St. Feuillien Triple | Brasserie St. Feuillien

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St. Feuillien TripleSt. Feuillien Triple

Brewed by:
Brasserie St. Feuillien

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

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of bobhits
2.15/5  rDev -46%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Cloudy overly odd looking beer....a lot is going on here that the snobs of yeast aren't for ad me ok with big yeast is kind unimpressed. Head didn't work as well for me as others claim.

The nose is apples, pears, and spices...a lot of them. A bit of nice hops and flavor.

The body is over carbonated!!! But nothing new. Thick body but doesn't feel creamy as I like

A touch too hot...maybe way hot by some views.

I don't dislike this one either. This brewer seems to not screw up the styles or make them overly boring but they seems to miss things.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of stevoj
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Cora-Forbach. Pours clear golden with towering head. Nice bitter sourness in the flavor right up front. A great example of the style. tasty.

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Photo of shoop12
5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of crnipeter
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was surprised to see vitamin C listed amongst the ingredients. So if I'll be taking a vitamin C supplement I might take St. Feuillien instead?

Pours effervescent, slightly hazed golden body with streams of uprising carbonation, topped by compact white head that holds well and leaves firm lace about the glass.
Aroma is reigned by clove phenols with subdued citrusy-applish esters and floral hops. Alcohol is well hidden and shows up only as it warms.
Creamy on the palate; The flavor is hugely phenolic i.e.clove-like and somewhat spicy with medium finish and lightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, decent, but nothing more than that.

(Best before 08-17-2012, 330 ml into tulip)

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ThaCreep
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose is slightly fruity, slightly green grapes, alcohol as well. Malty body, but also with grain alcohol, which is unfortunately still very present.

What is even stranger than this brewery's products are usually excellent compromise. Is detected here and there a friendly and hops on one side lemon (vitamin C probably) but it is unfortunately too little digestible for a standard.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Philousa
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sits an opaque pale color with a thin white head in the snifter. Good lacing, which is kind of surprising for a Belgian. Lots of musky yeast in the nose. Banana flavor is evident right away. Some tart, musky, spicy yeast flavors follow. Great carbonation in this beer, which complimented the flavor characteristics. Mouth feel is well balanced.

This beer is all about the yeast. From start to finish, you get the spicy, musty notes produced by their unique yeast. I enjoyed it because it was kept light and the carbonation produced small bubbles that balanced the beer well. Even the mouth feel, which ties this all together, is very apparently a product of this yeast strain. I'd be very interested to try another St. Feuillien product to sample their yeast in another light.

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Photo of socon67
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber color with a hazy film swirling in the glass. Some carbonation, and nice lacing on the galss.

S - Scents of candied fruit, nuts, and fresh bread.

T - Flavor of cherries, apricots, mingle with the slight tartness of an astringent bite from the belgian yeast. A surprisingly complex beer.

M - Very subtle and smooth. Great with my pot of moules. Has a medium body feel and very easy to have a couple of these. One of the more moderate triples I can recall.

O - This is a solid tripel that I could easily have a few of. Certainly recommended.

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Photo of Heymikew2
4.82/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft @ The Trappist in Oakland, CA.

Beer poured a rich golden honey-amber.

Nose was much akin to the smell of fresh baked sweet breads.

Taste was very complex I almost have a hard time describing how good this was. It starts out with a slight spiced flavor, followed with a taste reminiscent of apples or a hand picked summer pear, finally finishing with the magnificent flavor common to a good Belgian ale.

Overall mouthfeel was excellent, highly drinkable, on a slight but not overly thick side.

So far this beer is my favorite Belgian tripel. I have yet to have anything made by Brasserie St. Feullien that I haven't liked. I hope to someday visit them on a trip to Belgium. If you haven't had this beer I strongly recommend it.

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Photo of Squelch
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: cloudy. slight head. straw colored

Smell: Major fruity smells here. no hop aroma. slightly winey.

Taste: Excellent. Belgian yeast flavor stands out. Sweet. minty earthy tones from the hops. Very nice

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Slight alcohol heat in the end.

Overall: A Different triple that is for sure. The flavors in here are unique. Not the best I've had, but wouldn't turn down one if offered.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a murky goldenrod shade of yellow. It's like a nice, golden yellow colored beer got spiked with a bit of pondwater. Less than a finger of head, but what's there laces very well.

The nose is way more interesting than the appearance. The first thing I pick up on is an abundance of mint. This beer tried to register the domain name '' but it was already taken. There's some soft banana esters here, some peach skin, and a fruity alcohol component that smells a bit like sherry. Deep down there's a slight trace of basement must. The overall aroma is pretty blunt, but certainly enjoyable.

St. Feuillien Tripel is delicate but pretty complex. Whereas the nose is mostly like a high-end toothpaste, the mint is toned down on the palate. The initial attack is all mint tea and cane sugar. It transitions to a Sauternes-like dessert wine midpalate of soft banana esters, white grapes, and slight booziness. Finally, the malt manages to peak through on the finish. And you actually notice a lingering hop bitterness that lasts for a long while. This is a standup Tripel; soft and sweet and just herbal/minty enough to stand out from the pack.

Lots of carbonation on this beer. It is a little bit too active for me; some more smoothness would compliment the tea-like flavors here. This is one of those bodies that gets thicker on the swallow than it was in your mouth, so less carbonation would help to smooth out that element. Still, it is a ticky-tack level of carbonation that I'm talking about. The mouthfeel still feels quite satisfying. Some good dryness to the beer too, which works well with the flavors. Overall, this is a lovely Tripel. It's different but entirely cohesive.

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Photo of tubacharlie
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A soft, creamy head develops of good stature, with good lacing and stickiness, well retained.

The light aroma of malt is evident, but not much else in the smell.

The color is a hazy amber-orange, typical of Belgian tripels, with some sediment floating up with the carbonation (may be an old bottle).

Malty sweetness first hits the tongue, followed by mild hops and biscuit flavors. Well rounded and smooth, the high gravity is not overt but the alcohol esters are noticeable. A very slightly bitter finish enveloped by sweetness makes this is a most pleasant tripel to digest.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving traces of lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy, pale amber color. Nose is tart fruit and flavor is tart fruit with some sweetness from the malt. Clean finish, higher ABV is hidden. Pricey at $5.70 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
3.98 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
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