St. Feuillien Triple
Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #41
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,764
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 11.03%
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
648
From:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  28
Gots
  103
SCORE
89
Very Good
St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
Notes: This beer has a white, smooth and very compact head. Its pale amber colour is very characteristic revealing a distinctive maltiness. It has a rich aroma with a unique combination of aromatic hops, spices and the typical bouquet of fermentation – very fruity. Secondary fermentation in the bottle gives it a unique aroma due to the presence of yeast. St-Feuillien Triple has a very strong and exceptionally lingering taste thanks to its density and its long storage period. Whether served as a refreshing aperitif in summer or savoured during the winter months, the Triple is a connoisseur’s beer par excellence.
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JonnoWillsteed from England

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- Mid straw yellow, very slight haze. Pours with thin white head.
S- Bready, woody, hints of spice.
T- That lovely medium-dry deep and solid intricateness that goes on and on. Hints of say coriander pop up but it and others are subtle within the whole.
F- Feels like a solid beer, with an over-riding sense of spiciness.
O- Would go well in winter, but being quite light on the malts/roasting is versatile.
330ml bottle from Beerhawk/UK

Dec 08, 2019
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Beersnake1 from California

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from cellar temp. Pours a nice transparent golden yellow with LOTS of white head. Nose is toffee, hops, mint, clove, apples. Taste is really interesting. A tad bitter upfront, but sweet on the back end for me. Some nice grapes, apples, and a touch of citrus. Still picking up mint and clove on the aftertaste. Super smooth beer with some nice earthy malts.

Aug 28, 2019
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Alexc11 from Canada

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick, foamy head along with highly carbonated light gold color. Malt, spice and sweet all the way in both taste and aroma with a peppery finish. Light, crisp tasting for 8.5% alcohol content. Everything balances out nicely.

Jun 02, 2019
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium: Capped, tulip glass.
Opacity: Mostly clear, slightly veiled.
Color: Dark straw/Light gold with decent activity.
Head: Tight foamy and light creamy 3 finger.
Legs: Average but good lacing and swirl reaction.
Smell: Straw/Belgian yeast/Flowers.
Taste: Passion fruit/Lemon/Clove/Banana.
Feel: Spicy/Floral/Zesty/Bready.
Body: Medium fluffy and smooth.
Carbonation: Almost champagne like.
Overall: Superb quality Tripel of classic style with lots of personality. A bit alcoholic but not vinous, warming and still treacherous.

Visual 7.5/10 - Flavors 8.5/10 - Sensations 9/10 - Balance 9/10 -
Freshness 6/10 - Intensity 7.5/10 - Complexity 9/10 - Appreciation 9/10

Mar 13, 2019
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DKGreen from California

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Medium head with some decent lacing and great mouthfeel, lots of carbonation in the mouth at first being bottle conditioned, yeasty, banana, spices such as clove that comes with a slight citrus peel finish.

Mar 02, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bargain at 8 at Rattle N Hum NYC. _ A must try brew pub with empty tables for 6.
A) Lofts white, smooth and compact head. over hazy,. pale amber body - all last and lace.
S) Spice first then hops, followed by fruity yeast,.
T) All of the above in tight, balanced package.
F) Feel is superior due to long bottle fermentation.
O) Loved it and would blind taste with all other Tripels.

Feb 21, 2019
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OlaB from Norway

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a medium top of white head that dissolves quickly. Aroma is of yeast,light bread, apples, apricots, banana, pears,citrus, herbs,peppercorn and floral hops. The flavour is sweet and fruity with dry and spicy notes and some light bready tones in the back. The finish has a slight bitterness with some floral notes and the aftertaste has a good lenght. A little to sweet but else the balance is good. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
A great and enjoyable triple, but it lacks that little extra to put it with the best.

Nov 17, 2018
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a light clear golden color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma had pleasant fruity and yeasty hints
T-The taste follows the nose with fruity and yeasty flavors
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A nice Belgian beer

Sep 23, 2018
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Hanglow from Scotland

3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold, huge head

light phenolic aroma. could do with some noble hops imo


tasteis sweet, tiniest touch of lactic tang, no bitterness, bit of cereal to it. It's not bad.

med body, dryish finish.

A well made beer, not very intersting

Sep 11, 2018
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timon from California

3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Different, but not my cup of tea. When I get a tripel, I'm in the mood for sweet, fruity and smooth. This is a bit bitter, fruity, yes, but dry too. It's like a Sapporo mixed with a tripel. Interesting, but again, not my cup of tea.

Jul 21, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from Carrefour, Brussels (£1.35):
This one was a very nice triple with a pleasant sweetness in the early going from the banana before some nice floral flavours & spices started to come through alongside some nice yeast & touches of alcohol. It was very well balanced & quite easy to drink despite the strength with some bread & pale malts with a little apple & pear in there too. Perhaps not a beer that hits the heights of Westmalle Tripel but it's not too far off it either.

Jul 15, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clearly on the light and airy end of the tripel spectrum, and this beer does it well. Lemon grass, floral and spices like clove and pepper fill the nose, with a hint of orange rind. The taste presents a yeast forward complexion that rushes upward to a light finish with lemon and flowers, almost rose like. Very well balanced, yet buttery light.

Jul 07, 2018
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generallee from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one has a lighter nose and less complex flavor than the Blonde Ale. Still it is very good. I get tangerines with a flash of orange blossom honey over pale malt and then well balanced hop bitterness fading into the finish. The hops and a complimentary floral and bitter orange peel flavor.

May 20, 2018
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cyrenaica from Canada

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle
8.5% ABV
Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
April 25, 2016
The beer pours a hazed straw gold with a half inch foamy snow white cap that lasts throughout. The aroma is honey, yeast, sweet fruits, and grains. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with above-average carbonation. The flavour is sweet malt, light pepper notes, citrus, honey, and yeast.

Apr 20, 2018
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear straw color with over a finger of head. The nose is yeasty and soapy. The flavor has a dash if citrus to go along with the yeasty taste. The finish is semi-dry.

Jan 27, 2018
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thisisshsas from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden color with less than average head on pour. smell is faint. Despite the alcohol content the taste is a bit subdued. Notes of lavender and a hint of orange. slightly sweet aftertaste. Drank from a growler that was filed earlier today. A Triple that knows what it is, but makes you wonder if you'd like another one.

Sep 06, 2017
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The_Bujon from Ireland

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear with minimal head, beer almost looks flat and is definitely a weak element.

Aroma is nicely spiced with a touch of citrus.

Taste is very good, real irony element to this brew, alcohol comes through in just the right quantity, and the citrus notes are there.

Feel is a touch effervescent, but overall the brew is well balanced.

This is such a nearly legendary beer, just needed a decent foamy head, and a touch less gas.

Jul 29, 2017
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 1/2016, so over a year old:
It's obvious that this bottle had some signs of oxidation, but the effects were not too detrimental, IMO. The maltiness I expected was present but paired with an earthiness that had only a slight note of "skunk" to it. I cannot know for sure until I try a fresher bottle, but the end result was still refreshing.

Pours a night golden, clear, and with what actually to me was too much head. Some lacing as the white fluff sustained.

Nose is grassy, light citrus zest, dried spices, and just the lightest hint of sulfur.

Taste starts dry, gains a little sweetness, then the grass, earth note, and a light bite of alcohol. Lingering grass and again, light skunk.

Apr 26, 2017
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damndirtyape from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a St. Feuillien chalice. Bottle stamp: L5073 10:32 02/07/2013.

Appearance: Slow pour to leave the sediment behind gave a hazy translucent gold-orange. Thin persistent white head with fine strands of lacing noted.

Smell: Strong fruity ester aroma along with a nice yeasty/bready aroma.

Taste: Fruity esters, yeast, bready malt, some phenol, and a nice noble hop leafy finish.

Mouthfeel: Initial strong carbonation with a dry finish gave way to an light mouthfeel that is still dry but leaves some stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A very very good Tripel. I could easily have another one right now. A slow sipping and savoring beer that I think would pair really well with a wide range of food. Went well with black bean tacos in this case. I will definitely seek this one out again.

Dec 27, 2016
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biegaman from Canada

4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

St. Feuillien Triple, like all great examples in this style, has a dense but still glowing golden complexion and can be distinguished by its giant marshmallow-like head and the pearly lace it produces. That big white cushion never fades, not even as the liquid beneath it dissipates. It's a highly regal looking beer, especially when poured into its proper chalice.

Spice, fruit, sweetness, hops and grain - you name it, this style has it all. This particular example is especially rich in juicy mandarin orange and tropical papaya notes, zesty fresh-grated ginger and honey-graham biscuits, though a whole slew of other flavours including white peppercorn, banana, coriander, cut grass, vanilla, roses, and baked cereal grains are noted too.

The taste can't possibly offer much more than what the aroma already has, but the hearty, wholesome extent of the malt is perhaps better appreciated on the palate. The crisp, lightly honeyed wholewheat flavour is contrasted against a fairly perceptible bitterness, cracked coriander and grated ginger, as well as a variety of temperate and tropical climate fruits.

It's really worth repeating just how exceptionally harmonious a balance this brewer strikes between the spicy, fruity, grainy and herbal elements. Not to mention how they fade the 8.5% so seamlessly into the whole thing! Such high carbonation probably helps ease in the alcohol, though thankfully doesn't erase that soft, warming sensation felt on the finish.

I recently tasted St. Feuillien Triple side-by-side with Westmalle, Karmeliet and Gouden Carolus - not only three of the style's highest rated (and original archetype!) but also my all-time personal favourites. Not only did it hold its own but, the case could easily be made, was every bit as good as the others, possibly even better. I put this one squarely up there with the best.

Nov 30, 2016
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Rukeli76 from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A well-aged 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass at cellar temperature.

Slightly hazy light amber colour. Soapy three-inch head and moderate lacing.

Nose is spicy yeast and a hint of booze.

Flavour is dominated by spicy and fruity yeast esters. Lots of white pepper and clove. Apple cider. Not too much candi sugar sweetness left in this well-aged bottle. Lots of booziness, though. Whoah.

Seems like low carbonation and slightly heavy body for a tripel. Booze is ever-present.

I really like this tripel, but not for its tripel-like qualities. While I tend to associate tripels with driness, well-attenuated candi sugar sweetness/crisp booziness, and lots of sharp spicy yeast esters, this is earthy and slightly funky. Recommended.

Oct 22, 2016
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a 0.33l bottle (€5.80) at de Gouverneur in Maastricht on 22SEP16.

It was a bright golden bier, with lots of fine carbo swirling up. Had a creamy, 3/4", slightly off-white head which lasted well, with good lacing. Aroma was a bit bready with some tropical fruit and honey. Had a medium body, and was fairly smooth, with only minimal prickle.

Tasted a bit doughy, with more honey, some pear, green apple and a bit of lemon peel noted. Was more on the fruity side, with not too much in the way of any spicy character. Had a dry, slightly chalky finish. Solid.

4.02/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1841

Oct 06, 2016
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drmeto from Germany

3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with a big,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-apple,honey,lemon,alcohol,white bread,doughy,candied sweets,pineapple
T:
-lemon,grassy,spicy,sugar,acidic
-finishes dry
-medium to high,lingering bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
A good Tripel,though i liike Tripel's sweet & spicy and not this fruity.

Sep 11, 2016
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EmperorBevis from England

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draught at the Atrincham Belgian bar
Nice slightly cloudy golden body with gentile white head
Nice slightly tart flavour some toffee some vinegar some banana
Overall v good

Jun 01, 2016
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy pale gold with a rocky head that lasts a while but doesn't muster up much lace. Bread, fruity, phenolic Belgian yeast esters and herbal hops in the aroma. The taste is doughy with honey and pear hints. Alcohol is immodest for the ABV, adding prickly spicyness. Some herbal, floral hops and light bitterness in the back. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a vigorous carbonation.

A decent Tripel, though a bit boozy and could be more lively in the hop department.

May 29, 2016
St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 648 ratings