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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

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-11-2012 22:15:55 | More by supermeniscus
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle into St. Bernardus chalice. Poured pale yellow with a rough, thick head. Visible yeast, decanted from a thick layer on the bottom of the bottle. Strong effervescent. Aroma is funky and sour, mild imperfections but nothing that isn't artful. Taste is mildly sour, moderately hoppy, and a little buttery. Mouthfeel is moderately thick, very lively and heavily carbonated.

Overall this hits the spot well, but I wouldn't seek it out. There are lots of better values with fewer imperfections.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 02:08:59 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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Augustiner719

New York

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a tulip.

Pours a beautiful yellowish hazy color with a kiss of orange and honey colors in it. Really nice looking 3 finger fluffy perfect white eggshell head with huge carbonation that flows to the top of the beer. The head retention is superb. Really pillowing like peaks on this beer as the head slowly dissipates. Lacing down the side of the class is moderate but thick where it is sticking.The aromas are very interesting. Fruity belgian yeasty notes come out for sure. There is also a nice white grape component, almost like an aged white wine. Sour apples on the forefront then white or green grape sweetness on the middle of the nose. Smells extremely refreshing and sophisticated. Taste for me is ok. There are some really complex flavors going on here for sure, but alcohol dryness and bite is getting to me too much here. I get some nice over ripe apricots, lemon pith, dry astringency, and a touch of honeysuckle notes in the very beginning. Finishes extremely dry, so dry my mouth is tingling. Really impressive on the complexity, but the over dryness and the alcohol is coming through too much. I think this beer could use just a touch more sweetness to level out the dryness and boozy characters. The mouthfeel is just want i want from this style, over the top carbonation, light fluffy bubbles rushing the palate, cleansing and delivering a dry acidic punch. Overall this is really nice, and I would love to age this for sure to mellow out the boozy character. I think the complexity is what really makes this beer both on the nose and on the palate. very interesting and great with cheese as a pairing for sure. However, after having this beer and comparing it to Duvel, they are two different animals. Duvel is much smoother, maybe a touch more carbonated, but the booze is hidden in Duvel much better. Its worth a shot especially if you can get your hands on some.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 17:51:37 | More by Augustiner719
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a light hazy yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was yeasty with some grains and a little but of funk on the nose. The taste of the beer is grainy with some earthy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was bubbly, it has a lot of champagne-like qualities to it. Overall this beer isn't overly special in my opinion. Was nice to try but won't seek it out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:36:04 | More by Knapp85
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Light golden. Big fluffy white head when poured into my Allagash glass.

S: Some lager-like aroms while pouring. Spicy noble hops.

T: Light fruity notes on bready malts.

M: High carbonation, light body, crisp finish. A bit of alcohol burn on the finish.

O: I would describe this (not entirely negatively) as a Belgian for light lager drinkers. Even though it's 9%, it's crisp, clean, light bodied... and a bit boring.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 03:59:58 | More by kscaldef
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-20-2012 23:28:04 | More by kaelingirl
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champ103

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy/hazed yellow color. A massive white head rises to over two fingers that sticks around forever. Lace coats the glass.
S: Basement funk, pale crystal malts, dry crackers. Some fruity esters come into play at the very end.
T: Follows the nose. Yeast, peppery spice, pale malts, crackers, and fruity esters in the finish.
M/D: A lighter body that is super carbonated. Very dry and overly effervescent. The alcohol is well hidden, and a good lighter bodied beer to sip on.

Enjoyable and simple. A nice Belgian for the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 21:44:20 | More by champ103
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haazer

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Super carbonated, bubbly white foam pours atop a bright golden brew. Many bubbles running through the beer. Theres some lacing left on the glass. I've never seen this before, but you actually see bubbles rising in the head of this beer. This gives champagne a run for its money.

S- A little funkiness is never a bad thing. That makes way to a strong belgian yeast. Some dried fruits, banana and clove. Somewhat of a faded hoppiness aroma as well. Maybe some lemon also.

T- Apple, pear, and a stale acidic malt that burns a little in the throat. A little bit of sweetness on the backend, and a clove aftertaste. The stale acidic flavor though kills this.

M- Light to medium bodided brew with high carbonation.

O- This is a great looking, mediocre smelling, poor tasting and great feeling beer. Too bad the most important features are let downs. I always disliked Belgian pale ales, accept the last two I had were good and AMAZING, this one re-affirms my dislike for them. Not good.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 03:05:00 | More by haazer
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-14-2012 15:20:07 | More by Texasfan549
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the COOP over the weekend... Thanks Matt!!

Pours with a fantastic white head... great lacing atop slightly cloudy pale golden brew...

Nose is nice.. smells more dry than most BSPA... good pale malt profile with some light apple and pear and a lesser clove/white peppercorn note.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a bit of apricot and light lemon zest added to the esters... and a nice grassy hoppiness plays from front to back...

Great drinkability for sure... near perfect body and carbonation.. I would NEVER guess the ABV... I love the lingering hoppiness that plays among all the Belgian qualities... I really liked this one.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 05:11:54 | More by JohnGalt1
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DCon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-10-2012 20:40:34 | More by DCon
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-07-2012 19:03:02 | More by daveytheformer
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours gold with a large, lasting white head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, soft peppery phenols and cloves. Reminiscent of a hefe, but with some soft light fruit added.
In the way of flavours, it's booze, doughy yeast and soft wheat. Not great, there's nothing to distract from the alcohol.
Carbonation is way over the top.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:25:46 | More by CrazyDavros
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle with a best by date of 06/09/13 pours a mostly clear, light gold color with a fluffy white head. Awesome retention and moderate lacing.

Nose is chalky, fruity and grainy with a fair amount of floral hops. Smells good, pretty much spot on for a BSPA.

Mmmm, so soft...so fruity. Delicate as hell and just pure beer enjoyment in a glass. If this was affordable in a 6-pack format it would be in my fridge at all times. $6 for a small bottle though is a bit cost-prohibitive. The light, honeyed grains blend perfectly with a deft touch of hop flavor and bitterness. All complimented by a firm, fruity yeast presence. This might actually be better than Duvel, but its been awhile since I last had one. ABV is ridiculously hidden, I'd have never guessed this is even above 8%. Grand Cru indeed! One of the finest beers I have had in awhile.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 18:49:21 | More by twiggamortis420
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a pale and bit cloudy yellow color with a huge bubbled white fluffy head that never disappears completely leaving some lacings. Medium retention

S: Smell is sweet, citrus and malty. Also yeasty. Honey, orange zest, lemon zest, malt, quite citrus lemony hops and Belgian yeasts

T: Follows the nose. Mild sweet upfront, Orange and lemon zest, honey, malts, Belgian yeasts and citrus earthy hops bitterness in the end

M: Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation. Good bitter-sweet balance. A little bit molasses sensation

O: Very drinkable well done beer. No regret!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 20:26:01 | More by eduardolinhalis
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thierrynantes

France

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : pale golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : fruity and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : fruity flavours, with spices notes and yeasty finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 20:17:23 | More by thierrynantes
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rekel

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-18-2012 03:29:14 | More by rekel
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.2%

02-09-2012 05:45:48 | More by msarver16
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-05-2012 18:04:54 | More by jmtpi
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy pale Gold colour with a two fingered White head that reduces to a film.

S - Plenty of orange and lemon aromas with some yeast and spice. Very nice.

T - So damn smooth is this beer. Small hops with spicey malts and a beautifully balanced sweetness that is slightly floric. The 9.5% is nowhere to be seen.

M - Medium body and carbpnation that makes this beer so smooth.

O - Now this is a must try. I was so damn impressed by this brew. Quintisentially Belgian and perfectly balanced between hop, sweetness, malt and spice.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 14:36:51 | More by eric5bellies
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-10-2012 01:27:32 | More by jtdolla911
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Filosoof

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I find this one difficult to rate. It's a great beer, but is it the name Grand Cru worthy? My conclusion is that this is a very nice triple, interesting, under a lovely label.

L: gold, clear, great top;
S: little spicyness, bread, malt;
T: straight forward triple, but of high quality;
M: could it be better? Maybe a bit bitterness lacking.
O: very enjoyable triple.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 15:28:03 | More by Filosoof
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one from the Lan Man, the beknighted one.

St. Feuillien Grand Cru, Biere Extra Blonde de degustation (I'm not sure what that means…?)…maybe it's in English somewhere, even on the back of the label?

"Grand Cru is an extra blonde beer crafted for sheer taste by St.-Feuillien brewery. Grand Cru owes it's strong character to secondary fermentation in the bottle, along with a quintessential blend of the most noble hops and the finest fermentation aromas."

Clouded golden coloring, slim and soon gone head.

Peach and apricot meet orange and lemon, with a pepper-y side note, then in rushes the yeast and all it's glory. That's the aroma in a nutshell. Low bitterness, some sweet, and then a touch of sour.

Taste: Zing! All that and more splashes on the palate, and slides down with ease. Medium bodied, plumb with special malt and tasty Belgian yeast. Hops lay low, delivering a modicum of bitter balance. Very mellow, yet flowing with unique character, and not betraying the high alcohol content (9.5%, says the bottle.)

Easy-going, slightly fruity finish, ends on a dryish note. Satisfying, flavorful, and, how do you say? Yum.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 08:53:08 | More by feloniousmonk
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beerpirates

Belgium

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottel poured in a tulip glass
A : Hazy pale yellow with a large head.
S : grassy hops in the nose with pale, honeyish malt, and yeast.
T : is honey-malty, flowery-aromatic, yeasty and very refreshing for the ABV. Slight wheaty-saisony sourness and some hop bite in the finish, but not too much.
D : Medium body, soft and foamy CO2.
O : Very delicious and well balanced strong blond with fully hidden alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 08:23:01 | More by beerpirates
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, spicy with some dry candy sugar. In the taste, A bit spicy, anise, and licorice. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry licorice like aftertaste. Nice mix of spice and licorice and anise, also hiding the 9.5% well.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 20:55:21 | More by OWSLEY069
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St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.