St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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Reviews by CZs:
4.44/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Poured cask into 8 oz tulip. Light orange / amber color - a nice surprising contrast to all the other straw-colored Saisons out there. Nice 3 fingered, creamy white head. Highly carbed, but not on the same effervescent level as a lot of Saisons.
Smell: Complex candied citrus fruit, canteloupe. Sweet clementine. Maybe some slight Special B mixed in there - something slightly heavier smelling than just light or citrus fruits.
Taste: Again, a nice contrast to all the typical highly effervescent Duponts of the world. Orange over lemon. Various levels of sweetness over pure breezy farmhouse tartness or pure black pepper without being overly sweet. This differs from the session Saison or those making a Saison with a 15-25% Witte like grain bill. I love that it bucks the supposed trend of what an "authentic Saison" should be - I love Dupont, but this is more true to the spirit of Saison in my opinion - less guidelines, more variety. It is a black sheep in a great way. I probably like it more than most Saison enthusiasts do, and would compare it to the Southampton Saison - also an amber-like Saison.
Mouthfeel: Medium high carb, malt forward, in the middle of crisp and silky. I would guess the body is somewhere between 1.010 - 1.014
Overall: If you want to switch up your Saison experience without going full-on Dark Saison, this and Southampton are where its at. Not everyone has to drink a 3-5 SRM, lemon spritzer every time they want a Saison. Again, I respect the classic Dupont and enjoy it many times but I equally respect its orange brother.
Serving type: cask
04-21-2013 19:35:02 | More by CZs
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: My can produced lots of sediment and floaters in the pretty apricot body, but not much head, no lace, and went flat pretty fast. (in contrast to a side-by-side of Rayon Vert by Green Flash which is explosive and shampoo lacy.)
Smell: Complex aroma: husky grains, stone fruit, fall orchard, melon, white pepper, spice and honey.
Taste: Grows more intense and floral, starting with a bready opening, that frames the Belgian complex character, with melon, stone fruit, honey, hay, lots of honeysuckle and flowers, and white pepper/herbal spice, then the peppery/herbal flavors and honey intertwine in a long, long finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, great finish, with low carbonation
Drinkability: Honey sweet, with balancing complexity and bitter notes. Great with soft cheese, in tonight's case, Camembert.
Serving type: can
07-18-2014 01:54:33 | More by Act25
2.88/5 rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
Well, I feel lots of bitterness, which almost overwhelm everything. However the bitterness lower down when it is warmer, and when finish the drink , there seem to be flavor in your month.
The aroma is the best thing about this beer , smells attractive, attracting you to get closer, though at the first sip, it's really bitter.
I don't feel the spiciness mentioned by others, nor other tastes like citrous or something else, because the bitterness is just too strong ):
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 11:56:08 | More by cowew1245
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
St. Feuillien Saison has a medium, off-white head, and a hazy, brilliant (almost luminescent) orange appearance, with very noticeable and relatively large, brown chunks at the bottom. Not much lacing, here. The aroma is of pungent, spicy, horse-blanket, and musty grains. Taste is of all that with maybe white pepper and basil? Bitterness is low. Mouthfeel is medium, and St. Feuillien Saison finishes semi-dry and delicious. No complaints, only plaudits, from me.
Serving type: can
07-12-2014 16:15:22 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 11.2 oz can into a Duvell tulip. Moderate hand. AA-170 stamped on the bottom, whatever the hell that means. No date.
A: Cloudy, honey-colored body with a moderate amount of visible sediment. 1.5 fingers off-white head with ok retention. Light lacing.
S: Sweet, fruit-forward, slightly musty yeast. Apple, pear. Hay. Honey. Some grape, peach.
T: Slightly spicy, sweet yeast opens. Fruity maltiness develops and yields to some hopping bitterness on a semi-dry finish. mild alcohol presence. The aftertaste draws out with fruit, malt and a slight tang.
M: Moderate carbonation, moderate body. Less carb and more heft than your average saison.
O: If you prefer your saisons malt-forward, fruity and substantial on the palate, then you should enjoy this. Me, I'm thinking more autumn-time drinking for this one.
Serving type: can
07-11-2014 04:13:35 | More by fourstringer
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from an 11.2oz. can into a tulip glass.
A- Pours a light yellow-orange pretty hazy, high white head that doesn't stick around too long.
S- Typical Belgian esters of fruit and spice. Slight layers of banana, citrus, clove, some ripe tropical in there too.
T- Mostly getting the spice notes first, then the fruitiness, followed by a yeasty dry bitterness of the finish.
M- Pretty light in the the mouth.
O- A pretty good Saison, good yeast complexity, and a very affordable Belgian beer.
Serving type: can
07-01-2014 22:15:57 | More by PaulyB83
St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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