St. Feuillien Saison
Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,348
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,338
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
866
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of GRPunk
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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 RoyalT
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This is a beautiful gold in color with a light orangish tinge and a big white head that came up on an easy pour and showed great retention.

Smell - The funk is prominent at the nose but not offensive and I don't catch any sourness. The malt is very light and I'm picking up a stiff hop backbone.

Taste - The sharp, funky mold is tightly-melded to a big sweetish flavor. The sweets are light citrus with a bit of honey but otherwise not overly sugary, just a nice natrual sweet taste that rightly balances out the funk.

There's also quite a big hop bite here as well. It's leafy, like endive, with an earthy character that lingers from stem to stern. The hops, natural sweetness, and moldy funk are in perfect balance here.

Mouthfeel - This medium-bodied Saison is properly carbonated and has a strong, bitter aspect that pushes the limits of the style. It plays well in the cheeks and is quite intense without offending the senses.

Drinkability - This effort by St F lacked the sourness of some examples of the style so if you're looking for that this will disappoint. If you're open to other leanings though and appreciate what is obviously a patient brewer working with high-quality ingredients then this is a must-try.

Personally I thought this was a home run. The hopping is very stiff, the funk mild but intense, but most of all the sweetness that balances the other two sharp aspects of this flavor profile was very pure and natural. Too often you get that cheap, sugary sweet flavor in pretenders of the style but here this is high-quality, natural sweetness that salivates the mouth and balances out the other players in this ale.

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Photo of matjack85
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. $8 for an 11.2 oz aluminum can served in a brandy snifter. No freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy gold color, similar to that of pineapple juice. I only got a ½-finger's worth of white head that dissipated in under :30 secomds and left very little lacing.

The beer smelled like a can of fruit cocktail along with some bready malt.

Juicy fruit flavor along with bready malt. Not a lot of Belgian yeast flavor or hop bitterness, but they are there in trace amounts.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

It's drinkable, but just an average saison.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of maxist
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamie2dope
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this beer tonight at Downtown Wine and Spirits in Somerville. The cork on this beer shot right out as soon as I started loosening the cage, but luckily there was no gushing, and the cork didn't break anything! Color is a clear gold, with an active head that starts off large and frothy, and eventually dies down to a small lacing. Lots of carbonation can be seen in this one as well. Fresh grains, tropical fruit such as mango and pineapple come to mind in the smell, as well as some pepper and a slight medicinal funk. More of the same come through in the flavor, with quite a bit of carbonation. I wouldn't go so far as to say it is over carbonated, but dialing it back might be a good thing. I was also surprised that the ABV on this one is as low as it is. I fully was expecting it to weigh in at the eight or nine percent alcohol region. Overall this is a really well made Saison. Looking forward to trying their collaborative beer with Green Flash next.

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Photo of rudzud
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 5/9/11.

A - Massive three finger fluffy white head that clings nicely to the side of the tulip. A light carmel/orange pour.

S - Some nice carmel/sweet malts and some average funk notes. Really good belgian yeast spices too.

T - Some nice carmely funk with that belgian yeast intermixing nicely throughout the flavor range. Tastes good.

M - Low carbonation, semi thin feeling. Its a nice mouthfeel, quite drinkable, but nothing out of the ordinary.

O - Overall, its a nice saison. Good flavour, really solid appearance. Its a nice saison, one of the better ones of the night.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zotzot
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a St. Feuillien oversized wine glass (proper!). Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grain, spice, banana, fruit, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, banana, spice, earth, and grain. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Everything that people enjoy in a good saison was definitely present in this brew. However, the aroma wasn't as well balanced as I would have hoped as the earthy note kind of dominated it. The flavor did a much better job of balancing out and keeping your palate happy. The banana touch was quite nice which added a much needed amount of sweetness. Worth trying if you have not done so already as it is a pretty good saison, just not in the upper-tier.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grittybrews
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Beerdemon2731
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFLpunk
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quick notes from Tigris Beverage Tasting earlier today.

Hazy orange amber with creamy white head. Nose is crackly with white peach and faint anise-like spice notes. Creamy carbonation and SPICY yeast character. Nice long bitter finish. Dry.

Tasty and fairly unique.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature chalice, best before 4/3/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy herbal/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of mangoman39
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -21.5%

St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 866 ratings