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St. Feuillien Grand Cru | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien Grand CruSt. Feuillien Grand Cru
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
320 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:
#5,444
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
320
pDev:
10.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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15
Gots:
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of enrique_m
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

grarbbed a 4 pack with glass that is a oversized wine glass, which was used and had it with chipotle gouda and vinta crackers. it poured an unfiltered golden brew with the bubbbles flowing up the middlle and it gave about 2.5 inches of head. this beer has a lot of smell when you first pour it and it is of oranges, peaches, and pears. the taste is smooth and light with a litttle taste of apricots. being a bottle conditioned beer it tingles the tongue and that is always a plus. overall this is a refreshing brew that is a straight up beer with not much taste and a great feel.

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

Photo of Miccal
4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopSavant
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of benlhoest
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josvemden
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lekker, niet heel scherp hoppig. Aanrader

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Photo of Yoann
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - Hazy and pale, almost yellow with a heavy foam
S - Citrusy hops
T - The citrus taste lets a strong iron aftertaste
M - Strong carbonation
O - Not bad at all but I really feel that iron aftertaste more than anything else.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4ster
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ant1
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rale
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevinlater
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle into goblet. "best before 08/11/2016". consumed on june 24, 2015

a: golden yellow with a finger of white head

s: pilsner-like malts are quite dominant. notes of mild overripe banana, spicy yeast, and a pinch of lemon. hints of apricot

t: prevalent yeast flavours but not overly so. spicy banana accompanied by lemon and backed by sweet bready malt. medium-minus bitterness

m: tons of bubbly carbonation in a creamy medium-plus body. might be one of the best mouthfeels i've ever had in a belgian ale

o: a stellar, balanced brew with amazing mouthfeel

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Photo of dryndantheman
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thehyperduck
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Aug 11 2016 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy golden-blonde colour, capped off with nearly two inches of fluffy, billowing, sparkling white head. Extremely effervescent, which probably explains its prodigious capacity for retention - ten minutes in, there is still a sizeable, lumpy cap of foam seated atop, with gobs of lace left stubbornly clinging to the glass. The aroma consists of a mixture of orchard fruit and spicy yeast notes - lots of lemon zest, pear and vinous white grape, with hints of red apple, apricot, pepper, clove, and grainy pale malt sweetness.

A fabulous strong pale ale. Pale, grainy/bready malts and some powdered sugar sweetness soon give way to orchard fruit flavours of pear, apricot, apple, banana and white grapes. It becomes yeastier/spicier as you approach the end, throwing out hints of lemon pith and peppery clove spice before ending on an earthy, vibrantly yeasty note. Finishes off-dry, with lingering yeast/spice tones and some mild ethanol warmth that increases as the glass approaches room temperature. Medium-full in body, with lively carbonation levels that prickle the palate, result in a crisp, yet creamy mouthfeel.

[Updated Aug 7 2016]

Last bottle; same BB date, but served at cellar temp this time. Tried this back-to-back with Duvel for comparison. The aggressive carbonation remains intact, as do the abundant orchard fruit flavours and spicy notes. I really enjoy St. Feuillien Grand Cru - though admittedly it's not as smooth as some examples of this style, with a bit more alcohol burn, so I can understand its middling grades. Starting to push the boundary between BSPA and tripel. Worth a try - I really enjoy this beer, and I'd say it's worth seeking out if you're a hardcore fan of similar Belgian products. Hope to see this one return to Ontario in the future.

Final Grade: 4.42, an excellent A.

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

The alcohol punches through almost to a fault until your pallet is coated, at which point it calms down. Strong on yeast with pronounced aftertaste. Definitely an SPA and an acquired taste for me personally.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wajohnst
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerQuebec
4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

St. Feuillien Grand Cru from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 320 ratings
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