St. Feuillien Brune
Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien BruneSt. Feuillien Brune
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From:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
 
Belgium
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #61
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,763
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 12.17%
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
294
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 15, 2024
Added:
Oct 23, 2002
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  40
This brown ale has a marked ruby brown colour with a generous and lasting head. It has a distinctive aroma reflecting the wide range of ingredients used in its production. The fruitiness resulting from its fermentation blends harmoniously with a dominant liquorice and caramel flavour. The body is decidedly malty. The bitterness is the result of a complex alchemy between the fine hops and special malts used. These give St-Feuillien Brune a typical dark chocolate appearance. This beer creates an endless variety of sensations with a lingering taste and powerful aroma.
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Rated: 4 by Dethark from England

Jan 15, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.05 by Shiredave from New York

Jun 08, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the stubby bottle, it pours a hazy brown color with a nice light brown head that slowly reduces and leaves some spotty lacing. The nose gets a light roast malty scent. The mouth gets yeasty roasted malt.
Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cerveza de color marrón, con un dedo de espuma de retención media. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta, caramelo y ciruela. Sabor dulce equilibrado, con la aparición de levadura y regaliz.
Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.38 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Oct 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

Sep 22, 2020
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Reviewed by HopMaester from Canada (ON)

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle bought on sales from the LCBO.
8.5% alcohol so not for the faint hearted
Poured about 70% of it and shook the sediment and poured again

L: Ruby colored with nice head but no lacing
S: Slight Malt with a full body flavor
T: Very Belgian Monk style beer. Exactly what i expect out of it
F: Medium-full body, spicy & highly carbonated, sweet middle, prickly bitterness with long, drying finish.
O: Complex Beer thats great to sit in a park and enjoy
Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by SayBoom from Ukraine

May 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by -steve- from Canada (ON)

May 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by bikko from Canada (ON)

Apr 20, 2020
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Reviewed by andaub

3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I was really looking forward to this one and will try again to see if anything changes. Light dark ale, not much for the bouquet, average malt and strong beer to the pallet. Nice look to it. Will try again for sure, bur very disappointed after a the hype and various reviews I had read. Average strong ale.
Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Feb 07, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle purchased from the LCBO.

A: Dark ruby-brown appearance with a one-finger cap of bubbly tan foam.

S: Raisin, red plum, black liquorice. Light yeastiness, with some caramel. Hints of ethanol and cocoa.

T: Largely follows nose, with substantial sweetness mid-palate and balanced bitterness to end.

M: Medium-full body, spicy & highly carbonated, sweet middle, prickly bitterness with long, drying finish.

O: An enjoyable, relatively complex Belgian dubbel. Worth trying IMO.
Feb 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Nov 19, 2019
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle. 8.5% ABV. Dark chestnut brown. Thick frothy and tan head.
Rich aroma of fruity malt and indistinct liquorice.
The fruit continues upon tasting. Dried figs and prunes. Demi-sec. Lightly caramelised demerara.
Moderate to full bodied. Gentle carbonation.
Enjoyable and easy drinking high ABV beer.
Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L- Poured slowly so some sediment left in bottle. Really rich dark chestnut with a reddish hue. Pours with 1-2cm of tan foam, recedes slowly.
S- Prominent, I could smell it from a foot away! It smells toasty and up closer the alcohol smell is clear (unusual for me to smell the alcohol in this way, even in beers this high ABV%).
T- Rich toasty malts are at the fore-front. The 'Beer Info' suggests flavours of caramel and liquorice; the former is clear, the latter is evading me today. The finish is hoppier/brighter than one might expect from an 8.5% brew.
F- It never seems OTT/over-rich though it's clear from the feel that it packs a punch.
O- These styles of beers risk being over-rich versus my palate. But this one with a notably bright finish didn't do that. I'm now rather torn between liking this or their Blonde beer more. I think it might be the Blonde that I had yesterday, which to me revealed a broader taste spectrum.

A Canadian poster below states that the bottle he had is 8.5% and not 7.5% per the headers/listing above; mine is also 8.5%.
Purchased from M+S, London W8, UK. BB 18/06/2020.
The lable pictured above has changed, it's now a mix of rusty red and very pale tan, a simple coat of arms + text. ie no longer a multi-coloured image of a landscape.
Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
11.2 oz bottle. Poured out a murky, dark brown color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of dark dried fruits, toffee and caramel. Sweet caramel and toffee with cherry and apple.
Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by generallee from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This Abbey Dubbel has loads of sweet malt and fruity estery Belgian yeast notes making their way from the glass to my nose. On the tongue I get smooth caramel, figs plums and nectarines. Hop flavor and bitterness is mild offering a little herbal spice to balance its sweet overall profile. It's well carbonated and full on the palate with a little stickiness. This and it's 7.5% abv make it a nice slow sipping and interesting libation.
May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by The_Bujon from Ireland

4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep red hazy body, topped with caramel head. A real looker.

Aroma is spiced fruit, malty and with a sweet alcohol effervescence.

Taste brings through a nice caramel as per head. Malty and loaded at the front with spiced fig.

Feel has a twang of artificial sweetness, but certainly goes down smooth. Aftertaste is more of those lovely caramel notes.

Overall, this beer tastes smells and feels exactly as it's appearance suggests, no hidden surprises, and might be why it isn't rated higher. I recommend taking it slightly chilled as the retention is pretty good for a bruin.

Those who have given this an average 3.5 should revisit....my opinion this is an excellent drop, and one I'll make a point of ordering at the bar.
Jan 18, 2018
St. Feuillien Brune from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 294 ratings