St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

Not Rated.
St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

268 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 268
Hads: 521
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-07-2002

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (18) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 268 | Hads: 521
Photo of Andrewharemza
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours very slightly hazy, light amber with a large white head. Aroma is typical estery Belgian yeast but with pronounced spice and ripe fruit. Lots of sweet ripe fruit on the taste. Dries out quickly and then comes back with a long sweet and warming finish. High carbonation and medium body. (291 characters)

Photo of Alexandrecunha
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Coloração dourada translúcida.
Espuma branca, fina e permanente.
Aroma inicialmente marcante do fermentado da levedura, com notas adocicadas de banana e canela. Leves notas condimentadas de coentro.
Sabor extremamente fermentado da levedura que pipoca e fornece leve acidez à lingua. O dulçor de banana, canela e o frutado de laranja amaciam levemente a breja, que logo é arrebatado por notas bem condimentadas e levemente picante de coentro e outras especiarias. Leve amargor herbal lupulento. Final seco e condimentado. Seus 8,5% são bem inseridos e quase imperceptíveis.
Textura aveludada.
Carbonatação média-alta e corpo moderado.

Levedura e condimento em excesso. (684 characters)

Photo of Phigg1102
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional notes of banana, ABV fairly well hidden. Very rich mouthfeel that carries around the flavor very well. The yeast characaristics are seriously present as well. Awesome triple! (186 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw gold with thick shaving cream white foam that clings like mad. 4
Cream of wheat, yellow apples, cut grass and slight rubber phenols on the nose. 4
Steely grain, nettley herbs, green pear, a touch of honey, and grassy hops to end. 4
Little bubblegum comeback and spicy clean clove/spearmint linger.
Dry, light, crisp, slight burn. 4

A lean and green Tripel - low on sweetness and fruity esters, high on hops, spicy phenols, and a bit of burn. The bits of indulgence that do pop through are fleeting enough to keep you interested. The would have almost saison-like abilities to slay everything from salad to salmon at the dinner table. A left of centre take on the standard, in a very drinkable way. (705 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly good Tripel. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into my Chimay goblet. Nice straw gold hazy color with some sediment in the glass. Fast-fading bubbly white head that settles down to a covering of the glass. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma is slightly sweet light fruit (apples and pears) and a little peppery spices.

Taste is pretty good. The light fruit and spiciness is up front. As the beer warms, some Belgian yeast is apparent but not that much. Unlike most good Tripels, the alcohol is apparent.

Mouthfeel is light but still rich. The alcohol provides some "burn" which is unusual in a good Tripel. Despite the alcohol burn, this is still a very drinkable Tripel. I far exceeded my "halftime quota" for the first football playoff game today. This an enjoyable beer but not a top notch Tripel. (811 characters)

Photo of ThaneMcC
4/5  rDev 0%

Pours a hazy golden with strong effervescence .
Smells of apple, pear, yeast and mild malts, unspecified esters
Tastes mild malt up front, fruity mid and balancing hops at the end with nice clean finish.
Good creamy mouthfeel, copious carbonation make it quite astringent without being unpleasant.

Solid beer for the style, would definitely stock up on this beauty (if I could find it. . . doesn't have wide distribution. (422 characters)

Photo of JTuomi
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

0,33 l bottle (07/01/2016) into a tulip. Clear pale golden body, three finger white head, dissipates fairly quickly, little lacing, leaves a thin veil. Fruity, yeasty, malty smell with a bit of alcohol. The taste begins with spice, followed by bisquity malts and fruitiness with pineapple and citrus, ending with peppery yeast and a hint of anise. Medium-full body, high stingy carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. A good tripel with a lot of flavor. Drinkable despite it's strength. (477 characters)

Photo of Vixie
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Gold in color with a large white head that is not quite as creamy looking as other Belgians I have tried. Seems to be a decent amount of carbonation due to the amount of bubbles I see.

Very fruity smell up front. Mainly citrus like orange and lemon, maybe a hint of pineapple. There is also a bit of spice, mainly pepper and coriander.

Fairly fruity up front, tastes more like a blend of fruit rather than any specific flavor, but I am guessing orange, apple, and pineapple are in there. There's a decent amount of spice, mainly pepper with a hint of coriander. Finishes with just a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Nice smooth feel to this, and a lot of tingling from high carbonation.

I really liked this one. Has a lot of flavor and complexity. The sweetness is not overdone, and balanced nicely by the spice. This is easily the best triple I have tried in some time. This is the first beer from this brewery I have tried, I am anxious to try more, and at $8 for a 750ml, a really great bargain. I will be drinking more of this. (1,035 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is lightly hazed golden yellow with a thick white head. Nose is similar to the blonde, has the some dusty malt, spice isn't as assertive nor is the perfume (in a good way). Taste is sweeter than the nose, faint dusty malt with lemon and a bit of candied sugar. Light citrus in the back. Soft body, moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. (342 characters)

Photo of chinchill
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle with a bottled on date almost exactly 2 years past.

A: Pours cloudy, pale amber with a good, semi-durable head. Some sediment added in the pour but more left in the bottle.

Smells like a refined but yeasty/bready Belgian tripel. Mildly spicy.

Flavor: complex, with fruity, spicy and bready elements interweaving with very good balance.

Feel: lively carbonation in a crisp, near-medium body.

O: excellent tripel emphasizing fruity and peppery flavors. (474 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head fades rather fast, leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with the heaviest of the smells being that of a yeasty and biscuit like aroma. Along with these aromas are some smells of a more floral and spicy nature with the spice being mainly of a clove and coriander.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit malt flavor mixed with a light level of yeastiness and spice. The spice is mainly of a coriander and clove nature with these flavors later being accentuated by some other spice flavors of a pepper and floral spice nature. Flavors of a more citrus nature come to the tongue as the taste advances with orange and tangerine coming to the tongue. Some floral and grassy hops come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste along with some flavors of banana and bubblegum, with the mix of flavors in the end, creating a moderately sweet, but very easy going smooth Belgian flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side for a triple with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A slightly higher carbonation level may have been slightly better for the fruit flavors of the brew, but overall the feel was rather decent for the style.

Overall – A very easy drinking triple that hides the alcohol very well. Very inoffensive and rather refreshing and quite drinkable in light of its 8.5% abv. Nothing overly exceptional, but still rather enjoyable. A very neutral Belgian triple. (1,649 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another popular Belgian beer I seem to have not rated or reviewed, even though I'm sure I've drank it many times over the years: I can now put that right. 33cl Bottle on 3rd Feb 2014 in Cambrinus, Brugge.

Pale blonde body with a snow white head.

Spicy nose with yeast and floral hop base.

The taste followed in the same lines as the smells with a good fruity undertone that gives a semi-sweet and yet sour feel to the flavours.

Easy drinking triple with a deceptive alcohol level, it is a lot stronger than it tastes. (521 characters)

Photo of Paincane
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Opaque straw colored brew with creamy white head & nice lace. Excellent head retention.
S: Bread, banana, clove & citrus nose. Yeast presence is notable.
T: Biscuity, light malt blends beautifully with fruity flavors produced by its mahical yeast.
M: ABV is nicely disguised. Light bodied, smooth and delicious.
O: Wonderful Tripel that is a delight from start to finish. (379 characters)

Photo of seedyone
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The aroma, which is always THE first impression, was deceiving. As this seems to be a beer that ferments in the bottle (give away is the little bit of "excitement" when I take the cap off) maybe I should be waiting a minute or 3 for the brew to blossom. This had an earthy funkiness, undoubtedly a character of the distinctive yeast therein. Rich, almost butter mouth-feel that was resplendent with an orange/tangerine introduction followed by some shy spices.

Imagine if you will, being at a party. In walks an intriguing looking possibility that you've never met. Your mind wanders & wonders. Curiosity tempered by experience seizes the moment & you edge closer for more sensory input. A scent wafts it's way into your environs. It's new...but not alien. But you thought you were Mr. Been There Done That. WRONG! Now it's too late, the intrigue is driving you crazy. You edge still closer. You want. You want so much to envelop, to experience completely that which dares challenge your little kingdom. This beer is that entity. It will charm you & disarm your cynicism.

Don't misconstrue my meaning here. It will NOT rock your world, but it sure will teach you that you have many pleasant roads & adventures that will open up to you if you give them the opportunity.

This is obviously a Classic. Something you owe to yourself to try.

Disclaimer: This beer made me say those things.

--09/29/13---
From bottle. Not the usual Belgium triple. None of the ubiquitous traits. No bread yeast head, flavor or nose. A very broad palate with lots going on. Sweetish. Lots of caramel/raisin like flavor. All adds up to a pleasant cover for the 8.5 ABV. (1,651 characters)

Photo of poolemhore
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy golden color with a good head on her shoulders

S - earthy, rich and mellow scents. There is a distinct banana scent when opening but after the beer has breathed for a minute this dissapates.

T - wets the palate, banana notes and citrus up front. Nice subtle lingering sweetness and spices.

M - small bite with a really smooth finish

O - great beer. I suggest drinking this in late fall and winter. (410 characters)

Photo of FLima
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden color with a two finger head with good retention that keeps a constant plate through out the degustation.
Aroma of pine, biscuit malt and pineapple.
Flavor of pineapple, Cointreau liquor, green grapes, pine, cloves, pears, banana and finishing with lemon and peppering yeast. Slightly tart with a dry aftertaste.
Light to medium body with a good effervescent carbonation.
Excellent tripel, full of a great fruity complexity and incredibly easy to drink despite its 8.5% abv. Very balanced and pleasant, hard to beat this fruity profile. Not sure if I was lucky, any way I will remember this had 8 months to maturity. (637 characters)

Photo of JGlitz87
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy wheat yellow with a large white head that quickly dissipates. Little to lacing down side of glass.

S: Sweet biscuits. Hops, pine and citrus as well.

T: Light biscuits with a hint of citrus. Little hop profile.

F: Very smooth, and hides the alcohol incredibly well.

O: Great beer. Dangerously sessionable and very smooth. (336 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the corked, caged bottle conditioned 750 ml. bottle. I observed no expiration or bottling date. Sampled on September 27, 2013.

The pour is a milky pale yellow with a white fizzy head that has some stability but does not hang around real long.

Aroma of Belgian toasted malts, Belgian sugars, a little citrus, and someone's cellar. It has a musky scent to it too.

Light to medium body.

Upfront biscuit malts in the taste but also a rather off-putting musky cellar-like quality that cannot be properly defined. I didn't dislike it but there are better Abbey Tripel's out there. (583 characters)

Photo of Jetulio
4.66/5  rDev +16.5%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of Bucciamarcia
2.64/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Blond cloudy with little foam that disappears quickly, smells a lot like european hops. Quite carbonated and I think citrus. Strong taste of hops, but still balanced. The alcohol is not too overwhelming in the mouth. Plain beer with few interesting notes: not bad, but I expected a lot more. (291 characters)

Photo of ksimons
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-a clear golden yellow with three wingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale malt, citrus, some floral notes, spices, and yeast

T-taste is similar to the smell with a pale malt backbone, sweet fruit, peppery spice, light bitterness, and Belgian yeast

M-medium body, medium to high prickly carbonation, very smooth

Overall this is a very drinkable Tripel, not too sweet which can happen with some beers of the style. Really good. (431 characters)

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.52/5  rDev +13%
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. (1,996 characters)

Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: citrus and seltzer water

Taste: creamy citrus, subtle tartness, and oak with a slight nectarine finish and melon

Pairs well with fish tacos and mango salsa with chips and guacamole; it also goes well with sharp cheddar cheese and black grapes (251 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet. Pours a hazy orange amber with a fine, one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Interesting aroma of stone fruit and orange juice, light bready yeast; spicy with an odd agave component. One of the more intriguing tripel aroma I've experienced. Flavor follows with apricot, orange, lime and apple juice, light bready yeast and hints of coriander and clove. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A very fruit forward tripel with nice balance. Not as intense as some other Belgian tripels, but a nice complex fruit body that is quite enjoyable. Finish has tripel spicing and light hops, but pleasant residual stone fruit flavors as well. Oddly, the flavor seems to become more bland as glass sits and warms. However, I will return to this tripel again. (797 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear filtered golden with slight Chinese gold tinge, 2 fingers of white head that faded relatively fast. Medium low carbonation, little appearance of lacing that doesn’t cling to glass.

S: Fresh fruit, fresh peaches straight from the orchard, Belgian yeasts, coke.

T: Peaches, Beligan yeasts, the bite of blue cheese without the stinkiness, long bitter linger near the end. Sweet Peach, then in between the Belgian sting of sharp cheese, ending in dull bitterness. These 3 play equally, in this order.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

O: A nice tripel, sweet bottle is awesome like a rennaisance painting. Having this one leading up to my b-day celebration, after waiting 6 months to purchase it. (709 characters)

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.