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St. Feuilllien La Blanche | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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Brasserie St. Feuillien

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Summer

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 66
Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Cora-Forbach. Everything you’d expect in a witbier . Light and airy ,slightly fizzy , hints of orange peel. Some mild dry bitterness to finish the deal.

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Photo of BigBry
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Glendale Yard House, one of the Belgian samplers, so had to try a full glass.
Served in a goblet, murky light yellow with a thick head. Foam settles to a thick film, full lines of lace after every sip.
Smell is of malty grains, some spiciness, and yeast.
Taste is much the same, finishes with spicy bitterness.
Lots of carbonation gives a crisp and tingly mouth feel.
Overall, good beer, smooth and easy to drink. Nice combo of wit and tripel

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Photo of Cyrano41
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Virginia Beach Yard house. I was suitably impressed. I was served in a goblet, appeared bright gold with a thin white head and some weak lacing. the aromas were on point; floral and slightly sweet yet malty-bitterness. The flavor, again, reminded me of why I love Belgians. The skinny is that I will have this again and recommend it to my friends.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Being bombarded by all the summer beers that showcase wheat, grain and some sort of spice to a dizzying array of ho-humness, its as refreshing to the spirit as it is the palate to sip on the delicate refinement of authentic witbier from Belgium.

Its intentional cloud perfectly scatters its pale straw hues while building a long-lasting mousse on top. Popping with brightness, its highly perfumy scent embarks upon soft orange blossom, honeysuckle, candied lemon and bubblegum delicacy. Its light bready sweetness highlights a sense of candy and grain.

The floral nature of the beer dissipates over the middle and its spicy semblance balances to near perfection. White pepper, coriander, dried citrus and mint all tether through the grain sweetness and creamy breadlike body.

Mild herbal bitterness provides a clean, crisp and evaporative cooling that refreshes the palate as the wheaten body dissolves and allow the lemon-like acidity to prevail. Still plagued by its unweilding cereal grain, the finish is saved by a bready aftertaste and an afterglow of perfume.

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Photo of seedyone
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12/18/13 On tap. Although this is a very nice beer, it's a bit of a let down on the Belgian front. I would say more floral than herbal, but the bitterness balance is perfect. Medium body, which is probably where my expectations flushed. The aroma has a slight citrus note that manifests vaguely on the tongue. Bottom line is the complexity in the glass demands my admiration. I wish it were 80F outside instead of 28F. Reality sucks. That's why we have beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A summer seasonal Wit/tripel cross on tap at the Atlanta Yard House.

A: looks like a wit beer: very hazy light yellow with a very good head.

Aroma: refined wheat beer with a hint of orange peel.

Flavor: lightly tart and bitter, wth building wheat and baked bread flavors.

Fee: light body; ecellent, soft carbonation.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy yellow/gold with thick foamy head and moderate lacing. Lemon/citrus aroma. Very mild coriander. Light tasting with orange peel and slight lemon. Not a very overpowering beer but is refreshing. It is something you can drink a few of on a hot summer day.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

St. Feuillien La Blanche. The White. Witbier. 6.3% ABV.

Appearance: Cloudy, bright golden hue; large, pure white head, drifting down, yet looking good.

Aroma: soft, yet spicy. Fruity (lemon and orange). Sweet and lovely.

Taste: The smoothness of wheat, sweet fruit notes, low bitterness. Nothing but easy. Drinks down a dream. Light and frothy, refreshing as you get.

About all I need to say about it. Let's find out what the brewery says: "A summer seasonal Wit beer from the St. Feuillien brewery. La Blanche from St-Feuillien reflects a unique combination of white beer and triple characteristics, thirst-quenching, aroma, high density and bitterness.
The colour is slightly blonde with an opaque, cloudy appearance. Its head is creamy, white and compact. It has a distinctive aroma of wheat beer with a delicate note of orange peel. The body shows a contrasted blend of light bitterness which become more and more intense and the wheat beer thirst-quenching characteristic. This beer has an impressive lingering taste."

Well, there's always another way to put it.

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Photo of Smurf2055
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bottleworks.

Pours a hazy yellow with a finger of white head, good retention.

Smell is soothing clove and coriander, a bit of straw and a hint of yeast.

Taste is wheaty, barnyard up front, lots and lots and lots of hay. A bit of clove toward the end. The yeast is present, but overpowered by the horsey taste.

Easy drinking, smooth, and light bodied.

Great beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of champ103
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stags Head in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a brilliant cloudy golden orange color. A two finger white head forms, and recedes to a ring. Light lace is left behind.
S: Musky, dusty, basement like funk up front. Spicy clove, and fruity esters follow that are great. Slightly tart lemon grass, banana, and pears.
T: Follows the nose. Basement like funk, peppery spice, clove. Slightly tart fruits. Lemon, banana, pears, even some apple skins. I love it.
M/D: A medium body that boarders on over carbonation, but that works perfectly. So crisp, dry and refreshing. Incredibly enjoyable and easy to drink. I can drink this all day.

A wonderful example of a Belgian Witbier. I love it and something I would highly recommend.

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Photo of Philousa
2.8/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in the La Blanche glass from the tap at The Refuge on 1/27/12.

Pours a cloudy sunflower yellow with a delicate head. No lacing. Coriander, lemon, and lavender aroma. Acidic even in the nose. Peppery yeast is faint. Lavender again in the taste with coriander. Yeast starts to bitter and becomes more tart. Wet finish on the thin side. Drinkable, but not very complex or Belgiumy.

I ordered this not knowing it was a Wit, as that's about the only way I'll order that style of beer. That said, I think it's a good example of what the style can achieve. Although its range is still small, the flavors are interesting. I'm used to a super lemony flavor with a bit of peppery Belgian yeast, but this brought in coriander and lavender as well. This is an interesting beer, but I'd never get it again due to my Wit bias.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap in a tulip glass at Pizzeria Paradiso, DuPont Circle Washington, D.C.:

The beer appeared a nice, opaque bright orange, with a thin white head, which I will attribute to the bartender.

A nice aroma, what you would expect from the style...a sweet malt presence with floral and citrus hops.

The taste of the beer was good...that nice wheat backbone with hints of the citrus hops as well as a nice strong spice and pepper.

The beer had a lighter feel to it, as expected, but was very refreshing, it had good carbonation, it was smooth and I finished it too quickly. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of armock
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the Houston Flying Saucer during their 10th birthday party.

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Has a wheaty citrusy yeasty nose

T - Follows the nose whit wheat citrus and yeast flavors

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a good Wit but its really average for the most part theres really nothing going on here to set it too far from most other wits worth a try sometime if you see it around

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Monk's Café after meeting the brewer(ess?).

Pours an almost opaque lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with mild amounts of wheat twang. Also present are large amounts of floral aromas with moderate amounts of light citrus.

Tastes good. Soft light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by solid light citrus flavors. Midway through the sip moderate amounts of earthy hop flavors make a brief appearance before giving way to wheat twang. The wheat and citrus flavors carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have another.

Overall I was a fan of this beer - not quite a traditional wit but with very subtle differences. Worth a shot.

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Photo of nickd717
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rose & Crown.

Pours hazy yellowish in color with a lasting two-finger fluffy white head.

Nice aroma - very wheaty with citrus peel, Belgian yeast, and a little banana.

Well-balanced and tasty, only slightly sweet, with a very light wheaty taste, orange and lemon zest, Belgian yeast, and spice.

The mouthfeel is amazing on this beer. Incredibly silky and smooth, like air almost. Medium-light body, but not at all watery, just incredibly smooth.

A very nice witbier overall. Extremely drinkable.

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St. Feuilllien La Blanche from Brasserie St. Feuillien
3.83 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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