St. Feuillien Grand Cru - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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Reviews by superspak:
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330 ml bottle into signature chalice, best before 11/21/2013. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to small cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon zest, apple, pear, pepper, clove, light bread, grass, floral earthiness, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, apricot, pepper, clove, bread, honey, grass, candi sugar, floral, earth, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, clove, pepper, bread, floral, grass, honey, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong pale ale. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 04:56:28 | More by superspak
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.48/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 07:45:01 | More by Agent1
St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.