St. Feuillien Brune - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
Same bottle but mine says 8.5% and it pours a clear kola beer hue which leaves a frothy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is raisins soaked in brandy,xmas pudding and nutmeg,the mouthfeel is a tad creamy,well carbonated and sweet and has tastes of chocolate coated cherries,raisins,ginger,bananna bread and finished with a sweet belgian yeasty bread flavour and basically like liquid food and after you get past the look of this it really isnt that bad but theres better out there.
12-30-2011 13:42:35 | More by ADZA
2.3/5 rDev -39.3%
Hints of light pass through the body, leaving a reddish murky colored body. A lot of nice lacing from a good 2 finger head.
Caramel, figs, dried rinses, hints of rum, and spices. Oddly not as good as this sounds.
Hints of toffee and chocolate mix with a spicy dark fruit dominate beer. Mix in some caramel malt and I think you get the picture. Very complex, but overt in each flavor without the blending that makes a master piece.
Hot! 7.5%? This drinks like 12% easily without the body or thickness that goes with a 12% beer.
Each element of this beer is interesting and maybe good. The problem is this at best good in places beer doesn't work together. Completely don't recommend this one beyond a 2-4 oz sample (and what beer isn't worth doing that with?)
12-23-2011 00:47:49 | More by bobhits
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
A- Pours a hazy copper color with a white foam head that leaves some scattered lace.
S- Huge caramel toffee aroma with some spicy character coming from the Belgian yeast.
T- Buttered toffee initially with some sweet malt and spice in the finish. Slightly metallic as it warms.
M- Light bodied with good carbonation.
O- Overall a decent dubbel but nothing mind blowing.
11-17-2011 22:57:23 | More by projectflam86
3.63/5 rDev -4.2%
Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass.
A: Good head but low retention and almost no lacing. Dark copper color.
S: Dark toasted malt, brown sugar and dough. Allspice. Pretty faint.
T: Hoppy for the style but in a pleasant way, similar to Ommegang's version. Plenty of Belgian candi syrup with good dark malts and Belgian yeast character. Everything is there that is needed for a correct version of the style and in good balance, too.
M: Velvety mouthfeel. Medium carbonation and fairly high attenuation make this crisp and easy to enjoy.
O: Not too complex but a highly enjoyable brew nonetheless.
11-13-2011 04:09:44 | More by atlason
2.7/5 rDev -28.8%
As dubbels go, this one ranks among the sweetest I've had. There's enough brown sugar in both the aroma and the taste to satisfy any sugar addict; in fact, one might be able to substitute this for the requisite brown sugar one likes to plop onto one's morning oatmeal (if one were so inclined, of course). Signs of other sweet Things are everywhere, such as sugar and sugar; some mushroom oddness makes a brief appearance but mercifully is pounded back by the sugar. Worth a try for the pretty label and the attractive price but otherwise this is not something to brag about.
08-14-2011 15:50:53 | More by gfreed
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured a nutty reddish-brown into a pint glass with a finger of light khaki head. Nice bready caramel cookie aroma with a hint of pepper and clove.
Moderate carbonation and a light, slightly thin mouthfeel. Bread and caramel up front with a hint of dark fruit sweetness and a touch of anise on the finish.
On the lighter side for a dubbel, the ABV is completely concealed. About as sessionable as they come for a Belgian.
07-20-2011 13:59:43 | More by grittybrews
3.43/5 rDev -9.5%
Dark brown. The nose is malty flavor and spices. The palate is heady, offers roasted malt but blackberries and grapes. These flavors are propagated in the palate with light touches of clove. We find the bitterness in the aftertaste. A classic Dubbel but fantasy.
05-28-2011 20:57:00 | More by ThaCreep
4/5 rDev +5.5%
A - Ruby brown and dark, nice creamy head.
S - Candy caramel squares, brown sugar, light syrup.
T - Tastes of toffee and caramel, a nice sweet beer. Light malt, and soft licorice notes. Some bitter fruit skin and a slight warmth.
M - Soft, slick mouth with a sticky sweetness and light carbonation.
O - Nice blend of sweet flavors here, a certain complexity about it. Not overwhelming in any way but a solid brune.
05-24-2011 23:16:07 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
This pours a dark ruby colour with one of those huge Belgian heads.
Sour dark fruits first up on the nose. I'm getting a deep charred note. Not smoky, something darker, if that makes any sense. A touch chocolate. Where's the booze hiding? Intriguing smelling beer.
The booze is there in the mouth but not overpowering, just lurking around the edges. Quite sweet.Dark fruits are there.
Fairly big bodied.
Another nice beer from these guys
04-22-2011 12:32:32 | More by Macca
3.43/5 rDev -9.5%
Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso into a tulip glass.
A one finger creamy light brown head is produced with lots of carbonation. Tightly packed head bubbles, and a real nice red caramel/brown colored body that is opaque.
Bouquet on this is a classic dubbel but too small and kind of hard to find. Small dry malty powder sensation, slight bit of cream too.
Taste is also small, a faint light raisin quality and mild maltyness.
This is pretty pedestrian for this style, boring, bland kind of simple but doesn't make me desire to drink it.
04-10-2011 03:01:20 | More by smakawhat
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
On tap @ Monk's Café (Philadelphia, PA) on 4/2/11. Served in a tulip glass.
Pours a deep clear ruby, with a thin covering of off-white/light mocha head. Swirling this fires up a near finger of foam, leaving back a rich and frothy cascade of lacing. The aroma has a pronounced dark fruitiness to it, which mixes in with some bitter citric character, a light spiciness, and notes of sugary cocoa and fresh baked biscuits.
The taste is primarily a mix of sugars and dark fruit, with a touch of more roasty chocolate malt thrown in as well. A good bit of citric bitterness is present, which combines with the yeast to really dry the finish out on this with some lingering notes of spice and earty pith. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a lively prickliness on the tongue that then segues into more of a creamy and smooth feel across the back. The alcohol content here is nicely held in check.
This was a solid enough Dubbel I suppose, with a decent complexity and a good drinkibility to it. I just wish that the flavors had a bit more richness to them to help make this a little more memorable. This was a tasty sipper but there are better out there for the style.
04-05-2011 16:46:32 | More by Kegatron
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a deep mahogany with a ruby tinge and a very generous Belgian head. Beige in colour and 4-5 fingers thick but sinks quickly, nice puffy craters on the top. Minimal trails of lace, but still a good-lookin' beer.
Smell is quite dark with a sour edge. Plenty of dark fruits, primarily plum with touches of cherry/kirsch and currants. A mild mouldy, dirty smell from the yeast, quite bitter with a touch of green pepper in there. Some chocolatey malt underlying it all to make the whole thing seem more sweet than anything. Everything else just adds nice complexities around the outside.
Quite sweet at first, with chocolatey notes to the malt. Develops a slight tartness towards the mid-palate with some plum fruit, kirsch and a slight vanilla flavour but without much sweetness. Mild black pepper comes through late, heading towards the finish which has a slight gravelly espresso flavour that lingers. Not overly exciting; a fairly flat, but nicely balanced, profile. Decent Belgian dubbel.
Fairly full body can't quite pad the vibrant carbonation which provides a bit of sizzle on the back that, together with boozey warmth touch, is mildly harsh. Nice enough though.
Yeah, decent and balanced palate with good characters. Enjoyable beer.
02-15-2011 23:40:25 | More by laituegonflable
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
A: Very dark amber/brown colour, decent head.
S: Raisins, malt and sweetness.
T: Sweet brown sugar plus raisins, some noticeable alcohol. Sweet malts dominate but there is some complexity.
M: Plenty of carbonation, rather full body.
D: Feels rather strong for a double but still it is surprisingly drinkable. Complex with a nice sweetness to it. Nice double.
01-24-2011 20:35:23 | More by 77ships
3.43/5 rDev -9.5%
Beer poured a dark brown with a nice full slightly tan head (straight down the center into a tulip glass). As I drank the beer you could see the head remain on the side of the glass.
First hit the nose with a nutty aroma that went to a sour cherries.
When first poured and sipped the beer did not show many flavor characteristics, in fact it was quite disappointing, however, as the beer sat for no more than 3 minutes it really opened up and gave way to the taste that were noticed in the bouquet. The strongest flavor was the nuttiness with some sour notes but no fruit like it smelled. The finish was short and tart - I would have preferred a stronger longer finish. By the last sips the beer had completely opened up and gave way to that "Belgianny"farm quality.
Overall this was a good beer but not a great one. I paid roughly $4-$6 and do not think that I would spend that much on this again.
12-05-2010 22:43:12 | More by Jono0284
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a perfect brown with a slowly dying tan head that left a lace ring around glass. A tart cherry smell, along with possible other dark fruits permeates most in nose as there is a touch of sweet malt. A light-to-medium body with a bready/yeastiness so the beer has a dryish edge. Some minor caramel and something like vanilla gives off a touch of sweetness and there are also some dark fruit flavors. A dry, crisp finish thanks to lively carbonation. I enjoyed this beer but it seems a tad less sweet and fruity for my liking; more of a dry beer.
11-25-2010 23:14:04 | More by clayrock81
3.5/5 rDev -7.7%
I had a twelve ounce draft of this at Manhattan's Amsterdam Ale House, where it was available both on tap and in bottles.
It poured a dark, somewhat cloudy dark brown color with plenty of carbonation and lots of belgian lacing. Aroma was that of dark fruit, maybe a little bit of candy.
The flavor was malty and the alcohol was well hidden. There's a certain quality to the flavor of a dubbel, I can't describe it, that was not present here. Maybe the hops were not as present as they should be.
In any case, if you like Dubbel's this is a nice one.
11-03-2010 15:01:11 | More by david18
St. Feuillien Brune from Brasserie St. Feuillien
85 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.