St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple

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BA SCORE
89
very good

488 Ratings
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 17
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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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 Crosling
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled out of a 3.0 L bottle. Dark Yellow. Strong, musty, yeasty aroma of clove, banana, tangerine and spices (possibly cinnamon but I’m probably wrong). Very well balanced. A strong and strange orange zest in present on the palate, along with a touch of bubble gum, ripe fruits, apples and coriander. A nice interpretation and overall, an enjoyable brew. I like the unique gummy fruit character.

Photo of mzwolinski
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear gold in color, very well carbonated. Yields a quite persistant even white head with mild lacing. Nice looking. The aroma is yeasty, spicy, and slightly citric. The flavor is gentle on the palate at first, with a tropical fruit flavor taking the forefront at first, yielding to a spicy, lemony finish. Nice Saaz hops at the finish, which combine with the alcohol to give just a slight burn in the mouth. The pale malt develops as the beer warms, lending a bit more body and richness to the beer. Dry and clean, but a bit fizzy in the mouth at times. Not the most complex of beers, (fruit tends to dominate In the end) but good drinkin', nevertheless.

Photo of Toddv29424
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer seems to never stop bubbling after it is poured in a glass. Its much more vigorous even than I have seen from other Tripels. The smell is very faint, but is a bit like coliander and sweetness, like malts. The taste is just what it should be. No taste of alcohol at all, but a very bubbly consistancy which seems to substantiate into more of a coliander taste as it goes down the throat. There is a special something in the back of this beer that makes it not like any other Tripel I have had. Sometimes the lesser-quality ones will become monotonus after a bit, but this one maintains its freshness throughout the whole beer.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served in a chalice with a dark honey gold color but with no head at all. The color of the beer faded to nearly clear towards the edges of the chalice. Smelled of banana, root beer and spicy yeast. Tasted strongly of home brewed root beer, pears, vanilla and a slight bit of doughy yeast. This yeast grew a bit more spicy as the beer warmed. Mouth feel was thin to medium bodied with a light carbonation. The root beer overtones really ruined this beer for me. I even handed it to my buddy and asked him to take a sip and he said, “tastes like the root beer from the co-op.” Disappointing. I'll have to try it in the bottle.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 330ml fattie. Despite what BA says about this beer being retired, I found a 4-pack at Bello Vino in Ann Arbor. So there.

Appears as any other tripel, golden pilsner type color, very clear, nice white and lasting head. Smell is alcoholy fruity. Taste is also fruity alcohol with a very bitter after-taste. Nice, but not as sweet as I'd prefer. But that's just me.

As for my overall opinion, I don't think it's a great loss if this retires. I won't buy it again regardless, but I'm satisfied to have 3 more bottles to drink. Golden Monkey rocks.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear straw golden with a white and frothy head which rose tall and fell slowly to coat the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a light and pleasant earthiness to the nose. The aroma was lightly spicy and contained just a hint of alcohol.

The flavor was earthy and slightly spicy with a crispness to the malt flavor and a fairly evident bittering component. The bittering and the malt balance were just toward the hops and the flavor contained a nice but low spice level and a good dose of fruity character.

The finish was dry with a lasting bit of earthy hops and very light spice into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a nice level of carbonation that masked the body and led to a creamy texture. The alcohol was mostly apparent in the warming that happened after consumption. The beer had a good drinkability and the alcohol kept one from getting too crazy, nice tripel.

750 ml bottle.

Photo of cubedbee
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, no date, lot # 139557 on the cork. Poured into a Duvel glass, this is a nice hazy gold with a huge corwn of bright frothy white head, great retention, a big stream of carbonation from the center of the glass. Smells very yeasty with a slight citrus twang and a spicey coriander note. Some perfumy florals come through as it warms a little. Taste is very malty, sweeter than expected, honey and sweet light fruits. Some spices come through, although light and delicately, never asserting themselves over the sweetness. There's a slight taste of alcohol in the back of the throat. A little hop bitterness also starts to come through after a few sips. Medium bodied with a high carbonation, maybe a little too high. Overall this is a good tasting tripel, a little sweet and simple, but still a good drinker.

Photo of GClarkage
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/28/05- Purchased at Draeger's in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, caged and corked with no freshness info. Poured into my St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance- Lovely lightly cloudy golden pour. Steady stream of carbonation rises from the basin of my glass. Large one inch head that leaves tremendous sticky lace in chunks.

Smell- Mucho spices in this one. Some white pepper, corriander, powdered sugar and a few sweet fruit scents.

Taste- Spices are the main item here. As in the smell there is lots of corriander, a pleasant orange muscat kind of taste as well as various other spices. There is, however, a funky metallic scent that lasts most of the beer. Enough to knock it down a touch, but not enough to keep it from tasting very good.

Mouthfeel- About average carbonation, maybe a touch more than wanted.

Drinkability- All in all this is a very good tripel. Not my favorite, but not that far away. One that I would get again if I could find it for a decent price.

Photo of alemakesmestrong
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A recent addition to the small repertoire of beer here in Okie land. Thoughts of trying a new beer in the back of my mind all day at work, get home and pop the cork on a 750 mL bottle.

First thing noted was the high carbonation and the smell of estery hops, thin malts and a very slight citrus tang. Medium bodied and quite lively in ye 'ole mouth, quite pleasant. Hop flavors seemed just a bit out of whack, but overall a decent triple.

Photo of czechsaaz
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Aroma is licorice and corriander some residual candi sugar. Very estery fermentation and some bread like yeast. Very complex aroma. Some fruit, apricot-like. No noticeable hops which is good for the style.

Golden, big head initially that fades quickly. But lots of rising carbonation bubbles that keeps the thin layer of head that remains alive. A bit too cloudy.

Very malty. Flavors of honey and peaches. Good hop bitterness to keep it from being sweet. There's some spice in there but so subtle and unidentifiable that I get teh impression that it's fermetation effects rather than actual spicing. Lingering aftertaste is like honey malt. Flavor lasts in my mouth for at least a full minute.

Light and very effervescent. Carbonation level is high but the bubbles are very fine so it doesn't seem quite so big. Body is medium which hides the beer's strength. (8.5%)

Oustanding tripel. Complex flavors and strong without seeming so. One of my favorite available tripels. Dolars to quality to availability, one of the best tripels.

Photo of sopor
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz (or was it 355ml ?) bottle. I didn't know this was a one-off produciton. I'll have to go buy the rest and cellar one or two. I liked it!

CLear golden wheat color with frothy 2 finger head. Rapidly rising towers of bubbles orimse to keep lily pads fo film around for a while. Smells yeast, alcoholic and wheaty.

Champagne like. Very dry/wheaty/yeasty and barely and sweetness. Alcohol is evident in the graininess and warms my throat. Not very complex, but I like it for not being too sweet!

Moderatly light body and super lively carbonation ( a little overboard) that explodes into a frothy mess on your tongue. Too strong and dry to toss back a few (and too rare I know now) but by my standards (I grew up on dry red and white wines) tasty and worth buying again!

Photo of Vancer
2.7/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

POP! went the cork on this bad boy – umm, can’t wait for the tripel. Bright golden yellow, smallish white head - sticky laces. But wait, aroma is somewhat weak, just some thin malts and floral appear. Oh no, what a subdued tasting – just hints of sweet malt instead of a rich & malty brew - no fruit either. Just a thin, over carbed soda pop. Crap, this was really disappointing – no wonder it’s retired.

Photo of dgallina
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. No freshness date.

Poured a pale, cloudy straw color with small-to-moderate head and decent lace. Smells of candi sugars, grainy malt, and plenty of hops. Tastes slightly honey-like, with citrus notes and a strong dose of hops (for a tripel). The beer rides a wave of strong carbonation, making it feel light in the mouth and quite drinkable.

Fairly simple, but flavorful and well-tuned.

Photo of beerluvr
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml. corked bottle.
Pours with a great white head over cloudy light amber liquid in the glass. Has a nice fruity, barnyardy yeasty nose. The taste features a light body, great hop flavor followed by muted fruity sweet malt, and alcohol. Finishes sweet, potent and hoppy...a damn nice Tripel!

Photo of bumblesouth
4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml (Brazil here) bootle. Great lable, cork top.
Colour is amber/deep gold. Smell is (sorry if I seem too excited) just GREAT! Fruit notes, a little tobbacco, hops, awesome head. Taste is deep, takes fullmouth; again fruitlike notes, alcohol is barely noticed (8,50 %). Mouthfeel is long and smooth with hops still kicking in. Drinkability, as said before, is great; you don't notice it's an 8,5% beer. I'm very impressed by this one for its overall presentation. Cheers!

Photo of Sigmund
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, corked champagne-style. Bought in Denmark. Large white head. Beer is clear (hazy when I poured the sediment in) pale golden. Very nice yeasty aroma with notes of fruits, spices, horse stable and some oak. Flavour is initially sweet, spicy and yeasty with decent hops. Light bodied for an 8.5% ABV beer, alcohol is well hidden. Aftertaste is dry with a hoppy and spicy bitterness. A decent triple this one.

Photo of bdonegan07
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First was attracted to bottle, and the fact it is a Belgian Ale.

Aroma was pleasant, consisting of fruit, malt, candy, and hint of spice.
Initial taste was flavorful and fruity, while settling into a complex
alcohol taste in the middle. Finishes off smooth, but with a slight aftertaste that was slightly unpleasant first couple of sips.
Perhaps my buds adjusting, or maybe palate was not clean.

Classic Tripel.

Noticed next day that review was in 'All About Beer magazine'.

Photo of Stubbie1
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a nice light yellow. A big and never ending foamy white head stay on top of the beer. This is a no B.S never ending top. But after about 45 minutes, is does fade to a thick sticky lace. Never seen that before. The aroma is sweet. Malt and green grapes, hints of musty yeast, hints of spice and maybe citrus. The taste is sweet and sticky, a bit on the bubble gum side of things. There is a bit of green grapes and lemon as the beer warms to room temp. A mild spice flavor is also noticed.

A very good brew, but left me a bit week in the flavor and wanting more. It did improve with room temperature. Sticky on the lips and it is enjoyable to drink. Worth the try if you see it on the shelf.

Photo of karengarys
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber, a very slight bit hazy but not as hazy as others. There is a bit of a foamy head, but a little coarse.

Smells good, fruity, hoppy, balnced, light, a little malt.

Tastes like lemonaide, and a spice - sage? oregano? Basil? hmm... The alcohol isn't all that hidden, though, and makes a point of its existence.

mouthfeel is quite good, creamy, but the alcohol is glaring.

it finishes clean, dry from the hops.

This isn't a bad choice, the alcohol isn't as sneakey as I'd like, but it still is good. Give it a whirl.

Photo of crookedhalo
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

75 cl bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a sustaining eggshell colored head. Nice lacing. Aroma consists of pale malts and fermented candi sugar esters, pear, honey, spicy hops, peppery alcohol notes and a light dusty quality. The taste is very straight-forward and classic to the Belgian tripel style. Very wispy on the tongue. Everything about it is great; fruity, complex and enjoyable. Maybe too strong of an alcohol presence for an 8.5% ale, but that's about the only negative thing I can think of. A remarkable tripel with both complexity and simplicity.

Photo of GreenWBush
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dirty canary on the pour - big blossoming head with yeast flecks speckling the incessant, creamy head. Little to no yeast noticed in the pour - it appears to have stuck to the bottom of the vessel.

No way to gauge freshness or best-by dates, nor should it really matter with the weight of this brew. It could have easily been sitting for a long while, but its seems fresh and vibrant to all of the senses.

Huge patterns of lemon all over the nose, with a spicier undertone with rising temperature of coriander. Smells literally like a fresh-cut lemon...strange and endlessly interesting to these nostrils.

The lemon footprint remains at the forefront of the flavor and even mouthfeel of this beer. Zesty is really the only adjective I could emote. Spiciness supercedes the lemon / citrus thing going on by the time the beer reaches room temperatures. The malt characteristic does get a little ragged at spots - my original notes included "off-putting, unsettling gumminess in flavor" but otherwise this was a striking, cuttingly hop-laden refreshing tripel.

Seemed more like a saison to me...worth a shot for those who find BSPA or tripels too sweet or not hoppy enough.

Photo of santoslhalper
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a wonderful dark orange with a huge foamy white head. The head stays forever and leaves exceptional lacing.

Smell: The smell is incredibly fruity and complex. Some wood and almost caramel notes are present, and mix well with the hops.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The fruitiness is the obvious focus in the mouth, but there a subtle complexities that continue to reveal themselves long after you swallow. The alcohol really adds a spiciness at the end that gives it that perfect kick. The wood notes are vast is flavors, but balance the beer out to near perfection. The mouthfeel is full and creamy.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a wonderful Tripel. The flavor is damn near unbeatable. This is one of the better Tripels to come out of Belgium. This is a must try. The only thing that brings the drinkability down is the alcohol presence at the end. While it's nice, it makes a little hard to have alot of this beer. Magnificent.

Photo of putnam
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to give this 750ml bonus points for the pastoral artwork that is the label. It helps increase one's anticipation of the drink inside.
The pour is blonde, hazed and supports a sizeable expression of airy material on top.
The aromas are as sweet as candy. Notes of gingered orange peels, macadamia nuts, raw almonds and a variety of other cream and spice-related fractal impressions abound. On the palate it is cut sharply with dried, stemmy tannins and vigorous lines of gas. Flavors of dried apricots and nectarines are balanced by sinus-filling white pepper and resin. Unapologetic bitterness rules over the relentless, exotic impact of the fruit. In the end it is a hard, polished marble of jazzy, peachy, effusive, bitter beer energy. Very dry. Quite good. Very exhuberantly naiive and tough for such a pale-colored drink.

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden with a pretty fluffy white head. Not as knockout as some other Tripels, but very nice. Aroma is sweet orange, with a tart backdrop (flowers and sour lime?). Flavor is very pleasant and a nice example of the style. Not as tart as some, reminds me of a mixture of creamy orange soda with a hops back bite. A very enjoyable tripel.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.