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St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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BA SCORE
89
very good

472 Ratings
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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 16
Gots: 25 | 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 dirtylou
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

bottle enjoyed at Cafe Gollem in lovely Amsterdam - i noted that this was my favorite tripel of the Amsterdam run

appearance: pours a bright golden orange color, big fluffy white cap and lovely retention

smell: big and fruity, tropical fruits, pineapple, "beautiful"

taste: i lvoed this triple as it really drove home the tropical fruit and pineapple...i noted lots of white pepper and spice as well as clove and banana in the flavor profile as well as candied sugar

mouthfeel: on point

drinkability: high

dirtylou, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

beerthulhu, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of ShrLSU
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from bottle into St. Bernardus Watou goblet

A - Golden with moderate head at the beginning which settled off after pouring.

S - breadiness and some bananas. Some scent of sugar sweetness and malt.

T - Earthy hop notes with bread and malt taste. A slight banana flavor.

M - Well carbonated and a little bite at the end. Very pleasing and easy going down.

D - I liked this triple a lot. I wasn't expecting much out of it. Other beers had muscled it to the back of my fridge. This was a pretty damn good beer.

ShrLSU, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of Antilochus
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%

Served from a bottle at Dovetail, Clerkenwell, London. 33cl, 8.50% abv. Into a St Feuillien branded chalice.

Amber body, transparent (no sediment decanted). 1/2 cm of white foam, good lacing.

Intensely fruity nose. Marshmallow (from candy sugar?), Belgian yeast. Mineral water. This smells great, just a bit of alcoholic heat.

Marhmallow comes back in the palate. A bit of funk. Candy sugar alcoholic bite - rather warming for 8.5%. Mouth-coating feel, a bit too sweet. Apples. Finish is on pale malt base with a lot of alcohol.

Antilochus, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of MisterClean
4.13/5  rDev +4%

750 from total wine

A - Golden in color, with moderate head, which dissipated, well, moderately.

S - Bananas, bread, and candi sugars.

T - Bananas, candi sugar, and a nice chewy bread finish with slightly earthy hops.

M - Vast breadiness and light bitterness give it a good finish.

D - Not my favorite tripel, but definitely a keeper.

MisterClean, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of GoodKnight1220
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a bottle to a glass.

The appearance was a very cloudy light golden yellow. Had a huge white head that quickly faded, and left good lacing throughout the drink.

Smelt of sweet fruits and wheat, with a hint of spice.

Taste is sweet like bananas, grapes, and apricot up front then a heavy wheat and spice taste to finish.

Mouthfeel is sharp and a bit too carbonated, it feels like a champagne bubbling in your mouth. Different from a usual beer.

Might only have a few of these, makes you burp alot.

GoodKnight1220, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of EPICAC
4.13/5  rDev +4%

Had a bottle at Burp Castle in NYC.

Pours a hazy golden. Topped by a thick, off-white head that fades to a substantial film. Aromas are fruity: bananas, apples and a light spice.

Sweet and fruity upfront, predominantly bananas. Peppery spiciness appears in the center followed by a light bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation.

Sweet but nicely balanced by the spiciness.

EPICAC, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of sml505
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

sml505, May 19, 2008
Photo of jenitivecase
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%

A: pours cloudy light orange with an aggressive head, which has good retention but gradually dissipates into a thin layer with good lacing.

S: light floral citrus with lemony notes and a lot of banana.

T: follows the nose pretty closely. Light citrus initial taste, followed by some spices and a pleasant fruitiness. I can't really come up with too much to say about the taste other than the fact that it is incredibly pleasing.

M: Smooth yet creamy with enough citrusy bite to make it engaging.

D: For 8.5 ABV, this is ridiculously drinkable. I am severely disappointed I don't have more of these to drink.

jenitivecase, May 18, 2008
Photo of asabreed
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%

11.2 oz. bottle into a wine glass. No freshness or bottling date, but I know I bought this at least two years ago, and I'm holding this holds up.

Appearance: Golden yellow with little haze, but hardly any carbonation and no lacing. Too cold? Not sure what's going on, but doesn't look like a Tripel to me.

Smell: I get candi sugar, mild bananas, mild cream, and some yeast, but really nothing else. It's balanced yes, but if someone told me this was a domestic I would've believed them.

Taste: Again, balanced, with the candi sugar and mild banana and fruit flavors, with a sweet finish and not much mildness, which can become a bit sweet.

Mouthfeel: A bit too cloying without enough carbonation, making harder to get more of the flavors than I'd anticipated.

Drinkability: I suppose I should say that when I cracked open the bottle -- and later checked the cap after I'd consumed it -- there was an odd brown color, that of which I've never seen. Could that be oxidation? I'm not sure, but I know I wouldn't try this again. The bottle didn't explode or anything, and the taste wasn't peculiarly out of context or anything, but I have a feeling something may have happened to it as far as oxidation, but I'm not sure...

asabreed, May 17, 2008
Photo of ATPete
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

750ml bottle corked/caged

A- the St. Feuillien Triple pours a hazy but brilliant yellow orange color with a rocky 2 finger white head. A steady stream of carbonation rises from the bottom of the St Feuillien
balloon.

S- Moderate nose of spice, fresh and aged hops, flowers, subtle citrus fruit, and a definiate yeast/bread note.

T- Orange (Orangina), a slew of very subtle very moderately added Belgian spice, a good yeasty malty base and a splash of hops upon the finish. The alcohol is very well hidden for an 8-5'er.

M- Great carbonation, very smooth and soft

D- Excellent. I am shocked that a beer this good is not more popular in Belgian selections at US liquor stores. The price is excellent too, I think I paid 8 bucks for a 750. I highly recommend this one and pretty much anything else from St Feuillien for that matter...

ATPete, May 09, 2008
Photo of holybrew
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

Drank this at Sunnys Restaurant Bangalore. Served in the correct glass - nice. Pours a cloudy blond. Floral odors that match with the initial floral flavors and then turning slightly yeasty. Slightly sweet but I love the complexity in this beer. Clean after taste.

holybrew, Apr 25, 2008
Photo of avalon07
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

A: When poured from a bottle to a chalice, it had a light amber color and a cloudy texture. Unlike a lot of other beers of this style, it didn't have a huge amount of head. Decent, though.

S: Yeast, light fruit and malt. Very pleasing and subtle aroma.

T: There was yeast, apples, some hops and malt. A little tartness in the finish, but good nonetheless.

M: Typically high carbonation rate. This is definitely a full-bodied beer.

D: This is drinkable beer. It's a solid example of a tripel, though not necessarily my favorite of the style.

avalon07, Apr 21, 2008
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

Found this gem at Hard Rock Cafe in Bangalore. A nice tripel with good hints of orange and lemon notes. A good penetrating smell with more of a yeasty tone to it than anything else. Good head, big about 2 fingers and nice a rocky.
Breaks the fog of pollution in this city's atmosphere. Crisp and clean. very nice. Aftertaste is strong but doesn't linger. Above average and great for Bangalore. I miss good beer, and this is a nice replacement.

Mebuzzard, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of roblowther
4.05/5  rDev +2%

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.

roblowther, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of daledeee
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

daledeee, Mar 22, 2008
Photo of mmmbeer
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

mmmbeer, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of ewpgolf2
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

ewpgolf2, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%

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...

dsa7783, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of acrawf6
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

acrawf6, Feb 15, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%

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 jwc215
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%

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
Photo of allengarvin
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

allengarvin, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of tyboxr
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

tyboxr, Jan 07, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

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
St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.