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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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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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Photo of andrenaline
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden colour, finger of soapy head, relentless retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Grainy, vineous, musty citrus, honey, peppery spice, hints of cloves and leafy greens on the finish.

T - The cloves come through off the top with heavy citrus rind, bitter leafy greens, sour apple, hints of bubble gum and banana, mystery grains and champagne on the finish.

M - Super light, loads of carbonation and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - A tasty brew that boasts loads of Belgian flavours, yet also has a hint of sour ale qualities. Leafy greens and musty grains make for enough flavour to cover up the surprisingly drinkable ABV. Well worth a try and I'll be sure to grab another bottle or two before they sell out.

andrenaline, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ThinkAgain, Apr 10, 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
Photo of Balvenie
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Balvenie, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of jmkoscie
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jmkoscie, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Digimaika2
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

(4.0) A: Slightly hazy straw colour with a stark white foam head. Good retention and similar lacing.

(4.25) S: Banana, peaches, cane sugar, bubblegum, cloves, and pepper. Solid variety of strong and robust aromas. Very nice.

(4.25) T: Full and juicy tropical fruits, grains, cane sugar, cloves, and some fruity bubblegum. Dry grainy taste comes through on the back-end. Spot-on levels of sweetness and dryness – Not overly sweet. Alcohol present but quite well hidden considering. Great taste.

(4.25) M: Full bodied with lively carbonation. Slick and textured with an appropriate lingering bitter feel.

(4.25) D: A very well rounded belgian strong that is very delicious and full of great flavour.

Digimaika2, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Twig2848
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Twig2848, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

kwjd, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of WeissBoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

WeissBoy, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

yancot, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +1.8%

330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3.50

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, white grapes, coriander/clove/yeast

Taste & Mouth - There is a very high amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some lemons, green grapes, and some corn. There is also some coriander/clove/yeast and a bit of almond sweetness. It ends with a dry peppery light fruit aftertaste.

Overall - There are lots of different flavours going on which keeps the beer interesting. The booze is well hidden and apart from the very high amount of carbonation, there are very few things I'd change. This is a beer well worth trying.

spinrsx, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of DandyEssex
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%

Served in a tulip. Big, fluffy white head. Very pale golden blond.

Mild aromatics of slightly hopped orchard fruit. Medium to light bodied, smooth, only slightly losing its silkiness as it finishes. Flavours are dominated by pear, but nicely cut through by a grassy hop bitterness. There is a sweet unbaked dough-like character that gains strength as the beer warms up. Kind of like a punched-up Blond with the alcohol making itself more evident on the finish.

Really great balanced beer.

DandyEssex, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%

A beautiful beer to behold. It has a crisp golden straw color. A super tall bright white head. Aggressively attenuation helps to prop up this head to nearly never ending.

Aroma has a rich malt nose with yeasty esters and lemony tart hops.
Taste is like bubbly champaign across the palate. Light and effervescent. Slightly malty and hoppy with sharp yeasty esters. Alcohol is absent from the taste which at 9.5 is pretty gosh darn amazing.
Drinks smooth and dry.
An excellent beer, well made and well done I do say

micromaniac129, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of LB22
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

LB22, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of korguy123
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%

No date, into tulip.

Slightly chill hazed lemon yellow pour. Big, foamy snow white head. Lacing is minimal.

Sweet grapes, slightly spicy pepper, aromatic Belgian yeast with fresh cut grass and baked bread.

Slight alcohol, wheat, pepper, Belgian yeast and apples. Has a touch of a vegetable finish.

Light body, massive amounts of carbonation.

This really didn't do it for me. It isn't bad, I'm just glad it isn't bigger than 330cl

korguy123, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +1.8%

shigg85, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
4/5  rDev +1.8%

King_KongDCO93, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BrazilianAussie, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Chrily
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Chrily, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of alelover
4/5  rDev +1.8%

alelover, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of CaptainRaisin
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
Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

safaricook, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of brauseboof
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

brauseboof, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

Best by 6/09/13, been saving a couple years.

Pours a pasty white fizzy 1.5 finger head that fades at a med pace, typical for high abv beers with a big fizzy head, some spotty lacing, super hazy murky yeast sediment golden honey colored beer.

Nose is plenty of golden Belgian malts, golden malts with some sweetness, light candi sugar, floral Belgian golden malts actually somehow, sweet, light esters and hint of phenols with the light booze, hints of spices and lemony, just a touch of a bready malt.

Taste starts with more sweet malts, Belgian golden sweet malts, little candi sugar, etc. Then into tripel like flavors, little citrus, lemon and orange rinds, some spices like coriander and clove, little all spice, grassy too, etc. Effervescent malt and spies, despite the sweetness and high carbonation it's fairly dry overall. Booze is definitely there, warming and even tingly, hot booze brings light esters and hints of phenols again., and even a light booze taste. Finish is dry but syrupy and sticky, sweet malts lingering still, golden Belgian malts, plenty more spices and lots more booze lingering, and bit of citrus rind.

Mouth is med bodied, way too much carbonation and fairly hot booze.
Overall OK, but not what I expect from St. Fueillien for a Grand Cru, more like a half-assed tripel.

jlindros, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JohnK17, Feb 18, 2013
St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.