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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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very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website

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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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Stella glass. 2 finger white head. Nice lacing. Head dissepates rather quickly (strange for the style).

Aroma is citrusy and mainly yeasty. The beer surprisingly isnt that sharp on the nose.

Taste immediately is pleasant with some nice citrus notes and a kick of nice carbonation. However, then the beer tumbles for me. It has this funky tobacco/ smokey ending that really just isn't good. It almost taste like a stale beer mixed with burnt wood. Slightly like wet hay. Not the crisp finish that i prefer. Has some spice, but again just seems to fall flat in comparison to its counterparts. Definitely not a repeat especially for the price ( BTW this beer is fresh, so that's not an issue). This flavor does dissolve as the beer warms, but who wants to leave their beer to sit for it to taste good?! They do an excellent job hiding the ABV,and The beer isn't overly sweet or dry (pretty well balanced in that aspect).

Overall, there are about 1000 other Belgian beers that will put this to shame! Even most American attempts can pull it off better than this one. I would pair this with a lighter pasta maybe one with a garlic and olive oil sauce with sautéed shrimp. I give it a 77/100.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rare to see a "Grand Cru" being dubbed so outside of the stronger, darker Belgian Ale but it goes to show the confidence that St. Feuillien brewers have with this ale of dainty finesse and deceptive strength.

The strong golden ale pours like champagne- mildly hazed within a golden and straw tinted cocoon. And like the bubbly wine, a fruity and spicy conversation really opens up the nose. Grape, apple orange and lemon are counter to pepper and vinous character. But the supple sweetness lays on the tongue like powdered sugar and soft cotton candy.

Given a big boost with expressive carbonation the middle palate explodes off the tongue, carrying with it the whimsy of orange blossom, honeysuckle and light honey. Its faintest malt body is softly creamy and easily torn apart by its carbonic bite.

What's left in its wake is a white pepper bite with the tangy acidity of chardonnay, cider and citrus. A pleasantly bitter hop presence seems of botanical herb as the beer finishes with playful warmth and a fruity undertow. The ale is simply deceptively strong and impeccably balanced.

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3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a well done Belgian pale, I like that something called grand cru isn't a dark one for once, this is a nice change of pace. massively bubbly blonde beer fizzes out when I pop the cap, and an aroma of Belgian yeast and light grain and booze follows. its got a great prickle on the tongue, very refreshing for a beer so strong. the alcohol can be smelled, but isn't tasted at all, it comes across much lighter than it is. the grain is real basic here, probably primarily Belgian pils, its got that delicate slightly stale thing going on. some hop balance I the finish, slightly floral with the yeast, which also seems mild for something dubbed a grand cru. very drinkable beer at this strength, not as distinct as I had hoped it would be, but very well made and on par with the other stuff these guys make in terms of overall quality. nice beer all up.

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St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.