St. Feuillien Grand Cru | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien Grand CruSt. Feuillien Grand Cru

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien

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

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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You know, I really wish I had better access to Belgian ales that were actually made in Belgium. I hardly drink any compared to what I used to.

Pours somewhat clouded. Thin white head. Tastes quite sweet; very much so, in fact. Though it seems to be less so as the beer warms; or maybe my palate is more used to it. Mild fruits. Touch of hop spices. A nice Belgian ale.

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Photo of kmos27
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jds16
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SeriousALEment
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jonb5
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into oversized tulip.

A: Very pale shade of gold, clear, three finger head, some
lacing, clear.

S: Esters, yeast and booze.

T: Earthy, yeast, clove, orange, banana.

M: Thick body, minimal carbonation, booze gave it a
coarse edge.

O: Standard strong Belgian ale, a bit
like Duvel injected with a small dose of steroids.

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of IndyDad
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of scottgoblue314
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of bierdeflanders
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Sirre
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BucBasil
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 330ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light golden color with a good amount of carbonation and a fluffy white head that sticks around a while.

S: More savory and yeasty. Some hops coming though but overall bready.

T: Balanced but with a good contrast between yeast and hop. Bright citrusy hops shining through but a lot of fruity yeast in there as well. Some balancing malt and bread.

Overall a good beer. Wouldn't call it an extraordinary beer for the cost or the name "Grand Cru" but a solid beer. Would grab again if the price was right.

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Photo of FLima
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden color with a thick two fingers head with great retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of lemon, just a bit of Cointreau, some banana, condiments and bread.
Nice flavor, notes of pineapples, oranges, green apples, faint tea leaves, apricot, Belgian yeast, herbal and floral hops, coriander, cloves, white pepper and sugar cane. Slightly acid with a dry aftertaste. It did remind me of a Tripel.
Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is there just as a complementing flavor.
Very good Strong Ale, complex, quite rounded and elegant.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed yellow with a fat head of fizzy off white foam that pops noisily and slowly leaving a thin layer of loose bubbles on top. A we sheet of lace falls back into the beer with each sip. The nose is heavenly with a strong yeast funk, a deep fruitiness like sweetened apricot and a bit of pepper and spice. Taste is sparkling. The carbonation sparkles, the fruits glow softly and sweetly and the malt is a touch of light brown sugar. A bit of lemon shows up as the beer warms. There is a mild peppery bite to finish this one off dry and with an aftertaste that is like from a sweet pastry. Right before the swallow the yest imparts a bit of sour or crushed aspirin but it's not too strong or forceful and it really heightens the finish of the beer.

The warmth you feel from drinking this beer is not from alcohol but rather from the baked fruit sweetness and from the complexity in the yeast. This yeast is bit funky, a bit dry, a bit earthy and imparts that sour dough rising smell to the beer that I just love. A bit of wood too and I just did a paragraph on the yeast alone! The fruits and their complexity along with a delicate yet present mouthfeel are the reward to the palate and this beer is an instant favorite.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Agent1
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Blown away by the head on this beer. Super, super think and creamy. Close to two fingers and piercingly bright. Very comparable to the head of Duvel or Orval. Bubbles race to the top like there's no tomorrow. For a Golden Pale Ale, this of the nicest beers I've seen in a long, long time.

Smell - Extra citrusy on the nose. Lemon, tang, orange zest, banana and bread. Slightly sour (in a good way), dry and hoppy. Clean and fresh on the nose.

Taste - Extra vanilla compared to most Belgian Pale Ales. Lots of tropical fruits notes, too. These are two very unique features to this beer compared to others in this style. Tropical fruits: mango, banana and pineapple. Also, apple, coriander, vanilla, lemon, cloves, sourdough bread, white bread, more vanilla, pilsner malt, pale malts, clear candi sugar, noble hops and tangy rich fruits.

Mouthfeel - Perfect. High carbonation with so much zap. This brings this beer to life and ties it all together. Lively and dry. Very impressive.

Overall - I will definitely be buying a handful of these. I would love to enjoy two in a row. One 330 ml bottle is just not enough. This is a beautiful beer that stays true to the style, yet stands out with its use of tropical fruit tang, while bolstering plenty of vanilla. A perfectly balanced, dry, hoppy, sugary masterpiece.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
3.94 out of 5 based on 313 ratings.
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