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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

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BA SCORE
86
very good

602 Ratings
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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 50 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

TerryW, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

PopGun, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

superdoopersauce, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dmorgan310, May 02, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a St. Feuillien chalice glass. Good solid pop off the cork. Bottle August 2nd, 2012.

Deep apricot orange, with a nice thin amount of rising carbonation along the edges, with a hint of tan color. Head matches with a fluffy foamy retention. Good staying power with some slow settling, foamy two fingers tall and with even bone white and slightly tan looking color. Great small rising column of carbonation in the middle also. Very nice classic looking Belgian character here.

Great floral aroma on the nose. Some hints of grass like hop matching out. Hints of some orange candy like aromas also, that make me think of tangerines. Quite interesting and unique.

Big dry finish on this beer. Lots of earth aromas, and crisp carbonation. Chewy sweet orange like fruits and almost a hint of caramel like brown sugars. Very large lingering aftertaste, with large amounts of black pepper. Warmth brings even more tangerine and orange like fruits, with a great amount of dry brut champagne crispness. Earthy, tangy, zesty, slightly sweet, peppery just a lot going on.

This is a winner right here.

smakawhat, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jotora, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Digimaika2
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Hazy copper with a very tall puffy and light foam head. Long lasting retention with noticeable lacing.

(4.25) S: Wheat, acidic lemon, orchard fruits, hints of banana, cloves, some honey, and bubblegum. Lots of farmhouse qualities. Fairly diverse mix of aromas that come across boldly along with a nice cracker-like backbone.

(3.75) T: Wheat/grasses, cloves, lemon zest, banana, spices, and some orange. Taste is not as bold and diverse as the aromas indicated but the main saison qualities are there – mainly grasses & cloves. Not much in the way of fruits, vibrant spices or other elements. Semi-dry with a level bitterness.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation for the style. Fizzy with a solid oily slickness on the tongue.

(3.75) D: A very good saison with key farmhouse qualities but seemed to be missing certain elements in the taste. Nonetheless, would still pick this up if there’s any bottles left out there in the local stores.

Digimaika2, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

proctah, Apr 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ACarp, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Coronaeus, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Localdrinklax, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Boski, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BigJim5021, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

silverking, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

patra7, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

FilumDee, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

akhayat, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of breakingbland
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | 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. Sweet orange predominates with spice 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.

breakingbland, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

mick303, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

NOLANDMAN, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of biegaman
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

biegaman, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kwjd, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Bromine, Apr 09, 2014
St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.