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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
86
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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 biegaman
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

St. Feuillien Grand Cru pours clear, brilliant yellow and with enough froth to serve as a spare bed. Seriously, keep a few bottles on hand for those occasions when friends need a place to crash. The bubbles have the precision and bounce of the Rockettes and put on nearly as good a show.

The bouquet is a zesty one and has enough lemon and mint to make an entire summer's worth of iced teas. Also buried in the aroma is orange peel, sweet bready grain, a pinch of clove, a crack of coriander and pepper, and dried savory herbs straight from the kitchen spice rack.

The savory and spicy notes wrap around the palate as tight and boldly as a superhero's tights. The flavour on the whole, however, is unexpectedly mellow, if still very tasty. Mint leaf and lemon/orange juice still dominate, while traces of clove and peppercorn reappear amidst background notes of grapefruit, melon, Asian pear and yellow plum.

Though very spice-accented, the mouthfeel still provides a fairly fleshy fruit flavour. Indeed, the fruit and herbs are knit tightly together, the result of a yeast that is terrifically opulent. The 9.5% alcohol is impressively kept to a minimum. Though I haven't tried it, I suspect this would pair fabulously with smoked/planked salmon or bitter green salad with tangy vinaigrette.

St. Feuillien Grand Cru is a beer you can bring to a summer barbecue that is guaranteed to instantly make you the most popular person there. Its tangy, spicy, fruity character is sure to simultaneously please and impress. While all of this brewery's products are worth buying, this is one you certainly want to grab if you have the chance to.

biegaman, May 23, 2013
Photo of peensteen
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed pale blonde colour, two fingers of white head with some lace. Smell is fruity with spicy yeast, bit of sweet candy apple, lots of noble hops, grassy witha decent malt bill. Lightly sweet, fruity yeast with a bit of spice, dry at first but finishes sweet, green apple with a mild hop bitterness, earthy with a bit of grass. High carbonation, medium full body. Quite good stuff here, enjoyable and quite drinkable as well.

peensteen, May 23, 2013
Photo of eulerthegrape
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

eulerthegrape, May 16, 2013
Photo of jimctin
4/5  rDev +2%

jimctin, May 15, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BB 28/10/2014

The beer is clear golden in colour, with a mountainous, fluffy, white head. Head slowly fades away.

Nose contains fruit scents; lemon and perhaps a bit of peach. A bit spicy. Some bready malt notes.

Taste is very nice. Fruity elements, grape, lemon and peach. A bit of a spicy flavour, and a sweet, honey-esque finish. A nice malty backbone.

Full bodied, moderate to strong carbonation level, very creamy.

Overall, very good. Better than I expected. A very strong BSPA.

jrenihan, May 15, 2013
Photo of Ammon
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Ammon, May 13, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -23.5%

cfalovo97, May 09, 2013
Photo of SStein
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SStein, May 08, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev +2%

randylangford, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

RedAleMan, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 -10.7%

ThinkAgain, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 -4.3%

Balvenie, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of jmkoscie
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jmkoscie, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Digimaika2
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(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 +2%

Twig2848, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

kwjd, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of WeissBoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WeissBoy, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

yancot, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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 +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 +8.4%

LB22, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of korguy123
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.