is a very balanced, flavorful beer, one that fans of Belgian strong dark ales really ought to try at some point.

mrfrancis, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

rekel, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Burt, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

PaBeerLover, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Dan3279, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Bjsetti, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Jason, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Whadawookie
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am semi-unfamiliar with this style, but it tastes pretty good to me. It has some wild particle action suspended throughout the deep red/brown brew. I poured into a chalice,not much head retention. It leaves a very fine film on the top of the beer. No lacing on the side of the glass. Definitely some fall harvest sort of fruit smells coming from it and same goes for the taste. A very faint cinnamon spice? It's a pretty good beer, kinda in the vein of a hard cider or something like that. I don't drink as many belgians as I do of american ales, but I am enjoying this. It was a good price at Beertopia for the quality of the brew. I definitely see why this would be a good winter beer, it leaves your belly feeling warm and fuzzy. It is a bit sweet, and wouldn't be a brew I would drink all that often.

Whadawookie, Nov 01, 2011
St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
90 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.