St. Feuillien Saison | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of EMH73
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +17.7%
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 -1.3%
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%
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 +14.6%
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 beerthulhu
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -2.3%
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 +13.3%
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 +0.3%
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 -1.6%
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 +4.7%
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%
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 +6.5%
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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Photo of takusan1000
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy with lots of dry hop particles--I suppose that is authentic but by the time I get to the bottom it's going to be quite soddy. Next time I'll pour more carefully. The smell is great--nice and saisony with some good hops in the mix. Taste is true to style--rather smooth and good for summer. Feel has some hop particles in it, not the best. Not a bad beer but at this price point ($8 for a 4 pack at Whole Foods) I'm not gonna get again.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, amber colour. Smells similar to a lambic, sour, slightly spicy, faint Belgian yeast. Light tasting, Belgian yeast, banana, cloves, spicy, sour/tart, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of denver10
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours orange golden with an off white head that quickly recedes. Aroma is bubble gum, spice, bready. Flavor follows suit. That gumminess makes it sweeter than I like in my saisons. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Somewhat dry finish. Overall, interesting beer but can't say its my favorite. If I drink it again its likely only because of the lack of other saisons locally available.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.04/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Millenium 2. Medium gushing. Not unpleasant but more towards the dull side in taste and aroma. BB Jan 2017. The label says its a hoppy saison but dont find it specially hoppy at all.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass 'cuz I'm feelin' classy.

Head forms a nice 1 finger which fades in a quick minute. The color is a beautiful frosted golden haze with tons of sediment floating around. I'm giving this a 5. It's beautiful.

Smell is of fresh herbs and spring fruits, along with a touch of dishwasher water. It's on point for being a spring-time Saison.

The taste is a bit two dimensional...and two sided. It's like a thin soaked wafer on one side, and fruity goodness soaking through that wafer on the other side.

Feel is perfectly fresh and carbonated, while retaining some of that classic Belgian creaminess. On point.

This is a great example of what a traditional, classic, field-hand Saison should be. Not really a groundbreaking, knockout beer, but it's totally on target. Once again, a great example.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle Beergium - When opened went up like Vesuvius. Have a chalice ready. Pours hazy amber with a huge foamy head. Very high carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - bready, sweet fermented fruit. Taste - sweet fruit foretaste with a light crisp bitter finish. Very nice farmhouse ale. Shame some was lost.

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Photo of hman43
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It pours a cloudy pale orange color with a white head.

Aroma: It has strong fruit aromas with oranges and citrus being present. There are some floral aromas present as the orange aroma becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

Taste: There are flavors or orange and citrus with some floral flavors. There is a wee bit or tart accent in the flavors as well. There are hints of spice in the flavors as well.

Feel: The feel is on the light side of moderate, it has a dry finish with a small bit of tart on the palate.

Overall: This is a strongly fruity, but lightly spiced ale that is moderately carbonated with a dry finish.

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Photo of GRPunk
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Feuillien Saison
11.2 oz. can from Copper Vine ($2.99), poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- A liberal pour creates 1-1/2 fingers of off-white head that drops to a decent lace. The body was a hazy, golden-orange that shows quite a few floaties. Medium-light carbonation. Thin, delicate rings are left on the glass.

S- Nice and funky. Bubble gum, lemon grass, and a bit of black pepper. Maybe a little orange and grapefruit juice. Some Granny Smith Apple peel.

T- Very nice. A little gummy with a sweet malt backbone that suggests a sweetened cream of wheat. The finish is fairly clean with a black peppery bite. Another sip and I'm reminded of juicy fruit gum.

M- Medium body. Creamy with medium carbonation. Fairly dry finish.

O- A really solid saison. A little pricy at $3 for a smallish can (though maybe not against other imports). So, is it worth it? Once in a while maybe. It's a style I really enjoy, and quite a few local and regional Brewers do it pretty well.

3.75 4.25 4 4 4

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Photo of thorkelson
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I accidentally picked this one up instead of Dupont which is what I actually wanted to try.

This was an enjoyable farmhouse ale, reminded me of Tank 7 a bit but without the extreme fluffiness of it.

It was a bit less spicy than to be expected with a Belgian farmhouse. Overall, I enjoyed it but not the best saison I've had.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Jan 17 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a somewhat muddy-looking golden-amber colour, obscured with hazy sediment and capped off with one finger of loose, soapy, white-coloured head. The froth quickly recedes over the next few minutes, leaving behind a thin cap and bubbly collar, with little in the way of lacing. There's a nice mixture of fruity notes on the nose - lemon zest and orangepeel join forces combine with notes of peach, apple and a touch of banana. Mild notes of candi sugar, grassy hay and bready, doughy malts round out the aroma nicely, alongside a faint suggestion of liquorice root.

The flavours follow the nose pretty closely, with a backbone consisting of grainy, bready pale malts accented by some mild candi sugar sweetness and a nice blend of orchard fruit esters, including apple, apricot and pear. Lemon peel and juicy orange citrus show up by mid-sip, with the profile finishing on a distinctly bitter note - floral, grassy and spicy all at once, with just the slightest hint of yeasty funk and herbal black liquorice. Medium-light in body, with moderate carbonation levels that continuously prickle the palate, and do not soften noticeably with time. A respectable Belgian-style offering, but not one that stands out in any particular way.

Final Grade: 3.81, a B+. I'll try to be more concise here than usual - St. Feuillien's Saison is good, but not great. The dry hopping treatment gives this beer a bolder, greener kick than most other examples of this style; one that begins to approach Belgian IPA levels at times. I like this beer and at the very reasonable price of $3.50 a bottle I'd say that it's at least worth a look if you bump into it.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look- golden and orange color, decent head and lace. A good looking brew.
Smell- Mostly fruity, some spices, but not overpowering, fairly clean.
Taste- fruity on the tongue and grainy on the back end.
Feel- Light feel. Carbonation is really soft. Goes down smoothly.
Not the greatest or most complex saison I ever had. However, it goes down easily and is pleasant.

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