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St. Feuillien Triple - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 17
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 12-07-2002

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Ratings: 506 | Reviews: 268
Photo of DrainBamage
4.77/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of SilentSabre
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of techdiver
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of GbVDave
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of dherling
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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...

Photo of bditty187
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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. I’m not sure how the mouthfeel could be improved or fit this beer any better.

Drinkable? Hell yeah. Haven’t 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 can’t wait to drink this again. Recommended.

Photo of AlexJ
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Absumaster
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of DogFood11
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of rjlemos
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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...

Photo of BabaJohn
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of phishgator
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(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.

Photo of 3Vandoo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a transparent golden beer that was full of meteoric carbonation. Foamy, bright white head didn't last very long. Slightly tart, fresh aroma with a dash of floral hops and yeast (Saison-ish). Crisp lemony flavor pokes it's head in, but is drown out by a wall of malt. I wasn't expecting such a solid malt flavor to this pale tripel. There is definitely a yeasty flavor, and a bit of alcohol towards the end. Froathy mouthfeel keeps the malt from coating your tongue, but leaves enough flavor lingering to keep you interested. A solid all around beer. I'll definitely have another.

Photo of WetCoaster
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, apple juice gold, clear, billowy huge white head, moderate retention.

Smell: Wow. Candied flowers -- is there such a thing? Cake, citrus zest and not subtle -- this thing is booming.

Taste/Mouthfeel: God, this is good. Pillowy soft bready base, candi sugar, citrus, though surprisingly mild given the massive aroma. Finishes dry, even a bit hoppy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with smooth, mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Very nice indeed. Amazing scent and wonderful balanced flavor. Really enjoyed it.

Photo of badbeer
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL cork and caged bottle poured into chalice.

Wonderful golden color with a pillowy white head that retreated and left a solid lacing. Yeasty, clove, banana, and other spices make up the aroma. Taste has a fruitiness to it with banana and clove, very good, almost perfectly put together. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Very drinkable, not one I would have very often, but is great when I do have it I will cherish it.

Photo of Crosling
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
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
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.