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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3.98/5
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354 Ratings
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:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,746
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
354
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
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13
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Ratings: 354 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of Dentist666
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep ruby and somewhat filtered, with lots of carbonation and 3 fingers of beige head.

Smells of molasses, cherries, fruit cake, and christmas pudding.

The taste is of coke and molasses candy, with hints of dark fruits like prunes and figs.

Medium, highly foamy body.

Got at LCBO, drinking May 19th, 2018 in Brackenrig, ON, on Lake Rousseau.

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Photo of cyrenaica
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle
9.0% ABV
Best Before: September 11, 2019
Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
April 17, 2018
$3.95
The beer pours a slightlu hazy golden red colour with a bubbly pinkish head which quickly recedes to a lacing. The aroma is berries, spices, caramel malt, and weak hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is dominated by Belgian yeasty notes, some caramel, some weak hops, and grainy malts. The beer does not taste as good as it smells, but still tastes pretty good.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle served fairly cold into a goblet. An LCBo purchase for about $3.75 CDN. Best before Fall of 2019. Finally got around to this one after sitting on it for a couple months.

Appearance - Pours a dark brown colored beer, some clarity and lots of bubbles. Topped with two fingers of tan-white head, diminishes quickly to less than a finger but after that the cap is pervasive. Minimal lacing around the edges of the glass.

Smell - Spicy with lots of grainy notes, Christmas baking and fruitcake. Plenty of pepper and spices to go around. Nutmeg seems prevalent. Mineral notes here too.

Taste - Medium sweet, with some earthy hops. Baking spices of nutmeg and bits of cinnamon. Some vanilla mixed in with the grainy and bready base. Decidedly not sweet.

Mouthfeel -Smooth, well carbonated with a dry finish. Body is lighter than expected, carbonation is a touch on the heavy side. Nice holiday / ice storm and can't go anywhere type of beer.

Overall - A fine strong and dark Belgian, but not exemplary given the competition. A worthwhile purchase though anyway.

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Photo of irishkyle21
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nullbort
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Batheinfire
1.43/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours brown and appear very similar to most other in this style.Heavy smell of anise overpowering everything else. Taste unfortunately is bang on the same as the smell, way to much anise overpowering any dark fruit, candied sugars, or any other flavors to be enjoyed. Not what I was hoping for, sad to say I've found a beer in my favorite style that I do not enjoy.

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Photo of Glorithm
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polloenfuego
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
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
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | 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 -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormGod
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bird_soul
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OlaB
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschude
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hanyuu
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 354 ratings