St. Feuillien Triple
Brasserie St. Feuillien

St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
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From:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #75
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,588
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 11.11%
Reviews:
321
Ratings:
670
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 19, 2024
Added:
Dec 07, 2002
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  104
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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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle production dated 26/06/23 into a snifter.
L: SRM 3 Pours a radiant light orange gold with a slight yeast haze, slowly poured, a thin white head that is just edge foam, very good steady carbonation bubbles, no lacing, extremely light sediment over time.
S: Banana bread, spices, light fruits, a hint of grains.
T: Banana, citrus, clove, light apple, pear, lemon, orange, a touch of confection sugar, wheat, Belgian yeast, distant grains, sweet maltiness, fruit esters are throughout. It is medium-full flavored and is overall fruity.
F: Quite brisk to lightly punchy then moderately smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with a smooth & soft medium length finish that has delicate dryness.
O: Gently sweet, fruity, and very tasty. Superb feel. One of the best Belgian Triples I've had. It has a beautiful balance overall and is world-class in its style.
Feb 19, 2024
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had this on draft 1/22/24 @ the Hopleaf.

Semi-opaque dull orange rust appearance.

Small white head; strong lacing remained.

Melon, mild banana & faint clove notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Melon & faint banana flavors up front; spring water, mild lemon & faint clove notes on the finish.

Bright, easy to drink, but with a nice depth. World class.
Jan 29, 2024
 
Rated: 3.75 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Dec 18, 2023
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Reviewed by txaudiophile from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Not my favorite triple, but very good none the less. A little sweeter than I would like (I taste a lot of apple?), but it is still very pleasant and enjoyable. Does not taste near as strong as it is.
Oct 23, 2023
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Reviewed by solok from California

3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Redder color, compared to most tripels. Foamy head. Hoppy scent. Juicy taste with viscous mouth feel. Bitter notes. Minimal spice.
Less effervescent and dry than some tripels or Belgian strong pale ales.
Oct 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by LA2ED7

Sep 20, 2023
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear amber color with a tall stiff head with moderate lacing.

Smells of yeast and spice.

Tastes of malt, yeast and spice with a salty and peppery moderately bitter finish.

Medium b0dy and carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

This brew is true to the style but more bitter than most. I think it would be better if less bitter.
Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by C-Stockwell from Rhode Island

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: very large white head and transparent gold body
S: molasses, banana, chalk or oyster shells, and pepper
T: maple syrup, bread, and hops spice
F: excellent carbonation

Reasonably good beer with no harsh alcohol bite, but not equivalent to the classic Belgian triples like Duvel, Golden Draak, and Piraat. Would go well with seafood or white meat. A bit lacking in flavor and nuance.
Jan 19, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle, it pours a clear to ever so slightly hazy yellow color with a modest, though long lasting, white head that does leave a touch of lacing. The nose gets some spice and a little yeast. The mouth gets a spicy malt brew that is easy to drink.
Nov 02, 2022
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Rated by MichaelDaMac from Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got better with every sip!
May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
11.20oz brown bottle. Label is marked for bottling date as '19/03/2021'.
Partly cloudy, pale gold colored body with circulating particles. Big white foam head; took three pours to empty the bottle. Leaves partial sheets of lacing.
Aroma of lightly toasted malts, fruit like apricot and apple, and yeast esters. Not overly strong.
Taste is strong from the fruit and from the yeast. Fruit expressions of apple, pear, and apricot. Big spice, like coriander, from shortly in until the end. Belgian yeast is slightly sour. Good malt undertones. Tangy in the aftertaste.
Silky thickness for mouth feel. Quite dry. Excellent carbonation.
Backed by the malts, the taste is fruit and yeast dominated. Old world beer making. So complex but yet not unapproachable.
May 04, 2022
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brasserie St. Feuillien 'Tripel' @ 8.5% , served from a 330 ml bottle
A-pour is a clear gold from the bottle to glass with a large fluffy white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the tulip
S-Belgian yeast , top fermenting ale
T-strong & enjoyable , true sipping beer
MF-lots of carbonation , feels full bodied , warming
Ov-well made beer
prost LampertLand
Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a 330ml bottle into a chalice. A two finger fine white head on a slightly hazy lemon. Excellent head retention. Lots of lacing.
Spicy smell. Some esters.
Fruity taste. slight hop finish.
Moderate body and carbonation.
Very smooth and balanced.
Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
De color dorado con una ligera espuma de duración media. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta, cítricos y vainilla. Sabor afrutado con notas especiadas.
Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Straw wheat. Cloudy. Plenty of head. Bottle conditioned. Extremely active, probably want to open this off the chill.

S: Nice. Wheat with a twang to it, perhaps a fancy Belgian fermentation process. A bit of like, coriander, pepper, orange peel? It's spicy and enticing. Reminds me a bit of Ayinger Brauweiss.

T: So bitter. Plenty of hops, St Feuillien does a good job with that usually. The grains are handled excellently. This is definitely top shelf stuff, and it even tastes great.

F: The grains are just melting in my mouth. It's very easy to drink given that it's 8.5%

O: The first time I've genuinely enjoyed a tripel.
Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

Feb 25, 2021
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, one of three beers included in a St. Feuillien mixed pack (in addition to their Quad and Cuvée De Noël). Best before Apr 26 2022 and served barely chilled.

Pours bright golden yellow with just a little bit of fogginess in its relatively clear complexion. More than two fingers of fluffy, foamy white head erupts from the surface before gradually settling off; it requires the better part of ten minutes, but I'm eventually left with a thin, sudsy cap and creamy collar. Beautiful strands of delicate lacing are also left behind; looks elegant, like you'd expect of a tripel. The aroma is subtle but nuanced - grainy pale malts, grassy, floral hops, appleskin, pear and lemony citrus, with suggestions of apricot, orange peel and yeast spiciness.

A very personable, balanced Belgian pale - I'm tasting grainy pale malts and light bready sweetness, mingling together with fruity esters of apple, pear, apricot and green banana. Spicier towards the finish, with clove and pepper as well as some grassy, lightly floral hops preceding a sweet-ish aftertaste that trends off-dry. The 8.5% is sort of discernible, but it's also extremely well-integrated. Medium-full in body, with fairly assertive carbonation that feels prickly on the palate, giving this brew a good bite - feels smooth and pleasing on the tongue. A delight to sip.

Final Grade: 4.13, an impressive A-. Tripels are one of my favourite styles, so it's a real shame that I don't get to try new ones very often. St. Feuillien's Triple isn't one of the best Belgian-sourced examples IMO, but it's still a complex and satisfying feast for the senses that you'd be silly to pass on. I'd really like to try this side by side with their Grand Cru, a similar beer that I recall enjoying immensely when I reviewed it a few years back.
Jan 24, 2021
St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 670 ratings