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St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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89
very good

479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 16
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

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
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.

Sammy, Jul 21, 2004
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +0.8%

t0rin0, Sep 01, 2012
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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +0.8%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Texasfan549, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
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.

BuckeyeNation, Aug 23, 2008
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.

BEERchitect, Feb 14, 2008
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +0.8%

kjkinsey, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Jan 18, 2005
Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Nov 07, 2003
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JAHMUR, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +0.8%

SocalKicks, Jul 04, 2012
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...

emerge077, Nov 07, 2006
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +0.8%

zeff80, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 11, 2012
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.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2007
Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Slatetank, May 27, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
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.

feloniousmonk, Mar 07, 2003
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.

Rifugium, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of jwc215
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.

jwc215, Jan 27, 2008
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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.