Grisette Blanche
Brasserie St. Feuillien

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Brasserie St. Feuillien
Ranked #116
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3.75 | pDev: 10.13%
Sep 30, 2022
Sep 13, 2003
Very Good
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Notes: At the start of the century, in Hainaut, every small brewery produced a top-fermenting beer which was drawn from wooden barrels. This traditional beer was the pride of the local breweries and quenched the thirst of the most demanding customers! At the Friart Brewery, this beer, of which the formula is a carefully kept secret, was called the Grisette. A few years ago, the St-Feuillien Brewery decided to take up the tradition and now presents four new varieties of Grisette.

26 IBU
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from Boise Co-op. Poured into a St. Feuillien trappist glass, looks gorgeous, hazy golden with thick creamy, fizzy head. I get so turned off by poor witbiers, that I underappreciate the style. This one makes me see what I'm missing. Soft, gentle grainy aroma, touch of Belgian yeast. Taste is lemony, yeasty, bready, super delicious and easy on the palate. Superb.
Sep 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
250 ml bottle, BB date 05. Oct. 2013, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Brewed and bottled by Brasserie St-Feuillien S.A. Hazy pale straw colour, moderate white head. The aroma has the expected notes of coriander and orange peel, but also less pleasant perfumed and soapy notes. Refreshing flavour, distinctly citrussy with some coriander. Nice enough to drink.
Jan 04, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jul 22, 2021
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is of wheat malt, lemon, orange peels,corriander, cloves and floral notes.
The taste is dry with fruity and spicy notes allong with notes of wheat malt in the background. Mouthfeel is prickly and smooth with a high carbonation and a light body.
Refreshing and easy driniking. A simple and good witbier.
Jun 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On draught at Dive Bar, NYC.

Pours a lightly hazy golden color. A large thumb length foam white head displays excellent retention. Layers is swirly lacing display a good look.

In the nose, it opens with sweet notes of cinnamon and wheat malt. Aromas of orange peel and coriander round things out.

The taste has clean notes of semi crisp cracker and wheat, flavored by citrusy notes of orange peel. Spiced with coriander; I’m also detecting a touch of sweet spices that evoke notes of cinnamon and allspice.

Medium to light bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. The finish is sweet, smooth and dry. The carbonation is moderate to lively.

Nice example of the Witbier style. It has some interesting spices and is refreshing. I would have it again.
May 15, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Feb 22, 2021
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Hazy deep straw yellow. Moderate carbonation. Floaties present.

S: Spicy and citrusy. Like mildy soured fruit, very engaging.

T: Lots of fresh orange and spice. Best enjoyed from the can.

F: Light and refreshing.

O: I am mightily tempted to pour this through a coffee filter on the next go.
Aug 31, 2020
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned in a 330ml crafty craft can and drank to celebrate my son’s nineteenth birthday

Pours a hazy wheat coloured body with thick white head

Aroma is prickly yeasty wheat

Clove and the wheat gives a Spritely acidic taste
Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
what a rad beer to put into a can! its a total crusher, but has a ton of character, fresh and flavorful and really well made, also neat that they have a bunch of grisette types in their lineup apparently, this is the only one i have seen around at all. affordable, bright, and poundable, i love it. its got some sediment if you pour it out, but i like it right from the can when its ice cold. its got a lot of wit character, but old worldy and honest, fragrant coriander, fresh cut flowers, lemongrass and meyer lemon cutting in, and a soft doughy rawness to the grain, really amazing in nose and taste, maybe a little perfume forward for some, but i dig the bolder character. its got elements of the good old timey wits like hoegaarden and blanche de namur, the yeast is similar, less saison-esque than i have come to expect out of grisette, and nothing wild or funky here at all. esters of sweet orange peel and white pepper, lime leaf, and fruit leather. more pronounced and fresh than in a lot of these. its frothy feeling, wheaty and expansive, effervescent on the carbonation and very dry with a little peppery spice left on the end and the coriander. its refreshing and interesting at the same time, and so few beers can do that. i thought this was exceptional, and will certainly be drinking more of this one as long as it remains available here! awesome drinker here!
Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Another of my local, in-person trading partner, @tone77 's drop-offs, brings me to the next one in my day. I had toyed with hieing out to Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville for their 10th Anniversary Party today, but then it dawned on me that such excursions are how I built up my backlog in the first place. I'm staying put, watching TV, reading books & drinking beer. That's a good day!

From the CAN: "Belgian Farmhouse Wheat Ale"; "Wit * Wheat"

Why is Grisette a Witbier and NOT a Grisette?!? I was CANfounded, but I pressed on, Crack!ing open the vent to CANtinue with an inverted Glug. I was tired of surprises & yet this one kept bringing them. It foamed up mightily, forming a brief two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head that suddenly exhaled and fell. 8=( Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with loads of floaties in evidence. Nose was quite spicy, indicative of them not having held back on the coriander. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was spicy with a slight funkiness. I just was not feeling this iteration of the style. Finish was dry, more due to the spice than anything else. It was okay, but just okay. YMMV.
Sep 28, 2019
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Rated by IndyBrit53

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A little scared of the floating particulates, but smells great, tastes like apricots. Let the matter settle and sip.
Sep 27, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: The beer is rather hazy pale light yellow in color and has some visible particulates near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving just a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apples and orange peel are present in the nose along with a hint of funkiness.
T: The taste has light flavors of green apples and orange peel with hints of sourness and bits of wheat.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a hybrid between a table beer and a witbier. It would probably be best when served with food rather than drinking it as a standalone beer.

Serving type: can
Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had from a can. (And it seems I Had this last summer, so curious there are so few reviews.)
A decent wit from one of the top 50 Belgian specialists. A perfectly suitable summer table ale.
Mildly refreshing with average Looks until all the sediment shows itself. Smells full of fruit, apples and citrus. As the yeast is restrained, the Tastes are mild. But, that is why it will go with so many light foods. Mouth is thin, but cleansing; so it does its job. Complex in a subtle way to let the foods play, too.

My 8th beer from St. Feuillien (and I drink from one of their bulbs several times a week), I finally went on their website and was impressed. I particularly liked how the Brotherhood of St. Feuillien keeps the cultural traditions alive in this brewery that claims to stretch back ten centuries.
Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by eire from Alaska

Jun 02, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Feb 06, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by ajdemma from New York

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 05, 2018
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a golden/whitish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some oranges. Taste is of oranges, wheat, light spices and surprisingly tart. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and pretty good beer.
Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
330 ml can into pint glass, canned on 3/27/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty/spicy aromas. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Mild herbal/floral/grassy hop bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, red apple, melon, coriander, peppercorn, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very good witbier. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Well balanced classic Wit yeast complexity, spices, and pale/wheat malts; with mild earthy hops. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.
Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the can into a Hoegaarden witbier glass.

Foamy off white colored forming head, very frothy with a creamy top and easy made two fingers tall of head. Body color is a pale dull lemon slightly, murky with even a touch of floaties.

Excellent aroma. Touches light orange bodied with sweet herbs, a fine touch of coriander as well. Hints a little cream, and a real nice citrus candy taffy like quality.

Palate takes a bit of a simple downturn due to mouthfeel. A bit wet bodied in feel, with a fleeting touch of flavor. Rinsing orange and soft chewy wheat textures wash out quite a bit on first sip. Bit of soda like orange flavor on the finish as well.

A decent at start witbier, but it's base flavor seems a bit dialed down and subdued.
Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.09 by baklo from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 3.16 by Icka31 from Ohio

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by elamb106 from New York

Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Zombiefeynman from Ohio

Jul 19, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by probert from New York

Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by PsenicnoCRO from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil

Jan 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Arthuros from France

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Citrus-y and hoppy easy going light blonde/white beer.
Not too strong, not too sweet, not too tasty, but very refreshing and crisply sour.
Hazy yellow color, little foam that dissipates quickly.
Sep 22, 2015
Rated: 3 by mattfancett from England

Aug 28, 2014
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Hazy yellow pour, one finger foamy white head, lasts for a while.
Smell is rich in coriander and citrus peel, some soapy herbs too and light wheat.
Quite sour, with a lot of lemon and orange beside the usual peel. Soft white bread, no crust. Low coriander and a minty herbal feel throughout. Finshes crisp, dry, with a mild grassy bitterness.
Medium body, a bit too much carbonation.
Nice, crisp, dry, not sweet in the slightest, a nice wit, tho not the tastiest out there.
Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by leitmotif from Romania

Jul 30, 2014
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served on-tap in a cervoise at Mekong (Richmond, VA).

A: Slightly hazy light golden with a spritzy-appearing 1/2-finger white head with good retention and a few streamers of lace here and there.

S: The aroma was a little light but was mainly spiced coriander and orange peel. There was also a nice herbal tone to the aroma. Pale malt and wheat slip through to give it a rounded if slightly subdued nose.

T: The flavor was also a bit muted with a touch of lemony-orange citrus tang, herbal hopping, and a light dash of coriander. There is a touch of Belgian yeastiness, much more than in the nose where it is barely noticeable. The pale malt and wheat provides only a little ethereal sweetness and not much else.

M: A very nice balance of above-average carbonation and light body without making it feel like you have a mouthful of Nerds -- just smooth and caressing.

O: A little more flavor and aroma would have bumped this guy up some. It could use to take a page from the St. Bernardus book and slap on some more Belgian wheat malt and pale malts to give more substance and a little more sweetness and then counter with more citrus and herbal hopping. Not a bad beer, and it went great with my Vietnamese pork dish -- but I think it could be a lot better.
Aug 07, 2011
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Reviewed by sfprint from Germany

4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Cloudy lemonade soda. Minimal head. Some rising micro bubbles
S: Sweet orange, cleaning fluid (but not in a horrible way).
T: Almost orangina like, but obviously not as sweet. Extremely easy to drink, it's quite soda like. A tinge bitter. Citrus. A tad tart.
M: Pleasant sodaish, microcarbonation sting, medium bodied.
D: Very easy going down. Pleasant. Flavors are mild.
Mar 01, 2011
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