St. Feuillien Brune - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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4/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark chestnut amber with a fine one finger light tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Unusual spicy aroma of bready malt, brown bread, Belgian yeast, clove and an earthy sharp component similar to cinnamon. Flavor is a complex, but well integrated combination of caramel and bready malt, dark dried fruit, brown bread, faint cloves; somewhat earthy. Flavor is subdued but rich. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. Very nicely balanced dubbel that seems almost attenuated at first, but offers up quite a variety of flavor as it opens up. Very enjoyable, but not as intense as some other dubbels.
03-28-2013 02:43:11 | More by LiquidAmber
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
750 ml bottle into signature chalice, no bottle dating. Cork was a battle to remove on this one. Pours hazy and cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, apple, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, toast, fig, brown bread, floral, pepper, light clove, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy ester notes. Taste of raisin, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, fig, brown bread, floral, pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, floral, pepper, clove, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity notes; with a good sweet/peppery ester balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, fairly slick, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Dubbel. Nice balance and complexity of fruity and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
03-19-2013 04:15:59 | More by superspak
4.06/5 rDev +7.1%
Served in a signature St Feuillien chalice.
Appearance: Comes off a very dark brown with slight orange tint to it. I'm going to tell you right now it cloudy, with an tan-white head maybe third of an inch.
Smell: Rich yeast scent, I wish it stayed with you a little longer.
Taste: Like the smell but much more amplified. Feels a touch sour but it also feels a bit sweet. Malts are in full effect.
Mouth: Easily medium to full carbonation, nice stickiness to the beer that i just can't stop sipping.
Overall: Good brew, I think this is my first from St. Fuellien and beyond tasty enough that it won't be my last. Hope you enjoy as much as i do and will not hesitate to pick up again when I see this at my local beer spot. Salud!
01-19-2013 05:26:56 | More by BlurryVisi0n
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Bottle: interesting stumpy llittle brown bottle, with a stylish old-school Belgian label. Reaks of quality.
Appearance: deep brown in colour with light haze and a thick beige head.
Aroma: traditional Belgian brune on the nose - toffee, caramel and brown sugars, with backing from sweet spices - cinnamon and nutmeg in particular.
Taste: follows from the nose fairly closely - those sweet malts with just enough spice to make for a good quality Belgian brune. Again, not much hint of the high ABV.
Aftertaste: a little sickly on the aftertaste for me, but still good quality.
Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation, which took me a bit by surprise considering brunes would normally have minimal carbonation.
Overall: quite a good brune, but I would still prefer a Kwak on balance. And Kwak is a bit more affordable too.
12-16-2012 01:23:54 | More by SmashPants
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
Deep brown color, some cloudiness and a very thin tan head. Sweet light esters in the nose. Rich malt flavor, but some slight alcohol burn. Some decent bitterness on the back end. There was a little too much carbonation but as the beer sat it seemed to settle down. Full bodied flavor, the beer coats the palate and leaves a lasting flavor. Again, there is some alcohol burn, but it does not take away from the flavor.
12-09-2012 21:43:15 | More by trekbiker3000
4/5 rDev +5.5%
11.2 ounce bottle served cold in glass beer challis
A) Classic Belgian brune -- root beer with puffy off white head that melts away slowly. Cloudy with fine suspended carbonation.
S) Wonderfully sweet with hint of mild clove. Fruity and complex. Mild esthers
T) Cooked dark fruits, banana, toffee. Tastey, yummy!
M) Sticky and full bodied. Ample fine, bottle conditioned carbonation lasts and lasts
O) A very good example of the Belgian Dubbel.
11-19-2012 01:55:11 | More by bskrtz
4.18/5 rDev +10.3%
On tap at Crisp in Houston, TX
A: Pours a ruby red/dark brown color. A one finger light beige head forms and sticks around throughout. Light lace is left behind.
S: Belgian yeast up front. That banana, clove, spicy aroma with candied sugar. Toasted and caramel malts Bread and biscuit aromas along with some chocolate covered raisins. An near perfect aroma for the style.
T: Like the nose bread, biscuit, and some sweetness. Toasted and caramel malt along with candied sugars and raisins. Light chocolate. Very nice, but not near as complex as the nose.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp, but smooth at the same time. So easy to drink. I can sip on this all day.
Basically a spot on example of the style. Something I really enjoy. Well done and highly recommended.
11-08-2012 02:54:28 | More by champ103
St. Feuillien Brune from Brasserie St. Feuillien
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.