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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

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86
very good

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.7%

12-22-2011 21:06:45 | More by Marc33
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

06-30-2014 19:08:16 | More by Walkerjgt
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dertyd

California

2/5  rDev -47.4%

03-03-2014 08:17:46 | More by dertyd
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Dlestz

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

06-28-2014 01:36:58 | More by Dlestz
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Philousa

California

2.33/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours an opaque tan with an orange tinge. White head is billowy and plentiful. The first thing I smell is fruity pebbles. Suggesting a lot of Belgian pale malt and candied sugar. Some pungent herbal aroma with a swirl. That Belgian pale flavor comes out in front. This reminds me of a Belgian Golden Strong, but it's got more body, much thicker. The white/sourdough bread flavor comes up in the middle and fades to a slightly herbal bitterness. Like chewing raw oregano with your beer. There is some definite back of the throat pungent feel from the candied sugars and yeast, but it's slight and not really a problem for me. Feel is slightly viscous and finish is balanced. 

This is definitely not what I was expecting. It's slightly thick without much complexity. Maybe I'll stick to the Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 22:26:22 | More by Philousa
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chubby2u

New York

2.45/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I poured the Siason into a goblet. It poured beautifully, half inch head with nice lacing that suck around for quite a while. It has a crisp, golden appearance. It smelled pretty fruity and sour. It looked and smelled like it was going to be a quite good beer. The taste was not so good. It was remarkably dull. It was very cold when I poured it and it tasted increasing worse as it got warmer. It left a bitter, soapy, hoppy aftertaste in my mouth. There was some very bready yeastie tastes in there too. This was my first Saison. I'll try some others and if they taste like this, perhaps farmstyle ales just aren't for me. If I wanted to pay $12 for a beer that looked really pretty, i'd buy this again... but I don't.
If anybody has a good Siason recommendation, hit me with it.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 20:10:39 | More by chubby2u
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Reaper16

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
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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Hendral

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

03-04-2012 21:30:25 | More by Hendral
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

03-16-2014 14:18:11 | More by Fettpopps
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Michael914

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

07-12-2014 07:54:19 | More by Michael914
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DoubleJ

California

2.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From a corked magnum, on to the beer:

Big billowy soapy looking head on top a burnt goldenrod color. The head retention is good on top. I smell something I don't want, yep, it's plastic. Cool off. Ok, it does some. Light rustic aromas bring back some faith. Bitter citrus as well.

I'm not sure how to feel about this. I get a snap citrus and grapefruit peel. Rustic character is very light. The problem I'm having here is that the overall flavor dries out too quickly, leaving you with the equivalent of rice cakes and a whisker of oddball spice for much of the experience. The liquid inteslf is on the smooth side, with well-placed carbonation that doesn't seem to hit your palate.

Okay in the context of beer overall. But for a Belgian beer, I expected much more.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 04:43:02 | More by DoubleJ
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

04-03-2012 23:36:49 | More by Mudawg
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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

05-24-2013 13:00:25 | More by desint
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Cath

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

03-31-2014 14:05:06 | More by Cath
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Troublebar

China

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

06-30-2014 08:13:11 | More by Troublebar
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

06-24-2014 02:05:33 | More by TheHammer
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

04-25-2014 16:53:48 | More by atrocity
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SGToliver

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

11-22-2012 23:01:41 | More by SGToliver
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cowew1245

Taiwan

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
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big bright white head. The body is a hazy gold.

It smells of orange and straw.

I get a grassiness and a honey sweetness. Those good flavors don't hold up long due to a bitter and slight metallic flavor going on in the background that just throws this whole flavor train off the tracks.

It has a light body, medium carbonation, with a watery mouthfeel, and overall refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2012 08:39:45 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-03-2013 23:19:28 | More by Lanstrum
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-04-2014 22:19:45 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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henryhampton

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-22-2012 23:10:54 | More by henryhampton
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GCA

Alabama

3/5  rDev -21.1%
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
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-01-2013 03:44:42 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.