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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Reviews: 251 | Ratings: 808
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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Photo of haazer
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Lots of smoke frome the cork pop. Pours a very bubbly, dense egg shell head that collapses onto faintly cloudy golden beer. Dark and lots of tiny bubbles. You could smell the beer as it poured. A floral and herbal mixture. Defintely some clove, banana, and ither spices. The taste I am not as high on. Lots of spices in here, cracked white pepper is all I can muster out of it, but I'm not a fan of spices in beer. Light bodied and highly carbonated. It had me from the opening but lost me when it counted. Wish it had more of a floral taste that I picked up in the nose. Not my kind of saison.

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Photo of Gus_13
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A classic example of a clean saison.

Pale orange in color with a great white head that sticks around. High carbonation. Aroma is a bit of malt, some peppery esters, with a little earthy floral notes as well. Flavor is crisp and clean. A bit sweet feeling for me but not too bad. Pepper on the back end but the carbonation cleans it all up really nice.

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Photo of ludachris
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A tall, thick, clumpy white head holds like a statue on top. A hazy burnt orange body lies underneath. Lace comes in sheets as it slowly recedes.

A stern whiff of dry, chalky yeast clears the nostrils. Lemon peel and sweet orange cut through this a bit, but it takes time. It's herbal and floral on its edges with some earth underneath. A raw, green grassiness comes through as well.

The chalkiness is mellowed out in the taste and mixed with pepper. A sweet, doughy character combines with a cereal graininess that fills out the middle. Its chalky, dusty quality creeps into the finish, drying it out and accentuating the earthy grassiness that comes next.

Despite its dry finish, the body came across as a bit wet and undercarbonated. Still a nice creaminess to it without a hint of alcohol.

Their Grand Cru had me going into this with high expectations. Although they weren't met, this is still a good example of a traditional Belgian Saison.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours light gold with a thin layer of haze that settles to the bottom. Great smell of grass, yeast, and grain. Tastes just like it smells with a bit of seeetness. Good feel but nothing special. Overall a good beer.

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

11.2oz can poured into a tulip.
(A)- Pours a sediment-ridden apricot orange color. Produced a nice cap of white froth.
(S)- Plenty of bright hay-like orange zest meets a fairly dry earthy spice
(T)- Pretty similar to the smell. Some bright orange citrus meets a slight hay driven earthy dryness. Some obvious bittering hops on the finish.
(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Bright citrus meets a zesty yeast profile. Slightly bitter.
(O)- A great saison in a can. Great for the hotter months.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz can poured into a tulip.

A: Yeast was added on the pour, resulting is in a deep haze and some sediment in suspension.morange in color. Fine-bubbled white head settles after a while. Spotty lacing.

S: Sweet and toasty malts, big whiff of musty and chalky yeast, coriander and ginger spice notes, lemon peel and orange marmalade, light tang, good dose of pithy and floral hops.

T: Grainy and toasty up front. Yeasty with a lot of musty flavor and a mild funk. Dusty. Mildly tangy. Pithy tropical fruits include pulpy orange and lemon. Peppery coriander. Floral and grassy hops spike toward the back and ride into the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Soft and creamy. Gently scrubbing carbonation.

O: The yeast strain puts out a lot of great musty character, but it's really the hops that steal the show. The coriander and orangey flavors bring a witbier element to it too. At times it feels clunky and haphazard. Flavors vie for the palate's attention rather than meshing. Still worth a drink though, it ain't half bad. Canning this was an interesting decision too. Kind of rock star. I dig it.

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Photo of Zet
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light orange, a little haze and a very firm bubbly head of foam that stays the entire drink and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Smell of grass and liquorice root. Taste is pretty complex, with hints of sour apple, sweet apricot, salty liquorice and other funky flavours. The aftertaste is dry and bitter and lingers well. A good saison, this one.

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Photo of drpimento
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, not bad. Quickly fading head; no lace. Aroma is the best thing with bread, hint of tang, fruit, wet grain, yeast, bit of funk. Flavor is a little similar to nose, with some sweet, fleeting tang, and medicine in the finish. Light fine carbonation

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz can into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a murky copper color with TONS of sediment floating around. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is poor, and even as the head fades, minimal lacing sticks to the glass. (2)

Smell: Well, there is no doubt the dry hopping comes out - even though this seems old (i.e. it's a bit cardboardy - I won't dock points, though). It smells almost ridiculously grassy, in a good way. Naturally, it's backed by some black pepper and bread. While it's not quite as nuanced as, say, Dupont, I really enjoy the twist the hops give it. (3.75)

Taste: Hops play a more subtle role here. This one opens up with plenty of vanilla cream and bread, while grassy hops gently balance the sweetness throughout. The more I drink this, the more I pick up some notes of white grape and apple. Advanced age my ass, this is still tasty (gotta love can conditioning!) (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Belgian brewers know how to nail the feel of the style - this starts off creamy and soft, yet finishes dry. It drinks steadily, perfect for a saison. Carbonation is quite low, making the natural dryness pop better. (4)

Overall: I think of St. Feuillien as Green Flash's partner in crime, their brother from a European mother. Now, I think of them as "those brewers who can a rock-solid saison". Even though this isn't fresh, it's still damn good - a frill-devoid saison done right. I'll definitely have to drink this fresher in the future! (3.5)

3.52/5: Good saisons in cans always make me happy

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Photo of EricVonStein
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

flat light gold colour, pale tan with two fingers of head that falls off in the first 3/4 quickly but the last 1/4 sticks around for a while.

aroma of wet leaves, hay, fresh garden herbs.

citrusy creamy notes right away gives way to the yeast and sweet taste familiar to saisons. Sharp bitter hops cut in quickly and dry things out. finish comes back to the sweet malts and yeast. crisp bitter hops stay on the palate afterward.

In the mouth its nice and light but still has the body of a saison. tonnes of bright carbonation dancing all over your tongue.

Overall really nice. For a saison, the dry hoping makes it lighter, sharper and dryer. Not a bad affect, but not sure it makes a better saison. Almost like the saison is green, picked before it is ripe. worth experiencing as its still an interesting combination.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My can may be aged too long, but I got some oddly sweet flavors. It is also a deep reddsih amber, darker than I have come to expect from most saisons. Still, the aromas and overall complexity are fantastic.

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Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Yard House in Atlanta.
Hazy amber body with a good head.
The flavor is a bit sweet and low in tart for style, but this did not disappoint me.
Light but not watery body with medium carbonation. Moderately complex flavor.

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Photo of danmouer
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pouring to a goblet from a...wait for it! aluminum CAN!!! Yes, this is St. F's wonderful saisonin a can...a 1/3 liter can, that is. To tellthe truth, while I'm thrilled to find this in single serving cans at my local, i downgraded this brewksi on appearance. Belgian saisons are meant to come in a cork-finished 750, by Golly, and this just doesn't look right.

My pour is wonderful. Big fat, fast falling head leaving a fine white wreath of foam that stays til the end. A light golden color that would be crystal clear, except I dumped the yeast lees in my glass and so there is a fine cloud of floaties. The joys of real bottle- or can-conditioned beer. Can-conditioned? Is this a first?

The aroma. Is wonderful. Beautifully sweet and grainy Old World pilsner malt with a nice laid-back undercurrent of grassy hop.

Flavor is big, full, sweet-but-dry malt-forward maltiness all stitched up with Belgian-yeast spice and earthy-grassyhops that leave a very refreshing bitterness on the palate and throat as it goes down.

This is a wonderfully mouthfilling, very efforvescent saison that goes on and on with a long bittersweet, finish.

The overall impression is that this beer was made to show Bohemian pilsner brewers that Belgians could beat them at their own game with a fine, golden, ALE! Amen.

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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
3.84 out of 5 based on 808 ratings.
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