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St. Feuillien Blonde - Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien BlondeSt. Feuillien Blonde

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BA SCORE
87
very good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%


Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002)
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2002 18:16:12 | More by NeroFiddled
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zerk

California

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought this one back from Beer Mania in Brussels.

Pours a cloudy gold with a 2 inch pillowy white head, that is actually too persistent. The head is so large, and takes so long to settle that I became very impatient waiting to have a taste! Aroma of honey, pears, horse blanket and an earthy herbal note. Flavor begins slightly sweet, with malt and honey, becoming yeasty and musty. Has a low acidity and a nice herbal bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Very well balanced. Body is medium with light carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. This is an excellent beer that I recommend highly.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2003 14:37:59 | More by zerk
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paterlodie

Belgium

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Woww what a presentation. Pours out a mighty head, white as fresh snow and stays on this great brew forever. Stays longer then Duvel and didn't know that was possible. Pours out perfectly clear and has a beautifull yellow colour, perfect. Nose is mostly hops, probably dry but also some yeastfruit, anis& fresh( maybe also litle koreander) and just great. Taste is "Duvel" like but at least as delicate and fine. Ends very dry, must be dryhopping in the proces.
Full of carbon dioxide make you fully enjoy every sip as if you had a big moutfull, perfectly again.
Drank this one and am lucky that I don't have more in my cellar cause I would probably enjoy em all... great beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2005 18:44:43 | More by paterlodie
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, hazy deep yellow, nearly orange...very bubbly thick white head. The initial aroma smelled like bad beer, reminded me of my grandfather and his Meister Brau...this was only temporary, and the fruity aroma of banana, cloves, and yeast came out.

Has some very nice fruit flavors with a mild touch of hops and carbonation. Nero talks about a touch of vanilla, and as usual he's right on. It's very subtle, but it only adds to the complexity of this delicious brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2003 16:58:35 | More by IrishRedRock
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Doiv

United Kingdom (England)

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy honey colour with a big white head. Settles very slowly and leaves a nice lacing.

Bready, yeasty, citrussy grapefruit hints are present in the aroma. Finishes with a lingering sour yeasty hint.

Taste is of honey, yeast, grapefruit, bananas, and pineapples, accompanied by peppery and slightly warming finish.

Nice mouthfeel, drinks real well. A fantastic beer

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2004 20:09:09 | More by Doiv
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Paddez

Belgium

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2004 18:46:54 | More by Paddez
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +11%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2004 12:52:47 | More by Billolick
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Radome

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 33 cl bottle, bought in France, into a wine glass.

A - Extremely pale straw color and crystal clear. The head is white; initially fluffy and thick, but fades to a thin layer and some lacing. Tiny strings of carbonation continually rise. Very attractive.

S - Aroma of marshmallows, bubblegum and sweet bread mix with lemon, black pepper and grassy hops. Complex but inviting.

T - In contrast with aromas, the taste emphasizes cracked black pepper, which combines with the moderate hop bitterness to seem hot and spicy. The flavor of the hops doesn't stand out, but there is a bit of green grass and lemon juice late in the palate. The malt is in the background, as are most yeast notes except for pepper. Complex and changing with every swallow.

M - Spritzy carbonation; moderate to thin body. Some alcohol presence. As mentioned above, hops and pepper-like spiciness give the beer a burning sensation.

O - An outstandingly complex blond; lots going on in aroma and flavor. I think it could use a bit more malt presence, but that is personal opinion and there are certainly no flaws in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 22:12:24 | More by Radome
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet...

Beautiful in the glass... Golden and beautiful with a nice fluffy head....

Lots of spicy yeastiness present in the aromas as well as a little bit of apple peel... Maybe some Belgian sugars.... this may be a little barnyard-ish as well...

There's a barnyard yeastiness to this that I don't find in others of the style and I like it. It almost gives it a saison feel to it. Very earthy and sort of funky... There's a sweetness here too but the majority of what I get from this is this earthy funkiness that just reeks of natural fermentation... Very delicious and I don't detect any booze at all...

A delicious example of the style... I really enjoyed this beer... Paired beautifully with some Pad Thai and a bowl of hot and sour soup

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 01:15:17 | More by Tilley4
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SmashPants

Australia

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: interesting stumpy llittle brown bottle, with a stylish old-school Belgian label. Reaks of quality.

Appearance: a hazy yellow body with a foamy head that drops quickly to a one-finger off-white with good retention.

Aroma: sweet malts with citric fruits and a definite yeast backing. No hint of alcohol considering the ABV.

Taste: again quite soft considering the ABV - a smooth and creamy honey-malt followed by the lemon citric flavours, all backed by the Belgian yeasts. Quite impressive.

Aftertaste: lingers quite well indeed - that yeast is wonderfully rounded in the mouth. Definitely a sipper, which is fortunate considering the cost per bottle.

Mouth feel: medium in body with fine carbonation that allows one to savour the flavour.

Overall: a great example of Belgian strong ales. Definitely worth having when the bank balance will allow.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 00:59:08 | More by SmashPants
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Beerenauslese

California

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brasserie Beck in Washington, DC. Described on the menu as a Brasserie Beck exclusive, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this springing up on tap around the country--or am I missing somehing?

Body is translucent but hazy gold. Slight head resolves to a ring with slight lacing.

Aroma of light malt, banana, and candi sugar.

Tastes of light malt, banana, and coriander. There is a subtle amount of hops in the dry finish. Also, a bit of toffee and candi sugar.

Overall, a decent Belgian blonde strong ale. But not so strong at 7.5% ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2011 03:10:49 | More by Beerenauslese
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Naerhu

Japan

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

light yellow body with extremely active micro-carbonation fine pure white head.

Extremely sweet and fruity muscat grape aroma.

light pale malt flavor cloaked by sweetness. the 7.5% alcohol is cloaked by the sweetness. This is a lot like duvel only with a great depth of maltiness that duvel does not have.

this goes down in a flash.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2004 13:10:25 | More by Naerhu
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Dennycurr

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer, here and there in Europe and the USA. I see it rarely so I jump on it when I happen upon it.
Has a very unique taste. I'm thinking I could pick out this beer in any blind taste test..(only the Grand Cru, of this beer might fool me because it has a very similar taste---but higher in alc).
I love the look and the zest of this beer.
A nice sparkling gold color with a healthy Belgian head and tasting on the lighter side, but still packing a 7.5 abv. A good summer beer, tho it's good anytime for me.
Btw---I love that label!

Den

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2012 13:23:20 | More by Dennycurr
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Stopper

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This looks like fossil amber in a glass, topped with white head that is pretty thin for a Belgian. The aroma is a tart fruit with a touch of grain. The first sip brings a mild malt flavor that feels very smooth, but not syrupy. Throughout, the flavor is mostly this mild maltiness with a touch of musty yeast spice. It dries only slightly in the finish with a tart spiciness that seems to be a combination of the yeast character and a subtle hop.

This is a surprisingly quaffable abbey ale with its smooth mouthfeel and humble, but interesting, yeast spice.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2004 05:42:53 | More by Stopper
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2004 00:48:17 | More by Sammy
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2009 20:29:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 02:32:18 | More by LiquidAmber
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dmarch

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't pronounce the name of this beer, but I sure enjoyed drinking it. Hazy golden appearance with a large white head and substantial carbonation. Vanilla aroma with a honey-like sweetness in the taste, maybe even a little biscuit taste. A bit of oak in the finish as well that lingers on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2004 20:56:11 | More by dmarch
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 15:11:49 | More by mdagnew
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ricke

Sweden

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 23:52:08 | More by ricke
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden honey color with a crisp white head that fades leaving spotted lacing around the glass.

Smell is of sweet and floral.

Taste is similar to Leffe blond but the finish is dryer and it's a little spicier. Up front is smooth caramel that turns into a dry clove/floral mixture.

Finish is dry and leaves a lingering aftertaste of lemon peel and a faint hint of pepper maybe.

I enjoy this beer very much and keep it in my fridge regularly.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 17:15:48 | More by weissbierdrinker
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doktorhops

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Belgian Blonde, why? Because Blondes have more fun! Today's St Feuillien hopefully won't have those askew characters noted in Brune and be a delightful dip into the world of Abbey ales, fingers crossed!

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: The body presents a nice cloudy flaxen blonde (borders on straw) with a chalky 0.5cm head that invites the first sip.

S: Bubble-gum, tart apple characters are noted straight away. There is a slight sourdough yeast in the body, along with candi sugar and a hint of malt grains. It's quite pleasant with that overlay of fruit aromas drawing one in.

T: Straight out the gates with a bang goes this blonde - immediately assailing the taste buds with sharp citrus, spicy pepper and tart apples. The bold statement is backed up by a candi sugar, malt and yeast body and it finishes off with a twist of hop bitterness at the end. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden behind that candi sugar hit. Big flavours in a small glass, it may be too big for some.

M: Dense carbonation with a touch of aggression. The body is spot on mid-heavy for a Belgian blonde.

D: So far it's been an average at best dubbel brune and a real corker of a blonde, can't wait to try the triple now. As for the blonde, the bold flavour statement may be a little too crass and barnyardy, but if you're like me (and you know you are!) then it's just the beer ticket out of Mundanetown - population: a bunch of losers.

Food match: It's a bit of a dessert affair (which is anyone's game), but I could see it match with some more exotic fare like; roast pheasant with greens, potatoes and sauce. Or even more exotic; a Bison Tetrazzini, or some Aussie cuisine; Kangaroo Fillet with Cream Sauce, sounds good.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 07:18:41 | More by doktorhops
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 12:58:49 | More by RuudJH
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stjarnflikka

Sweden

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2005 16:45:29 | More by stjarnflikka
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours a slightly hazy orangey-gold with a rock solid white head. Head retention and lacing are absolutely outstanding.

Smell is quite yeasty with some orange and coriander notes. Also a little grassy and flowery.

The taste picks up on quite a bit of honey along with orange and coriander. Some apple is present along with banana. The beer finishes quite try with just a light bitterness. Carbonation is very high on this one leading to a prickly mouthfeel that is just a little bit too much.

Overall a decent beer although better examples of this style are out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 01:18:45 | More by rangerred
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St. Feuillien Blonde from Brasserie St. Feuillien
87 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.