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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

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BA SCORE
86
very good

448 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%


Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: joe1510 on 05-11-2009)
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Fuzzycranium

Texas

4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

wonderful tall 11.2 ounce can. Appearance is is straw with good carbonation and moderate white head. Lots of small carbonated bubbles. Aroma is fruity/flowery/boozy. Love the mouthfeel as it seems like the carb continues or maybe even increases. Flavor moves from citrus tang through warming clean dry crisp finish.

Serving type: can

09-24-2013 08:30:42 | More by Fuzzycranium
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Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Appearance: A cloudy golden orange. Poured with a 1/4" head that dissipated quickly into a ring of foam.

Aroma: Sweet with slight spice. Very little funk. Overall, not a strong aroma.

Taste: A nice balance between funk and sweet. Hint of orange. and maybe a slight hint of tobacco. The hops presence is low.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a nice body with soft carbonation.

Overall: I liked this beer and will have it again. It is a good example of the style without being too far out for someone trying this style for the first time.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 10:35:41 | More by breakingbland
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into tulip, colour was a cloudy yellow orangey gold, unfiltered with a lot of carbonation, good initial rocky white head leaving some residual lacing.

S- notes of lemon and horse blanket, barny, some passion fruit maybe, spiced apple, harvest fruits and some dun age woodiness, good light saison style aromas.

T- a light start with nice fruity and farmhouse notes, leading to a dry balanced finish. Some sweetness to it, firm maltiness, some nice floral and spicy notes, not too pronounced but a decently balanced saison.

M - mouth filling carbonation, a light balanced body, hides the strength fairly well with a light coating session able body. Not a ton of yeasty esters, there are some but it's mostly a firm session saison with some fruity/spicy notes.

A good classic saison, some light sweetness, and could maybe be a touch drier but all round a balanced and tasty saison. I like a bit more barny funkiness but this is nice as it is, worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 21:55:02 | More by mick303
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2014 05:40:36 | More by NOLANDMAN
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like all good Saisons, this one showcases both sun and clouds; its bottom portion is a radiant golden-yellow while its top is encapsulated by a puffy, cottony, white mass. A classic warm-weather style, this beer definitely looks like it was designed for summer drinking.

St. Feuillien Saison smells like it was made in a barn. That's the right idea. It has a light mustiness and a faintly funky breeze with an air of hay and dried grains, but also the bright floral and citrus fruit qualities to give it some lift and keep it smelling more 'fresh' than 'dank'.

Saisons - if done properly - all taste pretty similar: orchard and citrus fruit, peppery spice, cereal grains and bready sweetness. What differentiates the truly great from the 'meh' is the measure of satisfaction you get from the experience and the degree to which you're excited to drink it again.

Let's put it this way: I liked this beer enough to buy it again, but that had as much to do with it being reasonably priced as it did my enjoyment of it. It's a solid Belgian farmhouse ale with little to distinguish it but its quality ingredients and time-honoured recipe (and a little lemon zest).

I'm not surprised that St. Feuillien does summer as well as they do winter (Cuvée De Noël) and spring (Easter Beer). Belgians may be born into a rich beer culture but that doesn't make them intrinsically good brewers; it takes time, skill, and experience to do justice to the country's great styles. This brewery has all that, and their beers certainly do the country's traditions proud.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:22:34 | More by biegaman
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Ontario (Canada)

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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From a 330 ml bottle to a tulip.

A: pours a hazy orange/gold with a full and fluffy three finger head that remains persistent for a good five minutes before starting to break. When it does break it leaves a small island of foam and some minor lacing behind.

S: yeast and funkiness, some grassiness, malts, cloves and spices.

T: yeast, peppery, a touch of coriander and some sour stone fruits.

M: very high carbonation that stings the tongue, but a medium body in spite of this. A somewhat dry finish.

O: the high carbonation was quite distracting when drinking this beer, but once used to it, there is some character to this saison. I do enjoy saisons, but I do not think I would have another of these if offered, given better choices at the same price point.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml brown bottle purchased from LCBO for something around $3 CDN. Served well-chilled into glassware.

Appearance - Orangey, yellowish honey brown, it has great rich color and a fine off-white head that was about a finger and a half thick. It didn't last too long but did leave some remnants around the sides of the glass, before coalescing into a soapy residue on top. Very hazy.

Smell - Some funkiness form the yeasts, but also a nice floral bouquet that comes out as it warms and something in the background that is peppery. Also some fruitiness in there that is fairly common among the style but the other items listed are more noticeable because of their distinctiveness.

Taste - Not quite as sweet as perhaps I was expecting although that is consistent with the aroma. There's a certain spiciness and peppery characteristic that follows through to the taste. Bitterness is mild, but apparent. A rather tough beer to nail down on its flavors other than there's quite a bit going on and it tastes pretty good.

Mouthfeel - Crazy high carbonation, yet a moderate body and feel in the mouth. This can lead to a tingling sensation on the tongue.

Overall - A pretty good saison, but as it's generally not my preferred style, its only solid across the board. Not something I'd purchase with frequency it nevertheless is a good and interesting take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $8 for an 11.2 oz aluminum can served in a brandy snifter. No freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy gold color, similar to that of pineapple juice. I only got a ½-finger's worth of white head that dissipated in under :30 secomds and left very little lacing.

The beer smelled like a can of fruit cocktail along with some bready malt.

Juicy fruit flavor along with bready malt. Not a lot of Belgian yeast flavor or hop bitterness, but they are there in trace amounts.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

It's drinkable, but just an average saison.

Serving type: can

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4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-poured from a can, a hazy golden with visible sediment with two fingers worth of white head that disappears somewhat quickly to leave a layer of lace

S-pale bready malt, sweet fruitiness, a bit of citrus, and a large amount of Belgian yeast

T-taste is very nice, not as sweet as the smell suggests. Bready malt backbone, melon and peachy sweetness, light floral hops, spice, and a nice funky yeast finish

M-medium body, moderate to high carbonation

Overall seemed a bit too sweet in the smell, but the taste is very enjoyable

Serving type: can

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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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