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St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple

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BA SCORE
89
very good

440 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-07-2002)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 03:18:23 | More by Darkmagus82
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from tap into proper St, Feuillien mini-snifter.

Appearance: Hazy honey with decent cream colored head.

Smell: No idea what this smells like. Oddly sweet with strange spices and herbs.

Taste: Oh God, it tastes like it smells, so I guess I have to try harder to describe it. Sticky, semi-rotten fruit at the core, with a cornucopia of spice flavors, including rosemary, clove, lavender, and licorice. Light banana. Beyond weird.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, with a relatively light body. Semi-dry.

Overall: Simply a very strange Tripel that I mostly enjoyed despite my inability to describe it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 04:09:32 | More by bsp77
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 11/6/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, citrus, apples, light caramelized malts, some alcohol and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with mildly sweet flavors of caramel, citrus and some spice. Then some breadiness comes in from some Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There’s a touch of alcohol. The hops presence is mild and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid Tripel but there are better beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 20:44:51 | More by TheManiacalOne
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and some slightly medicinal spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly chalky and medicinal spice finish. There is a mild amount of 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 and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 01:01:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Prime 16.

A: Cloudy hay-colored body with a thin cap of white froth. Not much in the way of retention or lacing. Pretty disappointing for a style that's often spectacular.

S: Very spicy, almost minty. Lots of clove, and a bit of herbal hops. Clean, piquant, and pleasant.

T: Everything from the nose, plus some pleasantly toasty malt. Spicy up front, malty in the middle, and bittersweet/boozy on the finish. Tasty, but a little uninspired.

M: Creamy, lively, and soft. Perfect for the style.

O: Good, not great Tripel. I probably won't bother to order it again since there are so many better ones, but it's well worth a try (especially if you like your Tripels on the dry, spicy side of things).

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 22:38:48 | More by woosterbill
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Philousa

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sits an opaque pale color with a thin white head in the snifter. Good lacing, which is kind of surprising for a Belgian. Lots of musky yeast in the nose. Banana flavor is evident right away. Some tart, musky, spicy yeast flavors follow. Great carbonation in this beer, which complimented the flavor characteristics. Mouth feel is well balanced.

This beer is all about the yeast. From start to finish, you get the spicy, musty notes produced by their unique yeast. I enjoyed it because it was kept light and the carbonation produced small bubbles that balanced the beer well. Even the mouth feel, which ties this all together, is very apparently a product of this yeast strain. I'd be very interested to try another St. Feuillien product to sample their yeast in another light.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 03:57:37 | More by Philousa
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Heymikew2

Hawaii

4.83/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 01:29:54 | More by Heymikew2
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david18

New York

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a twelve ounce pour of this at the Amserdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. I had recently had the dubel so I was interested to try the tripel when it came on tap.

Appearance is a light straw with a very active fluffy head and lots of lacing.

Aroma is very yeasty, some corriander and bread.

Flavor is a little strong on the tongue but not too bad for an 8.5% beer.

Overall a good beer, pretty much typical of the style. If you like Tripels, you'll like this.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2011 17:56:55 | More by david18
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St.Feuillien Tripel, Ontap

Appearance: Into a branded chalice. Clear dark golden colored ale. Creamy white head forms and lace down the sides.

Smell: Clean malts, yeast, fruit and flowery hop.

Taste: Chalky yeast, dry fruityness. Malt sweetness, small herbal hop bitterness. Pear, white grapes, semi sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, silky smooth carbonation and goes down easily.

Overall: A nice tripel, alittle sweet, but complex and the alcohol is very well hidden. Easy drinking Belgian ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 04:15:46 | More by Stinkypuss
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fear025

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bavarian lodge in Lisle, IL.

Aroma:Malty, spicy phenolics.

Appearance:Yellow in color. Very little head.

Taste:The midtaste has fruity orange and spicy pepper flavors.

Mouthfeel:Light to medium body, very good carbonation.

Drinkability:This is a solid Triple with great belgian flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2010 14:51:25 | More by fear025
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nickd717

California

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt, served in a tiny ticker glass, just how I like it.

Pours hazy golden in color with a large white head and great lacing.

The aroma is nice, with Belgian yeast, pale malt, and light fruits, green apple especially.

Interesting flavor. There is some kind of anise/cardamom in addition to the regular tripel notes. Sweet pale malt, Belgian yeast, and fruity esters.

Medium-bodied with lively carbonation and a good mouthfeel.

Pretty good for the style overall. Rather drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2010 00:20:26 | More by nickd717
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adamette

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes taken while I enjoyed this beer on tap at The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL with (among others) my two brothers-in-law Steven and Mat August 21st, 2010. Mat lives within minutes of this place and we enjoy visiting there when I am in town. Poured into a Bavarian Lodge logo'd tulip glass.

A Hazy yellow body under a generous creamy head. At least a good look for a beer of my favorite style. 4.0

S Fruitty sweet malt and heat of alcohol. This has a lot of promise as, again, it is my favorite style. 4.5

T I was looking forward to some candi sugar sweetness and heat of alcohol in the taste but what I got was the heat from the alcohol but then some bitterness mixed in which I presume is from the Belgian yeast but could be from some hops (?). I am disappointed in this taste after what was a very promising smell. 2.5

M On the thin side vs. most other triples that I have had but it is within style limits I suppose. 2.5

D Only fair. This represents my favorite style but, compared to so many other triples (Weyerbacher Merry Monks Ale, Allagash Curieux, Unibroue La Fin du Monde come immediately to mind) are much easier for me to get and are better. 3.0

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 02:41:20 | More by adamette
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Halcyondays

California

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a lightly hazy gold with a finger of white head, solid retention, no real lace.

S: Cake/pastry bread, yellow apples and pear - yeast, and bananas.

T: Classic apple/pear ester flavours with a hint of coriander/pepper type spice. Good malt flavours, light hopping.

M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation, no alcohol appearance which is always good in this style.

D: A nice well made tripel. Not going to wow anyone but something to definitely try for the tripel fan.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2010 04:16:19 | More by Halcyondays
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a tulip. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a one finger white head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of fruit, citrus, and malt. The flavor was of bananas, malt, and a slight hint of alcohol. It was light on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was an excellent brew with a nice fruity flavor. Might be one of the most drinkable Tripels I have had... Simply if you have not had this you need to as it is just plain good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2010 15:20:33 | More by thagr81us
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barleys last night, I had never tried it before so decided to go at it full speed. Served chilled and consumed on 02/27/2010.

The pour was decent at best, hazy golden color with a light head of white that sat on top for only a few moments before settling down to reveal a bare head. Aroma is light, pears, figs, light spices and grainy notes, again nothing shocking or really coming out at me. Warming brings a hint of grapeskin. Taste was soft, mellow, full of grain and light yeast, a hint of pears and apples in the back, but just did not have a punch or a full enough profile for me to really fall for it. Each sip seemed lighter then the one before and while the ABV was very well hidden, it just was not doing for me.

Overall above average for sure, barely, but totally forgettable in the scheme of things.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2010 17:59:25 | More by mikesgroove
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sml505

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cheeky Monk (Denver).

A - Hazy orange with nice white head. Last thru beer

S - Sweet, spicy with notes of coriander, citrus. Wit like...

T - Spicy. Yeast, coriander ,orange, pine. Sweet finish.

O/M - Med mouthfeel. More wheat/ wit like. Very spicy - average triple.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2008 05:59:02 | More by sml505
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a white head. Aromas that are yeasty and a small fruit presence. In the taste, a yeasty dry alcohol taste, feel a small bit watery. A dry aftertaste with alcohol that just sits with you. A nice triple, dry yeasty and a good body.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2007 19:04:46 | More by OWSLEY069
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Translucent champagne colored body with bubbles rising to the top. Thin fluffy white head with great head retention. Leaves behind no lacing in the glass.

S- Dry white grapes hit the nose first. This is followed by yeast, spices,some hops and alcohol.

T- Quite fruity with hints of yeast and spices. The balance between these flavors is good. The finish is quite dry with a slight burn from alcohol lingering.

M- Medium carbonation and light weight body. Not watery or overcarbonated.

D- This is a delicious and quite drinkable tripel. Its refreshing in the summer months. I will have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2007 16:29:42 | More by PittBeerGirl
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Max's the other night.

The beer pours a clear gold color, with decent head retention and adequate lacing. I don't get a huge nose, maybe some dough, belgium spices and apple. On the palate this is what I think of as almost a prototypical tripel. The beer has nice clean mouthfeel, with flavors of cherry, orange and banana. The beer is very crisp, but also manages to be quite smooth with a soft mouthfeel.

I can't say this beer blows me away, but it's very pleasant and refreshing. The abv. is very well disguised, and one feels as if it would be no trouble to down several of these. However, at 8.5%, that's probably not a great idea.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2007 19:58:31 | More by johnmichaelsen
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brushpig

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a glass at the Hopleaf in Chicago, Served in the St. Feuillien glass.

A very nice appearance, golden pale color with a very white fluffy head that stayed for quite a while.

The aroma was like many triples, wheaty, doughy, with some light spiciness. Nice , but nothing too impressive.

The taste however was very pleasant and distinctive with unusual malts, fruits like banana and faint citrus. Nice spices and a very ultra smooth finish that is light and refreshing.

A very drinkable beer because it does not feel heavy. Have a couple.

You not go wrong with this fine triple. Do it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2007 18:23:25 | More by brushpig
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A good amount of head that dissipated quickly leaving a hefty lacing down the sides of the glass. The beer itself is a clear rich golden brew.

S - Light malt and champagne grapes. Not a lot going on here, but it isn't unpleasant.

T - A faint hay flavor with a touch of dry maltiness and champagne grapes. Aftertaste is a faint bitterness with a bit of grassy hops and faint spicy white pepper.

M - Smooth, very thin, pretty refreshing.

D - Good, a bit too mild as I prefer a pronounced tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2007 02:41:59 | More by mrasskicktastic
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a goblet)

A- This beer has a bright orange hazy body with a thin white ring of head around the rim.

S- The smell of perfume has notes of roses and pears in the background.

T- The smooth sweet light malt taste has notes of pears and apple juice with a faint pepper note in the finish. The very faint alcohol taste at the finish gives the pepper note a hint of green hop bitterness.

M- The light mouthfeel has a alcohol warmth and a fizz texture.

D- The light faint fruit notes are not very complex with a slightly sweet slightly bitter balance that washes out a lot of the complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2006 18:31:11 | More by rhoadsrage
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served in a chalice with a dark honey gold color but with no head at all. The color of the beer faded to nearly clear towards the edges of the chalice. Smelled of banana, root beer and spicy yeast. Tasted strongly of home brewed root beer, pears, vanilla and a slight bit of doughy yeast. This yeast grew a bit more spicy as the beer warmed. Mouth feel was thin to medium bodied with a light carbonation. The root beer overtones really ruined this beer for me. I even handed it to my buddy and asked him to take a sip and he said, “tastes like the root beer from the co-op.” Disappointing. I'll have to try it in the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2006 16:43:02 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 23:38:29 | More by BlackHaddock
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Paincane

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 23:54:46 | More by Paincane
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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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