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St. Feuillien Blonde - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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BA SCORE
87
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

SmokinSmyth, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of weissbierdrinker
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

weissbierdrinker, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of ThaCreep
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

ThaCreep, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of dqrull
2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

dqrull, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of OskarL
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

OskarL, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of Travlr
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright golden color with large white head that settles slowly to the edges, good lacing.
S: Lots going on here, with flowers, spice and grass.
T: Refreshing and malty, good spices throughout.
M: Body is OK, medium I guess.
D: Easy to drink, nice addition to the style.

Travlr, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of DerBayer
2.48/5  rDev -36.1%
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....

DerBayer, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of rvdoorn
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

rvdoorn, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of ricke
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

ricke, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of gregmurer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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...

gregmurer, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Absumaster, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of thierrynantes
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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

thierrynantes, Oct 29, 2007
Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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...

mdagnew, Feb 21, 2007
Photo of Globetrotter
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Globetrotter, Dec 11, 2006
Photo of Bierschenker
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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!

Bierschenker, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of ADR
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

ADR, Nov 02, 2005
Photo of stopmakingsteve
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice, Poured out of a 33Cl bottle into a pint glass (sorry!). Lovely gold color, tons of nice white head and good lacing.

The taste is light and flowery, with a lot of lemon. It's sweet, but with a really dry aftertaste, and the taste lingers for a long time. Overall, it's very nice, I could drink this all night.

stopmakingsteve, May 06, 2005
Photo of wl0307
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted this beer on tap (for the first time) at the Bierodrome bar (Kingsway, London). A 250ml glass of this beer cost me 2.3 pounds, which is, I suppose, o.k. for a rare beer found in London?!

Appearance: pours hazy light bronze colour, somehow the barman failed to pour this beer properly and the beerhead was overly limited, unlike what one would expect of a good Belgian ale... Besides, the serving temp. was a bit too low.
Smell: quite complex--fruity-dominated nose (peachy), also with perfumy, cane-sugary, grassy, spicy scents, against a refreshing, lemony hop flavour.
Taste & Aftertaste: after letting it stand for a while (to warm itself up), my first sip is fantastic! On palate it is very malty but not at all overly sweet, with hints of vanilla and light fruity taste of apple and peach; the finish is distinctly dry and mildly bitter, quite lingering in the throat! The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth, given its medium-high carbonation, and the overall structure is quite balanced; truly a solid ale.
Drinkability: This beer is pleasantly drinkable when one is thirsty, especially given its relatively light body (against its high alcoholic strength 7.5%abv) and fruity, refreshing mouthfeel; but surely it's deceptively strong as well and can make one drunk quite easily...although definitely not at this bar--way too expensive to get drunk here!

wl0307, May 05, 2005
Photo of bark
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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...

bark, Apr 09, 2005
Photo of stjarnflikka
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

stjarnflikka, Jan 20, 2005
Photo of paterlodie
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

paterlodie, Jan 10, 2005
Photo of Paddez
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Paddez, Sep 25, 2004
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Phyl21ca, Jun 30, 2004
Photo of Doiv
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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

Doiv, Jun 22, 2004
St. Feuillien Blonde from Brasserie St. Feuillien
87 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.