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St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

282 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 282
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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KirstenJ

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-19-2011 01:50:06 | More by KirstenJ
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slasich

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-18-2011 05:56:54 | More by slasich
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theArchitect

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-18-2011 01:46:48 | More by theArchitect
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2011 03:10:55 | More by trojankeg
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 03:40:55 | More by jlindros
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-08-2011 23:41:21 | More by PthPndr
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tjseveryday

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-08-2011 22:11:16 | More by tjseveryday
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 04:41:50 | More by barleywinefiend
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-07-2011 19:39:50 | More by ROGUE16
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 23:21:39 | More by OneDropSoup
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 13:59:05 | More by mrfrancis
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-01-2011 23:29:41 | More by rekel
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-30-2011 17:13:09 | More by Burt
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-30-2011 15:01:25 | More by PaBeerLover
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Dan3279

Ohio

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-26-2011 00:58:33 | More by Dan3279
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Bjsetti

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-25-2011 15:27:06 | More by Bjsetti
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-25-2011 15:09:19 | More by Rochefort10nh
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

11-22-2011 22:06:22 | More by brandoman63
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2011 02:53:38 | More by bigdaddypolite
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2011 00:14:29 | More by Jason
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Whadawookie

Nebraska

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 01:44:15 | More by Whadawookie
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: murky brown and amber mix. single finger head, not too much lace.

S: not much on the nose. Some wood and caramel notes.

T: lots of carame, brown sugar and red apple/cider taste. pear notes as well.

M: smooth. Thick bodied and light carbonation

Overall: too much cider flavor and consistency for my liking but this seems standard for belgian strongs.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2011 02:49:02 | More by kylehay2004
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a brown color w/ a nice one finger cocoa head. Excellent head, carbonation and lacing. Lots of floaties hanging out in this brew.

S- Apple, pear, malt, spices. A little weak- would like it to be stronger for a higher score. Still, it's a nicely spiced christmas beer in the belgian style.

T- Very nice spices and fruit dominate the palate. Very balanced and pleasant, but nothing outstanding. Nice spice aftertaste on the back end which lingers for a while.

M- Fairly smooth, w/ a spice bite, but it's on the thin side and not as warming as I'd like for this style.

O- Good beer that just lacks a few things from being outstanding. Recommended if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 20:53:52 | More by jayhawk73
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NurseJody

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner stemmed glass....at World of Beer

This beer was amazing! For an Abbey Ale, this takes the mark!

Season ales always surprise me... I only wish they were around all year long, but then again - it makes you look forward to something special!

Pouring, about a one fingered head, was amber like in color. Little to no lace...On the nose, there were slight hints of caramel....

Taste was quite amazing! It almost tasted like caramel corn! Felt like I was at an upper classed fair! Deep malts of caramel, with just a slight hint of sweetness - honey? The ABV was/is high, yet you don't taste it.

Overall, I would recommend this beer. Due to it only being a seasonal beer, I would highly recommend it to those who can get it around xmas time :)

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 01:18:50 | More by NurseJody
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out as a nice amber colored ale. The head was frothy and white. The smell of the beer was semi-sweet and had a good spice to it. The flavor of yeast, spice and some sweet malts gave this beer a good flavor. The mouthfeel has some good bubbles throughout and a medium body. Overall this beer wasn't too bad. Worthy trying again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 20:18:39 | More by Knapp85
St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
90 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.