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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

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Reviews: 234
Hads: 754
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 21
Gots: 105 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: joe1510 on 05-11-2009

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Photo of cpone
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle to tulip.

A: Slightly hazy golden with an orange hue. Three finger head goes away quickly, reluctant lacing.

S: Fairly sour, can smell the yeast and pick up hints of oranges. Some hops. Good amount of funk to it.

T: Decent hops up front and you get that orange flavor. Nice and sour for most of the drink. Sweet malts towards the end but finishes with slightly bitter/sour hops.

M: Good carbonation. Medium body.

D: Very drinkable. Refreshing and good balance of flavors. The sour/bitterness leaves a nice aftertaste that can almost be distracting.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 06/04/2009. Bottle at PPRBSG09. The beer pours a cloudy light orange with a thick white head. It has an aroma of sweet fruits and mint gumdrops. The flavor is of yeast and sweet fruits with spices in the finish. I found this very refreshing and super tasty!

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Photo of Gmann
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a 750ml corked and strapped bottle. Pours a golden brown color with a puffy white cap that settles into a light ring. Nice farmhouse aroma, some hay and grassy hops, peppery spice and a touch of lemon. The taste is of farmhouse, hay and a bit of funk, peppery and a noticable grassy bitter hop. Some light candi sugar gives this saison a dash of sweetness. The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation, finishes slightly bitter. A nice saison, good farmhouse flavor and a nice grassy hop presence. It could use more of a yeasty spicy profile but it is still good.

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Photo of IBUnit63
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, this was Saison Sunday fodder, and I enjoyed it. Trouble is (whatever happened to Kenny Wayne Sheppard (sic?) anyway? Guess those "next Stevie Ray Vaughan comparisons didn't fly all the way to fruition and he's on a milk carton now) that it was the last beer of a long day and I didn't pay attention. Round 2 of this fine concoction with a BBD of 3/2/2011 (or 2/3/2011...fickle Europeans) finds its way into the Ommegang chalice. The sudden pop of the cork scares the $#!+ out of the Beautiful Bride...

This looks like a typical Saison. Meringue-ish, tight bubbled head at around 2/3 finger...so white it's almost blue...fading to yeast wisps but not as quickly as some. Thin honey-colored body with a hint of lemon color. Moderate carbonation at moderate speed. Solid.

There's a cool, spicy yeast electricity to this...For a saison it has a healthy, clean ginger component up front. A moderately crisp funk component...not Brett but your typical farmhouse note from a saison yeast strain. Hops have a piney balsa wood note - less Saaz than Styrian Goldings. Dry, dry...dry...fairly light as well...at least after only a few minutes.

Again, the word of the day is solid. All the elements expected in a saison...bright crispness, slight sour citrus farmhouse notes...ultra-dryness and tingly, spritely carbonation. Balsa wood/piney hop presence (Styrian Goldings with maybe a hint of Saaz, but not much). It's bright, it's light, it's Sprite...but there's an earthy sweetness on the back end. Is that the candi sugar? Very good offering but nothing is pulling me by the hair with one hand and digging its nails in with...ah, never mind...

Subtlely is the other word of the day. This is a quiet, consummate professional in the 6-hole in the lineup. Does the little things, plays the game the right way, but doesn't turn heads. Mild texture with enough earth to go with the dryness, the balsa wood and the carbonation to kick it old school. Raw Belgian pale malt shows its face with warmth. It's a good, old-school saison with a little more of an earthy finish than desired. But unlike many Fantome offerings, for example, this deal still got ups.

It drinks pretty reasonably well. If I could guess what higher-carbonated offerings of old would be like, this may provide a little insights. But it could use that one peppery note of zing, zest, yin, yan to put it over the top. Folks say they don't like gravy but you put a plate in front of 'em they sop it right up. Same with this thing. Very well-constructed. Mellow and a bit straightforward. That don't mean it ain't good.

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Photo of kmeves
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden blond with a very frothy white head. The aroma is sweet candy, light citrus and spices and a bit phenolic. The flavor is sweet, earthy, citrus and some wheat. Medium-bodied, prickly mouthfeel. The finish is earthy and somewhat long, neither dry or sweet really.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured gold in color with a bready, wheat odor; light carbonation with a lemon wheat, earthy taste. Slight orange or citrus taste that was slightly sweet with a malty finish that was on the border of skunky. Nice medium brew, overall a nice crisp beer that went down smooth. Decent to good and quite drinkable.

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Photo of callmemickey
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden amber body. Massive, fluffy white head. Good retention and nice lacing.

S: A subtle saison.... Slightly tart, with field fresh aromas. Slightly spiced with clove and coriander notes.

T: As evident in the nose, this is a subdued saison. Slight farmhouse funk, with a slightly grassy, spicy bite. Not as bold and as assertive as the top tier.... perhaps with a bit of age this new saison will develop as subsequent batches are produced.

M: Smooth. Well carbonated. Nice light-medium body.

D: A bit prohibitive at the price when one can get superior saisons for the same amount, but for fans of the style this is one worth exploring.

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Photo of joe1510
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Goblet
Map Room

This saison was served in a St. Feuillien goblet and showed off a glowing golden body that had enough orange highlights to make it difficult to tell the difference. Some large carbonation bubbles rise to the surface to support the white head that faded rather quickly. There's was some decent peaks and valley of lacing left along the glass after each drink but the head could have used better retention.

The nose is full of spices and fruitiness. This isn't your typical green apple, grassy, musty saison; this is loaded with fruit like melon and mild peach with a lack of hoppiness. There's a touch of clove and cinnamon which make for an enjoyable combination with the melon and peach. A slight wheaty twang brings up the rear. It's a unique saison and pretty interesting, there seems to be a touch more sweetness than some of the better saisons out there.

The flavor follows the aroma closely. Semi-sweet fruitiness starts things off and rides all the way through with melon, peach, some red apple and a couple other random fruits. The yeast throws off a lot of spicy esters; cinnamon and soft clove being the two most noticeable. The malt backbone has a bit of caramel and a wheaty twang. This is a good saison in a little different vein when compared to my favorites.

The mouthfeel is a surprise. It's not as bubbly airy as others which leave the body a bit heavier, medium bodied to be exact, but it still finishes semi-dry even with the sweetness that seems to be in the flavor.

The goblet went down easy and I would have liked another. It wasn't worth another order when a big tap list is around but I'll surely pick up a bottle or two whenever they land.

St. Feuillien's Saison is a good attempt at the style. It's not in line with the best out there, far off actually, but there's a big gap between the good saisons and the great saisons. If you see a bottle around your local shop, pick it up and give it a try.

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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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