St. Feuillien Speciale - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
Good, but not great. The look is amber with very little soda pop head. Smells rummy, plums, raisins. The taste is rummy, bubblegum, clove. Good beer, but St. Feuillien has better. I especially like their tripel. If you're looking for a world class amber strong scaldi has a fantastic one. I guess I expected this to be better, but is it still very good.
After reading other reviews I am wondering if their is some inconsistency in the batches.
03-17-2012 02:52:02 | More by OttoPeeWee
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
Received this as a gift from Da Boss in early February.
Beer poured a burgundy color with an off white head which is floating on top.
Nose has hints of cinnamon and dark ripe fruits.
Taste has hints of pear, cinnamon, cherry, and corriander.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth but not as smooth as what i am accustomed to with this style.
Overall i like this brew, not really at the top of the style but pretty tasty nonetheless.
03-03-2012 01:36:44 | More by arizcards
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
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
On tap at Mahaffey's today.
The beer pours a fairly dark amber color with good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is also fairly attractive, though I wish there was a bit more of it. I get some underlying sweet malt and rootbeer, and really not much else. On the palate, this beer is much better. While fairly sweet and malty, there is some interesting brown sugar, light chocolate, cherry and more rootbeer. This beer is actually rather tasty, and I get no sense of hte 9% abv. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long, fairly sweet, spice filled finish.
Pretty nice beer... really don't understand some of the more critical scores for this one.
02-11-2012 21:24:33 | More by John_M
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
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
3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
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
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
3.33/5 rDev -14.2%
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
01-07-2012 05:28:42 | More by impending
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
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
A- Pours a clear mahogany with no head or lacing.
S -- Fruit and spice, with raisin, banana and a little pepper.
T - Quite fruity up front, with raisin, banana and pear. Also a nice amount of spice with pepper, and maybe coriander. A bit tart on the finish. Also a bit earthy on the finish.
M -- Medium mouthfeel, not too heavy, with a nice crispness. Finishes dry and a bit tart.
O -- A nice dark ale, with elements of a tripel. Would have again.
12-23-2011 17:41:13 | More by warnerry
St. Feuillien Speciale from Brasserie St. Feuillien
87 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.