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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

628 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 19
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: joe1510 on 05-11-2009

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2.51/5  rDev -33.9%
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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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
2.31/5  rDev -39.2%
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%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fluffy, off-white head bursts forth and sticks around with great retention. Golden orange in color. Smells fruity and tangy with green apples, lemon, grapes and citrus rind. Some vanilla is also noticed. Tastes sweet and fruity with more vanilla, some peppercorn, taffy, and a dim bitterness. Somewhat dry but still retains a softness. Light and airy for the most part. Not overly exciting, but not exceptionally dull either.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25cl Bottle: best before 15 June 2013, poured into a Westmalle chalice during Aug 2012.

Slight haze to my golden/orange pour: off-white crown of thin bubbles.

Fruit esters hit the nose, followed by yeast, malt molasses and some mixed spices: interesting.

The taste is a lovely blend of flavours too: expected some farm yard feel to it and wasn’t disappointed, this had character in buckets. Malts, yeast and hops all vied for position and combined to produce a well balanced and flavoursome beer that I’ll be re-visiting again and again.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this as part of a beer incentive program at my local bar. They served this in a fluted glass.

On the pour I got very minimal foam. The foam goes down almost immediately.

I smell a little bit of sour and some horse blanket. I like the belgian yeastiness.

This was a good choice on a warm evening. The belgian quality with a minor presence of hops plays well. I like the lighter quality in the feeling of this beer. Overall, I would say that this is a good example of a saison.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.