St. Feuillien Blonde - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002

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Photo of ricke
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving date: 2009-02-21. Served in tulip.

Presentation: 750 ml corked bottle with freshness date on the label (best before 2010-01-18). Interesting to note that this one is brewed with vitamin C.

Appearance: When I opened it, the cork came out with a very big pop, which was a bit surprising. It was like opening a bottle of champagne. It pours a pale golden straw color, very clear and with plenty of bubbles from the carbonation. The head is very big, ivory-colored and quite lively. It settles after a while and leaves some lacings.

Smell: A rather prominent smell of medicinal phenols hits the nose together with some yeast. Mild aromas of sweet fruits - like ripe apple peel. Some tart fruitiness, kind of like rhubarb, as well. A gentle funky note and general spiciness.

Taste: Big and prominent medicinal flavors almost overpowers the palate. Very distinct flavors of band-aid, sterile hospital environment and rectified spirit (no alcohol, though). Although, this perhaps sounds somewhat repugnant, it's actually kind of pleasant - and definitely interesting. Some yeast. Plenty of sweet caramel malts and some restrained, yet present, flavors of fruit (lemon peel, pineapple) balance the sharp medicinal flavors. In the finish, which is slightly bitter and dry, there are some hop flavors, spices (cloves) and a dry band-aid flavor. The alcohol is in general well hidden, but becomes somewhat more prominent towards the end. All in all, a very pleasant taste with lots of flavors going on.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. High levels of carbonation, actually to high initially since the rather sharp bubbles takes away some of the flavors.

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this one, but perhaps a 750 ml bottle was a bit too much. It has a very "Belgian" profile - if that concept makes any sense - with lots of carbonation, characteristic yeast in the aroma and bold, interesting and at least somewhat balanced flavors. However, the phenolic character really takes the lead. I would highly recommend it to someone who has a hard time identifying what medicinal phenols actually taste like.

Photo of Billolick
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. Golden and a bit cloudy, supports a puffy head and leaves alot of lace. yeast, spice, candi sugar in the nose. Taste is crisp, refreshing, fruity, yeasty,lemon,honey, butter, cloves, melon, crisp apples. This one is delicate and complex, heaven in a glass. I love everything about this stuff, from the very heavy, "Duvel" shaped bottle, to the smell, color, taste and finish of this noble Belgian creation. Check it out!

Photo of ADR
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle...dark god and translucent with a swelling pale head of over 1/2 an inch in height. Laces in small dots but not that generously. Aroma is slightly fruity, unripe pears and some pineapple, suggestions of nutmeg. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is a bit lower than I expected. Flavor is quite yeasty and with lots of esters, more of the sweetened pinapple from the aroma shines through. Flattens toward the close with increasingly sweet tones. Pretty good, malt-leaning and bready, I wouldn't mind a little more dryness to the brew but there's nothing off-putting here.

Photo of Sammy
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful to sip. Light on the mouth with spicey lemon yeast. Lace that stays in the cup, many small bubbles from good carbonation. Really 7.5%? Malty and refreshing. Bit of dry bitter afterataste from hops. Floral yeasty aroma. A bottle is satisfying for two.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy yellow-orange body is topped by a foamy bright white head that drops fairly quickly and detracts from the appearance. It does hold a decent collar and surface covering, however, and also leaves some lace. The aroma is sweetly malty, lightly spicy, fruity and yeasty. The body is medium with a very fine, moderate carbonation that leaves it quite creamy in the mouth. The flavor is surprisingly soft, starting with a honeyish malt that also has a woody/oak and vanilla character to it. Some very light spice rounds it out nicely, and a drying bitterness ushers in the finish. Very well balanced with a rich sweet malt and a decent amount of hops! Very nice and well recommended.

Photo of sfprint
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

exp: 8/26/2014
A: Slightly darker than an AAL, with a massive amount of rising carbonation. Barely poured the glass half foam.
S: High quality soap. Floral
T: Warm but subtle hops. Warm malt, apple, floral with a bit of tang. Grassy.
M: A bit drying with a light to medium body and a light but sharp sting.
O: Pretty good. Different for a blonde

Photo of Bierschenker
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I poured it out, it refused to give a large head. A lot of big white bubbles. Disappeared quickly, thin lace remaining.
The odour is exotic. Fruity / sugary: malt, salted peanuts, citrus peels, pineapple, banana.
It has a misty orange-gold colour. A little carbonation is visible, as are small dots of yeast swimming around.
Drank this one out of a large tulip / chalice on a high foot. To let it give it’s full character.
Very full taste. Sweet and bready, pineapple and citrus (Witte like), dry malt and dark bread, rich yeast.
Sweet mushroom aftertaste, with peanut butter in the back
Nice job, not really special.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

Photo of trekbiker3000
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw color with a thin white head. The St. Veil lien glass with the etched bottom kept the head on the beer. Classic Belgian beer aroma. A nice clean malt flavor with little to no bitterness. Well carbonated, plenty of carbonation as the beer rolls across the palate. A full bodied beer with a lingering malt finish.

This is a classic Belgian blonde beer that I would strongly recommend to first time Belgian beer drinkers.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde beer with a huge foamy white head with good retention. Aroma is quite floral with some nice mix of malt and hops. Taste is very refreshing with again notes of malts and hops and some sweet floral notes. Body is bit thicker then expected with a great balance between hops and yeast. ABV is well hidden which is great for blonde beer with 7.5% ABV.

Photo of n2185
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a cap with great lacing.

S: Light spice notes up front with some sweet fruits. Light yeasty notes bring up the finish.

T: Spices notes up front with a lot of bready characters with some dry yeast notes as well. There are some slightly tart fruit notes as well.

M: Medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is is nice and dry.

O: An alright beer overall, though a bit bland and lacking depth. It has a nice body, but is just boring.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet. Pours a cloudy caramel amber with a nice three finger white head that slowly dissipated to a thick cap and tons of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light, slightly sour fruit, coriander and citrus. Flavor of caramel malt, coriander, citrus, pear and apple juice, moderately dry. Finishes dry with peppery spice and light grasst hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with excellent carbonation. A very nice Belgian pale with a pleasant flavor progression and balance. It is a nice semi-dry variation on typically sweeter Belgian pales. Classic.

Photo of RuudJH
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recommended at the local liquor store as 'World's best pale ale Abbey 2010'.

Looks pale golden, with a soapy head that's gone quickly, good lacing though, modest carbonation.

Smell of pine and citric hops. A little malts and clove in the background.
Taste is bittersweet malts, spicy and mellow hops. Very mellow indeed. A real pleaser. Refined and undemanding.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and easy.
Very drinkable. 7.5 % makes it a good beer for both at home and in a bar.

Photo of Paddez
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, pale blonde brew with a nice head.
Smell is very floral and also contains some hints of lemon and yeast. The taste is yet again full of the floral and fruity notes that are detected in the nose. The mouthfeel is very nice and makes this -along with the excellent taste- an extremely refreshing beer.
Very drinkable too. The 7,5% Alc. is well hidden.

An outstanding beer. Everything just seems to fit with this brew, best blonde I've had so far.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl Bottle: BBD 12th Aug 15, poured into a Duvel glass @ home on 5th Dec 13.

Almost clear golden colour with a good head, could almost have been a Duvel in the glass.

The aroma however told you it wasn't a Duvel: this had a grainy and mild citrus note in the smell, along with some yeast esters.

The taste was also a mixture of flavours, again grainy, citrusy and yeasty: crisp, sharp and leaning towards tart with a dry bitter finish.

Nice brew.

Photo of ThaCreep
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly fruity fragrance with the freshness that comes undoubtedly aromatic hops. Body very nice with a creamy palate highlighted with traces of bitter oranges and flavors of dried leaves and berries that seem born of a juniper (perhaps this is due to the addition of vitamin C in the drink), which also announces the finish, sharp and dry, which takes its special flavor. Pleasant to drink or to enjoy a strong and distinctive flavor, St. Feuillien is a must.

Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this with dinner (a nice steak off the grill). It pours a golden honey color with a decent head. I had to run out for a minute, and when I returned the beer still had a complete head on it, nice job.

A smooth taste and feel to it, very good in the mouth. This would be a good "long day" beer, as it is easy on the tongue.

Photo of Globetrotter
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at L'Imaige de Nostre Dame in Brussels, it came out a slightly cloudy pale gold under a one finger white head that fades slowly but surely, leaving nice lace and a strong collar. The nose is mild of spices. The mouth is moderately carbonated and light. The hops establish themselves early, providing bitter balance to the mild fruity malt. The crisp bitter is never overwhelming, but also never fades, leaving a good dry aftertaste. A nice overall experience.

Photo of stjarnflikka
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle

Pours a clear, golden and orange coloured beer with a thick white foam and a powerful carbonation.

Smell is at first flowery, light and has a hint of yeast. There is some fruit in there with grapes. The smell is mainly sweet, rich on flowers and fruit.

Taste is at first yeasty and sweet from the fruits. Theres no mentionable malt in there but a big, bitter and somewhat dry and fruity taste. There is some honey like sweetness in the flowery taste
Finishes somewhat bitter, but still smooth and somewhat alcoholic.

This is a nice abbey beer. Well balanced, musty and fresh.

Photo of Douberd
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Lots of yeast visible on the bottom of the bottle. Poured carefully into my tulip glass. ABV is 7,5%.
Beer is golden yellow in colour, with a huge, almost four fingers in height, snow white head, thick at first, becomes soapy in texture after a while and soon end p as a thin film covering the beer.
On the aroma citrus fruits and very hoppy. Notes of green apple and bubblegum too.
Nice crisp taste, bitter from the very first moments. Behind the hops comes a malt flavour, just for a tiny bit though,as the hopsoverpower everything else. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Very dry on the palate, carbonationonly slighty above average and thin to medium body.
Overall a very nice, bittery refreshing beer.

Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bright golden beer with a big frothy head and a steady going stream of carbonation going on.

Smell is spicy with notes of clove and and in general phenolic. A malty backbone with doughy and biscuit notes. Some light caramelmaltiness. Hops are invisible.

Taste is spicy with strong clove and exotic fruits. Pretty heavy yeast character for a blond beer. It reminds me of the Leffe Blond, which I do not really like because of the same thing. Malt is sweet and doughy with light colores caramalt, which is a bit nutty. Very low bitterness, drinkability is good.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 7/25/09 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light cloudy yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma has lots of spices, Belgian yeast, citrus, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with a strong burst of spices and a bready Belgian yeast backbone. There is a background flavor of citrus and a mild hops presence that provide a nice balance. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty and I normally don't like the strong spices, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice Belgian beer to drink for a while.

Photo of Macca
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear golden colour with a big fluffy white head that hangs around.

It says that it is brewed with Vitamin C and the first thing I get on the nose is Barocca! That blows off to leave some spicy Belgian yeastiness. Maybe some apple.

A lot more apple on the palate. Green apple. Some medicinal notes and the spiciness, pepper? Alcohol only comes in at the end.

Medium bodied with a very high carbonation.

Not the best that these guys produce but still a bloody nice beer,

Photo of mdagnew
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from www.belgianshop.com

Poured a quite deep golden yellow colour... Slightly off white head poured quite thick and meringue like then faded fairly quickly to light wispy layer. Quite a lot of carbonation shoots to the surface... some light sticky lacing clings on to the end...

Aroma - Strong spicy fruits (apricots, pineapples, pears), nice strong belgian bready / yeasty notes, candy sugar / honey sweetness, light toasted malts, peppery hops, some basil / thyme herbal notes, faint medicinal traces...

Taste – Biscuity malts, toasted bread, herbal / floral, spicy fruits (pineapples, pear drops), light sugary sweetness, definite belgian yeastiness, honey notes, peppery, some salty hints, slight soapiness, grassy, spicy hops

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry.. light / medium body... very refreshing and drinkable - the 7.5% doesn't really show at all...

Overall - A very good and well made pale ale... One of the best i've had... definitely recommended...

Photo of gregmurer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

great special abbey beer, a real belgian one... the most interesting are from outside of the historical brewery, but they are made by the original recipe of the saint feuillien. A great beer, certainly one of the best of walloonia...
congratulation...

Photo of dqrull
2.86/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a huge airy white head that leaves alot of lacing on the glass.

Rather weak smell of green apples and green grapes, slightly acidic, nothing special.

Taste is like the nose, but much weaker, alcohol is noticeable and actually pretty distracting, not very good.

A bit hard carbonatino but the viscosity is okay and crisp.

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St. Feuillien Blonde from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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