St. Feuillien Blonde - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien BlondeSt. Feuillien Blonde

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87
very good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002)
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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!

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...

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Photo of Sammy
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
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 tjd25
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow cloudy transparent color, with a creamy head that never disappears totally. Highly carbonation, crazy bubbling all around.

A nice smell of yeast and fruits. The taste is fruity and yeasty at first. Nice, well-balanced, very enjoyable. Then, some spicy honey flavor or something I couldn't define (flowers??) prepares the transition to the thick and almost chewy hoppy aftertaste. The mouthfeel varies greatly: thin and refreshing at first, it gets more complex on the end. All the ingredients are well balanced, none of the tastes is overwhelming. Very nice beer.

Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  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 Stopper
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Naerhu
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of dmarch
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of zerk
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Photo of IrishRedRock
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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