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St. Feuillien Triple | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
617 Ratings
St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
Belgium
st-feuillien.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Todd on 12-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,095
Reviews:
292
Ratings:
617
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
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Photo of biegaman
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
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 Ajlvt
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Coronaeus
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierman9
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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 GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
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 igl
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jmg480
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the lcbo for around $4. A solid tripel.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
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 Molson2000
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
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 Mnteti
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 617 ratings
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