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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

212 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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 KKB:
Photo of KKB
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

A – A lovely light golden/yellow body with TONS of carbonation and a bone-white head that is huge even though I poured it very carefully. Retention seems pretty spot on as well and it’s already beginning to leave some lacing on the glass. Looks great.

S – Belgian yeast is the first notable scent, with some peppery spices added to it and some very light grass and funky sour aromas. It smells pretty nice as well, though the nose indicates that the taste might be a little bit lackluster for me. But we shall see.

T – There are very few discernable flavors actually going on here. Certainly you get the yeast, and the spice is much more pronounced on the palate than in the nose, you get a little bit of a barnyard funk here as well. But that is it. It tastes ok, it’s just far too one-dimensional and really the flavor is simply ok. Not great.

M – The mouthfeel is phenomenal, as Belgian beers so often are. Can’t slight the appearance or the mouthfeel, you got me there. Tons of carbonation give it a light fluffy feel and it is light-medium on my tongue.

O – I will give them this much: the alcohol content is very well hidden, and this beer is entirely drinkable. But the smell and the taste—the two most important components—just aren’t too good. Passable at best. I don’t really recommend you try this, but it is wholly decent.

KKB, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

beerhunter13, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
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.

JohnnyBarman, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

innominat, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Janeinma, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

peddani, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
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.

MattyG85, Sep 15, 2013
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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).

Libationguy, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

daveytheformer, Apr 07, 2012
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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.

rhoadsrage, Jan 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

MaevaS, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
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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.

CaptainRaisin, Mar 09, 2013
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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.

TheSupremeAJ, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dirtylou, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Ciocanelu, May 24, 2013
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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.

Filosoof, Jan 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

scottgoblue314, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

falconxman, Sep 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

zonker17, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

WeizenMike, Jul 15, 2013
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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.

CrazyDavros, Apr 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Dylanjf, Jan 17, 2013
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St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.