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St. Feuillien Blonde - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien BlondeSt. Feuillien Blonde

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BA SCORE
87
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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rangerred

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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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heff316

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

01-02-2012 16:45:43 | More by heff316
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a big white fluffy head. Small retention and only few lacings left

S: Deliciously spicy. Quite sweet, reminds honey, vanilla, mellon, coriander and pepper. Orange zest. Herbs and flowery hops

T: Quite spicy beer. Malts, belgian yeasts, candy sugar, coriander, melon and pepper. Sweet upfront followed by a dry taste and a considerable bitter hoppy end

M: Heavy body, medium carbonation. Balanced sweet bitterness

O: Good drinkability. Very Belgian. Great beer

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 20:08:27 | More by eduardolinhalis
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 01:14:50 | More by bobhits
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-22-2011 16:53:17 | More by jak
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-08-2011 22:54:53 | More by supermeniscus
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-01-2011 23:29:05 | More by rekel
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-25-2011 21:12:14 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Bjsetti

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-25-2011 15:28:29 | More by Bjsetti
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corby112

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.5%

11-21-2011 10:20:44 | More by corby112
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Beerenauslese

California

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
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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John_M

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a pale gold color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is attractive, showing waxy honey, vanilla, light cherry and considerable underlying spice. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this easy to appreciate and enjoy Belgian blond. There's also some light bitterness in the finish, which helps to counter the moderate at most sweetnesss. This beer is surprisingly light, crisp and refreshing, with the alcohol integrated perfectly into the flavor profile.

While nothing mind blowing, this is just a delightful, delicious, easy to drink Belgian blond.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 19:04:04 | More by John_M
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impending

California

3.58/5  rDev -8%
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

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 04:46:40 | More by impending
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Macca

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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,

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 09:52:34 | More by Macca
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gyllstromk

Belgium

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a reasonable amount of cloudiness and a nice carbonated cap. Aroma is a bit of banana and spice -- clove and/or anise. Flavor is sunscreen with a bit of fruit and a nice spiciness. A slightly sour aftertaste that I'm not fond of: keeps it from the crisp pop that you want from a blond like this. The flavor is not unlike Saison Dupont. Quite nice!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 20:21:11 | More by gyllstromk
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xylophonica

Australia

3.85/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 10:49:12 | More by xylophonica
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 18:45:44 | More by BucBasil
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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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SmokinSmyth

Belgium

3.58/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 18:15:09 | More by SmokinSmyth
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

04-17-2010 18:02:59 | More by ThaCreep
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dqrull

Sweden

2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 21:40:22 | More by dqrull
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OskarL

Sweden

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 18:56:56 | More by OskarL
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Travlr

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 22:51:24 | More by Travlr
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DerBayer

Germany

2.48/5  rDev -36.2%
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....

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 22:43:13 | More by DerBayer
St. Feuillien Blonde from Brasserie St. Feuillien
87 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.