St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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89
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331 Ratings
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St. Feuillien Cuvée De NoëlSt. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Belgium
st-feuillien.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
221
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hanglow
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
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 +4.3%
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 +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matuka123
4.6/5  rDev +15%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22.04.2016

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice winter warmer. Alcohol is present only in noticeable tanginess in flavor. Hints of figs, raisins and prunes.... Nice brown color with sticky beige foam. Aroma hits you smack in the nose (used a tulip) when lifted to the mouth.... With this type if beer being seasonal, I can’t wait for Christmas!

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Photo of josanguapo
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From elcervecero. In Teku glass. After dinner. Surprisingly drinkable for its high ABV. Just the adequate spicy touch. A bit drier than my favourites but great still

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, Pours dark clear ruby red with huge dense tan head. Aroma cherries, brandy, raisins, dates, cinnamon, spices. Taste follows the nose as well as caramel, prune, grapes. Very nice.

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Photo of Anze
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
1.69/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rickus
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drew74
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AxlSkull
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dazka
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bestrent24
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
4 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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