St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
Doesn't pour with much fanfair. Pours with very little head, just a collar really. Good carbonation and a cloudy golden orange body.
Aroma is tart and pungent. Some pale and pilsner malts, some lemon fruit and hops. Peppery.
Taste is quite tart. Plenty of malts and yeast upfront with a sweetness too. Hops are bitter but soft also. Spicy and peppercorns.
Feels thinner on the palette.
I think it drinks nicely could also be a desent Beligum IPA.
11-24-2011 14:19:10 | More by micromaniac129
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
Grabbed this beer tonight at Downtown Wine and Spirits in Somerville. The cork on this beer shot right out as soon as I started loosening the cage, but luckily there was no gushing, and the cork didn't break anything! Color is a clear gold, with an active head that starts off large and frothy, and eventually dies down to a small lacing. Lots of carbonation can be seen in this one as well. Fresh grains, tropical fruit such as mango and pineapple come to mind in the smell, as well as some pepper and a slight medicinal funk. More of the same come through in the flavor, with quite a bit of carbonation. I wouldn't go so far as to say it is over carbonated, but dialing it back might be a good thing. I was also surprised that the ABV on this one is as low as it is. I fully was expecting it to weigh in at the eight or nine percent alcohol region. Overall this is a really well made Saison. Looking forward to trying their collaborative beer with Green Flash next.
11-21-2011 03:02:05 | More by jamie2dope
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
Type: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Color: Very light in color. Nice golden sight.
Body: highly carbonated. Very light body overall. Lots of suds.
Head: Super thick. The pure white head was very thick and lasted a long time. Although it tasted amazing!
Taste: Very sweet and fruity. You can even taste honey. At the very end can you taste the bitterness in the hops. Creamy texture overall.
Aroma: Very dry. You can smell it's sweetness.
Overall this beer was something nice and easy. I easily finished the bottle and didn't have to sip it. This is definitely a great Sunday funday beer. For you Mainers out there, you can obtain this beauty from RSVP.
11-17-2011 01:56:43 | More by viaingo
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Corked and caged bottle.
Chill hazed amber colored beer with a tall white colored head. Very strong head formation on this beer and it lasts.
Smell is mildly sweet and slightly musty with a field of flowers scent. Some spice and apple in the scent. In this case the head is so thick I think it is capping the aromas from coming off the beer.
Starts out lightly sweet with a definite apple flavor. Little bit of coriander and a decent amount of bitterness. Slightly woody in flavor but not strongly so. In summary, this is tasty.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall this is a tasty beer. $13 for the bottle so this won't be kicking Hennepin out of the house but I will be drinking this again sometime.
11-16-2011 08:32:15 | More by Zorro
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Sampled from a 750 ml bottle in a chalice. Date was "15/02/13" so I assume that's best by Feb 15, 2013.
A - Golden and clear. A moderate head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly. Looks very lively with its constant stream of rising bubbles.
S - Very complex. Fruity, earthy and a bit funky.
T - Fruity, earthy and dry with a lingering spice.
M - Very light and airy. Seems to evaporate as soon as it hits your mouth.
O - A complex flavor and very entertaining.
11-06-2011 19:51:25 | More by GJ40
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some earthy flavors. Not much maltiness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation with some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer isn’t quite as refreshing compared to other beers in the style but it is rather easy to drink.
11-06-2011 13:07:43 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Appearance: Hazy, no head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Sour smelling. Malty aromas. bubble gum.
Taste: More bubble gum. Strong hop finish. Wonderful.
Mouthfeel: astringent. Slightly puckering. Light. Refreshing.
Overall: A good beer. Very different. Like a cross between a belgian pale and a gueze.
10-31-2011 21:11:13 | More by Squelch
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
375 ml bottle at the Boiling Pot in Rockport TX. Pours hazy golden with a large white long lasting head. Aroma of light grassy notes some light hops and hints of citrus fruit. Taste is sweet citrusy notes some light grassy notes and light hops with some yeast and bready malt. Palate is light to medium body crisp with good carbonation.Finish is sweet citrus notes with some light grassy notes some light funk and a nice hops ending. Overall a good crisp and refreshing Saison.
10-29-2011 18:09:04 | More by Samp01
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
375 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with a white, short lived, foamy head. Funky aroma is of barnyard, grassy hops and hints of citrus fruit. Taste starts with a lot of grassy hops followed by yeast and bready malt. Long, bitter finish. Very tasty brew.
10-26-2011 16:04:58 | More by mikeg67
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a lingering white head. Looks like a standard Belgian saison, but is appealing in its own way.
S: Peppery, hoppy, and fruity on the nose. Spicy, funky yeast, lemon, caramel, and alcohol are noticeable. A bit more subdued than many ales of this style.
T: Opens hoppy and tart with notes of lemon, bitter orange, kumquat, and grass followed by cream, caramel, and oaky, lactic yeast flavors. The finish is smooth, yet retains a bit of bite with flavors of lemon, oak, spicy yeast, and peppery alcohol coming through loud and clear.
M: Medium-bodied and dry, but a bit slight. I found this beer to be somewhat watery, which is very out of character for this style.
O: St. Feuillien Saison gets many things right. It looks, smells, and tastes the way a quality saison should, yet the thin, watery mouthfeel is a serious issue for this beer. I like it, but would not go out of my way for it.
10-26-2011 13:20:19 | More by mrfrancis
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured a hazy amber producing a relentless head-- typical of bottle conditioned beers. The head was a wonderful sculptured iceberg of froth lasting what seemed like forever. At long last it decreased to a blanket covering the surface of the beer.
The nose was mild but with a hops and citrus note.
Flavor was mild with strong notes of hops and citrus. The flavor also had a life to itself on the palate that of a tangy citrus, but not an overwhelming presence.
A nice clean finish that ended and a linear decay of the beer's flavor.
Mouthfeel was very cordial.
Overall this Saison was a very enjoyable libation. Not particularly strong or robust flavor, but a mild yet tangy flavor.
10-08-2011 23:04:04 | More by gueuzeonhigh
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a snifter. Besty by 1/24/13 lasered on back label. It was a hazy orange amber with slight carb streams. It had a good sized head that settled into a good collar. Moderate sheeting that quickly settles back into the glass.
The aroma was sweeter than I expected for a saison, a little BIPA influenced. Along with the sweet was the usual spicy yeast of a saison but a little subdued compared to norms. Bit of candi sugar and honey in there and a touch of sour as well. Interesting mix of aromas. The flavor follows the aroma with the sweet from the fruit and honey hitting up front with some of the spice hitting mid drink. There is also a slight funk element that hits right at the end and dominates the aftertaste. I normally love some funk but this didn't blend as well. Mouthfeel was medium with good carb levels but the funky aftertaste.
Overall, a good middle of the pack saison. I initially enjoyed the variations but in the end I missed those traditional elements. Do recommend though. Just hit the Dallas market. Rotation - it wouldn't make the regular saison rotation for me and I'd consider it for the occasional change-up but it was too pricey for that. Maybe the rare purchase every year or so to see if it grows on me. [O;O]
09-27-2011 00:09:23 | More by TexIndy
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
Aroma:Early volitiles of bready, yeasty notes. Mid soapy fragrence, later lemon citrus eroma appears after warming
Appearance:Dark straw, sunflower in color, with a ghostly clarity due to the wheat. Medium to low head retention
Flavor:Honey like sweetness, but with a late somewhat harsh bitterness. Quite a dry finish, with some alcohol dryness/ heat, some spice, but not peppery. Salt is quite noticable.
Mouthfeel:Creamy, soapy body, clean finish due to dryness. Well done here.
Overall:Good saison example but a little off balance. Wife loves this beer though.
09-17-2011 07:41:34 | More by jascox2
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large white head that lasts for a while and leaves good lacing.
Nice aroma of citrus and spice upfront along with light grassy hops.
Taste starts off with notes of lemon, pear, and some banana, followed by Belgian yeast and a peppery finish.
Medium body with plenty of active carbonation. Good overall. Not over the top, but just a nice solid saison.
09-13-2011 15:56:29 | More by Vengeance526
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a 330ml bottle (best before Jan 24th 2013) into a tall goblet.
A. This is an incredibly lively beer. It took me three pours to to get it into the glass, waiting for the huge white head sitting on top of a pale gold-coloured beer to subside each time.
S. Lemongrass, pepper, dusty, chalky, characteristic Belgian yeast.
T. More of the same with a moderate bitterness. There's some sweet summer fruits in there too.
M. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation.
O. A very nice run-of-the-mill saison. Nothing outstandingly good or bad, just a well made everyday beer.
09-11-2011 23:39:40 | More by omnigrits
4/5 rDev +5.3%
A - Huge 3 finger foam head on top of a semi hazed burnt orange.
S - Dry grass, dusty yeast, spice, hints of earthy citrus.
T - Crisp and spicy upfront, dried pears, lemon, an earthy wood-like character, dried floral-like hop spice on the finish. The yeast doesn't really show on the palate until the aftertaste.
M - Spritzy carbonation, very dry, medium bodied.
Nice and dry. The yeast is mellow but hits on aftertaste. Very good overall.
09-09-2011 22:53:51 | More by StaveHooks
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Beer bottle (25 cl.), tasted 2011.
Appearance : yellow color, with a huge white head.
Smell : yeasty aromas with notes of coriander.
Taste and mouthfeel : malty flavours with notes of citrus leading to a lightly bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style saison.
08-28-2011 19:14:28 | More by thierrynantes
St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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