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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Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ThaCreep
3.05/5  rDev -23%
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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Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BeerArchivist
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Pellinore1
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Philousa
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
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%
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 +21.7%
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 +0.8%
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 +5.3%
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 +4.3%
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 -3.5%
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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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle at Eulogy, Philly, PA

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, a nice, clear, golden yellow with a dense, foamy, white head that shrinks to a collar and leaves a bit of patchy lace. Yeasty aroma, grassy, with hints of funk, citrus and light fruits. Similar in the taste, bready, light malts, grassy, slightly herbal, notes of lemon and peach, with some alcohol sensations coming out. Light-medium mouthfeel, and pretty easily drinkable if you're in the Belgian mood.

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Photo of AlexLMS
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly cloudy pale orange colour. No floating yeast. The head is white, moderately low and moussy. Drop to a thin line rather quickly, but then remain this way forever. Some lacings.
Aroma: yeast, citrus, floral hops and some spices.
Taste: biscuits, alcohol presence, floral hops, citrus and a lot of complex spices.
Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to high carbonation, high alcoholic strength and a medium body.
Finish: the bitter presence goes on forever.

Overall: great beer with a wonderful hoppy presence. Good job defending the bitterness and disguising the alcohol. Top of the notch.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Old bottle from my cellar (ok, inside closet), dated 2008, assuming that is bottled on (sampled May 2011).
Cork came off with a loud pop and the bottle gave gunsmoke before slowing gushing foam. After pouring off the first glass, it foamed up and gushed again!

Appearance: After the drama died down, the glass is hazy gold with a clumpy sticky white foam that laces the glass.

Smell: Cork infused esters, loads of fruitiness, banana, apple, pear. A Belgian yeast mingles with the cork giving a bit of funk.

Taste: Smooth tastes, the fruit are full volume with the soft bready yeast making the package work. Minor spice notes, peppery but not hot.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation somehow manages to come across as heavy bodied silky, goes a bit foamy in the swallow.

Overall: A wonderful mild flavored and very Belgian beer. Similar to St. Bernardus in profile. The gushing was a little annoying, but not catastrophic. A great beer to slowly sip on.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle at 45 degrees into a Duvel tulip.

A: It pours a slighlty hazy orange color with two fingers of wet white foam that holds and laces very well.

S: Lemon, light banana, lots of clove spicing, and odd grassy funk.

T: Orange and lemon, cloves, some tropical fruits, and some perfumey booze.

M: It has medium body thickness with above-average carbonation and some creaminess in the finish.

O: This is much more spicy than fruity and the yeast plays only a small role in the smell and taste.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle poured into two big snifters

Pours a bright golden color with big fine pale head, lots of fine active carbonation. Slightly cloudy (I left most of the sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Smell is yeasty, carbonation-y, not much in the way of fruits or spices. Maybe a little clove-y smell. Has a little bit of a lager smell. Maybe the smell will open up as it warms up.

Taste is a little lagery (surprisingly), a little lemony, a little banana-y. Lots of the yeast flavor, not much of the kinda skunky flavor I associate with Belgians (but it is there). Has a little bit of a hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is quite dry and light (makes me want to drink more). Overall, it's pretty good.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a nice looking murky orange with a soapy white head. Aroma is very nice, some barnyard, floral, citrus zest, yeasty, a little musty, light malt. Flavor of nice soft malt, some fruitiness, spicy, alcohol spice, nice light flavor hops with a subtle bitterness. Mouth feel is soft with light-medium body and lively carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable beer, but not my favorite Tripels out there.

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Photo of david18
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a twelve ounce pour of this at the Amserdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. I had recently had the dubel so I was interested to try the tripel when it came on tap.

Appearance is a light straw with a very active fluffy head and lots of lacing.

Aroma is very yeasty, some corriander and bread.

Flavor is a little strong on the tongue but not too bad for an 8.5% beer.

Overall a good beer, pretty much typical of the style. If you like Tripels, you'll like this.

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Photo of Macca
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a clear bright golden colour with a brilliant white head. 1 bloody nice looking beer.

Not surprisingly me I get booze first on the nose but it's quite delicate. A bit of sweetness. Some fruitiness - granny smith apple, maybe peach. A lot going on.

Hard to describe the flavours. More of the apple, touch of the booze but only that, not the level of sweetness I dreaded, more fruit, some nice punchy spices, and a touch of orange at the end.

High carbo, fluffy in the mouth.

I'm not usually a fan of Tripels but this is one of the best I've ever had.

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

A: Cloudy goldish color with a soapy foam like head that reduces not long after the beer is poured.
S: Tart fruitiness with some hints of wheat malt and slight bitterness.
T: Very strong candied sugar flavor imparted with some bready notes to it that give it a nice balance. Slight presence of hops.
D/O: The beer is rather sweet but is very enjoyable (though one should really only have one or two of them) Very crisp and strong. Good representation of the style.

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Photo of yunkers
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Beautiful golden with foamy 1-finger head that lingers and leaves some crazy lace formations on the glass.

S: Pears and bananas nut are most readily apparent with a lot of bready malt and fruity yeast.

T: A delicious brew with strong fruity flavors of pear, apple, and green raisins(maybe)? and finished with a prominent alcohol warmth and fruitiness.Maltiness

M: The feel is excellent with fine carbonation lending a creaminess that is top-tier and a clean scrubbing finish with the right balance of crispness and aftertaste.

D: An fine tripel with classic light fruit flavors mixed artfully with maybe a nutmeg or banana nut spice and a top-notch mouthfeel compose a very good brew.

Serving type: bottle

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

St.Feuillien Tripel, Ontap

Appearance: Into a branded chalice. Clear dark golden colored ale. Creamy white head forms and lace down the sides.

Smell: Clean malts, yeast, fruit and flowery hop.

Taste: Chalky yeast, dry fruityness. Malt sweetness, small herbal hop bitterness. Pear, white grapes, semi sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, silky smooth carbonation and goes down easily.

Overall: A nice tripel, alittle sweet, but complex and the alcohol is very well hidden. Easy drinking Belgian ale.

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Photo of amccormi
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a St. Feuillien glass. A nice inch of white foam the fades to a nice ring on top. It is a vibrant blonde/gold color slightly hazy with a stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is very delicate. There is a nice dose of tropical fruit and spice from the yeast and a little bit of biscuity malt and grassy hops.

Again the yeast drives the flavor with fruit and spice. I taste pears, apricot and black pepper. The malt is lightly sweet and the hops ive a nice dry bitter finish. It is very light and well attenuated, perfect for the style.

Overall this is one of the best tripel style beers I have ever had, really top notch.

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St. Feuillien Triple from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 618 ratings
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