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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342 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:
#4,435
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
342
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
3.35
 
 
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Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev 0%

Outstanding good Christmas beer for the colder day at the end of the year. Had it from tap which made this beer really enjoyable. Some nice spices which makes this beer very drinkable.

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Photo of spoony
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of janubio
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Brown-reddish colour, with huge head that leaves a good lace and crown. Smell of dark fruits, spices, nutmeg, licorice, cinnamon and almonds. Medium body, good carbonation. Taste is similar to the smell: spices, licorice, almonds, dark fruits.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Sarmento
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of thefluker
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of PedroNasser
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of eskilgh
4/5  rDev 0%

A - Clear dark copper. Forms a nice frothy, even head. Looks awesome.

S - Upfront is a red-berry oriented fruitiness, quite unlike other Belgians I've tried. I get redcurrant, strawberry, raisins and even ginger! Really exciting esters. Also comes with hints of acidity. Malt foundation is fairly low key and/or integrated with the fruity smells.

T + M - When you start to drink it you can definitely notice a high level of carbonation, after a second that berry profile starts to dominate the taste. Body is smooth and of a really fitting medium profile.

O - A good beer, don't know if I would call it a belgian strong dark ale though. It's nice to taste esters that go in a different direction then I've had before, however, for me the malt backbone is a bit too weak, and the beer just a little bit too one dimensional.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01/15/14 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This stuff doesn't mess. Should be in those little barrels they hang around the St Bernard rescue dogs. Bracing. Spicy hits that great spot between bitter & sweet. Catch it if you can.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy very dark reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass, significant amounts of large particulates in suspension, and some amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized thick patch of medium bubbles surrounded by a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of caramel and toffee malt sweetness with moderate notes of brown sugar and dark fruit (raisins). Light aromas of spices (cinnamon and clove).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel and toffee malts with a moderate presence of brown sugar. There is a moderate presence of dark fruits (raisins) and moderate amounts of spices (cinnamon, clove, and allspice). Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which does not linger for long.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue.

O: Really nice holiday spice flavors really complement the dark fruit flavors of the BSDA. Very easy to drink but it is obvious this is a big beer and quite enjoyable. Best sipped slowly and would probably be great while sitting by the fireplace on Christmas Eve while waiting for the fat man to come visit.

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy and very dark brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head. It is hard to see through, but it appears that particulates of yeast are floating near the bottom of the glass. The head died down, but left a thin layer of bubbles that mostly covered the surface and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits and clumped Yeast are present in the nose.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has flavors of yeast and dark fruits along with some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate anud has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of yeast in the taste, but also has nice amounts of dark fruits in the smell and the taste. No alcohol is perceptible.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature chalice; 9/2007 date on the cork. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, prune, fig, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, molasses, clove, light chocolate, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, molasses, light chocolate, clove, herbal, floral, and toast/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, molasses, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and big robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast ester flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev 0%

St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 342 ratings
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