St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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Reviews by Reaper16:
2.5/5 rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
served on-tap @ Local Option, Chicago, IL, into a tulip glass
Pours a nice golden color. Mostly clear in terms of the body; not very much yeast or hop haze. Eggshell colored head leaves decent lacing.
There's something unconventionally sweet about this Saison. It reminds me of a lot of American takes on the style, and I don't mean that affectionately. Not every Saison has to worship at the alter of Dupont, but this beer demonstrates why Dupont worship is probably the best way to go about brewing Saison. This is very floral, but dominantly honeysuckle. This, coupled with the heavy, sweet malt flavors, makes for a Saison that's, well, heavy and sweet. Like sucking on too much honeysuckle. I wanted some bracing phenolic character to balance things out, but it never came. Just sweet, fragrant botanicals and dessert-like malt flavors.
So this beer is obviously not as dry as I would like a Saison to be. It has a much fuller body than I like too. This is not a refreshing beer by any means. Overall this just misses the mark for me of what is great about the style.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2012 02:19:14 | More by Reaper16
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
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
4.06/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - murky golden liquid with white head, bits of sediment hanging around this one
Smell - citrus, lemon, ginger, clove
Taste - citrus lemon, ginger, clove
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, balanced flavors of citrus upfront, tart/sour in the back end
Overall - a good saison worth a try
Price point - $10.99/4 pk 11.2 oz cans
Serving type: can
06-28-2014 01:42:00 | More by keithmurray
3/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appealing cloudy appearance, tangerine in color, good foam, excellent lacing, slightly tart, not excessively bitter, neither sour, unmistakable farmhouse style, hints of caramel & orange, smooth on the tongue, carbonation not excessive yet supports and enhances the flavor and appearance - not the type saison with which I’ve become familiar and accustomed
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 04:37:47 | More by GCA
St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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