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St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple

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very good

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

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 12-07-2002)
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Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

Smooth fruity abbey triple. Fruity yeast aroma of quality. Nice and moderate lace. Some fruit in the sip. A bit complex in spice with cloves . Tad of sediment Spicey bit astringent lemoney finish and aftertaste. Had on tap about two years later and enjoyed middle mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2004 04:07:49 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84


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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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After a rifle-shot on cork extraction and a lingering tendril of gunsmoke... barely blurry honey beneath a massive crown of alabaster colored cream. This tripel is further proof that Belgians are the foam masters of the beer world. Gorgeous splotches of lace look great as well. Short version: lemon meringue pie in a glass.

The nose flies high... without quite making it out of this world. The usual golden fruit is present, alcohol is essentially absent, and clove is perhaps a little more prominent than the style average. It all adds up to a good sniffer that should be a good drinker as well.

St. Feuillien Triple is a solid version of my favorite Belgian style. There are at least a dozen tripels that are better, but that doesn't mean that I'm disappointed with the contents of this bottle. Too bad the alcohol isn't as well-masked as the nose made it seem. It's warm, but far from hot.

As in the aroma, a pungent clove spiciness is in the forefront. It's still easy to taste the other flavors of crisp pear, Poire Williams (eau de vie) and white pepper. What the beer lacks in depth and complexity, it delivers in intensity. Although that isn't an ideal trade-off, it's one that I can live with.

The body/mouthfeel is lush and whipped creamy. The alcohol cuts through it like a sharp stiletto, keeping the tongue relatively well-scrubbed and eliminating any possibility of a lingering stickiness.

Triple is of the same general quality as the only other Brasserie St. Feuillien beer that I've reviewed, Cuvee de Noel. It may be a little rougher around the edges than the world's best, but it's still a worthwhile purchase for those of us who can't get enough of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 21:43:31 | More by BuckeyeNation
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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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North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a nice (though modest by some standards) head that doesn't do all that much in the lacing department

Smell: Sweet and yeasty, with pear, pepper, bubblegum and grassy hops

Taste: Sweet and fruity, up front, with pear and bubblegum flavors and a growing pepper and hop aspect developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the pear fruit flavor returns, delivering some sweet elements to offset the peppery bitterness; the finish in lengthy and balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: As tripels go, this one does a nice job restraining the sweetness and alcohol impact that I often find objectionable in the style; very nice

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 23:42:37 | More by brentk56
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Quebec (Canada)

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

Bottle: Poured a light golden color ale with a medium head with about average retention. Aroma is kind of sweet with something floral also included in the mix. Taste is very enjoyable with some wheat mixed with spices that are well balance with an nice floral undertone all the way through the end. Overall, a very fine Abbey Triple but maybe still a notch down from Westmalle in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2005 19:13:18 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of BEERchitect


4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a word, "Yum." The hopping rates and freshness took me by surprise. Similar to Poperings Hommel in the hop character, but not as strong. The fresh hops blend well with the phenols to create a sharp but pleasant bitterness while offering a lot of herbal and estery character. The pilsner malts remain smooth and sweet, but offer a dry crispness that only Tripels can can deleiver. Sweet confectionate suars balance the spicy alcohols and create a lot of upfront intrique. Esters offer a ripe fruit variety of peaches, pears, apricots, berries, and tropical pineapples and mangos. Dry in the finish with a tingle to the mouth and a warm, tart sensation. It is not likely that Tripels get any better than this.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2008 13:42:51 | More by BEERchitect
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North Carolina

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

Pours a hazy orange color with an awesome big fluffy head,aroma is spicey and very orange-like.I get a clove taste and aroma from this brew along with a light smokiness likely from the yeast,a light pepper taste lingers on the tongue,I have to say this was a great fing the alcohal is not at all prevelant making this to easy to drink,very very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2003 21:44:31 | More by oberon
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden hue, and a towering, fantastic, huge white head.

Aroma is gorgeous and spicy, with citrus and honey notes. So far, it's a perfect profile for a tripel without even taking a taste.

And, that taste? Divine! Utterly lovely, light, buouyant, with a dazzling hop prominence at first, and a good touch of graininess in the texture. Sweet, light, and scrumptious, and the sugar starts to take prominence here in the middle.

An utterly unreproachable tripel, and a complete delight. Top-notch tripel, beautiful beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2003 02:48:59 | More by feloniousmonk
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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
Photo of emerge077


4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty Tripel, tried this on special at Four Moon Tavern.

Poured into a squat tumbler, slowly producing a fine mass of fizzy foam. Smells of candy and fruit, grassy, with Belgian yeast. Tastes fairly grassy, some hops present, with a lightly sweet fruity element from the yeast. Fairly straightforward, not crazy or complex really. Alcohol is well hidden. Drying, bitter hop finish with residual estery yeast notes.

Not bad, recommended if you're into Belgians...

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 04:44:09 | More by emerge077
Photo of Gueuzedude


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

Pours a clear gold color, and it is topped by a thick white head. Aromas of yeast, alcohol, ginger, apricot, pepper, and dust waft from my glass. This is a pretty good tasting Triple. Lightly sweet with a tongue prickling carbonation. Fruity notes of pear and apple can be found here. This beer finishes with a lightly astringent bite. The taste has notes of pepper, grass, and something I can only describe as a lightly dusted old room type thing. This beer has a certain softness to it that reminds me of vanilla at times. This beer is a bit like flower nectar as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2004 23:02:10 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml. bottle, poured into glass chalice:

Pours golden yellow with a thick, frothy white head that thins to half size then stays around. Broken rings of trailing lace slide down glass with some stickage.

The smell is of hay with some mustiness. Lemon and herbs then come through and become more prominent as it progresses, covering the original mustiness.

The taste is of lemongrass with some tin. Herbal notes and lemon come to dominate. Maltiness is grainy. Finishes with a slightly medicinal dryness.

I might have rated this a bit higher, but I can't say it stands up to other tripels I've had from Belgium as much as I would like. The lemony character was a bit too much, IMO. Overall though there was an herbal character that is done well and balances out the lemon pretty well. It is an interesting tripel on its own right.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 15:01:11 | More by jwc215
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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
Photo of RblWthACoz


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

Pours a hazed gold with almost no head out of a 330 ml bottle. Nose is typical: yeast and sugar. Though the sugar is only a minor edge. Flavor is crisp with a slight bitter edge to a larger sweet profile. Kind of tangy a bit in the back of the mouth too. Feel is very high on bubble. A big effervescence in the back of the mouth. Drinkable, yes. It is a smooth tripel. Yet it does not have much outstanding character to speak of. Decent, but no home run.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 22:47:21 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of smcolw


3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extensive head with lasting power. Decent fluffy lace left on the glass after each sip. The color is light amber with a light green hue. Cloudy

Crisp and clear aroma, slightly sweet, almost flowery. A little peppery spice in the background.

High level of effervescence on the initial sip. The body is moderate. The flavor truly shows up in the swallow and aftertaste. The pepper comes through with lighter malt in the background. The post swallow is mildly sour with a spicy lingering.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 21:06:50 | More by smcolw
Photo of Halcyondays


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
Photo of Rifugium


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

First had: bottle at Eulogy, Philly, PA

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, a nice, clear, golden yellow with a dense, foamy, white head that shrinks to a collar and leaves a bit of patchy lace. Yeasty aroma, grassy, with hints of funk, citrus and light fruits. Similar in the taste, bready, light malts, grassy, slightly herbal, notes of lemon and peach, with some alcohol sensations coming out. Light-medium mouthfeel, and pretty easily drinkable if you're in the Belgian mood.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 11:40:11 | More by Rifugium
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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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New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy, pale amber color. Nose is tart fruit and flavor is tart fruit with some sweetness from the malt. Clean finish, higher ABV is hidden. Pricey at $5.70 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 22:12:19 | More by jdhilt
Photo of johnmichaelsen


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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New Jersey

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

Triple since 1125.

A: very clear pale orange/straw color with a soft white head.

S: Big fruity aroma, bananas, pears, and apples.

T: Very spicy, some coriander, orange peels with a good complexity of spices for flavor. Nice sourness, dry oranges, bananas upon warming. Alcohol is detectable at 8.5abv upon warming adding a slight hot liquor taste.

M: fruity, yet mellow, with a slight alcohol presence and tartness provides a mouthful that is complex full of warm fruit and spices.

D: good drinkability, complexitity and overall worthy of a try. A nice, crisp drinking tripel that should yield little complaints.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2008 14:21:08 | More by beerthulhu
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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
Photo of Gusler


4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a special bottling in the corked 750ml bottle for the "Belgium Beer Tour"

It has been aging away in my cellar for the last six months, and I have a couple more that will be kept for a few years to see how they mature.

Lightly hazed golden yellow-orange color as it sets in my "Triple" glass, the head Brobdingnagian in size, frothy in consistency, brilliant white in color with satiny sheets of lace that lovingly cling to the glass. Bubble gum, malt, excessively ripe fruit, hints of tartness even a bit of yeast to seal off this most sniffable nose. The first taste is big on the malt and also ambrosial with the top middling. Huge acidic bite with the hops powerful in their spicy bite. Dry as a bone aftertaste with the alcohol bitterness lingering on forever. 8.5 percent ABV is quite apparent in its "Tummy" warming sensation, also the flavors enhance as it warms to the room temperature, "Absolutely Fabulous".

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2002 12:37:38 | More by Gusler
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4.53/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 03:09:02 | More by smakawhat
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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.