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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

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
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 petluo
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

petluo, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of bskrtz
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle poured nice and cold into glass beer challis

A) Beautiful bright gold hues with puffy off white head. Hazey with suspended, bottle conditioned carbonation

S) Pear, apricot, citrus. Mild esthers and sweet malt.

T) Classic Belgian malt and mild bitter hops. Delicious. Apple pie, baked sour dough bread, fruity.

M) Ample carbonation lasts throughout the pour. Smooth, not sticky but full bodied. Beware, this is strong stuff

O) A very good example of the classic Belgian quad, though a bit lighter in body and color. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and yes, will have another.

bskrtz, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a La Trappe chalice on 10/21/12

21/11/13 printed on the label

The color is similar to pineapple juice, but brighter. Somewhat cloudy. The head is soapy and white, though it doesn't last long. Some bubbles remain amid a skim of foam. Not much lace.

The aroma is bright and snappy; notes of ripe pears and apples, grapes, lemon, grass, white pepper, herbs and spices. Toasty light grains and hints of bread. Overtones of alcohol.

The taste has a more robust malt bill than the aroma lets on. Grainy with bready notions. The fruits remain at the fore though. Ripe grapes and light fruits with spritzes of near-tart lemon and lime.

The body is a plush medium-light sort of thing. Moderate carbonation with a zesty finish. Some alcohol is appreciable, and builds slightly with each sip.

Overall, a pleasant sipper. I enjoy it more as time progresses.

Ryan011235, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of aasher
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light medium bodied bright and slightly cloudy honey cream gold in color with a two finger, bright white head. The nose features Belgian pale malt, honey, some hay, and most importantly a healthy dose of champagne yeast. The yeast really shines here. I could smell that all day. For me that is perfect for the style. The flavors are spot on as well. it features sweet pale malt, honey cream, light tea leaves, some pear, elderflower, and that amazing champagne yeast. Wow, its just so well rounded yet different from others of the same style. It drinks a little light in body, is very smooth and doesn't show a trace of the 9.5%abv that it boasts. It is far too drinkable. A four pack of this would get you in trouble in a hurry. Overall thisis the best beer I've seen from St. Feuillien yet and may be my favorite Belgian Strong Pale that I've ever had. Great beer.

aasher, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, yeast, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but pretty strong.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of falconxman
4/5  rDev +1.8%

falconxman, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of BoRaeCho
4/5  rDev +1.8%

BoRaeCho, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Absumaster
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear, golden beer with a quick settling head. Nice and steady carbonation, not too much.

Smell of malt with some light dextrinous malts, which give the beer notes of honey and straw. The yeast adds some clove and peachy smells. No signs of higher alcohols or just any alcohol, given the 9.5% alcohol.

Taste of mostly malt, a firm pilsner malty base with a straw and some sulfuric grainy taste. On top is a light cara maltiness, which give the beer a honey-like taste and some sweetness. Bitterness is low for the ABV, but this beer can do without it easily. The yeast character is somewhat subtle, but probably adds the fine and flowery taste that rounds this beer of. The mouthfeel is smooth and the alcohol well hidden. Great beer!

Absumaster, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of FATH3RH0P5
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

FATH3RH0P5, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Danobold, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of vegasmac99
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

vegasmac99, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Ranz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Ranz, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of keithmurray
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip

Appearance - cloudy golden color with fluffy white head

Smell - yeast, citrus, lemon peel

Taste - citrus upfront, yeast, peppercorn, white grapes

Mouthfeel - slightly sweet upfront, a bit of a medicinal quality in the middle, dry finish , full bodied, full carbonation

Overall - decent beer that's worth a shot if you see it

Price Point - $4.59/11.2 oz bottle

keithmurray, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of ksimons
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a hazy golden light orange with about two fingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale malts, citrus, spices, and yeast

T-taste is similar to the smell but a bit sweeter. Pale malts, candied fruit, light citrus, peppery spice, light hops to balance things, and yeast

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation, and a sweet dry finish

Overall I really like the taste of this beer, not too sweet not too dry, and a nice bit of hops to balance things out.

ksimons, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of impending
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

B+

33cl into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazed dull pale yellow, towering yellowish cream colored froth, very nice lacing.

Aroma is of yeast, grain, about to ripen light skinned fruits, a touch of citrus and a dab of mentholatum.

Taste begins fully fruity with apricot apple and pear but the sharp dry aftertaste kicks in early, has a nice earthy bitter which leaves a long lingering trace. Lively creamy medium bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

impending, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of hayesjw
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

hayesjw, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This is a beer that definitely requires a tulip glass; a careful pour resulted in a three finger high white head that has very good retention properties and took a long time to settle down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass. The beer is light yellow in color and has a high amount of carbonation.
S: The nose has aromas of Belgian yeast with notes of peppery spices and hints of floral hops.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell but is a little more complex with additional notes of green grapes and lemon peel. The finish has some lingering spiciness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and quite dry on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather drinkable considering its strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

metter98, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kjkinsey, May 23, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear deep golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malt with some floral dry hops with light alcohol warming notes. Taste is also a mix of warming alcohol notes with some sweet malt with surprisingly dominant dry and floral hops notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad overall though maybe a tad too much sugar and alcohol coming through.

Phyl21ca, May 14, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle: best before 6th Sep 2013, poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru badged glass.

Cloudy lemon coloured body: huge white crown on top, line upon line of carbonisation bubbles rising through the glass.

The nose is yeasty and a sweet citrus hops blend, interesting.

The taste continued where the smells began: semi-sweet flavour with yeast and hop hints. The alcohol hides nicely in the background and only shows towards the end of each sip.

BlackHaddock, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

supermeniscus, May 11, 2012
Photo of TheSupremeAJ
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.

TheSupremeAJ, May 11, 2012
Photo of Augustiner719
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

Augustiner719, May 05, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, May 02, 2012
Photo of kscaldef
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.

kscaldef, May 01, 2012
St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
88 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.