St. Feuillien Blonde - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien BlondeSt. Feuillien Blonde

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87
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002

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Photo of DerBayer
2.48/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well I m gonna keep this short - This is the worst Belgian I have ever had by a stretch! In fact a wide stretch!

The smell and taste was strongly reminiscent of adjunct grains and left a sickly aftertatste that I didn t like.

Upfront was OK with grassy and honey notes and some alcohol but then - the thin sickly taste of corn as known from Budweiser....

Photo of bobhits
2.7/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

A blonde ale with white head that fades. There is aroma of mint (not sure where this comes from), yeast, and some hints of spicy hops. The flavor brings this on in full spirit. I just don't get this one. I rarely say it, but too dry, too carbonated, and yet not awful. There are just too many interesting and tasty elements in this one. I want to dislike it but there's something here that makes me interested.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 impending
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Trappist. Poured a mildly hazy light yellow, minor head, minor lacing.

Yeast, fruity aroma has notes of spices and pepper.

Taste is grainy and yeasty, the fruits not near as strong as the nose hinted. Mild but distinct hop bite, would improve if made sharper. Very minor bitterness trails off in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and crisp.
cheers
jd

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 BucBasil
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a branded chalice at Poechenellekelder in Brussels.

A: A pure golden color with a slightly offwhite 2.5 finger head that lasts a long time.

S: Bright and crisp aroma of apples and grapes. Big yeasty presence as well as some spices are evident.

T: Honey and a yeasty character, slightly tangy going down. Somewhat cloying. Some malty sweetness lingering on. Spices show up among some other fleeting extraneous things like a quick sugary note.

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 cpetrone84
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is very hazed deep amber with a tight white head. Nose is quite nice, lots of spice to it, peppery, pronounced dustiness to it, notes of lemon and a bit of perfume. Taste is similar, gets a bit sweet. Dustiness is less forward and spice isn't quite as strong. Notes of candied sugar, light perfume. Lighter body, well carbonated, crisp finish.

Photo of OskarL
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Hazy pale golden with a head that dissipates and leaves some lacing.

Smell - Malt, plumbs(?), citrus, spices, yeast and some hops.

Taste - Bread, sweet malt, spices, fruity (plumbs? and green apples), mildly phenolic which is well balanced with the other flavors, yeast and finishes with a taste of rye.

Mouthfeel - A bit dry, medium body with too much carbonation.

Photo of bark
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The foam is white and rather high; the liquid is clear and pale yellow-orange-beige.

The smell got that typical sour wheat bear flavour, there are also some notes of bitter lemons, spices, some yeast and a dry bitterness.

The carbonation is very strong and bubbly, a bit short however.

The taste is sour-bitter with flavours of sweet fruit candy, some earthy yeast, and citric peels.

Quite a run of the mill blonde Belgian wheat ale. It is OK, but nothing to write home about...

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a tall, thick but still light and crisp, crystal white head. Dissipation is slow and leaves pretty nice lacings.

S: A bit sour, yeasty and spicey. Crisp malt and some strong citirc, hoppy notes. Some faint stable and leather. Somewhat sweet.

T: Sour yeastyness, peppery spiceyness and white bread. Lemonjuice and lemonsezt.

M: Aftertase is both sour and bitter, rather long. Body is medium to full, while carbonation is quite strong but still rather well balanced.

O: An interesting Belgian ale with nice sour notes from yeast.

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

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : Dorée-ambrée, limpide (sur lie), bien saturée , mousse serrée subsistant.
Smell : Nez doux, délicat et pénétrant, bien houblonné.
Taste and mouthfeel : Saveur équilibrée et assez douce, peu amère, fine et aromatique. Ronde et bien en bouche, son arrière goût ample est aromatique
Drinkability : Agréable bière

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

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a tulip

A - Murky golden colour. Small but solid head with some nice lacing.

S - Mild sweet malts and cheese.

T - Sweet, slightly sour with the traditional blonde touches of banana and malt/bread.

M - Vibrant and lively with decent carbonation. Malty but with a slightly sour feel.

D - Taste is ok but there are better examples of this style out there.

Photo of rvdoorn
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer at Charleroi airport in Belgium, not the best place to drink beers obviously... Poured into a kind of big lemonade glass.... The beer pours a hazy deep-golden color with an enormous fluffy snow-white head that disappeared surprisingly quickly with a thin lacing remaining.

Smell: Strong smell, full of flavor. A lot of fruity notes (citrus), spicy hops (peppery), sugars and yeast.

Taste: Similar to the smell, very fruity (citrus), spicy, very malty, with a bitter and very dry aftertaste. The alcohol is not very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: A bit too dry, thin and very high carbonation.

Overall, it is a nice refreshing beer. Will try to drink it soon in a more relaxing environment.

Photo of seedyone
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12/20/13 From bottle. Greeted with a bit of manageable exuberance, in the form of foam, when I opened the bottle. Big full aroma backed by a mouthful of lively citrus and a hint of spice and medium body. But, as we know, first impressions are not always fulfilled. All the outward signs were there, but it just lacked a bit of soul. I'm interested enough to try it on tap to see if that may be the difference.

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 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.

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St. Feuillien Blonde from Brasserie St. Feuillien
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.