St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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Reviews by Reaper16:
2.5/5 rDev -34.9%
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
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3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 33 cl can into a teku.
A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles pretty quickly, but leaves a foam blanket and some nice beer ring lacing.
S: Yeast, with very light hints of orange citrus.
T: Yeast, apricot, orange, banana, and a touch of raspberry.
M: Light and bready. Pungent finish that lingers on the palate.
D: Almost sessionable, but a little too bready.
Atmosphere is pretty nice. Decent head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is yeasty with various fruity components. Yeasty, with tropical and citrus fruits. Very bready. Overall, this is a good quaff.
Serving type: can
03-02-2014 06:09:55 | More by bmwats
3.99/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle: a big and solid brown 750mL bottle with a classic old-school label. Looks like quality.
Appearance: pours a vibrant, hazy amber yellow with plenty of fine carbonation. Plenty of small floaties racing throughout the profile thanks to the spritzy carbonation. A white fluffy head hangs around the one-finger mark for a couple of minutes before settling to a solid ring. Almost no lacing. A great looking beer.
Aroma: quite mild on the nose - some bread malts, orchard fruits and mild spice. Not really all that much to it.
Taste: an astonishing saison. Belgian yeasts, orchard fruits - specifically apples and pears - pepper, spices and some astringent citrus. A true pleasure.
Aftertaste: flavours hang about for quite a time. A good sessional beer, but also something that one could share and chat for the evening on the back deck.
Mouth feel: perhaps a bit too spritzy for the style. Very easy to put back, which is a bit of an issue when it is 6.5% ABV and AU$13 a bottle. None-the-less, good drinking.
Overall: not the best Saison I have had to date but still a pretty darn good beer. When the price of AU$13 a 750mL bottle is taken into account, I'd say this one goes pretty close to the top.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 10:27:41 | More by SmashPants
3.64/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- Hazy golden with not much head despite a fairly aggressive pour
Aroma- Very phenolic, funky yeast, pepper, apple and pear esters, bready malts, slight herbal hops, slight booze
flavor- Bready malts, phenolic funk, less fruity in the flavor, clove, slightly tart and some booze, strange aftertaste
Mouthfeel- A bit heavy for a saison, but not bad, ok carbonation
Overall- Not sure how old this is maybe a fresher version is better, but I wasn't thrilled with it. Its not bad by any means and worth a try but I've had many better saisons.
Serving type: can
01-21-2014 03:54:52 | More by LI_PO12
St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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