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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 Cadbury
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valianes
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mick303
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had from bottle into tulip glass, crisp light golden with a good initial head, some lace but not much.

S - Smell is of yeasty spice notes, old musty trunks, ripe stone fruit, pepper and lemon, ripe cheese,an interesting mix of fresh floral notes with deeper musty yeast notes, but very good.

T - lemon, creamy yeast, biscuit malt, some leather, florals, red current, Strong belgian yeast presence with some smoked pepper and woody yeast notes, really tasty, and hold the alcohol at bay. Earthy, robust and with a bright alcohol/floral spice to it.

M - delightful, strong and balanced, good assertive carbonation and has a pronounced malty/yeasty feel on the palate, ending with some dry spice notes.

Quite tasty, I would say this is a good representation. A bit assertive on some of the floral and dry citrus flavours but they fit rather well. Alcohol adds some heft to the body but avoids interfering with the flavour and really lets the yeast shine. A bit sweet but that is okay. On point, and St Feuillien have produced a delicious Grand Cru blond here that still captures some of the delicious spiciness.

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Photo of Jaisell
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ludachris
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A tall and billowing thick, dense white head forms quickly and stays for a very, very long time. Its champagne like carbonation can be seen through its slightly hazy straw golden body. Chunky legs of lace are spattered along the sides of the glass.

Heaps of creamy phenolics stream out of the glass. Ripe banana, bubblegum, and clove are most notable. There's big, juicy Anjou pear that becomes more and more noticeable as it warms. A dusty, doughy, peppery backbone gives it some sturdiness. Its alcohol character is sweet and fruity, really accentuating its pear skin quality.

Ripe bosc pear comes out quick and juicy. Smooth bubblegum follows closely behind. The alcohol serves as a thin, sweet encasing. At 9.5% ABV, it's masterfully disguised. The finish is dry with a sticky sweetness and subtle chalky bitterness.

It's lusciously creamy and smooth. Slightly dense but not at all heavy. Rich and sweet but not cloying or overbearing. The absence of any pronounced alcohol character is remarkable. For me, its feel is flawless. Rarely do I finish the bottle before I'm done a review and this is one of the exceptions, solely because how much of a joy it is to drink.

This reminded me of why my favorite Belgian style is the strong pale ale. Outstanding in every aspect from beginning to end. Its biggest differentiating factor relative to the style, as stated on their website, is its lack of spiciness and I loved it for that. As much as I love Delirium, I would take this over it any day of the week.

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jtosch
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just what I needed after mowing a gigantic, I mean huge...lawn.

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Photo of Bf_89
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of abcdmichel
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice and delicate taste. High in alcool 9.5%...This is an amazing beer, almost sweet. Perfect bubble balance. Definitely a very grand cru.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saint Feuillien Grand Cru pours straw to gold with a slight haze under a pure brilliant white 3” foam cap that rises slightly above the glass rim. The foam cap slowly collapses to a thick, lacy producing film. A stone fruity nose with a hint of over ripeness, citrus and light bread. Pear to peach begin the palate lightly sweetened by caramel over a background of light malts finishing with a mild earthy hop accent on the finish. It has a very creamy medium body with above average carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable.

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

Photo of mush
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.50 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Pours a huge head that lasts forever. Light gold.

S- Tons here. Lots of malt and a yeast that just clubs you.

T- Bubble gum good. Yeast galore. Unbelievable amount of yeast really. Not overpowering though

M- Dry and creamy at the same time LOL. Nice blend overall.

O- Wish I had more in the cellar. This one had a year on it before trying and still carbonated from hell.

Food Pairing

This wonderful beer went well with...... Braised short beef rib. Nice hold up believe it or not.

Enjoy

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Photo of DaverCS
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Stella glass. 2 finger white head. Nice lacing. Head dissepates rather quickly (strange for the style).

Aroma is citrusy and mainly yeasty. The beer surprisingly isnt that sharp on the nose.

Taste immediately is pleasant with some nice citrus notes and a kick of nice carbonation. However, then the beer tumbles for me. It has this funky tobacco/ smokey ending that really just isn't good. It almost taste like a stale beer mixed with burnt wood. Slightly like wet hay. Not the crisp finish that i prefer. Has some spice, but again just seems to fall flat in comparison to its counterparts. Definitely not a repeat especially for the price ( BTW this beer is fresh, so that's not an issue). This flavor does dissolve as the beer warms, but who wants to leave their beer to sit for it to taste good?! They do an excellent job hiding the ABV,and The beer isn't overly sweet or dry (pretty well balanced in that aspect).

Overall, there are about 1000 other Belgian beers that will put this to shame! Even most American attempts can pull it off better than this one. I would pair this with a lighter pasta maybe one with a garlic and olive oil sauce with sautéed shrimp. I give it a 77/100.

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Photo of educorgan
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScotB260
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Sarmento
4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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