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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

599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Ginger Man. Light coloured body with caesar head, lacey. Medium mouthfeel of spicy yeast. A tad sour, bold taste, above average carbonation for a saison, is the beer, still good beer, though I have had many a fine saison.Some hop.

Sammy, May 17, 2009
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

t0rin0, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Slater's 50/50 in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and citrusy aromas. Taste is much the same with yeast and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it tastes better than it smells.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Texasfan549, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some earthy flavors. Not much maltiness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation with some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer isn’t quite as refreshing compared to other beers in the style but it is rather easy to drink.

metter98, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Ah, those Belgian masters of good looking beer - this one pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a massive head that leaves clumps of lacing

Smell: Lots going on in the aroma, with husky grains, stone fruit, melon, white pepper spice and a hint of honey

Taste: Rather Germanic in a sense, with a bready opening and some grassy hops in the back; in the middle, however, there is a lot of Belgian character, with melon/stone fruit, honey/candi sugar, and white pepper/herbal spice; after the swallow, the peppery/herbal flavors and honey sweetness linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with rather high carbonation

Drinkability: Not a classic Saison, but a very interesting beer that blends qualities of various Belgian styles (BPA, BIPA and Saison) with a pilsner; the result is a bit sweeter than typical but overall, this beer is very, very good

Thanks, mrmiles, for putting this into my Secret Santa package

brentk56, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A formitable dry and spicy saison, but with a softer side. The floral, perfumy notes that are more similar to Belgian blonde ales and witbiers come through in a most seductive way.

St. Feuillien's saison pours with glowing haze of light golden color. Airy and froathy, the head character forms with a weightlessness and cottony texture that retains the session while leaving sticky patterns of lace behind. This is the quentessential saison stature.

Heightened floral character errupt from the rim, challenging whether this is actally a saison and not a blonde (think Brugse Zot) with a burst of perfume laiden confectioner's sugar scent, light tropical and citrusy fruits; while soft spice of corriander and white pepper tickle the nose. Most estery aromas to usher in the spring season.

Flavors begin to leave the floral character behind and start ushering in the classic lemony esters and peppery-dry phenolics. In exquisite balance the light bready-sweet malt provided a soft foundation for the counter of lemon grass hop flavor and bitterness and with the light peppery taste for added measure. A mild honey-like taste gives memory to the flowery nose in finish and aftertaste.

Creamy initial textures soon go to expansive, and seemingly whisp away at mid palate for a powdery-dry finish. Only a faint oil film, similar to that of chamomile or flower pedals linger and seem to hand on to the honeysuckle notion heading into the next sip.

Where the flowery character of St. Feuilliens saison is not a signature characteristic of the style, it's very welcomed to me. But for those who oppose the floral character of Belgian blondes or witbiers may not agree.

BEERchitect, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of a nice aroma of green hops with a nice floral undertone reminiscent of XX bitter. Taste is also a nice mix between some floral green hops with a dry aftertaste with some nice fruity ester and a solid malt backbone with well balanced sweetness. Body is quite full with limited filtration and yeast sediment with great carbonation and apparent alcohol. Not the most complex Saison out there but very well done with no brewing flaws and great drinkability factor.

Phyl21ca, May 25, 2010
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.3%

kylehay2004, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a richly-hued, golden-orange body with a rapidly expansive, long lasting, white head.

Smell: Opening wafts of pale and pils malts with a sweet-smelling aroma of fresh honey braced with ensuing notes of flowers, soft fruits, and a light touch of spice. Some slight phenols are tucked away in there as well.

Taste: Pils and pale maltiness along with, perhaps, some slightly tangy wheat blended in. A big, eye-opening sweetness rockets in with a taste of clover honey and candi sugar. Fleeting fruity hints of white peach and melon juice. As with the nose, there's slight phenolics going on. Flowery, spicy hop character with a light bitterness. The flavor picks up some slight winey notes reminiscent of Riesling upon warming. Drying, effervescent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Very well carbonated.

Drinkability: A good saison that's big on sweetness, and, if you're big on saisons that are big on sweetness, then give St. Feuillien Saison a go.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +5.3%

SocalKicks, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an interesting saison, very tasty. pours a curiously clear brassy color for a saison, no sediment at all really, and an inch of big bubbled white head with okay retention. the nose is bright and springy, mildly spicy, and clear and distinguished. some light orchard fruit in the taste, which goes well with the yeast. the yeast has some gentle spice, but its still very summery. almost a white wine complex to this, and the malts contribute only a little bit of sweetness. not as intricate as some saisons, but a good example that this genre doesn't have to be rocket science. a very simple and elegant brew I would be proud to serve with any fine meal. it drinks easy at under 7% abv and with such jovial carbonation. this one sat in my fridge awhile, don't know what I was waiting for, but when I finally got to drinking it last night I loved it. one of the better saisons ive had in some time. usually the price of st. feuillien beers keep me from buying them, but if they are all this good, I will have to find a way to work my way through their lineup. this is pro.

StonedTrippin, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A metric can. Gotta love it.

Super yeast on this one. Earthy sweetness. Dark citrus tones. Quite robust, for the style. Consistent though. Feel is pretty good. Carbonation could be toned down a little bit. And the beer overall could be a little bit lighter and not so heavy. Still pretty decent though.

RblWthACoz, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%

I purchased this can at the Fridge poured chilled into a willybecker

The color is pale golden with floating suspended matter--thick 2 finger white head with fine bead and lace sticks as retention is good. The smell is earthy yeast with an herbal hop aroma and mild sweet floral accent with slight hay-like odor. The feel is dry with slight bitter texture and moderately high carbonation with light woody texture and dry yeast with crisp toasted finish.

The taste starts mildly bitter with light yeast spice on entery with mild earthy and cracker-like malt with gentle alcohol in the back with some mild grainy aspects and slight fruity taste coming from the yeast. Overall this is a very flavorful and traditional tasting saison with herbal hop and dry character with medium strength. Pretty drinkable with great yeast flavor and dry finish

Slatetank, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big bubbly 2 finger head fades quickly over clear wheat orange bubble-loaded color.

Nose of nice Belgian light malts, light malts and little wheat, very light spices, some lemon zest and citrus, a crisp fruity Belgian yeast.

Taste start with nice light Belgian malts, some light saison spices, bit of lemon zest and citrus, some creamy malts wit a bit of sweetness and some Belgian candi sugar. Some bitterness too that lingers on finish. Finish also dries a lot with lingering malts and a bit of Belgian farmhouse saison yeast and lingering lemon peel.

Mouth is medium to lighter bodied very effervescent and crisp with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability is good with a bit of boozy taste and warmth but smoother and crisp with a bit of sticky finish.

jlindros, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -21.1%

XmnwildX12, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thoroughly hazed, amber-hued, light yellow at base of glass, with a large, proud, and creamy white head holding court on top.

Aromatics: a little sour, then a little sweet, some fruit, citrus, apricot, peach, then creamy and smooth. Again...beautiful fruit, mild, mellow, lovely.

Taste: zesty blast on the tongue, fresh flash of fruit, funk, and sour, ...then, again, all is well and cool. Juuust right. Firm, not meek or watery, and solid. Solid, spritz-y, some peppery spice, mixed always with citus-y feeling. Damn good, this is. You can drink it, and it rewards you for the effort. Pleases the tastebuds, as it trickles down the throat.
Nice stuff, if I can say it prosaically once more.

feloniousmonk, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer with hazy amber color and an impeccable tall head. Quite nice sudsy mouthfeel. Lacing galore and loads of carbonation, maybe more than some would like, but it makes for a festive glassful.

Fruity and rather sweet, but nicely balanced by the yeasty dry flavors. Fairly simple flavor. Tastes stronger than the ABV would indicate. Mostly peach and apple flavors, a malty taste with a tart finish. Thoroughly drinkable but one glass would be enough.

A classic Belgian Saison, but a little cloying. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Coit Liquor in San Francisco.

07/31/2013 update: Tried the canned version, and it is sensational. Keeps the excellent sudsy characteristics, but less sweet and less tart than the bottled version. Now this is the ideal picnic beer. Took it to the Spreckles outdoor pipe organ concert Monday night. Today is my father's birthday, he would have been 103.

mactrail, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mdfb79, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this 750 ml bottle.

The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is citrus, wheat and some light funk. The flavor is corn, wheat, malty sweetness and some light funk. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.