St. Feuillien Triple | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
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Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 12-07-2002

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Photo of jonb5
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice, pale amber colour, large foamy head, could pass for a Hefeweizen. Yeasty aroma, some orange. Had an initial yeasty orange taste, booze well hidden at the start but came through towards the end, mouthfull was initially smooth but got more coarse, carbonation seemed to liven up the more I drank. Overall an interesting Triple that I'll explore further.

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Photo of gregk
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice bright, clean Triple. Lots of fruit forward flavors. Clean and well defined head. Very good for a traditional Belgian Triple!

This is very comparable to an Affligem Triple or other lighter Triple's from Belgium. I also really like their Saison. Good job!

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Photo of FightingEntropy
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Third beer in its own glass from the Better Beer Society event. I've had the St. Feuillien Triple on a couple of occasions, but really enjoying this one tonight.

Fluffy snow white head sits on top of a hazy orange beer. Assertive, yeasty nose with tons of lemon zest, orange, citrus on top of a light spice. Carbonation bite emphasizes the fruit and yeast, and it punches through a sweet malt. Light on the tongue but not thin. A real pleasure to drink, so St. Feuillien may have just moved up the list for this summer's trip to Belgium.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber with very large, lasting head.
Nose shows doughy yeast, spicy Belgian phenols, pears, apples, bready malt and spicy hops.
Similar flavours, bready malt, doughy yeast, light fruit and spicy notes. Some solvent-like alcohol becomes apparent later but is not too intrusive.
Carbonation is perhaps a little over-enthusiastic.

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Photo of n2185
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow with four fingers of white head that recedes into a dense cap with decent lacing.

S: Belgian spice notes up front followed by notes of bubblegum and candy sugar. Aromas of light fruits such as pears and grapes follow faint notes of sweet breads towards the finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, Belgian spices are present at first followed by notes of candy sugar and bubblegum. Light fruit flavors follow, but they're more subtle here, with a finish of sweet breads and yeast. There is a slight alcohol presence.

M: Light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is nicely attenuated, though the slight alcohol presence keeps it from being as light and crisp as the best tripels.

O: A good tripel, overall. I'd like a bit more depth of flavor and aroma, but it's still very nicely done and drinkable.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Prime 16.

A: Cloudy hay-colored body with a thin cap of white froth. Not much in the way of retention or lacing. Pretty disappointing for a style that's often spectacular.

S: Very spicy, almost minty. Lots of clove, and a bit of herbal hops. Clean, piquant, and pleasant.

T: Everything from the nose, plus some pleasantly toasty malt. Spicy up front, malty in the middle, and bittersweet/boozy on the finish. Tasty, but a little uninspired.

M: Creamy, lively, and soft. Perfect for the style.

O: Good, not great Tripel. I probably won't bother to order it again since there are so many better ones, but it's well worth a try (especially if you like your Tripels on the dry, spicy side of things).

Cheers!

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Photo of BlastBeats
2.85/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought the St. Feuillien gift pack; came with the Blonde, Brune, and Triple.. as well as a pretty nice chalice.

Appearance: Poured this tripel into my newly acquired St. Feuillien chalice and observed it's pale amber, perhaps dull, chill hazed yellowish color and compact white head.

Smell: there's some hop spice, that yeasty Belgian bottle conditioned aroma, and maybe a bit of fruitiness.

Taste: Here's where it loses me; there's an unpleasant flavor that lingers at the very back of the tongue.. it's like a harsh, dry, phenolic taste that really brings this beer down. And the yeast doesn't really "pop" with pleasant esters like some of the better examples of this style.

Mouthfeel: the mouthfeel is what is to be expected; medium bodied, adequate carbonation.

Overall: Sorry, but this one doesn't really do it for me, and I usually always enjoy the tripel style. If you see this one on the shelves, I would suggest passing it over for La Fin Du Monde or Westmalle Tripel.

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Photo of dahlen22
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is golden and cloudy with a decent head if poured correctly.

Aroma is citrus and a bit of spice.

Taste is a mix of fruits, spicy hops, pepper, and I also get a faint taste of wild mint leaf.

Overall this is a solid Belgian triple ale. Light enough to have more than one, but enough abv to sip, and enough flavor to enjoy. Cheers!

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Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a tulip glass. Poured a hazy straw dull yellow. Huge frothy head subsides quickly, Fair lacing. Heavy carbonation

Aroma is bright with yeast and plentiful fruits and citrus.

Taste is a delicate walk between the sweet and tangy
very nice dry finish

Overall a good solid triple

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Photo of rangerred
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a goblib

Appearance is a hazy medium gold with a pillowy white head that settles down into a nice cap on top of the beer.

Smell is quite spicy with citrus and bready notes. Lemon is quite predominate along with some yeastyness.

Flavor is quite heavy on the citrus with lemon and perhaps lime. Also somewhat peppery. The yeast is definitely present along with some bready flavors. Really there is a good deal going on. A bit of alcohol becomes noticeable towards the finish.

Overall this is a pretty solid tripel. There is nothing that really stands out but also nothing to detract. It's good all around.

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Photo of 12owls
4.92/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

first things first,,,gotta get all that lovely yeast back in this one..great foggy golden color, great head retention with a real nice solid white poofy foam top. light corbonation with a crisp bittnerness, some fruit aroma, decent a.b.v, some light lacing..overall a really great triple with a good moutfeel, tons of flavor and a great beer

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Photo of Filosoof
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a quite straightforward triple, but...one of the best in this style.

L: couldn't be better, clear, golden colour, huge triple top;
S: spicy, spinach, bread, hops.
T: original combination of a tiny liquorice, followed by soft hops, ending slightly bitterish; at the background the Walonian spices;
M: really great, perfect alcohol, slight bitterishness, full mouthfeel;
O: as I said: one of the best!

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Photo of bobhits
2.15/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Cloudy overly odd looking beer....a lot is going on here that the snobs of yeast aren't for ad me ok with big yeast is kind unimpressed. Head didn't work as well for me as others claim.

The nose is apples, pears, and spices...a lot of them. A bit of nice hops and flavor.

The body is over carbonated!!! But nothing new. Thick body but doesn't feel creamy as I like

A touch too hot...maybe way hot by some views.

I don't dislike this one either. This brewer seems to not screw up the styles or make them overly boring but they seems to miss things.

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Photo of stevoj
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Cora-Forbach. Pours clear golden with towering head. Nice bitter sourness in the flavor right up front. A great example of the style. tasty.

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Photo of crnipeter
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was surprised to see vitamin C listed amongst the ingredients. So if I'll be taking a vitamin C supplement I might take St. Feuillien instead?

Pours effervescent, slightly hazed golden body with streams of uprising carbonation, topped by compact white head that holds well and leaves firm lace about the glass.
Aroma is reigned by clove phenols with subdued citrusy-applish esters and floral hops. Alcohol is well hidden and shows up only as it warms.
Creamy on the palate; The flavor is hugely phenolic i.e.clove-like and somewhat spicy with medium finish and lightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, decent, but nothing more than that.

(Best before 08-17-2012, 330 ml into tulip)

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose is slightly fruity, slightly green grapes, alcohol as well. Malty body, but also with grain alcohol, which is unfortunately still very present.

What is even stranger than this brewery's products are usually excellent compromise. Is detected here and there a friendly and hops on one side lemon (vitamin C probably) but it is unfortunately too little digestible for a standard.

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Photo of Philousa
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sits an opaque pale color with a thin white head in the snifter. Good lacing, which is kind of surprising for a Belgian. Lots of musky yeast in the nose. Banana flavor is evident right away. Some tart, musky, spicy yeast flavors follow. Great carbonation in this beer, which complimented the flavor characteristics. Mouth feel is well balanced.

This beer is all about the yeast. From start to finish, you get the spicy, musty notes produced by their unique yeast. I enjoyed it because it was kept light and the carbonation produced small bubbles that balanced the beer well. Even the mouth feel, which ties this all together, is very apparently a product of this yeast strain. I'd be very interested to try another St. Feuillien product to sample their yeast in another light.

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Photo of socon67
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber color with a hazy film swirling in the glass. Some carbonation, and nice lacing on the galss.

S - Scents of candied fruit, nuts, and fresh bread.

T - Flavor of cherries, apricots, mingle with the slight tartness of an astringent bite from the belgian yeast. A surprisingly complex beer.

M - Very subtle and smooth. Great with my pot of moules. Has a medium body feel and very easy to have a couple of these. One of the more moderate triples I can recall.

O - This is a solid tripel that I could easily have a few of. Certainly recommended.

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Photo of Heymikew2
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft @ The Trappist in Oakland, CA.

Beer poured a rich golden honey-amber.

Nose was much akin to the smell of fresh baked sweet breads.

Taste was very complex I almost have a hard time describing how good this was. It starts out with a slight spiced flavor, followed with a taste reminiscent of apples or a hand picked summer pear, finally finishing with the magnificent flavor common to a good Belgian ale.

Overall mouthfeel was excellent, highly drinkable, on a slight but not overly thick side.

So far this beer is my favorite Belgian tripel. I have yet to have anything made by Brasserie St. Feullien that I haven't liked. I hope to someday visit them on a trip to Belgium. If you haven't had this beer I strongly recommend it.

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Photo of Squelch
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: cloudy. slight head. straw colored

Smell: Major fruity smells here. no hop aroma. slightly winey.

Taste: Excellent. Belgian yeast flavor stands out. Sweet. minty earthy tones from the hops. Very nice

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Slight alcohol heat in the end.

Overall: A Different triple that is for sure. The flavors in here are unique. Not the best I've had, but wouldn't turn down one if offered.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a murky goldenrod shade of yellow. It's like a nice, golden yellow colored beer got spiked with a bit of pondwater. Less than a finger of head, but what's there laces very well.

The nose is way more interesting than the appearance. The first thing I pick up on is an abundance of mint. This beer tried to register the domain name 'www.mint.com' but it was already taken. There's some soft banana esters here, some peach skin, and a fruity alcohol component that smells a bit like sherry. Deep down there's a slight trace of basement must. The overall aroma is pretty blunt, but certainly enjoyable.

St. Feuillien Tripel is delicate but pretty complex. Whereas the nose is mostly like a high-end toothpaste, the mint is toned down on the palate. The initial attack is all mint tea and cane sugar. It transitions to a Sauternes-like dessert wine midpalate of soft banana esters, white grapes, and slight booziness. Finally, the malt manages to peak through on the finish. And you actually notice a lingering hop bitterness that lasts for a long while. This is a standup Tripel; soft and sweet and just herbal/minty enough to stand out from the pack.

Lots of carbonation on this beer. It is a little bit too active for me; some more smoothness would compliment the tea-like flavors here. This is one of those bodies that gets thicker on the swallow than it was in your mouth, so less carbonation would help to smooth out that element. Still, it is a ticky-tack level of carbonation that I'm talking about. The mouthfeel still feels quite satisfying. Some good dryness to the beer too, which works well with the flavors. Overall, this is a lovely Tripel. It's different but entirely cohesive.

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Photo of tubacharlie
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A soft, creamy head develops of good stature, with good lacing and stickiness, well retained.

The light aroma of malt is evident, but not much else in the smell.

The color is a hazy amber-orange, typical of Belgian tripels, with some sediment floating up with the carbonation (may be an old bottle).

Malty sweetness first hits the tongue, followed by mild hops and biscuit flavors. Well rounded and smooth, the high gravity is not overt but the alcohol esters are noticeable. A very slightly bitter finish enveloped by sweetness makes this is a most pleasant tripel to digest.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy, pale amber color. Nose is tart fruit and flavor is tart fruit with some sweetness from the malt. Clean finish, higher ABV is hidden. Pricey at $5.70 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle at Eulogy, Philly, PA

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, a nice, clear, golden yellow with a dense, foamy, white head that shrinks to a collar and leaves a bit of patchy lace. Yeasty aroma, grassy, with hints of funk, citrus and light fruits. Similar in the taste, bready, light malts, grassy, slightly herbal, notes of lemon and peach, with some alcohol sensations coming out. Light-medium mouthfeel, and pretty easily drinkable if you're in the Belgian mood.

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Photo of AlexLMS
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly cloudy pale orange colour. No floating yeast. The head is white, moderately low and moussy. Drop to a thin line rather quickly, but then remain this way forever. Some lacings.
Aroma: yeast, citrus, floral hops and some spices.
Taste: biscuits, alcohol presence, floral hops, citrus and a lot of complex spices.
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to high carbonation, high alcoholic strength and a medium body.
Finish: the bitter presence goes on forever.

Overall: great beer with a wonderful hoppy presence. Good job defending the bitterness and disguising the alcohol. Top of the notch.

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
89 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.