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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 18
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
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Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their 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 DrDemento456
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly dark orange yellow with a 1/4 inch of head that fizzes out rather quickly to a lace ring.
S - Smells of peppery spice, lemon peel, orange peel, and fruity sweet malts.
T - Quite crisp and flavorful at first it has a very solid hit of coriander and black pepper that seems overwhelming at first but quickly turn to a sweeter side in the finish. I also enjoy as it is cold has more of a lemon bite but when warmed it has more of a fruity orange taste. Hops and malts keep it constant without being too watery.
M - Light to medium it's definitely one of the lighter Saison's I have had. Tasty.

Overall I think my gripe is the 11.2 oz can I mean can't we have a pounder 16oz. or even straight up 12oz? Seems kind of expensive for the 3.19 I paid for this little can...

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CZs
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured cask into 8 oz tulip. Light orange / amber color - a nice surprising contrast to all the other straw-colored Saisons out there. Nice 3 fingered, creamy white head. Highly carbed, but not on the same effervescent level as a lot of Saisons.

Smell: Complex candied citrus fruit, canteloupe. Sweet clementine. Maybe some slight Special B mixed in there - something slightly heavier smelling than just light or citrus fruits.

Taste: Again, a nice contrast to all the typical highly effervescent Duponts of the world. Orange over lemon. Various levels of sweetness over pure breezy farmhouse tartness or pure black pepper without being overly sweet. This differs from the session Saison or those making a Saison with a 15-25% Witte like grain bill. I love that it bucks the supposed trend of what an "authentic Saison" should be - I love Dupont, but this is more true to the spirit of Saison in my opinion - less guidelines, more variety. It is a black sheep in a great way. I probably like it more than most Saison enthusiasts do, and would compare it to the Southampton Saison - also an amber-like Saison.

Mouthfeel: Medium high carb, malt forward, in the middle of crisp and silky. I would guess the body is somewhere between 1.010 - 1.014

Overall: If you want to switch up your Saison experience without going full-on Dark Saison, this and Southampton are where its at. Not everyone has to drink a 3-5 SRM, lemon spritzer every time they want a Saison. Again, I respect the classic Dupont and enjoy it many times but I equally respect its orange brother.

Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of wdfinegan
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of JxExM
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MNBeer1017
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TonyT013
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of awalsh
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of benfons
4.13/5  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

Photo of mustelid
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  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.

Photo of vdamico
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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).

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of KVota
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
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%

St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.