St. Feuillien Grand Cru - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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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.
04-06-2013 04:57:19 | More by Digimaika2
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.
04-02-2013 00:40:56 | More by spinrsx
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.
03-31-2013 18:33:36 | More by DandyEssex
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
03-30-2013 11:24:11 | More by micromaniac129
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
03-28-2013 22:49:12 | More by korguy123
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.
03-09-2013 23:23:59 | More by CaptainRaisin
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.
02-23-2013 00:08:54 | More by jlindros
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
02-10-2013 04:56:28 | More by superspak
St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.