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St. Feuillien Saison - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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86
very good

584 Ratings
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: joe1510 on 05-11-2009)
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Photo of mdcrouser
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In Omaha for the weekend at the in-laws, picked this up today at Beertopia.

Poured from the caged and corked 750 mL bottle with yeast resting on the bottom, it's cloudy and hazy, beaming of deep yellow, with a sticky white head and lacing.

Spices and yeast are dominant in a very charactericstic Belgian way, but without anything distinctive.

Bananas, cloves, assorted other mild spices. Sweet, nearly like a dubbel, but with more greenery-like hoppiness.

A little acidic, drying with astingency on the tongue, sapping it of all moisture, closing smooth, with popping carbonation and some stickiness.

Decent for a basic saison (is there such a thing?), but nothing unique about it.

mdcrouser, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer appears golden yellow, with a light haziness to it. The head measures in at around 1/2", and leaves ample lacing behind.

The aroma brings citrus, floral notes, grasses, as well as some herbal notes.

A good example of the style, this brew offers citrus and spice flavors, with subtle grassy, funky flavors. Alcohol presence emerges somewhat in the finish. The beer is a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum for the style, whereas I would prefer more funky, grassy, yeasty character.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid beer. I'd have it again.

Huhzubendah, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours hazy orange body with a think creamy head of beige that last for a good bit. There is a gentle carbonation of bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- The clean dry nose has notes of hops in the finish. As the beer opens up notes of pear and spun sugar come through softly reminding me of a triple.

T- The spicy pepper and abbey yeast note give way to a soft Munich malt note. The finish has a soft pear eastery note and a green herbal pungent bite in the finish.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a soft fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has lots of triple qualities and the St. Feuillien yeast character with a crisp dry finish and has more of a full quality than most saisons but very nice to drink. Just a little too filling for a session beer.

rhoadsrage, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of dzni
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden with a huge head on it initially.

S - I get a lot on the nose if I concentrate hard enough. Citrus, cloves, slight grassy earthiness, maybe some floral. There could be grapes or apricots there too, but I'm not sure.

T - While the nose is great, the taste doesn't seem to match up with it as well. I get some maltiness that's really nice, some hops, but not much else.

M - This is one of the best parts. There's a creaminess to this that's great on top of the strong effervescence.

O - While the taste didn't come through like I was hoping, overall this is a wonderful beer that I'd be happy to have again.

dzni, May 28, 2011
Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle at 45 degrees into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: It pours a hazy dark orange color with three fingers of off-white head that doesn't hold or laceas well as it should.

S: Grass, citrus notes, apples, and moderate hoppiness. It completely lacks funk which is disappointing in a Saison.

T: Apple, caramel, light citrus, coriander, and cloves. It is more like a Biere de Garde than Saison.

M: The body is of medium thickness with ver strong carbonation.

O: This is a decent brew if one doesn't expect a typical Farmhouse Ale.

bucklemyshoe, May 17, 2011
Photo of rudzud
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 5/9/11.

A - Massive three finger fluffy white head that clings nicely to the side of the tulip. A light carmel/orange pour.

S - Some nice carmel/sweet malts and some average funk notes. Really good belgian yeast spices too.

T - Some nice carmely funk with that belgian yeast intermixing nicely throughout the flavor range. Tastes good.

M - Low carbonation, semi thin feeling. Its a nice mouthfeel, quite drinkable, but nothing out of the ordinary.

O - Overall, its a nice saison. Good flavour, really solid appearance. Its a nice saison, one of the better ones of the night.

rudzud, May 10, 2011
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, can't remember the price. 750ml dated 14/07/12, cork notes Lot: 5442. Into a NB Globe.

A: Nice turbid amber in color with an enormous off white head, a good three fingers worth that does not want to fade away. Fair amount of carbonation moving through the glass. Nice spots of lacing.

S: Spicy saison yeast and skunky hops greeted my nose as soon as the cork was removed. A bit of lemon rind and other slight citrus notes, slightly grassy as well. Smells like a nice saison.

T: A lot more malty than the nose leads on. A fair amount of pilsner malt with a touch of caramel. Not much bitterness, but there is a nice little bit of noble hop flavor in this beer. The yeast profile is there, but isn't as in your face as others, but it is still noticeable. Not a bad beer. Works well.

M: Nice body with a fair amount of carbonation that helps this out a bit, quite dry, and just a little bit of alcohol warmth in there as well. Not bad at all.

O: Not a bad saison, but not an exceptional one either. Probably won't seek this out again if I'm craving a saison.

pokesbeerdude, May 08, 2011
Photo of Macca
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a cloudy bright orange with an ok white head that drops down to leave a slight covering.

An intense spiciness on the nose especially pepper. A bit of lemon too. Smells great.

Spiciness not so much on the palate but it's replaced with green apple and citrus. Finishes very dry.

Medium bodied, well carbonated.

A very nice saison.

Macca, May 04, 2011
Photo of dgilks
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden colour with a large white head. Fair head retention which should be better for the style. No lacing.

Lovely, rich and complex lemon and spice aroma. Quite peppery. Notes of clove and herb. Nice.

Light, dry malt flavour with mild notes of apple and more intense lemon, citrus and spice notes. Crisp, dry finish. Good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Great finish.

A very good saison with lots going for it. Plenty of flavour. Really quite good.

dgilks, May 01, 2011
Photo of
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a pale sparkling straw colour with a thick white fluffy head.
Aroma - Spicy hops with lemon, cider, and a bit of cork. Fruity and complex.
Very clean and refreshing flavour with light citrus, honey, and a soft, creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A formitable dry and spicy saison, but with a softer side. The floral, perfumy notes that are more similar to Belgian blonde ales and witbiers come through in a most seductive way.

St. Feuillien's saison pours with glowing haze of light golden color. Airy and froathy, the head character forms with a weightlessness and cottony texture that retains the session while leaving sticky patterns of lace behind. This is the quentessential saison stature.

Heightened floral character errupt from the rim, challenging whether this is actally a saison and not a blonde (think Brugse Zot) with a burst of perfume laiden confectioner's sugar scent, light tropical and citrusy fruits; while soft spice of corriander and white pepper tickle the nose. Most estery aromas to usher in the spring season.

Flavors begin to leave the floral character behind and start ushering in the classic lemony esters and peppery-dry phenolics. In exquisite balance the light bready-sweet malt provided a soft foundation for the counter of lemon grass hop flavor and bitterness and with the light peppery taste for added measure. A mild honey-like taste gives memory to the flowery nose in finish and aftertaste.

Creamy initial textures soon go to expansive, and seemingly whisp away at mid palate for a powdery-dry finish. Only a faint oil film, similar to that of chamomile or flower pedals linger and seem to hand on to the honeysuckle notion heading into the next sip.

Where the flowery character of St. Feuilliens saison is not a signature characteristic of the style, it's very welcomed to me. But for those who oppose the floral character of Belgian blondes or witbiers may not agree.

BEERchitect, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of JamnesCameron
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from mdfb79 (Dan) in my box for the Birthday BIF. Thanks, Dan!

Poured into a New Belgium globe. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a big, rocky white head. Tons of lacing.

Aromas of lemon, mango, musty, some sweet malt.

Flavors of mango, lemon zest, a crisp carbonic acid bite, a little maltier than most and missing that peppery finish that I prefer. A "cleaner" yeast quality, not as spicy or "funky." Short finish. The funk and pepperiness comes through a little more as it warms up a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium, doesn't have that signature dryness of a saison. Good level of carbonation, good prickle.

Overall a good attempt. Not a classic, but a good beer overall.

JamnesCameron, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful medium gold color with a perfect two finger white head. Nice carbonation and lacing. This beer is a looker.

S- Apricot, peach, some hops, slight hint of malt. Very sweet smelling, but not overly so. This beer smells wonderful, and hopefully the taste will be similar. Maybe a little yeast smell as well? If so, it's in the background. Great smelling Saison.

T- Great tasting Saison! This is exactly what I like about this style. Very drinkable at 6.5%. The fruit and spices really come out in the taste. Very smooth, but a crisp edge to it. Very balanced- this beer is put together extremely well.

M- Very smooth, but a crispness, also a earthy vibe all in one. Not heavy, and very easy to drink. This beer is great anytime, but I imagine it's the perfect warm weather beer.

O- This beer totally hits the spot for me in the category. I don't drink a ton of Saisons, but I do enjoy them. This is definitely in the top 2 or so that I've personally tried. Very nice... Worth the pickup if you're in the mood for it!

jayhawk73, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of CanuckRover
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, orange-yellow. Nice white head. Well marked lacings to the finish.

Big hit of yeast on the nose, dusty melon, with a touch of grassy hops.

Yikes, this is a full-flavoured saison. Yeast permeates throughout. Standout flavour is honeydew melon, big and bold. Pretty big spicing too, I get lots of pepper.

Nice mouthfeel with just about perfect carbonation.

Not a shy saison, some big flavours here. Not sure how much I enjoy it personally, but respect is due.

CanuckRover, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of brendan13
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy dark golden with a 3cm white head that falls away fairly fast.
S - Slight peppery spice characters with some peachy esters and light honey like sweetness.
T - Much like the smell; peppery, light fruity peachy notes also with some light sweetness.
M - Lighter side of medium bodied with a bit of sweetness.
O - Not really what I look for in a Saison. A nice enough beer but more like a strong golden ale than a Saison.

brendan13, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky pale in color with a luxurious head. Bumped appearance up .5 due to the small ribbon of yeast floating atop the lush head.

Smells of dewy meadow, baled hay, rust, and fertilizer granules. That's about all I'm getting but to be fair, snoot's a little bit plugged.

Taste is very grassy, both in malt and hop profile, it seems almost pils leaning. Herbal notes are minimal, but there is a bit of a peppery finish. Gun metal, aspirin, powdered milk biscuits and a mildly skunked oxidation are all afterthoughts. It's not textbook saison, that's for sure, but I'm liking it just the same.

As saisons go this is a trifle explosive in the mouth, a bit overkill and kind of flushes the flavors off the tongue before they can set in. It makes it refreshing, sure, but maybe a little too much so, as the flavors in this ale are delicate.

Overall, my complaint is the same: just a little too much carbonation for the flavors to get a chance to speak their piece. Were the bottle conditioning adjusted, probably more nuance would speak forth and scores might go higher.
Enjoyable drinker though.

GIVEMEBACKMYSON, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Towering white head with a nice lace and ok retention. Light golden amber.

S - Barney hay. Simple.

T- Flora. Light honey followed by a wave of light biscuity malt. Grass notes.

M - Smooth medium-light body (full for the style). Finishes lightly dry.

D - Smooth and fairly straight forward.

vfgccp, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 25cl bottle I picked up from A Delhaize supermarket across from de Heeren.

From bottle into a snifter

Pours cloudy orange with a one finger head.

It's yeast and grains mainly on the nose but also spices and some citrus detectable.

Bready yeast flavors with spices, fruit and hops hidden far far away.

A light to medium body but a smooth drink. Plenty of carbonation and a fairly dry finish.

Not being a expert on the style I have to say I do enjoy this beer. The smooth easy drinkability and the nice flavors make this beer a winner.

doopiedoopiedoo, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of megahurts4
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

St Feuillien Saison

Appearance: cloudy orange-red, medium head, and some good lacing.

Smell: yeast, citrus, and some wheat.

Taste: hops, yeast, citrus, honey, and spices.

Mouthfeel: medium

Overall:
This is a nicely flavored saison. The mouthfeel leads me to believe it isn't the best refinement, but this is also a bottle conditioned brew.

megahurts4, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of homebrewhawk
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 tulip. Poured a hazy gold with a big white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma started out slightly skunky, but then bright citrus and a bit of noble hops really came out. Fairly light bodied. Lots of spice in the flavor and finish. Very dry, but a bit of malt came out as it warmed. Very drinkable. Solid Saison.

homebrewhawk, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Ah, those Belgian masters of good looking beer - this one pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a massive head that leaves clumps of lacing

Smell: Lots going on in the aroma, with husky grains, stone fruit, melon, white pepper spice and a hint of honey

Taste: Rather Germanic in a sense, with a bready opening and some grassy hops in the back; in the middle, however, there is a lot of Belgian character, with melon/stone fruit, honey/candi sugar, and white pepper/herbal spice; after the swallow, the peppery/herbal flavors and honey sweetness linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with rather high carbonation

Drinkability: Not a classic Saison, but a very interesting beer that blends qualities of various Belgian styles (BPA, BIPA and Saison) with a pilsner; the result is a bit sweeter than typical but overall, this beer is very, very good

Thanks, mrmiles, for putting this into my Secret Santa package

brentk56, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at De Beiaard, Amsterdam.

Pours with a cloudy honey gold with a clumpy head that leaves cathedral lace. Wax, wildflowers and lemon zest on the nose. Sour apple and kumquat with bock-like honey-malt sweetness followed by light herb and spice hops. Tingly finish, long dry astringent leave. Dry, light, crisp but still a bit cloying.

Superior saison, though a bit too sweet as it warms which hits drinkability.

StJamesGate, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of matt20102
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from champagne bottle into pilsner glass with thick head. Aroma is very clean and ambiguous but with hints of light malt, subtle but spicy hops. The flavor is exceptionally clean with a very pleasant tart that is reminiscent of fresh citrus but without any lemony flavor. The head remains throughout the entire glass. This is a very 'sprizy' beer which is quite refreshing; although immediately filling, this is due totally to the effervescence, not the malt. It would pair very well with grilled vegetables or hamburgers.

matt20102, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of DefenCorps
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Monk's yesterday.

Light straw yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is decent. Quite fruity with honey, some melon and a moderate sweetness along with the ripe light fruits. Moderate sugar-like sweetness is present as well. The palate opens with a moderate grainy sweetness along with some honey, ripe fruit and a light floral character. Hops are rather light here, I don't get much apart from maybe a little grassy flavor. The sweetness is a bit much, especially when consumed alongside a gueuze. Honey and ripe fruit are present on the moderately drying finish, this beer is medium-light with high carbonation. While pleasant on the palate, there are far better versions of the style out there

DefenCorps, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of gotweid
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the corked bottle into a weizen glass poured the hazy golden orange beer with a large, clunky, chunky, thick, white head that seemed to last & last. The aroma was a light combination of malt, grain & fruit with a little funk that disappeared. A yeasty, warm, fruity, malty, & wonderfully complex taste is pleasing. Thought I noticed a touch of tart? Slightly dry mouthfeel and so, so easy to drink. If I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life I would be happy with this one. It's that good.

gotweid, Dec 02, 2010
St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.