St. Feuillien Triple
Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #41
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #6,783
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 11.03%
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
643
From:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  25
Gots
  101
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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Photo of Beersnake1
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.

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Photo of Alexc11
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.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
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

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Photo of DKGreen
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.

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Photo of Act25
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.

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Photo of OlaB
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.

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Photo of VABA
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

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Photo of Hanglow
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

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Photo of timon
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.

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Photo of flyingpig
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.

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Photo of REVZEB
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.

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Photo of generallee
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.

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Photo of cyrenaica
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.

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Photo of 57md
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.

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Photo of thisisshsas
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.

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Photo of The_Bujon
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.

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Photo of cjgiant
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.

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Photo of damndirtyape
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.

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Photo of biegaman
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.

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Photo of Rukeli76
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.

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Photo of Bierman9
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

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Photo of drmeto
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.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
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

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
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.

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

330 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. Purchased from the local LCBO for around $4 CDN.

Appearance - A gentle pour yielded a slightly hazy rich golden colored beer topped with two plus fingers of head. Some visible carbonation, but the head retention is impressive lasting a number of minutes and leaving some sticky lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell - Light floral esters with little bits of fruits thrown in. There's perhaps a hint of lemon, but also some pear and possible other orchard fruits. It doesn't smell sweet though as there's a slightly dank and sour aroma that accompanies many of Belgium's finest.

Taste - Juicy fruit flavors a peach and pear combo are my initial reaction with some bitter earthy flavors coming in afterwards. Some harsh booziness, but that doesn't get in the way of the other flavors too much, some light grain and powdery yeast. Some pepper and or clove starts to play a factor after repeated sips.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated as expected for the style and a dry but not super dry finish. Body is light but the booze is definitely recognizable. Feels like a 8.5% ABV beer in the back of the throat.

Overall - While St. Feuillien's Triple isn't at the top of the totem pole, it is a solid beer that features many of the greatest features of a tripel, dry finish, some booziness and fine aromas of orchard fruit with just a hint of citrus. It doesn't have that one standout feature that elevates it to the level of a La FIn Du Monde or Westmalle Tripel, it nonetheless is fairly approachable and quite delicious, making this a worthy treat while it's in stock.

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 643 ratings