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St. Feuillien Grand Cru | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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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
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
302
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
19.8%
 
 
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 302
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the COOP over the weekend... Thanks Matt!!

Pours with a fantastic white head... great lacing atop slightly cloudy pale golden brew...

Nose is nice.. smells more dry than most BSPA... good pale malt profile with some light apple and pear and a lesser clove/white peppercorn note.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a bit of apricot and light lemon zest added to the esters... and a nice grassy hoppiness plays from front to back...

Great drinkability for sure... near perfect body and carbonation.. I would NEVER guess the ABV... I love the lingering hoppiness that plays among all the Belgian qualities... I really liked this one.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.93/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours gold with a large, lasting white head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, soft peppery phenols and cloves. Reminiscent of a hefe, but with some soft light fruit added.
In the way of flavours, it's booze, doughy yeast and soft wheat. Not great, there's nothing to distract from the alcohol.
Carbonation is way over the top.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle with a best by date of 06/09/13 pours a mostly clear, light gold color with a fluffy white head. Awesome retention and moderate lacing.

Nose is chalky, fruity and grainy with a fair amount of floral hops. Smells good, pretty much spot on for a BSPA.

Mmmm, so soft...so fruity. Delicate as hell and just pure beer enjoyment in a glass. If this was affordable in a 6-pack format it would be in my fridge at all times. $6 for a small bottle though is a bit cost-prohibitive. The light, honeyed grains blend perfectly with a deft touch of hop flavor and bitterness. All complimented by a firm, fruity yeast presence. This might actually be better than Duvel, but its been awhile since I last had one. ABV is ridiculously hidden, I'd have never guessed this is even above 8%. Grand Cru indeed! One of the finest beers I have had in awhile.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a pale and bit cloudy yellow color with a huge bubbled white fluffy head that never disappears completely leaving some lacings. Medium retention

S: Smell is sweet, citrus and malty. Also yeasty. Honey, orange zest, lemon zest, malt, quite citrus lemony hops and Belgian yeasts

T: Follows the nose. Mild sweet upfront, Orange and lemon zest, honey, malts, Belgian yeasts and citrus earthy hops bitterness in the end

M: Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation. Good bitter-sweet balance. A little bit molasses sensation

O: Very drinkable well done beer. No regret!

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : pale golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : fruity and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : fruity flavours, with spices notes and yeasty finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong ale.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy pale Gold colour with a two fingered White head that reduces to a film.

S - Plenty of orange and lemon aromas with some yeast and spice. Very nice.

T - So damn smooth is this beer. Small hops with spicey malts and a beautifully balanced sweetness that is slightly floric. The 9.5% is nowhere to be seen.

M - Medium body and carbpnation that makes this beer so smooth.

O - Now this is a must try. I was so damn impressed by this brew. Quintisentially Belgian and perfectly balanced between hop, sweetness, malt and spice.

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Photo of Filosoof
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I find this one difficult to rate. It's a great beer, but is it the name Grand Cru worthy? My conclusion is that this is a very nice triple, interesting, under a lovely label.

L: gold, clear, great top;
S: little spicyness, bread, malt;
T: straight forward triple, but of high quality;
M: could it be better? Maybe a bit bitterness lacking.
O: very enjoyable triple.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one from the Lan Man, the beknighted one.

St. Feuillien Grand Cru, Biere Extra Blonde de degustation (I'm not sure what that means…?)…maybe it's in English somewhere, even on the back of the label?

"Grand Cru is an extra blonde beer crafted for sheer taste by St.-Feuillien brewery. Grand Cru owes it's strong character to secondary fermentation in the bottle, along with a quintessential blend of the most noble hops and the finest fermentation aromas."

Clouded golden coloring, slim and soon gone head.

Peach and apricot meet orange and lemon, with a pepper-y side note, then in rushes the yeast and all it's glory. That's the aroma in a nutshell. Low bitterness, some sweet, and then a touch of sour.

Taste: Zing! All that and more splashes on the palate, and slides down with ease. Medium bodied, plumb with special malt and tasty Belgian yeast. Hops lay low, delivering a modicum of bitter balance. Very mellow, yet flowing with unique character, and not betraying the high alcohol content (9.5%, says the bottle.)

Easy-going, slightly fruity finish, ends on a dryish note. Satisfying, flavorful, and, how do you say? Yum.

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

33 cl bottel poured in a tulip glass
A : Hazy pale yellow with a large head.
S : grassy hops in the nose with pale, honeyish malt, and yeast.
T : is honey-malty, flowery-aromatic, yeasty and very refreshing for the ABV. Slight wheaty-saisony sourness and some hop bite in the finish, but not too much.
D : Medium body, soft and foamy CO2.
O : Very delicious and well balanced strong blond with fully hidden alcohol.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, spicy with some dry candy sugar. In the taste, A bit spicy, anise, and licorice. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry licorice like aftertaste. Nice mix of spice and licorice and anise, also hiding the 9.5% well.

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