Tuesday, January 10, 2012

St. Feuillien Speciale

Today I'm drinking St. Feuillien Speciale, a Belgian Abbey Ale brewed by St-Feuillien Brewery in Le Roeulx, Belgium. I picked up this $10 wine bottle at Total Wine in an after-holiday special for $4. Otherwise, this one would never be here. There is a little story about the beer on the side, which you can read below. Serve between 50-55° F.

Huge cork pop--the neighbor's dogs had a freakin' barking fit on the other side of the fence. Spice, yeast and caramel aroma with plenty of bananas and more generic fruity muddle. VERY ripe banana flavors and sweet candi sugar are dominant flavors to start. Spicy too, cinnamon and coriander and nutmeg, not sure. Caramel and honey add more sweetness. Some grape and wine qualities add some interest toward the end, but that overripe banana and sugar sweetness is just too much to handle. The 9% alcohol provided a little balance and heat toward the end, finally. Carbonation is good, body decent. Not horrible but not great either.

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