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St. Feuillien Speciale - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SpecialeSt. Feuillien Speciale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mrfrancis on 12-03-2011)
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.7%

04-03-2012 23:43:11 | More by Mudawg
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-07-2013 00:47:22 | More by doucmehu
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-31-2013 02:00:04 | More by ejimhof
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leodarko

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-01-2014 07:44:47 | More by leodarko
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -21.9%

A: Reddish brown color.
S: Couldn't get any smells from this, which given it's high alcohol content is pretty good.
T: Drinks like a super light red wine. Very subtle carbonation, grape flavors as well. Some hops but the fruityness seemed to come through for me.
M: Sits a little bitter but not overly abrasive. Can feel the alcohol as well but again, nothing terrible.

Overall this had some good unique characteristics but there were enough little flaws that added up to this being a quite average beer.

02-19-2012 16:44:07 | More by Jamesthebrit
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RedSpecial1

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -20.1%

A: Comes out with very minimal white head and is a burnt caramel color.

S: Pretty one note with a candy sweetness.

T: Tastes like a cross between gelatin and strawberry cough syrup. Very sweet.

M: A touch thin but with a silkiness as well.

O: Not very well balanced, far too sweet.

01-06-2012 23:21:08 | More by RedSpecial1
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Amalak

New York

3.18/5  rDev -18%

A. It has a deep, dark brown color. There is only a hint of light that comes through, but basically opaque. It has a huge, tan foamy head that leaves a good deal of lacing behind.

S. A bit of a metallic scent.

T. That scent matches the taste. A good deal of a metallic malt flavor hits first. A bit of a nutty taste followed by a lemonish aftertaste.

M. Highly carbonated and fairly full bodied.

O. Well, if you include cost, certainly not worth the $16 pricetag I paid for it. But on its own, it's an OK brew, but the metallic taste is just a bit dominating.

12-14-2012 23:33:12 | More by Amalak
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thefluker

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

11-20-2013 00:17:22 | More by thefluker
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Raziel313

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

09-11-2013 01:17:07 | More by Raziel313
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impending

California

3.33/5  rDev -14.2%

C+

750ml into a goblet. Pours as a cola with a tan head that retains nicely on the surface, ok lacing. Back lite it is a gorgeous deep clear garnet, a rich gem.

Aroma exudes vinous qualities. Plums about to rot, grape bubble gum with overripe banana esters, all other fruits are dark.

Flavor begins with a sweet figgy intro with a caramel highlight. Nearly zero mid flavor, it goes abruptly into the long lasting finish. Strong phenolic heavy aftertaste with a touch of zinc, not a strength as this is a dominant flavor. Zero bitter, little dry. The alcohol while not overt is a flavor component. Medium to full bodied creamy mouthfeel.

improves tremendously with warmth and inebriation
cheers
jd

01-07-2012 05:28:42 | More by impending
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chakadrum

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%

750ml corked and caged bottle around 50°F.

Ruby-red when held up to a light source. Started with a pillowy head but quickly dissipated. The top of the pour shows light patches of foam but no long-clinging lacing on the sides.

I smell fruitcake. Very distinct. If you like fruitcake the smell could be quite pleasant. I would think there is a bit of coriander in the beer.

Lots of spice in this one. Again, the coriander is quite present. Not particularly sweet. This kind of reminders me of a darker, dryer witbier.

Tough to separate the taste and the mouthfeel on this one as the spices really stand out. I think a little extra carbonation would have been nice.

Overall, I'm not blown away by this. With that said, the $17 I paid for it was definitely too much.

12-05-2011 04:17:34 | More by chakadrum
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -10.3%

on tap at Craft Ale House, served in a Duvel tulip

Served with almost no head, just swirly bits of white bubbles on the surface of a mahogany-amber body. Very pellucid complexion for a darker beer. Lots of different esters in the smell - I detected banana, anise, raisins, and honey. The result was a fruity sweetness with spicy undertones. The taste had a very boozy quality about it that dominated the flavors - licorice, pepper, pear, and banana with cinnamon spice. Very complex, but so much so that it felt a little out of balance for my liking. Mouthfeel was a medium weight, with a bit of carbonation and a dry finish which left the taste feeling very pronounced. It certainly became more pleasant as it warmed.

There wasn't much subtlety to this beer, and it was a bit much for me. Lots of strong tastes, and I would say they worked together well, but every sip tasted so concentrated and heavy. Glad I tried it, but I probably would not order this one again.

01-14-2012 14:37:03 | More by shangwang
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-15-2013 03:04:03 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-19-2012 14:56:01 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-08-2012 22:48:56 | More by Danobold
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diverite

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-17-2014 22:31:21 | More by diverite
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

08-18-2014 03:05:34 | More by Bikeboy1
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -9%

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, quite sweet, with notes of caramel and spice. In the taste, sticky sweet caramel, and a cinnamon like spice. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and sticky sweet cinnamon like spice. A bit sweet, but a nice presence of cinnamon spice.

02-06-2012 18:54:55 | More by OWSLEY069
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Gmann

New York

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

Pours a fairly clear amber color, some small yeast particles floating about. The head was airy and rather small, settled into a solid ring.

The beer has a spicy aroma, mainly from coriander. Some candied fruit notes; pear and raisin as well as tropical fruit. There seems to be a touch of earthiness from the malt but hard to tell over the sweet aroma.

The beer is fruity, spicy, and sweet. Big candied fruit sweetness. Candied pineapple, apricot, and raisin mix with a substantial coriander spice. Some floral perfumey notes and a subtle hint of grass. A bit one dimensional.

Light to moderate body with very fizzy carbonation, almost burns a bit. Quite sweet on the palate but does have a bit of a drying, grassy finish.

Not a huge fan of the flavor profile. Too sweet and too much coriander presence.

02-04-2012 00:30:17 | More by Gmann
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seedyone

New York

3.61/5  rDev -7%

12/25/13 On tap. Part of a flight. Big flavors herein. Full bodied and spiced to the max, but I can't place the spice. Could it be the sweet disguises the spice? Normally that's a complimentary condition.

Bottom line is this seems to be the max on the Ste. Feuillien line. My tastes settled with the triple, but every one is worth a try...because you're not me. Right?

06-28-2014 02:20:19 | More by seedyone
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CaptFrothy

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%

Very nice, brownish red appearance with the most chunkiest of floaties in the glass, could be cause it's been in the cellar for 6 mfionths or so, but the most floaties I've seen in a while.
Smells of cherrys and figs, smells a bit sweeter than it tastes.
Overall very nice biscuity, fig with a smidge of cherry taste, not too carbonated. Very good, not great.

11-24-2012 23:58:10 | More by CaptFrothy
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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

A: The beer is very dark reddish brown in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: The are light aromas of Belgian yeast candi sugar in the nose along with some hints of coriander spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and flavors od coriander arevespecially prevalent towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The spiciness is a little unusual for the style but the spices sets it apart from other beers. No alcohol is present in the taste.

11-22-2012 22:04:07 | More by metter98
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EkimGram

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

Appearance: 750mL bottle poured into a large snifter. Colour is a maple brown. Half-finger head fades to thin surface film leaving little lacing. Very small traces of visible carbonation near the head.

Smell: Most prominent aromas are of yeast mixed with brown sugar, sweet dark fruits, spice, and a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Starts off with a mild sweetness similar to a plum or raisin, transitions to a spicy yeast and finishes with an alcoholic sweetness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body is alive with mild carbonation. Texture feels airy and foamy. Finishes a little sticky.

Overall: This is a good brew. The flavours are a little too sweet but the complexity redeems the negative qualities a bit. Nothing special but worth a try.

01-14-2013 03:53:35 | More by EkimGram
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

P -AOH

22 oz.

A- a clear burgundy/amber color with a 5 finger head that is foamy. lacing is splotchy and sticky.

S- The nose is very complex like it states on the bottle. I get plum/raisin, a cide like quality as well, bubble gum and a vinegar malt smell. Quite complicate and not sure if it works yet.

F- a sour metallic dark fruit taste. I get the plum and some peppery spice as a round off. Banana actually comes through in the flavor that i couldnt detect in the nose.

M- a thick bodied carbonated beverage. The complexities still dont have me sure, i will have to drink the full beer and think about it.

D- For the Heavy ABV it goes down fairly easy. This is a nice brew and i would drink with a seafood meal.

01-15-2012 19:33:29 | More by Dodo2step
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it smells better than it tastes.

12-02-2012 05:37:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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St. Feuillien Speciale from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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