St. Feuillien Saison
Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,344
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,444
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
866
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Photo of The_Bujon
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Initial appearance is great with full tops, but in the St. Feuillien goblet it disapates pretty sharpesh to leave a flat looking film above a hazy refreshing looking body.

Aroma is very good, zesty marmalade with a hint of black peppercorn.

Taste is also top drawer, that orange zest really coming through, think of a nicer version of a Blue Moon. Aftertaste is sweet and toffee like initially, giving way to a bittery finish on the tongue after a minute or so. Quite a complex beer.

Feel is a little fizzling, something you might expect in a blonde as opposed to a saison.

Overall, this is a pretty damn good beer, and for those who haven't tried it, yet another reason to get on a plane and head immediately to the homeland of Belgium without passing go or collecting $200.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/28/18, consumed 8/17/18

Really enjoyed this beer. Terrific funky nose, complex aroma and taste - funky yeast, citrus & ripe apples, definitely feel like you're in the farmhouse with this.

Another Belgian saison that just seem to have a lot more going on than most domestic saisons I've tried.

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Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-doughy,peach,lemon,white bread,spicy,coriander
T:
-white wine,peach,grain,spicy,sour lemon,bready
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A solid Saison, though St. Feuillien might go a bit overboard with the added ascorbic acid.

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Photo of woemad
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz can purchased at Pilgrim's in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Forgot the price, probably around $6-7. No obvious freshness date, though "AD-007" is stamped on the bottom of the can. I certainly hope this is not 11 years old.

Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet, this was a hazy shade of apricot, with lots of visible sediment when held up to light. Head more restrained than I expected, with little in the way of lace.

Spicy and mildly fruity in the nose. Typical Belgian yeast esters.

Spicy, fruity, dry,with a tiny bit of unexpected honey-like sweetness just before the swallow, which is crisp and dry.

Light-to-medium bodied, with that effervescent Belgian mouthfeel that seems so hard for American breweries to duplicate.

Nice saison. Not a world-beater, but quite enjoyable.

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Photo of scott451
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A cloudy apricot with a one finger tan head which soon diminished to a thin layer.
Brett forward in the nose. Some fruitiness.
Taste is fruity and yeasty. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness.
Light body and low carbonation.
Very smooth and true to the style.

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Photo of quadmad
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Opened at fridge door temp. Could not pour it into a pint glass. A very frothy head that settled down quickly. A bit more hops than my taste; but don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Thanks to my friend Jane for this.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz can, stamped AD-007. Thick & creamy ivory colored head slowly fades atop an orangey-copper colored body with plenty of yeast suspended within. Great farmhouse yeast nose with spice, fruit, bread, cracker, grassy & spicy hops. Nice flavors with the yeast being at the fore-front; notes of fruity esters, bready & spicy yeast, grassy & spicy hops. Medium body, silky smooth, and a very dry finish. I like this. It's nice and refreshing with some solid flavors.

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Photo of IronLover
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky, unfiltered, dark orange in color. Poured with a moderate, creamy, bright white that quickly reduced to a stixky, soapy cap. Bready, malty aromas with sweet fruit and banana esters. Light spicy notes in the background. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Rich, creamy, smooth feel through the middle followed by light warmth toward the end. Sweet banana and solid malt flavors from start to finish. Very light peppery notes up front that fade after medium light bitterness through the middle. Sour dough and sweet fruity flavors on the back end. Finished semi-dryly with under ripe banana flavors and light peppery notes. Definitely on the sweeter and maltier side of the style. Also lacked tart or funkiness that has become pretty typical. Tasty and drinkable buy a little lacking in character.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mort Subite in Austin.

On the board as a grisette, but its really a saison. I know grisettes, this is not a grisette. Regardless, this beer was not one of my favorite saisons. 3.5
A - 4.0
S - 3.75
T - 3.5
MF - 3.75

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Photo of b11
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

From a can, not a bottle. Light apple-like, or banana-like aroma. More hoppy than the saison's I like, but not at all disagreeable. Wanted more complexity in the taste.

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Photo of EMH73
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a one inch white head that left no lacing. Smells and tastes of orange, banana, sweet malts and spices. Well carbonated, light bodied and crisp. Good, not great.

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Photo of Chasebrks
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off the tap this beer had a medium white head and some serious turbidity, boding well for someone who loves a dirty saison. I got to St. Feuilien's Saison last on a flight of four and by that time it had settled significantly with the bottom 60% of the glass notably more opaque than the top beer. I wasn't mad about it, but it was a distinct characteristic for such a short time spent settling.

The ride started with ripe banana and finished with underripe banana (increased bitterness) and some vanilla smoke. I was reminded of a recently emptied box raisins when I smelled this beer, I thought that was pretty unique. An interesting show of Belgian terrior in a kick ass traditional saison.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden amber, lots of sediment, and a white soapy head that dissipates into a thin ring. No lace. Smells of soap, slightly tart, and very grassy. Taste follows with a mild biscuity sweetness. Feel is light and balanced with a hint of spicy bitterness. Overall, this is a great Saison, but prefer others easily available. Cheers!

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Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330mL bottle into a snifter.
L- A brilliant hazy orange with a nutty hue. Excellent carbonation and a thick, white head that does not dissipate.
S- Orange, lemon, banana, vanilla, garlic, spice, pine, cinnamon.
T- Strong fruit flavor upfront of banana, orange, lemon, and even kiwi. This accompanied by the tastes of toasted nuts, hearty bread, and a nice smoky bacon. Very balanced flavor although I would like some more hop bitterness on the finish.
F- Medium bodied with a nice carbonation that works in tandem with the spice to tease your palate.
O- This is a great example of a well-balanced saison but it could use a tad more bitterness.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - again, what the fuck are reps thinking, bringing a Saison into market in the dead of winter? Oh, that's right, they aren't (thinking, that is).

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with a veritably teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and vaguely creamy off-white head, which leaves a bit of streaky and arching cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, subtly phenolic Belgian yeast, a muddled light orchard fruitiness, ephemeral anise notes, white and black peppercorn, and some mild grassy, earthy, and herbal hoppiness. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, wet wheaten breakfast cereal, a benign Low Countries yeastiness, still hard to get a handle on domestic and tropical fruity notes, tame candi sugar, and more understated floral and grassy noble hops.

The carbonation is quite laid-back in its come-hither frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a nice airy creaminess evolving as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the base malt continuing to swat at the lingering yeasty, spicy, and fruity measures.

Overall, this is a rather pleasant and approachable version of the style, as it is not too yeasty nor astringent (my typical starting bitching points). No sign of the upticked ABV either, which makes for an agreeable - once past the opening bubbly theatrics - drinking experience.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. can

Pours hazy amber gold orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like sweet nutty toasted caramel malts, mild banana, clove, peppercorn spice, tart lemon, orange citrus, some funky hay, apple, pear, apricot, with floral earthy grass and herbal pine. Tastes like sweet nutty toasted caramel malts, mild banana, clove, peppercorn spice, tart lemon, orange citrus, funky hay, apple, pear, apricot, with floral earthy grass and herbal pine. Feels smooth medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice saison.

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had probably five times now. The last three from a can (which takes some getting used to for a saison.)
This is a very pleasant ale to have with a mid-day meal. Notes tell me a thin-crust pizza, salad and, now, squash ravioli.
While saisons tend to do well with most foods I eat, St. Feuillien's seems designed for lunch. Lighter Looking, less bubbles, floral Smells and modest spicing all fit the Tastes of 3 season lunches.

While true to style and being earthy and yeasty in the nose, the floral element inspires me for the rest of the afternoon.
(But if I have two, it is nap time.)

4/4/19 had without food on an early spring day and it cleansed the palate fine.
But my earlier best use holds: this saison is good with lunch.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark orange, cloudy and dense with a fulfilling nature of turbid macro-floaties. Vibrant sense of effervesce, milky and frothy chalk white head of one half inch holds pretty well for its size. Nice thick band lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh wet flowers, sweet caramel malts, fruit of cantaloupe, pear and apple sauce.

T: Flavor was fruity, melon and cantaloupe, oranges, pear and honey malt adds sweetness. Nice floral hops, toasty caramel, spicy with some buttery bread and light butterscotch. Spicy flowery hops, cola, caramel toast nut adds to a really good complexity.

M: Crisp tingly mouthful, creamy malts, light to medium body, really nice.

O: The flavor has a lot of caramel fruitiness, and a very good sense of floral hops, yeastiness, and crispness per style. Really hard to argue against an authentic belgian saison, this is very good all day.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a can of this stuff into a tulip. It is a lovely bright orange but came with a terrible hideous separated load of muck. Maybe the can was a couple months old or kept at the wrong temperature, but it just looks unappetizing. The smell is bright and grassy, straw, some tangerine juice and a touch of fresh algae. The taste is way more mellow in contrast to the more tangy nose. Straw and sunflower seeds are sweet and mellow up front with a light prickly sweet tangerine and green apple finish. The feel is light and easy upfront but finishes unexpectedly dry. Nice tasty Belgian saison save for the dryness and the weird ugly muddyness.

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Photo of phishgator
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass. Bright, carbonated lacy head fill the glass. There are grassy notes that permeate from the pour. The slight tart/sourness is evident and even some crisp hops come through. A light body makes this an easy drinking ale anytime of the day.

This was from a can and not the bottle.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the 11.2 oz can a slightly hazy orange with a short lasting head of foam.

Smells spicy with the usual cast of characters for the style but I'm getting notes of green apple, grass, and some pear like aromas.

Yeasty, spicy taste with some green apple and pear, quite hoppy on the grassy side.

Nice different Saison. $17 for a 4 pack could hinder a repurchase..

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Photo of FBarber
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange tinged golden color. Thin white head stuck around for a bit with some spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell had aromas of grass, hay, fresh baked bread, with some notes of apple and pear like aromas, bit of an herbal hop aroma on the back end.

Taste had some fruit flavors of apple and pear with some mild hay and bready malt favors. Noticeable hop character here as there is some real herbal hoppy bitterness on the back end and finish. Mild flavors of peppery yeast and spice on the finish. Overall a decent saison - lacks a bit of the stronger yeast presence found in other saisons, but nice none the less.

Feel had medium carbonation. Rather medium bodied and appropriate for the style.

Overall a nice Saison.

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Photo of OlaB
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: gives a hazy orange color. Top of tick head where half disolver quickly, and half of it stays there. Bubbly with decent lacings.

S: very fruity, I sense light fruits like apples,pears and peaches. I also sense different herbs.

T&F: the first that I sense in the flavours is the sweet belgian yeast mixed with different fruits, in the middle and the finish I taste different herbs and spices. The finish is with hoppy bitterness and herbs. The aftertaste is lasting a while and the bitterness is good balanced with b the other flavours.the mouthfeel is creamy and refreshing.

O: a good, refreshing and enjoyable saison.

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Photo of cafemondegar
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Hazy, golden-strawberry color. Didn't have much of a head, but that could be due to the pour. Very delightful fruit and malt aroma, with hints of Belgium yeast. Something in the nose tells you to brace for a high ABV taste and mouthfeel that is to come. However - the taste is refreshing and thirst quenching and at once also chewy and satisfying. This is a bold Belgium Farmhouse ale that deviates from the usual 4 or 5% ABV that's typical of the style but I love it because it doesn't knock you out like most high ABV American saisons do.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the Atrincham Belgian bar
Slightly hazy with good head
Slightly tart funky aroma with hints of peach
Flavour is toffee and cloves
Nice carbonation

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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
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