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St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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89
very good

458 Ratings
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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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roblowther

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked & caged. Cloudy pale golden in color, with a minimal head and no lacing whatsoever. So far, looking tripel by the brewery's claim only. Smell is far better. Honey, apricots. Not a lot going on but what is makes me happy. Taste is ground pepper, fruits, caramel, and a crisp apple finish. Nice. The mouthfeel is slick and with enough bubbles to make me happier still. Drinkability is excellent. The alcohol is just a faint warmth on the way down & the balanced flavor is very, very drinkable. If you're thinking tripel, I would lean this way without hesitation.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 23:44:25 | More by roblowther
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daledeee

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a stubby brown bottle that says it has been brewed forever.

Pours an almost uncontrollable head of meringue white with bubbles that are quite large and do not go away. This could be the king of all heads. The beer itself would be clear except I poured a little conditioning yeast out.

The nose is tart fruit and bready/yeasty.

Taste is very tart and fruity. Some hop taste and a little malt finish.

Mouthfeel is tangy and sour. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 22:43:58 | More by daledeee
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. Belgian stubby with no freshness date - served in it's namesake balloon glass. This golden beer has a huge stream of bubbles rising from the etched bottom of the glass, helping the initially loose, white head tighten as I drink. Nice and aromatic, with apples, melon and spice. Lots of spiciness on the palate (suggestions of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon) with wheat, woody/earthy hops and chalky yeast behind it all. The light and tingly body is initially numbing, but the etched glass evens it out quickly. Pretty good tripel here... a constant sipper. Give this one a go.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 23:40:48 | More by mmmbeer
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ewpgolf2

Ohio

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

750ml bottle stamped L16112008. Enjoyed this Tripel in a snifter. First thing I noticed was the incredible carbonation that created a 2-3 finger head that never dissipated. Poured a golden murk and then the bouquet came. The snifter helped capture the prevailing clean smells of spice, pepper and citrus-reminiscent aroma of a hot spiced-orange tea. The taste was what was expected similar to the aromas-quite clean and "crisp" with an enjoyable linger. This is not an overpowering Ale (somewhat mellow) and would be a good introductory beer for this style. Mouthfeel was again, clean with a light and fresh zest. I enjoyed all 750ml and could've went for more in the same sitting. Drinks with ease with the almost hidden 8.5% ABV. will have again and again-good entertainment beverage.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 17:02:21 | More by ewpgolf2
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 23:47:16 | More by dsa7783
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acrawf6

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a dark straw/orange hue with a very frothy white head and ample bubbles.

Smell. Lots of apple, but spiced almost similar to a homemade apple pie. Just a slight waxy yeastyness. Bigger whiffs get a sweet apple similar to a cider.

Taste. Has a nice spicyness that does not get out of hand...balances with the sweetness well. It initially has a little peppery bite, but that deminishes quickly, and the fruity sweetness comes through....an apple cider is a good description for this. There is a yeast component in the flavor that is average in the flavor; much more subtle than others in the style, but still present to easily take note of it, unlike others in the style. Aftertaste is warming with alcohol, but keeps the sweetness well, and turns a touch creamy, but still keeping a nutmeg/allspice character to it.

Moutheel. Body is medium in nature, but the carbonation really explodes in the mouth to give it a fuller texture.

Overall, a very nice and easy drinking tripel. I can see the majority of people that like beer finding this one quite tastey. There is nothing in it i find offensive (unless you absolutely hate beers on the sweeter side or lots of carbonation), and see a lot of good qualities in this beer. I would definitely drink this one again, recommend it to other beer people, and also suggest it to noobs, if available.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 02:47:40 | More by acrawf6
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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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jwc215

Wisconsin

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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allengarvin

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden, slightly hazy, with a big, very creamy head. Aroma is quite fruity with a touch of phenolic spiciness. Very nice flavor! A lot more hops than I expected from the nose, with their strong bitterness pairing nicely with lots of yeasty, honey-ish fruitiness. The finish is tart and dry with a hint of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 02:18:45 | More by allengarvin
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tyboxr

Washington

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

Not a bad example of a tripel at all. Pours with a good head and leaves a nice leg. The smell is fruity and crisp with little lasting aroma. Very fresh on the pallate with a nice lingering taste that ties in perfectly with a fresh sip. Overall a good addition to any collection and a great way to introduce the uninitiated to this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 22:22:42 | More by tyboxr
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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
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nahthan

California

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Woody, yeasty aroma. Brilliantly clear for a bottle aged beer. Very light straw colored. Nice high carbonation from bottle conditioning. Nice dry finish. A little bit one dimensional, lacks that fat mouthfeel that the most exceptional tripels have mid-palate.. But the simplicity of this one would really make this one go well with a meal or some cheese. A great tripel all in all.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 02:13:15 | More by nahthan
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

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

This is avery decent triple available in BC in corked and caged big bottles. The main thing about this triple is the nice clean fruity body and the great balance to the finish. Not world class but certainly a good example of the style and worth picking up for the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 19:15:48 | More by canucklehead
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2007 00:32:35 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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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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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$13.99 / 4 Pack
Dan's Liquor
Plover, Wisconsin

Appearance - A hazy pale orange to dark yellow in color. The bright white head tops the brew at up to 3 inches and is solid. It looks to be able to last for hours. As the head slowly tapers it leaves a great lacing along the inside of the glass.

Smell - Malt and hops. I don't sense any sweetness.

Taste - Strong malt to start out and moves slowly towards a hop filled finish. The alcohol content in this triple is 8.5% but I can't taste a bit of it. That's a positive as the flavor masks very well.

Mouthfeel - Smooth transition around my mouth. Starts out covering the middle and narrows itself as it moves toward the back to offer up the hops.

~ This Belgium native is a very distinguished brew. I enjoy it entirely, except for the price. Fourteen bucks for a four pack is a bit stiff where I'm from. I'd do the math but this 'head' has me all turned around and I've still got half a glass to go. If you get the chance give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 23:00:05 | More by cdkrenz
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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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BretSikkink

Mexico

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

Little bubbles race to the surface of this hazy, golden orange brew with fine head...not huge and rocky like some tripels, but still quite nice, with outstanding retention.

Aroma is powerful and tasty. A lot of fruit, including traditional tripel noses as well as a distinct banana and bubble gum yeast, and some pale malt.

Flavor is similarly fruity and light, a little thinner than my very favorite tripels. Fairly high hop content for a Belgian, esp. a tripel, welcome added complexity. otherwise mouthfeel is good, crisp and highly carbonated. Finish is dry, but not as lasting as the best in show.

Extremely tasty, enjoyable, and drinkable beer. Highly recommended, good Belgian and tripel introduction.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2007 07:42:25 | More by BretSikkink
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oelergud

Virginia

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

Semitransparent golden body with low carbonation. Creamy off-white head with decent retention and good lace.
Strong malt with a note of burnt caramel. Prune, cherry and maybe some overripe banana. Some evidence of alcohol and spiced root.
Malts are dominating the taste along with a more pronounced alcohol note than what is found in the smell.
Harsh caramel and plenty of hops to go around especially in the very long aftertaste.
Full body with some coating, rough mouthfeel.
Good drinkability. Not a session brew but a long nipper.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2007 23:01:20 | More by oelergud
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John_M

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 John_M
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Gmann

New York

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. The color is a cloudy pale orange with an average white head, nothing special, that left some spot lacing on the glass. The smell is good, typical tripel, Belgian candi sugar, tart apple/pear. Not the strongest smelling tripel but decent. The taste is of the candi sugar, alcohol, tart pear, some champagne. The feel is moderate with moderate carbonation, finishes tart. A middle of the road Belgian tripel, which is still a very good beer but not at the same level as the top tier tripels. The flavors aren't as bold and the pour is not as explosive and the lacing is not up to standard. This brew doesn't really standout from the top tier tripels but is still a good selection and absolutely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2007 04:06:13 | More by Gmann
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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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kpantz

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Executive Summary: The bottle says this is "highly recommended for gourmet taste." While not quite Arrogant Bastard, it's pretty haughty. Thought that was worth noting. The beer itself? It's not bad - I enjoyed it - it's just not a standout.

Appearance: Pours a fairly fizzy straw golden color into my tulip. Bubbles in the head are somewhat larger than that to which I'm accustomed. Head itself is pretty robust and is a shade off of white.

Smell: Typical tripel here...pilsener malts, banana/clove notes from the yeast. Some spiciness here as well.

Taste: More alcohol in on the palate than I've seen in many tripels - it usually plays more of a supporting role. Definitely spicy, too. Initial malt flavor is subdued; instead, you get the last fleeting moments of sweetness, followed quickly by the Styrian Golding-like hops and that noticeable alcohol. The aforementioned spiciness lingers in your throat as well.

Mouthfeel: A little too much carbonation for me, but I recognize Belgians - Tripels especially - can be a little juiced up on this aspect. The hyperbubble also serves to jack up the perceived spiciness as well.

Drinkability: It's a pretty accessible tripel (regardless of what the label says). It's got enough nice flavors to keep me interested long enough to finish the bottle, but I wouldn't make a session out of it, even if I were going to stay in the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 01:14:34 | More by kpantz
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Braudog

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle at Bon Vivant - Suffolk. Clear and golden with almost no haziness, although I’d have expected some. Solid light fizzy head. Acidic and an almost vinegary aroma. Smoother palate than the aroma suggested ... sharply bitter at first ... buttery and tight. Almost like a Witbier spiked with ethanol. (#2731, 3/3/2007)

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 01:12:02 | More by Braudog
St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.