St. Feuillien Blonde | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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180 Ratings
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St. Feuillien BlondeSt. Feuillien Blonde
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 10-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.21%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
24
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0
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SmashPants
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: interesting stumpy llittle brown bottle, with a stylish old-school Belgian label. Reaks of quality.

Appearance: a hazy yellow body with a foamy head that drops quickly to a one-finger off-white with good retention.

Aroma: sweet malts with citric fruits and a definite yeast backing. No hint of alcohol considering the ABV.

Taste: again quite soft considering the ABV - a smooth and creamy honey-malt followed by the lemon citric flavours, all backed by the Belgian yeasts. Quite impressive.

Aftertaste: lingers quite well indeed - that yeast is wonderfully rounded in the mouth. Definitely a sipper, which is fortunate considering the cost per bottle.

Mouth feel: medium in body with fine carbonation that allows one to savour the flavour.

Overall: a great example of Belgian strong ales. Definitely worth having when the bank balance will allow.

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Photo of trekbiker3000
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw color with a thin white head. The St. Veil lien glass with the etched bottom kept the head on the beer. Classic Belgian beer aroma. A nice clean malt flavor with little to no bitterness. Well carbonated, plenty of carbonation as the beer rolls across the palate. A full bodied beer with a lingering malt finish.

This is a classic Belgian blonde beer that I would strongly recommend to first time Belgian beer drinkers.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sfprint
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

exp: 8/26/2014
A: Slightly darker than an AAL, with a massive amount of rising carbonation. Barely poured the glass half foam.
S: High quality soap. Floral
T: Warm but subtle hops. Warm malt, apple, floral with a bit of tang. Grassy.
M: A bit drying with a light to medium body and a light but sharp sting.
O: Pretty good. Different for a blonde

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Photo of cougznthebear
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cougz - I bought this one for the bear.

-The Bear
A - A cloudy straw honey color. Massive creamy head when poured into a St. Feuillien Goblet

S - sweet honey notes with wet hay and bread lots of bread

T - Nicely balanced, its simple but nice, i get some nice earthy almost tart yeasty notes(A bit like a saison) with wet hay, under ripe Banana Resin, dry finish

M - Medium/high body and a little sticky

O - Loved it, like no other blonde i've had. Unique.

Cougz - its a nice tart banana finish, and dry. This is one i would drink again!

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Photo of doktorhops
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Belgian Blonde, why? Because Blondes have more fun! Today's St Feuillien hopefully won't have those askew characters noted in Brune and be a delightful dip into the world of Abbey ales, fingers crossed!

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: The body presents a nice cloudy flaxen blonde (borders on straw) with a chalky 0.5cm head that invites the first sip.

S: Bubble-gum, tart apple characters are noted straight away. There is a slight sourdough yeast in the body, along with candi sugar and a hint of malt grains. It's quite pleasant with that overlay of fruit aromas drawing one in.

T: Straight out the gates with a bang goes this blonde - immediately assailing the taste buds with sharp citrus, spicy pepper and tart apples. The bold statement is backed up by a candi sugar, malt and yeast body and it finishes off with a twist of hop bitterness at the end. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden behind that candi sugar hit. Big flavours in a small glass, it may be too big for some.

M: Dense carbonation with a touch of aggression. The body is spot on mid-heavy for a Belgian blonde.

D: So far it's been an average at best dubbel brune and a real corker of a blonde, can't wait to try the triple now. As for the blonde, the bold flavour statement may be a little too crass and barnyardy, but if you're like me (and you know you are!) then it's just the beer ticket out of Mundanetown - population: a bunch of losers.

Food match: It's a bit of a dessert affair (which is anyone's game), but I could see it match with some more exotic fare like; roast pheasant with greens, potatoes and sauce. Or even more exotic; a Bison Tetrazzini, or some Aussie cuisine; Kangaroo Fillet with Cream Sauce, sounds good.

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Photo of Dennycurr
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer, here and there in Europe and the USA. I see it rarely so I jump on it when I happen upon it.
Has a very unique taste. I'm thinking I could pick out this beer in any blind taste test..(only the Grand Cru, of this beer might fool me because it has a very similar taste---but higher in alc).
I love the look and the zest of this beer.
A nice sparkling gold color with a healthy Belgian head and tasting on the lighter side, but still packing a 7.5 abv. A good summer beer, tho it's good anytime for me.
Btw---I love that label!

Den

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of n2185
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a cap with great lacing.

S: Light spice notes up front with some sweet fruits. Light yeasty notes bring up the finish.

T: Spices notes up front with a lot of bready characters with some dry yeast notes as well. There are some slightly tart fruit notes as well.

M: Medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is is nice and dry.

O: An alright beer overall, though a bit bland and lacking depth. It has a nice body, but is just boring.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Tilley4
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet...

Beautiful in the glass... Golden and beautiful with a nice fluffy head....

Lots of spicy yeastiness present in the aromas as well as a little bit of apple peel... Maybe some Belgian sugars.... this may be a little barnyard-ish as well...

There's a barnyard yeastiness to this that I don't find in others of the style and I like it. It almost gives it a saison feel to it. Very earthy and sort of funky... There's a sweetness here too but the majority of what I get from this is this earthy funkiness that just reeks of natural fermentation... Very delicious and I don't detect any booze at all...

A delicious example of the style... I really enjoyed this beer... Paired beautifully with some Pad Thai and a bowl of hot and sour soup

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

St. Feuillien Blonde from Brasserie St. Feuillien
3.91 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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