St. Feuillien Grand Cru | Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien Grand CruSt. Feuillien Grand Cru
BA SCORE
82%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 317 ratings
St. Feuillien Grand CruSt. Feuillien Grand Cru
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,201
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
317
Liked:
260
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a Duvel glass.

A: The body is yellow and cristalline, presenting zero haziness. The head is dense, white with a two finger thickness that shows great retention. There's also some good lacing. Just not liking the way the carbonation leaves the bottom of the glass.
S: The aroma is hoppy with a giant profile of belgian yeast, much like Duvel but with a sweet touch.
T: As an extent of the aroma, the taste is mich like Duvel's, having a minor citrus upfront profile then turning into a hoppy bbitterness that blends very well together with the belgian yeast.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is maybea bit excessive. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is mild.
O: Good BSPA, though I like Duvel a bit more.

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Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bird_soul
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of drmeto
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-banana,grainy,cereals,honey,slight orange,white wine,herbal,spicy,citrus
T:
-honey,grainy,orange,grainy,citrus,sweet/spicy finish
F:
-high carbonation
-medium to full body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
A really good Belgian Strong Ale/Tripel Hybrid.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy honey-like color, three finger white head, messy lacing, tons of carbonation.

S: Hops, oak, raisins.

T: Hops, oak, raisins, wine, sweet.

F: Carbonated mouthfeel, medium bodied.

O: Great Belgian beer!

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Probably my favorite style, its advantage is that it does well with food.
St Feuillien's Grand Cru has two important things recommending it.
First, it is a blonde Grand Cru... and most are dark. St. Feuillien made a blonde good enough to carry the name.
Second, its carbonation cuts the heaviness and fats of food, a really good service to enjoy a meal. (The bottle drank for this review played well with a tomato and rosemary risotto.)
Slightly common in its looks, its fruity aromas really draw me in. Taste is balanced. And while the bubbly is good to cleanse the palate to make ready for more and different food, the feel does not inspire.
I will finish this 4-pack as accompaniment to French and Italian foods.

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Photo of Foley67
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingSlayer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierman9
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second offering at de Gouvereur in Maastricht on 22SEP16. A 0.33l bottle set me back €6.10.

This one threw me off a bit, as I was expecting something Quad-like, with the name Grand Cru. It was a clear, medium-golden brew, with aggressive carbo and a fine, mousse-like, off-white head. Foam started at 3/4" and had a slow ebb, with solid lace left behind. Smelled a touch bready and crackery with some mild tropical fruit. Medium body and medium feel; minimal prickle - minimal problems.

Taste followed the aroma, with crackery, bready malts and some light fruit action. Had a touch of honey, with some pear and apple present. Ended up enjoying it though I expected a Quad and not a BSPA.... Cheers!

3.96/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of windowside
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Determined419
4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of killcore
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one really surprised me. Poured into an oversized wine glass, bottled July 2015. Upon opening the bottle, the fragrance / nose / aroma struck me immediately. One of the most fragrant (in a positive sense) beers I have had in awhile. Bubbly and effervescent. Now I need to find one that is a bit fresher for comparison. Am surprised the reviews are lower on this one than I would expect.

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St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 82% out of 100 with 317 ratings
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