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St. Feuillien Speciale - Brasserie St. Feuillien

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BA SCORE
87
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
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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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

smithj4, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

eawolff99, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of cowboy83
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

cowboy83, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jacewg, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kjkinsey, May 15, 2012
Photo of london1o1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

london1o1, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Danobold, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Mudawg, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of OttoPeeWee
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

OttoPeeWee, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +16%

JohnK17, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

harrisjohnson, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of PhillyFA
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

PhillyFA, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

arizcards, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +3.1%

kayrex, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Vylo, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Jamesthebrit, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

John_M, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

OWSLEY069, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Gmann
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gmann, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Rollzroyce21, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

fpreh1957, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Dodo2step, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of shangwang
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

shangwang, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of impending
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

impending, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of RedSpecial1
3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

RedSpecial1, Jan 06, 2012
St. Feuillien Speciale from Brasserie St. Feuillien
87 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.