St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

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BA SCORE
86
very good

616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 20
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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Belgium

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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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of KKB
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jrenihan
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of DavidST
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of chubby2u
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Reaper16
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Philousa
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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