St. Feuillien Saison | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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818 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
818
Reviews:
255
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
127
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0
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Photo of doktorhops
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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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Photo of KrisDLSmith
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MartzMimic
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a St. Feuillien chalice glass. Good solid pop off the cork. Bottle August 2nd, 2012.

Deep apricot orange, with a nice thin amount of rising carbonation along the edges, with a hint of tan color. Head matches with a fluffy foamy retention. Good staying power with some slow settling, foamy two fingers tall and with even bone white and slightly tan looking color. Great small rising column of carbonation in the middle also. Very nice classic looking Belgian character here.

Great floral aroma on the nose. Some hints of grass like hop matching out. Hints of some orange candy like aromas also, that make me think of tangerines. Quite interesting and unique.

Big dry finish on this beer. Lots of earth aromas, and crisp carbonation. Chewy sweet orange like fruits and almost a hint of caramel like brown sugars. Very large lingering aftertaste, with large amounts of black pepper. Warmth brings even more tangerine and orange like fruits, with a great amount of dry brut champagne crispness. Earthy, tangy, zesty, slightly sweet, peppery just a lot going on.

This is a winner right here.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Digimaika2
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Hazy copper with a very tall puffy and light foam head. Long lasting retention with noticeable lacing.

(4.25) S: Wheat, acidic lemon, orchard fruits, hints of banana, cloves, some honey, and bubblegum. Lots of farmhouse qualities. Fairly diverse mix of aromas that come across boldly along with a nice cracker-like backbone.

(3.75) T: Wheat/grasses, cloves, lemon zest, banana, spices, and some orange. Taste is not as bold and diverse as the aromas indicated but the main saison qualities are there – mainly grasses & cloves. Not much in the way of fruits, vibrant spices or other elements. Semi-dry with a level bitterness.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation for the style. Fizzy with a solid oily slickness on the tongue.

(3.75) D: A very good saison with key farmhouse qualities but seemed to be missing certain elements in the taste. Nonetheless, would still pick this up if there’s any bottles left out there in the local stores.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

St. Feuillien Saison from Brasserie St. Feuillien
3.84 out of 5 based on 818 ratings.
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