St. Feuillien Grand Cru | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien Grand CruSt. Feuillien Grand Cru
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3.96/5
Very Good
328 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:
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Added by OWSLEY069 on 09-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,216
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
328
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of jroof1
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the out of date bottle, it pours a clear golden color with a monstrous head! I found the nose appealing and the taste as well. This is a beer well worth trying!

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Photo of ChrisMartinez
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of 9300Beerlover
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle - a 'grand cru' that is pale? Fuck, I was in the mood for a strong dark ale, but whatevs.

This beer pours a mostly clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and chunky bone-white head, which leaves a bit of splotchy and sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, further indistinct cereal notes, muddled tropical fruit, a bit of estery yeastiness, gentle earthy spice, and some weak leafy, weedy, and gently perfumed noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a much lesser bland caramel sweetness, mixed and matched citrus and pome fruity notes, clover honey, phenolic Low Countries yeast, and more well understated leafy, earthy, and sauced-up floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing else really messing with the metrics here. It finishes off-dry, in a typically yeasty, bready, and fruity manner.

Overall - I have never been more bored with such a heady brew, and that is all on me, I must profess. Maybe I'm just tired of the Belgian yeast component in my recent samplings, but I just can't get it up for this one, even though I may have earlier in the day (or my life).

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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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St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 328 ratings