St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien Cuvée De NoëlSt. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruby brown in color, with an enormous 4 finger head. The head lasts a while, and when it breaks a decent cap and collar and some lacing.

Smell is typical for a BSDA, full of dark fruits and malts. Molasses and Belgian yeast also creep in.

Taste brings some spices forward and then typical flavors for the style. Some molasses and dark fruits, a touch of a booze and just a bit of Belgian yeast.

Feel is medium but carbonation is quite fizzy and prickly. Bit of a boozy finish.

An average BSDA in my opinion. Not great, but not bad. I found it was a little lighter than I'd expect, and the booze is a little too present.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of course this is great but something seems to be ever so lightly missing here. The taste is muted (except for the tingling alcohol) and not as flavourful as others in this style, noel or not. I would gladly drink it in the future, even though the licorice almost ruins this one.

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Photo of Nunya
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormGod
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bird_soul
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OlaB
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby brown color with a huge top off beige head that disolves in a quite fast pace. Aroma is off caramel,bread,dark fruits,anis,licorice and brown sugar.
The taste is sweet with dark fruits and licorice, and roasted malts strong in the back. Finish is light bitter with spices.Good lenght in the aftertaste and the flavours are balanced great. The strong alcohol content are hidden well.This is a beer I get a christmas feel off. Medium body with a light carbonation. Oily and creamy mouthfeel.
This is a powerfull beer. Delicious and enjoyable with a really nice and balanced flavour. Merry Christmas!

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Photo of NightINgale
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschude
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hanyuu
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 edition, on tap, god i love an old belgian christmas strong ale! i know this is only appealing to a small corner of beer nerdom, but its my corner alright! this is gorgeous in the glass, looks like a belgian from a mile away, frothy three fingers of khaki head, soft as a pillow and permanent, heavy hanging lace as it drinks down to a glass of suds at the end, crimson colored lightly hazy brew, so attractive. slightly oxidized in the nose, but this type of beer was made for that, cool sugars from candy sugar to honey to molasses in the nose and taste, with a soft spice quality, probably yeast driven, insanely mature at this stage of its journey. the belgian yeast aspect is tame to me though in the nose and flavor, i get more cherry and red wine notes in the malt, more gingerbread and dense dried fruitiness than i do yeast esters, phenols, or spiciness. its complex though, but also old enough that its so smoothed out its hard to really try to break it apart analytically. rather, its best to just appreciate it as it is, a wintery warming glass of belgian goodness, fancy and distinct, the kind of beer that only works this time of year but works so well. an absolute joy to drink!

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Photo of Heeenrik
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hanglow
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear brown. huge head

pear drops, fake pear aroma, green apple, sweet shop , liquorice allsorts

Taste includes some caramel, more liquoice and star anise. Thin body for abv, dryness on the end. Bit of citric acidity

Not bad

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Photo of Dzu
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.33 l bottle into trappist goblet.
L: Dark brown with a medium foam head.
S: Belgian yeasts, sourness, lime.
T: Roasted bread, dark fruits, caramel, long-lasting aftertaste!
F: Tight body , low carbonation.
O: Complex flavour bsda. Above average!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matuka123
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a cool Saint Feuillien Belgian beer. 750ml big bottle with the cork on it that pops. Dark bottle. 9%
Bottle is very good. It looks dark and amber'y colour. Classic belgian style. High quality beer this one is.
Smell is very nice and fruity, it smells well blended notes. Liquorice, anis, fruit, pear. Dry. Scrumptious. Medium to High carbonation. belg yeast. Good taste. Overall it's a great festive christmas Beer I really enjoy it.

Only negative is that the alcohol bites a little hard for my tastes :D usually beers hide the ABV so well, even a 10-12% one. but this one feels like it bites tongue a little with alcohol/clove/pepper. But its fine. :)

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml, caged and corked bottle - 'tis almost the season around here, as we don't have to wait until Yankee Thanksgiving to begin the craziness. We've got mandarin oranges already, but no snow - that should change soon.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick amber colour, with a veritably glass-filling tower of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy beige head, which leaves some thick and sudsy forked lightning lace around the glass as it gradually sinks away.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, some edgy and musty Belgian yeastiness, a clove, nutmeg, and metallic cinnamon savoury spice character, muddled overripe pome fruit esters, brown sugar syrup, a further indistinct dark orchard fruitiness, and a sense of not quite alighting alcohol astringency. The taste is vinous fruit (cherries and red grapes), bready and doughy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee sweetness, treacle, estery Low Countries yeast, a reduced spice contingent from that in the aroma - nutmeg and cinnamon, mostly - a still hovering and lurking booziness, and some really hard to pin down generic (ok, 'old-world') hop bitterness.

The bubbles are quite active in their supportive and tingly frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with maybe a slight yeasty and spiced intruder gently treading on the rose bushes here. It finishes off-dry, but not by as much as one might have been expecting - lots of off-setting measures duly lingering.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough iteration of one of my favourite styles, especially as the coming holiday season (session?) rolls around. Not too sweet, and with a deft application of the usual suspects, not to mention the essentially hidden 18-proof wowee sauce quotient. I could see grabbing another of these for Christmas, er, whatever!

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Photo of MrDell
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël
Belgian Strong Dark Ale – 9% - 330ml Bottle - Bottled 27.07.2017

Appearance: Pours brown with a nice deep red tinge and a beautiful, just off white head. The beer is clear upon fist pour, despite being bottle conditioned. Quite a lively beer with lots of fast moving carbonation. Good head retention.

Aroma: Lovely Belgian yeast aroma backed up with spices. Also dark sugar, a classic Belgian Christmas beer aroma.

Taste: Sweet malts, a slightly bitter liquorice hit in the middle and then it's sweet and spicy in the finish with loads of cinnamon. Nice bit of warming alcohol after swallowing -perfect for a cold evening.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied and well balanced all around.

Overall: I did enjoy this one, you get exactly what you expect with this Belgian abbey Christmas beer - it's dark, sweet, full of spices and strong, however, I did find the spices a little overpowering and started it to become a little sickly-sweet towards end of the bottle (330ml).

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Photo of Antyk
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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