Wednesday, December 12, 2007

25 Beers of Christmas, Day 12: St. Feuillien Cuvee de Noel

Straight out of Belgium, next up is Cuvee de Noel from Brasserie St. Feuillien. It's an abbey ale brewed to 9.5% ABV.

Pours opaque ruby brown brimmed by a frothy and dense tan head.

The aroma... Rich maltiness and caramel malt, strident spiciness, perhaps from the yeast. Lightly fruity almost like tart apples.. Some hops seem to be present in the nose. Crazy.

Flavor is very malty, fruity malt and caramel malt, considerable spice, some bitterness, tastes like hops but may be a product of the spice as this style usually doesn't display hops lightly sticky sweet finish and aftertaste.

That is one tasty abbey ale. Good stuff.

Brasserie St. Feuillien

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