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St. Feuillien Grand Cru - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien Grand CruSt. Feuillien Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
88
very good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011)
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Reviews by Agent1:
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Agent1

British Columbia (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +14%

Appearance - Blown away by the head on this beer. Super, super think and creamy. Close to two fingers and piercingly bright. Very comparable to the head of Duvel or Orval. Bubbles race to the top like there's no tomorrow. For a Golden Pale Ale, this of the nicest beers I've seen in a long, long time.

Smell - Extra citrusy on the nose. Lemon, tang, orange zest, banana and bread. Slightly sour (in a good way), dry and hoppy. Clean and fresh on the nose.

Taste - Extra vanilla compared to most Belgian Pale Ales. Lots of tropical fruits notes, too. These are two very unique features to this beer compared to others in this style. Tropical fruits: mango, banana and pineapple. Also, apple, coriander, vanilla, lemon, cloves, sourdough bread, white bread, more vanilla, pilsner malt, pale malts, clear candi sugar, noble hops and tangy rich fruits.

Mouthfeel - Perfect. High carbonation with so much zap. This brings this beer to life and ties it all together. Lively and dry. Very impressive.

Overall - I will definitely be buying a handful of these. I would love to enjoy two in a row. One 330 ml bottle is just not enough. This is a beautiful beer that stays true to the style, yet stands out with its use of tropical fruit tang, while bolstering plenty of vanilla. A perfectly balanced, dry, hoppy, sugary masterpiece.

02-24-2014 07:45:01 | More by Agent1
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-19-2013 21:35:31 | More by beerhunter13
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dgfool

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-13-2013 05:26:37 | More by dgfool
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

Single bottle from the LCBO - part of a sizable haul of Belgian brews recently. Poured into a Chouffe tulip.

Bright golden in colour, effervescent at first, and with about a half inch of foam that recedes into a fine ring.

Nose is typical Belgian blonde ale - grain, a mild musk, a bit of lemon, coriander and wine.

Tastes fine, dry and herbal to the finish. Sweet, mix of fruit and grain. My love of this style of beer is waning a bit, but this one ain't bad.

Overcarbonated this is, which makes for a real burpy affair. Medium bodied, dry finish, alcohol is warming.

Not a bad brew by any stretch, but not blowing me away. Might cellar one to see if a bit of aging will smooth things out.

04-10-2013 01:50:25 | More by JohnnyBarman
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-15-2014 21:37:04 | More by innominat
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-01-2014 03:42:44 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-04-2013 18:09:11 | More by Janeinma
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peddani

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-09-2013 23:37:47 | More by peddani
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%

Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Date on label is 29/06/2012.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge gushing six finger white head that slowly fades into a thinner layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and grainy Belgian aroma with a nice dose of spice. Belgian yeast upfront with some funk, cloves, and white peppers. Slight hint of coriander. Fruity hints of banana, apple, grapes, and pear. Big zesty citrus hints of orange, lemon, and slight apricot. Bready pale malt presence with hints of grains, straw, and crackers. Some earthy and grassy hops in the background. A very nice zesty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a yeast driven Belgian taste with lots of zesty fruit notes. Belgian yeast upfront with some farmhouse funk along with notes of clove, white peppers, and coriander. Mix of fruit esters including notes of banana, white grapes, apple, and pear. Big citrus taste with some orange peel, lemon zest, and apricot. Bready malt presence with notes of grains, straw, and crackers. Earthy hops provide some drying bitterness in the finish. A very good Belgian taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp, spicy, and juicy. Drying finish. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A very good Belgian ale. Great zesty citrus fruit taste along with the yeast and balancing hop presence.

09-15-2013 07:05:37 | More by MattyG85
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Libationguy

Nevada

3.3/5  rDev -16%

Cloudy dirty straw color with a matted look in the glass. Pillowed bright white head with a fluffy appearance and medium retention.

Banana oil, white pepper, lemon and orange zest. A light dank quality from the hops.

A little skunky and an artificial feel on the palate. Artificial citrus zest, and a chemical alcoholic heat. A little bit of mint in the finish.

Rich, full bodied style with a slightly oily mouthfeel. The alcohol accentuates an astringent bitterness in the feel. The palate feels a little tacky after the beer has subsided. There's a spritzy carbonation here.

A little less carbonation would probably help out quite a bit. Fairly non-nondescript and alcoholic (taking into account the style).

08-06-2013 05:57:12 | More by Libationguy
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-07-2012 19:03:02 | More by daveytheformer
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -22.4%

21/11/13 on bottle
(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has just a hint of haze to the straw yellow body with a swirling carbonation of bubbles and a lumpy snow white head that sticks to the glass in sheets.

S- The clean aroma gives off some fruity esters as the beer warms but they stay pretty light aswell.

T- The slightly dry sulfury hint of oyster shells gives way to a soft green bite in the finish. There is a faint papery lemon flavor with some dried banana hints as the beer opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has no alcohol heat and a gentle fizz.

O- This beer is very clean and it is tough to find much flavor at all and the aroma is really buried.

01-03-2013 22:16:37 | More by rhoadsrage
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MaevaS

France

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-19-2014 20:07:11 | More by MaevaS
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CaptainRaisin

Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +12.2%

Wonderful color. Prominent frothy white head that quells as you drink.

Sweet bread, light fruit, esters and booze. Something noticeably sweet though.

Wow. The full spectrum. Slightly sweet grains, soft fruit, noticeable bitterness, candied sugar, citrus notes. Amazing and complex yet soft and drinkable. Grand Cru is no misnomer.

Not thick or thin. Slides across the pallet with ease. Very akin to drinking a well-rounded tripel.

Great beer. Who are we to argue? They know more than 95% of us users combined, and it shows with everything I've tasted from them. There's probably more than 1 reason that they've stuck around since the late 1800's.

03-09-2013 23:23:59 | More by CaptainRaisin
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

33cl bottle into St. Bernardus chalice. Poured pale yellow with a rough, thick head. Visible yeast, decanted from a thick layer on the bottom of the bottle. Strong effervescent. Aroma is funky and sour, mild imperfections but nothing that isn't artful. Taste is mildly sour, moderately hoppy, and a little buttery. Mouthfeel is moderately thick, very lively and heavily carbonated.

Overall this hits the spot well, but I wouldn't seek it out. There are lots of better values with fewer imperfections.

05-11-2012 02:08:59 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-31-2013 17:32:57 | More by dirtylou
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-24-2013 14:32:38 | More by Ciocanelu
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Filosoof

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

I find this one difficult to rate. It's a great beer, but is it the name Grand Cru worthy? My conclusion is that this is a very nice triple, interesting, under a lovely label.

L: gold, clear, great top;
S: little spicyness, bread, malt;
T: straight forward triple, but of high quality;
M: could it be better? Maybe a bit bitterness lacking.
O: very enjoyable triple.

01-08-2012 15:28:03 | More by Filosoof
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scottgoblue314

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-30-2014 21:18:16 | More by scottgoblue314
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falconxman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-28-2012 07:41:42 | More by falconxman
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-11-2014 01:23:02 | More by zonker17
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WeizenMike

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-15-2013 00:28:00 | More by WeizenMike
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.88/5  rDev -26.7%

Pours gold with a large, lasting white head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, soft peppery phenols and cloves. Reminiscent of a hefe, but with some soft light fruit added.
In the way of flavours, it's booze, doughy yeast and soft wheat. Not great, there's nothing to distract from the alcohol.
Carbonation is way over the top.

04-05-2012 01:25:46 | More by CrazyDavros
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Dylanjf

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-17-2013 02:07:03 | More by Dylanjf
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JLateralus21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-18-2013 23:21:48 | More by JLateralus21
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St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.