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St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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Reviews: 270
Hads: 529
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 15
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 12-07-2002

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Photo of rjlemos
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well, i don't know why this beer got such bad marks... gotta say this one is the best beer i've drunk so far...
Went to the best beer pub in town and tried this one after a Paulaner Oktoberfest (unusual but nice match) and... perfection !!! Perfection !!! A godamned smooth beer, superb in every way. The taste was the best i've tried, the flavor and smell were so fruity, so nice and rich, and so on... do you know when something connects perfectly with your personal taste ? Thst's what happened here... hope this can happen several times more...

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Photo of 12owls
4.92/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

first things first,,,gotta get all that lovely yeast back in this one..great foggy golden color, great head retention with a real nice solid white poofy foam top. light corbonation with a crisp bittnerness, some fruit aroma, decent a.b.v, some light lacing..overall a really great triple with a good moutfeel, tons of flavor and a great beer

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Photo of Heymikew2
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft @ The Trappist in Oakland, CA.

Beer poured a rich golden honey-amber.

Nose was much akin to the smell of fresh baked sweet breads.

Taste was very complex I almost have a hard time describing how good this was. It starts out with a slight spiced flavor, followed with a taste reminiscent of apples or a hand picked summer pear, finally finishing with the magnificent flavor common to a good Belgian ale.

Overall mouthfeel was excellent, highly drinkable, on a slight but not overly thick side.

So far this beer is my favorite Belgian tripel. I have yet to have anything made by Brasserie St. Feullien that I haven't liked. I hope to someday visit them on a trip to Belgium. If you haven't had this beer I strongly recommend it.

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Photo of bumblesouth
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml (Brazil here) bootle. Great lable, cork top.
Colour is amber/deep gold. Smell is (sorry if I seem too excited) just GREAT! Fruit notes, a little tobbacco, hops, awesome head. Taste is deep, takes fullmouth; again fruitlike notes, alcohol is barely noticed (8,50 %). Mouthfeel is long and smooth with hops still kicking in. Drinkability, as said before, is great; you don't notice it's an 8,5% beer. I'm very impressed by this one for its overall presentation. Cheers!

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Photo of blakesell
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the 750ml caged and corked bottle into a standard pint glass (I really need to wash my Belgian glasses)

Beer pours lightly hazed and golden with yeast sediment swimming about just looking for anything else to ferment. Head is solid with large soft bubbles that gradually fade in the glass. Lacing is healthy on the sides but not overboard. This is very impressive on appearance if nothing else.

Smell- Well, it's impressive on something else. Light citrus and white pepper, light 2 row Belgian pilsner malts, the yeast is very impressive, light and fluffy but light fruits linger in there as well. I hate using the term complex because it doesn't really describe anything, but it's the best I can come up with at this point in time.

Taste- Creamy and spicy at the same time, fruity and soft on the tongue. The white pepper flavor comes right through, none of that over sweet candi taste that frequently comes through in Tripels. Super light hop presence that provides an excellent balance. Honestly, this may be the most solid Tripel I have ever tasted, and I'm very pleasantly surprised.

Mouthfeel- Lightly sticky, but not overly, highly carbonated, very smooth, creamy, and medium light bodied.

Drinkability- For a tripel I have a feeling you will have a hard time finding anything smoother. Not warming for the gravity. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.78/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint, 9.4 Fl oz bottle copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield for $8.99...
My first opinion about this one is that this must be one of the most underrated, and ignored best Belgian Tripels I have ever come across...
Overall, this is an excellent depiction of the style and one of the best Tripels I have ever sampled, period...
Pours a light, amber hue with rising carbonation coupled with an extensive foamy and frothy head that just lingered on, refusing to subside...
Strong and rich malty aroma bursting with citrus, fresh florals,creamy vanilla, honey and lemons...
Taste was remarkably assertive and powerful, with fresh flavor immensely visible... Strong suggestions of coriander, lemons, spices, fresh fruit, florals, pears, apples, and grapefuit combine to produce a teriffic representation of the style, very authentic and rich...
Exceptional creamy and thick mouthfeel without the slightest hindrance of any alcohol presence...
Excellent drinkability as well without any interfering factors...
Excellent stuff... Definitely recommended...

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.77/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours semi-cloudy light copper color. The head is thick to start out but eventually tames down to a nice layer. The aroma is very abundant. I could smell it when it was sitting on the table in front of me and smells of ester and malts. The mouthfeel is very smooth, but you can sense the presence of the high alcohol. The was a slight burn going down the throat, but not bad. The taste is just unbelievable. It is very malty and moderately hoppy and the alcohol lingers in the mouth. It kinda hard to improve on this beer, because tripels don't get much better than this.

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Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation- 750ml bottle, garage cooler 2 days.

A-Cloudy golden pour. Large two inch head that leaves plenty of legs.

Smell- Mulitple bouquet of flavors overpowering into simply sweet smooth explanation.

Taste-Tangy and spicy but corriander in origin.

Mouthfeel- Higher carbonation than expected

Drinkability- Heavier than expected from original pour and first quafs. Gets better as you move down the glass.

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Photo of yunkers
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful golden with foamy 1-finger head that lingers and leaves some crazy lace formations on the glass.

S: Pears and bananas nut are most readily apparent with a lot of bready malt and fruity yeast.

T: A delicious brew with strong fruity flavors of pear, apple, and green raisins(maybe)? and finished with a prominent alcohol warmth and fruitiness.Maltiness

M: The feel is excellent with fine carbonation lending a creaminess that is top-tier and a clean scrubbing finish with the right balance of crispness and aftertaste.

D: An fine tripel with classic light fruit flavors mixed artfully with maybe a nutmeg or banana nut spice and a top-notch mouthfeel compose a very good brew.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From corked bottle.
Served in tall St Feuillien Grand Cru beer flute.
Aroma of sweet malts, purple queen magnolia flowers, and field grains.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of bitter funky fruits, candy sugar, rosemary and similar herbs, chardonnay white wine...ooh, better give this a few minutes...
Ah...still a small head and lace, bright floral aromas, and the taste has smoothed out...oh yes, a few minutes to let this breath is well worth the time. While there's still a small bitter bite, this has overall mellowed out into a lovely triple...rich but not offensive, flavorful but not too complex, sweet, floral or spicy.
I'll admit I've been to this brewery and pretty much love the whole line-up. The beers have a great balance and the yeast is wonderful in that there's really no offensive esters...similar to St Bernardus, Val-Dieu and Allagash.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.67/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with a nice creamy white head. BIG aroma - fruity peach-like and honey-ish sweet. Fruity orange peel flavor and perfumey hoppiness. Medium bodied and creamy with a dry finish -- a bit warm from alcohol finish...

Very nice and refreshing - would not ever turn this one away.

Per Label: "Triple Abbey Ale" & "Anno 1125"

Per S.F. website: 16.85° plato

Per MJ notes: Pilsner malts, Kent and Saaz hops (3 additions)

Bottle Euro Date: 11 06 03 (assume enjoy by)
Tasted: 04/10/04

(25.35 oz. brown champagne style bottle corked with a wire strip fastener)

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Photo of Jetulio
4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a Chalice glass
Appearance... hazy amber/yellow beer with head colour white 2.5 fingers foamy and persistent
Aroma... champagne and yeast, some lemon hints. A strong smell with a touch of malty aroma too
Taste... sweety start with fruit notes balanced with hops in his Belgian style, rich in mouth
Mouthfeel... medium body and soft carbonation, tiny bubbles in tongue
Overall... a very nice tripple ale, not alcoholic notes and very well balanced. To repeat without doubt.

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Photo of SmashPants
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: interesting stumpy llittle brown bottle, with a stylish old-school Belgian label. Reaks of quality.

Appearance: pours a cloudy / hazy amber gold with a limited yet thick and creamy off-white head. Very inviting.

Aroma: gorgeous golden fruits and spices, citrus and honey. Intriguing.

Taste: one can judge the quality of a tripel by the number of different flavours and the way in which those flavours resolve in the mouth. St Feullien's example has gorgeous golden fruits, sweet yeasts, warming spices and a hint of bubblegum and licorice. No one flavour is too overpowering, and the outcome is a beer that warrants one word: yum!

Aftertaste: some of the fruits - namely the apple and pear - and the cloves linger on for a good long while.

Mouth feel: light to moderate body, with a somewhat smooth and creamy feel. Light, prickling carbonation helps bring the flavour through.

Overall: a very good quality tripel - and I like tripels to start with. A great combination of flavours that resolve beautifully. One of the best beers I have had.

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Photo of redmagik99
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

filtered blonde, large head recedes fairly quickly. Smell is wonderful, as subtle as it is -slight clove and banana as in a hefeweiss, but more complex esters that impart peachy or apricot flavors characteristic of the style. Taste is much more bold, bursting with the fruitiness of the yiest, sweet yet balanced, peppery spiciness accentuated by the supple carbonation that coats my mouth. Definite honey flavors. This beer reminds me of a many-times upgraded version of leffe blonde - similar apricoty, honey-like sweetness, but toned down in the feuillien, and more refined and well-integrated into the layers of complexity. Medium bodied, alcohol is very faint if noticable at all, and no harsh flavors for sure. I believe this sample was fresh, and while I haven't had it aged, it's hard to see how this beer can improve. This is one of my favorite styles, and I think I just found a new go-to.

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Photo of czechsaaz
4.59/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Aroma is licorice and corriander some residual candi sugar. Very estery fermentation and some bread like yeast. Very complex aroma. Some fruit, apricot-like. No noticeable hops which is good for the style.

Golden, big head initially that fades quickly. But lots of rising carbonation bubbles that keeps the thin layer of head that remains alive. A bit too cloudy.

Very malty. Flavors of honey and peaches. Good hop bitterness to keep it from being sweet. There's some spice in there but so subtle and unidentifiable that I get teh impression that it's fermetation effects rather than actual spicing. Lingering aftertaste is like honey malt. Flavor lasts in my mouth for at least a full minute.

Light and very effervescent. Carbonation level is high but the bubbles are very fine so it doesn't seem quite so big. Body is medium which hides the beer's strength. (8.5%)

Oustanding tripel. Complex flavors and strong without seeming so. One of my favorite available tripels. Dolars to quality to availability, one of the best tripels.

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Photo of clvand0
4.59/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tom, the owner of Pazzo's for sharing his 9 Liter bottle of this with us. Poured an orange color with a tall head that fell away quickly, but left a little lacing on the glass. The aroma was very spicy with bananas, pepper, clove. Great aroma. The flavor was slighty creamy with the pepper and bananas making a greatly complex Belgian. Very nice Belgian beer. Drinkability was very good.

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Photo of techdiver
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful gold with a modest head that dissipated too quickly leaving a cap of foam.

Moderate fruity smell to go with the complexity of the rest of the Belgian thing.

Taste is awesome, can't point to one thing; but very smooth. Haven't had a lot of Tripels, but this is the best. Alcohol is well concealed, making this very sneaky drinkable. Nice blend of hops, and malt; fruit somewhere around peach and orange.

Feels full and creamy in the mouth. I like this much better than the Chimay I tried.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 9 Liter bottle into a tulip glass. The beer was a nice yellowed orange color with a good 2 fingers of head that fell to coat the beer. The nose was my favorite part of this beer. Banana, peppery spice, pineapple. Divine. The flavor was a nice creamy banana spiked with lemon and pepper. Very nice. The feel was a bit creamy and moderate. Drinkability was also good. Smooth and very refreshing beer. I look forward to my next graduation. I will be getting a 9L of this to celebrate! Thanks to Tom at Pazo's for sharing this beer around with the patrons last week!.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice crystal brassy gold color, straight see through, with a real nice middle column of rising carbonation curling up the middle. White soapy but very even head, lots of lacing and staying power with good retention.

Wonderful nose on this beer. Sweet cumin/cardamom and clove spices. Candied sensations mix with this great dry spice sensation, just wonderfully. I love this smell, never had a tripel smell like this ever it's magic. OOO I know what that is, It's POPPYSEEDS! a little hint of anise also. It's a wonderful pound cake bread smelling sweet bakery goodness.

Taste hits all the right notes from the nose. Dry airy bread and yeast and a wonderful baked POPPYSEEDS sweetness. Great crisp dry wine like feeling in the palate, playful carbonation. Mouthfeel feels just about fine and right, nothing spectacular, but coats well.

Overall I am really liking this one, really loving the bouquet on this more than anything. Excellent tripel.

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Photo of bditty187
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy (on my first pour, the second and third pour produced more haziness), brilliant gold-amber in hue, for some reason I really find the liquid attractive. White foam, at the apex there was over three fingers of head. The bubbles slowly collapsed to fizzy, squat cap. Subsequent lacing was very sporadic. Overall, this is a good-looking beer but nothing to remarkable.

The nose is impressive; sharp tropical fruit that does smell overly sweet or candy-like. In fact it seems quite dry. Alcoholic but not overly so with slight peppery hints, cloves too; I smell banana in the background along with some oranges and tangerines. I get hints of coriander. Earthy at times… spicy/grassy hops; I love the nose. It is a slightly different take on the style and yet when I smell it I think “Triple.” Moderate-high potency, chatty, complex… I would call it very inviting.

The palate is assertive; bitter and fruity with minimal malty flavors. I adore the tropical fruit tang; pineapple, banana, oranges plus kisses of grapes, apples, and melon. I get hints of honey, notes of pepper and clove with a flash of alcohol heat. Grass/hay in the distance; even further away are suggestions of coriander. Woody, musty notes with a hint of cork lay on top of a base of pilsner malts. Hoppy, bitter finish with some alcohol and fruit; I love how the flavors linger. This Triple is really hitting the spot with me. I find it sweet and tangy! I think it is incredibly well-balanced and very flavorful. Yum.

The mouthfeel is terrific; there is something about the meshing of the aftertaste along with the moderate, ticklish carbonation and the medium-full body that works very well. The body is big enough to support the flavors and the carbonation is lively enough (but not too much so) to scrub away some of the residue. I’m not sure how the mouthfeel could be improved or fit this beer any better.

Drinkable? Hell yeah. Haven’t you been reading? I am a fan of the brewery but this beer has surprised me. It is much better then I thought it would be; this is a very lovely Triple! I find it easy to drink but plenty complex. This was a joy. I purchased my 750ml bottle in Des Moines, IA. I can’t wait to drink this again. Recommended.

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Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My second beer from St. Feuillien after the saison. Pretty excited as I did enjoy the saison offering and found it to be pretty satisfying.

Appearance is pretty spot on and just what I expect and want from a nice Belgian triple. It has a really good fluffy, very slight off white head. A rich gold color with plenty of bubbly traces and a slight orange hew.

The smell is soft, but offers up hints of banana and clove, subtle spice and citrus peel scent, with a mellow yeast overtone. There is a bit of a malt hint which is kind of... unusual. Don't really know what to think of it.

The taste is surprisingly pronounced in comparison to the smell. Lots of spices to the middle and back. Has a pleasant sweet beginning with a bit of that odd malt that came off in the nose. The banana comes in with a cream taste and a bit of yeast, and then the spice and yeast explode and dry off gradually but pronounced at the end with a hint of herbal hops. There is a mineral sort of a taste to it which I enjoy quite a bit and offsets the fruit esters that are going on with this beer. The mineral taste kind of lingers, very interesting and helps puts a foundation to the beer in my opinion.

Mouthfeel is spot on! Carbonation is great! This beer is so easy to drink it is ridiculous and the booze hardly show. It's quite clean, it's perfectly dry with the perfect amount of sweetness and spice that tingles on the tongue. I would buy this beer again simply for how the flavors and mouthfeel come together. What I consider a perfect example of a Belgian triple in this regard.

Overall, and excellent triple. The malt throws me for a bit of a loop with the banana and fruit esters. The malt confuses me. And it kind of makes it a bit hard to read. But, otherwise, this is a really fine triple. I actually enjoy this more than I remember enjoying the saison. Definitely worth at least a try. The only thing bad that can come out of this is becoming a bit addicted to it... which all in all isn't that bad.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one poured a light, brilliant orange in color and was clear with a tremendous amount of gushing carbonation. The head was a cool-looking off-white mound of foam that would have stayed up all night.

Smell – This aroma is very balanced. The raw yeast was right on queue and mixed perfectly with some wonderful tangerine. The spicing was mild, mostly coriander, but mixed well with the other characteristics of the nose.

Taste – Wow! The orange flavors here are not cheap as they are with many pretenders of the style. This is not the candy orange lollipop flavor so common these days. This is clean, refreshing, naturally-squeezed orange juice. The yeast, which so often backs down at the taste, held up strong. The delicate spices evened things out.

Mouthfeel – This is bigger than medium in the body with some terrific carbonation. It is brilliantly blended.

Drinkability – This is my idea of an Abbey Tripel. I could have drunk this all night. What a treat.

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Photo of xxHelderxx
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Tons of flulffy head resulted, which stuck around for a long while. Considerable lacing here as well.

The beer's color is a dark golden shade with plenty of haze and a good amount of carbonation.

The smell is very lemon zesty with some spicy alcohol notes. Other fruits could be identified, perhaps pear.

Up front on the taste is lemon and some sour yeasty tastes which melt away to a warming alcohol feel. Aftertaste is a little bit sour which balances out some of the sweetness of this beer.

The mouthfeel is light with the same sourness in the aftertaste. Great tasting brew. Refreshing. Would recommend this to anyone for sure.

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Photo of gregk
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice bright, clean Triple. Lots of fruit forward flavors. Clean and well defined head. Very good for a traditional Belgian Triple!

This is very comparable to an Affligem Triple or other lighter Triple's from Belgium. I also really like their Saison. Good job!

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Photo of irishking1977
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright gold hue with a massive white head that leave a ton of thick lacing. Nice.

S: Pungent aroma of yeast, baked bread and citrus, particularly lemons.

T: Malty sweetness, followed by baked bread and a citrus twang. Some yeast floaties occasionally got caught up in a few sips, but otherwise very tasty, easy to drink.

M: Fairly thick and creamy. Carbonation is spot on.

D: Good stuff. One of the better tripels out there, though, there are many. Hard to compare one to another, as they all seem to have their slight differences and positives.

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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