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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

524 Ratings
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | 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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awalsh

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-28-2013 02:01:41 | More by awalsh
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BlesstheHarvest

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

03-22-2013 13:23:00 | More by BlesstheHarvest
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benfons

Belgium

4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle

A: Nice hazy, orange colour with a nice fluffy white head.

S: Orange and pineapple, some yeast

T: the orange and pineapple are still there, as is the yeast, but this is combined with a nice hoppy finish that gives it some bitterness.

M: quite a lot of carbonation, medium body, quite dry

O: this is a pleasant beer, with some nice balance

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 20:18:58 | More by benfons
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mustelid

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-16-2013 22:11:43 | More by mustelid
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 02:36:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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vdamico

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle purchased at State Line Liquors in MD, into a 16 oz Bodum Cantina pint glass (two layers of borosilicate glass that prevent condensation and keep the beer cold).

Appearance: this beer poured a hazy pale orange-amber, with a two-finger head that dissipated slowly.

Smell: classic saison, light on the funk .

Taste: a rich, classic saison taste, with a touch more sweetness than a Saison DuPont drinker is looking for. If you want great saison flavors and wouldn't mind a touch more sweetness than is usual for Belgian saisons, this is the beer for you.

Mouthfeel: rich and full, with nice carbonation tickling the tastebuds all the while.

Overall: I will buy it again, but it's hard to imagine switching to a more expensive saison that overdoes the sweetness (again, this is a SD drinker writing).

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 00:47:24 | More by vdamico
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-02-2013 01:54:59 | More by bsuedekum
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-25-2013 01:15:03 | More by duff247
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KVota

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-10-2013 04:46:04 | More by KVota
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Chieftog

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-08-2013 05:27:34 | More by Chieftog
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mactrail

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 07:53:26 | More by mactrail
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 18:57:46 | More by ant880
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Chugger

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

01-26-2013 02:51:25 | More by Chugger
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5%

01-01-2013 14:32:44 | More by harpus
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KKB

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A – Very nice looking body, murky golden amber with some sediment floating around inside, a big, extremely tightly-knit pale white head giving it a retention that is downright impressive.

S – A real fruity aroma hits you first and it’s somewhat tart and a little musky/funky. There is a melon fruitiness, and pepper-esque spiciness with a slight honey in here as well. It smells very interesting and really rather nice.

T – The taste is less intense than the smell indicated it might be, but it’s pretty dang nice nonetheless. Really light honey, pepper, fruit, some grass and bread with some slight hops lingering in the background to give it a really delicate and complex taste—it is actually quite wonderful.

M – The mouthfeel has a medium body with very good carbonation and a smooth, robust quality to it that is just outstanding. Seriously, one of the best mouthfeels I have ever had. I normally don’t place too much stock in the mouthfeel but it really is out of this world.

O – This is a fine, quality Belgian Saison, one of the best ones I have ever had. It is subtle and complex and refined, and the flavors are so interesting and compliment one another so well. Highly, highly recommend this. It is divine.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 03:55:00 | More by KKB
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tvljr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-29-2012 22:23:19 | More by tvljr
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 03/04/14 (I assume April 3, 2014).

Beer is cloudy light orange. Moderately-sized white head. OK retention. Minimal lace.

Surprisingly fruity scent. Apricot, green apple, banana. Some grain, a bit of caramel.

Taste contains the same fruit scents, but is a bit drier than expected. A bit of yeast but not much. White pepper and other spices- coriander. A bit of bread at the finish. Fine but not particularly impressive.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Irritating.

Overall, only OK. Not something I would return to.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 20:09:23 | More by jrenihan
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DavidST

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a pint glass, best before 05/05/13. This pours an extremely foamy off white head which has good retention and leaves a lacing along with a slightly cloudy yellow with golden hints. The smell is a little funky and sweet, like candied sugar. The feel is medium. The taste is okay pretty mild, you get a little barnyard funk along with some overly sweet adjunct type sweet, not the greatest.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 04:51:49 | More by DavidST
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-20-2012 00:30:26 | More by LambicKing
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-16-2012 12:18:39 | More by mrskunk
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chubby2u

New York

2.45/5  rDev -35.7%
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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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-01-2012 04:32:30 | More by Rekrule
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-01-2012 04:28:23 | More by GeoffreyM
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Reaper16

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
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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SGToliver

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

11-22-2012 23:01:41 | More by SGToliver
St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.