St. Feuillien Brune - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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4.9/5 rDev +29.3%
Chestnut brown in color with mahogany hues to a light source, a nice light brown head, and nice carbonation up the middle. Nicely balanced malt, dark fruit, and raisin aromas and flavors. As the label states "full of flavor" yet "mellow". Incredible balance; about perfect. Medium bodied but a bit airy due to carbonation.
Incredible drinkability -- St. F. beers are excellent !
Per Label: "Bottle Conditioned" & "Anno 1125"
Per S.F. website: 18.00° Plato
#142959 (on cork)
($8.99 / 750ml / 25.35 oz. tall straight brown wine-like bottle corked and bound with a wire strap fastener)
08-14-2007 22:36:11 | More by RBorsato
4.8/5 rDev +26.6%
Hazy reddish-brown body capped by a frothy, light tan head that drops but leaves a good collar and surface covering. The aroma is fruity, caramelish, and lightly chocolatey with a gentle background spiciness. The body is medium with a very fine, gently effervescent carbonation that caresses the tongue. The flavor starts malty and lightly earthy with notes of light chocolate and toffee, then expresses notes of dark fruit (raisins, prunes) as it crosses the palate, and ends with another note of creamy chocolate. The finish is exceptional; long and dryish with a wide range of flavors that alternate throughout the glass, sometimes chocolatey, sometimes fruity, and always with some light spiciness and mild lingering malt. It's sweet but backed by enough hop bitterness to keep it from becoming cloying. Really nicely done, and highly recommended.
10-23-2002 17:14:21 | More by NeroFiddled
4.8/5 rDev +26.6%
Appearance - Dark cloudy caramel brown with a dark tan head. The head was present for a while, but there was a lot as I uncorked the bottle, even though this had been sitting for a week.
Smell - Spicy nut and caramel flavors with a hint of fruit.
Taste - Sweet and spicy. Figs and apricots jump out, as well as nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander. Delightful.
Mouthfeel - Typical Belgian overcarbonation, but has a nice body to it.
Drinkability - This is light and delightful for a Belgian but full of flavor, instant favorite here.
07-27-2008 08:35:41 | More by sevopie
4.6/5 rDev +21.4%
Crystal clear ruby brown with a nice inch thick tan head that settles rapidly leaving a nice lace behind.
Sharp and sweet with stong fruit aroma (citrus/tropical). Smells delicious.
Like a candied fruit bubbles dance on the tongue. Alcohol is nicely masked and well balanced. Excellent value for the quality ($5.99 for the 750mL bottle)
06-15-2004 18:45:47 | More by cbl2
4.5/5 rDev +18.7%
330 ml bottle, bought at Borough Market, London. Chestnut colour, large head. Vinous aroma, claret, caramel, spices. Malty aroma where the sweetness is well balanced with decent hops. Elements of caramel, liquorice, dark chocolates and some spices. Nice warming mouthfeel. Definitely a beer Ill buy again when I can find it.
01-05-2005 00:49:39 | More by Sigmund
4.38/5 rDev +15.6%
750ml into a tulip. Pours a somewhat muddy deep mahogany. Minor medium bubbled tan head.
Aroma is strong spiced rum cake, figgy. Superb nose.
Medium bodied, starts lively on the tongue, creamy. The rum cake is joined by molasses and caramel with minor phenols on the good side of delicious. Wonderful aftertaste doesn't linger as long as I'd prefer, so nice.
It would be nice if they brewed a quad, just double this dubbel and you have a top tier quad.
09-20-2010 03:56:03 | More by impending
District of Columbia
4.35/5 rDev +14.8%
Small bottle at Granville Moore's in D.C.
Nice light brown color typical of the style. Thin head, but holds together very well.
Smells of dark fruits, apricots and raisins.
Soft on the mouth and well-balanced. Coffee and plum on the tongue with dark malts and barely noticeable 7.5% ABV.
Very drinkable, soft finish and toffee aftertaste. Barely any bitterness on the back end, but the carbonation holds to the very end.
07-13-2009 02:45:24 | More by TLove
4.35/5 rDev +14.8%
pours up a murky brown and dark cherry blend color with a nice big bubbly yellow tinted head. the nose is sweet malts, roasted malts, dark fruits, subtle sour notes. taste of nice dark malts, sweet maltyness, notes of chocolate, dark fruits, maybe some strawberries, or black cherries. full bodied, big spritzy carbo, dry finish. good brew.
09-03-2008 20:19:20 | More by stumac
4.33/5 rDev +14.2%
Drank from my Chimay Chalice
A - Pours a hazey brown with a large off white head.
S - Raisins and dark fruit.
T - Nice chocolate flavours tha are followed by heavy dark fruits and finishes with a nice alcohol kick.
M - Medium body and well balanced carbonation.
D - Heaps of flavour and recommended
06-11-2010 16:33:55 | More by eric5bellies
4.28/5 rDev +12.9%
Presentation: Poured from a stubby little 11.2 oz brown bottle into a Duvel chalice. Label depicts a riverside town with a man carrying some crops in a basket. No clear freshness date.
Appearance: Pours with just over two fingers of medium brown head. This settles into a thin coating of foam and a well maintained island in the middle above the nucleation point. The beer itself is a muddy brown that you cannot see through. Fair amount of sediment in the bottle.
Smell: An intensely strong aroma wafts up from the glass and is fairly clear before you even get your nose close. If I didn't know better, I might say I was drinking a kriek, as the smell of sour cherries is predominant. Less noticeable but there is sweet caramel malt.
Taste: Sweet caramel malts upfront with hints of aged and herbaceous hops. Woody and nutty flavors round out the experience and it finishes with a sour bite in the finish.
Mouthfeel: average carbonation level. Body is very good.
Drinkability: It has actually been a while since I have had a Belgian and this beer helps me remember why I like them so much. Complex yet easy drinking. Bold and flavorful yet thirst quenching. A winter sipping drink that also does well in the hot summer.
12-11-2008 01:56:05 | More by beveritt
4.28/5 rDev +12.9%
Date on the bottle is 15/12/08. Just past the freshness date. Pours and opaque brown with a large tan head that recedes slowly to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. Rich aroma of dates, figs, cherries, and candied sugar. Also get just a hint of alcohol. Dark fruit also plays a major role in the flavor. Hints of cherries. Alcohol cleans the palate on the finish. Just a little warming from the alcohol. Medium body but a touch overcarbonated. A little harshness on the tongue. I am not big into Dubbels and Quads but I liked this one. Easy drinking with the alcohol well hiddened.
12-23-2008 23:14:18 | More by morimech
4.25/5 rDev +12.1%
This beer pours a gorgeous pillowy head that falls into a little head with a lacing that's stuck to the glass. Color is dark and clear amber when held up to the light. The smell is very hoppy and strong with very flowery hops. It has a slight sugar candy smell to it, and it also has a nutty flavor to it. Taste is fairly hoppy with many flavors, like a big nutty flavor. It has a slight scent of banana for a flavor, but that is overpowered by so many other flavors.
02-01-2006 20:33:03 | More by Erdinger2003
St. Feuillien Brune from Brasserie St. Feuillien
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.