St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
07-12-2007 07:42:25 | More by BretSikkink
4.43/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
06-09-2007 23:01:20 | More by oelergud
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
06-04-2007 19:58:31 | More by John_M
3.88/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
06-02-2007 04:06:13 | More by Gmann
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
05-22-2007 18:23:25 | More by brushpig
3/5 rDev -24.4%
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.
04-16-2007 02:41:59 | More by mrasskicktastic
3.35/5 rDev -15.6%
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.
04-08-2007 01:14:34 | More by kpantz
3.68/5 rDev -7.3%
From a bottle at Bon Vivant - Suffolk. Clear and golden with almost no haziness, although Id 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)
03-06-2007 01:12:02 | More by Braudog
3.63/5 rDev -8.6%
Served in a St. Feuillien chalice, the beer pours bright gold with a nice white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. It has a musty, citrusy smell and also smells like cloves and bananas. The taste is very spicy and fruity, pretty much the same way it smells. There's a nice tang to the taste. It has a medium body, but the mouthfeel is too carbonated/foamy for me. I felt like I was drinking more bubbles than liquid. This also affects the drinkability, if it was less carbonated it would be much easier to drink. It's a good beer, but IMO it would be much better if they cut down on the carbonation some.
02-24-2007 01:27:28 | More by bluejacket74
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
St Fuellien's Tripel pours with an expected good amount of carbonation that produces a brilliant white fluffy head, which sticks around for a good amount of time. The body is light golden in color and is slightly hazy.
This gives off soft aromas close to sweet and raw dough, and a dry stick of Topps bubble gum.
To me this has a unique taste for a tripel. There seems to be more hops infused into this brew more than other beers of this nature. There is a slight tinge of honey here too. This brew has a spike of CO2 at first but wets the palate quite nicely, and finishes warm.
02-13-2007 00:19:12 | More by TheSarge
4.78/5 rDev +20.4%
Pours semi-cloudy light copper color. The head is thick to start out but eventually tames down to a nice layer. The aroma is very abundant. I could smell it when it was sitting on the table in front of me and smells of ester and malts. The mouthfeel is very smooth, but you can sense the presence of the high alcohol. The was a slight burn going down the throat, but not bad. The taste is just unbelievable. It is very malty and moderately hoppy and the alcohol lingers in the mouth. It kinda hard to improve on this beer, because tripels don't get much better than this.
01-21-2007 07:29:54 | More by DrainBamage
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
This is a fantastic tripel. I have been wanting for sometime to try this. $6,99 for a 750mL bottle at Michael's Beer & Wine in Marietta, Ga.
It poured a medium yellow/orange colour with a snow white head. The body of the liquid was hazy, but I would hesitate to call it cloudy. As the head subsided, it left a very sticky lacing on the edges of the glass that looked like bar soap froth on a wash cloth. Average for the style, but nice never-the-less.
Smell was very lovely. Sour and musty like a gueuze or saison, and a bit of lemon grass / citrus. Smelled refreshing. A bit of yeasty dough is hiding in there, as well.
Taste was a bit sour with a touch of light citrus. Some yeastiness here, as well, as well as a very slight bit of that metallic taste present in nearly every tripel I have ever had. It is very subtle in this one, but here none the less. There is a very mild alcohol taste here, and a tease of bitterness. Everything seems well balanced and in wonderful proportions, for my personal tastes regarding this style, anyway. Mouthfeel was smooth and refreshing; well rounded.
To be a Belgian Tripel and 8,5%abv, this is scarily drinkable.
Not "breathtakingly good", but certainly "very good". I would purchase this again.
01-17-2007 03:21:00 | More by SilentSabre
4.63/5 rDev +16.6%
Pours a beautiful gold with a modest head that dissipated too quickly leaving a cap of foam.
Moderate fruity smell to go with the complexity of the rest of the Belgian thing.
Taste is awesome, can't point to one thing; but very smooth. Haven't had a lot of Tripels, but this is the best. Alcohol is well concealed, making this very sneaky drinkable. Nice blend of hops, and malt; fruit somewhere around peach and orange.
Feels full and creamy in the mouth. I like this much better than the Chimay I tried.
12-04-2006 20:50:43 | More by techdiver
4.38/5 rDev +10.3%
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a St. Feuillien chalice.
A: Pours pale yellow, slight haze. Pillowy 2 finger head that slowly dissipates to a slight skim of foam. Sticky lace. Rather active carbonation that (like the head) gradually fades.
S: Bananas, pears, apples, clove, and a tiny hint of alcohol.
T: Delicious. Sweet fruits (as noted above) and Belgian yeast. The sweetness is balanced expertly by a drying hoppy/spicy quality. Tangy finish.
M: I was expecting, given the carbonation at initial pour, that this was going to be very sharp. Turns out to have an oily and creamy mouthfeel. Coats the mouth with goodness.
D: Excellent drinkability.
12-03-2006 17:44:21 | More by GbVDave
3.68/5 rDev -7.3%
Poured out a lightly cloudy golden color, with a large head leaving tremendous sticky lacing. Lots of spice in the nose, some white pepper, corriander, powdered sugar and a few sweet fruit scents. The taste is first spice, lots of corriander, orange, and other spices bellied by a little funkyess. The mouthfeel is fairly carbonated, with a long slick finish. One thing I didn't get was the alcohol, tucked away behind everything else going on here.
11-21-2006 21:40:51 | More by dherling
4.13/5 rDev +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...
11-07-2006 04:44:09 | More by emerge077
4.53/5 rDev +14.1%
Slightly hazy (on my first pour, the second and third pour produced more haziness), brilliant gold-amber in hue, for some reason I really find the liquid attractive. White foam, at the apex there was over three fingers of head. The bubbles slowly collapsed to fizzy, squat cap. Subsequent lacing was very sporadic. Overall, this is a good-looking beer but nothing to remarkable.
The nose is impressive; sharp tropical fruit that does smell overly sweet or candy-like. In fact it seems quite dry. Alcoholic but not overly so with slight peppery hints, cloves too; I smell banana in the background along with some oranges and tangerines. I get hints of coriander. Earthy at times spicy/grassy hops; I love the nose. It is a slightly different take on the style and yet when I smell it I think Triple. Moderate-high potency, chatty, complex I would call it very inviting.
The palate is assertive; bitter and fruity with minimal malty flavors. I adore the tropical fruit tang; pineapple, banana, oranges plus kisses of grapes, apples, and melon. I get hints of honey, notes of pepper and clove with a flash of alcohol heat. Grass/hay in the distance; even further away are suggestions of coriander. Woody, musty notes with a hint of cork lay on top of a base of pilsner malts. Hoppy, bitter finish with some alcohol and fruit; I love how the flavors linger. This Triple is really hitting the spot with me. I find it sweet and tangy! I think it is incredibly well-balanced and very flavorful. Yum.
The mouthfeel is terrific; there is something about the meshing of the aftertaste along with the moderate, ticklish carbonation and the medium-full body that works very well. The body is big enough to support the flavors and the carbonation is lively enough (but not too much so) to scrub away some of the residue. Im not sure how the mouthfeel could be improved or fit this beer any better.
Drinkable? Hell yeah. Havent you been reading? I am a fan of the brewery but this beer has surprised me. It is much better then I thought it would be; this is a very lovely Triple! I find it easy to drink but plenty complex. This was a joy. I purchased my 750ml bottle in Des Moines, IA. I cant wait to drink this again. Recommended.
10-18-2006 01:48:35 | More by bditty187
3.65/5 rDev -8.1%
Sampled repeatedly from the 750 ml serving, this is a light golden honey color with a beautiful puff of white merrangue head that unfortunately doesn't last very long, leaving delicate webs of light lace.
Aroma is quite nice, dry lemony citrus and crackery biscuits meet distant wildflowers and chalky minerality with a touch of minty tropical pinapple.
The flavor mimics the nose, but in a muted sort of way. It's definately a dry tripel, especially after sampling a fruitier example(Witkap Pater Tripel). The minerality, mild peppercorn, and soft pinapple mint work well together, it just needs a bit more sweetness. Almost tastes like a Saison.
Body is medium, slick, and slippery with a fluffy mouthfeel. Decent, but not my pick of the day.
10-01-2006 21:06:51 | More by AlexJ
2.85/5 rDev -28.2%
I was exited to try this beer, I saw it was high in the charts, but I am disappointed.
This beer pours a yellow orange beer with a crude head and some sticky foam.
Smell was ripe green apples, with some cork and a bit solvent.
Taste was corky and dry, almost like chewing a cork. Lots of solvent and banana, alcoholic. Body was pretty full at the beginning. After I got used to the solvent, I found this beer slightly oxidized and cardboard. I don't think I like this beer, it is too sharp and appears to be out of balance, over the top. Too bad.
08-30-2006 19:44:22 | More by Absumaster
4.35/5 rDev +9.6%
750 poured into a small tulip it forms a spritzy white head that maintains along the way, not much in the way of lacing. Golden in color and loads of super fine carbonation.
Fruity and peppered is the best way I can describe this brew. Some faint suggestions of peppermint. Sizzly on the way down. Hops are more taste than bitter and a welcomed addition. Sweet, raw sugar, pineapple.
Notes: Quite the enjoyable product. Is it remarkable? nawww but a damn fine brew that is worthy of its pricetag. When I see it I'll buy it.
07-24-2006 02:15:26 | More by DogFood11
5/5 rDev +25.9%
Well, i don't know why this beer got such bad marks... gotta say this one is the best beer i've drunk so far...
Went to the best beer pub in town and tried this one after a Paulaner Oktoberfest (unusual but nice match) and... perfection !!! Perfection !!! A godamned smooth beer, superb in every way. The taste was the best i've tried, the flavor and smell were so fruity, so nice and rich, and so on... do you know when something connects perfectly with your personal taste ? Thst's what happened here... hope this can happen several times more...
07-04-2006 23:36:55 | More by rjlemos
3.53/5 rDev -11.1%
Poured a nice, clear gold color, just murky enough and picking up the light in a pleasant way. Head was thick and foamy. It smelled deliciously sweet and was indeed so on the front end of the tast but this became a bit more bitter and salty in the aftertaste. More sour than I'm used to as far as Belgians go. Felt smooth with some foam in the mouth. Not my favorite in this style but still quite nice.
06-30-2006 03:31:21 | More by BabaJohn
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
Out of a 750 ML into a wide-mouth chalice. The unfiltered golden color and foamy head are the perfect picture for the style. The aroma is a hint of cracked pepper corns, some biscuit batter, and herbal overtones. The taste is buttery smooth, good spiciness and hoppy balance. The malt shows up the entire time. The mouthfeel is balanced and the alcohol is placed right in the middle. That makes for an easy sipping brew.
06-25-2006 14:22:11 | More by phishgator
3.58/5 rDev -9.8%
(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.
06-08-2006 18:31:11 | More by rhoadsrage
4/5 rDev +0.8%
A dark golden beer very limpid with a very good foamy head that stick to you until it ends.
Smell is alcohol followed by fruity esters and ends up with a malty touch.
Taste is alcohol at first which warms you up followed by a refreshing hoppy flavors with fruits aromas. Malt comes in and finish it off with an ensemble of spices
06-07-2006 19:09:35 | More by 3Vandoo
St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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