St. Feuillien Brune - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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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
3.33/5 rDev -12.1%
This was pretty average all the way around, but still a good Dubbel. It poured a dingy looking brownish-red colour with a sand coloured foamy head that didn't seem to last very long. To my displeasure, I didn't see any debris or "floaties" of any sort in this one. I really like that in a Belgian and it was abscent here. Smell was quite everage with plenty of dark fruit and toasted grains. Taste was nice with dark fruit profiles, toasted grains, and a lack of that metallic taste that seems to be so prevalent in Belgian styles. The alcohol, while detectable, was very in-offensive and mild. This was pretty smooth and very easy to drink, especially considering the style. I have had better as far as this style goes, but I have had much worse, too. Pleasant.
09-04-2007 22:05:16 | More by SilentSabre
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
Deep brown brew with a large, beautiful tan head that sticks everywhere, leaving sticky lace all down the glass. This is a beautiful beer. Aroma of dark fruit, milk chocolate, and spicy yeast.
The dark fruits really come out in the flavor, as do chocolate, spice, and just a wee bit of alcohol. The alcohol is also present in the warming finish. Bubbly carbonated mouthfeel leads to a dry finish. Malty, very chocolatey aftertaste. This is quite good. Quite, quite good. Deliciously complex and highly drinkable.
05-12-2003 20:27:49 | More by IrishRedRock
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
4.6/5 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
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
Approximately 5 yr old 750mL. Good looking dark copper pour. Head is small, of-white, gentle. Complex aroma has mellowed to a charming and balanced scotch ale like expressive malt fest. Old burnt cookies soaked into a butterscotch purée. Floral and brown sugar suggestions in there too. Theres still a faint trace of the hops which lent it a slight bitter finish that kept it from being overly sweet. Mild smokiness comes out through ashes and tobacco flavors. Almost earth malt notes are quickly followed by a slight watery edge just before the spicy fennel reminiscent bitterness kicks in. Yep, reminds me of a scotch ale. As far as that light watery escape toward the finish, I assume its a function of the age. While the body was smooth and moderately rounded, I expected more carbonation.
10-25-2004 18:05:18 | More by Rastacouere
3.5/5 rDev -7.7%
750ml corked bottle. Lot #135376. 7.5% abv.
Golden brown color..too oily to leave much for lacing. The aroma is heavy Belgian yeast & spices...which carries over well into the taste. This one has a big malt presence, and the spices compliment that pretty well. While this is not one of those "knock-your-socks-off" Belgians, it's a decent representation of the style. I'd like to try this on-tap, as bottles from Belgium seem to be kinda hit-or-miss. A better than average Dubbel, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek out a bottle.
01-12-2006 04:37:41 | More by hero27
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
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
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
Pours a cloudy brown with an amazing frothy tan head. Head falls very slow, decent lace.
Nose is all sweet malt back by an alcohol aroma.
Nice malt taste. Sweet candied sugars. Finishes a bit tinny, metallic. Very sweet beer.
Medium to full bodied and rather smooth.
Decent, easy drinking brew. Only negative is the metal finish but overall a nice beer.
06-23-2010 15:02:17 | More by dstc
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
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
A- Pours a pretty clear body with a touch of sediment. The head is huge and rocky, even when the beer is gone.
S- Very nice malty nose with lots of spice. Caramel, ginger, hints of fig, and apple.
T- Caramel, ginger, fig. The finish mainly butterscotch.
M- Medium carbonation works well.
D- This was a pretty easy drinking dubbel. I can imagine this best fresh.
10-22-2008 02:13:16 | More by Greggy
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +5.5%
A - Rich coppery, reddish brown color. Slightly tan head that didn't hang around too long.
S - Raisiny, sweet, rich, pruney, and maybe a bit of passion fruit
T - Sweet dark fruit flavors, bit of candy-like sugar, light breadiness
M - Thinner to medium MF, carbonation is pretty lively. Coats well, and carries the richness of the brew
D - Good drinkability given the range of the tastes, and I thought this was a pretty rich brew which made it nice, but slower working
Overall, really representative of the style and I can't find anything off about it. Very nice brew, but not the most complex I've had in the style. Definitely worth a try, though.
04-11-2009 18:05:27 | More by Nickls
3.35/5 rDev -11.6%
Cork tells me that this is number 142959. Pours a slightly hazy dark mahogany color, with a one finger head. Decent retention gives way to a blanket of foam, a clumpy lacing.
Aroma is very yeast. Fresh bread, yeast phenols, spicy, and slightly earthy.
The flavor is a bit of a surprize. Dry from front to back, and only the spicy yeast phenols give any flavor. Hardly any malt flavor at all, with a bit of hops on the finish. Not sweet and fruity like most dubbles. Mouthfeel is smooth, if not a little thin. Drinkability is good.
Decent beer overall, but I've definitely had better brunes. I'd buy it again, but only if all of the other brunes were unavailable.
10-13-2006 01:11:46 | More by phisig137
St. Feuillien Brune from Brasserie St. Feuillien
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.