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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
Very Good
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:
#15,193
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
832
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of secondtooth
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Note that this bottle is dated from 2012, so nearly 2 years of age on it!

Pours a cloudy marmalade gold, with a huge head of frothy foam. Virtually no lace though.

Nose is fruity and yeasty. Nice mix of berries and citrus notes, as well as a musty fruit character.

Taste is definitely musty, and heavy on the dried fruit tone. There's plenty of "funk" here, with the wild barnyard yeast elements being subtle against the fruit. Finishes a wee bit sour and dank, all the while retaining the dried fruit elements. Overall, not bad, but not a game changer, either.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jroof1
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Poured from the can a lightly cloudy nectarine color with a very thin white head. No lacing left behind.

Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, candy sugar, and fresh-baked bread.

The taste was quite sweet and syrupy with pineapple and tangerine, sweet malts and candy sugar.

Medium bodied and very dry with a lighter carbonation.

A sugary sweet Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien. Average at best.

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I love the smell of a Saison in the morning, smells like victory... Apocalypse Now quotes aside Saison would my third favourite style (tied with Bière de Garde as they are pretty similar anyhow), and St. Feuillien is in my top ten of Belgian brewers, so it seems we have an interesting proposition on our hands - can the David that is St. Feuillien topple the mighty Goliath that is Saison Dupont? [well it would be a frosty day in Hades if it did]

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a St. Feuillien chalice.

A: Appearance is a cloudy Gamboge body with a creamy dense white head that sits at about half a centimetre.

S: Yeast forward aroma with bread and barnyard hay notes followed by apple and pear esters, a touch of pepper and lemon rind - this really is vintage Saison aromas at work here. There are some hints of sour Lambic yeast at play in the background as well.

T: The flavour profile is a bit less exciting than the aroma would leave you to believe, in fact the major character noticed is bitter lemon rind hop notes. Aside from that there is some sweet honey malt in the middle and long dry finish. Letting it warm a little brought out pepper and candi sugar flavours but overall it's a lemon rind dominated Saison.

M: The mouthfeel is spot on - medium bodied with creamy dense carbonation, a shining example of how a Belgian ale should feel.

D: I am less impressed with this than with the Dupont? Of course! It only ever had an outside chance of being better than the Dupont. So how does it compare to the other Saisons I've tried and reviewed? It's not as good as the Birra del Borgo Duchessa which puts it at the bottom of my list for Saisons, sorry St. Feuillien... that lemon rind flavour kinda takes over and makes this Saison a bit one-dimensional.

Food match: Grilled fish with a Greek salad comes straight to mind on this one.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the can a cloudy orange. The head fades quickly to just a bit around the rim. Nice aroma of yeast, orange and a bit of white grape. Those follow to taste. You get just a touch of barnyard funk as it warms a bit. It's nice hopped; a bit moreso than other saisons. Nice balance. Medium light mouth with just a touch of carbonation. A nice, solid farmhouse ale to try every now and again.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 832 ratings
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