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St. Feuillien Saison | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison
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3.8/5
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832 Ratings
St. Feuillien SaisonSt. Feuillien Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Belgium
st-feuillien.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by joe1510 on 05-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,195
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
832
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
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 stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satorn
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alupin
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
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 dansushi
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dalv
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
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 GuitarIPA
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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 to cleanse the palate from heavy foods, floral Smells and very modest spicing all fit the Tastes of 3 season lunches.

While true to style of 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.)

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -1.3%
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 +14.5%
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 Leftofthedial
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitterbill
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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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St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 832 ratings
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